Casa Sossagado is a charming private cottage with its own totally private pool and stunning views across the garden to the lake and countryside beyond. It is within our 23 acre garden which you are free to roam. Our house is not visible from the privacy of the cottage. For cooler winter nights snuggle up by the log burning stove. There are many books, games, CD's, English and Portugese TV and CD player. There is a pay as you go internet facility if you really can't get away from it aĺl!
The property complies with the requirements of the Alojamento Local licence.Registration number 6165.
The wider garden is a conservation area providing traditional natural habitat for the regions birds and animals. You have complete freedom there climbing the natural paths (you'll need proper shoes or trainers for your own comfort). Go to the trig point on the garden's boundary - the highest point for miles There are seats around so rest a while and take in the magnificent views or if you prefer try a gentle walk around the lake. Watch the swallows swòoping down to feed. Fish if you like! The fishing is good with excellent carp and wide mouthed bass.
Spring brings carpets of wild flowers and the nights bright starry skies unspoilt by light pollution. Look out for the stunning milky way and shooting stars. Not to mention the sunrise over our lake and often quite amazing sunsets. Turn left out of the gates and explore the many paths through the forest and beyond.
This is a rural paradise yet within approx 10 mins by car you access a good supermarket next to a pizza/pasta cafe, medical / dental facilities, pharmacy, petrol station and other shops. Five mins further on brings you into Ourique with cafe bars, banks, restaurants, optician, garage and shops. There is a good view point near to the local Camera i.e Town Hall, with excellent views of the whole area. Roads to the Algarve or the west coast if you fancy a change are good and generally quiet. It is about one hour by car to either without rushing.
The area is a bird watchers haven with over 25 different species in and around the garden dependant upon season including the booted eagle, crested lark, oriel, hoopoe, jay, montagues harrier, woodchat shrike and the regions very own azure winged magpie.
We can sort out your washing if you wish. The cottage is very well equipped but just ask if you need anything -- you'll find us if you want us but never intrusive. It is your private holiday - ENJOY YOURSELVES!!