Welcome to Casa Azul: a little piece of rustic paradise in Central Portugal

Our comfortable home nestles close to unspoilt countryside in a small hamlet five minutes drive from the small town of Avelar and within ten minutes of the larger town of Ansiao. What was once an old traditional Portuguese village house has now been renovated and extended to include all modern facilities. Our ecological swimming pond with forest backdrop provides a tranquil and delightful place to live and stay.

We are Fiona and Steve Clarke and we are your hosts. We have lived here for several years having spent many holidays in the area prior to renovating and moving into Casa Azul.

We have travelled widely ourselves and stayed in a huge variety of places, so we know what it takes to make your stay with us just that extra bit special.

Our own accommodation is on the floor above the apartment so we are on-site and available to help you. We can recommend restaurants serving delicious local food and wine, cafés and pastelarias tempting you to try sweet Portuguese delights, places of interest, historical sites documenting Portugal’s colourful and vibrant past and some of the most beautiful and unspoilt local areas.

Due to our rural position a car is essential to visit Casa Azul and this part of Portugal, with off-road car parking available at the property.  We are about one hour forty minutes drive from both Lisbon and Porto airports and if you wanted to drive from the UK, we are about 8 hours from Santander ferry port in northern Spain. If you need help with driving directions then please don’t hesitate to ask us.  Please also see our Contact page for a map.

For your safety and protection Casa Azul holds the Alojamento Local license (No. 56189/AL), which is a legal requirement for all rental and B&B properties in Portugal and ensures that the property is up to regulatory standards.

      Fiona was a great host! The garden and swimming are very beautiful, giving the place a great natural and comfortable feeling.
    Everything was very clean. Would definitely stay again.

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      We loved staying at Fiona's, she was incredibly kind and helpfull and we felt at home. The place is very clean and cozy and the outside area is exactly like we expected. We absolutely loved the natural pool. Fiona was always ready to help and make us feel comfortable and we had an amazing time staying here. Already thinking of coming back someday.

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      Fiona is a great host. Great place and the pool is amazing!
    Sparkly clean. Great!

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      Óptimo local para relaxar e descansar a dois. A invulgar piscina torna o espaço num ambiente bastante agradável e exótico. Tudo excepcionalmente limpo. A Fiona e o seu companheiro são uns óptimos anfitriões, deixaram-nos a vontade e deram-nos toda a privacidade que precisávamos.
    Sem dúvida que repetiremos a experiência.

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      The pool was amazing
    The frogs and the ambient give the perfect tropical envoirment

    Thanks for the amazing hospitalilty

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      Apartamento com limpeza exemplar e bem equipado. Espaço exterior super tranquilo e com piscina fantástica.

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