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End Terraced Cottage



Updated: 27-Sep-2016
Cottage in Carrapateira, Western Algarve - Tranquil Beach House in the Sand Dunes

Please experience the peace and quiet of our romantic hideaway. Nothing is required of you but to relax and feel the breeze and ease of this beautiful coastline. We have tried to make this luxury made cottage into something special and we think it is. Simple, efficient, and effective! Your batteries will be recharged. It's like falling off the face of the Earth. Carrapateira is a lost commune, well not quite lost - just not found! and needs to be experienced in the coffee meeting square of their village.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are an English couple that came to the Algarve and fell in love with the area and it's people. We live in Alvor but could not deny the romance and wildness of the Western Algarve and in particular our cottage. We just had to buy it! We have rented rarely but needs must and so we have to share our romantic pretty cottage. We just trust you will also appreciate its charm. You will not be disappointed, we assure you.

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Denise Gilmour
Denise Gilmour
Apartato 90, E.C. dAlvor
8501-906 Alvor Portimao 8501-906 Portugal
Alojamento local, 16209/AL
Pedido No. 84218 Camera Municipal de Aljezur
VAT Reg NoN/a

Guestbook comments from the manager

All our Guests have been hugely delighted and most have returned. We have no hesitation in our recommendation to you.
Apr 2010
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Lovely hideaway for our anniversary. Peaceful and beautiful. Really enjoyed ourselves and came home feeling refreshed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah, so pleased you had a good time and that you found our cottage just right for you. I don't know whether I told you, but our youngest daughter had her honeymoon there in 2014. Now she spending their second anniversary there too. Hope to welcome you again when the weather has warmed up. Kind regards Denise
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Romantic retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved it here. We've stayed in Portugal quite a few times but this time it was just us, no kids!!! And this was the perfect place for us. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing, out of the way but near the beach. Perfect. Feel refreshed and happy :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. It is much appreciated. Glad you managed to catch some sunshine though you were unlucky. Our children dump the grandchildren on us and escape there too for a couple of days and they love it too. Bye for now and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Take care, Denise
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Special Beach house

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing break in this simple stripped back cottage, virtually in the sand dunes but with great bar restaurant nearby

It was wonderful to be able to walk to the almost deserted fabulous beach

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Jerry. So pleased you had a good time. Remember us for next time your "batteries" need recharging. Take care Denise
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Travelling as a couple we spent time here just relaxing. We took some surf and yoga classes as well as walking down the coast. Great location as the cottage is moments from the sea. Left feeling ready for the next half of the year!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Blissful

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in this cute villa, it's situated directly behind Bordiera beach which is a bit more relaxed than Amado round the headland but with surf just as good (make sure you walk the length of the beach to see the stunning views through a surf sculpted arch into the next section of beach). Accommodation itself is fab everything you'll need for a relaxing stay and I'd recommend the restaurant on the left on the way back into town called L'Cholesterol great local food and the Sangria is good too ;) If you fancy a drive to a good restaurant (8-10miles) go to Arrifana beach and restaurante praia arrifana great sea food and awesome view. Anyway deffo be back at some point, and highly recommend, cheers

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage - cant wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing break in portugal.

We stayed for 7 days and I really didnt want to leave. The cottage is lovely and homely, decorated in a modern style and lovely and clean.

There is an outside area where you can sit and watch the stars, have a few beers and enjoy a BBQ (there is one provided).

The beach is only 5 mins walk away and the surfing was fantastic. There are a few different restaurants close by which are all great, carrapateira is only a 10 minute walk away where you can find a few cafes, restaurants and a small shop for food and drinks.

We hired a car and drove around the algarve taking in the sights, I would say you definitely need a car if you're staying here.

I would give this cottage a 10/10 and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Golly, why did we? Well, my husband went out one day with his friend and came across a builder when having coffee next door. My husband was so impressed (being in the building business) he just had to buy the last one available. We have never regretted it. How could you? Knowing it was being built so beautifully amongst the most spectacular countryside; protected and yet wild and free. Just go and experience it.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O' Sito do Rio at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Phew, where do we start - surfing/boarding; birdwatching; walking; mountain biking; fishing; or just reading (or writing)your book! There are horse riding facilities nearby too.


The local beach is a 5 mins walk away. Borderia beach is 15mins walk away and Amado beach is a 5 mins drive along the peninsula. Arrifana Beach approx 30 mins. All well known surfing beaches with teaching facilities.


Faro airport is approx one hour away

Lisbon approx 3 hours away

Mostly all excellent motorway driving.


Carrapeteira is walking distance

Vile do Bispo is approx 15 klms

Sagres is approx 28 klms

Lagos is approx 45 klms

Alljezur approx 25 klms

Further Details:

Carrapeteira has a small supermarket; a quaint indoor morning indoor market; various bars, and one or two restaurants. The village square is a melting pot of people to keep you entertained whilst you drink your coffee.


Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can only be confirmed when fifty percent of the fee is received. Full payment required three weeks before holiday due date.
A cancellation penalty may apply depending on length of notice.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover date, though if available other arrangements can be made.
You are required to vacate the property by 11.30am on the Saturday. Arrivals due 2.00pm

Notes on prices:
Two week or longer period would be subject to discount, especially if tenant is happy to organise their own weekly clean through. Fresh linen/bedding is always supplied weekly.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Freedom! Yes, that's what we would say to you as benefits of our place. You can either walk over the road for food/ cook simple food for yourselves/ stay in bed all day/ walk to the beach for a picnic/ Your life is really in your hands here. Let's not forget privacy; all important and most expensive and yes we think you will find it here.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom/with shower/WC/washhand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom/mezzanine floor. Ground floor/ pull out double sofa bed. Room fan. cd and radio player.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: We consider our accommodation an ideal romantic venue. We would inform you that the stairs to the mezzanine floor are open plan so toddlers are not encouraged: nor in fact children of any age, unless under nine months old. I couldn't live with the risk/responsibility, sorry. Outside: We have a small south facing terrace from the patio windows/lounge area, overlooking the sand dunes. An ideal place to lounge out of the sun! Outdoor Table and chairs provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Change once a week of all linen and towels (not beach towels). Cleaning once a week.

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