Sao Bras de Alportel holiday villa rental, Mesquita Alta with private pool, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland

from £64 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 614008

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Your piece of Portuguese paradise is located a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve yet its still only 25 minutes from the airport, sea and golf courses. This is the real Algarve which has fortunately remained totally Portuguese. The villa is a little village just 2 km from Sao Bras. All your neighbours are Portuguese although most speak a bit of English. The villa is on an orchard full of Mediterranean fruit trees and part of the joy of staying here is picking your own fruit straight from the tree! Imagine fresh figs in August for breakfast or what about freshly squeezed grape juice in September with your lunch? You can even help pick the carob pods in summer too or help with the olive harvest in October / November. What can be more special than returning with freshly pressed olive oil that you helped to produce! The villa has everything your heart desires for a great holiday with the added bonus of an orchard full of organically grown fruits. The pool can be

Your piece of Portuguese paradise is located a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve yet its still only 25 minutes from the airport, sea and golf courses. This is the real Algarve which has fortunately remained totally Portuguese. The villa is a little village just 2 km from Sao Bras. All your neighbours are Portuguese although most speak a bit of English. The villa is on an orchard full of Mediterranean fruit trees and part of the joy of staying here is picking your own fruit straight from the tree! Imagine fresh figs in August for breakfast or what about freshly squeezed grape juice in September with your lunch? You can even help pick the carob pods in summer too or help with the olive harvest in October / November. What can be more special than returning with freshly pressed olive oil that you helped to produce! The villa has everything your heart desires for a great holiday with the added bonus of an orchard full of organically grown fruits. The pool can be heated in winter for an extra fee of £150 per week. TV with UK channels. Kitchen has a microwave, fridge, freezer, gas hob, oven, honesty larder, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher. Honesty larder with basic necessities to get you started. Separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Brand new cot and mattress for junior citizens! The villa is ideal for exploring the unspoilt Algarve hinterland - or just relaxing by the pool and enjoying my villa library. There are lots of local walks nearby through the idyllic countryside of Sao Bras. You don't even have to cook as 3 min away is a lovely restaurant whose speciality is "Steak on the Stone." There is even a small local bar closeby with with great Portuguese expresso at just 50 euro cents a shot! This is where all the locals hang out!

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The Algarve region

I have travelled all over the world for work and play and when I came to the Algarve hinterland I couldn't believe my luck in finding such an authentic piece of Portugal! Forget the high rises of the coast, forget rows and rows of restaurant chains and forget mass tourism - welcome to the Alternative Algarve where time has stood still....... Think of small whitewashed houses huddled together in wee villages around the imposing village church. Think of authentic Portugal where people are warm and friendly and there is pure Portuguese restaurants, bars and dinky little shops. Immerse yourself in rural bliss. Mesquita Alta is a lovely little village just outside S. Bras de Alportel which is a bustling market town with little shops and cafes clustered round the main square ideal for a mid morning coffee and pastel de nata. However, its piece de resistance is undoubtedly the lovely old area with its wee cottages and imposing church. To see this in spring when the jacaranda trees are in full bloom is truly aweinspiring! Just 19 km (20 min.) along the road is Tavira with Ilha de Tavira one of the top ten beaches in world or what about Rio Formoso one of the world's most photogenic natural reserves. Of course, you may not want to tear yourself away from the pool to see all those so I will willingly send you photos!! Or what about getting your supplies at the Loule gypsy market every Saturday morning? This is a true feast for the senses and showcases all the amazing local products that are yours for the trying! However, if you don't want to venture so far there is a smaller local market in S. Bras and a supermarket just 5 min by car or 20 minutes on foot from the villa.

Sao Bras de Alportel

What can I say? The Algarve hinterland is an amazing area where you can get really lost in the beautiful countryside and visit whitewashed villages clinging to the hillsides such as Alte a mere 40 min. by car through the hills from the villa. In fact you are more likely to think you are in Switzerland or Austria driving there as you inhale the smell of the pine trees and marvel at the views out across the hills. Or if you don't fancy driving one day why not take a bus from S. Bras to Faro and be dazzled by its old town. In fact Faro is not just about its airport its about a hidden gem of an old town that can't fail to take your breath away and ladies think shoes! In fact in all my life I have never seen so many fab shoe shops all in the same area!!

So if you want to experience the Alternative Algarve for a truly authentic Portuguese holiday this is the place for you!

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms, 2 en suites

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings
  • House swap

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Access

  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Jean D
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Calendar updated:
30 Jan 2016
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian

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“Lovely Villa! Owner was extremely helpful and obliging.”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2015

We had a short stay at the villa and loved every minute! Jean the owner is really very helpful. The villa was clean and well presented. Located in the countryside, so whilst relaxing, all you can hear are the sounds of different birds and rustling trees (and the occasional sounds of traffic along the road). Would love to return here in the future!

“High quality accomodation in great rural location”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2014

This villa is tastefully decorated and very well equipped. The gardens are really lovely with a fantastic swimming pool. The location is perfect to explore the real authentic Portugal but still close enough to the wonderful Algarve beaches. Some great, well priced restaurants nearby. Jean provides information about these in her comprehensive information pack. We recommend visits to the "praia de Barril" near Tavira and the old town in Loulé.

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