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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Quintassential is an idyllic family holiday home offering the tranquillity of a rural setting which is still central to amenities and local attractions. The Quintassential is located 2 kms north of the market town of Loule perched on a hilltop with magnifcient coastal views from Faro through to Portimao. An oasis of peace and tranquility, this is just the place to relax and recharge the batteries. The property is completely fenced and accessed via electric gates making this an ideal location for a family holiday as too the pool area is gated. There is also free Wi-Fi Internet access with hotspots available within the Quintassential grounds. The Quintassential also has the Alojamento Local Rental License as required by Portuguese Law.

The property is divided into 4 separate, self-contained units: the Orange Cottage a large two bedroom rustic apartment cottage with its huge south-facing private terrace, two newer one 1 bedroom apartment cottages and our rustic one bedroom cottage that boasts many original features dating back to the 19th century such as the bread oven & stone sink . The owners live in an attached cottage and are to hand should you require any help but will never infringe on your privacy.

The Quintassential accommodations are available to book individually (no group bookings allowed) & are designed and furnished to a high standard, each offering space and comfort and each with its own private terrace overlooking the gardens and the magnificent sea views beyond. Each apartment cottage has its own brick BBQ and private entrance. The Quintassential is completely fenced and accessed via electric gates. The pool area is also gated for added safety.

The apartment cottages are ideal for those just looking for peace and tranquillity in a home from home environment and offers space, privacy and convenience of separate accommodations whilst sharing the outdoor facilities. Children love exploring the grounds and The Quintassential now has the added benefit of a children's play area next to an orange grove, all in a safe environment. Loule is a 15 minute walk from the Quintassential and a mere 2 minute drive. There are an abundance of excellent restaurants within the local area and a superb bar/restaurant 2 minute drive from the Quintassential. The beautiful beaches at Vilamoura, Quarteira and Vale do Lobo are less than a 10 minutes drive from the Quintassential. All in all, this is a true oasis. Look at our website testimonials to see what our guests really think.

Try the Quintassential during the winter months when you can experience the real Algarve and our All Inclusive Winter Offers that include heating, pool heating and a Group B hire from just £395.00 GBP.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Quarteira or Vale do Lobo 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro International Airport 17 km, Nearest railway: Loule/Almancil 7 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

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Orange Cottage is the largest of the apartment cottages at Quintassential, a large 2 bedroom rustic cottage decorated in typical Algarvian décor of white washed walls & with a new fully fitted modern kitchen including an electric oven, vitro ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, filter coffee machine, hand held electric blender & toaster.

The Lounge/diner is tastefully decorated and has a comfy leather three piece suite, 36 inch widescreen TV, Satellite TV (free to view channels), DVD (small selection of DVD's available) & radio/CD player (guests to bring own CDs), a selection of books, puzzles, chess set, playing cards & the Orange Cottage boasts an original 19th century fireplace that now houses the wood-burning stove. This is a beautiful feature during the cooler winter months making the cottage very cosy. During the winter months this accommodation has 24/7 heating. Double doors lead on to the very large private terrace with it's own table & chairs, brick BBQ area & reclining chairs.

The bathroom has a new double walk-in shower, washbasin, WC, bidet & sloping wooden ceiling. The Orange Cottage bedrooms consist of 1 double bed & 1 twin bed both with sloping wooden ceilings. There is also a digital security safe in the cottage.

The Orange Cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 adults & 1 infant (cot)

Further details outdoors:

All the accommodations have their own private south-facing terraces with brick built BBQ's for al-fresco dining, tables, chairs, parasols and reclining chairs. There is a large pool terrace, heated from 1st October until 30th November and again 1st March until 30th April at no extra cost and a free standing hot tub jacuzzi for guest use. There are over an acre of garden to explore and enjoy the views with many fruit trees. There is also a children's play area set alongside an orange grove and an outdoor games area with a professional size Cornellieu table tennis table and 12ft trampoline. All the accommodations have their own allocated parking space within the gated private complex, one parking space per accommodation

All the accommodations have a wide range of UK reading books and board games and all the bedrooms have fans.. On arrival the owners will meet you and awaiting your arrival will be a welcome hamper in your accommodation compliments of the house for guests staying a week or longer. For all the adult guests, bathrobes are provided for use during their stay, pool towels are provided to use only at the Quintassential, and the apartment cottages have hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Guests will need to bring their own beach towels or these can be hired from us.

The Quintassential Cottages are non-smoking cottages and car hire is essential.

Prices from 1st November until 31st March include heating. The Orange Cottage has 4 eco wall heaters & a wood burning stove providing you with 24/7 heating.

The pool is heated during the cooler months from 1st October until 30th November and again 1st March until 30th April and the is no additional charge for heating the pool. Should you wish the pool to be heated outside of these dates, please enquire regarding the weekly rate.

Further details outdoors

The Quintassential is blessed with panoramic seaviews and spectacular countryside views, just what you need for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The gardens at Quintassential are marvellous with many bushes, plants and fruit trees, along with quiet areas to relax and absorb the views. For those who are interested in birdlife, the gardens are a haven for migrating birds during spring and autumn. The Quintassential also has popular bird watching tours during spring and autumn, please ask for further information.

The Quintassential has a large pool area, the pool measures 10 x 5 m and sun loungers, and parasols etc are provided for the use of the guests. The Quintassential now also boasts at the pool area its own hot tub spa Jacuzzi for guest use. The pool is heated during the cooler months from 1st October until 30th November and 1st March until 30th April and the is no additional charge for heating the pool.

There is also the added benefit of children's play area and a seating area close by so that the grown-ups can enjoy the views. There is also an outdoor games area with a professional size Cornellieu table tennis table and 12 ft trampoline .

We do everything possible to ensure that families with children have a holiday that is both fun and relaxing. With children of our own we know how important it is to keep kids happy and entertained on holiday, within a safe and secure environment. The Quintassential is totally fenced and accessed via electric gates, so a very safe place. There is a lot of space for children to play and to discover nature, play with our children loving dogs, we have three dogs and one old cat in total, one minature pig and 5 hens.

The apartment cottages are all separated from the pool area, the pool area is enclosed and gated to give parents of toddlers that extra piece of mind.

We have a children's play area available designed for little ones situated on a large lawned area alongside an orange grove. There is a slide, swings, seesaw, playhouse etc, this area adds an exciting dimension for all the visiting children and keeps them occupied for hours. There is also a seating area for adults to relax, unwind and top up their tans.

For babies we have baby paddling pools to use on our pool terrace or your accommodations private terrace

We do not charge for children under the age of 2 and can provide a range of equipment for babies and toddlers free of charge, meaning you can travel lighter! The following equipment can be made available to all our guests on request:

* Large Travel Cot with linen and comfy mattresses - three available

* Mamas and Papas Moses Basket with linen - for babies up to 6-8 weeks of age - one available

* High chair - two available

* Baby Ergo 2 stage bath with towels - two available

* Chicco Reclining chair (up to 3 months) with attachable activity toy - one available

* Bouncy chair (up to 6 months) one available

* Floor activity centre (up to 6 months) - one available

* Galt Baby Nest – birth to 6 months – one available

* Feeding equipment - children's cutlery, bowls, cups etc - each accommodation has a selection

* Chicco electric bottle steriliser - one available

* Microwave bottle steriliser – one available

* Lindam Playpen (up to 12 months) - one available - only for use in the Orange Cottage

* Hand blender - each cottage has one available

* Changing mat - three available

* Potty - three available

* Toilet Seat and child step - one available

* Toilet Seat – one available

* Bumbo Seat – one available – 6 to 12 months

* Baby Paddling pool (up to 12 months) - one available

* Baby Paddling pool with sun cover (12 to 18 months) – one available

* Inflatable baby sit in pool floats (12 – 18 months) - two available

* Baby Dan Bed Guard (for use with Orange Cottage twin bed) - two available

* Fisher Price Baby Intercom listening system – one available

* Portable High Chair for restaurant use – one available

* Beach Parasol - each accommodation has at least two

* Satellite TV (CBeebies!) - Lemon, Carob and Orange Cottages have Satellite TV

* Small selection of videos and DVD's - each accommodation has some

* Small box of toys (from 6 to 18 months of age) - two available

* V-Tech First Steps baby walker – one available

We are also pleased to the provisional of a baby welcome pack and also the services of a baby-sitting / child minding services. For further information, please refer to our website.

We are also pleased to be able to provide BABY WELCOME PACKS. The Quintassential would like to give you the opportunity to make your holiday with small children run as smoothly as possible.

The exclusive Baby Welcome Pack service is designed to reduce the stress of traveling with young children, reduce the amount of extra luggage needed and eliminate the difficulty of searching for familiar baby products in another country. The Welcome Pack will be awaiting your arrival in your accommodation here at the Quintassential if requested.

For further information regarding which products are available, please refer to our website.

Further details

Arrival Day - Flexible

To secure a booking - 30% non-refundable deposit is required and the balance payable six weeks prior to arrival along with a returnable damages deposit of £300.00 GBP. Payments can be made by bank transfer into a UK bank account or by credit card/paypal.

The Algarve region

The Quintassential is located 2kms north of the market town of Loule in the Central Algarve. The central location is ideal for those wishing to explore the Algarve with the coast just 10 minutes drive away and so too the many worlkd famous golf courses. Spain can be reached with a 35 minute drive and in the opposite directoin the western Algarve can be reached within a 45 minute drive.

The town of Loule has everyone one would want from a holiday, the famous gypsy Saturday market, the famous daily fish, vegetable and meat market, an abudance of excellent eateries, cafes, supermarkets, a variety of shops, Loule being the best for shoes in the Algarve and also many places of interest, such as the church and churches.


The Quintassential has the added benefit of being only a 2 minute walk from the fantastic L'Auberge restaurant and bar and within a 15 minue walk there are another 3 fine restaurants to discover excellent Portuguese Cusine.

For those not wishing to leave the Quintassential, we are also pleased to announce our agreement with a local dinner company, delivery of three course meals to your accommodation.

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26 Sep 2013


"Lovely Place - Hard to Leave"

The location of the Quintassential is beautiful with commanding views right down to the coast. We stayed in Orange Cottage, as our 1st choice (Casa De Forno) was unavailable. It was very spacious for 2 people, particularly the lovely terrace looking onto the garden. The comfy sofa and chairs and coffee table were a nice addition to outside living. The pool area was exceptionally attractive, clean and well maintained and we had it to ourselves most of the time. I loved wandering around the many pathways in the gorgeous Mediterranean style garden, checking out all the different trees and shrubs. And finally I don't think I've ever played table tennis in such stunning surroundings.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Orange Cottage, it was a pleasure to be able to welcome you both to the Quintassential. Many thanks for taking the time to let others know about your stay with us. We look forward to being able to welcome you both back to the Quintassential some time in the future and we hope that retirement is not taking too long to get used to. With kindest regards to you both.

9 Jun 2013


"Beautiful, peaceful, heaven . . ."

Stunning views, homely cottage, the most helpful hosts, the sweetest dogs; a place where, for the first time this year, we actually managed to completely relax. Our daughter has complicated medical needs but we felt safe, the sun shone and she blossomed. Loved it so much, we are planning a return for the same time next year!

19 Apr 2013


"A large piece of heaven"

this is our 7th or 8th visit to this lovely place we have also stayed in the lemon apartment,a really lovely place to stay.It is so peaceful there.Rosa& Mick are lovely people always there if we need … More

23 Mar 2013



Stayed for a weeks cycling in March, superb location for cyclists - and the slight hill on the driveway to the Quinta is a good burst at the end of the ride... we stayed in "Orange" which is a great place with really good facilities both inside and out on the terrace. We will go again!! Thank You to our wonderful hosts!! Mick and Rosa.

1 Nov 2011


"A little piece of Portuguese heaven!"

Fantastic accommodation, close to Faro airport in a glorious setting. The owners live on site and are the perfect hosts.

We just didn't want to leave and have booked to return next year!

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