The Spirit of the Place

You will immediately feel Horta Vermelha’s energy, character and personalised detail. From salvaging used or old furniture, maintaining the whitewash and original pigments, to keeping the Mediterranean weeds instead of planting an artificial high-maintenance lawn, dedicated effort and care were put by both Sónia and João.

The result is a genuine diversity of colours, textures, organic and authentic features in a set of two cosy and welcoming cottages, connected to all beyond.


The surrounding space offers inviting spots under great cork and fig trees, the Japanese medlar, amidst the century-old olive grove, or by the old natural spring under the oldest walnut tree.

You may walk up the meadow, scent the wild garlic, the spontaneous lavender flowers, and a multitude of other herbs, while spotting the sheep and cows in the vicinity. You may be lucky and see some other companions up there.

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