Child Friendly River House
from £172 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £172 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
Ideal for families & 20 minutes from the beach. A baby friendly property with cots, high chair, baby den with tent, changing mat, bouncer, bottle sterilizer, stair gates, bed guards, toys & potties. A good selection of DVDs, board games, puzzles, cookery books for adults & kids.
Outdoor swings, trampoline & table tennis to keep the kids amused. Adult bikes with tail-gators & a bike trailer stroller jogger seat buggy for the wee one. Quad bike adventures are a 10 minute walk. Pony Club every Saturday near Loule is 20 minutes away.
Great location for sunsets & star gazing. Walking and cycling map details picnic spots, scenic look out posts, bird feeders and all routes start and end at the River House. Meals in the fridge/freezer, a cook on demand or on-site master cookery classes can be arranged. The main town is less than a 5 minute drive with supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, take away outlets, coffee shops etc.
The villa benefits from its own private enclosed infinity splash pool, with a shallow large step perfect for toddlers. Downstairs bedrooms have double patio doors leading onto the lawn and pool. Upstairs bedrooms have Juliet balconies with views of the river and hills. Lounge with large screen TV. Large kitchen with a large island & has folding doors opening onto an al fresco shaded eating area for 12. Garden is well lit for night entertainment. Modern bathrooms, two having double basins. Hairdryers in all the bathrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Albufeira, golden flag Falesia, life guards in sea 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, about 45 minutes 40 km, Nearest railway: S.B.Messines 3 km|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (6), Cots (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
All bedrooms can be made up as single beds or king size beds. A docking station for your ipod is available and there are portable outdoor speakers for around the pool and garden.
In addition to the large screen TV with DVD player a smaller TV with built in DVD player is available to place in any bedroom.
3 large comfortable Lara Ashley sofas in the lounge. Indoor dining seating is possible for 12 in the lounge or the kitchen. Kitchen is well equipped for kids baking - novelty cakes (car & rabbit), jelly and chocolate moulds.
Baby/Toddler Equipment: 2 High Chairs, Baby Bouncer, Baby Den with Tent, Bed Guard, Changing Mat, Baby Bath, Potty, Mosquito Net, Toys, DVDs for Toddlers, Stair Gates, 3 Cots with Linen
Children: Swings, Trampoline, Table Tennis
Serviced: Maid service and towel change twice a week on request, Linen and towel change weekly
Meals: Home Cooked Meals Delivered, Meals In The Freezer, Cook On Site/Off Site
|Further details outdoors|
The shaded outdoor area has seating for 12 diners leading off the kitchen. 4 Large umbrellas are available & the garden has many mature trees providing shade. A large gas BBQ is provided. 6 Wicker sunbeds have thick cushions and 3 are of a mesh design. Cars can be parked under the mature cork oak trees.
Swimming pool measurements - The half circle (mushroom cup shape) has a 3.00m radius & a diameter of 6.00m with depths of 1.0 to 1.5m. The mushroom stem (step) is 1.5 by 2m with depths of of 0.25m. The mushroom step is an ideal paddling pool for the younger ones. Pool is enclosed with lockable gate.
As part of your stay at the Algarve River House, you have the option to book a four-hour Gourmet Cookery Experience during which one of Portugal's finest chefs will delight in creating, and teaching you how to create, the perfect 3-course gourmet meal.
A small welcome pack is provided and a complimentary light meal (rolls, cheese, ham etc) on arrival. Change over day is preferably on Saturdays during high season. Minimum booking of three nights for short breaks.
Linen and towels (swimming and bath) are included.
There are 2 comprehensive folders at the house with information about the Algarve and activities for all ages.
Distances from The River House by car
Shopping in Messines - 3 minutes (supermarkets, bank, post office, coffee shops, restaurants)
Shopping at The Algarve Centre - 15 minutes (bowling and cinema English films
Silves - 10 minutes (Historical town, castle, archeology, cathedral)
Alte - 15 minutes ((Typical & prettiest Algarve village; swim in the natural springs or waterfall)
Water Parks - 10 - 15 minutes
Golf courses - 15 minutes
Beach - 25 minutes (Golden flag, Falesia, Albufeira)
Restaurants - Vale Fuzeiros 10 minutes, selection of 3 typical Portuguese restaurants
Quad bike adventures - 2 minutes
Monchique - - 30 minutes (hot thermal spas)
Highest peaks in the Algarve for panoramic views (Foia & Picota) - 45 minutes
Sheraton Algarve, Pine Cliffs - 30 minutes
The Algarve region
T There are two trips the kids really love. The boat tours, from the Albufeira marina, to view the dolphins, caves & unique rock formations & the catamaran day trips, from the Villamoura marina, that includes a sardine beach BBQ & a dip in the ocean.
The golden flag Falesia beach, near Albufeira has a variety of water sports on the beach. Villamoura also has a lovely beach with water sports & has a marina with a variety of shops & restaurants.
Ria Formosa, a natural park with lots of opportunity to do bird watching. Take a boat from Olhlia to the islands & spend the day on the beach. Olhlia has a large fish market & vegetable market well worth a visit. The church built of bones can be seen in this town.
Family fun at the water parks (Slide & Splash at Lagoa), a visit to the zoo (Zoo Lagos) with 'monkey islands' are brilliant or Zoomarine oceanarium (Guia) with an opportunity to swim with the dolphins are close by.
A range of shops, eateries, bowling alley, 9 screen cinema & Nike outlet at the Algarve shopping centre (Guia), 15 minutes away. Pottery outlets in Porches & Monchique.
Kayaking near Lagos is a great way to explore the caves along the coast.
The Moorish town, Silves, is on the river & has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, magnificent cathedral & the Cruz de Portugal (Cross of Portugal). Lots of shops & lovely restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is very good for seafood, the English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants.
The area around the villa is very peaceful as it is in a protected nature reserve and you are only 5 minutes away from the shops in S B Messines and 15 minutes from the historical town, Silves. Some of the best beaches in the Algarve, Falesia and Olhos d'Agua are only 20 minutes away.
Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in August with it s narrow, cobbled streets leading up to the castle to a medieval market place. Trestle tables & hay bales are laid out next to the barbecues & spit roasts in the "dining" area & strolling musicians & jugglers entertain.
A typical Portuguese village, Alte, is extremely attractive and has a perfect shaded spot with cool spring waters. Fonte Grande is an ideal place to take the kids and their water inflatables for a day out when they have had too much sun. This area has picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant. You can walk (or drive) out of the village & along the river for about 2km to the Queda Vigario, the largest waterfall in the Algarve.
Caldas de Monchique was a fashionable spa in the early 20s. Famous for it warm springs. Have lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. The region is well known for its medronho (brandy made from the fruit of the strawberry tree) & the scissor chair (wooden chair). There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique visit the Foia peak (902m) the highest mountain in the Serra de Monchique & enjoy views of the entire Algarve coast on a clear day.
The River House villa's sunset pool deck has un-interrupted views of the river and hills and is ideal for bird watching or star gazing.
Spring has a wonderful show of wild flowers. The cistus with its grey-green leaves produces masses of white flowers that shimmer in the sunlight.
Quad bike adventures suitable for all ages is a mere 10 minute walk from the River House. Days trips into the hills with lunch can be arranged.
The River House walking guide map for self guided walking & cycling with picnic spots, hunters lookout posts & bird feeders marked on the map. All routes start & end at the River House.
There are 4 mountain bikes on site can be used at your own risk at no extra charge.
The self guided walking map of the area around the villa can be used for cycle routes.
We're half way on the Via Algarviana, a walking/cycling/horse riding path that runs between Lower Guadiana & Cape St Vincent.
The Silves municipal walking route passes the house to the church on the hill . A tiled plague describes the battle scene in detail that took place over 100 years ago.
A day trip to Villa Termal Das Caldas De Monchique, offers a variety of well being programs, thermal treatments & spa programs. The waters are believed to have medicinal properties. The Hilton hotel also offers fantastic spa programs.
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