Alcoutim Festival will be held in September 2019 – the 65th Festival, filled with music, dancing and events.
All located in the Portuguese village on the other side of the Rio Guadiana, just a 3 minute river crossing from Casa Verde.
Thank you Val, Casa Verde was simply fantastic. Three previous visits but our first winter visit, loved relaxing in the garden soaking up the sun with a good book. Recharged we walked for miles, birdwatching as we went, no orchids in December but amazing. Never disappoints. This time we enjoyed a day trip to Seville (1hr 35 mins door to door!) and an afternoon at the biggest fish market in Andalucia at Isla Christina (half an hours drive) where we enjoyed a cold beer and a huge plate of prawns and the best clams we have ever eaten. Absolutely perfect. Can't wait to return."
Angela and Richard - December 2019
Thank you very much for the wonderful stay at Casa Verde. It is totally luxurious and spacious and relaxing. We had fantastic day after day exploring the villages and environs. The village shop was well stocked for delicious meals. I shall always remember the film nights, under the stars surrounded by the smell of jasmine, the lanterns on the terrace, sipping wine whilst cooling off in the plunge pool. I can thoroughly recommend Casa Verde for the holiday of a lifetime. Many, many thanks, Ali.
Thank you for such a wonderful week at Casa Verde – we have loved every minute”
Alice, September 2019
Dear Val, Thank you for the most wonderful stay at the delightful Casa Verde! From the moment we arrived the luxury and tranquility of this haven – with the sun terrace, dipping pool and wonderful garden – have made for the most amazing holiday. I feel thoroughly relaxed after our stay here, all thanks to the beautiful home-from-home you have created. Extra special thanks for the peaceful trip we had sailing Cobnut on the river and the fun we had experimenting with the ice cream maker! Many thanks”
Elliote, September 2018
When we arrived at Casa Verde in the darkness of night we were absolutely amazed at just how lovely Casa Verde is despite having seen the pictures on your website actually being there was the wow factor impact and the quirky element.
When we woke up the following morning the views from Casa Verde were brilliant, looking across the river Guardiana with the beautiful Portuguese small town Alcoutim sitting there with the castle up on the hills and when you go across to Alcoutim and look back to Sanlucar de Guardiana it is almost a mirror image – absolutely beautiful.
We had a great time at Casa Verde and thoroughly enjoyed visiting places like Mertola, Ayamonte, Playa de Isla Canela (lovely beach) and of course Alcoutim where there is a lovely river beach and an excellent bar/restuarant alongside. Also we would highly recommend Braseria El Llano (excellent food) in Sanlucar de Guardiana.
David & Sandra, July 2018
Dear Val, I had to write to you tell you what a marvellous week we had in your ‘Casa Verde’ home! What a beautiful house with wonderful touches and enchanting rooms! We arrived late on a Friday evening ( your car hire and road route advice were perfect) and we crept into the house and suddenly we felt like we were exploring a treasure trove – steps down to more rooms, steps up to more bedrooms and terraces. Every room was a discovery. We were so comfortable. Jak had fetched in all the provisions we had asked for – and more besides. We just had to sit down immediately and gaze across the river into another country, taking in the lights and the glistening water of the river. We took up Jak’s offer of a trip down the river on a long and lazy afternoon eating at a Portuguese restaurant about two hours downstream. We had superb weather every day, waking each morning to blue skies that lasted until sunset. It couldn’t have been better.
Thanks so much for everything. The house is so well-equipped and well-thought out. We did lots of local walks but the only car trip of any significance was down to Isla Cristina to see the Atlantic and play on the sand and eat lovely tapas.We are trying to work out how we might ask to make a return visit. We seemed to pick a splendid week weather-wise. Many many thanks.”
Dave and Alison, February 2018
Casa Verde is the most wonderful place! The location in Sanlucar de Guadiana is very special with stunning views over the river to Alcoutim in Portugal. The house itself is gorgeous, a quirky but authentic layout with surprises round every corner, whether it’s the stunning views from the 3 terraces or the wonderful decor – a testament to Val’s interior design skills and eye for detail. Every amenity and gadget is there – one of our favourites was the juicer to make fresh orange juice for breakfast. The bed was huge and comfortable and there was plenty of hot water thanks to the solar panel on the roof – and that was in December!
We ushered in the New Year on the terrace (the one with comfy sofas) first in Spanish time and then an hour later did it all again watching fabulous fireworks across the river in Portugal! On New Years Day it was hot enough for shorts and basking in the winter sunshine from the larger terrace with squishy bean bags and the plunge pool (didn’t go in on this visit but will next time!) We’ll be back.”
Katherine and Andrew, January 2018
A perfect week at Casa Verde. We couldn’t have hoped for a more lovely setting for a relaxing holiday. The house itself is amazing and equipped with everything we could have needed for a week of lazing in the sun and exploring the nearby area. We were luck enough to be staying while the Alcoutim local music festival was underway and we had a great afternoon watching the swimming gala and listening to live music in the streets. A highlight of the area for us was swimming in the river tributary a short walk through Alcoutim, a little beach and bar provided a perfect oasis. Thanks again and we can’t wait to come back to Casa Verde.”
Charlotte, September 2017
We had a wonderful time in Casa Verde. What a great discovery. We’ve rented many many cottages, villas and gites over the years but we all agreed that this was the best. It really has everything.”
Rob and Wendy, August 2017
Just wanted to thank you again for our lovely stay at Casa Verde - it's a fabulous house, with a wonderful aspect over the river to Alcoutim. I could spend so many hours relaxing on that terrace if I had the chance! Thank you again for letting us stay at Casa Verde."
Eugenie, April 2017