BLUE AND YELLOW HOUSE
Beach hut | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Typical Portuguese beach house - very cosy and lovely.
Located in a Natural park in the wild side of South Portugal.
The closest airport is Faro - 1 hour and 30 minutes drive.
Blue and Yellow house is situated between the village Vales and 2,5 km distance from Arrifana beach. The distance to Monte Clerigo beach is 5 km and from Alzejur is 6 km.
Alzejur is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the Countryside, where you can enjoy walking, cycling or horseriding, or just sitting at a cafe with a good book. There are near deserted beaches within a short drive and lots of villages to explore - The alternative Algarve.
Aljezur and the villages and countryside in this corner of the Algarve are wonderful and with spectacular views of the Western Atlantic coast.
The Blue house consists of an entry room with a secretary, a bathroom ( shower and washing machine ), living room ( with TV, CD, radio ). Here, there are 2 single folding beds. From the living room there is an access to the backyard terrace and to the kitchen.
The kitchen is fully equipped ( fridge, freezer, dish washing machine, toaster, water kettle, 2 gas plates to cook ). At the side of the kitchen, there is an open bedroom with a double bed.
The yellow house consists of a separate bedroom with 2 single beds. Access only from outside.
In the blue house sleeps 4 persons.
In the yellow house sleeps 2 persons.
The house can only be rented for a couple or family at a time, because there is only one bathroom.
It is a dolls house and an unique experience to stay in such a place.
Ideal for surfers, walking and horses or donkey tours and nature lovers.
This corner of the Algarve is quite different from the more hectic south coast - there is no hustle and bustle. you can see farmers ploughing their land with an oxen and a hand plough as they have done for centuries, take a walk along the cliffs or a stroll on one of the beaches and you might not see anyone unless its a wet suited surfer or someone fishing from the rocks.
If this appeals to you, then now is the time to visit as there is no saying how long it will stay like this.
What to visit nearby ?
The Beach of Bordeira - if you take the road towards the beach at Bordeira, you can drive along the cliff tops all the way to amado beach.
The Beach of Carrapateira - my favourite one ! - Very beautiful beach and small village. The village has a nice museum which I hardly recommend to visit.
About 40 minutes drive, you can visit Lagos - a very historic town centre still surrounded by medieval walls, a fort at the harbour entrance and the Golden church of St. Anthony. The long sweeping beach of Meia Praia and the secluded coves of Dona Ana and Camilo to enjoy, a modern Marina and a town centre os small squares linked by a network of cobbled streets, plus of course, plenty of restaurants and cafes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Faro Airoport 110 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 110 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
The Algarve region
This wide strip of the western atlantic coast is a protected parkland ( Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina ).
Here, and straight from the house, you can walk directly to the most wild and natural beaches. There are still a lot of beaches where you hardly see any people. There are a lot of walking tours and horseriding tours available.
Also because this corner of the Algarve is quite different from the more hectic south coast - there is no hustle and bustle - and there is a wide offer of beautiful wild beaches - it makes all this area a special paraside for surf lovers.
Actually, all this region is really suitable for nature persons, for those who do wish to be more in contact with a simple way of life.
Here, you can still see farmers ploughing their land with an oxen and a hand plough as they have done for centuries.
It is also a very good spot for fishing. There are lovely walks available along the cliffs where you might not see anyone unless it is a wet-suited surfer or someone fishing from the rocks.
At night, you can just seat outside and watch the sky, which is most of the time completely full of stars.
The closest house, is a little far away, and you have an old couple living there - who still make their own bread on an old and typical natural oven. They like to teach you how to make it and are more than pleased to offer you some.
All this region is very nice for a calm and relaxed holiday ! Here, you can breath very pure and good air, feel the earth, feel the people, talk to the fishermens, and see and feel how such people still live in just a simple and happy way.
Alzejur is the closest village to our house.
Alzejur is about 30 km north of Lagos on the N120 and is situated in a lush, green, vertile valley, an area well known for its sweet potato crops.
It is built on either side of the river that runs through the valley. The old town being on one side and the new town on the other.
The remains of a Moorish 10th century castle can be seen high on the hill over the old town and the views from there are fantastic 1
Next to the 18th century church - Igreja Matriz da nossa Senhora da Alva - is the town square with a nice offer of shops, cafes, a nice market with organic vegetables and fresh fish . Please note that a visit to this market is really a must in this area !
Close by you have the tourism office and lots of space to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the town, broken only by the bells marking the hours as they pass !
Alzejur and the villages and countryside in this corner of the Algarve are wonderful and with spectacular views of the Western Atlantic coast as you approach the beach.
Alzejur is ideal for a realxing holiday in the countryside, where you can enjoy walking, cycling or horseriding, or just sitting at a cafe with a good book. There are near a lot of deserted beaches within a short drive and lots of villages to explore - The alternative Algarve.
About 40 minutes drive, you can visit Lagos - a very historic town centre still surrounded by medieval walls, a fort at the harbour entrance and the golden church of St. Anthony. The long sweeping beach of Meia Praia and the secluded coves of Dona Ana and Camilo to enjoy, a modern marina and a town centre of small squares linked by a network of cobbled streets, plus of course, plenty of restaurants and cafes.
I also recommend a visit to Beach of Bordeira and The Beach of Carrapateira ( my favourite one ) - this is a very beautiful one and also a small village. This village has a nice museu, which I hardly recommend to visit.
In the night, and in all this region there is quite a nice offer of religion festivals at the beach, dance celebrations outside and the famous fishermens celebration night party at Arrifana beach - where wine , bread and sardines are offered all night long.
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