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Imagination Yurt - Baixo Alentejo, Portugal

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A Terra

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Become a bone fide beach bum in this adventureland with beach bar, bamboo showers, campfire and oodles of lovely wilderness

Coastal surf culture and ultimate eco-wizardry create one great barefooted, alternative lifestyle mash-up here. You’ll love the laid back small village feel with days spent on coastal walking trails, taking mystical kayak trips at dawn, barbecuing by the swinging hammock chairs, or just hanging out. Nights are spent stoking the fire pit, craning your neck at the Milky Way, exchanging stories and wondering how you could ever leave. Fresh 'n' healthy food is served up daily from the lovely sociable kitchen (breakfast is included). Think bubbling tajines with a multi-coloured platter of Moroccan salads. Gather extra beer, wine and snack provisions from the small shops of S. Teotinio a 30 minute walk away.

Imagination Yurt is perched atop a small mound for extra space and privacy! WiFi, plug sockets, electric lighting, double canopy bed, two wonderfully chunky singles and an ensuite bathroom tick all your camping comfort boxes. The fenced private terrace with a little bench, Moroccan lantern and views across the camp are great for sun-dazed afternoons and balmy evening aperitifs. 

The real enchantment is the semi-wild camping land itself; with resident peacocks, horses, donkeys and a stupefying ecosystem of jungly plants, there’s more lush-n-lovely terrain than photographers can shake a zoom lens at. If you’re interested in a different kind of 'wildlife', hit the lively private beach – it may be small, but it’s a damn fine one. Really, everybody says so. Kayak across the freshwater lake, or flop overboard to the beat of occasional live music and a well-stocked tiki bar.

Our guests say...

We loved exploring the south west coast around Aterra. We found unspolilt beaches with fine sand. Food was consistently good even in basic cafes and not expensive. The roads were quiet and easy to get around (with sat nav of course). We loved the Vino Verde. ATerra is a really special spot. It is glamping with an all inclusive approach to bringing everyone together for meal times. We coped suprinsingly well at living out of suitcases and sleeping under mosquito nets. The outdoor bathroom was fun. The kids enjoyed baths and the compost loos aren't as bad as they sound.

30/08/2016

Melanie

A Terra is amazing! The whole setting is beautiful and when we opened the door to Imagination Yurt... we were blown away, as were the kids. We loved it! Service was super friendly and everything was just so relaxed, you instantly felt chilled and into holiday mode. The freshwater lake was breathtaking. We feel so lucky that we were able to stay in such a lovely place and that our children will have such wonderful memories of their first holiday abroad. Thank you!

23/08/2016

Susannah

We had the most wonderful time at Aterra and I will definitely recommend this gorgeous place. The area is fantastic in the most beautiful place on the top of the Algave. The location is close to amazing beaches with lovely villages with restaurants and things to do. The place itself is amazing and Claudia and Francisco make it a perfect stay for everyone. The accommodation is lovely, comfortable and rustic, which is exactly what we wanted, and there are lots of different options from yurts to tipis to a larger cabin. It's perfect for bringing children as we had a 21 month old with us so he could play, see the animals, play in the restaurant area while we had lunch and dinner. The food was fantastic and very well priced. There was a nice friendly social atmosphere AND a masseur. Seriously lovely time and we will go back, I would recommend it to families and also people just wanted to go and have a peaceful break away from everything but who also like having a few things to do during the day!

04/06/2016

Caroline

This place is brand new to our collection so doesn't have any guest feedback yet, but we're sure you'll love it. Book a stay and be the first to write a glowing review! 

15/01/2015

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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 12pm
  • Please bring a torch
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double, 2 singles, ensuite

Extra space available

Space for 1 pet from £10 per pet per stay please ask if you'd like to bring more than 1 dog

Space for 1 adult from £20 per adult per night sleeping in an extra bed

Space for 1 baby no charge. Highchair and travel cot available

Cooking

  • Fully equipped shared kitchen in reception area w/ resident chef
  • Shared fridge/freezer in reception

Washing

  • Communal showers 20m from tents
  • Compost loos 20m from tents

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • No heating needed - just duvets
  • Lights in all tents
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Plug sockets in all tents

Entertainment

  • Cards, games, instruments and books in reception area
  • Live music regularly
  • Private beach + beach bar

Activities

At Aterra

Swimming, sunbathing, water games, picnics or just relaxing on the private beach and freshwater lake with sun chairs and shaded areas . Water floats, games and a kayak are available for use on site.

There is a kids’ playground area with swings and slides, and hanging chairs in the trees. There are various shaded and comfy areas to sit in the gardens.

There is an open farm where you can feed and pet the animals.

Live music, walking, yoga, massage, riding. 

Local towns and villages

Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park - 10 min drive away - Dramatic coastal scenery with cliffs, beaches & abundant fauna including raptors & sea otters. Nature walks/riding trails. 

Zambujeira do Mar - Enchantingly wild beaches backed by rugged cliffs form the setting of this sleepy seaside village. Attracts a backpacker, surfy crowd. In August the town is a party place and hosts the massive music fest, Festa do Sudoeste. A 3km-long walking and biking path runs between Zambujeira do Mar and Porto de Pesca.

Odeceixe - a superb surfer beach and a very laidback atmosphere - Everything centres on the single main street and a small square, Largo 1 de Maio, where you’ll find some lively bars, plenty of cafés, a couple of minimarkets, post office, bank and craft shops.

Food & Drink

At A Terra

A Terra has a communal kitchen with basic appliances, utensils and storage space for guests. Here you are free to cook as you like providing that you clean up after yourselves. The adjoining Reception/Lounge has a large living area for eating, relaxing and enjoying the view. There is a BBQ and fire pit for night activities. A homemade breakfast is included. A resident chef offers lunches and dinners and there are hot and cold drinks available all day (extra charge). There is a beach bar by the lake. 

Local shops and restaurants

S. Teotinio is a 5 min drive away or a 30 minute walk and there is a big supermarket and many small shops.

Azenha do mar - 15 mins drive away - Seafood 

Chapparo - 20 mins drive away - Local food, very good value

Meet your hosts

"We have always liked to welcome friends and family, Aterra is simply an extension of our home and hospitality." Franciso.

Meet Francisco

Francisco’s worked in gardening, permaculture and ecological construction which has given him the skills to design and build all the structures, gardens and furniture at Aterra.  His knowledge of building with different materials and his resourcefulness means that most of Aterra’s constructions have been hand crafted using materials sourced from either their own land or locally, or using recycled goods.

Meet Claudia

Claudia’s studied geography and development which gave her the understanding of the fundamental need for taking care of people and our Earth. As a primary school teacher, she worked in many different types of schools and realised the need for children to have a wider education. Claudia is keen to allow children staying at Aterra to have the freedom to explore, play and discover through fun and practical experiences. Francisco and Claudia have a small open farm that not only helps  to be more self-sufficient but also aims to give others, particularly children, contact with animals and nature.

Wildlife & Environment

A Terra is surrounded by forests, gardens and pastures and the water is solar-heated. There are a variety of animals on the farm including chickens, ducks, peacocks, horses, donkeys, goats and dogs. 

Getting there

A Terra, Carvalhal das Figuieras, CX 5707, Corgo da Casca, 7630-635 S. Teotinio, Baixo Alentejo

By train

Nearest train staition is Saboia/Santa Clara about 30 mins away by car. A transfer from the train station can be arranged with Francisco, the host

By bus

The nearest bus stop is in Sao Teotonio around 5 mins away

By air

Nearest airport Faro about 1½ hr drive away or Lisbon about 2 ½ hr drive away. Airport transfers can be arranged with Francisco, the host. 

By car

A Terra is easy to find on Google Maps. Search 'A Terra, Sao Teotonio, Portugal' for directions. Parking available at A Terra. 

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
 
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.