This lovely, simply decorated chalet is located in a small hamlet about a 5-minute drive from Sta Catarina Fonte Bispo and a 35-minute drive from Faro airport. It is in a small vineyard, in a quiet, unspoiled area, ideal for getting away from it all.
This lovely, simply decorated chalet is located in a small hamlet about a 5-minute drive from Sta Catarina Fonte Bispo and a 35-minute drive from Faro airport. It is in a small vineyard, in a quiet, unspoiled area, ideal for a couple or couple with a child, who enjoys the peace of a beautiful countryside.
The chalet has a private porch with views of the vineyard and garden with swimming pool. There are several patios and places to sit and relax, and a dining area with a BBQ for guest use.
The Portuguese farmhouse of the owners is nearby on the same plot, and they are available to answer all your questions.
The chalet has its own access from the car park, with steps up to the door, so it is not suitable for people with mobility problems. The swimming pool and guest loungers are available to guests of the chalet as well as guests who stay in the guestroom.
Discover its beautiful countryside with its wonderful nature and lovely, friendly people. Here one can buy their local honey and smoked sausages and hams. Kilometres of tracks to walk are scattered around the hillside adding to the tranquillity of this area. Short walks to a local cafe or longer walks with a bottle of wine and olives to savour while enjoying the fantastic views these hills have to offer. Or laze by the pool.
Taran is also an artist working with "Glass Fusing" in her little studio that was once a pig-sty. Her art has been widely exhibited around the Algarve but can also be purchased from her studio
There are also sandy beaches nearby (20-25 min.), in Fuseta and Barrill, and excellent golf courses as well. The area is perfect for walking. Recommended places to visit at only a 20 minutes drive include the charming town of Tavira with its castle ruins and the large fishing port of Olhã. The Nature Reserve Ria Formosa is also worth a visit.
The chalet is ca. 25 m2 consisting of a combined living/bed room with dining table and chairs.
There is TV With some English channels, DVD player, air conditioning, ceiling fan & MP3 player dock.
There is a fully fitted small kitchen with almost everything one may need for preparing breakfasts and snacks and meals. There is no microwave, but kettle, coffee maker, toaster, juice press, gas hob & oven, fridge with a freezer compartment and utensils.
Towels are supplied and changed twice weekly and bed linen changed weekly.
A cot and highchair can be rented for €4,-/day
The small bathroom has a toilet, washbasin & seperate shower room and a hair dryer is supplied.
There is also a large porch for relaxing or eating with table and chairs.
There is a 8mx4m swimming pool, ca. 1.3m deep, for your use with sun loungers and shade on the pool terrace. The pool is shared with guests in the guestroom. Around the property is a well maintained garden with various patios and places to sit and relax. There is a separate barbecue area with its own terrace and table and chairs.
As we live on the property will be available throughout the stay to answer any questions and give tips etc.
The East Algarve coastline is dominated by the nature reserve, the Ria Formosa. This is lagoon running east from Faro to Monte Rota. The most stunning beaches on this part of the coast are offshore and access to them is by various boats or water taxis or "little train". The closest beach, ca. 20 mins. by car, is Fuzeta. Fuzeta is a small town with bars and cafes and restaurants and a clean sandy beach. Fuzeta is unusual because it has an onshore beach and offshore beaches accessed by boats. Our favourite beach is Barril, 25 mins. by car, with a choice to walk to the offshore beach or take the little train which costs €1,50
The East Algarve, because of the building restrictions in the nature reserve, is not yet so spoiled by tourism and a lot of the towns and villages have still managed to maintain their original charm. Not least Tavira. Our favourite.
Spain is only ca. 40 mins. away by car so the area is also ideal as a base for exploring this area on both sides of the border. For example, Seville is only 90 mins away.
The property is built on sloping terrain and thus there are steps around the property and because of this it is unfortunately not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Due to its countryside location a car is highly recommended.
There is wireless internet Access.
At the moment there is no mobile phone signal (some phones however do work sometimes) but the phone companies are working on it.
We ask People not to smoke indoors and pets may be accepted on request.
We have a minimum of 3 nights booking.