Hidden Valley Nature Retreat
Vegan Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Space 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 either for Bed & Breakfast or book us for a retreat. We can also arrange activity holidays for you, please get in touch for a bespoke package.
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.
We have 3 rooms available. The Citrus Room, the Jasmine Room and the Lavender Room.
All rooms have a private ensuite and a personal door to the outside.
The Citrus Room is the largest room and also has a kitchenette and fireplace.
Outside the rooms is a covered veranda overlooking the garden with outdoor seating and a hammock.
Further accommodation is available in the neighbouring property.
Plant-based/vegan breakfast is available daily. Options include cooked breakfast, granola, toast, yoghurt, smoothie etc.
We include free Wifi in all of our rooms.
In-Room Dining Service
We offer plant-based/vegan lunches and dinners on request. These can be served outside your room or in our outdoor kitchen.
Rooms are cleaned daily. Towels and bedsheets are changed weekly (or as requested).
A range of treatments and classes can be arranged for you, either on-site or a short drive away. Including but not limited to; yoga, massage, reflexology, reiki, and forest bathing.
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 and gift shops at the summit.
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.
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