We have just returned from 2 weeks staying at this lovely farm lodge. Antonio was a pleasure to deal with and all communication was prompt. Upon arrival he met us at a local cafe and we followed him to the lodge (useful as it is quite a tricky spot to navigate too, even with sat nav) The lodge itself is very cosy, with all the mod cons a family could need, even had a play station and many English channels on the TV. We used the grill in the separate kitchen area a few times, great to share a family BBQ around the massive outside table. The grounds are huge, with lovely fruit trees which you are free to enjoy. The pool is a good size and one depth throughout. Really enjoyed sitting on the verandah having a cuppa, looking out on the vineyard. Being in the north, we found the weather a little changeable and it became quite cool in the evenings, but this made it easier to sleep in the evenings. The town of ponte de Lima is about 20mins drive away and is very pretty with a lot of history. We found the contenente supermarket to be the best, again about 20mins away. However there is a local shop 5mins down the road where you can get the essentials and amazing pastries for breakfast. The best beaches are about 45mins away, but they were uncrowded and beautiful and worth the drive. We tend to enjoy a quiet holiday, spending time round the pool, but there are lots of attractions around that a family could enjoy. All in all we had a great chilled out holiday, if you want a lot of outdoor space this property definitely has it.