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The River Sanctuary is an off grid farm-stay hidden in the hills of Alto Alentejo, Portugal. Sitting  sheltered in the valley of the Rio Sever in São Mamede Natural Park, it covers 25 acres of a diverse wildlife sanctuary and ever evolving food forest, permaculture project and retreat space.

 

We offer a range of unique and secluded eco friendly accommodations for you to regain a sense of balance and immerse yourself in nature.

Accommodation

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The River Lodge

Wood Cabin - Sleeps 2

Nestled above the river sits this secluded wooden cabin with private river frontage. Perfect for a couple seeking an off grid retreat into the wild.

Available:

April - October

380€ /week

58€ /night

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The Olive Grove

Old Timer Van - Sleeps 2

This classic Mercedes old timer lives in the olive grove close to the natural spring. Fully kitted out with its own solar system,

cooking facilities and insulated with cork.

Available:

April - October

295€ /week

45€ /night

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The Glade

Wood Cabin - Sleeps 4

This large wooden cabin is a perfect retreat for families. In its own secluded shady area with private river frontage and completely immersed in nature.

Available:

April - October

380€ /week

58€ /night

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eco Cottage

Sleeps 4

Elevated high on the hillside accessed through an ancient Roman trail, the uninhabited views stretch across São Mamede Natural Park.

Available:

All year round

380€ /week

58€ /night

The Mill

Our home in paradise. The original mill dates back to Roman times and produced wheat and rye. Other signs of its history include a wine press cut into the stone outside our front door, a small settlement of ruins, free standing stones and a set of ancient bread ovens. The mill itself now serves to provide us with hydro-electricity. 

Email info@theriversanctuary.com for more information

BACK TO HEALTH

NATURE IMMERSION

1 WEEK STAY IN THE RIVER LODGE

WHOLESOME, HEALTHY & DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN FOOD

DAILY SESSIONS OF OSTEOPATHY, ACUPUNCTURE OR MASSAGE

Vision

On discovering this dream land our vision was clear right from the beginning. To share this piece of paradise, cultivate the land and create an off grid sanctuary; for healing, retreats or simply for those who wish to come and enjoy some time in a tranquil oasis.

 

The land and nature, in this sheltered valley, offer all the holding and peace one may need to reset and breathe. A place for growth and grounding. Getting back to the basics and the simple joys of being immersed in nature, swimming in the river, watching wild life and exploring the woodland and ancient stones. A place to learn and share. A place to unwind, cleanse and clear the mind and body.

Nature expresses itself in an especially exuberant way in the Natural Park of the Serra de São Mamede. We are continued to be astonished by this beautiful part of rural Portugal. With its untouched nature, ancient fortresses and unique wildlife it feels like heading back in time.

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