The spacious lounge offers seating for 7-8 people, air-conditioning, dual aspect windows (mountains at the rear and an established fish pond at the front), a log-burning stove in an open hearth and a Santa Catarina tiled floor with animal tile inlays.
The TV and stereo system (speakers inlaid into the wall) is discreetly concealed in a handmade wooden cabinet. Over 250 satellite channels are available including all UK television and movie channels. Internet (Youtube, Spotify etc. can also be received on the Smart TV).
Over 200 DVDs are available for viewing along with a range of musical CDs.
A fitted sofa offers guests the opportunity of another single bed.
All rooms internally are painted with a water-based non-toxic paint.
The kitchen is fully equipped and compact for those “stay at home” ocassions.
Dominated by a beautiful pink Smeg refrigerator, the kitchen also supports a full-size gas cooker and oven, full-sized dishwasher, cutlery/crockery for 10 people, stainless steel pots, pans and cooking utensils and a small table to sit and enjoy your favourite drink whilst waiting for the meal to cook.
Water is provided by a 200 metre borehole for general use (filtered and softened) and a reverse osmosis machine (incorporating UV light) for pure drinking water,
At all times we are conscious of our guest’s health and therefore do not offer a microwave.
The Dining Room
The dining room, a two step drop from the lounge offers an expandable table seating up to 8 hungry visitors, Santa Caterina tiled floors again with animal tile inlays and a window overlooking the pond.
Adjacent to the dining room is a laundry room supporting an automatic full-size washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron. For a small additional charge the maid will wash, dry and press your clothes leaving you free to enjoy the beaches and mountains of the Eastern Algarve.
A daily maid service is offered (Monday – Friday) that is included in the cottage rental
Vegetables (in season) can be harvested for personal use free of charge from the three tier organic garden situated alongside the cottage.
The Master Bedroom (en-suite)
The master bedroom offers a spacious room, air-conditioning and supporting a hand-crafted king-sized wooden four poster bed and lace netting with medium firm handmade UK mattress.
Often beds are “make or break” facilities for enjoying your holiday both in and out of the bed so special emphasis is made on ensuring “every night” is peaceful and comfortable.
The en-suite bathroom has a full-size enameled iron bath, telephone style tap and shower accessory, marble topped wash basin, toilet and full-sized tiled shower.
A towel dryer is mounted alongside the wash basin providing background heating in all weathers.
The Second Bedroom (en-suite)
The second bedroom supports two single beds, air-conditioning, views of the mountain from the rear and the garden from the front
One single bed is equipped with an under mattress to allow an additional sleeping area
The en-suite bathroon offers a his & hers twin wash basins set in Santa Caterina tiles, towel dryer, toilet and a full-sized enameled iron bath and tap/shower telephone accessory similar to the Master Bedroom en-suite.
Linen and sheets are changed one a week and the beds, if required, are made by the maid each day (Monday to Friday).
The Swimming Pool (May – September) and Garden
The swimming pool is a raised cisterna offering crystal clear water from the borehole which is passed through a salination and UV unit. No chlorine or chemical are used in the pool and the levels of salt are monitored daily to ensure the water is free of bacterial or fungal growth.
The garden supports a variety of trees, fruit trees, succulents and plants both indigenous and non-indigenous.
Chickens roam freely over the contained organic garden eating the pests, fertilizing the soil and providing all year round organic eggs.
Photos of the garden can be viewed in Ewa’s “In the Garden” blog