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Quiet, bijou cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

A pretty, traditional cottage adjacent to a private pool set in shady secluded garden surrounded by acres of olive groves, almond blossom and beautiful walks. The accommodation comprises a delightful stone-built characterful studio cottage with private shower en-suite facilities, and lies in the garden of our farmhouse,. The charming room has a king sized bed and a semi-enclosed alfresco kitchen area with barbecue, sink, fridge, kettle and coffee machine. There is no indoor sitting room however we have provided two traditional Monchique chairs in your room should the weather be unsuitable for sitting outside. There are various chairs in the south facing garden with views of the mature walnut tree and hundred year old vine. For those seeking peace and quiet in a childfree rural retreat, this property will provide a haven of tranquility. For those times when you are tired of sunning yourself by the pool on the sunbeds, you might wish to relax further in one of the hammocks strung from the walnut tree and enjoy some beautiful dappled shade.

Jane Caulfield-Kerney
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Jane Caulfield-Kerney

We moved here from the South of England, our children having flown the nest, in order to enjoy the warm sunshine and the relaxed way of life. The price of wine was a help too! We enjoy having new faces around and most of our visitors end up as friends after only a couple of days.

Jane Caulfield-Kerney purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Jane Caulfield-Kerney chose Concelho

We came here because the area is very quiet although only a few kilometres from the bustling market town of Loule. One of the main advantages of living here is that it is possible to find a new place to eat out well every day at very reasonable prices.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Concelho in Loulé

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The shower room is compact, with shower, loo and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a King sized bed, chest of drawers and bookcase. We also provide a hairdryer.
  • Books ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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Quiet, bijou cottage
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

The perfect retreat for relaxing prior to returning to a busy home life.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect retreat for a relaxing weekend. The cottage is idyllic and fully equipped. Our hosts met all our needs and provided us with all the information we needed about things to see in Faro and the environs. We had a truly wonderful time. The only problem was that our visit was too short. We will definitely plan to visit again next year.

John & Paula

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for such a lovely review! It was great to have you both here, and I am glad you enjoyed your spontaneous birthday trip to stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you back here soon.
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Lovely, out of the way retreat, with owners who treat you like family.

  • 5 of 5

Jane and Graeham couldn't be any more welcoming, and from the moment we arrived we were treated as one of the extended family. With their beautiful dogs Megan and Charlie, and affectionate cats, Kitty and Tiggy, not to mention the chickens, it's a perfect stay away from home for animal lovers.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for your lovely review! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us, and wonderful that you were so happy to join in with some of our 'family' outings. I am glad that the cottage wasn't too cold for you, despite the inclement weather.
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Fabulouottage in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fabulous, clean, comfortable and peaceful. The swimming pool was sparkling and beautifully maintained. Close to Loule and shops, yet secluded and tranquil.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you when you return. We will try and maintain the lovely weather for you.
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Cute, rustic & away from the madding crowds.

  • 5 of 5

This cute & rustic accommodation overlooks a shady garden on one side & a fabulous, well maintained pool on the other. The garden has 2 comfortable hammocks strung from the mature walnut tree providing beautiful dappled shade from the sun. The pool area is gorgeous with plenty of seating & shades, if required, as this area catches the sun all day long.

If you want a place 'away from the madding crowd ' then this is perfect. It is ideally situated for touring the length & breadth of the Algarve if, as we do, you like to get out & about.

Your hosts, Jane & Graeham, are kindness personified. They are chilled out & relaxed & so easy to get along with, we thoroughly enjoyed the occasions we spent in their company. That said, they were unobtrusive & totally respectful of our privacy.

The family dogs Megan & Charlie, whilst being totally adorable & very sociable, were also unobtrusive & respectful of our privacy.

We spent a delightful 2 weeks here. The fact that we didn't see one cloud during our entire stay was a bonus.

Finally, having stayed in some places where we felt we were sleeping on a bed of marble, the bed in this cottage is a comfy one - double bonus!

We would like to convey all our best wishes to Jane & Graeham for their continued success & thank them for being so charming & welcoming.

Ian & Ela - AKA 'Him & Me'

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your wonderful words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and it was a delight to see you getting more and more relaxed as the weeks progressed. I am glad you found the cottage to your liking and hope to see you back here.
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Beautiful, tastefully furnished traditional cottage. Immaculately maintained garden and pool.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage set in beautiful garden with hammocks slung from a walnut tree. A lemon tree and passion fruit tree by the pool set the scene for lounging or having breakfast by the immaculate pool before a refreshing dip. The hosts are incredibly friendly and hospitable and nothing is too much trouble. The owners two lovely dogs, Megan and Charlie will melt your heart

The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring the Algarve and is a short drive to the coast whilst far enough away to avoid the crowds when a little peace is required.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and we loved the fact that you were happy to join us for various events. We hope to see you both again soon.
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All you need for a peaceful and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely 10 night stay, Jane & Graham are great hosts stayed up to welcome us in after our flight was delayed and not arriving until 1am. The cottage bedroom and bathroom are small but stil plenty big enough for 2. Enjoyed cooking on the built in gas BBQ. Pool area is great getting the sun all day, also a lovely shaded area under the Walnut tree with 2 hammocks. Happy to recommend to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing holiday, Darran & Fay

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Despite your belated arrival, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and are glad you looked so rested when you left! It was a pleasure having you here.
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Apolo, Betunes
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Vilasol, Vilamoura
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Loule station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Oliveiras, Loule
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Car: necessary

In the nearby town of Loule you can find a famous Saturday market to which people come from miles around. You can get almost anything here There is a local Art Gallery with changing artists, and if your visit co-incides with the World renowned MedFest at the end of June you can see many national and international musicians for a very modest entrance fee.


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