: Nr Portimao
: nr Portimao
: A Rampa
: A Rampa
This is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pretty much undiscovered. This is the real Portugal. A small working town with few tourists. There are stunning views in every direction. The mountain has rare flaura and fauna and untrammeled paths. The small town of Monchique is 5km from the house, with shops, restaurants, bars and market, and park. There is an attractive square with free internet access.
South coast beaches, water sports, golf and tennis are within 35 minutes drive.The 40 minute drive to the west coast offers an exciting alternative with its rugged wild coastline and national park.and some of the best surfing beaches in Europe . One of our favourite things to do is to spend the day beach hopping up the west coast. Starting with a stop at Aljezur market to buy baskets of fruit vegetable and fish and have coffee and cake
The famous spa at Caldas de Monchique is 20 minutes away, for health and beauty treatments or they can be arranged at the house. Nicole is a local specialist and her treatments have many times been described as the 'best massage I have ever had in my entire life'.
There are sleepy mountain towns,challenging walks, gentle strolls, horse riding, rivers, lakes and waterfalls in completely unspoilt countryside nearby. There is everything here for the complete healthy holiday; organic food is almost impossible to avoid, water is from our underground spring. No light at night in the valley apart from the moon and the stars, and no sound but the wildlife.
Children and pets heaven. This is a real farm house. Unfussy and very comfortable There is a lot of space to explore. The garden round the house is overrun with flowers and the 4 acres has terraces, trees and rocks.
A heavenly honeymoon location with complete privacy. star gazing on the bedroom terrace and lazy days by the pool
Great for a relaxed girls few day away with massage, swimming, laughing,drinking pink fizz round the fire.
Families home from home, plenty of space, 4 acres of garden , no traffic and no television. A return to the goodlife. Our two children have been here every year from the age of 0 to 25. This is home.
There is a small well established activity organisation in Monchique http://alternativtour.com/ Lucio speaks very good English. He will pick you up from the house and take you biking, walking, canoeing or climbing for an unforgettable day.
Guest often leave descriptions of bars, beaches and walks they have discovered. Even staying near the house there are walks in all directions with incredible views The house is situated in a valley with farmland and forest. There is smell of the eucalyptus and woodsmoke in the evening. We like to take a beer and go to the north side of the mountain and sit on the rocks at sunset . It is yet another world at the north side of the mountain with views as far as Lisbon with eagles circling overheard.
Golf: The nearest golf courses are Penina an which is 45 min drive and Morgardo, 25 min drive.
There are several more within 1 hours drive.
We are sometimes asked if we are near to the race track . This is near Lagos and is 30km away we can't see it and have never heard it.
The house has been the location for specialist holidays for painting and poetry.and book clubs We could probably do a small wedding as our friend is the local registrar! We have friends nearby who could provide more accommodation for large groups.