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Country Cottage With Pool And Wonderful Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Alte, Nr. San Bartolomeu de Messines, Central Algarve - Quiet Secluded Retreat Perfect For 1 Or 2 Couples

Built almost 200 years ago, the cottage is full of character and has a bright spacious feel. Modernised throughout it retains many original features. Fabulous unrestricted mountain views from the secluded garden. Superb location for relaxation. In the heart of the Algarve but away from the crowds. Excellent walking and birdwatching. Easy reach of all amenities.

Built almost 200 years ago, the cottage is full of character and has a bright spacious feel. Modernised throughout it retains many original features. Fabulous unrestricted mountain views from the secluded garden. Superb location for relaxation. In the heart of the Algarve but away from the crowds. Excellent walking and birdwatching. Easy reach of all amenities.


Owner
Lindsay Millar
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alte in Algarve

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern en-suite bathroom to master bedroom with spacious walk in shower, wc and sink. Additional bathroom with shower, wc and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious master bedroom with king size bed. Second bedroom also with king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Prefer no smoking inside. Outside: Secluded courtyard garden with a choice of areas for sunbathing or al fresco dining. Pool (5 x 3m) for relaxation and cooling off. Ample car parking. Utility Room: Washing machine with drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included but not beach towels. Changed weekly. Other: Shaded patio area with outdoor dining furniture.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

4

Very well equipped cottage with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

As advertised this was a lovey 200yr old farmhouse beautifully restored by the owners with stunning views, a very quiet location but with easy access to Alte for your supplies.

Comfortably furnished and well equipped, also wth TV and wifi.

A fan would be useful in very hot weather and easier access to opening the skylights, which could also benefit from having blinds.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lincolnshire
4

Alte cottage

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a wonderful week here. The cottage was just as described-very comfortable and home from home, full of character and personal items, lending a relaxing ambience. Wonderful outdoor space for chilling and looking at the views. Great location as was easy to travel either East or West, so a car is essential. We felt to be living in a truer Portugal than down on the coast, which is what we like. We found the people we met very friendly and the coffee shop and restaurant in Alte well worth a visit. Our first visit to Portugal exceeded expectations and left us very impressed. Peter and Lindsay were very helpful throughout. We would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wigan
5

19th September 2013

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for an amazing holiday, the villa was lovely with breath taking views.

I would highly recommend this villa if you are looking for a quiet relaxing time away or like us a family holiday as we had our 16 month old baby with us and we all had a great time.

Alte is only a short drive away, we're we found cafes, super market, chemist and a few other shops.

The neighbours were very friendly and polite.

I had good communication with Lindsey prior to arriving and also during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

maison très agréable a vivre,sentiment de sérénité, d etre chez soi.

  • 5 of 5

-la description de l annonce correspond bien avec la réalité

-la propriété est propre,bien entretenue et bien aménagée

-merci à Lindsay pour ses bons conseils,ses consignes et ses informations sur la région

-nous gardons un très bon souvenir de cette maison et nous la recommandons

-merci pour les bonnes adresses de restaurants des villages voisins

-maison bien placée pour visiter l algarve et quel plaisir le soir de se baigner dans la piscine

-merci aux propriétaires Lindsay et Peter car tout est réuni pour que le séjour soit agréable

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required on booking, with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before date of arrival. Booking deposit is non refundable. A security deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible.
Arrival is after 2.30pm and departure is 10.30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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