The pool and sun bed area is a fit home for most of the day’s (in)action.
All bedrooms are accessed from the terraces, and breakfast in the cool of the morning, lunch under an awning offering shade from lunchtime heat, and intimate (or social!) dinners under the stars are all taken in these areas.
It is a short hop up a few steps to the upper pool surround and this terrace is used for cooling, seating and lounging. Half the perimeter is lined with lush greenery and mature trees at the base of a wild and luscious hillock, and half is dedicated to the Casa’s extra wide (actually four feet, or well over one metre, wide) sun beds.
These were originally used as the beds of ancient oxcarts and are made from metal banded teak. Now, topped with a foam mattress and a pillow, and taking three strong men to lift each one, they are regularly acclaimed as the “best sunbeds ever”. An adaptable and clever sunshade mechanism covers each sunbed here to the exact extent you need.
The Host’s Suite and Sunshine Room also have more private garden areas, where their dedicated sunbeds, to the same design, are situated, and usually offer a little more shade when needed.
The pool itself is 12m long x 4m wide, and is a flat 1.37m (4′ 6″) deep. entered by 4m wide terraced steps. Casa Susegad and its staff take pride in the quality of the pool water and the sides and base are cleaned every day in the early morning with the inevitable floating leaf litter also being removed.
The whole area evokes a feeling of being in a jungle clearing, but with the added advantage of a well stocked bar just off to one corner of the pool!
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