This little patch of heaven was a tranquil retreat like nothing I have ever experienced before. Once you find it (and it's not easy...see below for directions) you enter an oasis of peace. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious although the bed was pretty hard but the panoramic views over the river valley below, matched with the absolute quiet and stillness, make it impossible not to relax and shift into a lower gear. Breakfast under the willow tree watching the very occasional boat drift up the river is the best way to start the day. Loved our stay here. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away from it all. The nearest town offers a few restaurants and, as long as you don't expect Michelin Star, then you will be fine. Ask for restaurant recommendations from the staff - we were sent to a restaurant on a cliff top out of town that had fabulous views and great fish.
Directions: As you approach Vila Nova de Milfontes from the north, do not go into the down, instead carry on down the main road and cross the river. There road goes uphill straight after the bridge and at the top of the hill, there's an unmade road on the left - turn down here and the hotel entrance is the second turning left (about half a mile). Follow this road to the end and the hotel is there. Enjoy, unwind and relax.