Cottage vacations are a perfect way to explore your own country without going too far afield. Three nights in a beautiful Prince Edward County farmhouse. Beaches. Family. Early bedtimes. Bonfires. Sunsets. Sunscreen. Sand. Yes, to easy getaways close to home.
This is home sweet for the next four nights. A villa in Burgau, just outside of Luz, just outside of Lagos.
Quinta da Liberdade
Five minutes away, we picked up groceries to prep our own meals. En route to the south of Portugal, we took a scenic (more scenic) detour, into the hills, to Monchique. Fire fighters helicoptered in, likely from assisting in other parts of the country. Monchique …may be worth the time out of your way if it’s your goal to mountain bike or go to the town’s hot springs.
Most mesmerising were the views from just outside of our villa.
Hypnotizing water views from he cliffs are just steps from our garden. This view was so special. We nearly had to pinch ourselves.
We brought wine to share, olive so, cheese and good company. Despite eating and drinking constantly, with lots of good hydration, we are balancing that indulgence with lots of walking. I could definitely get used to this breeze and beautiful sights at every turn.
And a great fire to grill some steak from the butcher, with a fresh medley of tomato and zucchini.
Sweet dreams! See you tomorrow.