You’re just a two-minute walk from the centre of town and the harbour with its indoor covered fish market, so head down early for their famous clams and a myriad of other fresh produce straight from the boats. Bring your haul back to sleek granite worktops and plenty of space for prepping, or find an outdoor sink, comfy seating and barbecue up on the third-floor roof terrace. Views are Moorish: curved roofs, church spires, storks’ nests, mountains and sea.
Bedrooms are all a good size with tall ceilings, long windows with shutters, and gorgeous views over town: each has its own bathroom with walk-in showers. If the weather turns cold – which is rare in the Algarve – there is a wood-burner in the sitting room, but mostly you’ll be snoozing on sunbeds up the spiral staircase to the second roof terrace.
Stock up in the little store 20 metres from the door or spoil yourselves with supper at A do Fernando – a family-run place.