Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A Casa do Tanque is situated at Sao Pedro Nordestinho ( a rural village) , Sao Miguel, Azores, where the relation between the humanized landscape and nature still presents a valuable balance. The primitive buildings were built in the 19th century, in the typical architecture of the area, are made up of a main house and an agricultural addition. They were surrounded by cultivated land and orchards which served as subsistence farming for the family. At the time of the acquisition the buildings were in a degraded condition. In their restoration the existing was recovered and new buildings were added to assure comfortable living conditions.
Nowadays, the buildings originated two independent lodging units, one of them is A Casa do Tanque, the old main house.
In the restoration of this holiday cottage its interior architecture was maintained, including the typical staircase to the attic, the traditional wood oven and the characteristic built in cupboard. It contains two double bedrooms, a kitchen/living room, a complete bathroom and another living room in the attic.
Outside and shared by the two houses there's a carefully kept garden with amazing views of the sea and mountains, a swimming pool with deck, from where one can enjoy magnificent sunsets, a croquet court and a veranda with barbecue.
This self catering accommodation has also satellite TV, DVD player, Hi-FI system, small library and games (chess, draughts and cards).
Comfort, balance and coziness , are able to be found in the decor, both inside and out, with traditional and modern furnishing, combining harmoniously with the ancestral stones of the house
At their arrival, the guests will find bread and homemade jams, milk, coffee, tea, fruit, water, butter and cheese. In each house there are also some basic grocery items.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porto Formoso - Praia dos Moinhos 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Airport João Paulo II, Ponta Delgada 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Azores region
Like pearls lost in the ocean, the Islands of the Azores are located in the North Atlantic, about 1,500 km west of Lisbon. The archipelago is formed by nine volcanic islands and has a total area of approximately 2,333 km2.
On these islands you will find places of extraordinary tranquillity and beauty, where the blue of the sea and of the hydrangeas and the green of the fields and mountains range in hue from one island to another. The crater lakes have a unique beauty and mystical charm, associated with ancient legends. Their museums, churches and palaces house artistic and historical treasures and their traditions, popular festivities, handicrafts and gastronomy are still very much alive, comprising a five hundred year old heritage.
Sao Pedro De Nordestinho
The Nordeste district, in particular, is the best kept secret on São Miguel Island. Its untouched nature, with a large area of laurel forest, inhabited by the Azores bullfinch, a unique species, and its breathtaking landscapes, with the deep blue sea forming the backdrop, create a refuge par excellence for those in search of a lost paradise.
As a holiday destination, the Azores definitely suit all tastes. Here you will find golf courses surrounded by flowers and lush vegetation, walking trails, where you can observe nature, birds, endemic plants and volcanic phenomena; cetacean and marine life observation; grey sandy beaches inviting you to spend hours of fun in the sea, which is sometimes calm, and where the waves are often ideal for surfing. Tennis, horseback riding, sailing and big-game fishing are among the many activities that you can choose for an unforgettable holiday.