We enjoyed our stay in Lucia's house very much. It totally met our expectations. It is clean and provides the guests with all amenities needed. And it has character, as it is an old house which has been lovingly and artistically furnished and decorated with nice color schemes and pictures on the walls.
The house is a bit cold, and so one suggestion I have for Lucia would be to provide a couple more heaters. The one in one of the bedrooms was much appreciated in the rather chilly morning hours.
Best of all is the quiet of the rural environment. Flowers, trees, a horse and sheep grazing in the pasture out front ..... it was a great relief for us to be out in nature again, after a number of days spent in Evora and Lisbon.
I never got to meet Lucia, as it was her daughter Carla who checked us in, but Lucia is an excellent communicator by e-mail. She very promptly took care of things, sending helpers to the house, when a couple of issues came up that we didn't know how to deal with. She was also extremely helpful in setting up an appointment for me with her dentist, and I am very grateful for all her support and help.
I totally recommend the place to anybody who loves the quiet and serenity of a rural setting.