Submitted: 10 Aug 2007
The house was everything we needed it to be. Just like a home from home with the books, ornaments and personal touches, it was really nice to return in the evening after a pleasant meal at a local restaurant or over in Vilamoura, Albefuira or one of the other towns and villages within relatively easy reach of Bordeira.
The weather wasn't as kind to us as it might have been with some rain and very cool evenings, but the wood burner was just the job, keeping us warm and cosy in the evenings.
Best thing about the house was the splendid location, up in the hills with wonderful views out to Faro and the sea beyond. The conservatory was lovely, warming up in the sunshine despite the relatively cool temperatures outside and making a great place to sit quietly and read during the day and of course that view was there to be enjoyed between pages.
If there was a negative, it was simply our timing because we were a bit too early in the year. No doubt in the summer the pool is superbly refreshing, but for off season, it looks great but was too cold for us to enjoy.
This was our second trip to this region and the house exceeded our expectations.
If we come back to the Algarve again, we will certainly be in touch.
who stayed with us in March 2007