|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Casa Lirio is our own home on the Algarve set in a quiet residential area with its own off-street parking behind lockable gates and secure personal WiFi. It's a place to unwind with every facility easily to hand. Ideal for romantic couples, family holidays or as a perfect base for the many excellent golf courses which are nearby. Relax by walking to the lighthouse, across sandstone headlands overlooking the sea, or to one of the four golden beaches or 10 restaurants within easy walking distance. Several golf courses are close by (Penina, Pinta, Gramacho, Alto, etc.) The nearby unspoilt fishing village of Ferragudo has lots of small shops / restaurants in tiny cobbled streets (the village also has a pharmacy where English is spoken) and the square is a great place to relax by day in one of the coffee shops or bars (English breakfasts can also be found!). If you have children, two water theme parks and the ZooMarine oceanographic theme park are all within an easy drive.
Four golden sandy beaches are within easy walking distance - Canheiros, Pintadinho, Molhe and Praia Grande - and they all have their own restaurants/beach bars, one of which (at Praia da Canheiros) is rated by many simply the best fish restaurant in the area. Molhe and Praia Grande are calm, safe beaches - very good for younger children/toddlers.
If walking is your thing, then Casa Lirio is ideally situated for long walks across the sandstone clifftops or across the headland to the lighthouse.
An easy 40 minute drive from Faro airport. Private car transfers from the airport can be arranged if needed as an additional extra. Lisbon is also a possibility at 2 1/2 hours, as is Seville Airport in Spain (about the same). Car hire is recommended in order to explore the area but not essential.
The farthest point west (Cape St. Vincent) is just 45 mins away where you can explore the old fort at Sagres; or simply watch the sun set over the Portuguese equivalent of Lands End. Apart from Ferragudo itself, Portimao is 15 minutes drive (or walk down to the quay in Ferragudo and get the water taxi across the river Arade) - the lovely fishing village of Alvor is just beyond. Carvoeiro is only 10 minutes drive whilst Monchique is 40 mins away plus the ancient moorish town of Silves on the way.
One minimarket is available closeby (closed Nov - Feb), but there are also larger supermarkets within easy driving distance. There are too many good restaurants to mention, and several within easy walking distance - all of which are really child friendly with kids play areas. We have our own favourites and details/locations are contained in a book at the property; your only problem will be working out which of them you are going to visit in the limited time available to you! Cash dispensers are available in the village or at the golf courses.
For those of you bringing children, there are two water theme parks within easy reach ('Slide and Splash' and 'Aqualand' - both about 10 minutes drive) and also the ZooMarine oceanographic theme park (20 minutes) and Algarve Zoo.
Monchique is the tallest peak in the Algarve and can be seen from the house. A beautiful 45 minute drive will get you right to the very top .... from where you can look down on the whole of the Portimao area and go hiking if that is your thing. On the way down from the Peak you will also come across Caldes de Monchique which is a lovely restful and shady village built around the source of the local sping water. Take a picninc for lovely restful lunch and a few spare bottles so you can fill up with fresh water direct from the spring!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Prices are p.w. on a self catering basis including electricity, gas and weekly cleaning service during normal holiday lets (cleaning by arrangement during long lets). 10% of rental is requested to secure bookings; a refundable security deposit of £150 is also required at the same time to cover breakages etc. Payment in full 8 weeks prior to arrival (or at time of booking for reservations within 8 weeks of arrival). Please contact us for rates on any period not listed, or for longer lettings.
A Saturday arrival / departure is assumed, but other changeover days may be available on request especially out of peak seasons.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Also happy to quote price and accept payment in Euros.
Rates for longer winter lets (November to mid-March) available depending on length of stay.