Hidden Valley Nature Retreat
Private vegan studio room in the mountains of the Algarve, South Portugal
We are Sarah and Jon, and we moved from the UK to Portugal to pursue a slower-paced, more sustainable lifestyle. We found our sanctuary 10 minutes from Monchique, in the Algarve mountains, where we now live with our three rescue dogs Kota, Loki, and Mimi. We would love to invite you to come and stay with us and experience the peacefulness yourselves.
We are located 1 hour from Faro airport and 45 minutes to both the South and West coasts. Surrounded by trees and birdsong, come and stay in our hidden valley and reconnect with nature.
We strive to tread more gently on the earth and work with, not against nature. We are creating a permaculture-inspired garden, not only to produce organic food for ourselves and our guests but also to create a biodiversity haven.
The room has a private entrance, ensuite, and kitchenette with a small fridge/freezer, two-ring hob, and everything you need to prepare your own delicious vegan meals. The room has a fireplace for cosy winter stays.
Outside the room and overlooking the garden is a seating area with a table, sofas, and a hammock for you to relax.
There is a hot tub available for guests during the cooler months of the year, perfect for star-gazing as we have no light pollution.
Guests also have access to an outdoor kitchen with a BBQ, pizza oven, further fridge space, and a gas oven.
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The room includes self-serve standard breakfast, but further options such as cooked breakfast, pancakes, smoothie etc are available on request.
You have free access to Wifi during your stay.
We offer vegan lunches and dinners on request and when available use herbs, fruits, and vegetables from our organic garden.
Rooms are cleaned as required. Towels and bedsheets are changed weekly (or as requested).
A range of treatments can be arranged for you, either on-site or a short drive away. Including but not limited to; massage, reflexology, and reiki. We can also suggest local yoga and pilates classes.
We have a large garden and a vegetable garden for you to enjoy during your stay. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are used for the meals when available.
SEE AND DO
Visit Mount Foia
Visit the highest point of the Algarve at 902m with fantastic views towards the coast. On a clear day, the Atlantic Ocean is visible. There is a cafe, gift shops, and food truck at the summit, and on Sundays; live music.
Visit the Monchique Resort and Spa near Caldas de Monchique and treat yourself to a massage and spa circuit.
Explore the mountains and the rest of the Algarve on foot. Marked trails are available throughout the Algarve or create your own adventure. The Pelos Caminhos de Alferce trail is right next to our property.
Road or mountain biking
Either bring your own or rent bikes locally. Create your own route, or book a guided tour. Bike rental is available in Monchique.
Visit the South and West coast
Relax on the beach or book one of many activities available, such as surfing, dolphin/whale watching, visiting the coastal caves, coasteering, sky-diving and more...
Stand-up paddle boarding
We have two paddleboards available to hire. There is a lake 15 minutes drive away to explore, and several river/beach options around the Algarve.
"We loved our stay at Hidden Valley and can't wait to visit again. It's in a great location for exploring the rest of the Algarve, a real hidden gem"
Sam and Karen