A Ruina Velha
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A Ruina Velha is a great 1 bed cotttage situated in a tiny village Vilarinha. Recently renovated, this property offers superb accommodation for 2 people.The bedroom can be made up into a King or into singles.
Vilarinha is a tiny traditional village situated just a few minutes drive from 2 beautiful beaches, Amado famous for its surfing and Bordeira with a lagoon surounded by sand dunes.
Carrapateira is 3km where you will find lovely Restaurants, Cafes. a market and a shop that sells everything.
Golf , Tennis, Gym & a Health Spa is all available at Parques Floresta, 15 mins drive away. (Discounts to our guests are offered but please request card at time of booking).
A Ruina Velha has its own sun terrace with superb views across the valley where you can sit & eat looking across the beautiful valley & watching the old traditional farming methods that still go on in this area or at night enjoy the most amazing stars.
Only 3 km down a leafy lane to Carrapateira where you will find lovely Restaurants, Cafes a market and a shop that sells everything. It now even has a surf shop and cash point but it is all cobbled and very quaint with a rickety postbox outside a little house that is the post lady's.
A Ruina Velha is up some steep stone steps so is not suitable for young children or the unstable, the steps lead to the terrace with table and chairs & front door.
Front door leads to the open plan sitting room with Log fire, TV (with a large selection of channels in different languages), DVD, CD-Hi fi, i-pod docking station, games, books, & DVDs.
Dining table for 4 & a Kitchen with everything you could wish for including Microwave, Dish washer, Juicer, Fridge, Freezer, Oven & Hob.
Hall to Bedroom with built in cupboard, (twins or King) TV, & dvd.
Bathroom with WC, Basin, Bidet and Bath with shower over.
Outside steps to the Private roof terrrace with Sofa, Loungers, outside sink, barbecue and hidden in a cupboard you will find the washing machine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Amado and Bordeira 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 117 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 35.7 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Algarve region
West Algarve tends to be very hot and dry during the summer month and cooler from October through to March.
These are the months with higher rainfall, but allows for the beautiful region to become very lush throughout the spring months.
Vilarinha is set within a Nature Reserve which is a protected conservation area prohibiting development.
Carrapateira is the nearest local town being 3 km offering a wide selection of eating from casual cafes and bars to lovely traditional restaurants. A market and a shop that sells everything. It has a surf shop and cash point and is cobbled and very quaint with a rickety post box outside a little house.
Tennis and Riding 2km away. Golf, Tennis, Gym & a Health Spa is all available at Parques Floresta, 15 mins drive away. (discounts to our guests are offered but please request card at time of booking)
Vila do Bispo is 10 minutes drive with more restaurants, shops, chemist, supermarkets, banks, & markets.
Beautiful beaches the nearest being Amado 3km offering fantastic surfing and surfing schools, a couple of beach bars. Bordeira a lagoon surounded by sand dunes which is never crowded a small wooded beach bar is sometimes open but you can always walk to Sito do Rio which is a traditional restaurant just off the sand dunes or drive along the track over the cliff and half way between this beach and Amado you will find the fantastic restaurant overlooking the fishermans harbour called Sito do Forno, you can then short cut back to Vilarinha by following the track on and going past Amado beach. There are numerous other beaches close by some with local beach restaurants.
The local area is perfect for nature lovers, idea for walking, cycling and of course relaxing!
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