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Colina Tranquila

Portugal / Silves, Algarve
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Full description
Immerse yourselves in the unique rural culture of the Algarve, from the comfort of a cosy shepherd's hut with incredible views.

A beautiful shepherd's hut just ten minutes from the Algarve's ancient capital, you'll find Colina Tranquila privately nestled high above a tranquil, palm-fringed valley.

Ideal for a romantic back-to-nature break, Colina Tranquila (which translates as "quiet hill" lovely!) is also perfect for immersing yourselves in the unique history and culture of the area. Here you can enjoy captivating, panoramic views of Portuguese countryside at its picturesque best.

Oh, and the mesmerising Algarve coast is a mere half-hour drive away!

Follow the enchanting, maze-like garden path to your cheery hut.  Once inside, you'll find everything you need for a soothing stay, and much more besides. This is a peaceful, comforting and lovingly-styled space, with creature comforts that include handcrafted furniture, an irresistibly cosy bed, and a gorgeous oak kitchen.  

Meanwhile, soft-toned décor and hand-chosen accessories all add a generous touch of traditional elegance. And if you fancy learning to play the ukulele, you are in luck - your very own uke is supplied to play during your stay, with learning material to hand!

There's also a refreshing ensuite shower room and a contemporary eco toilet...and for a special stargazing treat, you'll find an outdoor bath, raised on its own view-filled platform, and ready to fill up with plenty of solar-heated water.

Discover well-placed hammocks peppered amongst the garden that are ideal for snoozing in the late afternoon sun, or catching up with a good book. You'll also find a hand-built wine vault next to the hut - the perfect cooling-off spot, and an idyllic setting for that romantic candlelit supper.  

With a handy outdoor pizza and fish-smoking oven situated in the garden, whipping up culinary feasts is effortlessly easy.  

You'll have full use of the on-site facilities during your stay, including a pool, access to the quirky chapel, and bicycles to help you really get under the skin of the local area.

Head into charming Silves first, a striking fortified town that was once the ancient Algarve capital. There is plenty to feast your eyes upon here, from the huge red-brick castle and the slow-flowing river, to the stunning Gothic cathedral. Along the cobbled streets, you'll find many open-air cafes that are made for watching the world go by.

If you prefer a rural ramble, there are many country walking trails that promise to introduce you to nature in the most delightful way possible.  

Head back to Colina Tranquila in time for that lingering sunset, picking a plump lemon for that essential G&T along your way!  This is sweet life in the Portuguese slow lane, and once you've tasted it, you're sure to become addicted.

Things to note

No dogs permitted. Barbecues are permitted but must be raised from the ground and fully extinguished after use. Check in is from 3-9pm, check out is 10am. No smoking.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Silves, Algarve
Cost (from): £80 per night
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1004

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Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels provided, bedside table/lamp, private en-suite shower room, eco toilet, outdoor bathtub, fully equipped kitchenette, hob, toaster, dining table & seating, Wi-Fi, garden, patio table & chairs, hammocks, wine vault, pizza/fish oven, Tranquila pool access, parking.

Local activities

Holistic treatments, hiking, cycling, wine tours, beaches, stargazing, swimming, golf, horse riding, fishing.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A charming, lovingly-crafted shepherd's hut for two, privately situated in a beautiful garden high above a tranquil Portuguese valley. Ideal for immersing yourselves in the slow-paced life of the rural Algarve.
  • The site is located 50 minutes from Faro Airport. Hiring a car is recommended.
  • Includes access to an onsite pool and quirky chapel, with bicycles also available to borrow.
  • There is an outdoor stargazing bath, well-placed hammocks and a brick pizza oven in the garden.
  • The coast is 30 minutes away by car, with the historic town of Silves in easy reach.

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