This former farmer house was refurbished respecting Alentejo’s traditional architecture. Herdade do Vau is a wine producing property and sits on Guadiana River’s right bank, a 15-minute drive from Beja. The elegant rooms at Herdade do Vau are large and feature arched windows overlooking the surrounding vineyards and landscape. All include a private bathroom and some have a four-posted bed. A daily breakfast is served each morning and is made of regional delicacies. Meals served include the flavours of fresh herbs caught at the property. As a wine producing property, Herdade do Vau organises wine tasting sessions in a room overlooking the vineyards and lake. Guests can enjoy a picnic in an idyllic lakeside location, and the cosy living room with fireplace offers a perfect setting to read a book or a enjoy a talk. Serpa, known for its cuisine and historical walls, is at 18 km, and the border with Spain is a 30-minute drive.