Algarve Luxury Villa Holidays
Algarve Luxury Villa Holidays

View over Tavira

About Us

My parents moved to a small village just outside Tavira in January 2003, following a month-long holiday in the eastern Algarve the previous year to celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary. They had been vaguely thinking of retiring to Spain, and had in fact discounted Portugal because they thought the language would be too hard to learn. However, they both fell in love with Tavira. Mum stood on the Roman bridge, looking downriver, and said to my Dad "I could live here". Dad replied, "Yes, so could I". So that was that...

We began visiting them as soon as they’d settled in and also felt completely at home in the region. We’d actually been planning to move to Andalucía (unspoilt countryside, handy for beaches, handy for a spot of skiing in the mountains, and I already spoke reasonable Spanish from a year’s stint working in Mallorca tough but somebody had to do it).

After a few visits though, we felt that the eastern Algarve was the place for us. We started to look round for a holiday home and happened upon the Alto do Perogil complex as it was nearing completion. It had everything we wanted from a holiday home a good size with a bathroom for each bedroom (essential if friends come with us), a few neighbours but not too busy, our own private terrace, use of a big pool, and very handy for the town. Because of its location, on top of a hill with no through traffic, it is really quiet quieter in fact than my parents’ place just outside a village - but a pleasant, leisurely walk taking no more than 25 minutes sees us in the heart of Tavira.

After a couple of years we decided that we really ought to start renting our home, if only to cover our bills and give us free holidays. I had no website skills at that time, so surfed the net until I found someone whose style and ethos I liked. We had a trip down to Plymouth to visit webmaster Roger Viles, and our website was born. We've been really lucky and had lovely guests, without exception, and we look forward to sharing our home for many years to come.

  By the river at Bar Anazu
Paddling on New Year's Day


Station Cottage, Trent Lane, Weston-on-Trent, Derby DE72 2BT
Contact: Norman or Tanya Clare, tel: 01332 705552,
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