Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The Manoir is one of the Algarve’s hidden treasures. Sitting in 24,000 sq mtrs of olive groves, woodland and landscaped gardens, this exceptional, luxurious villa combines the very best of the Algarve’s traditions in furnishings and architecture, with the comfort and convenience of contemporary living. The full size private heated swimming pool is set in the original walled garden with lawns framed by fig, oleander, bougainvillea and cactus.
There are pergolas and courtyards in which to read a book or opt for the shade of an ancient olive tree. The kitchen veranda, the ideal place for a quite breakfast or a moment with the papers, has stunning views across the Algarve hills. The use of colour, soft furnishings, local crafted furniture and make this a unique place to stay.
The house comfortably accommodates 10/11 guests with 5 bedrooms in the main house with room for extra guests in the separate Dower House.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fuseta 20 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Magnificent Moorish tiled steps lead guests through double oak doors into an impressive 20’ hallway with terracotta tiles, hanging tapestries, medieval lights and high arched ceilings. The comfortable sitting room with its overstuffed sofas and woodburning stove set into the enormous stone fireplace is an ideal retreat for 40 winks.
The oak beamed ceiling continues into the formal dining room with large oak refectory table, seating for 10 and is a delight with colourful rugs and antique dressers. The shuttered windows have panoramic views across the surrounding hills. The superb kitchen with double height galleried ceiling is the hub of the house with wooden refectory table and huge inglenook fireplace with antique agricultural tools which show the history of the house All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and are beautifully furnished to an exceptional standard. The Master Bedroom has air conditioning and the rest have high ceiling fans which is sufficient to keep the rooms cool thanks to the thickness of the original stone walls.
|Further details outdoors|
The Manoir is set in 24,000 sq meters of gardens and woodland. The large lawned area is framed by fig, oleander and cactus. There is a pizza oven and BBQ set into the old chimney and another BBQ behind the pergola. The full size heated pool is beautifully tiled and set in the original walled garden. The lovely poolside shower is lined with antique Portugese tiles. By the pool is a Pergola with wooden refectory table, chairs and built in seating for an evening gin and tonic or al fresco dining.
A large veranda leads to a shady courtyard with an iron settle for reading a book in the shade of an ancient olive tree. There is another lovely terrace with pergola off the kitchen with seating for 10 in the original tiled seating set into the wall with superb views across the Algarve hills down towards the coast. This steps back onto the lawned area. The gardens are a riot of colour at any time of year!
Friday changeover - although this can be flexible in the quieter months. Included is a welcome pack. 20% deposit is taken at time of booking with the balance paid 6 weeks before arrival.
Beds are made up for arrival and house and pool towels are provided. Maid service is included 3 mornings per week.
The Algarve region
The central Algarve is where you will find some of Europe's most spectacular coastline and beaches and with more sunshine hours than anywhere else in Europe.
Even in mid-winter you will be guaranteed a temperate climate and an unforgettable holiday.
Whether you are looking for a beach holiday or water-sports, sailing and golf, you won't be disappointed.
Sao Bras de Alportel
The Manoir 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.
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