Hidden in a quiet street in the village of Assagaon is this charming Portuguese home. A foyer leads into a passage with hand-finished walls, broken marble flooring and a stained glass window. To the left is a kitchen with cosy breakfast seating and an antique crockery cupboard. Next to it, a study with beige-and-white patterned flooring doubles up as a bedroom with an antique cast iron bed. Past the second bedroom is the master bedroom at the end of the passage. Distressed white wooden flooring and antique furniture are paired with bright cushions and vibrant paintings. The bathroom has intricate mosaic walls and flooring. Across from the bedroom is an airy living and dining area with a triple-height sloping roof. A palatial door serves as a wall hanging, framing a painting and holding an assortment of antique plates in its niches. Arched doorways lead out onto a veranda that touches a swimming pool. Surrounding it is a garden with a gazebo and outdoor dining area. Up a flight of hand-cut stone steps is another bedroom. Its balcony has antique wooden railings and a cosy sit-out overlooking the poolside, and is the perfect place to soak in Villa Evora’s tranquil charm.