Herdade da Matinha - Country House

Herdade da Matinha - Country House
Type of accommodation
Tourism in the Country
Country Houses

Herdade da matinha, a family estate covering 110 hectacres, lies 3kms from the village of cercal, on portugal’s unspoilt alentejo coast.

The estate lays amongst picturesque hills and valleys where silence is golden, only occasionally interrupted by overflying birds and grazing wildlife.
The houses on the estate are converted farmers’ buildings and barns.
In all, there are 20 rooms, all individually designed and tastefully decorated.
For the more active, the lush and green countryside is perfect for gentle strolls and rambling. Matinha also has a stable with 8 horses on which guests can amble through mediterranean woodland to the nearby beaches. Many of our friends opt to take a picnic hamper along too, prepared by our kitchen staff.
Once back at matinha, there are classes in yoga and pilates, and body massages for those who love feeling pampered.
Matinha is also a stone’s throw away from rota vicentina, a total 350 kms of footpaths of breath-taking beauty, where one feels completely at one with nature. This is a walker’s and cyclists paradise, as it is for birdwatchers.
Also along the way is the fishing village of Porto Covo, the coastal village of vila nova de milfontes, and for the more intrepid, Carrapateira and Sagres further south.
Beach-lovers have got easy access to the expanses of nearby malhao and aivados, with miles of coastline, great surfing and clean seawater (much better and healthier than the mediterranean sea).
Late in the day, after a shower and getting ready, there is the pinnacle that makes matinha what it is. The gastronomy. All food is locally sourced and homemade, and the wine list includes some of the best portugal has to offer at very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is informal and friendly, the music very chilled, and the meals exquisite. Some dinners at matinha have been known to start at 20h and only finish after 2 a.m.

Herdade da matinha is the authentic alentejo experience. The author of this text knows; i have been visiting matinha for the past 12 years and i have fallen in love with it.

And so will you.


Herdade da Matinha
7555-231 Cercal do Alentejo
+351 93 373 92 45

Number of beds
: 22
Number of suites
: 4
Number of rooms
: 22
Rooms in the main house
: 9
Rooms in the adjacent building
: 13
Double rooms with toilet
: 5
Single rooms with toilet
: 7
Smoke free
Reserved area for non-smokers
Baby Sitting
Internet Access
Central air conditioning
Central heating
Laundry service
Games room
Television room
Internet access in room
Air conditioning in room
Heating in room
Hair dryer in room
Breakfast timetable
: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Bike friendly
Transfer service
Train stations
Outdoor parking
Covered garage
Reserved parking spaces
Accessible route to the entrance:
  • Partial
Accessible entrance:
  • Partial
Reception area suitable for people with special needs
Accessible circulation inside:
  • Partial
Accessible areas/services:
  • Bedrooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Patio
  • Swimming pool
Care skills:
  • Motor disability
  • Mental disability
Support products/services available:
  • Motor disability
  • Mental disability
Guiding price
: $$$$ (>90€)
Credit cards accepted
Registration No.
: 5619

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