The Natural Elements apartment 6km > beach
from £35 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £35 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
As the name suggests, the Natural Elements apartment draws inspiration from the beauty of nature. The design of this wonderfully unique living space brings together a wealth of natural materials. The bedroom design incorporates the famous cork oaks of Portugal, a beautiful mosaic and wood finishes, while the bathroom is styled on the stunning vistas of the desert – complete with sand dunes created with Moroccan plastering techniques. The open-plan living room and kitchen area also boast many natural elements, such a cork, stone and wood.
The Natural Elements Apartment features:
• one bedroom with double bed (160cm x 200cm)
• bathroom with shower, toilet and sink,
• a corridor with wardrobe
• a split level down (50 cm 3 steps) open space living, dining and kitchen area
• a simple, rural kitchen with fridge, gas stove with oven, extraction fan and utensils.
• a low loft to sleep up to 2 children, accessed by a wooden ladder
• fire place for winter
• decking with great view
• free wifi
• hairdryer on request (for reasons of energy efficiency, please don't bring your own)
• use of washing machine (not in the apartment but nearby)
• breakfast, lunch or dinner on request
The living area contains a comfy, bespoke sofa situated near a cosy wood-burner. A tiny oven built into the stove means that, on a cold day, you could even make a fire and cook a cake, should the mood take you. The windows to the front of the apartment grant an amazing view of the valley and access to a beautiful wooden decking area (more than 30m²), complete with outside shower and plenty of space for lounging, sitting, or doing yoga.
On the other side we have a tiled outside area – for extra sun exposure in the morning and on windy days. Through this side you can also access your vehicle's parking area, located just 30 meters away from the apartment, at the end of a wide, slate-paved path.
Electricity, water and gas are included in the price; you will only pay for wood in the winter if you choose to make a fire. The building is centrally heated.
For guests with children we can provide cots for the bedroom. Younger children can sleep on an extra bed in the living room or, if over seven years old, can use the low mezzanine level – a great adventure for kids (accessed via a small staircase). Alternatively, if they are old enough, we have a fully decorated yurt (Mongolian Tent – see website for pictures) within sight of the apartment. Please check for availability.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Odeceixe Beach 6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 125 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Algarve region
Gaily painted boats in fishing ports gracefully bob up and down. Sparkling white-washed houses with distinctive Moorish chimneys are dotted everywhere. In spring the entire region is carpeted with white almond blossom.
The Algarve has something to offer everyone, tempting golf courses on which international tournaments are played, superb tennis and riding, and every watersport you can think of. There's an excellent choice of holiday apartments and villas, and hotels which also provide first-rate business and conference facilities. Walk through the busy local markets to choose from traditionally- made handicrafts such as matgrass baskets and rugs, beautiful hand-painted pottery and tiles, beaten copperware and intricate bobbin-lace. At night visit one of the many glittering casinos or clubs, or simply sit outside beneath the stars and sample some freshly-caught seafood.
There is much, much more to the Algarve than sun and sea. You can discover the remains of Roman towns, admire cool tiled churches and explore narrow winding side streets. Faro, international gateway to the region, offers lively cafes, smart shops, cobblestoned streets and grand houses with wrought-iron balconies. In the Cidade Velha - Old Town - you can browse around the 13th Century Cathedral and Bishop's Palace.
Moving west, the area around Almancil is best known for its prestigious holiday resorts. The tiny Sao Lourenco Church in the village, with its spectacular Baroque tiled ceiling, is thought to be one of the finest in Portugal. At the popular resort of Albufeira you can still see fishermen sitting on the beach beside their colourful boats mending nets. Inland lies Lagoa - famous for its wines, Silves - with its red sandstone castle and battlements standing proudly against a background of mountains, and Caldas de Monchique - a quaint Roman spa town. Lagos, on the coast, was one of the earliest settlements where Prince Henry the Navigator built his ships for the voyages of discovery. Further west lies the dramatic windswept promontory of Sagres - known for its fort, now an emblematic and cultural place, and for being the departure point of Portuguese navigators - and of Cabo de Sao Vicente, once thought, as it stood on the very edge of the world, to be a meeting place of the gods.
To the east of Faro stretches the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve with a peaceful bird sanctuary. The beaches along this part of the coast are flatter, wider and more deserted. Olhao is a 17th Century town built in Moorish style and known for its lively indoor fish market. Further east is one of the Algarve's most elegant towns: Tavira. With its pastel-coloured houses reflected in the gliding river, minature domes, ornate belltowers, low bridges and twisting streets, Tavira has a charming, almost oriental flavour. For a wealth of sports, night-life, beautiful scenery and glorious sunshine throughout the year, the Algarve cannot be beaten.
Embedded by the eco reserve that "Vida Pura eco retreat" is situated in and a short drive 6 km away from the stunning beach of Odeceixe, one of the seven miracle beaches of Portugal, we have the best of both worlds to offer.
During the day and especially at night it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop, the nocturnal animals sing their songs and the stream that divides the Algarve and the Alentejo trickles endlessly over the land. Apart from our houses that are built as ecologically as possible we have a beautiful biodynamic garden that produces lovely food for you to enjoy. Great walks and strolls by the river stream can be undertaken.
If you want some more movement but not too much you can take a bike, walk or drive to Odeceixe, a little sleepy town where time has stood still. Around the area traditionalism is very tangible, agriculture and fishery are one of the main activities. An area where donkeys are still ploughing the fields and the fish is served straight from the boat onto your plate.
Odeceixe Beach is a 1st price winning beach in the huge Natural Park that surrounds it. The beach is great for surfing, body boarding and sunbathing. It lends itself for playing lots of games and because of its width during low tide it's almost a round beach. The stream that runs over our land flows into the sea. At the riverside the ocean's waves are cancelled out and harnesses great opportunity for families with smaller kids.
Recently the Rota Vicentina has been installed, an unbelievable experience for trekking minded people. A trail that runs right by our land goes for hundreds of kilometres over the coastline and partly inland as well.
Whether you're looking for rest, nature or an activity holiday this is the right spot.
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