That was then, this is now

Back in January of last year, when we were looking for somewhere new, we visited a property in the tiny village of Moita Negra in central Portugal. It was a grey day,  and this was the last place on our list. Turned out it was the one. The land was untamed, hadn’t been managed for a few years – and there was a lot of it – and the outbuildings needed (ahem) quite a bit of work, but the house was neat, recently renovated, and most importantly, habitable.

Fast forward to April of this year. As you can see, we’ve made a lot of changes.

We’ve cleared the land and converted the dilapidated old barn into bathrooms (with a lot of help – names and links are on the Thanks page).

And now, we’re ready. We’ve got hot water and electricity in the bathrooms, we’ve got fully-furnished tents, we’ve got nature. Lots of nature. We’re ready for you to visit, to stay with us for a while, to discover the beauty and tranquility of our new home, this gorgeous country called Portugal. If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind, to relax, to get back in touch with yourself, then Dolittle Holidays is the place for you. Just give us a call, email us, get in touch. You won’t regret it.

2 Comments on “That was then, this is now

  1. As you know Dave, we have gone through a similar process. Well done you two ( and all that help) you must be SO proud! We have been open for a couple of seasons but I’m pretty sure the work will NEVER be over, just having space and land takes up so much available time, last alone getting ‘ finishing’ jobs done. But we certainly have no regrets ( other than missing family and friends).
    Have you seen our website. Some lovely, really helpful people made it foe us and are still advising us today. I can’t recommend them enough if your looking for someone. Well bloody done you! And good luck. Maybe we should swap holidays one dat. Out of season!
    I won’t put the website here cos it will feel like gate crashing your site. Let me know if you don’t know it xx
    Oh, it requires it below!!

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    • Hey Jo – like you, we’re a work in progress! There’s always something new to learn, something that needs attending to, something that’s broken…
      Proud? We ain’t got time for pride 🙂
      I haven’t seen your website. I’ll have a look. I want to keep it as simple as possible, but I’ll certainly put your friends in the ‘for future reference’ list.
      Holiswaps? Now *thats* an idea…
      Much love and sunshine xxx


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