The Lake Farmhouse
holiday villa in Campinho, Alentejo, Portugal


soaring over the world

The Lake Farmhouse is a hidden gem in Alentejo, next to Monsaraz, one of Portugal’s most beautiful small towns. Featuring 10 bedrooms and suites, it also offers a culinary experience on world class levels and a highly personalised service, located on 65 hectares that include access to a lake. Experience nature at its best!

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A unique estate by Alqueva’s riverside

Welcome to your exclusive retreat in the heart of Portugal, a magnificent holiday villa that redefines luxury and indulgence. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Portugal, this opulent haven boasts 10 elegantly appointed bedrooms, each designed to provide the utmost comfort and style for you and your guests.

Unique estate overlooking Alqueva, designed by José Avillez and Sofia Ulrich. With ten bedrooms and fully rented, The Lake Farmhouse offers comfort and complete privacy. A discreetly sophisticated space where meals are designed by chef José Avillez.

As you step into the villa, you are greeted by an ambiance of sophistication and warmth. The spacious interiors are tastefully decorated, blending modern design with traditional Portuguese charm. Large windows allow natural light to flood the rooms, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding beauty.

One of the highlights of your stay is the culinary experience curated by the world-renowned chef, Jose Avillez. Renowned for his culinary expertise and innovative approach to Portuguese cuisine, Chef Avillez brings his artistry to the villa, presenting a gastronomic journey that transcends the ordinary. Indulge in delectable meals prepared with the finest local ingredients, artfully crafted to tantalize your taste buds.

Dining at this villa is not confined to a single space. Explore the various dining areas thoughtfully designed to enhance your culinary experience. Whether it’s an intimate dinner in the private dining room, a casual brunch on the terrace overlooking the sprawling gardens, or a festive gathering in the grand dining hall, each setting is meticulously arranged to cater to your unique preferences.

After a day of exploration or relaxation, retreat to the villa’s lush outdoor spaces. Lounge by the pool, surrounded by manicured gardens, or unwind in the private spa and wellness area. The villa provides the perfect balance of tranquility and entertainment, ensuring a seamless blend of relaxation and excitement.

With its impeccable design, world-class amenities, and the culinary mastery of Chef Jose Avillez, this holiday villa in Portugal is more than just a destination – it’s an immersive experience, a celebration of luxury, and a testament to the art of fine living. Your stay here promises to be a journey of indulgence, where every moment is a masterpiece and every detail is tailored to exceed your expectations. Welcome to the epitome of holiday elegance in Portugal.

Several areas for Rest and Entertainment:

  • Main Sitting Room (180 m2) with 3 sitting areas
  • Porch, 120 m2 of stunning 180-degree views over the lake
  • Wine Cellar, with a 10-seat table for wine and food tasting
  • Bar and Library, with fireplace, interior patio, and bar
  • Cinema and Entertainment room, with a giant 2×3 meter screen

For Dining

  • Dining Room 1 table for 20 pax; another one for 12 pax
  • Outside: Tables for meals in the porch and near the pool, with over 20 seats
  • Cuisine follows a Portuguese matrix, signed by chef José Avillez. Includes traditional and contemporary dishes, according to guest taste. Casa Nossa has its own vegetable garden. Meals are prepared on the day according to our farm-to-table model, privileging seasonal, local and the estate’s products

The Rooms

  • 10 suites hosting up to 20 adults and 8 children*
  • King-sized beds, private patio, balcony or porch
  • Air conditioning, heating, hydraulic radiant floors
  • Television and sound system
  • An extra room suitable for guests with reduced mobility
    • *7 rooms allow for the beds to be transformed into individual/twin beds

Outside Entertainment

  • Two Pools: 1 infinity + 1 w/ hydromassage warmed 30oC
  • Sauna and Turkish Bath.
  • Massage Hut, Yoga Pavilion and Gym
  • Lake: a small river beach and a private moorage
  • Nautical sports: paddle surfboards and kayaks
  • Boat trips, water-skiing and wakeboard sessions can be organized
  • Padel and Tenis Court: can be converted into a 10 player soccer field


Campinho ffers a charming and authentic experience for those seeking a more laid-back and immersive getaway. Here are some experiences you can enjoy in and around Campinho:

1. Explore Local Markets:
Wander through local markets to experience the vibrant culture and taste fresh, regional produce. Engage with friendly vendors, sample artisanal cheeses, olives, and purchase handmade crafts.

2. Visit Historical Sites:
Explore the rich history of the region by visiting nearby historical sites. Campinho and its surroundings boast castles, churches, and ancient ruins that provide a glimpse into Portugal’s past.

3. Countryside Walks and Hikes:
Take advantage of the picturesque countryside by embarking on scenic walks or hikes. Discover hidden trails, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills and vineyards.

4. Wine Tasting in Local Vineyards:
Portugal is renowned for its wines, and Campinho is no exception. Arrange a visit to local vineyards, where you can savor exquisite wines while learning about the winemaking process.

5. Traditional Portuguese Cuisine:
Immerse yourself in the local gastronomy by trying traditional Portuguese dishes in family-run restaurants. Taste regional specialties such as bacalhau (salted codfish), caldo verde (green soup), and pastel de nata (custard tart).

6. Beach Day at Zambujeira do Mar:
Head to the nearby coastal town of Zambujeira do Mar to relax on the sandy beaches, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoy fresh seafood at seaside restaurants.

7. Surfing Lessons:
If you’re feeling adventurous, consider taking surfing lessons. The Alentejo coast is known for its great waves, and there are surf schools that cater to all skill levels.

8. Attend Local Festivals:
Check the local calendar for festivals and events happening during your visit. These can range from traditional music and dance festivals to religious celebrations, providing a unique insight into the local culture.

9. Stargazing:
With minimal light pollution in the countryside, Campinho offers excellent conditions for stargazing. On clear nights, venture outdoors to admire the constellations and enjoy the serenity of the night sky.

10. Visit Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park:
Discover the natural beauty of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Hike along coastal trails, explore hidden coves, and appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of this protected area.

These experiences offer a blend of cultural immersion, outdoor activities, and relaxation, providing a well-rounded and memorable stay in the charming region of Campinho, Portugal.

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Villa Details

property type Lake Farmhouse
Check-in Hour 16:00
Check-Out Hour 10:00
20 guests
10 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
1500 m2

Villa Features

Air Conditioner
Free Parking On Premises
Indoor Fireplace
Non Smoking
Wireless Internet

Villa Location

Campinho, Alentejo, Portugal


  • Owned and operated by renowned Chef  José Avillez
  • Considered a reference in Portuguese gastronomy
  • Stands out for his entrepreneurial spirit
  • Privately owned, built to be shared with many
  • Ideal for events or celebrations or holidays
  • Designed with nature in mind


  • Nautical sports
  • Sauna and wellness
  • Tennis and padel court
  • Massage hut, yoga pavilion, gym
  • Swimming pools
  • Lake and access to river
  • SUP and kayaks


  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included
  • A daily selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages is also included
  • Boat and activities on the lake can be arranged separately
  • Villa manager & dedicated team available throughout
  • Buggy available to get around the property
  • Housekeeping 7 days a week
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Price info per week

Low season price
€ 46,500
High season price
€ 57,750
Minimum no of nights
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