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"This house is so breathtaking, I absolutely adored it! Everything you need is available in the house, the decoration is stunning and the garden is too good to be true. The river is near the house and easy to reach.

The relaxed communication with Frans and Liz is very good, Frans is very very kind.I can't wait to go back!"

Date of Stay: Jul 2016

Inke O 

"Absolutely wonderful house where the attention to details was exquisite. Idyllic location to visit the medieval Portugal. Piece of paradise on the edge of a lake. All the mod con you can wish for. Accurate description, clean and we'll maintained and perfect customer service make it a holiday house that I will certainly recommend to my friends. You can rent boats to go round the lake or 4x4 to climb on top of the local hills to view fantastic sceneries... So much to see all around that one week isn't enough. We will come back. Thank you Liz for a fantastic house. And Frans for your kind welcome."

Date of Stay: Jun 2016


"Magnífica casa con excelente ubicacion, decoracion minimalista y con muy buen gusto, límpia y muy bien equipada. Ideal para descansar, hacer senderismo y disfrutar con amigos. Las camas son muy cómodas. Todavia mejor en la realidad que en las fotografias. Sin duda, recomendada."

Date of Stay: September 2015


Przepiękne i cudowne miejsce , przesympatyczna właścicielka udzielająca wszelkiej pomocy , Dom jest usytuowany nad brzegiem rzeki w pełni wyposażony , bardzo gustownie urządzony . Polecam ,Polecam !!!!!!!!!! 

Date of Stay: November 2015


"We had a wonderful holiday here. Dornes is a tiny little village on the River Zezere, the villa sits above the river so wherever you are in the house you have beautiful views. The tranquility and peace are almost tangible and the garden created by the owner is simply beautiful, withe so many cleverly created places to sit and enjoy your surroundings. The house itself is very comfortable. We were welcomed by a local caretaker who was very helpful and friendly. He gave us lots of tips for eating out, supermarkets, etc. The house itself is equipped very well, home from home in fact! Just delightful. The location of the villa made travelling around ss easy and we had a number of fabulous days out exploring the area."

Date of Stay: August 2015


"We went with a group of seven and all of us absolutely loved our stay.

The information regarding facilities was spot on. We were greeted by Frans, an incredibly kind man who gave us a tour of the house and told us about the local area. The villa was well furnished, comfortable bedrooms and a lovely kitchen with a large table around which we could all sit and play games. The river, with a little beach, in which we swam daily was only a 1 minute walk away. And the villa has a lovely garden with two seperate places to sit and enjoy the view.

Would recommend it to anyone!"

Date of Stay: Jul 2015

Dominique N

Adorei a estadia, só foi pena serem só 3 dias. Casa com todas as condições num sítio paradisíaco... Adorei e recomendo...

Date of Stay: May 2015

Carlos D


"Una casa maravillosa en un entorno envidiable.

Llevamos dos años disfrutando y volveremos.

La propietaria es muy amable"

Date of Stay: Aug 2016

Natalia G 

"What a magical space. So beautiful, the photos don't do it justice as it is far better. Immaculately clean with views from every window and angle. Check in and out went smoothly. This location is off the beaten path but that allowed us a lovely three hours walk in to the forest directly from our front door. The masseuse whose brochure we found in the house was brilliant. The house was very well equipped and everything worked well. I can see how this is year round destination of choice."

Date of Stay: June 2015


"La casa es una preciosidad y el entorno increíble, es el mejor lugar para perderse. El único pero es que la casa dispone de alarma y aunque nosotros no la utilizamos se disparo un día sin motivo y al no saber apagarla supuso un poco de contratiempo para todos."

Date of Stay: May 2016


"Очень красивое место, чудный городок, приветливые жители. Вся вилла и сам дом в реальности гораздо лучше, чем на фотографиях. Все, что необходимо для комфортного проживания – в наличии. Провели там незабываемую неделю. Спасибо Лиз и отдельное спасибо Франсу – его содействие было своевременным и любезным. Very beautiful place, a wonderful town, friendly inhabitants. The villa and the house were much better in reality than in the photos. Everything you need for a comfortable is in availability. We have been here for an unforgettable week. Thank you Liz and special thanks to Frans - his contribution was timely and dear."

Date of Stay:August 2015


"My husband and I stayed in this house for 16 nights in August, it was absolutely wonderful, very clean, well equipped everything you need, lots of light,all rooms double aspect at least. Was met by the property manager Emma who was very helpful, and very quick to reply to any questions we had I am in the same business so its always interesting to compare service etc, but couldn't fault anything Enjoyed buying bread and cakes from the local lady who called at the village most mornings. My husband took a kayak on the lake most days only a few steps from the house and only 5 euros for an hour, he had the lake to himself most of the time even in August Tried lots of restaurants within an easy drive of the house, all fantastic quality and extremely good value Can highly recommend this property Liz has done a fantastic job restoring this house and has done it to an extremely high standard Thanks for a wonderful trip Liz & Emma"

Date of Stay: August 2015

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