“A sparkling pool, a tranquil vibe and great prices at this friendly hideaway, just inland from quiet beaches”
There are just 4 guest rooms, all comfortable and modern, with walk-in rain showers and private terraces. Lighting is remote-controlled and each room has plenty of wardrobe space plus a mini fridge for keeping drinks cold. Robes and underfloor heating are a nice touch for the colder months, but you don't get any toiletries, so be sure to bring your own.
We stayed in Suite 2, which was spacious and light, with a huge bed and a little sitting area. Suite 4 has a mezzanine level for its bedroom and is the most popular (though all are priced the same). Its terrace has a terrific view across the valley and the pool below. Double Room 1 is the smallest but the most private, tucked away in the gardens. Suite 3 has a four-poster bed.
On holiday, everyone wants a splendid breakfast spread and Quinta Natura has one of the most beautiful we've ever seen; amazingly large for a 4-room B&B. There are bacon and eggs, homemade jam and compotes, pastries, muffins and cakes, breads, cheeses, and little bottles of fresh juice, all artfully displayed. We defy you not to fill your plate and go back for more. Sit at the communal table and chat to other guests or take your feast out on the terrace and enjoy the dreamy views.
In the evening, you can cook in the well-equipped communal kitchen or barbecue - basic ingredients are provided and there are grocery shops in Aljezur. But we'd recommend you head to a local restaurant at least once. The nearest is Gulli, Luigi's restaurant on the road to Aljezur. His take on local and classic Mediterranean dishes is not to be missed: good value and a change from the usual Portuguese fare. Hello Sailors at Arrifana, serving modern Asian salads and burgers, is highly recommended for lunch.
Cathy and Luigi sometimes allow children (not babies), but Quinta Natura is really aimed at couples - please enquire if you want to bring a little one. This would be a great place for an older family group looking to take over the whole guesthouse. It's not recommended for toddlers as there are lots of stone steps and sharp drops, plus the vibe is peace and quiet.
Children (4-12 years)
Suites 2 and 4 can fit a rollaway bed or sofabed.