Lemon & Carob Cottage
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The Quintassential Algarve Self Catering Apartment cottages are 4 self catering couples/baby/family/over 50's friendly apartment cottages, 1200 feet above sea level in the Central Algarve all with sea views & equipped, furnished & decorated to very high standards & 15 minutes from the airport.
The accommodations are open all year round so that guests can enjoy the 3000 hours of sunshine the Algarve has to offer. We understand that with low cost airlines it may be better to travel on days other than Sunday or Thursday, so we are flexible with our arrival and departure days.
The apartment cottages are let individually with no group bookings accepted ensuring all our guests have a relaxing break in peace and tranquility. There is a large pool, heated during the winter months and a freestanding hot tub spa jacuzzi. The Lemon & Carob each sleep 2 adults & 1 small child in each & have gas central heating (with set heating times) during the winter months.
The Quintassential occupies an acre of hilltop, totally fenced and accessed via electric gates in breathtaking Algarvian countryside in the centre of the sunny Algarve in total peace & tranquillity 15 minutes from Faro International Airport & the coast and overlooking the market town of Loulé. There are spectacular panoramic sea views from Faro to Portimao. Parts of the Quintassential date back to mid 19th Century and are divided up into four cottages, one large two bedroom apartment cottage, Orange Cottage, two newer one bedroom apartment cottages, Lemon & Carob Cottage and a rustic one bedroom duplex cottage, Casa do Forno Cottage. All have their own separate entrances, own kitchens, private south-facing sun terraces and BBQ areas. All accommodations have been furnished to a very high standard. The owners of the Quintassential occupy the fifth accommodation and are to hand should you require any help, but their promise to their guests is that they will never infringe on your privacy.
The Quintassential also has the added benefit of free Wi-Fi Internet access for guest use with hotspots within the Quintassenital grounds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Quarteira or Vale do Lobo 7 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The Lemon & Carob Cottages are the newer of the apartment cottages available, light and airy 1 bedroom cottages with a large bedroom with a double bed in each accommodation, digital security safe, 21 inch TV with DVD player & patio doors leading on to the sun terrace. The bedrooms are large enough to also accommodate a single sofa chair bed or a travel cot too. The bathrooms have a shower, washbasin with vanity units under, WC, bidet and shaver point.
The spacious lounge/diner are decorated tastefully and have large comfy leather sofa, 32 inch LCD TV, Satellite TV (UK free to view channels), DVD player (small selection of DVD's), radio/CD player (guests to bring own CDs), puzzles, chess set, playing cards, Domino set and patio doors leading onto a private terrace with tables and chairs, brick BBQ and reclining chairs. The Lemon Cottage has the added benefit of it's own lemon tree on the terrace to give you added natural shade. The Carob Cottage is the sunniest of all the accomodations available and has a pergola during the summer months on the terrace providing additional shade.
The modern kitchenette comprise of fridge with freezer compartment, combi microwave oven, electric kettle, coffee filter machine, hand held electric blender, toaster and electric hob.
The Lemon & Carob Cottage sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 1 small child and this cottage has the added benefit of gas central heating for the cooler winter months provided with set heating times. This is already included in the price. Full details of heating times will be provided at the time of enquiry.
The Extras We Provide - 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. Full details provided at the time of enquiry regarding the heating times.
The Lemon Cottage is one of two idential accommodations available at the Quintassential, the other being the Carob Cottage and immediately adjacent. The Casa do Forno Cottage is a rustic cottage and not suitable for children or for people with walking difficulties due to the rustic stairs.
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 grounds are 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, one old cat and two minature pigs in total. During the spring of 2012 there will also be some hens.
The family friendly accommodations 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 3 months - 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 – 12 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 one
* 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
Our accommodations are available to rent separately. No Group Bookings Allowed or accepted.
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.
For further information regarding which products are available, please refer to our website.
We can also arrange a baby sitting service with qualified registered child minders or should you wish our child minder to entertain your children for the day whilst you go out sightseeing, this is also available.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside The Quintassential is blessed with panoramic sea views and spectacular countryside views, just what you need for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The mature gardens at Quintassential are marvellous with many bushes, plants and fruit trees, along with quiet areas to relax and absorb the views. When the fruit trees are in season, the owners come round with freshly picked fruit – they are delicious.
The Quintassential has a large heated pool area, the pool measures 10 x 5 m and sun loungers, parasols etc are provided for the use of the guests. The Quintassential now also boasts on the pool terrace its own outdoor hot tub spa Jacuzzi for guest use, a wonderful way to get rid of those aches and pains. The pool is heated during the cooler months from 1st October until 30th November & from 1st March until 30th April and there is no additional charge for heating the pool.
We also have a children's play area with swings, slide, see-saw, children's play house all set alongside an orange grove. For those of you who are a little more energetic, there is also an outdoor games area with a professional size table tennis table, table football and an exercise bike available for guest use. There is also a pool table and 12ft trampoline.
The Lemon & Carob Cottage accommodates a maximum of two adults and one small child. Prices quoted are based on a two person occupation. We do not charge for children under the age of 2. Should a third person wish to occupy the accommodation, there is an additional charge of £75.00 GBP per week.
Prices from 1st October 30th November & 1st March until 30th April include pool heating. For those wishing to have the pool heated outside of these dates, please enquire regarding weekly price
Prices from 1st November until 31st March include gas central heating with set heating times. Full details of heating times will be provided at the time of enquiry.
To secure a booking a 30% non-refundable deposit is required and the balance is payable six weeks prior to arrival. Payments can be made by bank transfer into a UK bank account or by credit card using Paypal.
Please always check your junk mail folder to check for our reply email to your enquiry.
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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27 Aug 2014
"A peaceful retreat within easy reach of beaches, shopping and restaurants"
We returned to The Quintassential for a well needed relaxing summer break. And as usual it didn't disappoint. Beautiful views, wonderful cottage, delightful owners and a great pool and hot-tub gave us all we required.
Just a few couple of kilometres outside of Loulé, perched on a hill top above this delightful market town, beaches are a short drive away as is shopping, water parks and, of course, a wide variety of great restaurants.
Highly, HIGHLY recommended.
14 Apr 2014
"Lovely self-catering cottages in the quintessential Algarve"
The Quintassential is an outstandingly lovely base for a self-catering holiday if you want a base in the real Algarve, away from the coastal resort strip. It is a development of only four cottages, based on an old farmhouse, set in its own beautiful gardens at an altitude of about 250 metres, a couple of kilometres north of the market town of Loule. The cottages are clean, well maintained and well equipped; all face south with splendid views over the garden and towards the coast and each has a semi-private sitting-out area. There is a generous-sized pool, kept in immaculate condition, a hot-tub, and a childrens' play area (conveniently out of direct sight from the cottages!). The owners, Rosa and Mick, live on site and are available most of the time for advice and ideas; they are delightful people, and go out of their way to make you feel you are staying with friends. The Quintassential is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful (and surprisingly thinly populated) countryside of the Algarve, and also has easy access to the coast, with the advantage that you are guaranteed a quiet evening and night on returning from your day's explorations. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your stay here at The Quintassential. It was an absolulte pleasure to welcome you both back to the Quintassential. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you explored our beautiful surroundings. We hope to be able to welcome you both back to the Quintassential in the not too distant future, hopefully not leaving it another six years to return. All the best to you both from us all at The Quintassential.
21 Nov 2013
As usual a fantastic holiday at these cottages, warm welcome as always from Rosa and Mike, booked again for next year I think that says it all!
Thank you once more for taking the time to let others know about your stay here at The Quintassential. It is always a pleasure to welcome you both back to the Quintassential, we all look forward to it and so do our four legged members of the family, especially Alfie. Following your last visit he kept looking for you and waiting by the Carob Cottage door!!! He was a little down in the dumps for a few days. Looking forward to welcoming you back for you 24th and 25th return visits next May and September, that's if we can not tempt you back sooner.
18 Oct 2013
"Another visitor that has not yet received there "returnable deposit" 2 months later"
The place is exactly as advertised very quaint , no problems at all except for not returning the deposit which is disappointing ,no one answers mobile or landline and the last response was a month ago… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay here at the Quintassential. May I just highlight events as they factually occured so that people have all the facts.
Firstly and most importantly I do believe from our bank that you are now in safe receipt of your damages deposit in full, but as yet, I am yet to hear from you to confirm this as requested earlier this week. The funds were received in your account on Monday 21st October 2013, your review received date, Friday 25th October 2013.
On your departure date of 19th August 2013, we asked for you to forward your account details which we only received from you on 21st September 2013. The transfer was completed on the 27th September 2013, the date of our next bank run which we complete on a Friday, however, looking back through our records and this confirmed by our bank, an error was made by us where we entered one digit incorrectly, alas the funds not reaching your account but someone elses. As already relayed to you in a private email, we assume complete responsibility for the human input error and have apologised for the inconvenience this has caused you. Your next contact with us informing us that you had not received the funds was on the evening of 19th October 2013 and we contacted our bank immediately upon our return to the Quintassential (we were away from the Algarve at the time) on Monday 21st October 2013 and the matter was rectified immediately. I emailed you back to inform you of the situation and have been assured by our bank that you are in receipt of the funds. I also asked you to confirm safe receipt, for which I am still awaiting a reply to date the 25th October 2013. At no point have we received a missed call from you that we are aware of as we keep our guest numbers on our mobile and landline which flags up immediately. If there was no answer from calls as you say, why did you not text as you can set your settings to show confirmation of receipt of text messages?
Once again, our sincere apologies for the manual input error that was made, we are only human and I hope this error never happens again and it was a shame it happened at all, but once we received notification from you of the non receipt of funds, it was acted upon immediately on the next working day (Monday) and within 6 working hours the funds were in your account. With the time lapses between your communication, we were unable to do anymore any quicker.
10 Sep 2013
"Lovely place to stay but poor customer service"
If you're looking for a nice and relaxing holiday with your baby, this is a place to go to. Its rural location in the Algarvian countryside makes it also a perfect 'getaway' holiday. Th… More
Many thanks Peter for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to the Quintassential.
I am a little confused as to your final comment as when you left the accommodation as we do with all our guests, we ask for guests to confirm which bank account they would like their funds returned to or if they would like it returned via PayPal. You never sent us any details and we infact we had to chase you up so that we could close our books for the month of July. I am also confused by you saying that we did not answer you calls, we are not aware that you had tried to contact us. What is even more confusing is that I am also in receipt from you confirming your receipt of the returnable damages deposit in full, so your comments are somewhat confusing. I totally agree with you that things like this should not happen, but unfortunately if guests do not provide us with the information required, we are unable to return the deposit.
Once again, many thanks for taking the time to review your stay, but the final comment quite frankly is invalid when we have done everything once we had the information to do so.
16 Jun 2013
"Great cottage in a beautiful setting"
Lovely cottage with sunny terrace, beautiful gardens, and pretty much everything you might need to keep a toddler entertained. As a result, a perfect holiday for the adults too!
7 Jun 2013
Another wonderful holiday at the Quintassential, A great welcome from Rosa, Mick, Sophie and all the animals. If you want a lovely break in fantastic surroundings, look no further, they also cater for babies and children. Unfortunately Malcolm was ill, again!!, and had to spend some time at the local clinic, but they were marvellous, although he had to spend 3 hours on a drip, it wasn't too much trouble for Rosa to come and find out if we were ok, can't be more appreciative of a fantastic hostess. They have promised to book Malcolm into the clinic again next September as he always seems to have to go there every year!!! Thanks Rosa and Mick
20 Oct 2012
As usual this holiday rental did not disappoint, we are always made welcome by Rosa, Mick and Sophie Gulliver and Alfie, Max and Indie (the dogs) are always glad to see us. The accommodation is superb, the welcome basket is as always very welcome when you arrive in the evening, Rosa will also offer to get in a take away meal if wanted, but all we want when we arrive is to sit on the patio with a very large glass of wine and watch the sunset.
Many thanks for taking the time to comment regarding your stay here at the Quintassential.
It is always a pleasure to welcome you both to the Quintassential and I know that one of our dogs especially can't wait for you to come back. Thankfully you do return to the Quintassential twice a year so our dog(s) get to enjoy your company. Our pigs also like your visit as they get little treats!
You can always guarantee a nice chilled glass of Rose is awaiting your arrival and also the other little extras we provide in our welcome hamper.
We look forward to welcoming you both back again in 2013 for your 22nd and 23rd return stay here, May 2012 can not come quick enough. Guests like yourselves (who have become our friends) are the reason why we love doing what we do.
29 Jun 2012
"Fantastic holiday, lovely place, lovely people"
Where do you start!! Accomodation lovely, everything you need is there, excellent facilities for children / babies plus anything you might need the owners can provide e.g. highchairs and pottys etc. … More
26 Oct 2011
"A very special place"
Since Quintassential opened I and my husband, like so many other guests, have returned each year drawn back by the comfort and charm of these delightful cottages and their glorious position. The care and attention to detail is second to none and coupled to the welcome and helpfulness of the owners ,always there but never overly intrusive ,makes this a very special place to stay.
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