Horta Vermelha

experience

The apprehension of an object, thought, place, culture, action or emotion through the senses or mind. All that is understood and remembered.

Earth

As of soil, where most plants set roots. Where most of our food comes from. Where we live and walk upon. Our dearest and unique Planet.

Observe the living cycle of growing things. Interact and engage with what is around you. Absorb the richness of the locale, its culture, history and ways of living. Take in the best of this corner of our planet Earth.

Respecting its century-old country history, Horta Vermelha – Rural Tourism has been renovated with care, keeping its uniqueness and respecting its rural heritage.

You are in the country, but not isolated.
You will be in control of your time and your feelings, whatever you decide to do.
You may choose to relax in the private comfort of the cottages and surrounding olive and walnut groves.
You may take a day out, exploring the region’s beautiful landscape, world heritage cities, towns and castles.
Or you may go winery hopping, savouring the renowned quality wines.

We invite you to take in the richness of the area with independent spirit, at your own pace. Even if you are in a working mood. Have you imagined being linked to the world under the trees?
You may check each Cottage availability, price, description and amenities in ‘Cottages’ and ‘Bookings’.
Please contact us, for more information.

Horta Vermelha is fully Licensed and Registered as “Country Cottages/Rural Tourism” with no. 673 RNT, Portuguese Tourism Board

Our cottages

We have two country cottages available for your family.
You have more than 6 ha of land, cosy corners and pathways, around them, for you and your time in the country.
Lódão Cottage and Sobreira Cottage are prepared for the guests to feel comfortable (warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer), and at the same time stay in history-loaded houses prepared with care and following up-to-date safety standards.

Sobreira cottage

Sobreira cottage has red as a dominant colour, from the kitchen wall, bathroom, to the pillows in the living room and curtains. The living room and kitchen face South. The rooms and bathroom face North. All divisions have windows, except a mid-chamber at the entrance of the double room. This Cottage is a bit larger than Lódão Cottage. There is a comfortable double futon, in the living room, in the case of booking extra places.

Living area: 80 m2

Amenities (all included)

– fully equipped kitchen
– cooker/oven/kettle/toaster
– expresso machine (compostable pods)
– fridge/micro-wave
– crockery/cutlery
– outside grill
– wood-burner in living room
– wood for wood-burner
– electrical heaters in all other chambers
– electric fan (no A/C in a naturally cool cottage)
– electrical water heating
– potable tap water
– bedding and linen
– herbal soaps and shower gels
– free landline national calls
– free WIFI
– extra tables and chairs for outdoors
– off-road car parking

Lódão cottage

Lódão cottage has blue as a dominant colour, from the kitchen wall, bathroom, to the pillows in the living room and curtains. The living room, kitchen and bathroom face South. The rooms face North and West. The double room faces the aromatics garden. All chambers have windows. It is more adequate for guests with dogs, compared to Sobreira Cottage. There is a comfortable double futon, in the living room, in the case of booking extra places.

Living area: 70 m2

Amenities (all included)

– fully equipped kitchen
– cooker/oven/kettle/toaster
– expresso machine (compostable pods)
– fridge/micro-wave
– crockery/cutlery
– outside grill
– wood-burner in living room
– wood for wood-burner
– electrical heaters in all other chambers
– electric fan (no A/C in a naturally cool cottage)
– electrical water heating
– potable tap water
– bedding and linen
– herbal soaps and shower gels
– free landline national calls
– free WIFI
– extra tables and chairs for outdoors
– off-road car parking

Check availability

Please check our cottages availability for the dates that you need.

Contact us

We will soon contact you back

Landline phone: +351 268 891 538
Mobile phone: +351 965 744 735
Email address: info@horta-vermelha.com

Postal address:
Horta da Vermelha ao Mosteiro
7150-212 Borba (Matriz)
Portugal

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    Getting here

    Our coordinates: 38° 48′ 41.634″ N,  7° 26′ 35.8074″ W
    By car

    Lisbon: 1h40, through motorway A6 (E90)
    Faro: 3h30, through scenic route IP2 (E802)
    Madrid: 4h40, mostly on motorway A5 (E90)
    Sevilla: 3h, mostly on motorway A66 (E803)
    Badajoz: 40min, mostly on motorway A6 (E90)

     

    Find your car route, via google or via bing.
    Horta Vermelha is located in the immediate outskirts of the town of Borba. Matriz is one of the two parishes (freguesia) of Borba.
    On the roundabout on the north-eastern entrance of town (on the Spain side), turn towards the road along the supermarket. You are 800m from Horta Vermelha.
    You have the supermarket on your left, an old wall on your right (Quinta do General). Carry on along this country road, always straight ahead.
    When you see cottages to your right with red stripes on the windows and bottom part of the walls, notice the European nettle tree (or honeyberry). There is a first black gate. Carry on behind the Cottages, a few more meters along the road. On the next bigger black gate, on your right, you have our sign. You have arrived!

    By public transportation

    Borba is well served by frequent and comfortable intercity National Express Bus. The bus stop is around 1km from us. For journey planning and timetables we suggest Rede Expressos (also in English).

    By plane

    Nearest International Airports:
    Lisbon, Faro (Algarve) and Sevilla (Spain)
    Nearest Regional Airport: Badajoz (Spain)

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