Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This lovely detached Portuguese cottage is situated in a peaceful location, just outside the popular market town of Loule, with its narrow cobbled streets, tiny shops and hidden away bars and restaurants. A large supermarket and weekly street market, selling local produce and traditional crafts are just five minutes away by car.
Walk outside the cottage and you are almost instantly in the open countryside, where you can enjoy long, peaceful walks. Yet you are only 20 mins drive from the long, wide, sandy beaches, award-winning golf courses and bustling marina of Vilamoura.
The recently renovated cottage comprises two double bedrooms, one ensuite, plus a shower room, and the cosy lounge and newly fitted kitchen open out into an enclosed courtyard with bbq. A few steps away is the private pool with distant views to the ocean and a spacious terrace where you can enjoy sun-downers and take in the tranquility of this stunning location.
It is an ideal holiday home for small families or couples who want to enjoy the perfect combination of privacy and easy access to all amenities, yet don't want to be in the midst of a busy tourist resort.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vilamoura - Falesia Beach 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Loule Station 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||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 Algarve region
The Algarve promises daily sunshine throughout the peak summer months (and more than average sunny days the rest of the year!). With its unspoilt countryside and natural parks, award-winning golf courses and endless sandy beaches, it is perfect for families, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Its many historic attractions and cultural activities add an extra dimension to your holiday.
Of course, most people come here for the sunshine, but you will not be short of things to do. The climate lends itself to outdoor living, so you can try all manner of sports and leisure activities, including cycling, walking, tennis, golf and horse riding. Families can enjoy water parks, theme parks and boat trips along the breath-taking coastline. Plus, there are plenty of organised tours that take you into the 'real' Portugal, where you can visit local artisans and see the production of regional specialities, and get to know more about the traditional way of life.
Every resort in the Algarve has its own unique character, offering totally different scenery, experiences, activities and culinary pleasures. So, during your stay here you have plenty of chances to explore and, from the most Western point in Sagres, to the most Eastern point on the border with Spain, it is under 250km, so there are lots of potential day trips for those of you who fancy venturing a little further afield.
The locals really know how to party and we enjoy lots of festivals throughout the year. Mardi Gras (normally in February) sees carnivals across the region with the most spectacular taking place in Loulé (right on your doorstep!); Liberation Day (April 25th); medieval festivals are held in Silves, Lagos and Castro Marim; special Easter festivals take place in São Brás de Alportel and Loulé. There is a famous Sardine Festival in Portimão and Seafood Festival in Olhão and in the summer there are plenty of open-air concerts, beach parties, jazz festivals etc.
Your closest town is the old market town of Loule, which is an explorer's haven, with its tiny cobbled streets and hidden away bars and restaurants. It is steeped in history, with its castle ruins and old churches, yet is the political and cultural centre of the region and host to lots of festivals, activities, as well as museums, art galleries and its very own theatre. There are restaurants galore, with something to suit everyone, from Angolan, Indian, Chinese and Italian, to authentic Portuguese and, of course, the renowned Chicken Piri Piri! There is a real cafe culture here where you can enjoy the local delicacies and fabulous coffee. Plus the shopping experience is a delight, with individual boutiques and daily fish and vegetable market, as well as the weekly Gypsy market which attracts people from all around.
Just a short drive away, you have Vilamoura, home to a casino, a luxury yacht marina, as well as countless quayside restaurants and bars, and five golf courses.
Drive a little way inland, and you are amongst picturesque hilltop villages and sweeping countryside full of hidden gems.
If you want to explore the 'real Algarve' be sure to ask us as we live only 10 minutes away and can guide you in the right direction!
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24 May 2014
"Casa Ladeira - Lovely cottage in perfect location."
Driving down the narrow lane you will wonder where you are going but dont worry you are in for a real treat! Casa Ladeira is like a secret hideaway. Through the gate you will see an inviting eating… More
What a lovely description! You have really captured it. Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of our cottage and I do hope we can welcome you again some time. I will send you the recipe very soon I promise!
12 Apr 2014
We stayed at the villa with our daughter and partner..We were very pleased with this villa it was just as described on the website.It was very clean and comfortable for four people. The owners were e… More
Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you and your family back one day.
27 Oct 2013
"Peace and Serenity"
We were looking for somewhere to chill out and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of other tourists and crowds but close enough to do so if we wanted.Casa Ladeira had all this and more. The Villa … More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed the peace and quiet, as well as being able to enjoy some of the lovely attractions that this region has to offer. We hope to see you again!
15 Oct 2013
"Perfectly relaxing home from home!"
We stayed at the villa at the end of September. Such a pretty little place and perfect size for me and my boyfriend. We got some idiot proof directions from Sam (one of the villa owners) and it took… More
Thank you for such a detailed review. Glad the cool box came in handy. Shame about the weather when you were here, but at least you got to see some of the beautiful Algarve! You must come again and see it in all it's glorious sunshine!
27 Aug 2013
"Casa La Fabulous!!!!!"
The holiday was great from start to finish. From arriving and sampling the cold Sagres in the fridge to eating out at the restaurants recommended by Sam and Ray. The villa is great and nice and clean … More
We are glad you enjoyed the Sagres! We like to leave a little something for our guests when they arrive. Gets the holiday off to the right start we think. We hope to see you here again some day. Thanks for your kind comments.
19 Aug 2013
"A peaceful retreat in the perfect location"
We had a fabulous holiday at Casa Ladeira. We found lots of places to eat locally and we visited the many lovely beaches within a short drive of the house. The Casa was very clean and comfortable and … More
Thank you so much for your comments. You are right about the shade. It is really important, especially in the height of summer over here. So we are glad you made the most of it!
24 Jul 2013
Not much more to add to the other reviews; lovely property, fantastic pool (nice & large), great BBQ area. We needed a chillout & that's what we got... those deckchairs & sunbeds saw a fair old b… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you had such a relaxing time. By the way, the little shop at the end of the road has a bar in the rear...for future reference. I will add it to my info pack next season!!
15 Jul 2013
"Bliss, peace and quiet but close to all amenaties."
My wife and I wanted a very restful and tranquil setting for a short break,the only mistake I made was to only book a week!!
Sam and Ray made our stay very comfortable,and even provided a mobile phone for any emergencies!!!
The villa is spotless and has everything you need for a memorable holiday ( even to hair straighteners for my wife!! ).
The pool was fantastic and surounding countryside and views magnificent.
We will be back!!
Thank you so much for your positive comments. Glad the straighteners came in handy! We hope to see you again soon.
15 Jul 2013
"A wonderful oasis of calm on a chaotic holiday with toddlers!"
Going on our first holiday abroad with a 2 year old and a 10 month old baby was quite a scary concept, so arriving at the wonderful and peaceful Casa Ladeira - after a horrible morning with car rental… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. As you know, our cottage is really more suitable for older children. But if you come again, we will do everything we can to make you and the little ones comfortable!
3 Jul 2013
"A lovely little gem - we had a wonderful time!"
You don't find many small places with such a great private pool - this one ticked all our boxes. Spotless, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need to cook like you do at home. … More
We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We tried to make sure we provided everything you could need so this is great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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