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“Cerro da Borrega” is located on an eight-hectare estate, consisting of a villa built from scratch in “Taipa” – lath and plaster, a traditional construction method well-known in this region. The entire villa is built around an interior patio and you can see the strong Moorish influence and feel the magic of times gone by.

This Bed & Breakfast Boutique Hotel consists of four suites: a choice of three Standard Suites and one Master Suite. “Cerro da Borrega” is not only a perfect combination of tradition and sophistication, but also offers a welcoming atmosphere in a contemporary comfortable environment, as well as providing you with a sense of well-being. For added comfort and pleasure, breakfast is served until noon and special care is taken in using local products which are still prepared the traditional way to enhance the authentic flavours. The exterior and the sun are our greatest allies, they invite you to relish a relaxing breakfast on the porch so that you can be in touch with nature and with all the surrounding aromas, thereby awakening your senses.You can take a walk along the paths of the arbutus-berry wood or through the canopy of umbrella pine trees. Enjoy a walk among the oldest oak trees in the region or even take a stroll along the vineyards of the estate, do not be surprised if you come across a hare or a flock of resident partridges.

If sport appeals to you, walk along the paths of the estate or go jogging, make use of our bicycles and go for a BTT ride then cool off under an external shower, or if you prefer, go for a dip in the dam.

You can also relax in one of the garden areas of the villa, make the most of the services that “Cerro da Borrega” provides such as a Thai or sports’ massage or try out a yoga class. Comfort in perfect harmony with nature. Countless sports and leisure activities, as well as cultural events. Romance in the silence of a place surrounded by gardens.
At any time of year step away from the bustling city life, seek this secret romantic ambiance and make the most of this quiet hideaway tailored to all your needs.

Features of the House and Suites:

Composed by four suites in two types available. Three Standard Suites and a Master Suite (Honeymoon Suite). This suite has a fireplace in common glass from the suite to the bathroom, Dressing Room, King Size bed, lamps with LED lighting next to the bed. All four suites have flat-screen TV, 5 TV channels in the Standard Suites and 200 TV channels in the Master Suite / Honeymoon Suite, Bluetooth column so you can listen to your music. All beds have four pillows and two blankets in treated goose feathers. The bathrooms are Duravit by Philippe Starck, equipped with robes and room shoes, towel dryer and hair dryer as well as Ameneties of Castelbel with soap, shampoo and shower gel in fragrances Lavender or Jasmine.

The whole house has central heating and double glazed windows, as well as a radiant floor. There is also a living room inside the house, with sofas, fireplace and is open to the public from the 09.00 pm until 22.00 hours also the time limit for check-in. The exterior has several places always available and illuminated at night, an interior Páteo with Moorish inspiration with a water tank that gives it freshness, being an excellent area for relaxation in the evening. There is also a shed where breakfasts are served, with views overlooking the lawns, garden and the remaining property. The adjacent outdoor room to this shed has sofas and cushions always available. It is also a great living area, provides wonderful late afternoons always with music, great for reading or just to relax and listen to the chirping of birds.

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The Vicentine Route is a footpath along the south-west coast of Portugal where both the private and public sectors worked towards developing Nature Tourism in this special region.


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On the beach of Odeceixe is a small beach hut where the Odeceixe Surf School is located. The School provides surf lessons and the necessary rental equipment required to do surfing.


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If you want to feel, explore and enjoy the south-west Alentejo with its beautiful beaches, contact “Kayak & Nature Activities” which is a company based in Vila Nova de Milfontes.


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THE REGION


“Cerro da Borrega” is located in the São Teotónio Civil Parish, in the heart of Odemira County, very close to Zambujeira do Mar and near Odeceixe, making the Vicentine Coast and South-West Alentejo one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Portugal. The beaches continue to be one of the largest attractions due to their natural beauty and diversity of fauna and flora. However, there are many other points of interest along this coastal territory which integrates the Nature Reserve of the South-West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast. The symbiosis between the mountains, river and sea bear a great influence on the gastronomic delights of the region. Throughout the year, you can find various grilled fresh fish dishes on a charcoal barbecue, a variety of seafood, traditional Alentejo delicacies such as black pork, smoked sausages and cheese. Another unforgettable product is the famous alcoholic drink “Aguardente de Medronho” or Arbutus-berry Firewater.


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The historic heritage is rich and diversified. You can visit museum sites, castles, forts or fortresses overlooking the sea. Far away from mass tourism and the busy city life, this region is unique and it can easily be reached in just a couple of hours from any of the European airports. Lisbon and Faro airports are within relatively close distance to “Cerro da Borrega”. A memorable landmark destination to look back on. The Alentejo coast is special, in that time, space, silence and peace - all these elements that allow you to disconnect from the world and to reconnect to mother earth and to time. Reconnect with your true self and with those you love. Get a fresh start! Nature awaits you with its almost intact landscapes, traditions, comfort and tranquillity. The mild climate and friendly people of the region, together with all the natural beauty, make this destination a special place as well as one of the most desirable.

Activities


There are a surprisingly wide range of activities in the region which are quite diversified. If you love the outdoors, imagine hiking along the Fishermen’s Trail or cycling along the Historic Trail of the Vicentine Route whilst enjoying the stunning and inviting surroundings. Row a canoe and let yourself be carried away by the gentle currents of the rivers in the region or walk along the old trails toward the setting sun, accompanied by friendly donkeys.


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Visit the region’s ancient archaeological site, visit an Arbutus-berry distillery, climb to the top of one of the castles in the area, observe the birds that nest here or migrate south, stimulate the olfactory sense with the smell of aromatic herbs spread around the fields, sample the unique traditional delicacies of the Alentejo Coast and admire the cliff landscapes. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, there is a vast choice and we are here to advise you.

Beaches


The beaches on the south-west coast of Portugal are the most beautiful and well preserved in Europe, and can be enjoyed throughout the year. You can choose between long sandy beaches, recessed beaches at the bottom of cliffs and beaches that are simultaneously sea and river beaches (Odeceixe e Amoreira). Most of these beaches have lifeguard patrols and support (during the bathing season), as well as the blue flag certifying the good quality of the water and the sand. The photographs speak for themselves, be sure to visit us so you can fully witness their true splendour. Amongst many others, we suggest you explore the following beaches: Zambujeira do Mar, Carvalhal, Odeceixe, Amoreira, Mote Clérigo, Arrifana, Bordeira and Amado. Explore and surprise yourself!


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CANCELLATION POLICY
Guests can cancel free of charge if cancellation occurs 14 days or more prior to arrival. However, if cancellation occurs less than 14 days prior to date of arrival, then there will be a 30% charge. If the customer neither cancels or turns up, the full amount of the reservation will be charged.
Pre-payment: Customers’ payments are dealt directly by us.
Non-refundable rate: The customer must pay the full amount if they cancel.

REMARKS ON CHECK-IN WHEN BOOKING
Minimum stay of 3 nights between 15th July and 31st August.
Cerro da Borrega only accepts children as from the age of 12, inclusive.
Check-in is from 4 pm (16.00 hrs) to 10 pm (22.00 hrs)
Check-out is until midday (12.00 hrs).
This Bed & Breakfast Boutique Hotel only serves breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not available, however, we can recommend good restaurants in the area.
Dinners to be served only upon request and availability during the low seson. Price varies according to menu.
Extra services available: Happy Hour between 18.00 hrs and 20.00 hrs or 5 o’clock tea always during winter, low season between the months of October and March.

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DIRECTIONS


From Lisbon: Apon leaving Lisbon, head in the direction of 25th April Bridge or Vasco da Gama Bridge, follow the route that says Algarve (A2/motorway to the south). On the A2 take the exit ramp to Beja/Ferreira and follow the N262/IC1 in the direction of Ourique/Algarve until you reach Mimosa. Shortly after Mimosa turn off at Alvalade and continue for about 40kms until you get to the roundabout at Cercal. Take the second turning on your right that indicates Vila Nova de Milfontes/Lagos. When you reach the roundabout at Vila Nova de Milfontes, go straight ahead in the direction of Odemira. After approximately 15kms turn right to S. Teotónio where you will find the EN120 in the direction of Lagos, continue another 7kms and at km 120 turn left. You will see our publicity board and a large umbrella pine tree. Follow the dirt road for 500m and you will arrive at Cerro da Borrega.

From Faro: When leaving Faro Airport take the A22 in the direction of Lagos/Portimão. As you approach Lagos, turn off the A22 and head towards Aljezur/Sines via the EN120. Go past Aljezur, Rogil and Odeceixe. After about 10kms you will reach Vale Juncal, carry on a further 200m then turn right. You will see our publicity board and a large umbrella pine tree. Follow the dirt road for 500 m and you will arrive at Cerro da Borrega.





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Cerro da Borrega
Alojamento Rural

GPS N37º28’26.4‘'W08º43'26.1''


Costa Alentejana e Vicentina
Vale Juncal
Estrada N 120
7630 - 675 São Teotónio
Odemira


M. +351 966 043 306

Fax. +351 3000 13 201

info@cerrodaborrega.com