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This stay was one of our favorite places in Portugal. We took a tour of the property, including the cork farm. It was just fascinating and the guide was very knowledgeable.
We were accompanied on the tour by the 6 resident dogs which just made my day. The pool was delightful and the night sky stunning.
I would have given 5 stars, but we arrived after a long day of driving to find only a caretaker. The owner was travelling so we felt a little lost. The property is located a fair distance from any towns or restaurants and we did not have access to coffee in the mornings. There is a kitchen there. It is just important to know to bring everything that you might need. Given that, I highly recommend this property.
We spent a week touring Portugal, moving between hotels, and then a week based here - good blend. The house is lovely, and something of a Tardis - much bigger inside than you imagine from outside. It was totally clean, comfortable and well equipped - we loved it. We were lucky with the January weather so enjoyed the upper terrace and our only advice would be to trim the cactus outside the courtyard so as to allow the view from the patio.
The village is not at all touristy or posh, but we found it interesting to experience. The surrounding area is extremely well farmed. We alternated days driving out to lovely places like Evora, Monsaraz and the Megaliths; and days just "chilling" at the house, with the log fire in evenings.