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Countryside Algarvian cottage with beautiful sea views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Bela Curral

2 Bedrooms, 1bathroom. Sleeps 4

Casa Do Forno is a beautiful Algarvian cottage with its own private sun baked terrace and garden. The terrace is conveniently accessed through patio doors off the living area and has a table and chairs for outside dinning . For the sun lovers the garden has loungers, a perfect place to catch those rays. The views are quite spectacular across the open countryside to the sea and islands beyond. My favourite time is relaxing on the well lit terrace in the evening with a glass of wine, cooking on the BBQ and looking out to the lights on the front at Olhao.

The cottage has been tastefully decorated and furnished for comfort with a leather sofa and chair. There is satellite TV with English programmes and music stations. We have 2 separate bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with bunk beds. Although the cottage is in the countryside it is easy walking distance to 2 restaurants and a bar, and the village of Pechao is only 1km away with bank, pharmacy, mini market, shops etc.

Location: Casa Do Forno is situated in the countryside between Olhao and the village of Pechao. You will find the village 1km away with shops, bank, pharmacy etc. Despite being in the countryside you can easily walk to 2 very good Portuguese restaurants serving a variety of traditional Portuguese recipes and of course fresh fish daily. The nearest of these is the famous 'O'Lagar' renowned for the quality of its food. If you prefer just a drink or snack, you can find 2 bars within a few hundred yards.

The coast at Olhao is only 3km. This is a working Portuguese fishing town with daily fish markets, meat fruit and veg. There is a more extensive market on a Saturday with clothes etc. From Olhao pier you can take a small passenger ferry just 15min ride across, to the idyllic islands of Armona and Farol with quaint restaurants and miles of deserted beaches.

This part of the Algarve retains the true character of Portugal away from the more touristy areas.

Things to do: Being centrally placed 15min from the airport Casa Do Forno is your perfect place to stay whilst exploring the whole of the Algarve.

For those of you seeking culture Faro is less than 10kms away with the historic old town, and Estoi is only 5kms away with its Palace and Roman Ruins.

Faro is the capital of the Algarve and has all you would expect from a busy European city including a huge new shopping mall with cinema, food hall and designer boutiques.

Several championship golf courses are within 30 mins drive and occupants of the cottage can have special rates on most of these (ask Kate for more details).

The closest beach is about 3km. We recommend the beaches on the islands off Olhao as the most unspoilt beaches in the Algarve! The Ria Formosa natural park is just up the coast and well worth a visit.

Within a 30min drive you will find all the tourist attractions eg. waterslide parks, zoo marine (with swimming with dolphins), casinos, nightclubs etc etc.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kate Green
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2016
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5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Countryside Algarvian cottage with beautiful sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Cant wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and peaceful. Great spot for sun in the garden. away from any hustle and bustle. A credit to the owner. Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased to hear that the close proximity of the road was not an issue for these guests. And yes I agree the garden is a perfect sun trap!
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6 1

The perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage exactly as described, well maintained with everything we needed for our holiday. The cottage was clean and the garden is a perfect suntrap.

After just a 10 min drive from Faro airport we arrived at the cottage to be greeted by the very friendly and helpful villa manager.

There are a couple of lovely restaurants within walking distance and the local village of Pechao is well equipped. A short drive to Olhao is well worth a visit and a trip on the ferry to Armona is a fantastic day out.

We've already recommended the cottage to our friends and can't wait to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK

Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and well equipped. The secluded, sunny garden was a delight to barbecue, eat and read in. We found it very easy to reach several glorious local beaches, all of which the children loved. As well as buying groceries from the supermarket in nearby Olhao, We also sampled the food and coffee in a few of the local cafe's and restaurants in Pechao and enjoyed them. Apart from local beaches, our older children also had great fun go-carting in Almancil, shopping in Faro ( forum algarve) and catching the ferry from Olhao to the relaxing island of Armona for the day. The weather was beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is located in the countryside 1km outside the village of Pechao . The village has shops, bars restaurants pharmacy and a minimarket. Olhao, the working fishing town, is 2km away with foot passanger ferry over to the beautiful islands of Armona and Farol. The beaches on these Islands are exquisit and quiet even in August! 5km further inland is Estoi with renovated old palace, roman ruins and other places of interest. This part of the Algarve is away from the busy tourist areas and retains the true character of the Algarve. Despite this 5 star golf, waterslide parks and swimming with dolphins are all within a 40minute drive

Other Activities: Unwinding and enjoying the year round sunshine.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bela Curral, Olhao region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are completely flexible on changeover days. The cottage is ready for occupancy at 3pm and must be vacated by 10 am (often these times can be negotiated but this must be discussed with Kate the owner in advance). We are happy to accept payment of the equivalent amount in Euros. Payment is made by cheque or on line through paypal or direct bank transfer.

25% deposit is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 12 weeks before your holiday. Payment can be made by cheque in the post or by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bela Curral in Faro region

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a large shower room accessed from the hall i.e. between the living area and bedrooms. Towels for use inside the house are provided and changed weekly. We do request that you provide your own beach towels please.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , travel cot if required
  • The master bedroom has air conditioning. The second bedroom has large bunk beds and a movable fan. There is ample wardrobe and storage for 4 people. A travel cot is available on request. Linen is supplied and changed weekly.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
The cottage is suitable for elderly or infirm as it is all on one level and the main living space is open plan with access through sliding French doors on to the terrace. On the terrace is a convenient table and chairs so that you can enjoy eating 'al fresco' or simply sit and enjoy the sun looking over the garden and beautiful views of the open countryside, sea and islands beyond. We have a BBQ off the terrace, close to the kitchen area. Convenient off road parking for several cars is at the side of the cottage on the large driveway which is shared with the farmhouse next door. The cottage is close to a road but the gardens and terrace are private and secure from this road being about 6 feet above road level and separated from the road by a secure fence and thick flowering hedge

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