Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.
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BUILT IN 1860. RESTORED IN 2020
A 5-YEAR RESTORATION EFFORT: This was never going to be an easy restoration. With over 150 years of history to protect. A project to breathe new life into the estate was born in 2018. Each building has a history, starting with the citrus trade in the 1800s. Abandoned and unloved it is now coming back with a new lease of life as a boutique eco hotel.
The gardens will take 5 more years to restore, regrow and regenerate to their own glory. Supporting the space with food for both guests and the wildlife that lives here on São Miguel.
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Europe’s Largest Gin Collection
Enjoy our award-winning Baleia Azorean Gin as you learn about the history of all things juniper at The Gin Library. Or taste on the gins on display, choosing from over 1000 in the collection. Or bring your own bottle of craft gin and we will swap it for a bottle of Baleia Gin made here in the Azores.
STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY: Guests visiting Senhor Raposas Secret Drinking Den are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.
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Food & Drink
STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY. GUESTS VISITING THE ESTATE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING BABIES OR CHILDREN UNDER 16.
DRINKS FROM THE AZORES
TRY OUR AWARD-WINNING, SUSTAINABLE & LOCALLY INSPIRED GINS AND BEERS.
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Ghosts of the Ocean
Mother Vaca Beer
SUPPORTING OCEAN CONSERVATION
PATRONS OF THE OCEAN AZORES FOUNDATION
Drone photo taken by Nuno Sa – Ocean Azores Ambassador
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MONTHY PHOTOS & NEWS
OUR MONTHLY PHOTOS & NEWS
May has been yet another busy month here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate. The buildings are finally coming close to being finalised, and the restoration effort of the last 5 years will come to
April has come and gone, quite literally. The building works are progressing and we will have guests in only 2 months. Solar panels are going in, painting is progressing, carpenters are sanding and we are
As we look back on March, it has been a windy and rainy month! The season is changing and our plants are trying to flower but the wind is proving to be a challange. This
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Christmas in the Azores
The Drinks Bus
The best gin and tonics served around the island
LOW CARBON LUXURY Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.