Less than two minutes from Casa Fortuna, there is a spring in the village where you can get drinking water. (Tap water is chlorinated to varying degrees throughout Portugal, but it is safe to drink.)
The street that leads directly from the house out of the village. On the other side, Casa Fortuna adjoins the house next door.
In the morning and evening, a flock of sheep passes by the house. Apart from a few neighbours and perhaps a tractor, there is no traffic.
The village is divided into two levels. On the lower level, called "Oliveira da Fazemão", is the Casa Fortuna, on the edge of the village. On the upper level, there is a bar with an integrated shop, where you can buy not only bacalhau (salted cod), which is very common in Portugal, but also wine, water, cheese and beer, among others. You can also stop for a coffee. The "Meia de Leite" (espresso with milk, in a ratio of 1:1) or the "Pingado" (espresso with only two or three drops of milk) are highly recommended, preferably accompanied by a "Pastel de Nata", the delicious puff pastry tart with custard.