Holiday cottage Casa Amarela
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The cottage Casa Amarela is situated in the hilly backdrops of the Algarve in the region of Pincho. This region is a haven for nature lovers and offers excellent transport connections to the south and west coastal resorts. The Pincho region is only minutes away from the lake Barragem da Bravura where you can enjoy nature in its purest form. The convenient location of the cottage is situated between the south west coast so you're easily able to reach either beach in 15 minutes and with horse riding facilities close by, you will not be short on activities. The closest village, Bensafrim is 8 km away and here you will find a pharmacy, a minimarket, bank, bakery and a daily market offering fresh products. The vibrant and bustling town of Lagos is only 17 km away and offers a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants. Lagos has a marina where you can sail, have boat trips and enjoy dolphin watching. Faro Airport can be reached in around 60 minutes and is easily accessible by the A22 motorway.
The cosy cottage of 45 sqm. consists of a living room with dining area and kitchentte, 2 bedrooms with double beds and a bathroom with shower. In front of the cottage is a spacious terrace with garden furniture and table tenis for relaxing or playing. There is a washing machine and clothes dryer for use in the separate laundry room. The pool of 5.10 m in diameter and 1,25 m deep can be used as well as the trampoline.
We live on the property in the separate main house with our 7 years old son. We are happy to live in this beautiful surroundings and like to share it with others.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||south or west coast 17 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 85 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 17 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||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The Algarve region
PORTUGAL - ALGARVE
The Algarve is famous for its reliable summer weather that makes it one of the favourite holiday destinations for many families who love the many unspoiled beaches. It is also a safe environment where local inhabitants are very happy to receive tourists.
Portugal is adheres to British Time.
Hot, dry, reliable summers in April through September with temperatures ranging from the 25C (77F) to 31C (88F) and beyond.
Winter temperatures in November to March drop to an average daytime of 18C (65F) down to 13C (55F) on cold days. Regardless of the colder weather, the sky can remain blue, allowing for trips to many places of interest. It is quite possible to eat al fresco at lunchtime in the sun. In the evenings, a log fire can be quite pleasant. It is never cold enough for frost.
Lagos is an area that has been able to maintain cherished traditions; old fashioned family values mean a lot to the Portuguese, children of all ages are welcomed and it remains a safe place for them. Summer time is highly valued for the pleasant evenings with plenty of light late in the day and also for spectacular sunsets.
Lagos is the most historically interesting coastal town in the Algarve. Its fame derives from its association with Portugal's 14th and 15th century Age of Discovery. It was here that Henry the Navigator had his vessels built and victualled for the voyages of exploration down the coast of West Africa, which ultimately led to the sea route past the Cape of Good Hope to India.
Lagos, with its relaxed atmosphere and quiet charm, makes it one of the most appealing locations in the Algarve to visitors from abroad. There are many open-air cafes where one can sit and watch people go by.
There is a wide selection of restaurants offering an extensive range of dishes for all tastes, including freshly caught local fish, many of the restaurants being concentrated in the pedestrian area of Rua 25 de Abril.
Lagos is a perfect holiday centre. It provides interest for everyone whether it is sunbathing on the cosy Dona Ana beach, playing sports or walking on the long stretches of golden sands on Meia Praia beach. There is nothing more pleasant than strolling along the promenade lined with palm trees, flanked by the main Avenida on one side and the marina, river and the fishing harbour on the other side. It is possible to walk right up to the castle and ancient town walls.
Regardless of the changes that are made to keep up with contemporary life, Lagos has been able to preserve its character with narrow streets and many hidden little restaurants and a centre full of character, where you can see street vendors and performers. Year round, there are events and activities for all ages. Apart from providing a secure family environment, Lagos offers a vibrant nightlife, with live music bars in selected areas. Local handicrafts, and traditional produce, such as wine, honey, figs, olives, vegetables and fruits can be found at the local Saturday market by the bus station or at fairs held regularly across the region
Lagos has a Municipal Sports and swimming pool complex with heated indoor swimming pools, Sauna, 2 gymnasiums for cardio fitness and body building and 3 more spaces for other activities, including Pilates, and others at affordable prices.
Cape St Vincent, the south westernmost point in Portugal, is perfect for watching the sunset after a day at Sagres and its 15th century fortress. Besides the many beaches which are perfect for surfers, the area is also attractive to nature lovers.
Monchique village high up in the mountains with its old spa village is well worth a visit. Foia, at 902 meters, is the highest point in the Algarve and on a clear day offers spectacular views of Cape St. Vincent in the west, Faro in the east and Serra da Arrabida, near Lisbon, to the north! Temperatures can plummet up at the top.
Silves has its dramatic Moorish castle, the Cork Museum with many activities and daily summer show. On Sunday, at Cafe Ingles, at 3pm, there is live Brazilian Jazz music on the terrace for free.
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8 Sep 2014
"Excellent Cottage Escape"
Myself and a friend spent a great week at Casa Amarela. It's far enough off the beaten track to feel as though you're getting away from it all, and yet it's only a 15min drive into Lago… More
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