Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Casa Velha is a charming traditional farm cottage with a wealth of character and exudes a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, with more than a ‘hint of boutique’. The interior is cosy, light and airy, beautifully decorated and furnished to create a home-from-home feel with atmospheric lighting, scented candles and incense to enhance the customer experience.
The cottage comprises two bedrooms + sofa bed, two bathrooms (both with bath, shower attachment, toilet and basin, one with bidet), lounge with seating for four and wood burning stove, separate dining room with seating for six and a fully equipped kitchen. Rooms have high pitched wooden ceilings, adding to its innate charm.
The cottage is surrounded by its own extensive gardens with lawns, full of established native plants, along with fruit trees (lemon, orange, lime, satsuma and apple). The spacious south facing terrace extends the length of the property with table and seating, featuring traditional Portuguese traditional tiled benches. The hot tub is on an additional side terrace. Outside lanterns and candles enhance the night-time experience, adding to the hot tub atmosphere under bright, starry skies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Armacao de Pera 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 56 km, Nearest railway: Alcantarilha Gare 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access|
|General||CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Beautifully decorated inside and out, the cottage exudes charm and character with solid wooden furniture, easy-on-the eye decor, comfortable sofas and chairs and traditional tiled flooring with rugs. The split level nature of the layout adds to its personality - walking down a level to reach the main bedroom, stepping down from the dining room into the sitting room.
For comfort the lounge has a ceiling fan and there is a portable fan as well. Wood burning stove kicks out ample radiated and convected heat in winter months and the main bedroom has a fitted wall radiator if extra heat is required + oil-filled radiator.
I pod docking station in situ.
|Further details outdoors|
The gardens of Casa Velha are exceptional, full of native plants such as Bougainvillaea, Lilies (Cana, Cala and African), sweet-scented Oleandar, Hibiscus and Lantana as well as a few roses for the English! The fruit trees seem to bear fruit most of the year - lemon, orange, lime, satsuma, apple. The gardens surround the cottage, with lawns to the front and rear - so plenty of choice as to where to BBQ the local sardines. The south-facing sun terrace runs the length of the property and has shade-providing, aromatic jasmine and honeysuckle, along with scented rose geraniums. Traditional Portuguese tiled benches complement the garden table, seating and sun loungers. The hot tub is on its own, additional side terrace.
The Algarve region
Shaped by different geographies and cultures, The Algarve offers a multi-faceted experience, having a slightly African as well as European air. The Algarve lies on the Atlantic Ocean, yet has a distinctly Mediterranean feel, with both a Christian and Islamic heritage. The name algarve comes from the Arabic, 'Al Ghareb', which means the west, or more poetically, 'the land of the setting sun'. The inherent variety and beauty of the natural landscape, combined with year round sunshine make the Algarve an ideal place to stay - peace and quiet or modern sophistication and activity - the choice is yours.
The area has many beautiful beaches and an abundance of country side with plenty of wildlife and is great if you enjoy walking, bird watching and other outdoor pursuits such as pony trekking. Artists/painters will find much to inspire them both on the coast and here in the countryside.
Casa Vehla is found at Caravela, inland from the beach 'Armacao de Pera', nestled in the hills above Alcantarilha - a perfect retreat from the coastal resorts.Caravela is a small community of villas located near Silves and within a 40 minute drive from the delightful Monchique mountains. There is a small grocery shop towards Poco Barreto and more amenities and restaurants in nearby Algoz. Car hire is essential, enabling you to explore the spectacular Algarve beaches, the dramatic Portuguese west coast, the blue hills of the Monchique and the historic towns and cities of the Algarve. Poco Baretto has a top quality restaurant, O'Alambiquie, where Chris Evans is reported to have had his wedding reception!
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4 Feb 2014
"A villa with great character, not a carbon-copy condo!"
Casa Velha was just what we were looking for: A villa with a private countryside feel, not too touristy. If you're looking for a bit of old Portugal, but with luxuries like a hot tub, a patio, an… More
24 Oct 2013
Nous avons passé deux semaines dans cette maison typique du Portugal. La location est tout a fait conforme au descriptif.Le paysage qui l'entoure est magnifique, au calme tout près tout de mêm… More
7 Jan 2013
"Beautiful cottage made for a relaxing holiday"
We spent a Christmas Eve in the Casa Velha and it was one of the best holidays we had. We use to rent cottages quite often and can say that Casa Velha is one of the best we experienced. Very easy communication with the owner, after arrival we were welcome by a lady who takes care about the house to make sure all was prepared for our stay. The cottage is nicely located in a quite area with a view over a Nick Faldo's designed golf course. Breakfast in sunrise, watching the stars from the jacuzzi with a glas of wine or fire place in the lounge room made our Christmas romantic, unforgettable time. We can very recommend this cottage.
24 Sep 2012
"All you could want from a holiday break - and then some."
we spent 10 days at Casa Velha recently and with no doubt at all will return again and again to this oasis of calm and peace in a busy, hectic world. True there are many places with great views, peace… More
20 Sep 2012
"Charming and delightful villa in lovely, relaxing location"
We stayed in Casa Velha in July on our way to the Algarve from Lisbon and absolutely loved it. The accommodation was great, the terrace had wonderful views over the countryside and we enjoyed star-gazing in the hot tub at night with a glass of vino or two! We loved the privacy of the location and recommend for a relaxing break.
11 Jun 2012
"Charming , peaceful property with lots of character"
Traditional portugese farmhouse in a fabulous location for a great relaxing holiday .Just a short drive to golden beaches and the night life of Albuferia .Would reccomend this property and would certainly go again. The hot tub was a plus for us especially at night sipping a glass of wine and watching the twinkling stars .
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