Enjoy dinner on the terrace overlooking the estuary, where fishing boats bob and sea breezes soothe. This characterful old summer house, perched on a ‘cerro’ in the Formosa Natural Park, is beautifully positioned, with pine trees on the south side and serene views ahead.
Inside is traditional, comfortable and cosy. There’s a sitting room that’s perfect for rainy days, restful bedrooms above, and an apartment on the ground floor with views of the Algarvian Serra. Splash in the pool, bask on the roof terrace and nod off in the hammock.
You can walk to Pinheiro’s sea front (400m) and stop off for lunch: there’s a much-loved family restaurant. Or follow the cycle path to Santa Luzia (2.5km) where a small ferry brings you to Terra Estreit’s white sands and small bar. Your main town is charming Tavira, a ten-minute drive.