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2 Bedroom Rustic Cottage With Gated Pool, Peaceful Setting With Countryside View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Peral, near Sao Bras de Alportel, Eastern Algarve - Conveniently Placed For Reaching Beaches, Golf, Markets And Restaurants

Set in a small village surrounded by unspoilt countryside the cottage has been remodelled in a traditional Portuguese style and has it's own private terraces set in a large garden area. The former stable has been brought into the 21st century and is well furnished and equipped throughout. An ideal retreat yet only 10 minutes from all amenities in Sao Bras de Alportel town.

Both bedrooms have ceiling fans, fly screens and have their own bathrooms.

Registration Number : 19234/AL

Pauline Starkey or Edgar Lind
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a fantastic week, the cottage was everything and more that we wanted, it was spotlessly clean,spacious, comfortable and excellently equipped. The little extra touches like the welcome pack, toiletries, books etc were an indication of how welcoming and friendly the owners(Ed and Pauline) are.The location, gardens and swimming pool are excellent. We would recommend this cottage 100% (but don't book it for when we want to return!)

The Breckills (Essex)

Thank you so much to Pauline and Ed for making us feel so very welcome at their delightful and spacious cottage Cabana Pascoa. The location in Peral is so quiet and peaceful and with such spectacular views in all directions. We felt quite at home in such an impressively furnished and equipped property and with all the extra little touches. The cottage was clean and the beds the most comfortable of any we have come across in any Owners Direct property and we've stayed in a good few over the years. Martin & Alison Wilson (Stockport)
Jan 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cerro de Manuel Viegas in São Brás de Alportel

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom to bedroom 1 bath with shower over and wc. Bathroom to bedroom 2 shower enclosure and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, additional single and en suite. Hairdryer Fans
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Rustic beamed ceilings with Portuguese style finishing throughout. A complimentary welcome starter pack with essentials is provided. Comprehensive driving directions provided so you can find the cottage easily. Outside: Private gated pool area, secure for small children. 8m x 4m and 1.5m deep all over (for sole use of guests). Poolside terrace with covered area with comfortable seating. Sun loungers and parasols at the pool. Gas and charcoal BBQs. Private terrace with table and chairs. Set in a large garden with outside games area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide bed linen, pool and house towels. Bed linen, house and pool towels are changed at the end of each week. Beach towels are not provided.


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(21 traveller reviews)

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2 Bedroom Rustic Cottage With Gated Pool, Peaceful Setting With Countryside View
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews

Nice property, pity about next door's noisy dogs.

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The property was clean and well appointed with an excellent swimming pool, lovely views and a good central location. Our host was welcoming, generous, and discrete. BUT the holiday was spoilt by the noisy dogs next door who whined, barked and howled intermittently throughout every night disturbing our sleep. Sadly we did not enjoy our stay as much as we would have liked and our host could do nothing about it. We would not recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Idyllic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful winter break in this charming cottage.

We were warmly welcomed by Ed and Pauline and were delighted to find such clean, warm, characterful and comfortable accommodation, all set in a pretty garden filled with birdsong.There was a most generous welcome pack awaiting us and we quickly felt totally at home.

Though set on the edge of a small village, excellent amenities are only a 10 minute drive away in the lovely, old town of Sao Bras with its interesting historic quarter, vibrant Saturday market and a great variety of excellent eating places.

Though located in the east of the Algarve, it is easy to reach a host of interesting and beautiful places over the whole of the region and, of course, to comfortably reach Spain and such destinations as Seville or the Donana National Park. Pauline and Ed have compiled a comprehensive file of information and are only too ready to offer help and suggestions without being at all intrusive.

We have been travelling to the Algarve now for over 20 years and for the last 8 years taking long stay holidays to avoid the winter at home, but never before have we stayed in such comfortable and incredibly well-equipped accommodation. It was, indeed, with heavy hearts that we set off on our journey home from this very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing had everything you could possibly want and more lovely warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this property we had a great time plenty to do and see in the area. Pool area is great Comfy beds .very relaxed holiday .Will definitely go back was a pleasure from start to finish.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa great for an Algarve family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, very clean and well equipped villa ideally situated for a family holiday in the eastern Algarve. Lots of inside and outside space for a family of five - the high spec gas barbeque was a real treat and we used it every day of our two week holiday. The pool was beautiful, clean and well maintained with views across the valley to the hills beyond and a focal point of our holiday. Pauline and Ed made us feel very welcome and were excellent hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A home away from home in the hills of Peral

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for little over a week in May this year, and had such a lovely time we are already planning a repeat visit next year.

Pauline and Edgar were very welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. And with amenities to hand (if required) such as a travel cot, potty and high chair, it meant that it was easy for us to settle in with our two young children.

The villa was extremely clean and perfectly set up for self-catering. The interior felt homely, the grounds very well maintained (all fenced and walled) and the swimming pool was gated. Also with the villa terrace and BBQ area, on an evening we were able to sit outside and have a drink while using our baby monitor to keep an eye on the little ones.

As the weather was cloudy some days, it encouraged us to get in the car and explore the surrounding areas. Pauline in Edgar made some fantastic suggestions which were all around 30 minutes drive away.

Overall, if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful holiday and private pool time that is away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve tourists - you've found it here.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Waste of time and money

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was clean and well equipped, but small, dark and hot with there being only 1 window in living area. Apart from sheets being changed weekly and bathrooms given a cursory wipe over nothing was cleaned for whole 4 weeks, unlike other villas we have stayed in. The cabin directly overlooks the neighbours property, log cabin, pool and dog kennels where are kept 3 large GermanShepherd dogs who barked and howled most nights making sleep impossible. This is not shown in any photos. The pool is situated 40 metres from cabin and has no lighting making it impossible to sit round it at night. We complained many times about the dogs and Ed offered to pay our flights home, put us up in a bed and breakfast and give us discount on next years holiday would you return Again? We asked for a rebate but were refused. The plumbing and sanitary arrangements were poor. One of the worst places we have stayed in

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is clear that this review is not born out of a bad holiday experience but more out of a fit of pique because you were refused a refund. Had I been so dissatisfied with my holiday I would not have waited 3 months to post a review. You have omitted in your review to mention that your main dissatisfaction was largely with things that were not in our control, the weather, being bitten by mosquitos and dogs barking. We provided you, free of charge, with plug-ins and skin repellents. We also spoke to our neighbours regarding their dogs. Fans are provided. Still not happy we offered you at our expense, alternative accommodation and early flights home. Both of which you declined deciding to remain for the full 30 days of your stay. That is why no refund was offered. In response to your review, I would like to clarify the points you made. The ‘cottage’ is a typical Portuguese build and because of the heat of the summer the windows are small and few. This is common sense in a hot sunny climate. Your comment regarding cleaning is unjustified, we do not provide a maid service, the cottage is self catering with linen & towels changed weekly. However as a courtesy we do clean the bathrooms on linen change day. Also you did ask us not to bother doing any cleaning and that you were also happy to change the linen yourself. We were not comfortable letting you do this as it is part of our service. As a matter of course and in the interest of clarity we always provide a plan of our land, showing the position of the cottage,house and pool. This was sent to you before you booked. We also spoke before you booked and you said you were happy with it’s position. The cottage stands in 1 acre of walled garden and we have neighbours. We have 25 photos to promote our rental business not our neighbours properties. Nowhere in the cottage description does it mention that there are pool lights, had this been important to you this could have been queried at the time of booking. The cottage has a large well lit terrace. There was no mention of any problems with the plumbing or sanitation. We always go that extra mile to provide our customers with a pleasant stay as we did with you, providing you with home baking, taking you to the nail salon and other help and advice. Our reviews and the many repeat customers show the reality of the standard of accommodation, amenities and service we provide.
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Car: necessary


Reaching a beach in 20-25 mins by car couldn't be easier and what a choice! You are spoilt for choice! Quinta do Lago unspoiled serenity, Vale do Lobo a little more up market and to the east Fuseta Island, Barril, with so many in between! Full listing of beaches and how to get to them in the house book.


Faro airport 25 mins by car. Car hire is essential.


Local shop 10 mins walk. Main shopping 10 mins by car. Restaurants 5 mins by car. Estoi town 10 mins by car. Loule town 20 mins by car. Faro town 25 mins by car. Tavira 25mins by car.

Further Details:

The cottage neighbours our property and we are situated inland away from the mass tourism resorts. Close by in Estoi is the Palace of Estoi and at Milrue, the Roman ruins. In Almancil visit the domed church of Sao Lourenco famous for it's stunning tiled interior. The more upmarket resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are 25 mins by car and cater predominately for the golfing fraternity. Loule with its famous castle walls and Moorish influences around the town is only 20 mins away. Olhao, a short drive away, in August plays host to a fabulous fish festival which is a must see! On the Spanish border is Castro Marim and its castle which is well worth a visit as is Vila Real Santo Antonio with its impressive village square and linen shops. Don't miss Faro old town with its atmospheric walled area overlooking the Ria Formosa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cerro de Manuel Viegas, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Rate 13
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Rate 14
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures your booking. Balance due 60 days before departure.

Minimum booking - 3 nights.

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible to allow you to take advantage of the cheaper mid week flight prices. Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am. In case of earlier arrivals guests may leave their luggage in the cottage or our house, and go out or stay by the pool.

Notes on prices:
5% Discount for bookings of 3 weeks or more.
Additional charge of £25.00 per week for fifth person.
***Boarding passes can be printed during your stay FOC***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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