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Natural West Coast. Farmhouse, Yurt & Tree-House
Country House, Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal
Renovated Algarve farmhouse amongst quiet wooded hills with yurt, tree-house.
Close to Aljezur plus Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Amoreira beaches- great surfing.
3 Bedrooms. Sleeps 10. From € 120 per night.
Ref. 1031
Outside Terrace And View Of Hills.
Outside terrace and view of hills.
White-washed Algarve Farmhouse.
White-washed Algarve farmhouse.
Set Amongst Quiet Wooded Hills.
Set amongst quiet wooded hills.
A farmhouse, yurt and tree-house for nature-lovers, outdoorsy types and those looking for a peaceful country escape. Surfers, beach-goers, walkers, mountain-bikers and artists will love it here. Great for families. It is set amongst quiet wooded hills eight minutes’ drive from the small provincial town of Aljezur and fifteen minutes from the beaches of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. This is a quiet corner of the Algarve, charming, unspoilt. Beaches are long and empty and renowned for excellent surfing conditions. Restored in 2003 using eco-friendly techniques, the farmhouse (sleeps 8-10), is typical of rural Algarve: whitewashed, rustic and natural. It sits on the side of a hill, looking out over Mediterranean scrub woodland with cork oaks, and to the small valley below with its own streams and swimming lake. There are terraces for sitting and eating outside, and even a yurt (sleeps 4) and tree-house (sleeps 2) which can be rented separately or along with the farmhouse.
Kitchen, breakfast table, modern amenities, stone floors.
Al-fresco dining.
Farmhouse living room with wood-burning fireplace.
Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Two bunk beds.
Bathroom.
The Treehouse (sleeps 2).
The yurt (sleeps 4) and sky deck.
A couch by one of the streams.
The swimming lake.
White cistus covers hillsides in Spring.
Notes
Start Date
End Date
Per Night
Per Week
Per Month
Minimum Stay
Farmhouse: low season
01-01-2014 30-06-2014
€ 1,000
1 Week
Farmhouse: high season
01-07-2014 31-08-2014
€ 1,600
1 Week
Farmhouse: mid season
01-09-2014 30-10-2014
€ 1,200
1 Week
Farmhouse: low season
01-11-2014 31-12-2014
€ 1,000
1 Week
Yurt/Treehouse: low
01-01-2014 30-06-2014
€ 400
1 Week
Yurt/Treehouse: high
01-07-2014 31-08-2014
€ 600
1 Week
Yurt/Treehouse: mid
01-09-2014 30-10-2014
€ 500
1 Week
Yurt/Treehouse: low
01-11-2014 31-12-2014
€ 400
1 Week
Yurt/Treehouse:
01-01-2014 31-12-2014
€ 120
2 Nights
Notes about prices and payments
Bookings confirmed within 48 hours. A deposit of 50% of the holiday cost is to be paid upon reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. The deposit is non refundable, as is the final payment when received. Details of payment method is sent upon booking.
Notes about changeover day
Flexible about changeover days, but in the summer prefer weel-long stays with weekend changeovers.
ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY
Property Type
Country House
Catering Basis
Self-catering
Floor area (m²)
100-200
Sleeps
10
Number of Bedrooms
3
Theme
Active, Beach, Budget, Charming, Family, Great Outdoors, Hideaway, Nature, Pet-friendly, Rustic, Sightseeing, Traditional Region, Unwind
Suitability
Children Welcome, Pets Allowed
Accessibility and Safety
Not Wheelchair Accessible
INDOORS
The main house retains the typical character of rural southern Portugal- whitewashed adobe walls, simple decoration, wood roofing, large windows and doorways onto the garden. Rooms are down-to-earth and comfortable.
Bedrooms
Bedroom 1 Sleeps 2. 1 Double Bed
Bedroom 2 Sleeps 4. 2 Bunk Beds
Bedroom 3 Sleeps 2. 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
Bedroom notes
Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom two with 2 sets of bunk beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed including a sofa bed with en-suite bathroom. There is a double sofa bed in the living room. Thus sleeps 8 (10 if sofa-bed is included).
Bathrooms
Bathroom 1 Toilet, Shower
Bathroom 2 Toilet, Bath
Bathroom notes
Main bathroom with walk-in shower, vanity unit, toilet. En-suite to bedroom 3 with large bath, vanity unit and toilet. The Yurt and Tree-house each have their own eco-toilets and outdoor showers.
Kitchen
Fully-equipped kitchen, Oven, Fridge (large), Freezer, Kettle
Dining Areas
Seats: 8. Breakfast Room, Dining Table
Living room notes
Rustic Alentejo farmhouse-style living room with wood-burning fireplace.
Washing and Storage
Washing machine
Extras
Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels, Soap
Internet and Communications
Internet Wifi Nearby
Entertainment
Games- kids
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating (central)
Included in Price
-
Available upon Request
-
Extra notes
The Treehouse and Yurt have very simple camping style kitchens, with gas cooker, along with utensils in kiosk-type shelters.
OUTDOORS AND GARDEN
Set in a valley and surrounded by wooded hillsides, the setting is totally private, secluded, reminiscent of Africa and outback Austalia. Apart from a couple of small adobe houses, there are no other houses in view. Hills have dirt tracks, with about 1km to the main road. There are walking trails, on steep hillsides, covered in cork oak and flowering cistus. Below the main house at the bottom of the valley is a small stream, with abundant vegeation, a natural dammed swimming lake and terraces with lawns and walnut trees. Total peace and tranquility.
Garden Summary
Private Garden, Estate (> 5 acres)
Pool and Spa
Private Pool
Outdoor Amenities
Barbeque, Shaded Area, Outdoor Dining, Seating Area, Tree-house, Garden Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Parasols, Patio
Sports Equipment
Garden Games
Parking
Parking Space
Extra Notes
The pool is a natural swimming lake, about 70 metres long (not a regular pool).
LOCATION
Natural setting
Beaches/Coastal, Countryside, Hills, Rivers, Villages

Outdoorsy types will love it here. Rugged hills, birdsong, brilliant stars at night. The house is in the foothills of the Monchique range- the highest in the Algarve, and still very traditional. Great for walking, mountain and road biking. 7km away is the charming provincial town of Aljezur, an old Moorish town on a hill with castle, whitewashed village, above a little river and farmland. Just fifteen minutes from the beaches of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. Beaches are long and empty and renowned for excellent surfing conditions. This is a quiet corner of the Algarve, charming, unspoilt.
OUTDOOR PURSUITS
Pursuits in the area
Birding, Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Kite Surfing, Surfing, Windsurfing
Pursuits at the property
Birding, Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Viewing

Ideal surfing and kitesurfing conditions on the nearby beaches of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. Quiet hill country with dirt roads and tracks- perfect for walking, mountain-biking, botanists, bird-spotting.
COURSES
Courses in the area
Art, pottery, photography etc, Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc, Handicrafts, Health fitness yoga etc, Local Culture
Courses at the property
Not Available

In Aljezur and the region it is possible to do yoga, wellness and artistic courses. Some of these are seasonal, only in the summer, others are easier to find in places such as Lagos. Here, rather than courses, it is a good place to see traditional local life on the farms and small rural towns. Donkeys are still used to plough small holdings and locals can be seen tending the fields. Little local restaurants have typical dishes of the region- very down-to-earth, including seafood from the nearby coastline.
DISTANCES
Distance to nearest place
Place Place Name Distance
Airport
Faro
120 Kilometers
Restaurant
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Café
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Bar
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Bank/ATM
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Supermarket
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Mini-market
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Local street market
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Shopping area
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Laundrette
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Petrol station
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Car repair/ garage
Aljezur
5 Kilometers
Recommended transport
Car
Car necessary
 
Local transport
Local transport not recommended
 
Extra Notes
7km from Aljezur on the road to Monchique. After about 1km up a steep section, look for a small hand-painted sign saying "Penedo" on the left, where you can see a dirt track meeting the main road. Access to the house is down this dirt track, which is about 1-2 km long. It can be done in a regular car, driving slowly. Stony, it won't get muddy in the rain. Further directions can be given upon booking. A car is necessary, for being in an isolated spot and for exploring the area. Location on map.
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REVIEWS



GUEST BOOK COMMENTS
Alexander Corrie (Hideaway Portugal), November 2012. Walnut Tree Farm took me back to my Africa and outback Australia days. 7km out of Aljezur, a dirt track winding down the hillsides, clothed in cork oaks and cistus. At the bottom of the valley, a small stream and an Algarve farmhouse perched on a rise and overlooking a narrow valley with the farm's terraces and walnut trees. Stunning views of encircling hills- no houses or roads in sight. The main house is charming for its down-to-earth, no frills, feel. Spacious double rooms, kitchen leading out to verandah, cosy living room with country fireplace. Super natural swimming lake. Tree house- adventurous, fun, up a walnut tree. Lovely setting for a yurt on a private spot below old cork oaks, deck over a stream, camping-style kitchen. A paradise for nature lovers. Very special spot. Richard, who found his place whilst out cycling one day is very laid back, friendly, knows all the best areas for surfing, cycling, exploring. Somewhere to come back to.


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Property Ref. 1031
Richard Waddams
Telephone number Portugal
(+351) 912620708

Languages spoken:
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