Perched on the edge of a tiny village (it has a permanent population of 37) with views over rooftops, flower-filled terraces and countryside beyond, you’ll get a true taste of Portuguese life here. The friendly local café keeps you well fed and the bread and fish vans visit daily but you’ll need to hop in the car for everything else.
Inside the house is beautifully light and airy with a pleasing mix of new and old: an ultra-modern kitchen, snazzy wood-burner, funky banisters mixed with reclaimed vintage furniture and original terracotta floor tiles. It’s a very clever modernisation of an old house; the English owners use it themselves so it has a homely feel. The master bedroom has its own terrace – lie in bed listening to the birds.
You’re a 40-minute walk or a five-minute drive from a perfect sandy beach, the coastal path and Sagres Peninsula are spectacular, the surf is out of this world, and buzzy Lagos is a half hour drive.