Welcome to Paradise!

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada,

(aka "The Quinta" or simply "Paradise in Portugal"),

is a friendly, unpretentious, ecologically sensitive, lakeside Lodge in
southern Portugal with excellent service. 

It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside which is home to a wide 
variety of wildlife and birds.

With numerous activities on offer and authentic International
cuisine, there is something for everyone at The Quinta.


Authentic Cuisine

Authentic Cuisine

Prepared with local ingeredients and served in a homely atmosphere.

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Eco Friendly

Eco Friendly

Running entirely off solar energy, holidays at the Quinta are kind on the environment.

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Wildlife & Nature

Wildlife & Nature

Take a tour with one of Portugal’s most experienced Birding Guides

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Sawdays Clean and Safe charter

Santa Clara-a-Velha eco friendly hotel

Secret Places Authentic Places to Stay

"The best discovery of all. Almost instantly I have a deep

sense of wellbeing... a dreamy little hotel."

Home and Garden


Set in a beautiful lakeside location in the south-western corner of Portugal, the Quinta is surrounded by
unspoilt countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its garden and surrounding countryside.

The essence of the Quinta is a small, intimate holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. It boasts a
blend of traditional hospitality, “International home-cooking” cuisine and a friendly atmosphere
with excellent service.

The Quinta has 8 double en-suite rooms, a Family Suite and a Honeymoon Suite. It has 2 large
drawing rooms with log fires, a sauna, a Yoga Shala, a Yurt, a vine covered terrace and various lawns
within the 2 acre garden that drops down towards the water.

With canoes and SUPs included in anyone's stay and a safe, warm and clean freshwater lake on one's doorstep, it really is a little slice of heaven!

Escape to a tranquil retreat in the heart of Portugal.

With a secluded position nestled among the tangled hills of the lower Alentejo, a whole world away from the busy and overcrowded Algarve, and complimented with a lush and verdant biological garden on the shores of a vast, warm freshwater lake, our retreat offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Imagine waking up to gentle birdsong, savoring fresh, local cuisine, and exploring charming villages steeped in history.

Whether you're unwinding with a yoga session overlooking the lake, hiking through the local valleys past the self-sufficient farmsteads, enjoying our local wildlife or indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, our Portuguese haven promises an unforgettable escape.

Rediscover serenity and immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Portugal.

Your paradise awaits.

Flora Pesca on SUP