KATES COTTAGES BARNA Tel: 00353-87-9045135 bring you this sunny 'Moorish-style' apartment, with FREE Wi-FI, in a peaceful, yet prime seaside location near Armação de Pêra. From the 1st floor balcony, watch the sun set over the sea. Sleeps 4 +2. Large TV. Selection of DVDs/books. Ample parking. Beach towels included. 10 minute walk to 2 glorious beaches and cliffs of Sna da Rocha. Choice of 3 swimming pools! Tennis courts. Fabulous views!
Wander over to the swimming pool or sunbathe in the privacy of your own balcony. A short stroll takes you to a choice of beaches and dramatic cliff top walks. The Alporchinhos apartment has easy access to all amenities, including a well-stocked supermarket, and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
Golf, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, horse riding and water parks are all within reach in this unspoilt area in the Central Algarve. Choice of swimming pools, tennis court, billiards, volleyball. Spectacular cliff walk to Armacao de Pera. The apartment is furnished to a high standard. Balcony offers stunning sea and countryside views, and is furnished with tables and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco.
FURTHER DETAILS INDOORS Both bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables, fans and bedside tables with lamps. Bathroom has shower (large shower-head, good pressure), bath and bidet. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility area is in a second covered balcony. A great feature is the open fireplace for cosy winter lets. Satellite Astra 1 and Astra 2. Free wi-fi. We also provide a selection of books, DVDs, jigsaws, ganes and playing cards. A Welcome Folder has lots of information about the surrounding area and activities, important phone numbers and so on. Double sofa-bed in the sitting-room. Newly fitted air-conditioning unit in main living area.
FURTHER DETAILS OUTDOORS Car parking at entrance to apartment (free). Choice of pools, including children's pool. Tennis courts and playground with swings and slide. Also bicycle rental.
We are happy to provide you with lots of 'inside' tips and information from car-hire to cycling to where-to-explore. As a couple one of us is Irish and the other Portuguese!. We are only a phone-call away! Or email us.
THE ALGARVE REGION
The Algarve is one of the world's most attractive holiday destinations. It is not over-developed and the coastline with its miles of golden beaches, dunes and coves enclosed by rocks and cliffs remains completely unspoiled. The region is brightly decorated with colorful towns and villages each with their own poplars or olives, oranges, lemons and blossom and fragrant pines groves.
Towards the hills there are terraces dotted with almond, carob and fig plantations. The Moors left a considerable legacy, which can still be seen today in the medinas, fortresses and mosques they left behind as well as being reflected in the traditional Algarvian architecture and the way of life of the people. The climate is one of the healthiest and most pleasant in the world, comparable with California!
- Zoo-Marine 10 min drive.
- Slide and Splash Water Park, Aqua Land 10 min drive.
- Albufeira 15 min drive.
- Vilamoura 20 minutes drive.
- Silves and its red fortress, historical town, 10 minutes drive.
- Carvoeiro 15 minutes drive.
- Lagos, historical town, with fabulous shops, market, bars, restaurants and the Marina is approx. 30 minutes by car.
- Portimao and its old town and port, 15km
- Monchique Mountain Spa and thermal waters
- Cape of St Vincent with its imposing light-house (most southerly spot in Europe)
- Sagres, the most south westerly point in Europe, is approx. 50 minutes by car and then make your way up to the deserted sandy beaches along the west coast.
- Lisbon. Look out for FADO music bars.
- Algarve Shopping in Guia with its twenty-two restaurants, a myriad of designer shops, bowling alley and multi screen cinema only 10 minutes away. - Porches - a beautiful old village full of history and stunning local beaches, restaurants and bars. Known for pottery and ceramics you can visit the factories of artist's shops where you can purchase some of the attractive bright blue, green and turquoise pottery.
THE ARMACAO de PERA / ALPORCHINHOS AREA:
Armacao de Pera is a picturesque fishing village with cobbled streets, old church, good restaurants and night-life. And the longest beach in the Algarve! Take a walk over the beach and come in at the marshes: a bird-watchers paradise. There are wooden walkways over this eerie but beautiful and protected landscape. The tourist train (Comboio túristico) has 6 stops around Armacao de Pera and starts from the tourist information office near the old fort. Armacao de Pera was named after the inland region of Pêra in Portugal, where the fishermen came down from originally and Armacao, which was a specially adapted boat, with a combined netting system, designed by the Moors. Today Armacao de Pera is a lively high-rise Algarve resort, which is very popular with Portuguese holidaymakers in the summer. It has everything you need for a lovely holiday - fantastic beach, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. You are a 10-15 minute drive from many fine golf courses, including Salgados, the championship courses of Pestana Vale da Pinta, Gramacho, Vale de Milho and Silves.
HOW TO GET THERE
FARO airport is the main airport for the Algarve. There are flights all year round from major airports in all countries in Europe. Car hire is available at the airport but it's best to compare prices and book in advance. We can email you detailed directions for driving from the airport.
You can also book a shuttle-bus or taxi direct to the apartment. The apartment owners can advise you of best websites to book through, based on their own experiences.
RATES per week:
January, Feb...... €250
March, April......... €395
July & August....... €775
November, Dec.... €250
WIFI, GAS and WATER are included in the summer rates. ELECTRICITY is included up to an allowance of €10 per week, which should be sufficient if you are careful with the air-con. Units over the allowance are charged at cost, 20c.
The change-over day is flexible.
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