If you are looking for a peaceful retreat and a chance to get to know the real Portugal I would highly recommend this cottage. It has everything you need for self catering and to be able to just sit in the lovely garden and relax. The owners are extremely friendly and very helpful, having an extensive knowledge of the area. They are an English couple but seem to have immersed themselves in the Portuguese lifestyle. You will need a car to explore the area, which is very pretty, especially if you drive up into the mountains. There are plenty of leaflets in the cottage and the owners are always available if you have questions.