We spent a perfect week in August in Portugal. The pool is really good for swimming/playing and Bruce and Bella are the perfect hosts. We even had our fridge filled with necessities upon arrival. The villa was comfortable for a family of 4 with good wifi and British TV! What more could you ask for?
Our family had a fantastic, relaxing 2 week stay at Casa Branca.
The villa itself is clean, accommodated the 3 of us, and had satellite TV and more importantly, a swimming pool (we used it everyday). The owners Bruce and Bella are a lovely couple who were non-intrusive and very helpful in finding where the essentials are (supermarket, places for parking in Coimbra etc).
There is loads to do and see within an hour of the villa (you need a car), including river swimming at Gois, Coimbra, Tomar, Aviero and lots more. An idyllic escape. A very big recommend.
The cottage stands in lovely grounds in a small hamlet, surrounded by other dwellings and beautiful views of the hills. The amenities in the cottage were perfectly suited to our needs of four adults. The outside space was so welcome and private, where we ate most of our meals using the barbeque. We found the local town and supermarket, with initial guidance from our congenial hosts Bruce and Bella, who have such a wealth of local knowledge too. Venturing further afield was fun to explore and again some stunning places to visit. In all a very good choice to this part of Portugal. Would recommend.
We had a wonderful break in this beautiful part of Portugal, between the sea and the mountains. Bruce and Bella were delightful hosts who made our visit so much easier, introducing us to the local supermarket and restaurants, and suggesting places to visit. Our children loved the pool and we would definitely return again.