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This quirky Villa is surrounded by farmland in a rural part of Central Portugal.
The garden and pool are lovely with lemon, orange and Avocados gowing on the trees. Also there is a lovely outside cooking,dining and seating area close to the pool so al-fresco living should be easy in the summer.
We stayed at the villa in January so needed the electric radiator and fire especially after dark.
Ana the owner was delightful from begining to end; providing good information on how to access the villa and quickly dealing with any queries we had whilst we were there.
The position of the villa was ideal for visitors with a car but most things were a short drive away rather than within easy walking distance. Best of all a train link to Lisbon is available in the nearby town which makes a visit to the Portuguese Capital very stress free.
Rooms in the villa are light and airy with an abundance of tiles as is traditional in the area.
There is room at the dining table for up to 8 people but for winter stays be aware that the lounge area only seats 4/5 (During the summer I suspect most of the time will be spent in the lovely area aroud the pool so this should not be a problem)
All the basic ammenities are there but some (such as the fridge with its very small (for 8) freezer compartment and the chipped crockery) are becoming a little dated.
This would seem to be an excellent Villa for dog lovers as without really trying I counted a dozen dogs roaming the surrounding farms. Conversely if you do not like dogs or indeed the noise they make this might not be your number one choice for a summer holiday.
Overall a quirky villa with a lovely host. An authentic taste of rural Portugal
Lovely villa with a beautiful pool and outdoor space. The villa is well equipped including a Nespresso machine and good wifi :-) The pool is well maintained by a pool maintenance company.
There are good restaurants within a short drive - a car is definitely recommended. Central Lisbon is about 40 minutes by train from nearby Azambuja station.
The owner, Ana, and her family are really helpful. We would definitely stay here again.