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Beautiful cottage right next to the sea. Peaceful location, Ria Formosa Reserve

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Fisherman's Cottage Nr. Tavira, Eastern Algarve - In Beautiful Fishing Hamlet, on Ria Formosa

Casa Fabrica is a two bedroom fisherman's cottage situated in the stunning village of Fabrica on the Eastern Algarve. The cottage is on the bank of the Ria Formosa, one of the last remaining protected areas in the Algarve and a World Heritage site. Yet it is only half an hours drive from Faro airport. Fabrica is a small hamlet that is still home to many working fishermen. It is unspoiled and offers a welcome change from the more built up areas of the Western Algarve. It is home to the restaurant O Costa which is known throughout Portugal for its seafood. Fabrica is located one kilometre from Cacela Velha and its picturesque church on the cliff top. It is adjacent to the Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima golf courses and 5 minutes drive from the Benamor Golf Course. The house has been refurbished and has a new bathroom and kitchen. An additional feature is the roof top terrace with pergola, huge BBQ, sink and fridge.


Owner
Roger Down
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Roger Down

I am English and my wife is Portugese. We have owned and let out the property for many years and my father in law manages it for us.

Roger Down purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Roger Down chose Vila Nova de Cacela

We bought this property for the stunning view, its direct access to the beach and because it is in such a quiet and unspoilt village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After travelling throughout the south of Portugal, I must say that the appointment we rented from you, was probably the best of all. Spacious, open, great design, superb roof. We spent a week in Ria Formosa, a great place of silence, dominated by the tides. Nice restaurant as well. It's a diamond in a golden country. Thanks.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fábrica in Vila Nova de Cacela

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. There are two travel cots which will both fit in bedroom one.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There are two travel cots and two high chairs. Please let us know if you will be using these. Outside: Patio to front of property. With outdoor furniture and barbecue. Stunning views directly over the Ria to the sea. The roof terrace is accessible by outdoor steps. It is a huge terrace with views over the Ria. There is a large brick built BBQ, a sink, a pergola, a fridge and outdoor furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Changed at end of stay when house is cleaned.

Reviews

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Beautiful cottage right next to the sea. Peaceful location, Ria Formosa Reserve
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews
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Great location. Pleasant, simple house.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here out of season so my expectations and impressions may not be typical. I wanted tranquillity and apart from a few barking dogs, that's exactly what I got. Fabrica is a wonderful place for peace and quiet - out of season. The house is charming but simple.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Fisherman's cottage in Fabrica.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is fully equipped and comes highly recommended for single persons , couples or small families. It is very well maintained and ideal for self-catering. The owner provided excellent customer service.

The location is idyllic and looks out over the Ria Formosa, a haven for wildlife and in particular resident and migrating birds.

If you are looking for a peaceful holiday away from the busier parts of the Algarve look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabrica. Beautiful cottage , perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Having visited the cottage many times over the last 10 years i would recommend it to anyone whether singles , couples or a small family. The location is idyllic and offers a calmness away from the busier areas of the Algarve.

The beach and wildlife are fantastic (especially for bird lovers) and there is plenty to explore both along the coast and inland.

The owner is extremely personable and provides an excellent and personable customer service. The cottage is presented to a high standard and is perfect for self - catering.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful view very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean and well maintained.It is in a charming seaside location and is perfect if you want a peaceful retreat.There is an excellent local restaurant and cafe and Tavira town which is very attractive is about a ten minute drive and has many other bars cafes and shops.No local shop so car essential but a good small supermarket nearby.

there is a roof terrace with barbeque and good eating area.

I would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility, beauty, ideal location.

Functional and very pleasant house.

A little paradise.

Great

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
O Costa
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Fabrica
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The house is on the banks of the Ria Formosa which is a lagoon between the mainland and the Manta Rota peninsula and Cabanas islands. The beach is literally across the road. There are miles of open expanses of sandy beaches that are suitable for children. Even at the busiest times you have only to walk a few minutes to relative seclusion. At low tide you can wade to the beach or you can take a boat from the village. You can drive 5 minutes to Manta Rota and access the beach by foot.

Travel:

Faro airport is a approximately half an hour's drive away. Lisbon is two and a half hour's drive and Cadiz, Seville and Jerez airports in Spain are all accessible. Hiring a car is advisable to get you to and from the airport and also bear in mind that the village has no shops (just a restaurant and daily mobile shops for basic provisions).

Further Details:

The village is a traditional fishing village. There are mobile shops that visit daily selling fish. However if you miss these then you will need to drive to the nearest supermarket (5 minutes). There is also an excellent restaurant in the village that is known thoughout Portugal for its seafood.

There are many restaurants/bars etc at Tavira, Manta Rota, Vila Nova de Cacela, Conceição and Cabanas - all 5/10 minutes drive away. The nearest food shopping is also in these towns.

You are actually in the Ria Formosa Natural Park which is very popular with birdwatchers.

Tavira (10 minutes) is worth visiting. It was described in The Independent as 'by far the most attractive town in the Algarve'.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fábrica, Vila Real de St Antonio 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
28 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£45
 
 
High
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£510
for 6 nights
From
£80
 
 
Low
27 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£45
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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