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."
"Escondida entre as montanhas da zona central de Portugal e bem próximo das Aldeias do Xisto, fica a acolhedora e agradável Quinta da Palmeira, uma propriedade secular da região de Arganil e que foi recentemente transformada em hotel rural pelo holandês Jack Brouns, que aqui se instalou em busca de um sonho..."
'O holandês Jack Brouns palmilhou a Croácia, quase de lés a lés, à procura de um lugar para abrir um negócio turístico. Depois passou por Espanha, sem que, até ali, tenha encontrado o local certo. Por «questões sentimentais» acabaria por viajar para Portugal, rumo ao inteior centro, à procura do tal «lugar de sonho»...'