Cottage in Mealhas Nr. Sao Bras, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Very Peaceful Location
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About Patricia Matos
Nice family that lives nearby S. Bras de Alportel who decided to invest in this traditional cottage to share this hidden treasure in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Algarve.
Patricia Matos purchased this Cottage in 1949
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We've just arrived back from our stay at this lovely Casa. As others have mentioned, the pictures don't show the true size, it's actually bigger than it looks in them. We've been to quite a few properties over the years and many of them have been through Homeaway (owners direct) I have to say that this is one of the best equipped places we've had the pleasure of staying in, it has everything you need for a holiday to relax and unwind. From the well-equipped kitchen, to the pool, the outside sitting area and lovely lounge with air-con should you feel you need it.
We used the Casa as a base to explore this area of the Algarve, it's very convenient for easy access to good roads, we went across to Sagres, which was only an hour and half away - so right over to the Western Algarve very easily. But if you wanted to stay local the town of Saos has a good collection of bars and restaurants and beautiful countryside and beaches are very little distance, but you don't even have to go that far. The two restaurants within walking distance of the Casa were excellent, good value and lovely food. So you could very comfortably just stay at the Casa and ditch the car if you wanted and have everything you need.
We received a friendly and warm welcome from Maria and Jose who look after it and showed us where everything was. We also met Patricia who stopped by and she was very friendly and the email communication with her was very easy too.
A special mention for Mimi what a delightful dog who belongs to Maria and Jose and helped make this a wonderful break in a lovely corner of Portugal.
We don't normally go back to previous places we've stayed at, but we would come back here without hesitation
Thank you Patricia
A week in the country
The villa is bigger than the pictures suggest. Also the pool seems larger. The location is pleasant though being behind another property makes it difficult to find as well as inconvenient to put the car in and out of the drive. Whilst we were staying there was a lot of construction work on adjacent land so rather noisy. The garden has become rather over grown compared to the sales pictures. The villa was spotless and the bathroom is big with good amenities. The nearby restaurant serves good value food but down in SB Alportel there is a wider range of good restaurants, coffee and pizza places around the main square. The Intermarche supermarket has everything needed and is only 4 minutes in the car.
Overall, we had a pleasant week in the sun and think the villa is good value.
Casa da Esperanchina
A lovely countryside cottage with your own pool. Basically a wonderful peaceful break except when the local dog community started their chorus. Not too much of a distraction. Difficult to find as cottage situated behind Jose and Maria's premises, who look after premises. Look out for number 518A. Will definitely go back.
Lovely cottage in quiet area
We loved our stay here and had the most amazing weather for February enjoying some walks and flowers we had never seen. The cottage is perfect for a couple and was equipped with everything we needed but it would have been nice to have a log fire on the cold evenings to make it more cosy. Maria and Jose were very friendly and helpful and we loved their dog mini and she loved us! Thanks again :)
We are glad you liked it. Hope to see you soon :)
The cottage exceeded our expectations. It's more spacious than it appears in the pictures and was spotlessly clean. The outside area with pool and eating/bbq area is beautifully landscaped and very well cared for. It really is an idyllic setting. The food at nearby Biera Serra is wonderful and great value.
Huge thanks to Maria and Jose who were so lovely and helpful and to Patricia for super speedy communication.
Thank you so much for the great review.
Hope to see you soon again!
Home from home
A relaxing week..lovely hosts..and a clean house on quiet road..with a pool to cool down in..what more do you need
A selection of wonderful beaches is easily reached within 30 minutes of driving through quiet country roads.
Faro Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from the house. A car is desirable and can be rented for a reasonable price.
Spain is 45 minutes’ drive (Seville is less than 2 hours).
Local village is 1.5 miles away, with restaurants, bars, supermarkets and traditional shops. There is a local restaurant, within 3 minutes walking distance from the house, with take away service and where you can have a complete meal (Portuguese traditional food) for less than 8 pounds, including drinks and desserts.