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Century Old Property. Beautifully Renovated and Maintained

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 or 4 bedroom property with 2 bathrooms and swimming pool.

Situated in historic Aljezur, just below the castle is this beautiful, century old, grand house.

The house has commanding views towards the Monchique mountains and surrounding countryside. The house is also just a two minute walk through cobbled streets to local shops and restaurants. A short drive away lie some of the most beautiful west coast beaches including Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Praia da Amoreira and Vale de Figueiras.

The house has large, imposing rooms and is beautifully decorated throughout. The accommodation is arranged as follows:

large lounge and dining room. A fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and a walk in larder. There are upper and lower terraces and a swimming pool with a further patio and small garden. There are two double bedrooms and one or two twin bedrooms and 2 or 3 bathrooms, so the property will sleep 8 people. We are flexible on how many guests you need to accommodate, so please advise and we can give you appropriate rates as those quoted are for the house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. If you need to accommodate more guests please just let us know as the house will sleep 12-13 if more bedrooms and bathrooms are required.

More Details

Lisa Cookson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2017

About Lisa Cookson

We moved here in 2004 when our children were 4 and 7 respectively. We wanted to do something completely different (having both worked for a blue chip company in London) and see our children grow up.

The weather here means most of the time is spent outside and the children have the opportunity to surf, sail, swim etc. etc.

Our eldest son took to sailing when he arrived and still sails every weekend at Lagos sailing club. He travels all over Europe competing in various regattas and it has been a fantastic learning opportunity for him. We have loved every minute of our life here.

Lisa Cookson purchased this house in 2000

Why Lisa Cookson chose Aljezur

This property was our home and we only rent it in the summer season and haven´t done so for a number of years, as we find it hard to move out. It is a lovely property in one of the friendliest and most beautiful villages in the western Algarve. You have everything you need here and more. A fantastic place to spend your holidays.

What makes this house unique

A large house in a village location with its own private pool - spectacular.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Aljezur in Aljezur

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • There are three or four bedrooms and two or three bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Century Old Property. Beautifully Renovated and Maintained
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A real surprise!

  • 5 of 5

The most surprising place I've ever stayed at. From the street, it looks unassuming, but once through the door you find a most spacious, pretty property, with swimming pool, large living room, 2 terrazas with lovely views, barbecue, huge modern kitchen - everything you could hope for. You have to use the car to get to the excellent nearby beaches, but we didn't find it a problem at all. It's located in the old part of Aljezur, which is very attractive, with nice walks extremely close at hand.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very difficult to take photographs at a great angle to really show this property at it's best. It really is like a tardis once you get inside. This house was our family home so we hope it is well equipped and nicely presented. Aljezur is a great little village and as you say there are lots of lovely walks close at hand too. Thanks for staying with us last year and again this year. We really appreciate it and returning guests are always a pleasure.
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A stunning property, beautifully presented.

  • 5 of 5

When you first walk towards the property it appears unassuming...but the moment you step inside, you will be delighted with your holiday villa choice. I know we were. It is beautifully decorated and immaculately presented. Definitely a home from home and in a fabulous location, right in the heart of the beautiful old town of Aljezur. Whether you choose to sit in the tranquil outdoor space by the pool, or on the terrace with sweeping views across Aljezur, or in the tastefully furnished living room, you will not be disappointed with your choice of holiday accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Kate, it is always nice to know that you enjoyed our property and the beautiful surrounding area of Aljezur. I hope to see you again in the future.
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A truly wonderful renovated home

  • 5 of 5

Casa Velha is out choice of homes to stay in when visiting the Algarve. It's such a wonderful home to gather together family and friends and has everything you would ever need, including the garden pool and the sun trap that it is located in; to the wonderful b-b-q area where you can look over to the other side of Aljezur, and there's the upstairs balcony where breakfast watching the sun come up is a must. The bedrooms are spacious and so beautifully decorated. Lisa has put her interior touches in each room making them all unique. The large sitting room and open planned dining are more than accommodates the whole family. The kitchen is also a favourite place for us to gather as it is huge with every kind of convenient appliance that you would need. We've stayed there on many an occasion and had the best of times. Would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful home from home stay in this part of Portugal. p.s. the added complimentary 'welcome goodies' kick starts your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always an absolute pleasure to have you stay at our property. We are really glad you enjoy it so much and keep coming back. We always try and make our property a "home from home" and try and think if what you'll need during your stay to make things that little bit easier. Thank you so much for leaving the house so clean and tidy, we really do appreciate that. Hopefully we'll see you again next year!
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Amazing place for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight of many ages really enjoyed this beatiful house, the outdoor spaces and pool, the views, the village and the endless possibilites on the West Cost of Algarve. Especially that there was room enough for us to cook and gather in the great kitchen after an active day. We also found that the pictures do NOT do the place justice. The hosts are most helpfull and friendly. We can only give the Casa Velha our highest recommandations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smaakvol ingerichte woning, veel ruimte en comfort

  • 5 of 5

What you see is what you get. Foto's zijn representatief. Prettig huis - eigenlijk meer een villa. Sanitair voldoende aanwezig, fijne ruimtelijke keuken die uitnodigt tot zelf koken. Zwembad toch nog groot genoeg om lekker af te koelen. Paradijselijke terrassen met naar keuze zon / schaduw. Gastvrije ontvangst en plezierige eigenaars. Bushalte dichtbij, maar wij gebruikten een huurauto om de omgeving te bezoeken. Stranden op 10-30 minuten (er zijn diverse mooie te kiezen) autorij-minuten. Heerlijke vakantie gehad in juni 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Ponte a Pe
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Ponte a Pe
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia da Amoreira
Car: necessary

Village location with restaurants, bars, banks and supermarkets within walking distance. There is also a daily (except Sunday) fish, fruit and vegetable market.

Beaches within easy driving distance. Both surfing and swimming beaches in the area. Beautiful location and views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aljezur, Aljezur region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Strict refund policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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