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2 Adults and 5 children of all ages and 2 small dogs.
Perfectly situated for those travelling with their own transport.
The quinta is traditionally decorated with a tasteful modern twist, full height ceilings and all rooms have direct access to the outside via full height glass doors so it is very light and airy. There is a large open fire with plenty of logs provided and because it was December w cosied up to this every evening. The children especially enjoyed roasting chestnuts and grilling marshmallows on it.
My favourite spot was the scenic south facing veranda with the best views down the valley with a mountain backdrop, perfect for reading a great book with a glass of wine and only the birds to listen to.
The fully fenced gardens are extensive and we enjoyed picking and juicing the sun warmed oranges for breakfast.
The pool is a good size, beautiful maintained and despite it being winter we swam in it and the sea throughout our 2 week stay.
There are walks/ cycling directly out of the quinta up the hillside and out on to the hill top with its own watch tower.
Or if you prefer public transport and plenty of beautiful scenic walks around the area.
We were welcomed by the lovely Sonya who had built us an open fire, laid out snuggly throws on the sofas and set us out some gorgeous local wines and pastries on the large outside eating area.
Really comfortable snug outside lounging area too complete with hammock.
We have come home a lot heavier! Thanks to the amazing range of delicious food. We especially enjoyed shopping at the local farmers markets and fishing with Bolas Tours.
The traditional tile making shop was very friendly and informative.
Beaches, coastal and Arrabida forest walks are stunning.
Bernard was very helpful, especially when we finding our way to the villa , he replied promptly and helped us with good directions. He was also very quick to respond to our request to extend our stay and offered an additional maid service which we didn't need because the quinta is easy to keep clean with terracotta tiled floors , washing machine and dish washer.
We had a wonderful time and hope to return soon.
We are a family of 5 (3 daughters aged 13/12/12). We spent 5 days of October half term at the farmhouse. We loved the property - plenty of space to relax, eat together, watch movies. The girls enjoyed exploring the garden and even braved the pool. The weather was mixed sun/rain but didn’t stop us from exploring: one day in Lisbon (45 mins drive away); other days to different beaches, including taking the ferry over to troia and driving down the peninsula. Lovely fish/seafood lunches in restaurants on beaches and in Lisbon. The property owners were extremely helpful, answering our questions in advance and waiting to welcome us late at the property on our Friday evening arrival. The house is well stocked for cooking utensils etc and the owners kindly left us some bread which we appreciated when we arrived. A good supermarket about 10 minutes drive away. We hope to visit again.