Villa Extramuros — Arraiolos, Portugal

Pool area in nature with two red continental pillows with folded towels on top and a picnic platter for two between the pillows
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Portugal's latest boutique hotel, on the outskirts of pretty, whitewashed Arraiolos, breaks the creative mould. Inspired by the pre-Roman fortified farmhouses that once dominated the area, Extramuros has a monastic all-white open-plan kitchen, reception and dining area. Five bedrooms over two floors, designed by Jordi Fornells and Gonçalo Byrne protégé Rolf Heinemann, have recessed angular garden terraces edged by sliding glass doors overlooking acres of olive grove. The local natural cork, with its cool, velvety touch and intense aroma, swathes walls and ceilings and provides thermal and acoustic insulation. Quirky Cubist turrets protrude from the roof garden and maximise the natural light below. You can order breakfast, or even a massage, under ancient olive trees by the infinity pool, or take your Mariage Frères tea with a fresh pastry.

The outside of Villa Extramuros painted cream. The tiled area has a table with chairs overlooking the green garden and lovely grass area.

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Enclosed patio area decorated with white stones and a row of tiles. There is a small tree in the corner.

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Lounge dining room area with a wooden dining room table with three white chairs and yellow flowers in a vase with rugs on the floor and a passage leading to a aluminium door with a view of the garden.

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Bedroom with white linen with black lights hanging from the ceiling and a beautiful with of the city through the glass doors

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White and gray counter top with some colourful ornaments and framed pictures nicely decorated on glass shelves on the wall

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Tiled outside patio with a table and chairs overlooking a beautiful field with red flowers and some trees

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ADDRESS

Horta do Chaveiro
Caixa postal 209
7040-114 Arraiolos
Portugal

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