Go down the motorway till you get to the IC8, turn left. Keep on that road for about 20 miles then take the first turn to Pedrogao Grande, go up past the builders Merchants, then take the first left to Fontainhas, go down 1/2 a mile. When you hit the first S bends you are there, it is on the left, you cant miss it, big barn lots of olive trees etc... The car park is on the second right hander, on the left.
There might be sheep or cattle on land don't worry about them there Arlindo's
HWH, that's a fantastic-looking extension going up there!
Joined: 01 Jan 2005 Posts: 1110 Location: Bourrou South West France
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 10 8:02 pm Post subject:
Thanks Vanessa. (Long time no see!)
Unfortunately, we've been ordered to stop building because the roof is not exactly as it was on the plans. When we told him we wanted to change it from the original plan, our architect said to go ahead and that nobody in their right mind would complain because the roof is absolutely typical of the area.
Surprise, surprise - our mayor is insisting that we take it down, so we've had to re-apply for PP. Her reasons are that it's "Shocking against the landscape" and "No effort has been made to plant around the building". I've just spent a week listing (In French and Latin) the established plants around the house and we've put the plans in so we should know the outcome in a few week's time. Ho hum.
Simon, the Land Art saga will only be another rant....
Anyway, this is Mr BlueSky's joyful thread - let's keep the mood sunny - yeah.
I really enjoyed seeing you again Simon, the kids are great !
Joined: 04 Dec 2007 Posts: 324 Location: The veggie plot or getting stones
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 10 8:09 pm Post subject:
Great slideshow Simon - some good pics - we'll see you all sometime in the not too distant future.
Did the boys get a good selection of pebbles and glass?