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Self-catering chalet apartments with private salt water pool and gardens - Terracotta Chalet

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Terracotta Chalet

Sue and Ken, authors of 'The Eucalyptus Dance', welcome you to Casa Sulo in the Beiras region of Central Portugal.

Casa Sulo is situated in the safe, idyllic, rural village of Alombada, surrounded by the refreshing fragrance of eucalyptus forests and with uninterrupted views across the mountains.

It is, however, within easy reach of the main arterial north/south and east/west roads with Aveiro and the Costa Nova and Barra beaches nearby.

The two self-catering chalet apartments are equipped to a high standard, each sleeping up to five people; for larger families or groups they open up into a four bedroom villa.

Enjoy the private, swimming pool in exclusive surroundings (see booking information for details).

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About the property

Casa Sulo Chalet Apartment

One double, one twin, both with en-suite, a double sofa-bed in lounge/diner area and a modern, fully equipped kitchen with washing machine. On the large patio there is a gas BBQ .

We provide all bed linen and towels (except beach towels).

Because we adopt an honesty policy here there is no requirement for our guests to bring anything other than their personal clothing and toiletries - i.e. all consumables, coffee, tea, sauces, etc., are provided, but if any item runs out or is low prior to your departure, just replace that item with a similar product.

Each chalet apartment has UK adapters, hair dryer and safe. For your entertainment a free-to-view UK satellite television is included. There is a DVD/CD player and a range of books and games. Free WiFi is available - subject to PT Telecom.

The 10x5M salt water pool has a telescopic cover. Pool games are provided. In the extensive grounds there is a petanque and malha piste, fruit trees and a large salad garden.

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Registration Number : 5491/AL

About Us

Sue and Ken Barlow
Case Sulo Alombada, Rua do Cabeco 52
3750-581 Macinhata-Do-Vouga
5491/AL, 5491/AL
Camara Municipal de Agueda, 21.01.2015, Dados do pedido 28569
VAT Reg No238426548

Sue and Ken
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

Available Rentals

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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Maximum number of persons per chalet apartment - 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet around the Municipality of Águeda around the Aveiro District

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , A cot or child's bed can be added
  • A cot or extra child's bed can be placed in one of the bedrooms but space is limited.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Casa Sulo and Alombada provide a wonderful and safe environment for children of all ages. Guests are encouraged to pick the fresh oranges, lemons and other fruit, as well as the salad and vegetables from our extensive vegetable patch and gardens. The petanque and malha pistes are very popular and it is a great way to unwind after soaking up the sun and lounging by the pool. For the more energetic, there are plenty of woodland walks and a visit to our local Rio Alombada with a picnic is a must for the whole family to play 'Swallows and Amazons'.


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Terracotta Chalet
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Lovely setting, good facilities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in one of the two adjacent (semi-detached) chalets, with the owners house just behind them, which are set in a rural village, but within easy driving distance of local amenities. The site is exactly as described on the website, and the pictures are fully reflective of the reality.

We were afforded a very warm welcome by the owners, who went out of their way to ensure our comfort, and they remained available to offer advice, suggestions (and directions) as necessary.

The grounds and garden are very well kept, and the pool is not to be missed! Local produce is generally available, and the in-house wines are fantastic.

Thank you to the owners for providing such a super setting, and for your efforts in making it so enjoyable. We have no hesitation in recommending Casa Sulo for a relaxing break or as a base for exploring the local area - or both!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure for us and knowing that you have enjoyed your visit to Casa Sulo is so rewarding. Thank you
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Very nice journey in Casa Sulo and Portugal

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant journey in Portugal and in Casa Sulo in particular.

Alombada near Aveiro has a central position which makes it easy to discover north of Portugal.

Nice area around the chalet with everything for the comfort and well being.

Sue and Ken welcomed us with the best consideration and tried to initiate us to Portuguese culture, specialities and smart pleasure of simplicity; some pleasant moments we shared.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments in your review. It is always appreciated when people understand the "behind the scenes" work that goes on to make your stay relaxed and happy. Many thanks. Sue and Ken
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A truly memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Casasulo mid afternoon to be met by Sue & Ken who soon made us feel at home and very welcome. The chalet was superb and we were very grateful for the welcome pack which saved us a shopping expedition when we arrived.

A lot of thought had been put into providing everything that you need as self caterers. Outside there was a gas barbecue, lovely warm pool and a boule pitch with landscaped gardens surrounded by beautiful views of the eucalyptus tree covered mountains. We enjoyed our visits to Aveiro with its canals and colourful boats and the seaside resorts of Costa Nova and Barra. To top it all we had very warm sunshine for all of our stay. Needless to say with all the time spent outdoors in the clean air scented with the euclapytus we slept like logs. If you are considering a holiday in this area of Portugal we are sure you will not be disappointed and Sue and Ken go the extra mile to make your stay one to remember. Casasulo is situated in a mountain hamlet so a car is a must to get to the shops and local cafes and bars but it does not take long on roads with very little traffic. - Sue & Alan from Wiltshire, England,

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your generous and kind words. We are so pleased that Casa Sulo was everything and a little bit more than you expected and we look forward to welcoming you and possibly the rest of the family, taking over both chalet apartments, on a future occasion. Sue and Ken
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Superbe endroit au calme pour se ressourcer

  • 5 of 5

Des vacances idéales pour les parents et les enfants : confort du logement, piscine à 30°C, jeux pour les enfants, propriétaires adorables et attentionnés, tout cela avec une douce odeur d'eucalyptus.

La vie nature, la douceur de vivre.

Si envie de monde et/ou de visites des lieux plus touristiques et plages à quelques kilomètres

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes tellement heureux vous et votre famille a aimé beaucoup votre sejour à Casa Sulo. Nous nous souvenons de vos enfants a jouer avec les enfants espagnols dans le chalet voisin, faisant immédiatement des amis et il était difficile de les sortir de la piscine. Merci de votre critique, nous apprécions vraiment vos commentaires. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa Sulo so much. We remember your children playing with the Spanish children in the next door chalet, instantly making friends and it was difficult to get them out of the pool. Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your comments.
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a ne pas manquer calme et convivialité

  • 5 of 5

lieu insolite au coeur de la nature .

pour se ressourcer .

hameau authentique , calme et conviviale .

location irréprochable , rien ne manque ,

les propriétaires sont charmants et disponibles

pour faire découvrir leur environnement

réalisé avec goût et intelligence .

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos paroles aimables. C'est toujours un plaisir de savoir que nos efforts sont appréciés et que nos visiteurs ont passé d'excellentes vacances. Many thanks for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to know that our efforts are appreciated and that our visitors have had a great holiday.
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Un petit coin de paradis et de sérénité au milieu des eucalyptus. Une belle rencontre

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve. C'est une location idéale pour des vacances reposantes et dépaysantes, au milieu de la forêt d'eucalyptus, au bout d'une charmante vallée. La location est très bien équipée ; il suffit d'arriver et de poser ses valises. Merci à Sue and Ken qui ont été adorables et attentifs à notre confort, tout en étant discrets. Lorsque vous arrivez, vous avez du pain frais, du vin, du lait,... Sue fait un pain excellent, ainsi que du yaourt maison. Nous avons beaucoup aimé la dégustation du Porto de Ken and Sue.La location est à portée de voiture de lieux à visiter : Aveiro, Porto, Agueda, Coimbra, Buçaco, Bio Ria,... La piscine est idéale pour se délasser après avoir visité tous ces lieux. Nous sommes rentrés de vacances resourcés et relaxés. Une très belle rencontre avec de très belles personnes :-)

We passed one dream week. It is an ideal rent for restful and different holidays, in the middle of the forest of eucalyptus, at the end of the charming valley. The rent is equipped very well ; you just have to arrive and to put down your suitcases. Thanks to Sue and Ken which were adorable and attentive in our comfort, while being discreet. When you arrive, you have fresh bread, some wine, some milk, ... Sue makes an excellent bread, as well as a yoghurt house. We enjoyed a lot the tasting of the Porto of Ken and Sue. The rent is near to Aveiro, Porto, Agueda, Coimbra, Buçaco, Bio Ria, ... The swimming pool is ideal to relax after having visited all these places. We returned of holidays very relaxed. A very beautiful meeting with beautiful persons :-)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos cinq étoiles et vos commentaires aimables sur votre logement ici à Casa Sulo. Nous faisons de notre mieux pour traiter tout nos visiteurs comme individus, car c'est ce que nos visiteurs sont. Nous sommes également très heureux que vous ayez trouvé notre boulangerie et nos yaourts à votre goût. En parlant de goût, les quelque deux heures passées à déguster notre vin de porto étaient mémorables. Nous vous remercions. Sue et Ken Thank you for your five star rating and kind comments about your accommodation here at Casa Sulo. We try our best to treat everybody as individuals because that's what our visitors are. We're also very pleased that you found our boulangerie and yoghourt making to your taste. Talking of taste, the two hours or so spent sampling our port wine was memorable. We thank you. Sue and Ken
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Porto (OPO)
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A25, Junction 9
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Costa Nova and Barra (Aveiro)
Car: necessary

A car is essential for your stay. Albergaria-a-Velha is our closest town (10 minutes drive away) with several good cafés en route. It has plenty of first class traditional restaurants at affordable prices: a two course meal for two with wine will normally be under €20, or a local dish of the day, including wine and coffee, around €7 per head.

There is plenty to do and see throughout the region with many local markets to visit, full of atmosphere and fresh produce.

The city of Aveiro, known as the “Venice of Portugal,” boasts every modern amenity but still retains its old charm. Take a boat trip in the traditional brightly painted moliceiros, relax and watch the world go by or wander through the myriad of narrow cobbled streets bustling with life. The Costa Nova and Barra has miles of beautiful unspoilt golden sandy beaches waiting to be discovered – here you can participate in all types of water sports.

Porto and Coimbra are within a 45 minute drive.


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