The estate agent visit was much more productive; tomorrow we’re viewing a farm with 11 acres, the house looks quite big (AND HABITABLE), it has mains electricity and mains water all for 68,000€. Which probably works out cheaper than the Castelo Branco one once we’ve factored in the cost of a new roof, solar panels, generator, bore hole etc. And as a big bonus this farm is only about 20 minutes from the coast.
HOORAH!!! Story Telecom emailed and told us how to reset our mobile and we can now make calls.