Quinta San Antonio
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
San Antonio is an exceptional and luxurious villa with a large private heated pool set in beautiful countryside close to the bustling market towns of Sao Bras and Loule. Sleeping 10/11 with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this is the perfect retreat for a family and friends holiday. The house has unbeatable views across the Algarve hills from the pretty spacious shaded veranda, which is perfect for al-fresco dining. Leading from a country lane into the private courtyard, this pretty bougainvillea clad two storey house welcomes you with lemon trees at its entrance. The spacious entrance has double oak doors which lead into the hall where a marble staircase takes you to upper floor Master Bedroom with En suite and Roof Terrace. Downstairs are 4 bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room.The mosaic tiled 12 x 6m pool, with Roman steps to the shallow end is the central feature of this superb villa which is a delight for all ages.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||The nearest beaches are 20 minutes away 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
San Antonio is a splendid, contemporary villa which has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard. The spacious entrance, flanked by lemon trees, leads into the hall with marble staircase to the upper floor and arches into the kitchen and living room. The large kitchen with marble topped work surfaces is well equipped. There is a handy breakfast bar and the Dining Room, with its high beamed ceilings, has seating for 10. An arch leads through to the beautifully furnished spacious living room with kilim on the floor,woodburning stove for chilly evenings and double French Windows leading onto the extensive terrace. There are 4 light and airy bedrooms on the ground floor – 2 En-Suite and 2 sharing the family bathroom. The Master Bedroom with large en-suite has air con and its own terrace with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.
|Further details outdoors|
Reached by a country lane into the private courtyard, this pretty bougainvillea clad house is set in private grounds surrounded by oleander, carob, olive and fig trees and has spectacular views across the surrounding hills. There are vast shaded terraces along the front of the villa which are perfect for morning coffee and al-fresco dining. There is a very handy built in BBQ. The pretty mosaic tiled private heated pool is 12 x 6m with a deep end of 2.2m and a shallow end of 1m. There is a series of Roman steps into the shallow end for children, a handy poolside shower and plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. A stone poolside table is perfect for lunch or evening drinks.
Friday changeover - although this can be flexible in the quieter months. 30% deposit is taken at time of booking with the balance paid 6 weeks before arrival.
Included in the cost is a welcome pack of local produce. Beds are made up for arrival and house and pool towels are provided. The housekeeper comes in mid-week.
£200 refundable breakage/damage deposit taken with final payment which is reimbursed (less any agreed deductions) within 7 days of your departure.
The Algarve region
Quinta San Antonio nestles on a lush, herb covered hillside between the coast and the mountains near to the market towns of Loule and Sao Bras de Alportel. This is the secret heart of the Algarve where wild almond, fig and pomegranate trees grow around villages whose simple charms and whitewashed houses give the feeling of having stepped back in time. There are numerous small towns and fishing villages on the coast between Faro and the Spanish border – particularly worth visiting is Olhao, which is renowned for its fish market and numerous seafood restaurants, and the elegant town of Tavira with its roman bridge spanning the water and riverside restaurants.
There is lots of water parks and entertainment for children – the Waterslide Park at Quarteira and the very popular Zoomarine at Guia which is close to Albufeira, where there are dolphin displays, seals and sea lions and fascinating tropical birds.
There is an Equestrian Centre a few minutes walk away.
Sao Bras de Alportel
Sao Bras has an Intermarche supermarket (that also sells newspapers and caters for English taste) and a farmers market on Saturdays where you can buy fruit, vegetables and seafood. The local village, Alportel, is only a few minutes walk with its bars, church and village shop. A short walk leads to a local beauty spot - Fonte Ferrea - which is as yet to be discovered by tourists. This is an oasis of calm with its picnic area, fresh water springs, cafe, cork and eucalyptus trees. Only eight kilometers away is the pretty town of Loule with its Medieval castle and historic centre, much of which has retained its original charm. The narrow alleys of the old town are full of potters, saddlers and coppersmiths and a covered market selling seafood, fruits and vegetables alongside locally made pottery. On Saturday's the town is vibrant with its market spilling into the surrounding streets and alleyways. A great opportunity to buy sardines, dried fruit and local game. There is a large Continente supermarket – Portugal's answer to Sainsburys! Most supermarkets are open Monday to Saturday (9am to 10pm) and until 1pm on Sundays. For those missing a little "retail therapy", the Algarve Forum is the perfect place to buy well known brands (Zara, Pull & Bear etc) at much reduced prices compared to the U.K.
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18 Oct 2013
"Fabulous villa on fabulous surroundings"
The beauty of this villa is that it is away from the hubbub and mania of the seaside resorts. Up here in the hills you find the real Portugal. We used the villa this time for a cycling trip. My husban… More
27 Sep 2013
"Beautiful villa for relaxing, perfect location and lovley local shops"
Arrived to find a lovely packed fridge so no trip to supermarket needed on first day so pleanty time to relax in pool...villa beauiful and size of the patio and terrace very spacious...felt like a tra… More
9 Aug 2013
"Lovely Farmhouse style villa surrounded by picturesque Portuguese countryside"
This is a perfect villa for families and friends. The villa is large and easily sleeps 10. Great BBQ area on the patio, as well as a much larger then average pool, which can be heated in the cooler mo… More
2 Aug 2013
"Beautiful villa with a real Portuguese touch"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Huge spacious rooms onto large sun terrace and beautiful pool. Very comfortable with large modern bathrooms. Great place for exploring new areas and local beaches. Man… More
29 Jul 2013
"excellent stay, highly recommended"
i went with a few friends to relax for a long weekend. nice rooms, great pool with a nice outside area to eat and drink at lunch and in the early evening. a few good places to eat in the town and pret… More
23 Jul 2013
"Perfect villa for a large family holiday or with a group of friends"
We stayed at this villa as a family, and also previously with groups of friends. The rooms are all good sizes with plenty of bathrooms meaning no quibbles! The pool is perfect and can be heated if the… More
30 Dec 2012
"Great villa for couples, friends and families"
I have stayed at Quinta San Antonio three times now, once with family, once with friends and once as a couple and every time it has suited our needs perfectly. It's unusual to find such a large a… More
26 Nov 2012
"A beautiful villa in the hills..."
I have stayed at this villa many times. The best thing about it is the peaceful location and huge pool. The rooms are all a good size, smart and clean. The veranda overlooking the pool is a wonderful … More
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