Traditional farmhouse , refurbished and decorated by an architect with much space and light by wide opening. Furnished and decorated by authentic French antique furnishings. In the countryside, 7 km from the harbour city of Tavira, and 7km from sandy beaches. Beautiful garden with pool.
"A beautiful house full of character and original features.
A lovely garden.
Very well placed for driving into Tavira, a very pretty town full of lovely restaurants."
We were a family of four visiting from TX, USA and we wanted a quiet villa to have as a home base while we visited and toured Portugal and Spain for one month.
Our specifications were that we wanted a place that was really different to how we live in the USA , so the kids felt they were in a new and special environment, not some 'cookie cutter' square apartment on a complex.
Casa Hortas is exactly that..unique! A beautiful, old farm house with 18" thick walls, awesome stone work, decorative doors and wooden shutters..tastefully remodeled and brought up to date without going mad and spoiling the 'soul' of the farm house. Open beam ceilings and interesting nooks , and a beautiful garden with loads of little quiet spots you can sit and relax in the shade.
The kitchen is wide open to the breakfast bar, opens to the outside dining area or the dining table inside, so the place is perfect for a family to prepare dinner and eat and socialize.
There's a nice bbq area on the patio.
There is a small (perhaps 9x13'), deep pool for cooling off, and the gardens with herbs and citrus is just beautiful.
There is a gardener and pool service, the gentleman is very friendly and helpful, and has great English and a few other languages too!
The villa is easy to find with the owner (Francoises) clear instructions but is in a rural location (you will need a car) , but there's a few restaurants within 5 minutes drive, and town of Tavira is 15 mins away .. Choose this place if you like peace and quiet and don't mind a short drive to shop or visit town ..for us with kids it's perfect ..
The owner communicated promptly and clearly and was helpful with instructions and sorted out one tiny problem we needed assistance with immediately, which was great.
There is a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine, unusually there was wifi too, that allowed us to stream Netflix as the TV had only local channels.
Top tip : Like in most warm countries there's no shortage of ants, so make sure you take Ziplock Bags to store foodstuffs that don't go in the fridge, so you don't attract them into the kitchen! We were prepared for that as it's pretty normal, and took them with us (strangely hard to find in Portugal)!
Love Casa Hortas, would stay again (heck, we'd move there and stay forever:-)
Charmante maison région très jolie ;nous ne pouvons avoir qu'envie d'y retourner.
"Une semaine extraordinaire dans une maison formidable. Habitués des location de maison, cela reste notre meilleur choix. Son positionnement géographique nous a permis également de dévouvrir cette belle région du Portugal qu'est l'Algarve."
"La maison est encore mieux que ce que les photos montrent ; l'équipement est de très bon niveau. L'accès est très aisé, la ville la plus proche, TAVIRA, esr charmante et disspose de commerces agréables et d'excellents restaurants."
30km from Faro international airport
6 km from the highway.
30km from spanish border.
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