For those looking for 'something different and inspiring'. Somewhere you can experience the local atmosphere of Tavira. A short walk (5 mins) from the town centre yet backs onto open ground. A roomy town house with character. Perfect for an extended city break or a beach holiday with home from home comforts. Situated conveniently in calm but traditional, working district with a terrace view of the city walls, Pousada, Igreja do S. Roque and monumental stone built railway arch. Easy walk to bus and railway stations(5 mins). A renovated traditional south facing dwelling which can offer an artistic and inspiring hideaway with Moorish influences. Casa do Cano offers you a launch pad for exploring the region's history, nature and some of the best beaches in Europe.
It has a sitting room with lots of natural light, furnished with a 'Captain's' desk for writing the novel... (or a postcard or two) armchairs, sofa-bed and bookshelves.
The main dining area is almost Casablanca, lined with vintage mosiac-style tiles and has ample seating with enough space for entertaining. Through an archway opening is the newly fitted kitchen and adjoining is a small quintal with sink and traditional brick built BBQ.
A marble staircase with wrought iron banister leads to the upper floor which has an ample south facing balcony with a view of the historic centre. A great spot with sun loungers and cafe table for breakfast sunshine, afternoon lounging or night time under the stars.
The double bedroom has a large window that overlooks the terrace and is flooded with natural light. There is a double bed, bedside lamp tables and a dresser with mirror. The second bedroom is at the back of the house and has a single bed, a lamp table and wardrobe. This room overlooks the little BBQ quintal, open ground beyond and has a skyline view of the historic centre.
The large, newly fitted bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink, toilet, bidet and washing machine.
Even though close to the town centre (8 minutes stroll through the cobbled streets of the historic zone) Casa do Cano lies against open ground where the neighbour grazes his 3 sheep and a handful of chickens so countryside sounds mingle with the little once-an-hour train as it pulls slowly into Tavira Station (7 minutes walk away). Pigeons from the lofts nearby circle overhead undisturbed by the 1pm lunch time siren from the fire station. There is always something to watch!
Initially we were cautious about the railway line but we (and those living nearby) find that that the railway track is anything but a drawback and adds to the charm of the place. The single line carries small light passenger trains that move at slow speed as they are only 300mtrs from the pretty station in Tavira. The line in fact makes much less noise than a road and the stock (2 light passenger carriages) only run hourly during the day and not at all at night. The little crescent of traditional houses that run from the renovated church of S Roque and behind the fire station is a peaceful, traditional area only 150m along a cobbled lane from the Pousada and the castle in the very centre of the town.