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This charming home from home in the little village of Villa de Frades was just what we wanted and needed. The photos on the web hardly do it justice - there was so much space, the roof terrace was great and the garden and patio was just perfect for relaxing in private. Everything you could imagine needing was there! This was a great base for exploring Alentejo. We had hired a car and went all over - to magical hilltop villages, cork woods, vineyards and olive groves and the wonderful open spaces of the plains. What we hadn't expected was all of the wonderful spring flowers, the fantastic wild life and range of birds - we had many wonderful walks. We would highly recommend this property. It was a wonderful introduction to Portugal and being spring meant that even the 'scotsman' could cope with the temperatures!
We had a fantastic week in this amazing property. They owners were so welcoming! One morning we received 2 fresh loaves and another day a delicious pudding. We were even given a plate full of birthday cake when they were celebrating a birthday. The local town is ideal for a wander to the bars and cafes, and we sampled a couple of the restaurants including Chicco's.