Loule holiday apartment rental, Cruz da Assumada with beach/lake nearby, jacuzzi/hot tub and internet access and balcony/terrace

Lemon & Carob Cottage

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 50742

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Quintassential Algarve Self Catering Apartment cottages are 4 self catering couples/baby/family/over 50's friendly apartment cottages, 1200 feet above sea level in the Central Algarve all with sea views & equipped, furnished & decorated to very high standards & 15 minutes from the airport.

The accommodations are open all year round so that guests can enjoy the 3000 hours of sunshine the Algarve has to offer. We understand that with low cost airlines it may be better to travel on days other than Sunday or Thursday, so we are flexible with our arrival and departure days.

The apartment cottages are let individually with no group bookings accepted ensuring all our guests have a relaxing break in peace and tranquility. There is a large pool, heated during the winter months and a freestanding hot tub spa jacuzzi. The Lemon & Carob each sleep 2 adults & 1 small child in each .

The Quintassential occupies an acre of hilltop, totally fenced and accessed via electric gates in breathtaking Algarvian countryside in the centre of the sunny Algarve in total peace & tranquillity 15 minutes from Faro International Airport & the coast and overlooking the market town of Loulé. There are spectacular panoramic sea views from Faro to Portimao. Parts of the Quintassential date back to mid 19th Century and are divided up into four cottages, one large two bedroom apartment cottage, Orange Cottage, two newer one bedroom apartment cottages, Lemon & Carob Cottage and a rustic one bedroom duplex cottage, Casa do Forno Cottage. All have their own separate entrances, own kitchens, private south-facing sun terraces and BBQ areas. All accommodations have been furnished to a very high standard. The owners of the Quintassential occupy the fifth accommodation and are to hand should you require any help, but their promise to their guests is that they will never infringe on your privacy.

The Quintassential also has the added benefit of free Wi-Fi Internet access for guest use with hotspots within the Quintassenital grounds.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Quarteira or Vale do Lobo 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro International Airport 17 km, Nearest railway: Loule/Almancil 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Lemon & Carob Cottages are the newer of the apartment cottages available, light and airy 1 bedroom cottages with a large bedroom with a double bed in each accommodation, digital security safe & patio doors leading on to the sun terrace. The bedrooms are large enough to also accommodate a single sofa chair bed or a travel cot too. The bedroom in the Carob Cottage has the option of air conditioning. The bathrooms have a shower, washbasin with vanity units under, WC, bidet and shaver point.

The spacious lounge/diner are decorated tastefully and have large comfy leather sofa, 32 inch LCD TV, Satellite TV (UK free to view channels + more), DVD player (small selection of DVD's), radio/CD player (guests to bring own CDs), puzzles, chess set, playing cards, Domino set and patio doors leading onto a private terrace with tables and chairs, brick BBQ and reclining chairs. The Lemon Cottage has the added benefit of it's own lemon tree on the terrace to give you added natural shade. The Carob Cottage is the sunniest of all the accomodations available and has a pergola during the summer months on the terrace providing additional shade.

The modern kitchenette comprise of fridge with freezer compartment, combi microwave oven, electric kettle, coffee filter machine, hand held electric blender, toaster and electric hob.

The Lemon & Carob Cottage sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 1 small child .

The Extras We Provide - On arrival the owners will meet you and awaiting your arrival will be a welcome hamper in your accommodation compliments of the house for guests staying a week or longer. For all the adult guests, bathrobes are provided for use during their stay, pool towels are provided to use only at the Quintassential and the apartment cottages have hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Guests will need to bring their own beach towels or these can be hired from us.

The Quintassential Cottages are non-smoking cottages and car hire is essential.

The Lemon Cottage is one of two idential accommodations available at the Quintassential, the other being the Carob Cottage and immediately adjacent. The Casa do Forno Cottage is a rustic cottage and not suitable for children or for people with walking difficulties due to the rustic stairs.

We do everything possible to ensure that families with children have a holiday that is both fun and relaxing. With children of our own we know how important it is to keep kids happy and entertained on holiday, within a safe and secure environment. The grounds are totally fenced and accessed via electric gates, so a very safe place. There is a lot of space for children to play and to discover nature, play with our children loving dogs, we have two dogs, one minature pig and 2 hens in total.

The family friendly accommodations are all separated from the pool area, the pool area is enclosed and gated to give parents of toddlers that extra piece of mind.

We have a children's play area available designed for little ones situated on a large lawned area alongside an orange grove. There is a slide, swings, seesaw, playhouse etc, this area adds an exciting dimension for all the visiting children and keeps them occupied for hours. There is also a seating area for adults to relax, unwind and top up their tans.

For babies we have baby paddling pools to use on our pool terrace or your accommodations private terrace

We do not charge for children under the age of 2 and can provide a range of equipment for babies and toddlers free of charge, meaning you can travel lighter! The following equipment can be made available to all our guests on request:

* Large Travel Cot with linen and comfy mattresses - three available

* Mamas and Papas Moses Basket with linen - for babies up to 3 months - one available

* High chair - two available

* Baby Ergo 2 stage bath with towels - two available

* Chicco Reclining chair (up to 3 months) with attachable activity toy - one available

* Bouncy chair (up to 6 months) - one available

* Floor activity centre (up to 6 months) - one available

* Galt Baby Nest – birth to 6 months – one available

* Feeding equipment - children's cutlery, bowls, cups etc - each accommodation has a selection

* Chicco electric bottle steriliser - one available

* Microwave bottle steriliser – one available

* Lindam Playpen (up to 12 months) - one available - only for use in the Orange Cottage

* Hand blender - each cottage has one available

* Changing mat - three available

* Potty - three available

* Toilet Seat and child step - one available

* Toilet Seat – one available

* Bumbo Seat – one available – 6 to 12 months

* Baby Paddling pool (up to 12 months) - one available

* Baby Paddling pool with sun cover (12 to 18 months) – one available

* Inflatable baby sit in pool floats (12 – 12 months) - two available

* Baby Dan Bed Guard (for use with Orange Cottage twin bed) - two available

* Fisher Price Baby Intercom listening system – one available

* Portable High Chair for restaurant use – one available

* Beach Parasol - each accommodation has one

* Satellite TV (CBeebies!) - Lemon, Carob and Orange Cottages have Satellite TV

* Small selection of videos and DVD's - each accommodation has some

* Small box of toys (from 6 to 18 months of age) - two available

* V-Tech First Steps baby walker – one available

Our accommodations are available to rent separately. No Group Bookings Allowed or accepted.

We are also pleased to be able to provide BABY WELCOME PACKS. The Quintassential would like to give you the opportunity to make your holiday with small children run as smoothly as possible.

The exclusive Baby Welcome Pack service is designed to reduce the stress of traveling with young children, reduce the amount of extra luggage needed and eliminate the difficulty of searching for familiar baby products in another country. The Welcome Pack will be awaiting your arrival in your accommodation.

For further information regarding which products are available, please refer to our website.

We can also arrange a baby sitting service with qualified registered child minders or should you wish our child minder to entertain your children for the day whilst you go out sightseeing, this is also available.

Further details outdoors

Outside The Quintassential is blessed with panoramic sea views and spectacular countryside views, just what you need for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The mature gardens at Quintassential are marvellous with many bushes, plants and fruit trees, along with quiet areas to relax and absorb the views. When the fruit trees are in season, the owners come round with freshly picked fruit – they are delicious.

The Quintassential has a large heated pool area, the pool measures 10 x 5 m and sun loungers, parasols etc are provided for the use of the guests. The Quintassential now also boasts on the pool terrace its own outdoor hot tub spa Jacuzzi for guest use, a wonderful way to get rid of those aches and pains. The pool is heated during the cooler months from 1st October until 30th November & from 1st March until 30th April and there is no additional charge for heating the pool.

We also have a children's play area with swings, slide, see-saw, children's play house all set alongside an orange grove. For those of you who are a little more energetic, there is also an outdoor games area with a professional size table tennis table, table football and an exercise bike available for guest use. There is also a pool table and 12ft trampoline.

Further details

The Lemon & Carob Cottage accommodates a maximum of two adults and one small child. Prices quoted are based on a two person occupation. We do not charge for children under the age of 2. Should a third person wish to occupy the accommodation, there is an additional charge of £75.00 GBP per week.

Prices from 1st October 30th November & 1st March until 30th April include pool heating. For those wishing to have the pool heated outside of these dates, please enquire regarding weekly price

To secure a booking a 30% non-refundable deposit is required and the balance is payable six weeks prior to arrival. Payments can be made by bank transfer into a UK bank account or by credit card using Paypal.

Please always check your junk mail folder to check for our reply email to your enquiry.

The Algarve region

The Quintassential is located 2kms north of the market town of Loule in the Central Algarve. The central location is ideal for those wishing to explore the Algarve with the coast just 10 minutes drive away and so too the many worlkd famous golf courses. Spain can be reached with a 35 minute drive and in the opposite directoin the western Algarve can be reached within a 45 minute drive.

The town of Loule has everyone one would want from a holiday, the famous gypsy Saturday market, the famous daily fish, vegetable and meat market, an abudance of excellent eateries, cafes, supermarkets, a variety of shops, Loule being the best for shoes in the Algarve and also many places of interest, such as the church and churches.


The Quintassential has the added benefit of being only a 2 minute walk from the fantastic L'Auberge restaurant and bar and within a 15 minue walk there are another 3 fine restaurants to discover excellent Portuguese Cusine.

For those not wishing to leave the Quintassential, we are also pleased to announce our agreement with a local dinner company, delivery of three course meals to your accommodation.

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Review 1-10 of 12

17 Oct 2014



This was our (I can't remember) visit to this fabulous cottage, the owners are particularly helpful and friendly, the cottage has everything you might n eed for a week or 2 weeks holiday including a basket with essentials for your first day stay, including wine!! Thed views are spectacular and the hopt tub, after a swim in the pool is luxurious. They have a special running from November to March which ikncludes car hire and IK would recommend anyone to try and visit this lovely place, its about 20 mins from the airport very near a lovely little place called Loule, which has loads of cafes and restaurants, and a fantastic indoor market where you ccan buy fresh v eg and fish.

26 Aug 2014


"A peaceful retreat within easy reach of beaches, shopping and restaurants"

We returned to The Quintassential for a well needed relaxing summer break. And as usual it didn't disappoint. Beautiful views, wonderful cottage, delightful owners and a great pool and hot-tub gave us all we required. Just a few couple of kilometres outside of Loulé, perched on a hill top above this delightful market town, beaches are a short drive away as is shopping, water parks and, of course, a wide variety of great restaurants. Highly, HIGHLY recommended.

14 Apr 2014


"Lovely self-catering cottages in the quintessential Algarve"

The Quintassential is an outstandingly lovely base for a self-catering holiday if you want a base in the real Algarve, away from the coastal resort strip. It is a development of only four cottages, based on an old farmhouse, set in its own beautiful gardens at an altitude of about 250 metres, a couple of kilometres north of the market town of Loule. The cottages are clean, well maintained and well equipped; all face south with splendid views over the garden and towards the coast and each has a semi-private sitting-out area. There is a generous-sized pool, kept in immaculate condition, a hot-tub, and a childrens' play area (conveniently out of direct sight from the cottages!). The owners, Rosa and Mick, live on site and are available most of the time for advice and ideas; they are delightful people, and go out of their way to make you feel you are staying with friends. The Quintassential is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful (and surprisingly thinly populated) countryside of the Algarve, and also has easy access to the coast, with the advantage that you are guaranteed a quiet evening and night on returning from your day's explorations. Highly recommended!

Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your stay here at The Quintassential. It was an absolulte pleasure to welcome you both back to the Quintassential. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you explored our beautiful surroundings. We hope to be able to welcome you both back to the Quintassential in the not too distant future, hopefully not leaving it another six years to return. All the best to you both from us all at The Quintassential.

21 Nov 2013



As usual a fantastic holiday at these cottages, warm welcome as always from Rosa and Mike, booked again for next year I think that says it all!

Thank you once more for taking the time to let others know about your stay here at The Quintassential. It is always a pleasure to welcome you both back to the Quintassential, we all look forward to it and so do our four legged members of the family, especially Alfie. Following your last visit he kept looking for you and waiting by the Carob Cottage door!!! He was a little down in the dumps for a few days. Looking forward to welcoming you back for you 24th and 25th return visits next May and September, that's if we can not tempt you back sooner.

16 Jun 2013


"Great cottage in a beautiful setting"

Lovely cottage with sunny terrace, beautiful gardens, and pretty much everything you might need to keep a toddler entertained. As a result, a perfect holiday for the adults too!

7 Jun 2013



Another wonderful holiday at the Quintassential, A great welcome from Rosa, Mick, Sophie and all the animals. If you want a lovely break in fantastic surroundings, look no further, they also cater for babies and children. Unfortunately Malcolm was ill, again!!, and had to spend some time at the local clinic, but they were marvellous, although he had to spend 3 hours on a drip, it wasn't too much trouble for Rosa to come and find out if we were ok, can't be more appreciative of a fantastic hostess. They have promised to book Malcolm into the clinic again next September as he always seems to have to go there every year!!! Thanks Rosa and Mick

20 Oct 2012



As usual this holiday rental did not disappoint, we are always made welcome by Rosa, Mick and Sophie Gulliver and Alfie, Max and Indie (the dogs) are always glad to see us. The accommodation is superb, the welcome basket is as always very welcome when you arrive in the evening, Rosa will also offer to get in a take away meal if wanted, but all we want when we arrive is to sit on the patio with a very large glass of wine and watch the sunset.

Many thanks for taking the time to comment regarding your stay here at the Quintassential. It is always a pleasure to welcome you both to the Quintassential and I know that one of our dogs especially can't wait for you to come back. Thankfully you do return to the Quintassential twice a year so our dog(s) get to enjoy your company. Our pigs also like your visit as they get little treats! You can always guarantee a nice chilled glass of Rose is awaiting your arrival and also the other little extras we provide in our welcome hamper. We look forward to welcoming you both back again in 2013 for your 22nd and 23rd return stay here, May 2012 can not come quick enough. Guests like yourselves (who have become our friends) are the reason why we love doing what we do.

26 Oct 2011


"A very special place"

Since Quintassential opened I and my husband, like so many other guests, have returned each year drawn back by the comfort and charm of these delightful cottages and their glorious position. The care and attention to detail is second to none and coupled to the welcome and helpfulness of the owners ,always there but never overly intrusive ,makes this a very special place to stay.

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