Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland – Home 614008 Villa
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland – Home 614008
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Villa / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 19 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Ask about pets
- 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
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!
Please note that the Internet connection in the villa is sometimes not as efficient as the UK. However, there is a small bar closeby and restaurant as well with WIFI.
Location description from owner
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!
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Staffed property
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 09 May 2017
- Years listed:
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Sep 2013. Located in Sao Bras de Alportel, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £450 to £1150.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 May 2017.
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– based on 30 reviews
- Very Good
“Comfortable safe homely villa”
We really enjoyed our stay it was an easy journey from the airport, straight forward directions. Jean had arranged sandwiches for us on arrival from nuno's bar accross the road. The villa is situated on the tavira road which is a shortish journey and worth a visit, it's easy to access the motorway where you can visit monchique, cape st Vincent and Agarve shopping and Pera for the sand sculptures. There are two supermarkets not far from the villa, Intermarche is a 20 minute walk away or a few mins in the car, Continent is towards Loule well stocked store with plenty of recognisable foods. The Villa has a lovely seating area near the BBQ which is good for shade the pool is lovely and not really overlooked we would recommend this Villa, jean the owner is lovely really friendly and informative. We will definitely look to come again.
Secure and comfotable, this villa has everything you could require for a peaceful quiet holiday. The owner jean is lovely and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. From the villa it's a 20 minute walk to the local internarche where most products can be bought. Further by car towards Louie there is a Contenente supermarket selling everything. There's a bar right opposite the villa and a couple of restaurants quite close. In Sao bras there's a bank chicken Louis etc. A car would take you to Tavira and in the opposite direction to Monchique to the mountains on a good day the views are stunning, from there why not go to Pirt St Vincent sometimes it's very busy but there are several restaurants and some stalls.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and I so enjoyed meeting you both!
This is a lovely well equipped villa, with plenty of space and a great garden and pool area. The pool and garden have sun all day, but there is plenty of shade if required. we spent a great 10 days here and was thoroughly relaxed by the time we left. The villa itself is about 10 minutes from the centre of Sao Bras, and has a number of good restaurants close by, as well as a small local friendly bar across the road, make sure you pop in for a morning coffee or a drink before dinner, you won't be able to find a cheaper beer locally. From the moment we enquired about renting the villa Jean the owner was helpful, friendly and quick to respond to emails. Nothing was too much to ask, even when our arrival was delayed by a French air traffic control strike, Jean arranged for Nonu the bar owner, and Jeans meet and greet man, to make us sandwiches as we were too late for the restaurants, we couldn't have asked for a better more thoughtful service. If you are looking for a place to stay in Sao Bras then you won't go far wrong with this villa.
“Lovely Villa! Owner was extremely helpful and obliging.”
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”
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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