About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
One bedroom Cottage near Sao Bras de Alportel, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Private And Peaceful Location In Small Sleepy Hamlet With Wonderful Country Views Over The Hills
Situated in a small hamlet in the unspoilt Algarvian countryside with wonderful views of the Serra Caldeiro hills. but only 4 miles from the centre of Sao Bras .
Newly renovated cottage to traditional style with whitewashed walls and terracotta floors. The cottage stands in its own grounds with very private and not overlooked pool which is 8x4m ( with heating optional ) , terraces and stunning views over the countryside. Owners live nearby. Situated 25 minutes drive from Faro airport, 10 minutes drive from Sao Bras with a wealth of restaurants to suit most tastes from local cuisine to Indian and Chinese. Many large supermarkets, banks, cafes, chemists, museum, bars, sports centre and tourist centre. Many golf courses and beaches are within a 25 minute drive. Spain is only 30 minutes away. This area is fantastic for walkers and mountain biking or just relaxing by the lovely pool . Free WI-FI available in cottage. The cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway for a couple with total privacy and wonderful private pool which is not overlooked by any other properties or indeed anything at all .The cottage has a heated hot tub on the pool deck for guests to enjoy and many love to watch the stars at night while sitting in the hot tub which can be heated to 40C
We supply a generous complimentary welcome pack with wine ,beer , water plus fridge essentials .
The pool heating is not solar so we can guarantee we can heat the pool up to 28 Degrees C in cooler months
The pool heating is at an additional cost of 160 euros per week booked ..
Ian and Mags
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Ian and Mags
Our main criteria is for guests to relax and enjoy the cottage , pool plus the hot tub all in total peace . We have very high standards as far as accommodation is concerned . We supply a generous large welcome pack with wine, beer , milk , bread etc for all guests on arrival . We also supply wood for the wood burning fire in cooler months and most of our guests enjoy the hot tub on the pool deck which is heated all year round up to 38/ 40 C . The cottage is in its own grounds so totally private and we want all guests to leave Lemon tree cottage feeling fully relaxed and refreshed .
Ian and Mags purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Ian and Mags chose Municipality of São Brás de Alportel
We love the wonderful views over the hills with some lovely sunsets . The area is very peaceful and relaxing .
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perfect for getting away from it all
Lemon tree cottage is ideal for escaping but having the reassurance of the owners close by. We did not actually see them after they met us until we were leaving again but that was because we did not need them for anything as everything was in perfect working order and there was absolutely nothing the place lacked. First and foremost, the views are outstanding. We never got tired of them.The pool area is well maintained and the flowers were beautiful. We also loved the huge tv with bbc 1 itv etc. The bed was comfy and there were books, board games, tourist info and all sorts of wee extras like fans and cool bags and stuff for the beach. Ian and Mags provided excellent communication throughout the whole process. We wouldn't hesitate to return and can thoroughly recommend.
Short ride from airport, good directions. Quiet secluded position with wonderful views, next door to owners,who we never saw after arrival. Traditional cottage with great pool and hot tub. Shops 20 minutes away.
Our ideal holiday destination, we will be back!
Great Cottage to Unwind.
What can we say that's not already been said,everything was very enjoyable would'nt hesitate to recomend this cottage.
It was great to see Mags&Ian again, we enjoyed our chats along with several beers of course.
Till next time regards Leah&Ron
Fantastic Chill for Couples
We had a great week staying with Mags and Ian at Lemon Tree Cottage.
It was everything we had hoped for - great accommodation / excellent facilities and glorious location.
Mags and Ian were the perfect hosts - always on hand to help but never intrusive!
I certainly wouldn't hesitate to book again with them should my wife and I holiday again in the Algarve!
great little cottage welcome pack very good
Just back from a very relaxing week at lemon tree .
Mags&Ian very good hosts nothing to much trouble.
Will be back.
Thanks very much to both of you.Dave Bennett
We booked on the the strength of the reviews and were not disappointed! Good accommodation in rural location. Pool and hot tub were excellent. Fifteen minute drive to shops, restaurants, bars but not a problem for us. Hosts were lovely. Great location for walks and peaceful break. Bit cool when we were there but log fire helped. Local restaurants very good and reasonably priced.
Special interest holidays: A very safe unspoilt area , ideal for rambling country walks along the many mountain tracks to suit all levels of fitness and abilities or just unwind and take in the peace and quiet. Bird watching and star gazing are also widely available in this area. These are just some of the birds you can see in the summer months. Golden oriel, Bee-eaters, Red rumped swallows, Azure winged magpies , Nuthatch, Great spotted woodpecker and Jays . The wildflowers in the spring cover the hills which is very colourful to see . Mountain bikes can be hired - please enquire when booking . The local bird watching was excellent and i am sure that any UK birder would be excited with the range of species to be seen in the area . I am also sure that there are other species to be found in the area that i missed .Alex and Liz May 2017 Coast/Beach: There are many wonderful beaches along the Algarve. Some of our personal favourite beaches are Barril, 25 minutes by car also Praia de Faro 25 minutes by car. Quarteira, Vilamoura etc approx 35 minutes by car. We have lots of information in Lemon tree cottage about all the beaches along the Algarve . Travel: Car hire is essential and can be pre-booked online for pickup and return to the airport. Nearest airport is Faro - 25 minute drive. Distances: Our local town is 5 minute drive (Sao Bras) many shops, supermarkets , cafes banks, restaurants etc. Alportel village - 4 minute drive with 2 cafes. Loule - 20 minute drive large indoor market, many shops and restaurants etc. Faro - 25 minute drive. bars, night clubs and many historic places of interest also a large shopping mall and cinema. Tavira - 25 minute drive situated on a river with roman bridges, castle ruins, gardens, restaurants and bars. Estoi - 15 minute drive. Pink Palace. Further Details: step back in time and relax. The countryside around us has many kms of tracks to walk, to suit all abilities of walker or mountain biker, the tracks are scattered all around the hills adding to the pure peacefulness of the area, you could wander for miles without meeting another soul. There are also many lakes for you to visit, waterfalls and picnic areas. For bird enthusiasts there are many and varying species dependent on time of year. The wild boar and the lynx are said to be resident in these parts. For astronomers and stargazers alike the night sky is second to none due to the very low levels of light pollution. However far removed from the world this all sounds we really are no distance from all amenities, beaches , golf, water parks etc. Guests can enjoy horse riding and Pony trekking along the tracks around the hills near the cottage .
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Please check availability calendar and e-mail us with your enquiry. A 25% deposit will secure your booking, balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season . Shorter breaks may be available please enquire . Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible. Checking in time is 2.00pm and check out 10.00am, we will accommodate where possible depending on arrival/departure of other guests.A courtesy room is always supplied for guests we can not accommodate with a late checkout. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Minimum stay is 7 nights during peak season, additional nights are available on a pro-rata basis . Pool heating is an additional cost of 160 euros per week booked , there are no hidden extras. The pool can be heated via heat pump, so we can guarantee 28 degrees C in cooler months . We also supply logs for the wood burning fire in cooler months and a generous complimentary welcome pack with wine and beer , water etc for all guests to enjoy .