Evening meals around the table in the rustic kitchen are an opportunity to socialize, coupled with the cool ambience of the shaded terraces and relaxation rooms; the villa provides a compliment of social and private spaces to relax in. The upper terrace raises you up above the tree with a views of the distant ocean. Hammocks provide shelter from the midday sun and a quite place to relax with a refreshing juice and a novel. The large terrace provides a private space for morning yoga or star gazing.
On the first floor we have a tranquil space for holistic healing treatments. Soft blue curtains divide the area for two massage beds, the large doors can be opened on to the terrace to allow in the gentle sound of the distant ocean and chatter of the bird song. In the garden the tree house provides a natural setting for treatments in the cool shade of the pine nut tree. The perfect place to rejuvenate and relax.
Calcada paths meander through the garden and encircling the house and solar heated pool, passing under mature sub-tropical trees and by sumptuous structural plants mixed with colourful foliage and flowers. The trees provide welcome shade and the feeling of seclusion and tranquility. Within the land we have a fabulously sculptured meditation garden. The natural earth paths blend beautifully into the surrounding natural space, passing the fire circle, 120 sitting stones, chakra snake and pebble fountain.
The organic vegetable garden includes young fruit trees, fig, orange, lemon, apple, peach, apricot, plum, mulberry, berries and seasonal vegetable and herbs. The garden is designed using permaculture techniques, a style of ecological planting which helps us work with the dry climate. We also have chickens, providing us with the free range eggs for your breakfast and natural spring water filtered from the well.
The deck studio:
The deck area provides a tranquil space away from the villa, overlooking the fields and olive trees. Here you can perfect your sunrise sun salutation; the whole deck is bathed in the first light of the day. We practice yoga, meditation and art here. The land and the surrounding fields are plentiful with many wild chard, fennel, herbs, flowers and grasses, wild olive, medronha, fig and carob trees. This area can be used for art work presentations, workshops, yoga, meditation and dancing etc.
Pool: 10 x 5 metre solar heated pool next to the villa with plenty of space to lounge in the sun.
We are fortunate that there are many like minded people working in this area offering a wide range of outdoor activities and services. Rosalind can guide clients wishing to explore the landscape and connect you to sources for surfing, walking, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing and scuba diving. We can also either offer or connect you to many private services including art classes, massage, yoga, meditation, reflexology, osteopathy, cranial sacral, healing, chanting, beauty therapy, hair dressing, private catering, enabling you to make the most of your stay.
Art equipment: We have lots of art equipment to rent, easels, tables, boards, palettes etc. Materials can be posted directly or stored for drying and forwarded to home address.