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“Lovely Lemon Tree”
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The 8x4 private pool at Lemon tree cottage with hot tub on the pool deck
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The 8x4 private pool at Lemon tree cottage with hot tub on the pool deck
chilling out in the pool in the very private 8x4 pool
cottage and 8mx4m very private pool
Pool deck in winter sunshine
upper bbq. level with lovely views over the hills and wonderful sun sets
Garden on front of the cottage
view from upper bbq. level, stunning sunsets
hot-tub heated up to 40c and shady cabana with a  awning for extra shade if needed .
Living room with wood burning fire
Hot tub with sitting for 4 guests heated to 38-40 degs
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve

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David M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely Lemon Tree”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Arriving at the cottage around 7pm and too late to make the shops, how wonderful to be greeted by Ian and Mags with a mini-hamper of wine, water, beer, bread, ham, cheese, eggs and onions, and a basket of fruit, taking care of supper and breakfast until we could get some provisions in from one of three supermarkets in Sao Bras. The cottage is set up in a tiny quiet hamlet in the hills about 15 mins drive from the town so a car is very much desirable, although Carlos the taxi driver (speaks perfect English) was on hand a couple of evenings to take us into town for 10 Euros each way, where there are a handful of restaurants and bars, quiet though they were in March. A (steep) walk through the beautiful hills wooded with cork trees can take you to the local cafe at Alportel for ultra-cheap coffee or a beer, otherwise the quiet coast and stunning islands of the eastern Algarve are about 40 minutes in the car. Of course you dont have to go out at all, the cottage has everything you need for cooking or a barbecue, you have an outside terrace with pool (just about bearable for a TOUGH GUY in March), a hot tub and upper level terrace with barbecue space where you can sit on the swing chair and stare at the stars at night, listening to the owls and crickets, with a slice of freshly picked lemon in your drink. After we unfortunately fell through fabric on the chair, Mags and Ian replaced it with a new one the very next day. What a fantastic job they have done, and what great hosts they are, the cottage was spotless and came complete with beach accessories that you are free to use for the week. There was no rush for us to check out on the final day which made it so much easier. An amazing stay in a wonderful spot, very much recommended.

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Your age range 35-49
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babe33
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A car a must,...... but brilliant location with fantastic views”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Where to start, The instructions given to us as to the location was a doddle to find with some good navigating, we arrived just after lunchtime in the mountains and were greeted warmly by our hosts Ian and Mag's. Some steps up to the cottage, from the area you park your car so beware. As we entered this property, ''it is as it portrays'' ''in everyway''.....from the facilities available and provided, i.e., all kitchen equipment, games, books, picnic items, towels, beer in the fridge, bottled water, to the views, comfy double bed, the location, the cockerel on a morning, and the serenity, the stars at night, and the fantastic welcome pack, which was most appreciated..........Attention to detail is amazing and so thoughtful, our hosts were available if needed. The fabulous swimming pool, Jacuzzi and upper area (which has quite steep steps) for the barbecue were enjoyed despite changeable weather.....This remote location may not suit everyone, but it is a brilliant retreat and location for those that don't want the ''tourist life'', Local supermarkets and restaurant's are but a short drive away..........We could not fault our time at the cottage, and thank our hosts ''most sincerely'' for a wonderful stay... Will highly recommend.....

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Liked best: The ''hosts'' and location of property
Liked least: having to leave......
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Coningsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Away from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Wokingham, UK
Reviewed July 31, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: The complete holiday!
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: The pool and the views
Traveling group: Friends
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 26, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Liked best: Stunning views
Liked least: Dogs barking, but this wasn't a huge issue though...
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 18, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: Location & swimming pool!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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