A hideaway “beyond the walls”
On the outskirts of the village of Arraiolos, in the heart of the Alentejo, between Lisbon and Spain, Villa Extramuros is an exceptional countryside guesthouse.
In order to carry out this project that opened in 2012, the owners François Savatier and Jean-Christophe Lalanne called upon the Vora Arquitectura and Alepo Arquitectura agencies. Surrounded by more than 12 acres of century-old olive trees and cork oaks, Villa Extramuros stands out with its contemporary white cubic structure. On two levels, the house is built around a central square patio surrounded by orange trees that allow the sunlight to flood the rooms. The house was designed using only local materials. The ceilings, floors, and staircases are made of waxed concrete cracked by time, while most of the walls and the front door are lined with cork. The interiors, with large openings, are decorated with unique designer objects and antique furniture from the 1950s to the present day. Villa
Extramuros has 7 spacious bedrooms with private patios and outdoor living rooms. 5 bedrooms are located on the second floor and benefit from a panoramic view through horizontal openings in their exterior walls. 2 new independent cabins with yellow and red “eco-pop” colors are located below the house in the middle of the olive trees. The Estremoz marble bathrooms are furnished with Italian showers and Aesop toiletry products.
Every morning, a generous breakfast, prepared daily with different local products, is served in a homemade terracotta dish. The house has plenty of space to relax. There is also a 15 x 6-meter infinity pool and an adjoining solarium with mattresses, footstools, and deckchairs, in the shade of olive trees or umbrellas.
Villa Extramuros is not only a feast for the eyes, it is the ideal place to relax and disconnect for a few days time.
We love Villa Extramuros for:
5 bedrooms and 2 cabins
Double room from 140 € per night during low season.