Press Article from Saturday Telegraph

Dec 27, 2013

Walnut Tree Farm, near Aljezur, Portugal

Richard Waddams has spent the past six years restoring this beautiful farmhouse on ecological principles, giving guests a back-to-nature experience without skimping on luxuries. The house is solar-powered and water comes from local streams. There’s a natural swimming lake on the farm and it’s a perfect base for birdwatching, stargazing, mountainbiking and hiking in the Monchique hills. But the icing on the cake is the tree house built high in a 100-year-old walnut tree, allowing kids to escape from their parents (or vice versa).
• The farmhouse sleeps up to eight and the tree house a further two people. From €900 a week (+351 282 991904, walnut-tree-farm.com). Fly to Faro with easyJet, Ryanair, Bmibaby and BA