Quinta do Canal
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Quinta do Canal is set on the hills behind the charming village of Santa Barbara de Nexe, situated about 10 klm inland from Faro, this wonderful 3 bedroom villa enjoys panoramic views all the way down to the coast line.
This 3 bedroom villa is split into two levels; on the ground floor we find the kitchen, living room, cloak room and the dining room with sliding doors to the pool patio.
Taking the steps up to the first floor, we find a small living area with sofas and the 3 bedrooms; the master bedroom is spacious, with built in wardrobes and sliding doors to the private terrace, the bedroom is en-suite with bath.
The second bedroom is also en-suite with shower, built in wardrobes and a small private balcony.
The third bedroom has a single bed, wardrobe and a cot. This bedroom has usage of the third bathroom with shower, just outside the bedroom.
The pool patio is spacious and enjoys a mature garden.
The villa has automatic gates and a secure parking area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
All bookings are subject to confirmation.
Welcome pack can be provided, on request.
Cots and High chairs available, on request.
Car hire available, ask for a quote.
English-speaking representative available to answer any questions or assist you.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal.
The temperature will generally fluctuate between 15º C in winter and 31ºC in summer.
In winter it is very rare to have temperatures below 0 º C and with an average of 300 days of sun a year, it is pretty certain that you will get good weather during your holiday.
The Algarve is perhaps most famous for the beauty and variety of its beaches.
The Atlantic shoreline is about 200 km long and comprises wildlife preservation areas, quiet coves, dramatic red-rock cliffs and caves and many sandy beaches of all shapes and sizes. The Algarve has so many different beaches that it would be difficult to inform you of all them.
Santa Barbara de Nexe
Santa Barbara de Nexe is a small village a short distance from Faro, whilst a village it has all of the necessary amenities, Pharmacy, Bank, Church, post office, Restaurant, a couple of bars, petrol station, shops.
The growing number of tourist and foreign residents in the area created the need all these shops and services.
The privileged position of Santa Barbara de Nexe has placed it on one of the tips of the golden triangle, not to be consumed with the Bermuda triangle, completely different.
The golden triangle is the area between Quinta do Lago – Almancil – Quarteira, this have become the areas know for its abundance of luxury accommodation, gourmet restaurants and golf courses.
Santa Barbara’s privileged location, only 15klm away, allows you to have a reduced travel time.
Santa Barbara itself is within another triangle, between Faro-Loulé-São Bras de Alportel. Each of these cities plan their summer festivals independently each with it characteristic festival and its unique features.
Faro has the Sea food festival, Festival da Ria, every year for about 5 days, were you can eat the freshest seas food at a very cheap price.
The “semana Académica”, the university’s festival that last 7 days, with rocks concerts, pop music.
But here is a lot more to Faro than just festivals, you can visit the old part of town, were you can visit the old cathedral, or if you prefer just enjoy a cup of tea while watching life go by.
If you like shopping, you can miss the Algarve Forum; it has very good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. The central square of the Shopping is open air, so you get this felling of being outside, while still inside.
Loulé has several events trough out the season, jazz festival, the Mediterranean festival, with international music, foods and drinks, and the most impressive festival is “A Noite Branca” the white night, this event happens in several cities around the world, in different occasions.
The regional crafts fairs in different parts of the old town, will give you chance to find handmade unique things that you thought were not made any more.
Loulé has a great selection of shops, banks, restaurants and art galleries.
The recently renovated market place is where you should go in the morning to get all the fresh vegetable, fish and meat for your holidays.
Also very famous in Loulé area is the gypsy market, it takes places every Saturday morning and you can find all sorts of things.
Also famous for its carnival in February, Loulé also has a summer carnival for the holiday makers.
The town of São Bras de Alportel is a mixture of old and new, you can find the traditional Algarvian house all painted white with the small windows next to a recent house. In the old part of town you will find the cobbled streets criss-crossing each other, but, as you move away from the old part of town you find that all this fades away and the town starts to look more modern.
With a wide verity of choice in restaurants, bars and cafes, São Bras will give you plenty to choose from.
However, this town did not become famous for its bars and restaurants; it became famous for its micro climate, for its lush green vegetations and his amazing views.
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25 Nov 2012
"High quality, secluded accomodation within easy driving distance to many places of interest."
Tucked behind the quiet village of Santa Barbare de Nexe, Quinto do Canal was pretty much the ideal accomodation for us. While the hustle and bustle of holiday resorts can be just the ticket when you're in the mood for that sort of thing, my partner and I, along with our 14 and 15 year old children enjoy privacy and seclusion at the end of the day. This accomodation gave us the best of both worlds.
A car is essential due to it's being located fairly high in the hills behind Santa Barbara de Nexe - the 5 minute drive into the village would probably translate to a 20 - 30 minute walk. The quality of the roads left a bit to be desired as well - they were more like pitted dust tracks with protruding large rocks and they are narrow to the point where your hire car will suffer a few scuffs from bushes etc. over the course of your holiday. A po-faced car hire company rep at the airport demanded 150 Euros from me when I returned the car as I had been "driving it off-road"! Needless to say, his cheque is in the post.
But back to the accomodation itself. In my opinion, the pictures of it on the web site don't do it justice. We had fairly high expectations of it when we booked and the place itself was actually bigger and nicer than we had anticipated. The view from the terrace was superb, especially at twilight. We spent a lot of time by the pool and barbecuing dinner. The rooms are large, well equipped and very comfortable. The location is secluded without feeling isolated and is within easy driving distance of dozens of other towns and villages throughout the Algarve.
We had a couple of instances where the water supply failed, but Daniel the rep was on hand quickly to put this right - he couldn't have been more helpful.
The place would definitely benefit from a wireless router giving access to Broadband, but that's about as close a criticism of Quinto do Canal as I can come. We thoroughly enjoyed being there and thought it was pretty good value for money. Ironically, on the day we were leaving, they started resurfacing the roads up the hillside. I must let the car hire company know that.
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