7 Self-Catering Cottages In Coastal Nature Reserve
Cottage, Olhão, Algarve, Portugal
Charming farmhouse cottages. Quiet, relaxing area. Gardens, pool, bbqs, patios
Beaches, lagoons, walking trails, bird-watching, kayak, bikes. Place to unwind
1 Bedroom. Sleeps 4. From € 75 per night.
Ref. 1099
3 Charming Farmhouse Cottages
3 charming farmhouse cottages
View Of The Property And Ria Formosa Lagoon
View of the property and Ria Formosa lagoon
A Quiet Place In Which To Relax
A quiet place in which to relax
Three individual self-catering cottages, HOOPOE, STORK, FLAMINGO, within a charming renovated 250 year old farmhouse. Each cottage accommodates up to four adults and a baby. There are gardens, private shaded patios, roof terraces, barbeque areas, a pool, petanque and a children’s play area. A perfect place to relax. Located in a quiet area within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, by shallow lagoons and with sea views, it has a seclusion rarely found along the southern Algarve coast. The reserve is rich in bird life, being the crossing point for migratory birds travelling between Africa and Europe. There are walking trails to the beaches, and one can cross the lagoon by kayak or ferry. Bikes are available for hire. Golf, kite-surfing, boat trips and much more available in the area. The historic towns of Fuseta, Olhão and Tavira are close by, with their markets, charming streets, restaurants and shops. Faro airport is 20 mins away. Owners Alexandra and Martin will make you feel at home.
Each cottage has a patio, roof terrace, bbq, alfresco dining
The pool, shared between guests
Hoopoe House
Stork House- living room
Flamingo House- kitchen
Flamingo House- bedroom
Long sandy beaches and shallow lagoons
A little ferry which crosses lagoon to seaward beaches
Kayaking in the lagoons
A hoopoe- incredibly diverse birdlife in the area
The charming streets of Olhão
Local markets, bars, restaurants nearby
Start Date
End Date
Per Night
Per Week
Per Month
Minimum Stay
Spring 2015
07-03-2015 24-04-2015
€ 75
€ 450
3 Nights
May 2015
25-04-2015 29-05-2015
€ 94
€ 563
3 Nights
June 2015
30-05-2015 26-06-2015
€ 104
€ 625
3 Nights
July 2015
27-06-2015 17-07-2015
€ 833
1 Week
High season 2015
18-07-2015 28-08-2015
€ 1,228
1 Week
September 2015
29-08-2015 25-09-2015
€ 125
€ 750
3 Nights
Autumn 2015
26-09-2015 14-11-2015
€ 99
€ 595
3 Nights
Notes about prices and payments
Prices are for one-bedroom houses, larger houses are available at slightly higher prices. Self-catering. Price per house. Electricity, air conditioning and hot water is included in the rental price, even in the winter. 10% discount for rentals of at least 16 days outside July and August.
Notes about changeover day
Not fixed, but have to fit with existing bookings.
Property Type
Catering Basis
Floor area (m²)
Number of Bedrooms
Active, Beach, Charming, Family, Great Outdoors, Ideal For Teenagers, Ideal For Young Children, Nature, Romantic Break, Rustic, Unwind
Children Welcome, Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm, Non-smoking only
Accessibility and Safety
Not Wheelchair Accessible, Fire Extinguishers
3 Renovated Algarve farmhouse cottages, with traditional features from the 250 year old buildings. Light, summery, spacious, tastefully decorated. Use of local materials, along with modern comforts.
Bedroom notes
Each cottage sleeps 4 adults, plus a baby, with 1 main bedroom and then extra sleeping space: HOOPOE HOUSE: Double Bedroom (200x180cm bed). Sofa bed (195x140cm) and optionally an extra single bed (190x80cm) in living room. STORK HOUSE: Double Bedroom (200x160 cm). Loft with two mattresses (each 190x90 cm) accessed from living room. FLAMINGO HOUSE: Double Bedroom (bed 200x180cm). Sofa bed (195x140cm) in living room.
Bathroom notes
HOOPOE HOUSE: Bathroom with roof window, shower cabin, en suite. STORK HOUSE: Spacious bathroom with roof window, large walk-in shower, en suite. FLAMINGO HOUSE: Spacious bathroom with roof window, large walk-in shower and two sinks.
Fully-equipped kitchen
Dining Areas
Seats: 4. Dining Table
Living room notes
Light summery living rooms, with sofas, dining tables. Internet access (WiFi), computer, satellite TV (EN + DE + PT + various others), CD player, books and board games. Dining tables inside and outside (on the terraces).
Washing and Storage
Dishwasher, Washing machine, Iron, Ironing board
Baby Cot, Baby High Chair, Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels, Hair Dryer
Internet and Communications
Computer Available, Internet/ Wifi, Local Area Guide, Maps
TV- satellite/cable, CD player, Games- all ages, Books- all ages
Heating and Cooling
Air-conditioning, Insulated
Included in Price
Available upon Request
Extra notes
Air conditioning available in the bedroom and living room.
Tranquil, quiet, private. There are gardens, patios, pool, petanque pitch, football and basket court, children’s play area. Each of the cottages has its own patio with outdoor dining facilities and a roof terrace with views to the nature reserve and Atlantic Ocean.
Garden Summary
Shared Garden
Pool and Spa
Shared Pool
Outdoor Amenities
Barbeque, Shaded Area, Outdoor Dining, Seating Area, Garden Furniture, Deck Chairs, Loungers, Parasols, Patio
Sports Equipment
Bicycles, Playground
Parking Space
Extra Notes
Bikes available for rent.
Natural setting
Beaches/Coastal, Cultural/Historic, Nature Reserves, Villages

The property is within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and enjoys sea views and a seclusion rarely found along the Algarvian coast. The nature reserve is very rich in bird life and other wildlife, being the crossing point for migratory birds traveling between Africa and Europe. A short walk away are wonderful, long, sandy beaches. One can also swim in the shallow lagoon or cross to the sandy islands by ferry (or kayak). Local beaches include Fuseta, Armona, Barril,Culatra, Farol. The property is very quiet and secluded, with no noise or disturbances after dark. Yet it is just a few minutes away from the towns of Olhão and Fuseta which have plenty of restaurants, cafés, supermarkets and other shopping.
Pursuits in the area
Ball Sports, Boating, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horse Riding, Kayaking, Nature Tours, Kite Surfing, Sailing, Snorkelling, Surfing, Windsurfing
Pursuits at the property
Birding, Hiking, Kayaking

Lots of options. From the property, one can walk along trails to the beach and lagoon, or hire a bike to go exploring. The area is famous for its birdlife. Easily organised are rentals and classes for surfing, kitesufing. Boat trips, snorkelling, sailing are also possible. Golf courses abound in the area. Great hiking along the Via Algarvia in the hills. Along with garden games at the property, there are also theme parks, zoos, aqualand, mini-golf in the area for the kids.
Courses in the area
Art, pottery, photography etc, Health fitness yoga etc, Local Culture
Courses at the property
Not Available

Recommended in the area are the historic towns of Olhão, Fuseta and Tavira, each charming and with local life- markets, cafés, bars, restaurants. For courses as such, please enquire with owners.
Distance to nearest place
Place Place Name Distance
25 Kilometers
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Shopping area
Olhão/ Fuseta
5 Kilometers
Recommended transport
Car not necessary
Local transport
Local transport not recommended
Extra Notes
A hire car is not necessary, but can be useful. There are taxis from Faro airport (25km) to get your to and from the property. Fuseta is only 3.5 km away (Olhão is 5km) and is walking distance. A hire car is recommended for those wanting to explore the local area conveniently, within relying on taxis.
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“We booked this farmhouse for a week stay with our two children (2 and 6). It was fantastic and we will be back. Very handy for the airport but off a side road which is easily accessible but gives the feeling of seclusion, and a very short drive from supermarkets, shops and lots of fantastic beaches with a lovely breeze to cool you down in the July heat. Swimming pool great, football nets and swings - they even had a baby stork walking about the gardens, tadpoles and geckos. Friendly family, my son enjoyed having someone to play with and the facilities were excellent. If you like relaxation, reading, sunbathing and fab beaches, old towns, and a friendly welcome I would thoroughly recommend, lots to do!” Daly Family, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2011
“We spent a fantastic two and half weeks in Stork House. Everything we needed was provided. The location is very handy for shopping e.g Olhao market, local restaurants or day trips. It is a beautiful, quiet place to relax with good walks close to the property where you can see lovely flowers and birds. It is an ideal base for amateur or serious birdwatchers alike. The kids loved their holiday and made good use of the pool. They enjoyed collecting shells at a local beach. We would recommend for a great holiday.” Anthony, St Albans, UK, May 2011
“We wanted a quiet week not too far from anything and we got this little haven. We had a very nice week. Flamingo cottage facilities where fabulous and more than enough of everything i.e bbq, sun beds, sun terrace. Owner was on hand if you need any advice on the area. Everything is spotless and would be lovely for children- plenty to do football, swing, pool, plenty of room to play and a locked gate to keep them safe." Paul Moe, UK, Oct 2010

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Property Ref. 1099
Martin Sorensen
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