Quinta do Jardim
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This 3 bedroomed house has been cleverly refurbished to offer the guest contemporary comfort, whilst retaining many of its original features. The thick walls keep the house cool in summer and the spacious veranda is perfect for al fresco dining.
The farmhouse is the perfect retreat for those looking for seclusion, whilst not being too far from the restaurants and attractions of the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fuseta 20 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
From the large parking area, a few steps lead down to the spacious covered veranda with its BBQ, wooden dining table and seating for 6. The living room, with its high raked bamboo ceiling and thick stone walls is cool in summer and cosy in winter with lovely wicker furniture, comfy sofas and a woodburning stove for chilly evenings. Steps lead down to the Master Bedroom which has a door onto the veranda and pretty traditional Portugese furniture. The lovely en-suite is contemporary with handmade tiles, shower cubicle with non-slip tiles, and a round stone basin. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, also with traditional furniture, a large wardrobe and a door onto the terrace, and Bedroom 3 is adorable with twin beds and kilims on the terracotta tiles. These 2 bedrooms share the family bathroom which is light and airy with handmade tiles, bath with shower over and a ceramic sink set into the original stone surround. The splendid dining room has an oak refectory table, antique dresser and seating for 6 and the well equipped kitchen has terracotta tiled floors with the original stone sink and worksurface.
|Further details outdoors|
Reached via a pretty lane from the tiny hamlet of Sao Romao, Quinta do Jardim is a charming converted farmhouse set in naturally secluded lawned and landscaped gardens surrounded by the lush herb covered hills of the Central Algarve. The spacious shaded veranda with wooden refectory table is perfect for al fresco dining. Pretty woodland paths lead to the beautifully tiled private full size pool, with handy poolside shower, which is bordered by extensive terraces with ample outdoor furniture, umbrellas and loungers. A perfect setting for morning coffee or early evening drinks.
Sunday changeover - although this can be flexible in the quieter months. Included is a welcome pack. 20% deposit is taken at time of booking with the balance paid 6 weeks before arrival.
Included in the cost is a welcome pack of local produce. Beds are made up for arrival and house and pool towels are provided. The housekeeper comes in mid-week.
The Algarve region
Quinta do Jardim nestles on a lush, herb covered hillside between the coast and the mountains near to the market towns of Loule and Sao Bras de Alportel.
This is the secret heart of the Algarve where wild almond, fig and pomegranate trees grow around villages whose simple charms and whitewashed houses give the feeling of having stepped back in time.
There are numerous small towns and fishing villages on the coast between Faro and the Spanish border – particularly worth visiting is Olhao, which is renowned for its fish market and numerous seafood restaurants, and the elegant town of Tavira with its roman bridge spanning the water and riverside restaurants.
There is lots of water parks and entertainment for children – the Waterslide Park at Quarteira and the very popular Zoomarine at Guia which is close to Albufeira, where there are dolphin displays, seals and sea lions and fascinating tropical birds.
The Farmhouse is close to the pretty town of Loule with its Medieval castle and historic centre, much of which has retained its original charm.
The narrow alleys of the old town are full of potters, saddlers and coppersmiths and a covered market selling seafood, fruits and vegetables alongside locally made pottery. On Saturday's the town is vibrant with its market spilling into the surrounding streets and alleyways. A great opportunity to buy sardines, dried fruit and local game. There is a large Continente supermarket – Portugal's answer to Sainsburys! Most supermarkets are open Monday to Saturday (9am to 10pm) and until 1pm on Sundays. Nearby Sao Bras has an Intermarche supermarket (that also sells newspapers and caters for English taste) and a farmers market on Saturdays where you can buy fruit, vegetables and seafood. Nearby Sao Ramao has an excellent local cafe/bar & restaurant. Worth exploring is a local beauty spot - Fonte Ferrea - which is as yet to be discovered by tourists. This is an oasis of calm with its picnic area, fresh water springs, cafe, cork and eucalyptus trees.
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