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 and towels 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 have satellite TV with UK channels.
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), Double beds (3), 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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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
13 Oct 2013
"Wonderfully relaxing, Home from home."
Second visit to this lovely farmhouse and lovely Portugal , only had a 5 night stay this time, But touched lucky with weather, was lovely didn't do much this time just relaxed and let off some st… More
16 Sep 2013
"Idyllic views ,pool,house..perfect for relaxation so close to airport"
Great house for relaxation and fun .. The 20 minutes house from where ever you want to be .. Beach restaurants golf towns shopping ......love it a house for one , family or couples works for everyone … More
12 Sep 2013
"Fabulous house fantastically equipped , great pool area, great location, only let down by the neighbours animals"
The house was even better than the pictures. All done to a very high standard, well equipped and the pool area is superb. Perfect location for exploring all of the Algarve. It was our first trip to Po… More
11 Sep 2013
"A peaceful haven"
This was our 3rd visit to this fabulous peaceful retreat - a perfect place to recharge the batteries. Superb location, fabulous rural views, great pool and so much to do in the area if you choose to … More
6 Sep 2013
"Fab villa in idyllic setting in the hills."
Stayed for a week with group of girlfriends and the trip was perfect. Villa is spacious, very well equipped, home from home and in a great location. Very close to Faro airport and a great base for e… More
21 Aug 2013
"10 years 11 visits summer or winter says it all!"
Home from home friendly and relaxing. There is nothing like opening those patio doors and soaking up that sun and the views of the hills all the way out to sea. Once you've had enough of relaxi… More
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