Delightful cottage with pool
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Casa Do Campo is a well equipped and traditional cottage situated in the lovely countryside of Moncarapacho and close to the larger town of Olhão. Only a 30 minute drive from Faro airport the property is set in beautiful well kept gardens and comes with a good size private pool with cover, large terraces, covered BBQ area and air conditioning.
The nearest village of Moncarapacho has several Portuguese supermarkets, a morning market for fresh produce, several good restaurants, cafes selling fresh bread, 2 banks with cash machines and is only a 5 minute drive.
Fuzeta, lying in the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve is 7 minutes drive from the cottage and here you will find the nearest beaches, the lagoon beach accessible by foot or the island beach by ferry.
The property is only a couple of minutes drive to the main road that takes you East to Vila Real de Santo Antonio or West to Sagres.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fuzeta 5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 22 km, Nearest railway: Fuzeta 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Air conditioning in the bedroom.
Sofa bed in the lounge.
There are sash windows in the lounge with mosquito screens.
Shutters on all the windows.
There are two large wardrobes in the hall and a full length mirror.
There are two single beds.
The bathroom has full size bath with over head shower.
Lots of hot water by immersion heater.
|Further details outdoors|
All facilities are for your own sole, private use.
The 8x4 pool has an electric cover thus extending the possibility to swim from mid April until late October.
The gardens are well established and are maintained throughout the year.
There is secure parking within the property with a covered car port.
There are several loungers.chairs,and parasol for your use.
Many different areas to sit.
Large table and chairs undercover.
Bikes for rent on request.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the reservation.
The balance plus a refundable breakage bond (subject to satisfactory property inspection) of £50.00 pounds sterling will be payable 4 weeks prior to your arrival.
All charges include cleaning prior to arrival, change of linen once per fortnight and cleaning after departure.
linen and towels are provided. Please bring you own beach towels.
Tea,coffee,milk,sugar and water will be in the apartment on your arrival.
My name is Jane and I will be looking after you during your stay. I will be in contact with you as soon as your enquiry comes through so please do not hesitate to ask me if you require any further information. I will be meeting you at the cottage to hand over the keys and to answer any questions that you may have.
I am available any time on my mobile should you need assistance.
I have a friendly taxi driver,Francisco and I can arrange for you to be met in the airport and brought to the apartment if you prefer not to hire a car. The cost is approx 25-30 euros per car each way.
Please let me know if you require additional provisions on arrival - I charge a small fee of 10 Euros for collection plus the cost.
There is an additional charge of €30 if arriving at the property after 20.00 hrs and €40 if arriving at the apartment after 22.00hrs.
Cot / Highchair is available on request for a charge of €15 each per week.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year tourists in their thousands flock to the south of Portugal to soak up the sun and relax in this European paradise.
The Algarve is full of history and heritage. Still standing today are buildings and walls dating back to the Roman times. You are never far from a museum or guided tour to allow you to gain a more in depth insight into the evolution of this beautiful region.
The Algarve has the best all round climate in the whole of Europe and can boast more sunshine hours than California!
Average temperatures range from 16º-17º in January and February, 22º in October to 29º-30º or higher in August.
Temperatures never fall below zero.
With over 100 miles of beautiful cliff faces and extensive golden beaches, the Algarve offers one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world.
There is something for everyone, a relaxing day at an intimate cove, walking along the golden beaches, joining in with the water sports or just taking in the many different sight seeing tours in the local towns.
Pronounced 'ol-ee-ow', Olhão is a busy modern town with a gem of a waterfront. Its fishing port is the most important in the eastern Algarve and its fish market is the biggest. Olhao recently opened a brand new shopping complex within 10 mins walk from the house (Ria shopping) including 80 shops, a large supermarket, restaurants/bars and cinema. It also has a new Auditorium.
Olhao also has many shops, restaurants and an entire summer festival devoted to sea food. Ameijoas - the king of clams - is both grown and eaten in abundance and is a 'must-try' entreé, as are conquilas. Olhão is very Portuguese, very Algarvian and very un-touristic. The pedestrian shopping area winds in cobbled streets through the moorish-looking old town to the waterfront with its markets (fruit, veg, meat, deli as well as fish), its cafe's, parks and sparkling views out over the Ria Formosa lagoons. From the pier, you can take boats to the island villages and beaches of Armona, Culatra and Farol - all great day trips. The official visitor centre for the Ria Formosa nature reserve is just outside Olhão. Its worth a visit to see: the restored tidal mill (of which there were once many in the Ria Formosa), the bird life, and the chance to spot the very rare symbol of the park, the Purple Galinule.
The Sea Food festival takes place in August and half of the water front gardens are closed off and turned into a massive gastronomic and entertainment delight. The sea food is plentiful and excellent, the entertainment is top class and the organisation great. Its a hugely popular event and deservedly so. Don´t miss it if you are here at the time.
Sea food, sampled in any of the restaurants or bought to cook at home.
A coffee, a beer, a glass of wine in one of the market cafes looking over the lagoon.
Sea food festival in August - brilliant !
The old market town of Moncarapacho still has the old meeting square,where you can enjoy a meal or drinks with the locals. Its calm,unhurried atmosphere is the true Portuguese experience for the perfect location to enjoy your holiday. With festivals held regularly throughout the summer with live music and dancing.
The town offers all the necessary facilities; banks, post office, internet, supermarkets and other shops, petrol station, meat/fish/vegetable market, restaurants and plenty of pavement cafés. It even has its own tiny museum and pottery.
Fuzeta is a small town in the Ria Formosa in the eastern Algarve.
The famous working fishing boats leave from one end of the key and the passenger ferry and other small boats leave from the other side.
Fuzeta was originally a collection of small huts kept to store tools for fishing boats and now has developed and increased in population but is still very traditional and untouristic.
The town which is located on the coast is known for it's quaint cubed houses with their terraces and interesting chimneys and is a trademark of this part of the Algarve.
Fuzeta has the added bonus of two beaches. The first is a small calm beach on the lagoon in the town itself and is literally only a 7 minute drive . It is busy in August but the rest of the year very calm. When the tide is in it is great to swim and when the tide is out, you are reduced to paddling and exploring the shore. Families with younger children will love it being wave free and very safe.
The ocean beach is just across the lagoon on the Island of Armona and is easily reached by a short, cheap and frequent ferry ride. The Ocean beach extends for miles so those seeking more peace and privacy can walk 10 minutes to have the beach almost to themselves! Spend the day here and relax in the restaurant, bars and cafes.
The square as you walk into Fuzeta has many cafes selling tempting cakes and freshly cooked bread. There is a pizza bar, many different restaurants for meat, fish and chicken or try one of the traditional Portuguese dishes in the cafes along the waterfront. Smell the delicious chickens roasting on the BBQs on almost every street corner.
Fuzeta has a street market on Thursdays and a flea market on the first Sunday of the month.
For some strange reason Fuzeta has two train stations. The single line runs along the coast and stops in most of the towns so if you are looking to visit the many charming and historical towns then it is very cheap and easy. Why not take the train to Villa Real San Antonio on the Spanish border or one of the popular towns on the west side, all the way to Lagos.
There is a newly renovated produce market situated on the quay which is open every morning,except Sundays, where you can buy all your fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. On Saturday morning the market is surrounded outside by many smaller stall offering further local produce.
Having explored the cobbled back streets and through the houses you will come across all amenities from the bank to the post office, many little supermarkets, chemists,bakery, newsagents, tourist shops and cash point.
Every July there is a festival, a ceremony acting as a blessing for the town's fishermen for the coming year. Many boats participate and are decorated with flags and flowers all sounding their horns or hooters. The whole village is out in force and is a sight to see!
There are play parks and an artificial football pitch, an area where the locals play boules and at night in the peak of the summer the whole place is buzzing with families socialising and live bands playing.
Tavira, 20 minutes away by car is a wonderful mix of the unexpected and the unusual. You will find a 13th century castle, the old gate of the city, a Camera Obscura, a magnificent Roman bridge, a beautiful garden with bandstand, and the old market hall which has been converted into a cafe/restaurant and craftshops' area. Then, there are the numerous churches for which Tavira is famous. Pick up your fresh fish, fruit and vegetables from the new local market and admire the salt pans where the famous Tavira salt is harvested. A picturesque ferry trip takes you to the island of Tavira from the riverside in the town, during the summer, or from the four aquas' jetty, in the winter. The Barril beach, close to Pedras del Rei, Monte Gordo or Monta Rota are often voted as the best beaches if you want to go further afield.
Faro, the capital of the Algarve is a great place to visit for its history, particularly attractive is the old part of the city still surrounded by the Roman walls. It is the home to the city's archaeological museum. The "Golden" church contains the Macabre Spectacle of a chapel lined with the bones of 1,200 monks! Walk through the quaint streets and in shops,traditional and old or simply while away the day relaxing in the cafes/bars. Down at the harbour there is always the hustle and bustle of the boats and the occasional fisherman.
There are water parks to the west, zoo marine where you can swim with the dolphins and go carting.
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2 Oct 2013
"Comfort, peace and quiet"
Superb little cottage with all the home comforts you could wish for. Ideally placed in the hills above Olhao with superb grounds, covered pool and views. Jane was absolutely the perfect host; there when you needed advice or assistance and did not intrude unlike some other hosts I could mention.
We had a truly memorable time and were able to chill out without noise or interruption. Would definitley consider going back and definitely recommend to any traveller looking for comfort, peace and quiet.
27 Sep 2012
"Second time round even better"
We returned to Casa Do Campo this year after staying in 2011 - we liked it so much we decided to go again for longer this time. It didn't disappoint and we had yet another wonderfully peaceful an… More
6 Oct 2011
"Fabulous private retreat providing the most relaxing holiday ever"
Absolutely loved this place. The cottage is in a private and secluded spot which was just what we wanted. It's very well equipped and just right for two people. Comfortable bed, always plenty of hot water, Freeview TV which meant I could watch my fave programmes in the evening. It goes dark at about 7.30pm in September so it was nice to be able to relax and watch TV sometimes. BBQ excellent but by far the best part of the place is having it all to yourself with exclusive use of the pool which by the way was fabulous. Not heated but still incredibly warm in September. Lovely and clean with an electric cover which keeps the leaves and insects out. Beautiful gardens too. Can't fault it and can't wait to go back.
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