Sunny southwest-facing room with access to ground-floor varanda. You are welcome to enjoy the villa's common areas and to explore outdoors: woods, fields and orchards. We house two beautiful cats. Easily accessible by car (7min from highway IC9), it's located in a very peaceful small village,20min away from Fatima's Sanctuary. Within 50min radius you can find river and ocean beaches, old towns and castles, the biggest caves in PT, iconic gothic monuments, mountainous parks, hot springs and more.
The location is very quiet and peaceful and most of the day the only thing you'll hear are nature's sounds. The villa is part of a little village where most people are related. The main road bears the name of my grandfather (Manuel Maria), the first inhabitant. Nonetheless, the house itself is not next to the road, assuring your complete privacy.
Outside we grow flower beds, aromatic herbs, olive trees, and fruit trees and bushes. You are welcome to explore everything. If you have gardening skills or you just feel like doing some manual work, let me know; there's always plenty to be done! If you just want to relax and enjoy don't worry, we won't make you work :)
If you come in the right seasons we'll be happy to share our organic homegrown products: olive oil, wine, plums, peaches, apricots, oranges, lemons, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cabbages, etc...
Zugang für Gäste
You are welcome to use the common spaces inside the villa: living room, kitchen and library; and also to explore the surroundings: both our property and the adjacent ones from our family.
Interaktion mit Gästen
On week days interactions will be limited by a very often extended working schedule. I will always be reachable by phone though. Across the street you'll always be able to find someone from the family, but their communication is restricted to Portuguese.
Either me on the spot or my son online (he manages the online platforms) will be more than happy to help you plan your trip and give you the native's advice that makes travelling the greatest experience.
Weitere wichtige Infos
The house is really in the countryside, with all its advantages and peculiarities: the odd spider in the room or roosters singing in the early morning and similar events are naturally out of our control :)