Here in the wide, open plains of the unspoilt lower Alentejo you’ll find the amazing Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa. And this fabulous farm sits in an unspoilt landscape of oak groves and olive trees. Also surrounding white-washed villages are noticeable for their characteristically wide chimneys used for smoking hams.
The hotel forms part of the Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Wine Estate and blends in perfectly with the bucolic landscape of the vast Alentejo plain. Here guests are offered the luxury comfort of an Alentejo style country house. Here tradition and modern comfort live side by side in perfect harmony. The combination of design, country living and elegance appeals to all the senses. Moreover the spacious, elegant rooms, pool and spa. And all is nestled among the vineyards together with modern comforts and technology are all part of the experience.
Style of Malhadinha
In the first place the winery came, built into the beautiful hillside to allow gravity to aid the winemaking process. Secondly a wonderful gourmet restaurant was added in the cellar of the winery. And then, across a curve of land. In fact a farm with Alentejan cattle and hundreds of free-roaming, acorn-fed pigs.
And after the winery and the restaurant an amazing boutique hotel was opened, with a welcoming fireplace and stunning suites. And also a swimming pool with amazing view and little spa. After all it is real countryside here with the main emphasis on the outside and what it yields or sustains. So, enjoy the stunning views and unwind!
Here, they combine designer furnishings with rustic finishing. And above all, all rooms are air conditioned and equipped with flat-screen cable TV and an Ipod docking station.
Rooms, suites & villas
There are a lot of different rooms, suites and even private villas where you can stay at Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa. So, whether you’re looking for a luxury room in the main building a private, romantic escape for 2? Or a family stay in a private villa? Here all is possible.
In fact Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa is a charming hotel that offers the sweet comfort of an Alentejo-style country farmhouse.
At the main building you’ll find seven bedrooms and three suites are all pleasingly simple with heated terracotta floors. And white furniture and traditional reed and wood lined ceilings. So they are equipped with iPod docks, televisions and log fires in the suites (Suite 3 has a log fire and a Philippe Starck bath in the bedroom). Also all bathrooms come with Bulgari soaps. And views give onto the infinity swimming pool on the doorstep of the bedrooms or, looking the other way, the vineyards.
Casas Das Pedras
With four gigant suites, with individual terraces and private pools, give this spot an extra touch of intimacy. With no common areas, which is unique within the estate, it is ideal for anyone seeking an extra dose of privacy. Surrouonded by the aromas of wine and with a view of Ribeira de Terges, once a navigable waterway.
Casa do Ancoradouro
Located in Herdade do Ancoradouro, Casa do Ancoradouro, at the highest point of the estate, finds its inspiration in the colour of the surrounding land! Definitely it will feel like you’re in Africa or Napa Valley:-).
This amazing house is an icon of Alentejan architecture. Here you’ll find 7 big & luxury suites with a private terrace and stunning views.
Located at the highest point of the estate, the amply sized pool gives the sensation of hanging, immersed in the surrounding landscape.
Casa das Artes & Casa da Ribeira
Standing almost perpendicular to Casa das Artes e Ofícios is Casa da Ribeira. Which owes its name to the fact it is located near the Ribeira de Terges. Also the blue of the water is the unifying colour theme in the three 75 m2 suites. And All with private terraces that extend along a corridor paved with oak flooring. Casa das artes e ofícios has 180m2 and 2 very original 25m2 suites, dining rooms, living room and kitchen. with an exterior swimming pool providing a singular view over the Alentejo plains.
Food & wine
First of all breakfast is served at your table and you can enjoy fresh pastries, fresh juices, regional hams and eggs & pancakes to order.
Moreover the hotel´s gourmet restaurant offers designer cuisine for lunch & dinner. So expect modern interpretations of traditional dishes made with local produce served with estate produced wines. Guests can enjoy traditional food from the Alentejo region and a Gourmet Experience at the Restaurant. All with the best views over the countryside. And the in-house bar serves self-produced wine until late in the evenings.
Here food which pays homage to the rich heritage of the Alentejo kitchen is under the expert eye of Michelin-starred Joachim Koeper, along with resident Chef Bruno Antunes. And drawing on the property’s organic garden and the animals reared at the farm. So expect dishes such as roasted Malhadinha pork shoulder with sweet potatoes or homemade ravioli of Alentejo oxtail with organic quinces and a wide range of the famous local hams, sausages and cheeses.
First: wine, the pillar of Mediterranean civilisation and culture, is the central theme at Malhadinha and is everywhere in the experiences they offer. Here, you will be able to discover the world of wine.
And the main draw for guests here doesn’t disappoint with an acclaimed collection of wines. Their labels charmingly drawn – and named – by the children of the owning Soares family) Definitely to try; from red to white, and rosé to late harvest wine.
Nice to know
Here the service is excellent and super friendly and there is a whole range of facilities on offer from wine tasting to riding lessons on the beautiful Lusitano horses that are bred here. Hot air balloon rides can be organized and 4 x4 trails through the countryside. The small spa offers a range of massages from volcanic hot stones to wine therapy.
After all guests get free bike hire, a wine tour and a tasting, to help them settle in. Also the philosophy of the hotel is to help you realize your fantasies such as helicopter trips. And here the sky is the limit! So a lot of different things to do can be arranged at Malhadinha Resort. For example: Carriage ride, gourmet picnic by the stream, romantic champagne dinner, four-wheeler bike ride, balloon ride, walks, horse riding, gourmet picnics and of course visits to the vineyards!
Conclusion”The Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a rural manor set among pristine natural surroundings. It is the quintessential peaceful and serene hotel. So: a tranquility you’ll cherish in your mind forever,
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Albernoa
Tel: +351 284 965432