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Four of us and a dog have just spent a fortnight relaxing in this lovely house, full of charm. The pool was a good size and the water perfect ( the pool was maintained very discreetly- the man must have made visits about 6am!). The kitchen was extremely well-equipped, the TV worked well and had news channels in both Portuguese and English, the bathrooms were both lovely and the beds comfortable. My favourite spot was however under the vines, in one of the two hammocks, keeping cool on those hot, Alentejo afternoons. Every morning my friend and I went walking through the cork forests surrounding the pretty village of São Lourenço and would then stop for a coffee in the cafe just 200 metres or so from the house. We also ate here twice and the food was excellent. Much better than we would have imagined. The locals were friendly and helpful and the town of Estremoz only 5k away. I have no hesitations in recommending this holiday home. You will love it.
We were blown away by the "film set" feel of this beautiful villa and grounds. Our family spent most of their time in the pool or lazing beside it. A BBQ in the evening to watch the sun-set in the distant horizon from the veranda was the perfect end to most days. If you are looking for a great night-life that doesn't involve stargazing and peace and quiet then it might not be for you - but I can honestly say that a week in this oasis has re-charged the whole family.
The villa and grounds were clean throughout, the communal areas in the villa were functional and great for eating together at breakfast. All the bedrooms were great, comfortable with plenty of space for belongings. The kitchen was well equipped including a dishwasher. The air con was a god send when the heat got to much and two bedrooms and the lounge is enough to keep the temperature perfect throughout.
All of us feel very fortunate to have experienced a gem of a villa and I hope we will return soon.