Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
There are 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, and a good sized shower and toilet on the upper floor level. On the ground level we have one bedroom, which opens onto the terrace and gorgeous view, an open lounge/dining area that also opens onto the terrace.The kitchen is small but well equipped. There is a separate laundry room alongside a shower-room and toilet and storage rooms for poolside beds, tables, umbrellas as required. The pool and garden are maintained all the year round.
We have retained traditional Portuguese features - stone walls, wooden ceilings and beams, wood burning stove and terracotta tiled floors. All rooms are well furnished and there is central heating in all rooms. Each bedroom has 2 single beds that can be zipped together to make 3 super king size beds and all rooms have portable fans for the summer weather. All bed linen, towels and bath robes are provided. There is a sofa bed and 2 fold away beds for extra visitors - we have had 9 people staying! We have a well stocked bookcase where you can help yourself to your holiday reading and a selection of family games. We leave some of our own items in the house and food basics in the kitchen - just make yourself at home. We have satellite TV with some UK channels and a DVD player.
We aim to have a "home from home" destination for holiday or "escape from it all" longer lets as required - please contact us if you would wish a longer and/or winter let. We are 20 minutes from Faro, about 5 minutes drive from Sao Bras d'Alportel, 10 minutes drive from Loule, with a café bar/restaurant and small shop at the end of our road – a 5 minute walk. The cafe owners are Portugese and speak perfect english, and being local, are very helpful in providing all the information you may need - as well as local food and drink suggestions!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Faro or Ancao|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 20 km, Nearest railway: Loule|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
Mature gardens and 2 terrace levels - one at the house and the other at the pool. Further garden area on a lower level again for complete privacy. Orange and lemon trees provide ample fruit depending on the time of year.
A welcome pack can be organised on arrival when you pick up the keys,
All the basics you may need eg. salt, pepper, tea, coffee etc can be used and you can replace items as you see fit.
Maid service and cleaning is provided once a week when linen and towels are changed, and more can be arranged at an extra charge of £6 per hour.
English speaking cafe owners available to answer queries and we will provide contact details in case of emergency.
Gardener and pool cleaner attend once or twice a week.
The Algarve region
The coastal towns of the eastern Algarve are ‘real’ towns, far more under-developed than those in the Central and Western area of the Algarve. If you are after a more relaxed style of holiday, away from the hordes of tourists and water parks, then the Eastern Algarve may be the place for you.
Further inland, the area is completely undeveloped. Small rustic villages nestle in the remote countryside. You’ll find the local inhabitants going about their daily business, the same today as they did many generations before.
Sao Bras de Alportel
The town of Sao Bras de Alportel is quiet and peaceful and is around 20 km north of Faro. It was once an affluent town in the days when it was the busy cork producing capital of Portugal. Today life is more tranquil, but you can still see around you the trappings of wealth in some of the larger houses, with intricate stonework and decorated in tiles.
If you’re looking for a simple existence along side the traditional white houses, narrow cobbled streets and the remaining local craftsmen, it may be a good choice for your Algarve holiday this year. It is more suited to those of you who want to get away from it all and disappear back in time, in a traditional Algarve village. If you like walking, eating good food and want a bit of history, then you’ll like the place. If you want more from your holiday, as long as you have a car, then rest of the Algarve is waiting for you.
Many people come to this part of the Algarve for walking tours and holidays. Basing yourself in São Brás, or Sao Romao, you are ideally positioned for walking in the Barrocal region. This region consists of the plains, which lie between the Atlantic Ocean and the hills to the north. It is a barren region mainly populated by traditional farmers living in their small, isolated hamlets.
For a taste of more recent history, then visit the António Bentes Cultural Centre which houses the Algarvean Costume Ethnographic Museum. Guided tours are available if you want to get the most out of it. The museum has typical 19th/20th Century Algarvean costumes. There is also an exhibition of farm implements and a number of old vehicles, from wagons to carriages. It is open weekdays, although closed for lunch and only open afternoons at the weekend.
Rua Dr Jose Dias Sancho 61
8150 Sao Bras de Alportel
If you’re here at the right time of year there are a couple of Festivals to be enjoyed. The first is at Easter, where people come from all over for the flowers and Easter Day parade. The second is the Festival of the Mountains (Feira da Serra), which takes place each year at the end of July, with food and drink, music, dancing and displays of local crafts and horsemanship.
There are a couple of markets to visit; the Gipsy Market on the 3rd Sunday of the month and a weekly market each Saturday. Loule is also famous for it's weekly Saturday market and is not far from Sao Romao - a perfect town for shopping and a bit of sight seeing too.
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18 Aug 2014
Wonderful holiday with family and friends over a two week period. Everyone loved it, kids especially loved the pool and kept them entertained throughout. Relax by the pool during the day, BBQ's a… More
14 Aug 2014
"Superb villa with excellent pool and stunning views!"
Recently stayed here with my family and had a fantastic, relaxing break. The villa has rustic charm, each room was spacious, the lounge area cosy and outdoor area had all (and more) for a brilliant fa… More
10 Aug 2014
"We didn't want to come home!"
A second visit to Casa Quintinha proved delightful for 3 friends who wanted to chill, eat local food, talk nonsense and drink local wine! The absolute peace provided by the house and the pool / garde… More
3 Aug 2014
"A Welcome Return"
We have just returned from our 4th consecutive visit to this fabulous peaceful haven in the quieter, rural hills behind the more touristy resorts of the Algarve. The setting of the villa with the spe… More
15 Jul 2014
"Checked out early"
There is a cushion in the sitting room which says something along the lines of “You never know how many friends you have until you have a house in Portugal”. I suspect that many of the people (and… More
Following this contrasting review we have carried out a thorough check on the property and taken on board the comments and actioned what needed to be addressed eg. the broken chair, the personal items, food in the cupboards. We have had the assurance that all is as it should be from 3 recent and separate bookings that our holiday home does indeed reflect the advert and guest reviews to date.
27 Apr 2014
"agréable et reposant"
réservation simple par mail, accueil et récupération des clés facile au bar proche de la maison. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le calme du lieu, la belle vue , le jardin fleuri et la grande pisci… More
1 Nov 2013
"Great place for older people, provided they can manage steps."
My latest trip was with my 80 year old uncle who has Parkinson's, my 73 year old aunt who has had both hips replaced and my cousin with one new hip - a real "help the aged" excursion! T… More
25 Oct 2013
"A lovely relaxing holiday home."
This will be my 7th year staying in this fantastic holiday home nestling in the hills with great facilities. We enjoyed relaxing round the spacious pool area and the views from the terrace of the sur… More
16 Oct 2013
"Relax to the max!"
What a fantastic place to relax and unwind! Tucked away on the hillside, with the most incredible views, but still only a short distance away from local amenities and a 20 minute drive from Faro airpo… More
14 Oct 2013
"Lovely villa to share with friends"
Casa Quintinha is a most unassuming villa from the road but when you descend the few steps round the side of the property you discover a beautiful pool and sun terrace. The view across the valley is p… More
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