The house has 3 terraces. Every terrace is made out of schist from the area. This adds to the natural characteristics of the property. Depending on the time and the position of the sun, you can choose the perfect spot. Each terrace has plenty of garden furniture.
Main terrace with a view to the garden, to the valley and to the village
On this terrace on the ground floor you can enjoy the afternoon sun and nice, muggy summer nights. Near the living room and the kitchen, this terrace is suitable to eat outside. Diverse fresh herbs such as thyme, laurel, rosemary, chives… flavour your dishes while cooking.
This terrace is partly covered by wooden balconies on top of thick, schist pillars.2 olive trees, an antique case, an awning and appropriate lighting add to the atmosphere. A barbecue and a patio heater are available for the tenants. This terrace has a wide open view over the garden, the woods and the fields in the valley. The village of Casal is situated along the side across the valley. You witness the real Portuguese country life. You get the feeling of going back in time about 50 years.
Terrace on the first floor
On the terrace at the front door on the first floor, you can see the sunrise, which is ideal for breakfast. The oak trees and plant borders with oleander and lavender make this terrace a calm, enclosed corner.
Terrace by the swimming pool
In the afternoon, you can opt for the shadows from the trees or the full sun on the large pool terrace. The trees around ensure full privacy. You can cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool. There are 4 teak sunbeds and 2 loungers with cushions where you can sunbathe. There is also a small river along the terrace, under the trees.
The swimming pool
Like many Portuguese houses on the countryside, this house has a large water reservoir, which used to water the fields during hot, dry summers. Now, this reservoir is converted into a swimming pool. It has an unusual crooked form, but is deep (1m50) and long (8m) enough for a refreshing plunge the rock , against which the pool was built, makes a unique, natural decor.