Rest

Since we arrived in 2008, we threw ourselves whole heartedly into restoring the four Xisto stone houses at Vale de Moses, with great care and respect to the old local Portuguese traditions of building with natural materials: clay, lime, stone and wood. We hope you'll enjoy staying in these old dwelling places as much as we have over the years. If you prefer to be even closer to nature, the Soulpads are delightful.

You can choose to stay in one of 2 shared (single sex) stone cottages, 3 private bedrooms in the farmhouse or 3 Soulpad belle tents in the forest. Wherever you stay you will have nearby access to our indoor bathrooms and also 3 outdoor showers. Beds are either quality mattresses or superb Portuguese made futons, all with memory foam toppers, cotton sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, good pillows and duvets. Restorative sleep is an essential part of your retreat with us.

See more photos of each of our accommodation options below or from our guests' own photos on Trip Advisor or our Facebook page. Prices are 800€ to stay in the stone cottages, sharing with 2 or 3 others. 900€ in a private room, Soulpad or Tipi. 800€ each to share a double bed or twin beds with a partner or friend. 

Our retreat Calendar shows live availability for each week. 

Private Rooms
Moses Cottage
Monastic Adega

Private Rooms

There are 3 private double bedrooms, each with a double bed, in the farmhouse that also houses the main kitchens, a library with grand piano, internet access, and the yoga shala floating above the herb and salad gardens below.

There are also 4 delightful Soulpad belle tents with single, double or twin mahogany beds, drawers, carpets, electricity, hot water bottles, blankets, towels, mosquito nets and sun loungers, hammocks and solar outside. These are located in a quiet valley with the best views of the sunsets and stars at night.

The cost for a week in one of these private rooms or Soulpads is 900€ for single occupancy or 1600€ for a couple or 2 friends sharing.  

Moses Cottage

Our guest cottage sleeps 4 and is surrounded by olive trees and newly planted fruit orchards. Inside it is open plan (no internal doors) over 3 storeys with a single bed on the mezzanine over the kitchen, a single bed on the ground floor, and twin beds on the first floor. Each have comfy mattress toppers for a deep sleep.

The bathroom is in the small building on the right, which used to be the kitchen and houses a new shower and a dry toilet.

The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for early morning and night time teas. 

Just below the cottage, there is a plunge pool fed from the cold running stream, essential for cooling off in the heat of the summer retreats. There are also a couple of natural pools in the streams for daily swimming (weather permitting).

Price to stay in the Moses cottage is 800€ and is always single sex. Most of our guests come on their own, and often leave at the end of the week having made good friends with those they've shared the cottages with.  

Monastic Adega

The Adega is the name of the place where the Portuguese make their wine. We've restored it into a simple monastic living space. Sleeps 3, with singles on the ground floor, a mezzanine and in a tiny room at the top (fondly named the Ninja Suite). Built into the mountainside, with access up stone carved steps, right next to one of the rivers running through Vale de Moses.  We added electricity in order to light the rooms more safely than candles in the summer.

The Adega is a cosy place to sleep nestled into the rock, with lovely views down the valley, and with what our guests often describe as a timeless quality. Outside is a shower in the old grape pressing tank with water solar heated from an ancient Moorish water mine up the valley. On the olive terrace below is a wooden cabin wc and wash room. You are also welcome to use any of our other bath and shower rooms too as well as the kitchen in the Moses guest cottage round the corner.

It is our smallest stone cottage and the perfect place to "unplug" and rest deeply to the soundscape of the forest, the running water in the stream below and the hearbeat of the mountain. Bring a torch.

Price is 800€ to stay in the Adega, even in the private Ninja suite as it is so small.