Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Experience the natural beauty of the true Algarve. Large private fenced garden area.
Accommodation hall, kitchen diner, lounge with cd player, dvd player and english sat tv, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin, Twin bedded room can be made into double bed if required. Please advise prior to arrival) and shower-room with small hipbath, sink and wc. Mains electric with UK sockets. Outside terrace, barbeque, table, chairs, sun loungers and gazebo.
Set in rural surroundings, Wee Scotia is ideal for walking, cycling, painting, exploring the Algarve or simply just unwinding and enjoying the fabulous views and surrounding orange groves and vineyards.
The central situation is also ideal for - Local Golf courses 10 minutes, - Horse riding and Quad bikes 5 mins, many picturesque Beaches, Slide & Splash Water park, Zoomarine and many other amenities and shopping outlets – 20 mins. For other amenities or any assistance please enquire with owners, who are just a few minutes away.
5 minutes to SIlves with its many and varied bars and restaurants, train station, castle and cathedral, local fresh food market 6 days a week and 2 large Supermarkets. 10 minute walk to rural bars.
Car or bike hire recommended. Smoking outside only please.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||20 minutes Carvoeiro, Armacao de Pera and Ferragud|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 45 minutes Faro Airport 65 km, Nearest railway: Silves Station 10 minutes|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
Silves is not far from the coast, so you can have the best of both worlds - a place in the country and days at the seaside - if you wish!
The local railway station links the Algarve. There are also Local buses which visit most parts of Portugal, including express coaches to Lisbon.
To the southeast is the town of Alcantarilha with its chapel lined with hundreds of bones belonging to its earlier inhabitants. Further to the south of Alcantarilha is the beach town of Armação de Pera with its long beautiful sandy beach or Carvoeiro once a fishing village but now a popular seaside destination.
Lying to the north of the fertile valleys of Silves with its orange groves and vineyards, is an area of attractive forest covered hills that eventually lead up to the mountains of Monchique.
The large national Dams of Arade and Odelouca are worth visiting for the beauty of their natural setting
Silves is also ideally placed for those family fun things like water parks (Slide and Splash at Lagoa, Aqualand in Alcantarilha, Krazy World in Algoz, all only a short drive away), a visit to the zoo (Zoo Lagos isn't far and the 'monkey islands' are brilliant!).
Not forgetting of course the numerous golf courses, horse riding or just a day at a Shopping mall at Algarve Shopping at Guia or Aqua at Portimão.
Another great day out is at Zoomarine oceanarium, again at Guia. Take your swimsuits as there are outside pools as well as the dolphins, sea lions and birds of prey shows.
Silves was once the capital of the Algarve and was referred to as the “Kingdom of the Algarve”.
The importance of Silves lay in the fact that it was the main access to the inland areas of the Algarve because of its river location on the Rio Arade which flows into the sea at Portimão.
So much history is attached to Silves and its surrounding area that only a book would do it justice! Standing proudly on a hill Silves can be traced back to existing some 1.000 BC.
Castelo de Silves, is the best preserved castle in the Algarve. The castle and the Cathedral ( Sé) beside it are the first buildings you see as you approach Silves, as they sit on the hilltop above the town.
The impressive remains of the castle dates back to the Moors and there are impressive underground water reservoirs still used by the city today. The biggest has the romantic name of “ Cistern of the Enchanted Moorish Girl”.
A reminder of the Romans occupation is the Ponte Romana, a fine strong bridge over the Rio Arade below the city walls and having been rebuilt from the original in the 15th Century.
The municipal market building is on the main street opposite the river, where there are also numerous cafés with outside seating offering lovely river views. Within the town, there are cobbled streets, cafés and shops, together with some beautiful buildings from the times when Silves was a rich merchant's town and remnants of the old walls, including the tower which now houses the municipal library.
A newly paved river front leads to the swimming pool and beyond, there is an exercise area with 'Life Trail Wellness Stations' - an outdoor 'play area' for adults.
Silves is an ideal place for a truly relaxed holiday - a good selection of places to wine and dine, and history in abundance, including Musueu Municipal de Arquelógia (Museum) to visit and an area where you can walk and explore to your heart's content..