I recently had the pleasure of spending two fantastic weeks in Portugal.
I stayed in a superb luxury apartment which is called Prado Sonolento ten minutes drive from the historic and picturesque town of Tomar. The drive to the apartment is breathtaking. As you wind your way up through the hills towards the accomodation the view back down and all around is amazing.
If, like me, you enjoy cycling the hilly routes are demanding but very much rewarding.On my arrival i was greeted by John and Linda Doyle the english couple who run the apartment. The place was great.Two bedrooms(one en-suite) large living/dining room, self contained brand new kitchen, beautifully maintained garden leading to a covered patio area and a large pool. I had the option whilst staying with John and Linda of self catering or breakfast and evening meal. I did a week of each and was well pleased with Lindas english classics and local dishes. Johns hospitality was second to none with plenty of red wine on offer.Whilst there i payed many visits to the wonderful lake area and explored Tomar and other towns nearby.