Monte do Cansado

The house

Book your stay at Monte do Cansado and enjoy an unspoiled view into the nature of the Algarve. This carefully restored farmhouse in the hills of the Sotavento is 10 km away from the sea and the endless sandy beaches of the Eastern Algarve. The 12×4 metre swimming pool is shared with the guests of Casa do Pátio and the owners.

Monte do Cansado is situated on the edge of the “Mata da Conceição” National Park and has two rooms, a generous open-space kitchen and a large terrace with breathtaking panoramic views over the hills, valleys and villages of the Serra de Tavira. It is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, hikers, nature lovers and beach lovers who do not want to stay in the crowded apartment complexes at the cost.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Central heating in all rooms
  • Wood fired stove
  • Outside dining area
  • Private terrace with sun loungers
  • Shared swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Minimum stay 2 nights (5 nights in July and August)

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Our house has been renovated in the traditional way by local craftsmen. The floors are made of handmade and sun-baked terracotta tiles and the traditional “Mosaico Hidráulico”, the roof of reed and hand-baked bricks. The modern interior includes a large kitchen island with gas stove, electric oven and dishwasher, a spacious fridge with freezer compartment and a washing machine. Internet access is provided via a mobile router (mobile Wi-Fi) with unlimited data volume.

Nearby beaches

Monte do Cansado is 15 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches of the eastern Algarve. Fábrica beach in Cacela-a-Velha is our favourite. It is located in the middle of the Ria Formosa nature reserve and about 10 km from our house. In 2015 it was voted one of the “Top 10 European Beaches by Foot” by the English Guardian. The Spanish magazine Condé Nast Traveler also voted Fábrica 2015 one of the 15 most beautiful beaches in the world. If you travel with kids, you will love Praia do Barril. The buildings of this former tuna fishing station were transformed into bars and restaurants and you can rent pedal boats and catamarans directly on the beach. The children will love the small train that takes you from the mainland through the Ria Formosa nature reserve to this long and sandy beach.


Hiking and nature

Directly below the house begins one of the most beautiful hiking trails of the eastern Algarve, meandering through the hills, valleys and creeks of the Mata Nacional da Conceição nature reserve. In our house you will find hiking maps and suggestions for the most beautiful excursions. Spring and winter are the best seasons for a hiking holiday while the months from May to mid October are the perfect time for a beach holiday.

Amenities and facilities

The two bedrooms are equipped with 1.60 x 2.00 metre double beds. Bedroom 1 has a large antique wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has a desk with panoramic mountain views. The first bedroom is connected to the kitchen by a door. The second bedroom has its own entrance from the terrace and is connected to the first bedroom by a door.

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