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The Farm, the National Park, the Villages and Towns, the Beaches and some of the fascinating people and places we visit.

The Country Cooking School is housed in The New Forest Lodge on the edge of the Cabo Vincentina National Park, an incredible, almost traffic free, natural reserve, a peninsular, enclosed by the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
We are about an hour and half drive from Faro Airport, 3,5 hours from Lisbon and 25 minutes from Lagos, a cosmopolitan harbour city so all amenities are to be found close at hand. We usually encounter more horses and bikes than cars and our silence is only disturbed by bird song.

Many friendly local villages and the quaint market town of Aljezur that can be visited by horse or carriage, but a car does increase your range. The beach is 6 miles on the map but a very long walk! The number of spectacular surfing beaches and cliff top paths makes our farm an ideal center to explore the Southwest tip of Europe. There is an infrequent local bus service that passes on the main road, some 20 minutes walk away or we can arrange for collection from most local hotels.

Pleased to meet you, may we introduce our selves?
We sailed into Lagos some 30 years ago and fell in love with this beautiful country, the wide open spaces and the friendly and welcoming people.
Our plans to sail around the world were quickly shelved and we moved with our young children to the charming fishing village of Ferragudo, where we founded the Ferragudo School of Art.
After a quarter of a century, it was time for us all to move to the hills, with our family and horses, to experience the space and tranquility of the Cabo Vincentina National Park. Here we set about restoring the New Forest Lodge, an abandoned and sadly neglected stone built hill farm. Over the past few years we have been busy restoring stables, barns and the ancient farm buildings, which now offer rustic but comfortable accommodation for our horses, guests and family.
Frances keeps her culinary skills up to scratch, running our Country Cooking School, whilst Manny and Milton look after the horses and farm and the comfort of our guests. Both the herd and family seem to thrive in this environment and are still growing.

Google Sat Nav: Lat 37.2030 Long 8.7846

To find us on Google maps look for “New Forest Lodge, Aljezur, Portugal”

Country Cooking School Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Forest-Lodge-Country-Cooking-School

E-mail: 123tkqemb@gmail.com

Telephone: Portugal (+351)

Milton 914 225 892

Frances 914264949

Manny 917 934 864

Please note we have bad telephone reception and are not always in range


The Country Cooking School

The New Forest Lodge
CX postal 413E
Corte Pero Jacqués
Aljezur
8670-120
Portugal