Pensão Agrícola

This little-known spot near the picturesque clifftop fishing village, Cacela Velha, is a quintessential farmstay, impeccably restored and surrounded by the scent of almond, carob, fig, orange and olive trees.

Photos courtesy of Pensão Agrícola, Aleksandra Personick

This little-known spot near the picturesque clifftop fishing village, Cacela Velha, is a quintessential farmstay, impeccably restored and surrounded by the scent of almond, carob, fig, orange and olive trees.

This restored 20th-century farmhouse has six rooms all with private patios. Half are in the old house and the rest are in the newer addition to the original property. This white-washed modern B&B is a perfect mix of farm stay and hotel. Peppa, the local dog is in charge of Ernesto and Julia, donkeys living between the olive trees, amazing regional dishes, and contemporary art.

The Details

What makes it Kobu

The fertile agricultural zone of the Sotavento (eastern) end of the Algarve, has recently borne fresh fruit – a new, rural hotel called Pensão Agrícola. This undiscovered spot, framed by orange, fig, almond and arbutus trees, nestles between the historic town of Tavira and Cacela Velha, a picturesque clifftop fishing village, just 1.5km from the Formosa delta and the deserted beaches that are its best-kept secret.
This small farmhouse, once owned by the Silva Gomes family, was built in 1920 as a wedding present to the owners’ only daughter and it remained a working farm until 1970. After 40 years of neglect, the memories of those more prosperous times have been preserved and incorporated into the current architectural project by Atelier Rua.

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Cacela Velha

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Directions

Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)

2 hr 50 min by car

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