Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Tucked into the traditional old port of Fuseta, converted from a carpenter's workshop, this is a very modern structure resembling a New York loft. The back walls were replaced by double glazed doors and windows which look out onto salt flats, fields and the sea.
The view is fantastic both from the inside and from the cobbled courtyard and small garden. A low wall separates the property from a sea inlet which feeds the salt flats and fills and empties with the tide. Sea birds and pink flamingos come to catch fish and so can you, sitting on the wall when the tide is in.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, Nearest railway: Fuzeta|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor is a large open space all the way up to the roof, wood floor in the lounge and the old cobbles in the kitchen and dining area. A sophisticated air conditioning system heats the loft in the winter and cools it in summer. The furnishings are trendy, there is a television, WiFi internet, a radio and a pool table, plus a downstairs cloakroom. The Galley kitchen is large and very well appointed. An adjoining breakfast nook has a sea view.
The washing machine and storage space are in the covered courtyard terrace.
Upstairs, the bedroom with a big double bed and storage space faces east so you can watch the morning sun rise and hear the birds calling. A separate dressing room opens on onto the bathroom which has a double washbasin and a spectacular round Jacuzzi tub in which you can relax, enjoy the view over the salt flats and let the bubbles massage you. The study opens onto a terrace from which the view is even more spectacular as you can see into the far distance to the mountains of salt.
|Further details outdoors|
Spectacular views from the first floor terrace over the salt pans, there is also a sun terrace and garden on the front terrace. Leading directly out onto the salt pans. Sea birds and pink flamingos come to catch fish and so can you, sitting on the wall when the tide is in.
We request a 30% deposit on booking with the remaining 70% due 2 months before your arrival.
We now have a free unlimited Wifi Internet connection and a HDMi flat screen TV, therefore for watching English TV channels, you will need to bring with you a HDMi ready laptop or device.
The Algarve region
The coastal towns of the eastern Algarve are ‘real’ towns, far more under-developed than those in the Central and Western area of the Algarve.
If you are after a more relaxed style of holiday, away from the hordes of tourists and water parks, then the Eastern Algarve may be the place for you.
Why is it so undeveloped? The reason for this is probably because the towns along the coast are not generally right on the sea. They are separated from the Atlantic by salt-pans, marshland and lagoons. These form part of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve which stretches from just south of Faro along the coast to the town of Vila Nova de Cacela, a few kilometres west of the Rio Guadiana river on the Spanish border.
The headquarters of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve at Quinta Marim is worth a visit.
The beaches you’ll find along the coast are to be found on long sandy islands and outcrops. Because of this, little development of hotels has been possible, and should therefore keep the area quieter than other areas in the Algarve.
The wetlands of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve make this area of coastline, wild and interesting, in contrast to the red sandstone cliffs of the central Algarve and the rugged coastline in the west.
Further inland, the area is completely undeveloped. Small rustic villages nestle in the remote countryside. You’ll find the local inhabitants going about their daily business, the same today as they did many generations before.
The loft is 5m from the train station. Train travel in Portugal is inexpensive, reliable and fun. You can take a hired bike on board . A 5m walk in the opposite direction brings you to a very nice restaurant and takeaway called “CRISPIM”. Around the corner to your right is the main shopping street of the charming, friendly village of Fuseta with it’s main square where you can sit in one of the cafés to sample the delicious Portuguese pastries to accompany a “bica”, the Portuguese version of an espresso coffee. Newspapers, magazines, etc., are available in English, French, German, etc.
Turn left at Crispims and you pass a wonderful old boatyard repairing old wooden fishing boats painted in bright colours on your way to the covered market where stalls sell local produce: fish, fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, fresh goat’s cheese and honey. 5 more minutes take you to ferry boats which ply to and fro from the island which separates the lagoon from the Atlantic ocean. A ten minute trip will take you to near deserted, miles long sand beaches. On the lagoon side the sea is warm and calm, on the other a bracing , wave swept beach.
Olhao, the second largest fishing port in Portugal is a 10m drive from Fuseta. It has heaps of restaurants, from upmarket seafood ones to pizza parlours and local eateries, 6 supermarkets open seven days a week, two large covered markets, outdoor stalls selling colourful clothes, handbags and shoes!
Faro, the capital of the Algarve is 20km from Fuseta. It has a good theatre, lots of cinemas in the big shopping mall, smart shops, restaurants and art galleries, as well as a few interesting museums.
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9 Nov 2014
"Magnifique mais très bruyant"
Un choc quand vous rentrez dans ce loft!C'est magnifique ,très moderne,chic ,vue superbe,malheureusement gâché par le bruit de la rue sur laquelle se trouve ce loft.,et par les craquements inc… More
22 Sep 2014
"Stylish, Spacious interior with a wonderful view"
Our second visit to the Loft - a fabulous place to stay! So close to Fuzeta's quaint fishing harbour, supermarket, town square, restaurants and railway station but when you walk in the door its like a different world with amazing views over the salt pans, a birdwatchers paradise and a romantic hideaway for 2. Inside there is everything you could wish for to make a perfect holiday home. Also the location is great for exploring the rest of the Eastern Algarve and beyond. We can't wait for our next visit.......
27 Oct 2012
"Loved The Loft !"
The Loft was simply beatiful. Everything you need was at hand. Stunning views, modern chic simply wonderful
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