For those that want to replace the city stress by the calmness of the country side, Vila dos Castanheiros (Chestnut Tree Villa) is the ideal place. Located in the center of Portugal, in the historical village of Paio Mendes, 3 Km away from Dornes, where the peaceful flow of Rio Zêzere meets the lagoon of Castelo do Bode, you may take advantage of a magnificent landscape, where the mountainside of Ribatejo begins. This family environment farmhouse reunites the perfect conditions for those that wish to connect with natures rhythms. The true flavors of the land are the main ingredients at our table, that we like to share with those that visit us. The rooms we have are named after our trees, whose fruits you may enjoy freely during your stay. Come find us and enjoy the comfort, silence, flavors and the pure fresh air of this genuine treasure in the middle of Portugal. Nature: hiking, river beaches, Praia da Nazaré (sea 100 km), carriage rides, floating pool at Blue Lake. Sports: fishing, water sports (canoeing, swimming, rowing, jet skiing), biking paths, pathways all terrain riding. Culture and Religion: Route of the Templars (pentagonal tower in Dornes, Convent of Christ in Tomar, in Tancos Almourol Castle, New Castle Towers, Old Seminary in Cernache Bonjardim); Geodetic Museum in Vila de Rei, Fátima Shrine Pilgrimages, Candles in the Dornes. Workshops: Ceramic Gastronomy: Route Ribatejo wines, regional specialties: tripe, maranhos, roast kid, draws near, barbel, Fataca, Sertã cheese, fresh goat cheese, cheese Sands, olive oil, nuts, cherry festival, crawfish festival, Festival of beans, snails event.