Nestled deep in the Alentejo wine region of southern Portugal sits Torre de Palma, where Ana Isabel and Paulo Barradas Rebelo have created a convivial setting for sampling the offerings from the surrounding vineyards. Recently renovated, the 14th-century farm estate comprises a gleaming white manor house surrounded by long ranch-style buildings, which house 19 guest rooms. See our Out & About section for more travel inspiration In a nod to the estate’s heritage, designer Rosarinho Gabriel has fashioned relaxed interiors that are a distinctive mix of the traditional and modern. Whitewashed walls provide a fitting backdrop for period furniture, finished with carefully chosen accessories, for a rural escape rooted in local culture. See our Out & About section for more travel inspiration

Need to know

–Rooms start from €150 a night. –There is an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, winery, bar and cinema room. –The hotel restaurant, Basilii, offers a tasting menu showcasing seasonal produce, as well as cooking workshops. –Vineyard tours, grape picking, wine tasting and horseback riding are available. Palma, Monforte 7450-250, Alentejo, Portugal, 00351 245 038 890,

Take it home

Selected pieces to recreate the hotel’s relaxed, laid-back bedroom style. Surrender yourself to star-gazing, enjoy the surrounding nature, take up bird-watching or just walk the breathtaking Alentejo Plains during the day. The Torre de Palma promises to give you an unforgettable experience. We can certainly vouch for the beauty and authencity of the Alentejo Plains.