Slow down and
reconnect with ancestral origins
One hour away from Lisbon, near the village of Sta. Margarida do Sado in Alentejo,
our fifteen “houses” invite you to live to the rhythm of nature and everyday pleasures of Southern Portugal’s slow country life.
Casas do Rio Sado
Sado River Country Retreat.
The houses are located inside a 270 hectar property, surrounded by the Sado river from the West, South and East.
Large paddy fields extend from the river margins, and ancestral cork tree woods and Mediterranean pine trees cover its interior.
property master plan
The river, with its rice paddies, and the cork tree woods create a rich and diverse ecosystem, with abundance of wildlife. Here, storks, herons, loons, ducks and other water birds inhabit the river and paddy fields, in peaceful coexistence with the hares, rabbits, partridges and wild boar in the cork woods.
water, earth, fire and air
In these rural houses, guests are invited to “slow down”, reconnect with the ancestral origins and contact with the four elements: the water in the river, rice fields and pools; the land covered with ancestral cork woods and filled with rural tradition; the fireplace fire; and the night sky full of stars.