What a sweet story: this pretty farm in Alentejo, Portugal, has been the property of Catarina and Tozé’s father and his wife for several years and last year, Catarina and Tozé decided to get involved and to transform it into an agroturismo with style.
The true meaning of slow life in a B&B with a swimming pool in Portugal
This will appeal to the peace seekers, the calm lovers, the ones who prefer contemplating nature and enjoying the simple life rather than having tons of amenities, facilities and service.
This is not to say that you won’t be well treated, on the contrary. There is a nice outdoor pool, a buffet breakfast and bikes to borrow to explore the region.
Inside the style is this combination of white chalk, rotin lamps, warm wood and soft linens that I love and that is particularly suited to big heats.
Childhood memories can be made here
Cucumbi is located at a village named Barrancão, an isolated village with only 50 habitants. Slow life takes all its meaning here as the baker delivers bread only 3 times a week and a grocery shop pops up once a week. A small bar gather old men everyday for a beer or a chat.
Reading the description, that reminds me of my grandparents’village in France. I can still feel the sense of peace that I experienced there because of everything being just slowed down and dictated by the rythm of nature
So grab yourself a pile of good books, your sun hat, suncream and book a stay at Cucumbi. And doesn’t the name also sound lovely?
Cucumbi, Santa Susana in Portugal
- 7 rooms
- one bungalow with two bedrooms and a kitchen area
- Double rooms from 165 € a night with breakfast included
- The bungalow will be perfect for a small family
- There is an indoor play area
- Free bikes to use
- Swimming pool
- 1h 20 drive from Lisbon or you can take a bus twice a week. Nearest airport is Lisbon