This really is rural Portugal. Set in rolling countryside in a working olive grove, Os Anjos (The Angels) is an ideal spot from which to explore this lesser-known corner of the Alentejo. The white fortified town of Campo Maior is within walking distance and the historic town of Elvas, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a short drive away. Solange and Joris will provide a warm welcome and as much advice as you need on where to go on foot, by bike or by car, with appropriate route sheets. The site has 30 terraced pitches accessed by a circular track, with twelve electrical connections (6A) available.
The Spanish border is very close and a trip to Badajoz on the River Guadiana is highly recommended; it is a modern market town with a fascinating past, so you can catch a morning market, visit the Moorish castle – the Alcazaba – and some of its many other monuments, gardens and bridges, and then stock up with Spanish provisions and fuel from a hypermarket. Back in Portugal, you can head north to explore the spectacular Serra de São Mamede National Park and visit the impressive medieval castle and town of Marvão, or Portalegre, another hill-top town famous for its silks and tapesteries.