Over The Edge Farm is near Sao Martinho das Amoreiras, in Southern Alentejo, Portugal. Our home is 30 hectares of some of the most beautiful and empty land in Europe. The steep slopes are covered with cork oak and aromatic shrubs, native grasses and healing herbs. There is a variety of terrain, from dry rocky slopes, to moist grassy valleys. With seasonal changes from running streams and greenery in the winter, to semi-arid summers.
We chose to live on this property because it is an ideal environment for horses. The sort of environment they evolved to live in. And a perfect place for our exploration of aromatic medicine and natural horse care.
Over The Edge is an ideal environment for humans too. Here, you can step away from the sensory overload of modern society into tranquillity. The only sounds are those of nature. The fragrance of lavender, cistus, eucalyptus and clean earth shifts and changes with the breezes. Far reaching views of hills and sky inspire deep breathing and a sense of expansion.
Our accommodation is simple but comfortable. The prices below are for bed and breakfast. You can join us for lunch and/or dinner on request. If you would like to learn how to use essential oils and herbs for animal care. Or spend time with horses in freedom and companionship. Or simply want to experience life moment to moment, uplifted by nature, choose your space.
Our A frame is a short walk up the hill from the cantina. It has great views over the lake and the far hills. It can be made up with either twin beds or double.
Price Bed & Breakfast: €45 per night, €285 per week.
Small and uncluttered in true Zen style, this simple wooden duplex has two single rooms. It is at the edge of the camp, overlooking the cork oak valley and beyond, but still close to all facilities.
Price Bed & Breakfast: per night per room €25, per week €160.
The Annavan is cosy and convenient. You can watch the horses passing from your bed. It has one double bed and a fold out single (where the table is).
Price Bed & Breakfast: 1 person €35 per night/€220 per week. 2 people €45 per night, or €285 per week, 3 people €50 per night or €350
This 5 metre caravan has 2 double beds and 1 or 2 singles. It is somewhat self-contained, having a gas ring but no fridge, and its own breakfast/sitting area. It’s in the centre of camp, with easy access to everything. Great for a group of friends or family.
Price: Bed and Breakfast €55 per night, €350 per week
This caravan is by itself above the main camp. It’s good for those who like their own space and don’t mind walking a couple of hundred metres to the facilities. It has one double bed.
Price Bed & Breakfast: 1 person €35 per night or €220 per week. 2 people €45 per night or € 285 per week.
LATEST CHECK IN FOR ALL ROOMS IS 6 P.M IF ARRIVING BY CAR!
We have a communal kitchen/living space where we eat our meals. Unfortunately there is no self-catering at this time (apart from snacky stuff), as we don’t have enough fridge space, but you are welcome to share our meals for a small price.
The cantina (as we call it) is the main wifi spot on the property. Internet is available but limited, so we ask you to keep usage within reasonable limits. We have 2 toilet units and 2 showers.
We run entirely on solar power and water from our well, so energy awareness is a priority. We do not have laundry facilities for general use, but might be persuaded into letting you use them under certain circumstances. We do have a lovely, spring-fed water hole, that’s great for swimming (residents only).
Pick up from Funcheira train station €20 per car (up to 4 people).
Taxi to or from M.Sahaja, €15 per car (up to 4 people)
Dinner, including beer and wine, €12
By train: We are 1.5 hours from Faro airport or 2 hours from Lisbon. From either airport you can easily catch a train. They leave 3 or 4 times a day to Funcheira station, 20 minutes from us. We can pick you up from there (cost €20). More info on trains in Portugal here
By Bus: You can also travel by bus from either Lisbon or Faro to Ourique, more info here. We can pick you up from there (cost €25)
Transfer: We can arrange pick up from Lisbon for €180 per vehicle (so cost per person is divided by the number of passengers) or Faro for €90.
By car: GPS coordinates are 37 36′ 17″N – 8 29’59” W
From the Algarve, take IC1 north. At Santana da Serra exit IC1 and take EM503 towards Corte Malhao and Sao Martinho das Amoreiras. Approx 2km after Corte Malhao turn right at the small wooden sign, Nossa Senhora. Follow the Nossa Senhora signs along the dirt track, through the electric fence gate (open and close using black plastic handle) approx 1 km until you see the Camp up on the hill.
From Lisbon or West coast, via Sao Martinho das Amoreiras, take the EM 503 towards Santana da Serra/Corte Malhao. You will find the small wooden Nossa Senhora sign on the left after 8km. Follow the Nossa Senhora signs along the dirt track, through the electric fence gate (open and close using black plastic handle), approx 1 km until you see the Camp up on the hill.
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