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David & Corinne Lambert
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About David & Corinne Lambert
My wife Corinne and I have lived in Skipton in North Yorkshire for more than 30 years and have 2 sons & 2 grandchildren. We're surrounded by beautiful countryside so when we decided to look for a property abroad we were very hard to please. Like many people, we'd watched countless episodes of 'A Place in the Sun' during long winter evenings but never believed we would do anything about it. We initially looked in Spain but whilst visiting Portugal in 2007, we fell in love with this area, it's scenery, tranquility, friendly locals and of course the great weather. We wanted a property which was detached and private but not isolated, with great views, local amenities and good outside spaces. The property had to have character but also be modern, not much to ask then!
David & Corinne Lambert purchased this Villa in 2008
Why David & Corinne Lambert chose Alvorge
Although we like the sea, we also love the hills and river beaches. This location provides easy access to everything we and our family enjoy including the fabulous Silver Coast. We saw Casa Bedrock and the views from the garden on the Internet whilst it was being built in 2008. It is located in a beautiful conservation area where planning laws are strict. The developer takes great pride in his work and can only build on the footprint of earlier dwellings or renovate existing buildings which he does superbly and with great care. Casa Bedrock was designed by a local architect who has created a unique property, even managing to incorporate some limestone features whilst retaining as much of the original character and old walls as possible.
What makes this Villa unique
Peace and quiet, great barbecues, family friendly pool area with lockable barrier (new in 2014), good local restaurants and lots of places to see and things to do including a few walks are what we require from a holiday. We work hard and play hard and therefore need a place to which we can retreat and feel at home. This is high on our list of essentials and we truly believe we have achieved it with Casa Bedrock. We love our 'get away from it all' villa and know that you will too!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
Max guests: 7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
HomeAway term is accurate
This property is tucked away in a tiny village, is beautifully quiet, has every amenity you want with a lovely garden, BBQ and pool for outdoor living.
We were very happy here, and could have stayed longer without any problem!
The countryside around is very scenic, and a short trip into the mountains provides spectacular views.
An excellent venue!
Thank you Dennis. Great to hear that you enjoyed Casa Bedrock & the area so much! We totally agree about the mountains - not too far distant as they give way to the hills & olive groves surrounding Casa Bedrock - then through to the wonderful Silver Coast.
Our wonderful 2019 holiday
We had a wonderful time the villa was beautiful we were given an amazing guide book which became our bible so useful . We had some very delicious meals in the local restaurants and went to many beautiful sights wish we could have stayed longer as so much more to see and do we will definitely have to come back
Thank you for a lovely stay
Thank you Helen! Corinne & I are delighted that the 4 of you loved the villa & the area so much. You're always welcome back to explore more places. The guidebook grows bigger every year. Thanks for watering our thirsty plants!
The amazing Casa Bedrock!!!
From the photos on the website , we were already very excited about our holiday!
When we arrived at the Villa, it was exactly like we hoped it would be, and the photos were a true representation, it was beautiful!
The pool is a massive plus point in the hot weather, and it's great for the kids. My son loved it and used it every day!
I would definitely recommend a stay at this villa to anyone considering it.
Thanks Beverley! I found your original booking request. It was 12 months prior to your holiday so you had plenty of time to get excited! I hope you don't mind me quoting one of your comments: "If the photo's are anything to go by, I might never want to leave!" Unfortunately you did have to leave but we are delighted that the photo's were a true representation of Casa Bedrock and we are happy to hear that your holiday was as enjoyable as anticipated.
Great Villa - Peaceful - Wonderful View - Fun Excursions
Stayed here with my wife and daughter
Although there are other properties nearby, once in, you feel as though your completely on your own
Wonderful view from the garden and pool
The owner David has produced a guide with easy to reach excursions, local restaurants and just about everything else, real local knowledge
At time of writing prices for eating out at the local restaurant were really good value - eg 3 course meal for two with a litre of wine coming in at 16 euros - and this included bread and olives!
Friendly locals and beautiful countryside
We ran into the couple who were in Casa Bedrock the week before us - they have been back every year for over 10 years - I can fully understand why
Great review, thanks James. You obviously met Davina & David; loyal guests for 10 years! They have 2 holidays per year at Casa Bedrock. it’s nice to welcome guests back - we have a few regulars and even though we’ve never met them - they feel like friends.
Dejligt feriehus med det skønneste have og Pool
Vi er Netop hjemvendt efter en fantastisk ferie i Casa Bedrock. Det var en af vores bedste ferier. Casa Bedrock ligger i skønne omgivelser, huset ligger højt så fra huset og haven har du et fantastisk udsigt ud over marker med bla. Oliventræer. Der er så fredeligt, fra haven og poolen kan du kun høre lyden af cikader, fugle og summende bier. Virkelig afslappende og smukt.
Huset har alt hvad du har brug for af moderne bekvemmeligheder.
Vores børn på 6, 8 og 10 nød ferien så meget at de slet ikke ville med hjem og de spørger om vi ikke skal afsted igen.
Vi har brugt HomeAway og Airbnb mange gange, men David har været den bedste og mest omsorgsfulde vært man kunne tænke sig. Vi har hele tiden følt os trygge og godt informerede. David og Corinne har lavet en bog med alle de informationer du har brug for, om både huset, hvad der er værd at se i området, gode restauranter osv. Samtidig har de også en facebook side, hvor de ligger billeder løbende som man kan følge med i og glæde sig endnu mere til sin rejse.
Portugal er et dejligt land at holde ferie i og området er endnu ikke så overrendt af turister. I forhold til Italien, Spanien og Frankrig er Portugal meget billigere at spise i. Restauranterne er rørende billige, vi kunne spise alle 5, mad, dessert, drikkevarer inklusiv kaffe og vin for omkring 500 kroner! Vores favorit restaurant var O terreiro do lager.
Vi vil helt klart anbefale Casa Bedrock og håber selv på at komme tilbage en dag.
Tak David og Corinne for at I gav os en fantastisk ferie i jeres skønne hus.
Bedste hilsner, familen Tovbjerg
A huge thank you to the Tovbjerg family for your review! You were excellent guests; Corinne and I are delighted that you and your children had such an enjoyable and memorable holiday.
Special interest holidays:
Free illustrated guidebook. There’s nothing worse than starting your holiday with no idea of where to go - what to see and what to do. So to enable our guests to plan ahead we send a comprehensive, self published guidebook of the area prior to your holiday. It is free for you to keep and is packed with information on things to do and places to visit, from golden sands to river beaches + mountain villages and includes contact details for activities as diverse as trekking, water skiing & surfing. It is illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and detailed walks, recommended restaurants, shops, markets and local facilities. We also include directions from Lisbon and Porto airports. As one of our guests said last year. "Just received the keys and your book of the area - brilliant"! & others.... "Your guidebook was brilliant & saved us a great deal of time & trouble". "Thanks for your excellent guide to the area which was breathtaking & tranquil".
The beautiful Silver Coast beaches are an easy drive of about 40 minutes. From the lively resort of Figueira da Foz and southwards to the quieter coastal gem of Sao Pedro de Moel, the waves of the Atlantic sweep onto miles of fine golden sand, uncrowded and unspoiled. There is something here for everyone; adrenalin-junkie surfers, beachcombers, lovers, and incurable romantics who simply need to experience the splash of waves around their feet whilst watching the sunset melt below the horizon.
Many airlines have cheap flights from UK airports such as Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Gatwick etc to Porto & Lisbon. Flight duration is approx 2 hours. Then it's an easy drive of 1hr 40mins on A1 South from Porto Airport or approx 1hr 50 mins on the A1 North from Lisbon. Roads in Portugal are quiet & well maintained and even the A1 is comparatively stress free. A car is of course essential but because there are so many places of interest near your holiday location, driving is not a chore.
Pombal Aqua Park (20 minutes). Ansiao Swimming Pool (10 minutes). Our private pool (5 seconds away -:) River beaches + changing facilities & cafe bars (within 20mins). Tomar, with Medieval castle and large market (35mins). Penela, old town with cobbled streets rising up to well preserved castle (15mins). Coimbra, historic city of culture (30mins). Beautiful beaches of the Silver Coast (40mins). Conimbriga, Roman city (20 mins). Wide choice of quality restaurants at unbelievable prices nearby.
The surrounding area is beautiful and diverse, ranging from pastoral valleys containing orchards, vineyards and olive groves, through deep gorges with waterfalls and tranquil pools for bathing, or to bare mountainsides with exposed limestone and miles of tracks and paths offering exciting opportunities for walks and exploration ( 2 x small rucksacks with sufficient room for drinks & sandwiches are provided for your convenience.)
In spring & summer months the ground is alive with wild flowers growing through & around areas of limestone paving which are literally ‘on the doorstep’.
When you first arrive, you can’t fail to notice the shepherds track which runs behind the back of the villa. It winds along, through & across limestone paving between dry stone walls & links with other lanes & tracks, ideal for an evening stroll after dinner or a much longer walk for the more adventurous.
Although the coast is only 40 minutes away, many of our guests have been content to use the local river beaches. They’re all located in beautiful surroundings & are a speciality in this area of Portugal, being incredibly well organised & most of them having cafe’s, changing facilities, & toilets. Details of these are also available in the guidebook.
If pretty towns with castles are your thing then there is no shortage of these. The closest is Penela, a lovely picturesque little town which nestles below it’s well preserved medieval castle. It’s an ideal place for an evening out, where you can sit as the sun dips below the horizon, taking the heat out of the day as a warm glow spreads across the valley & picks out the mountains of the Serra da Lousa away to the east.
We think that the most outstanding benefit of this area is it’s diversity, which enables you to tailor your holiday to suit the whole family regardless of age. The aforementioned free guidebook will be a big help in this respect & your only problem will be deciding what to do first! Free wifi internet.