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Villa Extramuros

A modern retreat set amongst the olive groves. The Villa Extramuros is an exclusive villa hotel in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. The modern building with a brilliant white facade was inspired by medieval monasteries: The rooms are grouped around a central courtyard. The ground floor houses the communal spaces, such as the dining room and living room with a fireplace. The first floor bedrooms are accessed via an open staircase from the patio. Traditional, vernacular materials such as marble and cork have been used for the construction and interior design of the villa. Set against concrete floors, the effect is modern yet cool and casual. The furnishings – selected by the villa’s French owners – are a mix of vintage and contemporary as well as handcrafted local pieces. The infinity pool the large park with cork oaks and olive trees make it the perfect holiday oasis.

Within two minutes walk of the main house, you will find two cubic cork houses, where you can enjoy complete privacy in natural surroundings. The 50 sqm sized bungalows each feature a bedroom and living area, a kitchenette, a bathroom with access to a patio, as well as a large terrace. Their decor is inspired by the design of the 1960s.

What to do

A park of 5 hectares, an infinite pool (15×6 m) and a small pool for children, the Atlantic ocean (50 minutes by car), excursions to Evora and Arraiolos. Many activities can be arranged upon request: e.g. massages, visits to wineries and farms, cross country bicycle rides, horse and carriage rides, boat trips and watersports.

Why we like this house

A great place from which to explore this beautiful, scenic region – which tourism has yet to discover: tastefully decorated rooms with wonderful views and an attentive, unobtrusive service.


EV charging station


Region PT – Portugal, Alentejo Central, Arraiolos
Name Villa Extramuros
Scenery olive trees fields in the Alentejo region
Number of guests 5 rooms and 2 suites for 2 persons each (extra beds for children on request)
Completed 2011
Design Jordi Fornells Voar-Arquitectura & Rolf Heinemann, alepo arquitectura
Published Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Hotel
Criteria Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Garden, Hiking, Pool, EV-charging station

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Helena und Jochen sagt:
Design und Natur sind beeindruckend, Baustil und Einrichtung konsequent und geschmackvoll. Ausgezeichnete Auswahl an Kunst und Möbeln. Komfortable Ausstattung. Sehr guter und freundlicher Service, tolles Essen. Unbedingt weiter zu empfehlen. Unser Favorit.
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Natascha Pfennings sagt:
Urlaub wie er sein soll! Ein wunderschönes Haus in einer herrlichen Landschaft. Die Inhaber verstehen es, die Gäste liebevoll und trotzdem zurückhaltend zu empfangen. Sehr leckeres Frühstück und die Abendessen von Jean-Christophe sind große Kochkunst! Unbedingt probieren.
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ha sagt:
das alentejo ist touristisch weitgehend unbekannt und dennoch landschaftlich sehr reizvoll: sanfte hügel, stadtchen mit weissen häusern, korkeichenwälder und olivenbaumhaine, in den schafe weiden. und mitten in dieser landschaft dieses haus - wahnsinn ! und aus dem haus der ausblick auf diese landschaft – wahnsinn ! alle zimmer haben eine eigene (dach-)terrasse, die auch für den blick in den nächtlichen sternenhimmel sehr zu empfehlen ist. in den wohnräumen im erdgeschoss bietet die reduzierte architektur den rahmen für den gelungenen ausstattungsmix aus möbeln, kunst, assesoirs und büchern. der weg ins alentejo lohnt sich für dieses haus !
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