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Quiet, bijou cottage

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A pretty, traditional cottage adjacent to a private pool set in shady secluded garden surrounded by acres of olive groves, almond blossom and beautiful walks. The accommodation comprises a delightful stone-built characterful studio cottage with private shower en-suite facilities lies in the garden of our farmhouse,. The charming room has a king sized bed and a semi-enclosed alfresco kitchen area with barbecue, sink, fridge, kettle and coffee machine. There is no indoor sitting room however we have provided two traditional Monchique chairs in your room should the weather be unsuitable for sitting outside. There are various chairs in the south facing garden with views of the mature walnut tree and hundred year old vine. For those seeking peace and quiet in a childfree rural retreat, this property will provide a haven of tranquility. For those times when you are tired of sunning yourself by the pool on the sunbeds, you might wish to relax further in one of the hammocks strung from the walnut tree and enjoy some beautiful dappled shade.


Owner
Jane Caulfield-Kerney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Jane Caulfield-Kerney

We moved here from the South of England, our children having flown the nest, in order to enjoy the warm sunshine and the relaxed way of life. The price of wine was a help too! We enjoy having new faces around and most of our visitors end up as friends after only a couple of days.

Jane Caulfield-Kerney purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Jane Caulfield-Kerney chose Concelho

We came here because the area is very quiet although only a few kilometres from the bustling market town of Loule. One of the main advantages of living here is that it is possible to find a new place to eat out well every day at very reasonable prices.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Concelho in São Clemente

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The shower room is compact, with shower, loo and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a King sized bed, wardrobe and bookcase. We also provide a hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Quiet, bijou cottage
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Cute, rustic & away from the madding crowds.

  • 5 of 5

This cute & rustic accommodation overlooks a shady garden on one side & a fabulous, well maintained pool on the other. The garden has 2 comfortable hammocks strung from the mature walnut tree providing beautiful dappled shade from the sun. The pool area is gorgeous with plenty of seating & shades, if required, as this area catches the sun all day long.

If you want a place 'away from the madding crowd ' then this is perfect. It is ideally situated for touring the length & breadth of the Algarve if, as we do, you like to get out & about.

Your hosts, Jane & Graeham, are kindness personified. They are chilled out & relaxed & so easy to get along with, we thoroughly enjoyed the occasions we spent in their company. That said, they were unobtrusive & totally respectful of our privacy.

The family dogs Megan & Charlie, whilst being totally adorable & very sociable, were also unobtrusive & respectful of our privacy.

We spent a delightful 2 weeks here. The fact that we didn't see one cloud during our entire stay was a bonus.

Finally, having stayed in some places where we felt we were sleeping on a bed of marble, the bed in this cottage is a comfy one - double bonus!

We would like to convey all our best wishes to Jane & Graeham for their continued success & thank them for being so charming & welcoming.

Ian & Ela - AKA 'Him & Me'

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your wonderful words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and it was a delight to see you getting more and more relaxed as the weeks progressed. I am glad you found the cottage to your liking and hope to see you back here.
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5

Fabulouottage in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fabulous, clean, comfortable and peaceful. The swimming pool was sparkling and beautifully maintained. Close to Loule and shops, yet secluded and tranquil.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you when you return. We will try and maintain the lovely weather for you.
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5

Beautiful, tastefully furnished traditional cottage. Immaculately maintained garden and pool.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage set in beautiful garden with hammocks slung from a walnut tree. A lemon tree and passion fruit tree by the pool set the scene for lounging or having breakfast by the immaculate pool before a refreshing dip. The hosts are incredibly friendly and hospitable and nothing is too much trouble. The owners two lovely dogs, Megan and Charlie will melt your heart

The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring the Algarve and is a short drive to the coast whilst far enough away to avoid the crowds when a little peace is required.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and we loved the fact that you were happy to join us for various events. We hope to see you both again soon.
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5

All you need for a peaceful and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely 10 night stay, Jane & Graham are great hosts stayed up to welcome us in after our flight was delayed and not arriving until 1am. The cottage bedroom and bathroom are small but stil plenty big enough for 2. Enjoyed cooking on the built in gas BBQ. Pool area is great getting the sun all day, also a lovely shaded area under the Walnut tree with 2 hammocks. Happy to recommend to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing holiday, Darran & Fay

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Despite your belated arrival, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and are glad you looked so rested when you left! It was a pleasure having you here.
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5

Restful and restorative

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 10 nights in this charming cottage. We were met by Jane and her husband Graeham and were immediately welcomed with warmth and caring which lasted throughout our stay. The cottage had everything we needed and the sole use of the beautiful pool was wonderful. There is so much to see and do in the Algarve and we enjoyed visiting the quieter tourist areas within the region. Tavira is a pretty town and for a quiet and beautiful beach we liked Manta Rota. Alcoutin, which borders Spain, has a small river beach and a castle. Driving back through the hills was great with hardly any traffic. Alte is lovely and so is Loule, just 10 minutes away with a wonderful Saturday market. We saw so many fabulous sights but what really made our break were Jane and Graeham. You couldn't wish for nicer hosts, who also invited us to join them for a few social events. Their two dogs, Charlie and Megan are pretty special too!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much tor your wonderful review. It was such fun having you here, and a pleasure for us that you were happy to muck in with us and our friends. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope we'll see you again soon.
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4

Tiny and delightful

  • 4 of 5

Delightful hosts. Perfect for hot weather.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We loved having you with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Location

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Apolo, Betunes
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Vilasol, Vilamoura
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Loule station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Oliveiras, Loule
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Trafal
Car: necessary

In the nearby town of Loule you can find a famous Saturday market to which people come from miles around. You can get almost anything here There is a local Art Gallery with changing artists, and if your visit co-incides with the World renowned MedFest at the end of June you can see many national and international musicians for a very modest entrance fee.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Concelho, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
30 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
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£50
£250
 
 
Low
3 Jan 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
£260
 
 
Mid
11 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
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£53
£315
 
 
High
27 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£360
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
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£250
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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