The River House Retreat at Figs on the Funcho in Portugal
The River House | Your Algarve Retreat Location
Create a signature retreat for your clients in a unique and secluded setting in the peaceful Algarve countryside in the south of Portugal. Surrounded by nature, The River House provides the perfect location for space and tranquility.
Nestled in a nature reserve in the hills of Silves, The River House offers total privacy and luxurious accommodation for up to 10 people and 2 hosts (looking for bigger, ask me). Providing the perfect location to host small groups, gatherings and events all geared to suit your branding such as:
- Health and wellness: walking, yoga, meditation, detox, healthy diet, therapies
- Creativity and the arts: writing, drawing, painting, crafts
- Business and corporate retreats: professional development, change management, team-building, brainstorming and training bootcamps.
Whatever theme you have in mind, this idyllic retreat location in southern Europe, on the banks of the Funcho river, is perfect for inspiring creativity, connection, transformation and peace of mind. A perfect location for your group to connect, maintain focus, achieve goals, and ultimately to enjoy!
Make this Riverside Retreat location your space.
A secret yoga retreat oasis in Southern Europe
Your Accommodation | Luxury, Comfort, Style
Originally a Portuguese farmhouse, The River House is a spacious property which has been fully renovated to combine modern style and traditional charm. View our outdoor spaces and bedrooms in the video below.
Just a 35 minute drive from Faro Airport into the Algarve’s peaceful countryside, your accommodation offers:
- 5 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite, and a large bathroom. All rooms can have beds made up as singles.
- 1 small room for 2 hosts, cloakroom and outdoor shower
- Light and airy social spaces; high-ceiling lounge and kitchen with centre island and dining table
- Spacious decking area with terraces offering warm sun, a cool canopy and natural shade, all with stunning views
- Infinity pool overlooking the Funcho dam
The spacious outdoor areas are designed for relaxation, workshops, meditation, therapies and alfresco dining. Mature carob trees adorned with lanterns lend a magical atmosphere. This undisturbed and tranquil location offers spectacular views and unbeatable sunsets!
Your Signature Retreat | Create Your Programme
Whatever the focus of your retreat, we can support your tailor-made itinerary, offer referals to a network of local contacts, and help with your marketing too.
Create a truly unique experience at this location.
We work closely with a number of service providers in the Algarve who you can rely on to enhance your retreat. We can also provide personal recommendations for activities and venues to complement your programme.
You can select catering, workshop and activity options to enhance your bespoke retreat. Most of the activities are held at the location, keepign the group all in one place, therefore cutting the cost and stress of arranging additional transport.
We can help with a variety of additional workshops, therapies, day trips and outings.
On-site interesting experiences to offer your group:
- Yoga (local teachers)
- Massage therapy – Full body aroma or Indian head massages
- Gong baths
- Nature walks on the self guided via Algarviana walking route
- Wild swimming
- Stand up paddle (SUP) lessons/tours
- Portuguese wine tasting
- Our fully equipped kitchen and close proximity to the local fresh fruit and vegetable market make it ideal for group cookery classes
Off-site experiences to offer your group:
- Quad biking, only a 10 minute walk from the location
- Walking with the donkeys
- A trip to the seaside, waterfall or fresh springs.
Choose your catering, cooking or eating out options.
Ask us if you’d like catering contacts or cookery workshops for your retreat, or our favourite recommendations for eating out.
Prepare food for your guests yourself, in our spacious, fully equipped kitchen, with fresh, seasonal produce purchased from the nearby Farmers Market or if you prefer take advantage of our shopping service where we do the shopping for you.
Book our cook, full time or part time, to create specific meals for your group or your group’s individual needs.
Include the Figs on the Funcho Culinary Extravaganza; a discovery tour of regional dishes to experience the local flavours.
Take your guests wine tasting at an award-winning wine cellar nearby.
All weather retreat location
The Algarve has over 300 hours of sunshine a year and most days have clear blue skies but should you require cover we have a 4m X 6M marque with views of the river.
Discovering the countryside
The months, April/May and September/October, are ideal for exploring the outdoors at The River House and enjoying the outdoor beauty of the region. Springtime means wild lavender, varieties of birdlife and wildflowers abound, and the villa is wonderfully positioned on the path of the Via Algarviana walking route. This clearly signposted route meanders along the Funcho river to the village of Messines.
Promote your retreat
Create printed and online material with the help of our resource library: high-resolution photos, and postcard and video templates that can be customised with your content and branding.
We can also feature your retreat on our website, share the news with our mailing list and help promote your events using our social media platforms.
It’s your time | Make it your signature retreat.