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2 Delightful Cottages Set In Beautiful Farmhouse Gardens - Garden Cottage (Sleeps 2/4, 1 Bedroom)



Updated: 29-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Bookable online


Garden Cottage (Sleeps 2/4, 1 Bedroom)

Garden Cottage has one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is plenty of space for 1 to 2 beds/cot for children. Downstairs in the sitting room there is a large wood burning fire, making it very cosy in winter. The cottage is equipped with satellite TV receiving UK channels. The kitchen is well furnished and fully equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable holiday.

There is a large terraced area outside the cottage, leading onto the farmhouse's large gardens which guests are free to explore, as well as to the pool shared with Rose Cottage.

There is also a summer kitchen in the grounds that guests are welcome to use. The stables are a short walk from the cottage.

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About the property


Rose and Garden Cottage are 2 pretty cottages set in the gardens of a beautiful rural farmhouse, both with wifi and British TV (BBC and ITV). The views from the cottages are over open countryside and from the front of the property you can see the sea. There is a lovely large pool with the same open views. Guests are free to roam around the farmhouse grounds and stables. The surrounding countryside also provides wonderful walks. This is the perfect location if you are looking for a quiet and relaxed holiday but would still like to be close to the beach and town..

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About the Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking. Payment of the balance should be made 8 weeks before departure. A refundable damage deposit of £100 is also required. The owners will provide further details when a booking is made.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday but the owners can be flexible, particularly outside the high season.

7 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Our Secret Little Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this haven from the stresses of life over a a dozen times since my wife first discovered it 7 years ago.

Under an hour by car from Faro Airport we can go door to door via Bristol in about 6 hours.

My wife and I run a very busy self catering business in Somerset so we need a place where we can both escape to recharge and also be close enough to treat ourselves, be it a good meal, shopping or the local spa which is 5 minutes away.

The accommodation is basic but functional and the welcome always warm from host Jan, in fact I doubt you will find a warmer welcome. That said if you want your privacy you can have it. There is a good sized shared pool that is always clean, a BBQ area for fish and meat fresh from the many local markets.

Marinha and other wonderful beaches are minutes away by car or a brisk walk down lanes through orange groves.

If you want to be more adventurous and more nightlife then Alvor is about a 30 minute drive and offer plenty of variety. We enjoy the fortress town of Silves with excellent eating and wonderful street to stroll through.

One thing you do need to be prepared for is that this is country accommodation and the Portuguese countryside is an active place full of wildlife. Add to that the barking farm dogs and occasional horse and it is often not as peaceful as the UK. That said ear plugs are more than effective and to be honest I prefer the animals to a noisy town or resort.

As with any holiday its a trade off, great location, functional and comfortable space, great host against the fact that a car is essential for any day out.

The Algarve is changing but this little oasis holds on to its true character which is why after hours of looking at brochures we just keep going back

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Jayne and Paul Quaint and homely setting

  • 5 of 5

Great for family or a romantic break for two. Our daughter and grandson stayed for the first week with us and he loved all the animals. The owner was fantastic and very welcoming, Garden cottage was lovely, very clean and comfortable. We hired a car and enjoyed all the surrounding areas. Some lovely eating places in Carveoiro. We have booked for next August 2016. I highly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, refreshing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage, everything we needed. Wood burning stove beautiful in the evenings. Owner went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. Her kindness was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint comfortable idyllic rustic cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in August 2015 in Garden Cottage, so much so that we intend to return next year with family and occupy both cottages. Both cottages are charming and comfortable and we did not find the fact that the two cottages share a swimming pool in any way intrusive. The terrace al fresco dining areas are secluded from one another and private. Jan, the owner is extremely accommodating and nothing is too much trouble for her. I would thoroughly recommend this as the perfect 'get away from it all' vacation. Martyn & Mel from Gloucestershire

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have stay in Rose Cottage with friends and family for 2 of the last 3yrs and are booked to go back in 2016. Has a great rustic charm.

The owner is fantastic and goes out of her way to make sure your holiday great.

Great pool and location, 10mins from Carvoeiro, large supermarket and waterpark nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed 9 years ago and have returned every year since with and without family. The owner is always very welcoming and goes out of her way to make the holiday relaxing. After our recommendation friends now regularly stay in the other cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always lovely to see guests returning and we do our best to make them as comfortable as possible. Thank you for your booking for next year as well.
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Activity and Interests


The beautiful beaches of Benagil, Praia da Carvalho and the award winning Marinha are less than 5 mins by car. Praia de Benagil is a small pretty cove nestling at the foot of a steep hill. The walk down the steps to Praia da Marinha is more than rewarded by the beautiful stretch of golden sand set against the backdrop of spectacular cliffs dotted with caves and inlets. The cliffs above Marinha provide excellent walks. Praia do Carvalho is also a beautiful beach reached via a small tunnel.


The cottages are approx 60km from Faro airport. With the new motorway all the way from the airport, the journey is easy. Transport can be arranged from the airport and taxis are readily available, but car hire is recommended. The owners can provide details of car hire companies.


The nearest town, Carvoeiro, with its numerous restaurants is approx 10 mins by car. The smaller village of Benagil is less than 5 mins by car. The cottages are ideally located to visit a number of the local attractions from the historic and beautiful town of Silves, to the local water parks or dolphins at Zoomarine.

Further Details:

Whilst set in the countryside, the cottages are close to all amenities. There are restaurants within a short walking distance. The large local supermarket is approx 10 mins away by car and there are plenty of restaurants in Benagil and Carvoeiro with its enormous range of restaurants is less than 10 mins by car.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Both cottages are cleaned twice a week with a change of sheets once a week. All linen and towels are provided. There is a washing machine available for the use of guests at both cottages. Outside: There is a summer kitchen which can be used for barbecues and outside dining. Both cottages have delightful terraces that are well shaded and both have access to the large outdoor pool with beautiful views over the open countryside. From the cottages you are welcome to walk through the farmhouse grounds and also down to the stables.

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