Casa Grande is a large 19th century Azorian manor house which has been lovingly restored and stylishly decorated throughout. Just as remarkable are the large gardens that stretch down to the lakes and are maintained by 6 gardeners. I stayed here with 4 other plein air painters and we were very happy spending whole days in and around the house painting the most beautiful views in every direction.
The house has everything you might need. Good kitchen, comfy beds, lovely white living room, washing machine etc., but the magic ingredient to our stay was Alexandra, who is around in her office during the day and always available to deal with any questions, give advice, or even print the odd airline ticket!
This house would be ideal for large families, or groups of friends looking to live in style for a week. I will definitely be returning.