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by ceh
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Villa insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Villa insurance

Many thanks I will follow these up. It's not due for a couple of months but want to be prepared.
by ceh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Helders - Rocha Brava
Replies: 29
Views: 14920

Re: Helders - Rocha Brava

Agree - wish we were there! Our first visit coincided with the England v Bulgaria match a few weeks back and was fun...
by ceh
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Villa insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Villa insurance

I'm interested in recommendations for villa building and contents insurance as mine seems to have jumped up in price over the last few years, and unlike most other types of insurance, I've foolishly stick with the same company for 10 years. Time to change!
by ceh
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Buy, sell or exchange
Topic: Outdoor table and chairs wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Outdoor table and chairs wanted

There is a place on the N125 by the Porches roundabout which had a sale on when we were in the area a week ago. The charity store near the Fatacil is worth a look as a completely different alternative....they have all sorts of random outdoors furniture.
by ceh
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Helders - Rocha Brava
Replies: 29
Views: 14920

Re: Helders - Rocha Brava

We ate at Helders for the first time a couple of weeks back and thoroughly enjoyed it. We usually go to Bella Napoli on our first night but it was shut so went next door. They were very attentative and the food was great such that we went back later in the week ( and not to Bella Napoli despite it b...
by ceh
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Borehole/Mains
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Borehole/Mains

Have only just seen this post as we've been away until yesterday. For about 10 years, I relied on borehole water and got through any number of pumps, had to have the borehole deepened etc. The lack of water was the one thing I dreaded every time we visited! Having been very surprised when mains wate...
by ceh
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Shop at Rocha Brava
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Shop at Rocha Brava

Does anytone know what time the shop at the entrance to RB closes at this time of year? I want to pick up some milk when we arrive next week. Otherwise, what time the small shop by Bella Napoli closes? Thanks
by ceh
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Taxi from Faro airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: Taxi from Faro airport

Many thanks for the replies
by ceh
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Taxi from Faro airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Taxi from Faro airport

Can anyone tell me the approxomate cost of a taxi from Faro airport to cvo, specifically Rocha Brava? Just one way for one person with a hold bag and hand luggage. Thanks in anticipation
by ceh
Fri May 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: IMI

My solicitor emailed me to say that IMI is now due in May, August and November depending on rateable value
by ceh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Processional caterpillars
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Processional caterpillars

As I said in an earlier post, I'd never heard of these before but when we were at the villa about a month ago, my German neighbour mentioned them with reference to a pine tree overhanging the garden. She was very worried about the caterpillars.
by ceh
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Carnival
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Carnival

I've read in the February newsletter the suggestion that in addition to a parade on Tuesday 5 March, there may be a parade on Sunday 3 March. Is there any information on plans for Carnival!? Thanks in anticipation
by ceh
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Aircon servicing
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Aircon servicing

Mr Cool was great when our a/c failed - we called into the shop in Lagoa, he followed us to the villa to have a look at the system, ordered a part from Lisbon and drove to the airport to collect it, from Portimao where he was working at the time, all to fix it before we went home!
by ceh
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Is Bella Napoli open?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Is Bella Napoli open?

Thanks - Helders was our fall-back position in December/January but it was also shut!
by ceh
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Is Bella Napoli open?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Is Bella Napoli open?

When we were in cvo in late December/early January, Bella Napoli near Rocha Brava was closed. Does anyone know if it has reopened? We arive in just over a week and usually head there on our first night for ease if we arrive early evening. Thanks