‘Little village’ life awaits you at Lava Homes.

Hidden away on the tranquil northeast coast, you’ll find one of Pico’s most-popular ‘pequena vilas’. This ‘little village’ was built in the summer of 2015 – the inspiration came from two tumbledown farmhouses overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the small hamlet of Terra Alta. These abandoned shells were rebuilt from the ground up, combining the traditional lavastone exteriors which are common to rural Pico, with comfortable, contemporary interiors more in keeping with modern 21st century living.

There are now fourteen self-catering cottages in total: three are one-bedroom, eight two-bedroom, and three larger three-bedroom family cottages. All fourteen properties embrace open-plan living, with the spacious and well-equipped kitchen/diners, and sun terraces (of various sizes) where you can enjoy alfresco breakfasts and long, lingering sunsets.

There’s also a shared, heated outdoor swimming pool, a yoga room and a small grocery shop. Thanks to its secluded location, we recommend including a hire car – to allow you to shop for items not offered at the small onsite shop and to explore the wider island. The option is close by if you’d prefer not to cook: the nearby Magma restaurant was the final piece in the Lava Homes jigsaw to be added – it’s open daily for lunch and dinner.







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