Off the trodden paths in Portugal

Off the trodden paths in Portugal. That is what the French owners wish to offer the guests, something special, out of the ordinary.

And as the photos show, Villa Extramuros is something special not to say spectacular. This contemporary villa is located in Arraiolos, a small city north of Evora, the Capital of Alentejo, the largest province of Portugal well known for its unspoiled beautiful nature, historical treasures and quiet lifestyle (not forgetting a rich gastronomy).

The interior design is a mix of furniture and art that the owners have collected over the past 20 years . You see classic vintage items from the 50s combined with contemporary furniture. From design icons to recycled furniture like pallets on the terrace. It gives the house a special feel and puts a smile on your face to see this mixture of different items which fluidly seem to blend into a unique “Villa Extremuros’ style.



Contemporary villa in a magical landscape

We fell in love with this region and wanted to share our passion with visitors, owners François and Jean-Christophe say.  This region has a lot to offer and when guests comment on things or local products that we have in the house or we use, we tell them where to find it.

They wanted to build a contemporary house in the middle of nature with lots of space and sun. The Alentejo is one of the last unspoiled regions in Europe where you have kilometers of nature and wilderness. The landscape here is magical. The villa is in the midst of cork oaks and olive trees. Here you find space.’ We also wanted to have that space in our house’, Francois says.

In Villa Extramuros you find spaces where you can sit and mingle with others guests like the courtyard and the lounge. If you prefer more privacy, you can go to one of the patios around the house,  the swimming pool area or the garden. Besides that, every room has large terraces (between 20 and 30 square meters) where you are in complete privacy.


Stunning views, terrace and bar

The Villa Extramuros offers three standard rooms and two superior rooms, all of them located on the first floor (accessible by staircases) with panoramic views from their private patio.

The standard rooms

∞ The 3 rooms only differ with their orientation and views.
∞ Each room has a separate dressing room and a bathroom in Estremoz marble with a shower and natural light from the roof.
∞ The total space is as large as 60m2, including a 24m2 private terrace.
∞ Air conditioning, heating, satellite TV with a large selection of international channels, wi-fi, IPod player, AESOP amenities, hair-dryer, sun chairs
∞ 2 of the rooms are equipped with twin beds, with a communication door to a master bedroom (ideal for families)

The superior rooms

∞ These 2 rooms benefits from a spectacular 250° view on the Arraiolos castle, village and countryside.
∞ They offer a total space of 80m2, with a 45m2 sleeping space (king-size bed with linen sheets), a dressing-room and a large bathroom with heating floor and, in one of the rooms, a rainshower space in Estremoz marble. Plus 40m2 of private open-air spaces opened to the South/West and to the North with a Castle view.
∞ Air conditioning, heating, TV, IPod player, wifi connection, AESOP amenities, hair-dryer, complimentary fruit and drink.

Spaces open to the guests

∞ The eating-room, where you also can rest and read during the rest of the day
∞ The living-room with a fireplace
∞ The patio with orange trees and basin
∞ 2 terraces (eating-room and living-room) with nice views on the country
∞ The lobby with a souvenir and information desk
∞ The swimming-pool and its deck
∞ The gardens, olive fields and meadows

All inside spaces are non-smoking areas.

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3 standard rooms * 2 superior rooms

Low season               : 1 October – 31 March
High season              : 1 April – 31 July and 1 September- 30 September
Very high season   : 1 August – 31 August


∞ Standard Room
Single €115
Double €130
∞ Superior Room
Single €155
Double €160

∞ Standard Room
Single €155
Double €205
∞ Superior Room
Single €170
Double €220

∞ Standard Room
Single €180
Double €230
∞ Superior Room
Single €180
Double €230
Rate are per room, including all taxes

Contact us for an extra bed, cradle or extra nights (from 3rd night).

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Nature, historical villages and unspoiled beaches

Villa Extramuros is located in the small white town of Arraiolos close to Evora. (between Lisbon and the Spanish border) in the still undiscovered yet stunning Alentejo region of Portugal.

The historical city of Evora is one of the places defintely worthwile a visit.   With museums, churches and its labirinth of small streets, it boasts a very  local atmosphere. Here you don’t find hurdles of tourists and you can loose yourself in time getting lost in the little streets.

Also a favorite place to discover is the Portuguese Atlantic coast with its incredibly beautiful beaches only 40 minutes away. Here you still have almost abandoned beaches which is quite exceptional for Europe. Huge sandy beaches with no one around.



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