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.

4Oak Cabin

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.

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The Zen-do

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.

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Annavan

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

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Bigvan

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

Laranja van

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.

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LATEST CHECK IN FOR ALL ROOMS IS 6 P.M IF ARRIVING BY CAR!

Facilities

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).

Extras:

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)

Lunch €7

Dinner, including beer and wine, €12

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6 thoughts on “Accommodation

  1. I had a great stay here while waiting to join a retreat in the area. It was just like staying with family. I got a chance to learn help with some of the farm work which was fun and great exercise. Very quiet and peaceful atmosphere, well maintained and great meals and conversations. Truly hospitable and kind folks who went out of their way on more than one occasion to see that I was well taken care of and had all that I needed. 100% recommended.

  2. I’ve had to wait til Valentine’s Day to write this review. It was supposed to be a poem but I’m not great with verses and all the words seemed too lacklustre to describe the feelings I developed for Over The Edge and its inhabitants in the few weeks I spent on the “farm” as a woofer.

    From the arrival at Funcheira station, throughout my stay I felt truly welcome and looked after by the Owners whose warmth and wittiness make everything fall into place with ease.

    Lodged at first in a sunny caravan and then in one of the rooms of a cute wooden duplex, I had the best sleep in months (and best awakenings too!). The silence, so difficult to find in a big city, and the kindness the place breaths with could cure anybody’s insomnia like a lullaby.

    As if this wasn’t enough, my childhood dream of merging with nature and spending some time near horses on their own terms did also come true. I loved being able to observe the preparation process of a horsey breakfast (made individually for every single horse), participating in a daily grooming (even under the risk of getting eaten along with the brush by a baby horse;-) and then seeing all the creatures run free through the cork-oak hills just like their wild ancestors.

    I loved all the little tasks I was allowed to help with as much as I enjoyed feeling my muscles hurt (and so exist) in the evenings, while sharing a drink and a conversation with Zena, Nayana and Dado.

    I often think of Over the Edge as a mythical place where the time has a proper value, just like a ripe fruit, a conversation under the sheltering sky or a meal prepared with love and care for others.

    And for all of that, thank you, my Friends.

  3. An unique place in nature with splendid landscapes and amazing vibes ! So beautiful and peaceful that far from feeling lost in the vastness of nature, you simply feel in the place where you had to be…!

    Nayana and Dado are perfect hosts, and they made a great job to welcome their guests in very cute and really comfortable cabins/caravans.

    But most of all, they are amazing persons, full of benevolence and love.

    I had an intense moment discussing with you and I m looking forward to coming back to know more about essential oils and horses care !

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