The house is in a lovely village with plenty of amenities. It was over 40 degrees when we stayed so we didn't try and walk to the village, however we did spend a lot of time there. It's also a good location for trips out to the local attractions and areas if you have a car. Everything is around a half hour drive away so it suited us well.
The shared pool was a bit murky when we arrived and needed a good clean, which it was a few days into our stay, and was then enjoyed by the whole family. It's quite a large pool so you can have a good swim.
The house is fully air conditioned and this was appreciated! The roof top terrace is great for drying your washing - I know it's supposed to be for sunbathing, however it was far too hot when we were there!
The house is well equipped and Colin was very helpful.
Absolutely loving our holiday here in Paderne. Colin couldn't be more helpful. We'd mentioned to the cleaners half way through holiday that washing machine wasn't working (no big deal), by end of weekend we had new washing machine. Colin couldn't do enough to help. House itself is fantastic. You will need a car to get the best of the Algarve, but you can walk into Paderne in 10-15 minutes. Great local restaurants and cafes, and a couple of great general stores (cheaper than supermarkets). if you want to experience the real Portugal with all the comforts of home, then this is the place for you
Stayed in July 4 Adults 2 children, everything we needed for a great holiday. Plenty of space, all kitchen equipment you need to cook in, and a BBQ. Nice patio garden to the rear with nice seating area with a canopy, to escape the midday sun.
Pool area clean and tidy and we mostly had the pool to ourselves.
A bonus was the wifi as this was not advertised.
I would recommend, although a car a advantage if you want to go out and about lots, we used transfer taxi and the local buses.
The village is lovely Portuguese village, everyone friendly and always a Bom Dia on our way to the village shop.
Os Arcos our favourite restaurant and cafe Algar for coffee on our way back from the village.
Colin a great host, any questions you have he always answers promptly.
Had a fabulous time great accommodation very clean with fantastic amenities everything we wanted, plenty of room for six of us, close to various beeches and towns, great local shop and bars etc. can't wait to go back and see more