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An English couple found a refuge in the countryside south of Portugal and transformed it into a perfect hotel where visitors relax to the rhythm of nature and the waves of the ocean.

In the Algarve region (south of Portugal), near the charming town of Tavira and Rio Formosa Natural Park is this rural refuge. Fazenda Nova Country House is in a 19th century house. Since 1836, olive, almond and carob trees have been cultivated in this area. The current owners, Hallie and Tim Robinson – originals from the United Kingdom – continue this tradition. In fact, they bottle their own olive oil. The herbs, vegetables and fruit from the garden – all organic – are used in the restaurant A Cozinha, where fish and seafood from the region are also served.