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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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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)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 20 km, Nearest railway: Loule|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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, King Beds (3), Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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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13 May 2013
"If you want a relaxing, get away from it all type holiday, then this is the villa for you!"
We have been going to Portugal for many years now and have always had a great time staying here. It is a very comfortable, well equipped family home which caters for all ages. The bedrooms are bright and welcoming, particularly the terrace room, which overlooks the fabulous pool. There are plenty sun loungers, inflatable pool toys. umbrellas and tables and chairs for everyone’s enjoyment and comfort. There is a brick built barbeque by the pool for your convenience. There is a very friendly bar and restaurant just 5 minutes walk away where you can eat amazing langoustine and drink a very reasonable white wine! A car is essential if you want to visit the amazing beaches, although we had a holiday one year and used the local taxi service, which worked out to be the same cost as hiring a car. I guarantee that you will want to return, once you have experienced just how relaxing a holiday in this villa actually is. Enjoy!
24 Oct 2012
"Prefect holiday .lovely place and lovely area can't wait to go back there ...!"
A really wonderful week away. Farm house had everything we might need. Was so peaceful and relaxing. Views to die for, great weather, lovely pool. Food and drinks lovely at Paula's bar ( less than 5 min walk away ) , so welcoming, helpful and friendly, can't wait to go back ASAP :-) Owner very helpful and friendly. Can't thank you enough Caroline, many thanks Craig, Wendy and Charlie.
16 Sep 2012
"Most relaxing holiday ever"
We recently spent a fantastic family holiday at Casa Quintinha; the third time we have done so. The villa provides the opportunity for the most relaxing holiday in a quiet location. There are a number of restaurants within easy driving distance or a really nice local bar and restaurant only 5 minutes walk away. The villa itself is very well appointed and has been tastefully furnished . The pool is an excellent size, much larger than we have normally experienced in other villas. We will definitely be booking this villa again.
10 Sep 2012
"Fantastic place to stay, whether you want peace or to explore."
This is a real "home from home" - so very comfortable and with everything needed for a relaxing restful stay. My friend used the pool every day while I reclined on a sun bed. The local cafe owners are extremely helpful and serve good food and good drinks, both non and alcoholic varieties. They also provide a free wi-fi service, which my friend used. The location is not only a short journey from the airport, but is also a good base from which to explore the immediate countryside, towns and villages. The information folder in the house recommends excellent restaurants and excursions and we totally agreed! We will be back.
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