Quinta Do Anjo
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Quinta do Anjo is a luxurious farmhouse set in 7 hectares of farmland over looking the Algarvian coutryside and orange groves. This spacious Farmhouse has everything you could dream of, with a sumptuous modern open plan living area, four spacious bedrooms and stylish bathrooms for everyone.
Siesta time can be taken on outside daybeds, cooling off in your very own spring water filled infinity pool.... you will not be able to steal yourself away from here. If you do steal yourselves away, the delights of the Eastern Algarve are only a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, Nearest railway: Tavira|
|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, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), 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|
From the very start Quinta do Anjo is very much in the heart of rural living with the luxury of modern comforts. Just before you arrive at Quinta do Anjo you will pass the 'goatman's' house where you can get fresh goat's cheese and milk daily. As you come up the drive to Quinta do Anjo, you will see the farmhouse looming infront of you.
On opening the front door, you will be greeted with a huge, air conditioned, open plan living area and a cream sofa that seats well in excess of 8! The large dining table, seating eight is just off of the open planned kitchen, where everyone can enjoy being together in the essence of style, luxury and simplicity all rolled into one. The designer Kitchen is a chef's home away from home, with a fabulous 5 hob stove, 2 dishwashers and Smeg fridge. - there has been no expense spared. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom, the first of the bedrooms and an en suite bathroom, with a contemporary bath and separate walk in shower.
Climbing the curved staircase, you will find 2 further twin bedrooms, which share a shower room, a laundry room and....... The Master bedroom, if only we all had one like this! With double aspect window and double doors leading out onto your own terrace with a shaded day bed and a bathroom that you could spend hours in, his and hers hand basins, contemporary bath and walk in shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The outside space at Quinta do Anjo is just as spacious as inside. The large front terrace opens out from 2 sets of double doors from the lounge. There is a daybed, wooden garden furniture and table tennis table. Other than the principle terrace, there is also a 'sun' terrace, 'reading' terrace and plenty of space to get yourself lost in, or to just take some quiet time.
A built in Barbecue, we are sure will be the focus of many an evening meal, with a glass (or two!) of Vinho Verde, star gazing on summer nights. The spring filled Infinity pool is so inviting, sparkling in the sun. Even in the winter you wish to dive in! Surrounded by a meadow of, Olive, Almond, Orange and Carob Trees, and the birds singing, you really will be at one with nature in this beautiful location.
Payment will be made directly to the owner. We request 30% deposit on booking and the remaining 70% 2 months before your arrival.
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.
Why is it so undeveloped? The reason for this is probably because the towns along the coast are not generally right on the sea. They are separated from the Atlantic by salt-pans, marshland and lagoons. These form part of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve which stretches from just south of Faro along the coast to the town of Vila Nova de Cacela, a few kilometres west of the Rio Guadiana river on the Spanish border.
The headquarters of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve at Quinta Marim is worth a visit.
The beaches you’ll find along the coast are to be found on long sandy islands and outcrops. Because of this, little development of hotels has been possible, and should therefore keep the area quieter than other areas in the Algarve.
The wetlands of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve make this area of coastline, wild and interesting, in contrast to the red sandstone cliffs of the central Algarve and the rugged coastline in the west.
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.
The town of Tavira is built on both sides of the River Gilao and is full of historic churches. There are also the ruins of a castle, a 13th Century moorish fortress. Only the walls remain, but it is worth a visit, if only for the great views you can get across the town and out to the Atlantic.
Another reason to visit, are the beautiful gardens next to the castle which are full of beautiful hibiscus flowers and fig trees. A great spot to sit down and relax. Admission to the castle and gardens is free
There are some lovely walks along the river, and you can cross it via the Ponta Romana (Roman bridge), one of 5 bridges crossing the River Gilao. Its not really a Roman bridge, as it was rebuilt, having been destroyed by the great earthquake in the 17th Century. Half-way across it there are some benches to sit and relax. From here, looking into the river I saw some unusual black fish. I have no idea what they were, but if you do then please let me know.
Wandering around, you'll find some narrow, hilly cobbled streets, home to some lovely blue and white tiled houses which are worth a photograph.
If exploring churches is your thing, then Tavira is the place for you. There are a lot of them, twenty seven in fact. Not really my cup of tea, but we did visit a couple of the churches. The church of Santa Maria do Castelo, near the castle and the Igreja do Carmo, which did have some quite impressive guilt woodwork inside.
When you need a break from exploring why not stop for a coffee Café Veneza in the Praca da Republica. You must also try one of their “Pastel de Nata”, which is a Portuguese egg-custard tart. An absolute must.
If walking around is just too energetic for you, you can always see the city from the raod train, which runs every hour. It takes about 40 minutes and stops at various places of interest. It only costs a few Euros, so is well worth the cost.
Ihla da Tavira
The train stops at the ferry terminal, where, for a couple of Euros, you can take a trip to the Eastern Algarve’s Ihla da Tavira. The 'Ihla' is a long sandy island, with great beaches. It is very popular in the summer, although the beach is so long, there is always plenty of space if you look. The further west you go, the wilder it gets, but also less populated with sun worshippers.
This Algarve island has a number of bars and good seafood restaurants and if you like water sports then you won't be disappointed. We didn't have a lot of time there, so we hopped on the ferry to Quatro Aguas, a beauty spot at the south east end of Tavira, famous for its octopus. There are lots of good seafood restaurants here, but that is true of Tavira in general.
In Tavira , O Patio in the Rua Antonio Cabreira. Quite a rustic restaurant, it has a big fish tank if you want to choose your prey, although there is plenty of meat dishes to choose from. We sat outside on the terrace (you can't beat eating al fresco), where the views made my grilled sea bream taste even better.
Another good restaurant is Restaurante Bica on the Rua Almirante Cãndido dos Reis. Great value fresh food, it is a great place for a relaxing lunch.
Tavira is a great place to base yourself if you want to explore the eastern Algarve region.
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