Commitment

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Dedication to authenticity

It is part of our underlying strategy the commitment towards the local landscape, flora and fauna, the local community, its history and connection to the land and the local economy and small businesses, fostering a type of tourism concerned in respecting and experiencing all the authenticity the area has to offer.

Sustainability made tangible

São Lourenço do Barrocal has committed in using certified stationery along other carefully curated materials. It complies reduction principles, ensuring that it minimizes the business impact on the ecosystem. It holds an energy consumption policy and a waste management plan to recycle and diminish pollution. It uses, as much as possible, local and long lasting materials in the refurbishing of its guest rooms and all other hotel facilities. Its own gastronomic concept, supported by a farm to table approach focusing on the estate’s own organic certified production and sourcing of quality produce among local producers, is a very tangible expression of the ongoing commitment.

 

Reinstatement of a long history of autossustainability

1820 is the year where it all started

Recovery of a neglected farm estate

780 hectares dedicated to hospitality and farming

Rejuvenation of an ancient farming village

7 main buildings carefully brought back to new uses

 

Preservation of existing roof tiles

250.000 units salvaged from existing buildings

Rehabilitation of existing terracotta bricks

70.000 units salvaged from existing buildings

Production of artisanal bricks 350.000 bricks manufactured according to local tradiiton
Rehabilitation of the existing main street 3.700 square metres were laid using existing stones
Respectful management of water resources 4 boreholes for groundwater collection
Exploitation of 275 days of sunshine 24 solar panels installed
Organic vegetable garden 10.000 square metres planned to supply the hotel and farm shop
Creation of employment 57 jobs created being 80% of the employees from the local area
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floor bricks
thrush bird

Sensibility towards the land and the region

We are leveraging self-sustainability, promoting good quality of life that rests upon a virtuous cycle which embraces nature, agriculture, hospitality, small businesses and land ownership. We believe that experiencing the local products, food, history, landscapes and stories is the right way to contribute to the development of the local economy, our own business and a sensibility towards the land and the region.

cattle grazing
cottage lamp and desk with chair
eucalyptus vase

With a little help from our Green Globe partners

To help us substantiate this challenge, we have partnered with the Green Globe brand, which represents the best in sustainable practice within the travel and tourism sector. Its certification complies stronghold criteria and more than 300 indicators, focusing on sustainable management, employees well-being, local community, cultural heritage and environment conservation.

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Know more about our commitment

If you wish to deepen a little further your knowledge about what we are doing in São Lourenço do Barrocal to make our commitment towards sustainability and authenticity ever more clear and definite, please take a look at our Sustainability Management Plan.

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