Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Quinta Branca is a restored Algarve Holiday traditional characterful and rustic farmhouse with an adjacent cottage that sleeps up to 12 people. Parts of it dating back to 1850. The villa and cottage are secluded with a walled 2 hectare garden. The house is suitable for large families or a large group of friends. Special birthdays and, wedding anniversaries have also been celebrated in the grounds of Quinta Branca. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy, the pool, the games room, the BBQ and the local village that has a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants for all ages.
Close to the main house and bbq is a heated (optional) pool of generous proportions with spacious poolside relaxing areas either in the sun or shade, completely private. Mature palms are sprinkled around giving a very exotic holiday feel.
Near to the bbq and pool is a detached games room where young and old can play pool on a pub sized table, table football and table tennis, sofa and chairs . Youngsters and oldsters have their own place to relax.
.Quinta Branca villa farmhouse is 600 meters from Santa Barbara de Nexe it is connected directly via a tarmac road or by an ancient donkey track which is accessible by foot and most tranquil and nostalgic. From the south side of the houses you have a panoramic view of the coastline east to the Gulf of Cadiz then over Faro city and nature reserve and west to the Atlantic.
Beaches such as Trafal and Vale do Lobo are a 15min drive and these have many attractions and facilities. St. Barbara is a bustling Algarve village which serves the surrounding area. The village has a bank, post office newsagent , chemist, dentist , international doctors surgery, delicious bakery,,mini market and a healthy number of restaurants and bars. The village is 8 miles from Faro airport a car is recommended and Quinta Branca has parking for 8 plus cars.
. Quinta Branca is ideal for 3 families or friends to share a large space together for a special holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Faro beach 11 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Faro 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Quinta Branca has many areas to sit ,relax and enjoy the warmth, shade and sunshine.
To the front is a large dining area with far reaching views southwards to the coastline, and a shaded area beside it to lounge and read a book.The area is covered by bourganvilla and 'lady of the night' which
boosts a beautiful aroma at dusk, there is a lucious lemon tree close by, which has succulent lemons growing for your gin and tonics.
A large BBQ area with dining area beside the pool for the evenings gatherings, a social place to enjoy each others company.
The large area around the pool side has 12 loungers, a huge palm tree for shade to relax away from the midday sun.
The house manager is on hand to help with anything you need.
The Algarve region
The Algarve has a variable climate. During the summer months it can reach into the 40's, autumn time up to Christmas is generally beautiful blue skies and cool evenings, our hot wood burning stove will keep you cosy in the evenings.
The area has great variety of cheeses, local fish and tasty pastries.made from the local almond and carob.
Close by is Estoi Palace, Loule, Faro, Tavira all interesting places to visit.
Santa Barbara de Nexe
Loule has many festivities throughout the year, Halloween was celebrated with a procession of floats, Loule has an interesting market built in a Moorish style, very striking.
Olihao has a busy market of fresh fish, cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables, some good cafes and ice cream parlour.