Casa das Ameixas
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa das Ameixas is a renovated traditional 1 bedroom Portuguese farmhouse set in large grounds full of olive, almond, carob and fig trees and a recently planted small vineyard.
The “Little House” is a comfortable self contained apartment with one large bedroom, sitting room, shower room and galley kitchen within its covered terrace and swimming pool. It is adjacent to the main house but has very private spaces for relaxing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The nearest town, Moncarapacho is 10 minutes drive away with food shops, restaurants, banks and a pharmacy. Olhao is a busy town 20 minutes drive to the west with a large fishing fleet and daily market. Tavira is a picturesque town 20 minutes drive east with 43 churches and many places of interest to visit. All these places and local beaches are accessed via local roads and the N125.
Restaurants and bars can be found in all surrounding villages. Large supermarkets are located in Olhao and Tavira. There are shopping malls with multi screen cinemas in Tavira and Faro and a small shopping mall in Olhao with a go karting circuit in the basement.
Coast / Beaches
The Eastern Algarve coast is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean in many places by sand bars or islands and is called the Ria Formosa which is a protected national park.
Barrill beach just outside Tavira is 20 minutes drive and accessed by a small railway, previously used to move fish from the coast. There are bars, shops and cafes housed in the old fish factory buildings. Other beaches are reached by water taxi or ferry. The nearest beach is at Fuzeta, a 15 minute drive away and the part of the coast that can be seen from the terrace.
Olhao is a working fishing port and has a large number of ferrys going to the offshore islands, several of which are inhabited.
Day trips can be arranged to include a lunch on one of the islands with sightseeing around the others by an experienced skipper with good knowledge of the local wildlife.
There are many golf courses within a 30 minute drive both east and west. A bowls green is 15 minutes drive where visitors are made very welcome. A croquet club locally also welcomes visitors. Horse riding can also be arranged.
Spain is a 40 minute drive east across the Guardiana River by bridge or ferry. Seville can be reached in 2 hours maximum.
The Guardiana River is the border between Portugal and Spain and there are many places of interest, forts, castles, roman ruins to see. Tour boats sail daily upriver from Vila Real de San Antonio
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