We (me and hubby!) were honoured to be the very first guests to stay in the two bedroom apartment at Casa do Campinho. The apartment is situated in the most idyllic rural setting which really does make you feel that you've stepped back in time. An instant stress buster - we relaxed immediately!
The apartment is spacious, clean and homely with all we needed and more! The 20m swimming pool is amazing and really helped to swim off (some of) the local cuisine which was delicious and so affordable. The views from our private balcony were ever changing and often spectacular. We ended most evenings watching the sun set whilst sipping the local wine!
Paul and Liz were attentive hosts, always happy to help and offer ideas for day trips out but never obtrusive. We have been on many self catering holidays and this is up there as one of the best!
The location of this apartment was perfect for a week away to relax and enjoy the Portuguese summer. With views of the surrounding countryside your days could be spent by the pool just enjoying the scenery or the option is there to get active and explore on foot or by cycling.
The flat was clean, comfortable and even had a bbq on the balcony for a perfect sunset dinner.
We were hosted by Liz and Paul who were always on hand to make sure our stay was problem-free, they are experts on the region and were be able to point out all the best places to visit/eat.
We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment which was beautifully decorated and furnished making you feel quite at home.The accomodation was very spaceous and the balcony had plenty of room with a glass table and chairs, even providing a BBQ, should you wish to use it. When we arrived late at night it was nice to find tea & coffee was supplied and a lovely bottle of wine, which was welcoming.
The countryside is beautiful, such lovely views to wake up to first thing. There is a 20 metre heated outdoor swimming pool, nice to relax by under the orange tree and grape vines. The local villagers are friendly and make you feel very welcome. When we stayed there, it was a festival weekend where we joined in with the locals during their celebrations.
If you love walking, there are a number of scenic routes through the countryside and small local villages. We did a few local trips, but our holiday this time was for us to spend it relaxing and walking. We have booked to go again June 2018 as we enjoyed it so much.
Paul & Liz made us feel very welcome and gave us local information on places to visit. They could not do enough to make our holiday an enjoyable one.