Cottage sleeps 4 - 5 people:1st bedroom with double bed & en suite bathroom; 2nd bedroom with twin beds + fold-up bed which can be used in any of the rooms; separate bathroom; tiny office/library with selection of books (English & Portuguese) and board-games, living-room with cable TV, DVD player & selection of DVD's and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
Free Wi-Fi internet.
Covered patio with BBQ and original wood oven.
Eco-friendly heating system - solar panels and wood-burning stove (using wood from our own trees) heat water & supply central heating throughout whole house.
Household linen provided.
Vale Florido has a small mini-market, bakery and café. Nearest market town is Alcanena - 15 mins drive away.
I moved to Portugal 33 years ago and the more I live here, the more I love the country, the people and the way of life, The Portuguese are so warm and friendly, so hospitable and easy-going. And the food . . . . deliciosa! Not to mention the wine, of course.
Sergio and I originally bought this cottage to restore and resell. However, we fell in love with the place and decided to keep it for ourselves. If or when you come here, you will see why.
The fact that we tried to keep as many of the original features of the house as possible give it so much character and it's just so relaxing to sit outside on the patio listening to nothing other than the chirping of birds. Very quiet, very relaxing - just the occasional tractor or truck passing by to tend to animals in the fields. Or Senhor Eduardo, the shepherd, trekking up or down the lane with his goats.