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A Charming And Spacious Three Bedroom Hill Top Cottage, Private Pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Hill Top Cottage With A Private Pool Overlooking The ‘Serra’ Of Tavira.

A charming and spacious three bedroom hill top cottage with a private pool overlooking the ‘Serra’ of Tavira. This is an inviting and very secluded retreat into the unspoilt hinterland. Casa do Burrinho is an ideal location for couples sharing and families, sleeping up to 6 people.

Casa do Burrinho is a much loved and well cared for holiday home. The entrance hall has a beautifully restored ornamental bread oven and leads into the comfortable living room. The kitchen and dining room area, on the other side of the hall, is fully equipped and has seating for 6 people. There are two twin bedrooms located some steps down from the kitchen. One of the twin bedrooms is en suite and the other has a bathroom adjacent to it. The master bedroom occupies the entire first floor and has a charming Juliet balcony with far reaching views into the valley. The master bedroom is en suite and also has a dressing room. One can access the pool side area from the first floor landing. The pool area can also be accessed from the kitchen dining area.

Enjoy the various levelled terraces, and a large covered poolside area, ideal for al-fresco dining and watching the children have fun in the pool! The garden has an orchard including orange, plum, grapefruit, lemon, fig, olive, almond and carob trees….which you can help yourself to!

Six quality sun loungers with mattresses deck the terrace around the pool and there are tables and chairs available, under a 4 m2 covered patio. Sun umbrellas are provided, also for using on the beach.

The pool measures 8.5 m x 4.5 m and has a Roman end with steps leading into a shallow end of 1m leading to a deep end of 2.4 m. The water has solar heating and is a freshwater pool with chlorine cleaning system. The pool is serviced twice weekly during summer and once weekly during the rest of the year by a competent and reliable professional.

Children are welcome – please always supervise children of all ages around the pool area. There is a terrace with a low stone wall beside the parking area.

We can supply two cots and high chairs if required. A chest of toys and games are also provided. Please let us know if you have any other requirements.

There are some steps between rooms and terraces, which may not be suitable for elderly or infirm people.

Casa do Burrinho has no neighbours in the near vicinity, with some residents living in the small village 300 metres away.

One tarmac road leads through this hamlet, Casa do Burrinho being the first house, reached by a steep cobbled driveway.

Blissfully quiet, this area is usually reached only by its inhabitants.

A seven minute drive brings you to a small local shop and the nearest restaurant is 1.5 km down the valley, at Bem Parece.

The nearest beaches can be reached in 35 minutes drive, namely Fuzeta and Ilha de Tavira.

There are excellent golf courses within 35 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are Benamor, Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima, Monte Rei.

Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside the property.

The owners would prefer no pets at Casa do Burrinho.

17545/AL

More Details

Property Manager
Jacaranda Holidays
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nous sommes très content de notre séjour. Le site et le logement sont très bien.
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in Tavira

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , near bathroom
  • There are two twin bedrooms located some steps down from the kitchen. One of the twin bedrooms is en suite and the other has a bathroom adjacent to it. The master bedroom occupies the entire first floor and has a charming Juliet balcony with far reaching views into the valley. The master bedroom is en suite and also has a dressing room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Arrivals are flexible, though we aim to keep bookings as close as possible. Departure is by 10 am and arrival is from 2 pm unless otherwise arranged. We provide a once weekly linen and bathroom towel change including a clean of the bathrooms. There will be a substantial welcome hamper of beverages and food supplied, so you needn’t rush to the shops! Guests will be informed where to locate the key and visited soon after arrival. We ensure a prompt and competent service from a team of property managers, who can be contacted at any time. A seven minute drive brings you to a small local shop and the nearest restaurant is 1.5 km down the valley, at Bem Parece.

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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Santa Catarina
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Olhão
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Benamor and Quinta da Ria / Cima, Cabanas, Tavira
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Tavira
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A 22 Moncarapcho/Olhão exit junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Bem Parece
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Fuzeta Island and Ilha de Tavira
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
mid
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£674
for 7 nights
£674
 
 
high
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
peak
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£969
for 7 nights
£969
 
 
high
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
mid
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£674
for 7 nights
£674
 
 
low
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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