Just outside Dharma Garden, in the old village of Marmelete you find authentic accommodation Casa de Villa. Providing the perfect base to unwind in full comfort and be close nature.
This traditional Portuguese cottage lies on the edge of Marmelete, a peaceful village in the Monchique hills. It’s at the end of a quiet road, with no other houses in front or behind it. This is an unspoilt Portuguese village with few tourists. You can get a good taste of traditional Portuguese village life, and there is a lively and friendly local community.
The property features a private terrace, kitchen, bathroom and separate bedroom. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The cottage was carefully restored in 2013. The roof is insulated with cork, and there is a roof window. There’s a kitchen/diner, a bedroom in the front with cosy double bed. From the bedroom you pass directly to the bathroom. This south facing house is sheltered from the wind and you can enjoy outdoor living even in the winter – have your breakfast outside in the sun! The views across the village to the south coast are truly spectacular.
Marmelete is a village in the Serra de Monchique, which is a unique nature reserve. From here, the geographical centre of the West Algarve, you can explore by car, bike or foot, far from the pressures and crowds of the tourist resorts. Here you will find beautiful countryside, friendly people, good value traditional Portuguese restaurants, all within walking distance.
By car its only 15-20 minutes to dozens of sandy beaches with awesome rock formations, each with its own special, unique beauty. The towns of Lagos, Portimão and Silves are all easy day trips. The mountain town of Monchique and the spa village, Caldas de Monchique, are also about a twenty minute drive.