Greg Boegner from "Portugal Confidential" wrote an article about us.
"Portugal Confidential" is the only website in Portugal that focuses purely on CONTEMPORARY Portugal and attracks audiences that are hip, sophisticated, creative, affluent and seeking to discover what´s NEW in Portugal.
"Dutch-born Jack Brouns, owner of the nearby Quinta da Palmeira in Cerdeira, can you tell you a thing or too about life being too short.
In the early millennium he was diagnosed with a rare muscular disease.
So aggressive was the illness that it made him bed bound in hospital for a number of years and forced him to learn how to walk again.
"So many people say they’re going to make their dreams reality, but hardly anyone ever follows through with them. I decided to," the hulking dutchman tells me from the comfort of a pool side armchair at his four star hotel.
Jack too uprooted his homeland to the irresistible call of rural Portugal. It took time, but the big friendly giant (we called him BFG Jack) has carved a niche in the market.
His several villas are scattered amongst fruit trees high above an isolated village, and each offers something completely unique - from the traditional Portuguese home to the modern and overwhelmingly spacious apartments.
For the family he even has a stunning two-floor villa, which recently won Jack fame after it featured on the TV show Four in a Bed and stole the show. It boosted custom from Belgium, but Jack is keen to show us Brits there’s more to Portugal than the Algarve."
"Hidden between the mountains of central Portugal and nearby schist villages, Quinta da Palmeira is cosy and pleasant, it´s a property from the 18th century in Arganil and was recently transformed into a rural hotel by the Dutch owner Jack Brouns, who settled there in search of his dream..."
"The Dutchman Jack Brouns started searching in Croatië to find a suitable place to open a charming hotel. He continued his search in Spain and there he decided to visit Portugal, especially central Portugal, where he found his dream place..."