This place is an absolute gem! You can tell that Toby and Cher put a lot of thought into Casa Velha: It is beautifully furnished and feels even better in real life than it looks in the pictures. You will find everything you need, even for an extensive stay (comfy beds and beautiful bathrooms, great kitchen...), plus some very thoughtful extras on top. The underfloor heating and the very efficient wood burner made sure we weren't chilly even though we didn't have the best weather. Everything was extremely clean and inviting and Toby provided lots of great information and made us feel very welcome when we arrived. We could have easily stayed here for weeks!
In February 2018 we spent a pleasant week at Sernadinha. Even in the off season, the location is perfect for escaping from the cold and grey winter in Northern Europe. The weather was sunny and warm, you could sit outside in the lovely garden, the grass green with some early flowers blossoming. In particular guests searching for a vacation home aside from coventional modern mainstream apartments piled up at the seaside elsewhere, find in Sernadinha a totally quiet retreat on 9 ha rolling hills under old oak trees. Sernadinha can be recommended for guests especially individualists, seeking to get away from the crowd, but still being close to the Atlantic with its rocks and beaches. The comfort in the house Casa Velha is excellent, it is beautifully and practically furnished with dishwasher and washing machine and in the winter particularly pleasant with underfloor heating and wood burner. The former farmhouse has recently been refurbished with love and is well taken care of by the very friendly owners.
Nestled between old cork oaks and surrounded by rolling hills this vacation home offers everything you need to relax.
We stayed for two weeks with our two little daughters and enjoyed it so much. One can easily spend the days in the garden, strolling around the cork oak plantation and later having a Barbecue in the little garden. To get to the coast and nearby beaches it takes 20 to 30 minutes by car.
Toby and Cher are great and lovely hosts! Unobtrusive yet always within reach to answer questions or to help, they made us feel at home from the first day. We‘d be happy to visit again!
Everything was just perfect! The house was provided with all types of good quality facilities to make your stay pleasant, including a very efficient wood-burning stove and even underfloor heating !!! The house is charming and decorated with a nice style. Additionally, it is placed in a very peaceful hill, with an amazing landscape where the lack of light pollution offers you a striking starry sky. And all this, close to very interesting places, like Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, coastal lagoons or roman ruins of Mirobriga.
All of our dreams were accomplished in Sernadinha. The house is perfect, with a lot of little details, all that you can need in a week, the atmosphere is very relaxed, and we loved cook and have dinner in the garden. The toilet is amazing, and we took a relaxing bath enyoying the views. The countryside is very special and quietly. At night you can see the stars and nothing to ear....Toby and Cher were extremely friendly and offered us some traditional wine, vegetables and fruits from their garden. Beaches from Villanova de Milfontes, Porto Covo and Zambujeira are spectacular. It has been the best week in this year. I hope we'll go there again.
We certainly do agree with all the nice and positive things written in the reviews before.
Furthermore we want to mention that the location is really fantastic! It is very quiet, so you can hear and see bee-eaters, stonechats and crested larks.
Cher and Toby have their own vegetable garden. They gave us several wonderful things to cook and offered us the possibility to pick more, if we would like to. In the kitchen we found beside other delicious things "selfmade" olive oil, herbs and honey from the region.
Three houses in a hills landscape, far apart offering privacy, lots of enchanting details in and around the house and - not at least: lovely hosts let us spent a wonderful week in August.
We certainly would like to come back again!
The house is fantastic, traditional but totally renovated with great taste and love. Toby and Cher are very friendly and helpful. There are many beautiful beaches in the area as well as small villages where you can buy fresh fish and cook it on a BBQ which you have near the house. This is the best place to enjoy real Portugal in totally comfortable and inspiring environment.