Casa no Tempo, serenity in Alentejo

One hour south of Lisbon, in Montemor o Novo, in an unspoilt landscape, there is a new place for serenity and  peaceful luxury amongst vast golden plains.

Joao and Andreia Rodrigues have turned an old family farm set among 400 hectares of wildflower fields, lakes and cork groves in a sleek and unique retreat.

“Casa No Tempo” has been in the family for many years. It was our granddad’s will that we look after it until the next generation. Being aware of his vision we tried to aim higher, connecting the past with the coming future, leaving out the marks of time, in search for a peaceful and timeless place… » says Joao.

The renovation was carried out under the orientation of their good friend, the architect Manuel Aires Mateus.

Their main concern was to have the house open to the vastness of the property and welcome Nature’s gifts through the large windows of every room.

All floors are paved with local clay blocks (heated in winter); fully equipped kitchen is integrated in a beautiful white marbled structure, open to the dining table in front of a huge window overlooking a 400sqmt swimming pool; Lounge is a luminous area with white sofas and a beautiful fireplace corner;

The 4 suites are spacious with a mixture of modern bedding and local wooden furniture; Walk-in showers and toilets with ultimate finishing over handmade tiles; Equipped with Davide Groppie lights, furniture Living Divanni, Lefroy & Brooks water taps.

One thousand acres of cork trees, pastures, wild fields, two dams, five ponds, streams and brooks. Here and there timeless granitic stones outcrop the green and stand by the trees or water as nature’s random signposts, inviting guests to explore and journey through the welcoming flat land.

A 400 sq. Meters swimming pool tears up the pasture with its modern design and sand colored plaster. In the pool area, parasols made of old sets of sails offer sunshade over the comfy daybeds.

CasaNoTempo is near Évora city, UNESCO world heritage site. Alentejo is the. Here, olive trees and oak trees provide the only shades.

Riding a bicycle (free of charge) is a great outdoor sensation.

From swimming in the pool, fishing in the dams to horse riding our horses and ponies (professional instructor available on call for horse riding lessons in our riding ring); There are cows, sheep, goats, egg picking from the chicken yard, ducks, peacocks, dogs; There is cycling, watch the farm activities, picnics around the lakes or the streams; And there must be time to discover  farm products, such as honey, goat cheese, organic meat and eggs, olive oil, cork, jams, vegetables.

… And, at last, there is star watching at night when all the lights go off over «CasaNoTempo». Then, you finally will understand why Joao and Andreia have called it «TimelessHome».

Reservations
During high season (June, July and August) the price is 600€/day (minimum stay 7 days).
During low season (September to May) the price is 500€/day (minimum stay 3 days).
Both include breakfast and daily cleaning.

CasaNoTempo Website
Herdade do Carvalho 7040-404 Sabugueiro Arraiolos
+351934418316  – +351933014000
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