Farmhouse of the Palms
Atop a hill in the lesser-known Algarve interior, this secluded house-meets-hotel blends design-forward interiors with bed-and-breakfast-style hospitality. The centuries-old property was transformed into an intimate, five-suite retreat by Flemish couple Frank and Véronique, who painstakingly preserved architectural details including the house's original bread oven and traditional stonework. Most furnishings and decor are custom-made by artisans in the neighbouring town of Sao Brás de Alportel, including one of the house's most asked-about design features: the finger-painted terracotta flooring. Book Suite no. 4, for valley views from a rooftop terrace complete with a canopy bed for al fresco snoozing. After a farm-fresh breakfast, explore biking trails and birdwatching hot spots, discover the art of olive oil production at Monterosa or visit the Saturday morning market in Olhão. Be warned: once you check-out, you may feel like redecorating.
Cerro do Botelho, 8150-027 São Brás de Alportel