Hill Top Cottage With A Private Pool Overlooking The ‘Serra’ Of Tavira.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Excellent holiday rental and just what we needed to recharge our batteries ! We had one problem a blocked pipe which was rectified immediately
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Casa do Burrinho is a stunning property in an idyllic peaceful location
Even though Casa do Burrinho is in the middle of nowhere, my satnav lead me directly to the house with no problems. The house is larger and nicer than the photos. It was very clean and kitted with every think you need. The kitchen has everything including an electric citrus juicer and dishwasher. The house has plenty of towels and is well stocked with toilet roll and hand soap.
The front and back outside areas are very pretty with plenty of chairs and sun loungers.
Warning the swimming pool is ice cold even in the afternoon, but very clean (pool guy comes twice a week).
My only criticism about the property is the bad Wi-Fi. The house uses a mobile router but has to be located at the very top of the house to get any signal, phone signal is also poor. The rental agency was very helpful leading up to and during our stay, would definitely recommend this property.
A small rural market town nestled in the hills north of Tavira and south of São Bras de Alportel. Santa Catarina is surrounded by small villages within beautiful settings of Mediterranean woodland and scrubland, which reflect the changing seasons, rural lifestyle and indigenous wild life…an ideal environment for Walking, Horse riding, Bird watching and observing nature.
Winding brooks and fields of wild flowers can be enjoyed from January through to July. Spot wild Terrapins basking in the sun on river beds, Otters and Kingfishers among the verdant riverine vegetation and wild Oleander and Thyme.
On higher ground one can have great panoramic views of the ocean and valleys beyond, flushed with Cistus, Eucalyptus, Rockrose, Cork-Oaks and Wild Olive trees along old rural paths flanked by typical vegetable plots and Dryland Orchards.
During summer and autumn months, the countryside bares its rich clay earth and the hilltops offer respite from the heat with gentle sea breezes and shade from the majestic Carob, Oaks and Maritime Pine trees. This typical Mediterranean woodland is home to a variety of flora and fauna including Golden Orioles, Turtle Doves, Bee-Eaters, Iberian hares, Red-legged Partridge, Genets and Wild boar. Santa Catarina hosts a local farmers market on every fourth Sunday of the month. Here you can sample traditional barbeque chicken and buy locally produced woven baskets, honey, chouriço, fruit and vegetables amongst an array of other things.
There are several local restaurants offering good value traditional cooking. Restaurant O Monte is perched on a hill in the valley of Umbria - the owner and chef, Anna Lidia, serves generous courses of daily dishes, specializing in wild game.
Meander through the timeless villages of Corte do Vidreiro, translated as the glass cutters’ village with a resident glass maker who exhibits and sells her wares. Sample local ‘Firewater’ Aguadente in the tavern of Varzeas do Vinagre and take up the opportunity to ride horse-back through the hills of Aceifão with a local guide who can show you some off the beaten track attractions. The higher points of Agua da Tabuas and Mesa da Cume offer great view points and nature reserves with many walking paths, also leading to a couple of great restaurants, namely, Mesa da Cume and Bemparece.