“Lovely little house and great for a family” We stayed for a week in this cottage near Principe Real. The location is great for those who want to be able to walk around in old Lisbon. Its very near Bairro Alto and Rato is a bit further. Lots of eateries, everyone we tried was good. Some were very small and local but very welcoming and provided pleasant traditional Portuguese food. The pastries are second to none.
Justo welcomed us and gave us useful information about places to go and getting around and about. This was very helpful. The accommodation is well equipped and compact and we felt if anything was needed all we had to do was contact Justo.
My sons were very impressed with the marble flooring, the decorative tiling and chandeliers. It felt like a real break from our usual surroundings.
Bellem is worth a day out and also lots of good art museums in Lisbon. All the ones we visited had an English translation of the exhibit which was great.
“A unique and stunning property in a tranquil location” Cottage Florestal far surpassed our expectations, a really unique property in a beautiful setting with stunning views to nearby Lagos. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Karen and John went the extra mile to ensure that we made the most of our holiday. Having their restaurant just a few steps from the cottage was an added bonus. If you're looking for somewhere off the beaten track but within easy reach of beautiful beaches and quaint towns, look no further!
“Everything you need in a beautiful location” The house has everything you need (pool, barbecue, modern ktichen, good appliances, washing machine, ...) and everything is a new and perfect condition. Beautiful views, 20 minutes drive to beaches and Tavira, oranges and garden vegetables!!, local restaurants within 5-10 minutes by car, and truly wonderful owners.
“Privacy without isolation” After finding the villa on TripAdvisor, I have to say the pictures online really do not do the villa justice.
Selecting our dates and booking with Adrian and Suzanne was very easy and Adrian was very communicative.
When we arrived Adrian and Suzanne made us both feel very welcome and even set us up with some basic groceries.
We were concerned about the villa being isolated but The villa itself is nestled in amongst four villas but has it's own private gardens, pools and outside areas. However despite being one of four villas we didn't hear a peep from anyone else. Inside there was a very well equipped kitchen and the internet TV box in the lounge area was a godsend on the rainy day we had. The bedroom was very spacious while the whole house was nicely decorated. The villa just seemed to have a good flow to it.
Outside the gardens and orchard are just beautiful. The pool and hot tub were nice and clean and the outside Lounging or dining area were both perfect.
You definitely need a car and the local village really doesn't have much however the villa is enough of its own little paradise for you to stay and enjoy.
Definitely try to book again.