This beautiful family home and magnificent garden and pool simply exceeded the expectations of us all. We saw all the photos of course but when we got there it was just the same but better. Our family group of 8, four couples, had an amazing holiday here. The rooms were all perfectly arranged so that we all had our own space around the large communal sitting room. Having a separate mini house for us (parents) worked well when the 'kids' wanted to carry on talking and watching films etc. wifi and TV very useful! The garden and pool area were gorgeous, lush planting and fragrant herbs, rich lawn and perfect pool that allowed at least four of us to do lengths at the same time. The grounds allowed for each couple to colonise their own space when the heat of the sun got too much. Lovely outdoor eating area which encouraged a dinner party very night. The BBQ was a bit out of the way. The local village was immaculate but a bit dead in August, however, useful emergency shopping was a bonus. Montemor was moderately local if you dared to exceed the speed limit. A nice and very authentic local town and worth exploring. This is a rural retreat so a bit of a drive to Lisbon and the coast. Evora was beautiful too in the other direction. Joaquim and Ana Maria were utterly welcoming and so keen that we appreciate their family home. Hope to return in not too distant future.