We are situated in the previously abandoned old part of the hamlet of Braçal, Oleiros, in an area recognised for its natural beauty as part of the UNESCO Geopark Naturtejo.
The house was built from the local stone and clay sometime well before 1748 which is when the family built the second house in the hamlet. In the past it was very much a working house as well as living space and was the centre of village life where linens were spun, chestnuts roasted and skinned, and all the bread for the village baked in the stone oven. Since buying the house in 2008, I have invested energy and love into restoring it into a space that honours the traditional character and innate beauty of its past but with all the comforts of modern living. It is furnished simply yet tastefully and has been restored using natural materials wherever possible, including limewashed walls coloured from Ochre pigments, hence The Ochre Hideaway.
There are 2 bedrooms within the house. One is very spacious with 2 double beds and the other is smaller with 2 single beds which can be made into a double when needed. Each of the rooms can be booked as single occupancy, twin-share or double. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All bedding will be provided . Towels are provided for showering, however please bring your own towel for swimming and sunbathing.
See the Reservations page for further information.