Beautiful Cabin Nestled into Portugal's Wilderness and Surrounded by Forest

Marvao, Alentejo (Portugal) view map
1 unit
5 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

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Description of Glamping Units

This beautiful wilderness cabin, surrounded by forests in Portugal sleep four to give guests and comes with four single beds, lounge and dining areas inside and out, a shower, and a terracotta coolbox. A handy gas stove is there for making coffee and light meals, and there is a barbecue area nearby. There is also a private compost toilet for guests to use. The lodge is covered in heavy canvas and faces east into the rising sun. By 10 a.m., guests will be in the shade of a cork oak, and if it gets too hot, there’s the river below.

Downstream from the mill, there is a wooden deck overlooking the river. From the veranda, guests can gaze down at the otters and kingfishers. At night, they can tuck up under the canvas to the sounds of water tumbling over the stones.

Guests can open the enormous shutters, lay some bait on the terrace beneath them, and wait. The site gets nightly visits from a boar, so guests shouldn't be waiting long.

This property is open year-round and is only 500 meters from the available parking. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Barbecue
  • Books
  • Dining table
  • Hammock
  • Hot plate
  • King-size bed
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Solar lanterns
  • Toilet
  • Toys
  • Twin/Single Bed
  • Wood-burning stove
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This property has a small solar system and wind turbine, which provides enough power for lighting and a laptop.

  • Barbecue
  • Deck or balcony
  • Dining room
  • Outdoor pool
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  • Couples
  • Family-friendly
  • Location + Surroundings

    Glamping in Portugal is always bound to be an adventure you won’t forget and this site is no exception. This off-the-grid, organic smallholding is in the Serra de Sao Mamede. The mill is in a valley of the Rio Sever, close to the Spanish border with 25 acres and a kilometer of river bank. In addition to the mill, the property has several other buildings, including another mill with two dwellings (still ruins) and an old goat milking parlor half way up a hill. There are available dwellings for visitors to stay in and take a breather from the hectic world out there.

    This property is completely off-the-grid. There is no main power or water, and waste is dealt with by the residents. Each venue is completely private, which gives guests time and space for reflection and deep thought. Read More


    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Sightseeing

    Once guests arrive, their plans of exploration often go out of the window. For those who stay here, the river takes up most of their time. The area is fascinating for its history, geology, wildlife, and culture.

    Gold apparently flows throughout the river, Iberian lynx are present in the park, and there are four types of eagles in the area. The massive griffin vultures often soar above.

    The medieval and Roman paths that litter the area make great walking. The track up to Marvao is a must. Donkeys are available to show guests the way and carry their sandwiches. Nearby is a herd of horses for riding.

    Marvao is quite unique. Castelo de Vide is worth a visit being only 10 miles away. Just over an hour south will bring glampers to Estremoz, a lovely town built mainly of marble, which holds a fantastic market every Saturday.

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    Cancellation policy

    • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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    Additional Information

    All linens are provided, as well as fuel (gas, electricity, wood, charcoal. sun, and wind). The hosts offer a free pick-up from the local bus stations, with previous arrangement.

    Please use only biodegradable products here. If guests don't have these, the hosts will be happy to provide some.

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