“A lovely house with beautiful surrundings, close to small villages and bigger Citys as Well” A Nice and clean property with a beautiful garden, pool and outdoor kitchen with barbecue place. The appartement was very well equipted, all bedrooms had private bathroom and there was wifi indoor and outdoor, which was important for our teenagers! We liked the nature and the surrundings, but a car is needed.
Wonderful two weeks in an ideal location to chill out and enjoy the national forest. Greeted by Karen & John who were fantastic hosts and couldn't be more helpful in giving advice about the area. Extremely spacious property, all rooms were large and inviting, clean and well maintained. Plenty of walks in the forest and a few minutes walk into the local village where we found several bars and restaurants to entertain ourselves. The locals were very friendly and mostly spoke good english, which was a help to us. We also appreciated the free wifi, enabling us to keep in touch with the outside world and look for local attractions. Excellent golf courses within short distances by car. Lastly, loved the owners dogs (especially Frank) as they were friendly but not intrusive. Will be back.... …
Our ultimate holiday experience
Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furnished & maintained throughout.Karen & John are generous & attentive hosts adding to this totally chilled-out ambience. 'A little piece of heaven in the Western Algarve' just sorry it took us 14 trips in 7 years to find it! …
Quinta da Romã, Real Algarvean Farm, beautiful and peaceful.
Very nice landscape in rural algarve, quiet and confortable.
we stay a fantastic week in this very nice farm, wolderfull garden surrounding a swiming pool where my kids have fun and enjoy the sunys days we had.
Ana welcomed us with a nice botle of local wine and was there any time we need it.
Everything was spotless and very well suplied
I recomend absolutly this place to recharge bateries and enjoy this beautifull place in europe- Lagos. …
Perfect for large group with kids
Loved our stay at Mark and Ruth's beautiful villa. Friendly, thoughtful service with a personal touch (welcome pack on arrival, cutlery etc for kids, coolbags, candles), gorgeous gardens and surroundings, their own branded vinho verde (yum) and a comfortable, clean, well-equipped villa.
Although the villa is in the countryside it is quick and easy to drive to lots of good places (beaches, Lagos, Sagres all within 45 minutes or less). The closest village has some restaurants and bars but we were happy to stay at the villa itself most nights and use the bbq there. Felt very welcoming and relaxing. No fence around the pool so keep that in mind for kids (we had a 10 month old and 3 x 2.5 year olds and with all of us watching there were no problems). I'm looking forward to coming back for our next stay already. Thanks Mark and Ruth for helping make our holiday reunion even more special. …
a wonderful garden villa trio, away from the tourist vibe
We stayed as a trio, mum, dad and a 2 and a half year old in October 2015. On arrival we were immediately delighted with our choice of villa for 6 days out of a 10 day trip to Portugal. We have been to the area before but we stayed with friends who didn't get much chance to show us around the areas around Lagos. Quinta de Varzea Grande is the perfect spot to explore this lovely part of the Algarve. Set away from the touristy areas, surrounded by small villages, with some of the most stunning natural beaches (great for surfing) just a 15-20 minute drive away, and with superb garden/barbecue and lovely clean pool which was just perfect for us as a small family.
Mark and Ruth are exceptional hosts. They put a great deal of work into keeping the property beautifully maintained. Everything we could have needed in terms of cooking appliances/washing facilities were in place. They provide a lovely welcome pack on arrival, we actually surprised them by arriving earlier than expected, but they were very gracious about this and made us feel incredibly welcome.
You will need a car to get to and from the villa because it is tucked away, but we enjoyed this aspect because we got to explore the surrounding villages outside of the major tourist hub. There are ample supermarkets within 20 minutes that provide everything a family needs.
In short we would definitely recommend the villa to friends and family with or without children. The Quinta is in fact 3 villas (we stayed in the 2 bedroom accomodation) of various sizes - perfect for a large family with teenagers who want their own space. …
Quinta da Varzea Grande
There is really not a lot to say apart from being absolutely perfect. We were four families, three of them with kids, and the setup of the property was absolutely perfect for this. Everything was clean, the kitchen well equipped, pool, bbq house and gardens amazing, the setting beautiful and the owners really nice. It's close to many beautiful beaches and if you follow the well drawn map from the beginning it should be easy to find. I would really recommend this place for a group of people. It might be a bit too close if you're only 2-4 people and share the property with others. Would always come back. …