Camellia Cottages are located in the grounds of a 16th Century Manor House.
This beautiful house, with saffron coloured walls and red shutters, has
remained in the same family for over 400 years.
During the age of the Discoveries, the ancestors of the present owners were traders with Brazil, India and China and brought back many items, then unknown in the western world, including camellias.
Formerly the homes of the estate workers the cottages have been very tastefully converted into high standard accommodation. They all have one bedroom and similar facilities.
All the cottages are decorated
in traditional style with a lime based product called "cal" to which colour
in the form of iron oxide is added. This finish has the unusual distinction
of changing colour depending on the humidity.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Sitting area with sofa and fireplace which is ideal for the family to gather round during the cooler winter months.
Dining table for 2 persons and fitted kitchenette with microwave and fridge. A cot is available on request (supplement payable).
Camellia Cottage 3
Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Large sitting room with sofa suite and fireplace.
table for 4 persons and fitted kitchenette with microwave and fridge. An
extra bed or a cot is available on request (supplement payable).
The extensive grounds feature many quiet areas in which to relax or read quietly to the sound of the waterfall nearby.
grounds feature a 19th Century formal garden, a fountain and many seating
areas from which guests may admire the stunning views of the ocean.
The dimensions of the pool are 12 metres by 7 metres and the depth is from 1 metre to 1.70 metres. The pool features seating and when sitting you are waist high in water and have uninterrupted views of the ocean in the distance.
The gardens retain their original style with many plants, trees and shrubs which were brought back during the earliest journeys to the east. The "Old Garden" has some of the first camellias in Europe still flourishing.
The Chinese style garden has "Lions of Fo" inspired by Chinese culture. There is also the "French Garden" with box hedges and fountains.
Two children's play areas are available for younger members of the party and the beach is a short walk away.
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|Comment posted by Leslie Barron|
|A wonderful place to stay. The accommodation was beautiful, and well equipped. The gardens were tranquil, with fine views. and the hospitality warm and friendly. We really enjoyed staying.|
|Comment posted by Linda Blackwell|
|We booked not really knowing what to expect of a 'communal' property & this place ended up being our most favourite accommodation on our 2 week stay in Portugal. The old renovated cottage with double ensuite suited the two families perfectly. Jose was the perfect host and kindly showed us around the grounds of the manor. We felt so at home there. looking over the terrace at breakfast was another treat. The manor had close access to beaches ,supermarket and a few restaurants if you had a car. We truly enjoyed the local walks and those further afield suggested by Jose. The most tricky issue was finding the house in the first place, with our gps which sent us on an impossible access route- be sure to get instructions and young Or old,you will have the most enjoyable stay,|