Vila Monte Farm HouseMagazine Style | 13 Nov 2018
We arrived at Moncarapacho as night fell. On the way there, the sky was painted with shades that stole our attention. We had a considerable description about the place we were going to visit and our expectations were very high. Waiting for us, Vila Monte Farm House, which integrates the portfolio of Discovery Hotel Management (DHM) and is a member of the chain Design Hotels and Virtuoso. Lena Huhn, the hotel’s Experience Manager, waited for us with a surprise, with one of the many surprises Vila Monte proposes. In spite of the slim light that prevailed at that hour, we noticed some details while we were going with Lena to the place where we would have dinner. Yes, this was our very first surprise – a dinner served, just for us, in Casa Pátio’s tower, where our gastronomic experience became a unique moment. Lena reminds us that the best moments in the tower are actually in the evenings – “the colour variation that streams the sky at that hour is breathtaking” and the view is at the very least unmatched. Besides the property’s nine hectares, from where we stand we can see all the surroundings, the mountain and the sea ahead of us. Our longing to get to know every corner of Vila Monte has only one way to go: to increase. While we have dinner, we speak to Lena and Pedro, who has been working there long enough to know his way around the place and every life it had before being bought by DHM group. Built more than 30 years ago, the space was entirely renovated in 2015 by the architect Jorge Guimarães and the interior designer Vera Iachia, who put all the Algarve’s character there. There are now 55 rooms, among classics, superiors, and several kinds of suites, distributed by the three dwellings of Farm House. White prevails. We notice a strong attention to details, an obvious presence of Algarve`s architecture, tradition, the familiarity which arouses passion and makes that place home.
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Text and photography: Isadora Faustino
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