Casas da Serra Tavira
Algarve - Country Houses
Hidden in the peaceful landscape of the Eastern Algarve, ten kilometres from Tavira and eight from the sea, Casas da Serra Tavira are an exemplary project of responsible rehabilitation and the perfect place for an authentic and individual holiday. Surrounded by carob trees and century-old olive trees, the houses have been restored in collaboration with local craftsmen, recreating the unique simplicity of the old whitewashed houses of the Daroeira mountain village. Fully equipped and with ample outside spaces, the two large houses have their own swimming pool in the middle of nature, while the smaller ones, located on the slope of the hill, have large panoramic terraces. The nearest beach is “Fábrica”, considered one of the last untouched beaches in Europe.
Serro da Volta, an old agricultural house with a barn turned into a loft and a huge tank in the middle of nature. With two independent buildings and several terraces, this is the ideal house for a multigenerational holiday. Maximum 10 people.
Casa do Troco, an old trading house with barber and ballroom, where the inhabitants of the neighbouring hills gathered around an accordion player. Today it is a spacious house with a swimming pool, an old outside threshing floor and a giant cooking and dining space with a kitchen island that invites you to cook with friends. Maximum 9 people.
Monte do Cansado and Casa do Pátio: in the heart of the village, these two old houses built on the hillside have a large kitchen room and two double bedrooms each. With their high and walled-in terraces and porches, these houses offer an individual and secluded space with superb views over the peaceful valleys and hills. Maximum 4 people each.
Fotos Helge Jorgens e Liliana Belchior/Taste of Portugal
Small houses with private terrace: low season from 100€/mid season from 120€/high season from 140€. Big houses with private pool/tank: low season from 200€/mid season from 220€/high season from 250€
In summer, Casas da Serra Tavira are the ideal place to enjoy the endless beaches of the East Algarve, away from the confusion. In the calm and warm nights with a smell of carob, their terraces invite to long conversations. Or simply to watch shooting stars in the silence interrupted only by the distant song of a nightjar.
With central heating in all rooms and fireplaces in the living rooms, Casas da Serra Tavira is also the ideal refuge for those who want to enjoy the Algarve off season. When the nights get cold and the dense air has the mentholated smell of the brown-eyed rockrose, this is the perfect time to explore the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Visit rural markets, wander along deserted beaches, take a horse ride on the sandbanks in front of Cacela a Velha. Or follow, by foot or bicycle, the trails of the Mata da Conceição forest. At the end, after crossing streams and villages where time seems to have stopped, the return to a warm and welcoming house feels like paradise.
Helge Jörgens e Lina de Lonet Delgado
00351 925 818 362
Monte da Daroeira
8800-063 Daroeira, Conceição de Tavira
GPS 37.194333, -7.606417