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The Cottage: A Gin Lover’s Countryside Paradise

Barn hosted by Ali
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Relax in the Azorean countryside at The Cottage, a converted 19th century volcanic stone barn. Enjoy life in this vegan-friendly, private, self-contained space. Located above the town of Livramento, you have views across the surrounding farmland and down to the ocean beyond. This unique space is part of Solar Branco, a country estate. Home to the Gin Library, housing one of the largest private gin collections in the world, you are invited for a complimentary G&T each evening of your stay.

The space
The studio space features a luxurious king-size bed, lounge area, and kitchen (with fridge and hotplate) and dining table. A rain shower and stylish bathroom complete the accommodation. You will find a complimentary bottle of locally made wine on arrival. Private parking is right outside.

Fresh breakfast items, focussing on local ingredients and produce are included. Enjoy these in The Cottage or in your own private courtyard under a willow tree as the sun rises over the green hills opposite. Your hosts are used to catering for vegetarians and vegans.

Every evening you are invited to Gin O’Clock for a complimentary Gin & Tonic at The Gin Library. You are also invited to join us for a complimentary tour of the farmers market in Riberia Grande on a Thursday morning as well as a guided tour of Ponta Delgada.

Guest access
You will have access to your own private area behind The Cottage as well as the field in the estate. Your stay also includes access to The Gin Library and Wine Cellar.

Other things to note
Every evening you are invited to Gin O’Clock for a complimentary Gin & Tonic at The Gin Library. You are also invited to join us for a complimentary tour of the farmers market in Riberia Grande on a Thursday morning as well as a guided tour of Ponta Delgada.

Licence number
2911
Relax in the Azorean countryside at The Cottage, a converted 19th century volcanic stone barn. Enjoy life in this vegan-friendly, private, self-contained space. Located above the town of Livramento, you have views across the surrounding farmland and down to the ocean beyond. This unique space is part of Solar Branco, a country estate. Home to the Gin Library, housing one of the largest private gin collections in the world, you are invited for a complimentary G&T each evening of your stay.

The space
The studio space features a luxurious king-size bed, lounge area, and kitchen (with fridge and hotpla…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Washing machine
Essentials
Breakfast
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Building staff
Laptop-friendly workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal

The Solar Branco Eco Estate is a historical landmark, overlooking the town of Livramento. Popular local beaches are a short drive from the cottage. Ponta Delgada is a 5-minute drive and a 10-minute drive will take you to the north side of the island where the best surfing spots can be found.
The Solar Branco Eco Estate is a historical landmark, overlooking the town of Livramento. Popular local beaches are a short drive from the cottage. Ponta Delgada is a 5-minute drive and a 10-minute drive will…

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Hosted by Ali

Joined in January 2014
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Hello. I'm Ali one half of the team here on the Solar Branco Eco Estate with my wife Caroline and our 7 rescue dogs. Caroline and I originally came to the Azores on honeymoon. 14 years later we gave up our corporate careers to restore a unique Solar (large mansion house in English.) To support this effort, we host guests as well as experiences on the Estate. I am a leading gin connoisseur and brand ambassador for the Rocha Negra Gin brand, distilled here on Sao Miguel. I have spent the last 20 years traveling the world, tasting and collecting one of the world’s largest collections of gin, on display at the Gin Library. These travels have inspired me to craft the perfect Gin & Tonic, and I was the first to bring the Gin Sonic, a lower sugar variant of the G&T from Japan to Europe. I use my extensive knowledge to host gin masterclasses on the grounds of the Solar Branco Eco Estate. Caroline is the first and only trained and certified Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) guide in the Azores. She welcomes the opportunity to guide you to experience the natural beauty of the Azores with all your senses. She is also a fantastic cook, and loves to use the best local ingredients.
Hello. I'm Ali one half of the team here on the Solar Branco Eco Estate with my wife Caroline and our 7 rescue dogs. Caroline and I originally came to the Azores on honeymoon. 14 y…
During your stay
Ali and Caroline are ready to help with bookings for other experiences from our handpicked partners for activities such as island tours, whale watching, horse riding, hikes or fishing amongst other activities. Each has been vetted for sustainability and environmental impact, to ensure that they are the best in class on the island.
Ali and Caroline are ready to help with bookings for other experiences from our handpicked partners for activities such as island tours, whale watching, horse riding, hikes or fish…
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House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Health & safety
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