A pretty, traditional cottage adjacent to a private pool, set in shady secluded garden surrounded by acres of olive groves, almond blossom and beautiful walks. The accommodation comprises a delightful stone-built characterful studio cottage with private shower en-suite facilities, and lies in the garden of our farmhouse,. The charming room has a king sized bed and a semi-enclosed alfresco kitchen area with barbecue, sink, fridge, kettle and coffee machine. There is no indoor sitting room however we have provided two traditional Monchique chairs in your room should the weather be unsuitable for sitting outside. There are various chairs in the south facing garden with views of the mature walnut tree and hundred year old vine. For those seeking peace and quiet in a childfree rural retreat, this property will provide a haven of tranquility. For those times when you are tired of sunning yourself by the pool on the sunbeds, you might wish to relax further in one of the hammocks strung from the walnut tree and enjoy some beautiful dappled shade.
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About Jane Caulfield-Kerney
We moved here from the South of England, our children having flown the nest, in order to enjoy the warm sunshine and the relaxed way of life. The price of wine was a help too! We enjoy having new faces around and most of our visitors end up as friends after only a couple of days.
Jane Caulfield-Kerney purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Jane Caulfield-Kerney chose Concelho
We came here because the area is very quiet although only a few kilometres from the bustling market town of Loule. One of the main advantages of living here is that it is possible to find a new place to eat out well every day at very reasonable prices.
Pool / Spa
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A haven of calm with a warm welcome
We had a lovely stay in this cottage. It is very calm, with hammocks in the lovely shady garden, and the pool area too, for the sun when you want it. A warm welcome and just the right amount of friendly tips and advice from Jane and Graeham. The cottage is handy for days out - about a half hour from the nearest beach, and there are several sightseeing trips all within a reasonable drive. Our whole holiday was very easy - both relaxing at "home" and visiting places. Perfect!
Thank you both for your kind words. We are glad that you had a relaxing holiday and we loved having you stay with us. We hope you'll be back soon.
iyddilic country retreat
for a few quiet days ,not far off the beaten track, what better than this stone cottage with its own pool just 5 minutes from Loule, and all local amenities although you would not guess from its rural location. Superb hosts.
Thank you for your lovely review. It was such fun to have you with us and we had so much in common. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019!
Very enjoyable fortnight
The property was exactly as described, very comfortable for two with a superb pool area. The outside kitchen worked well for us, particularly given the wall-to-wall hot weather during our stay. Jane and Graeham were very attentive and hospitable; they took a lot of care to ensure we had a great holiday and we enjoyed an evening with them towards the end of our stay.
We loved the area and the local wildlife, which is a particular interest of ours. The immediate area was full of migrant and resident birds and we ventured further afield to the Ria Formosa, to Sagres and to the Alentejo, where the range of birdlife was impressive. We also visited Tavira, Faro and Albufeira, which all have something to offer.
Thanks to Graeham and Jane for such an enjoyable holiday; we'd love to return in the spring sometime in the future.
Thank you both for your kind words. It was so lovely for us to see your pleasure when spotting alour local bird and wild-life! Thank you for the list of birds you saw when you were here, and I hope that when you return we can offer a few different species. You were such fun guests!
The hosts were beyond wonderful. Gave us advice on restaurants and sites to see. We had many enjoyable conversations - had an immediate bond. The room along with the outdoor kitchen was comfortable and met our needs beyond expectations. The pool and surrounding yard were so relaxing. There was fresh fruit to pick and eat, walnuts right off the tree. The dogs and cats were so friendly and greeted us like we were family. We plan to return in 2020.
Thank you both for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you staying with us, and we were very sorry when you left (as was Charlie!). We are thrilled that you are planning a return visit although sad that we have to wait till 2020.
A quiet, cute cottage with an amazing pool.
A wonderful rustic cottage and kitchen area. All perfect, we particularly loved sitting around the pool. All well kept, clean and the most friendliest and caring hosts. Lovely, behaved dogs too! Hard to say any more than previous reviews and just as described. Thank you for a super week in Loulé.
Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a joy to have you with us, and it was great for us to be able to go to the wedding knowing you were the perfect guests! Have a safe trip home and we hope to see you again next year.
exactly as advertised. spotless.
Loved it. Loved jane and graham. Absolutely perfect.
Lovely review thank you. We loved having you here too, and were delighted to see you looking more relaxed as the week progressed!
In the nearby town of Loule you can find a famous Saturday market to which people come from miles around. You can get almost anything here There is a local Art Gallery with changing artists, and if your visit co-incides with the World renowned MedFest at the end of June you can see many national and international musicians for a very modest entrance fee.