Beautiful site and fabulous location for touring around Central Portugal. We stayed here last week during the forest fires and were safely a distance away from them. Dave and Ali are knowledgeable about nice places to visit that might not be on the usual tourist trails. We visited a fantastic beach about an hour away in Figueira da Foz which has great facilities like beachside showers and water fountains, cafes toilets etc and we also visted some underground caverns (think Castleton on Steroids!) a similar distance away. I would recommend that you hire a car to get the most out of your experience,the roads are good and the motorways are quiet by English standards. However you could just spend a week away from it all, chilling by your fabulously comfortable tent or under the gazebo and pottering about to local villages on foot, as we did on a couple of days.