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Casa/Villa With Private Pool And Gardens



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Villa-Casa Pais de Gales, Fornhala near Moncarapacho,Near Olhao, Algarve,In A Rural Locatio

If you're looking for a Casa with plenty of space in a rural location, but with easy access to the motorway, towns with character and a choice of superb natural beaches then the Casa Pais de Gales is the villa for you. It is situated 25 mins from Faro and 2.2km from Moncarapacho, a lovely quiet town in the Eastern Algarve, unspoilt by tourism. The casa has plenty of room inside and is surrounded by 3/4 of an acre of enclosed and completely private gardens. The nearest property is 150 meters away. There are several excellent golf courses to the east of Moncarapacho.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Owners Huw and Carys Williams, David and Jenifer Williams from Cardiff.

Having spent five consecutive years staying in Casa's near Loule and Tavira we decided to purchase a Casa with our neighbours David and Jenifer in 2002.

Every year we try to improve the facilities and accommodation and to provide a CASA which is a home from home.

Best features - THE POOL which is 12 x 6 meter pool with it's sunbathing area.

and the various sun terraces,the 3/4 enclosed garden which is full of native Mediterranean plants and trees.

Huw Williams March 2011

Please e mail for availability

Call Owner
Speaks English, Welsh by owners. manager Peter Graf German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jonathan Blake 28 Aug 2014

The pool area was a real treat and the location of the Villa was perfect.Away from the crowds yet very close to all that we need......

Richard Jones - It's truly beautiful place,the pool is stunning 08/08/13

Roger Shearman 30/06/12

" 7 people fully rested and refreshed after a wonderful stay at Casa Pais de Gales. Great facilities at excellent position to move around the Algarve".

The villa exceeded or expectations and had everything needed for an enjoyable and relaxing two weeks Colin Way Aug 12th /2013

Thomas Cleghorn Family 15/06/12

"Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday at the Casa.We were very impressed with the villa and its grounds.The pool was excellent...definitely one of the best holidays we have had as a large family group"

'What a fantastic property in a wonderful location! We had a great time, and the place really exceeded our expectations, so thank you very much from us.' Paul, Val, Daniel and Nicole.

"We just wanted to say thank you for sharing your villa with us. We have stayed in quite a few properties in the U.S.and Europe, Pays de Gales must be easily one of the best".
May 2007
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From the Owner

Moncarapacho is a quieter part of the Algarve. From Faro Airport it takes 30 min. Moncarapacho has all the facilities required including bars and restaurants which give fantastic value. Nearest Beach 10 - 12 minutes travelling to the beaches at Fuzeta. Nearest Food Market Fresh food markets (small ) at Moncarapacho and massive Olhao market. Walks to explore There are several paths to explore the country side.... walks that can take 5 - 10 minutes to the one hour round trip.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro Airport. at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Antonio's Moncarapacho,Various Cafe Bar's at 2.2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Moncarapacho - Fuzeta and Faro at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : to the north of Moncarapacho NP1 at 3.6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Antonio's,Calibri and Anna's Bar in Moncarapacho at 2.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuzeta lagoon - ferry to Pria da Fuzeta at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The most colourful time of the year in the Algarve is March - April. After the rainfall during the winter months the surrounding countryside and gardens are full of pinks and purples with the Almond trees in full bloom. In the garden we have natural French lavender and wild orchids and the surrounding land is full of colour.


The nearest beach is at Fuzeta a 12 mins drive. Fuzeta has a sandy beach which is part of the lagoon system and is safe and shallow. It is part of the Reserva Natural de RIA Formosa which streches for 30 km from Ancoa, west of Faro to Manta Rota near the Spanish border. Between April and October the ferries cross from Fuzeta to Praia da Fuzeta on the eastern end of Ilha da Armona a stunning beach. Also Pedras d'El Rei where you catch the train and head for Barril and its many anchors.


Casa Pais de Gales is 25 minutes from Faro Airport. From Moncarapacho to Tavira 20 mins. To the Spanish border and Ayomonte 30 mins. To Sevillia under 2 hours. A hire car is essential.


Moncarapacho nearest towns 5 min in car. Distance is 2K.

Olhao and the fish market is 12 Km away.

Fuzeta nearest beach is 12 km.

Tavira is 20 minutes away.

The Spanish border at Castro Marim is 30 min away.

To travel to Seville follow the motorway to Spain.Time to Seville 1hours 45 mintes.

Further Details:

A taste of REAL Portugese cooking

Restauarante O Monte Vehelo is located in the mountains near the village og Umbria and Morenos.To get here head for Santa Catarina and head for Tavira .A very special menu including (Boar Stew) Ensopado de Javali, Perna de borrego no forno (Leg of lamb in the oven) Perediz com castanhas (Partridge wit chesnuts)

Details and it's best to book the owner/chefe De Ana Lidia G.Jesus Cavaco, O Monte Velho, (00351) 281 971 061. GPS :Lat 37* 11' 2"

Lon 7* 44' 33"

or ask Peter Graf our agent for directions.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
7 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
10 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Booking Notes:
We ask for a deposit of 30% to secure a booking.
Balance to be paid six weeks before departure. Payment in euro or UK pounds.
Cost of wifi/internet is 30 euro per week.
Damage to the property, furniture or apparatus due to negligence......
We ask for a 100 euro deposit to be given to our agents against damage to the property.This will be returned on the last day.
Broken crockery,glasses or cups will not be charged for.
Beach towels can be provide at a cost of 3 euro each.

Changeover Day:
During High Summer our changeover day is Friday to take advantage of cheaper flights. Saturday flights tend to be 30 /40 dearer more expensive during high summer. During other periods we try to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
All the prices listed below is the minimum price based on the use of two bedrooms
or a family of 4.
Please call or e mail for a quote.
Booking is a minimum of 7 nights/days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 01-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

You have complete privacy and space at Casa Pais de Gales. We are also gradually developing different areas of the garden to reflect the variety of Mediterranean plants.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower bathroom, wc on 1st floor to bedroom 1 En suite with corner bath/shower, wc and bidet. Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 4. En suite bath/shower, wc, bidet on ground floor to bedroom 3. This where the washing machine is located.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Twin beds with balcony overlooking garden. Bedroom 2: Very large ground floor bedroom with twin single beds. Bedroom 3: ground floor bedroom with 2 single beds. Bedroom 4: ground floor with 2 single beds.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The main stairs in an 'open staircase' construction and toddlers should be supervised. October is the beginning of autumn in Algarve. The Mediterranian autumn is the same as spring so expect warm and pleasant weather so you may well see summer heat and some cool days. Average daily temperature is 22 C ( 72 F) and as low as 16C ( 61F ). An average of 8 hrs of sunshine each day in the Algarve WINTER LETS Heating from November is by a wood burner in the lounge There are also electric fan heaters in each of the main bedrooms. We also have hot water bottles. ALL RESTAURANTS REMAIN OPEN IN MONCARAPACHO Outside: By the pool we have 8 sun loungers and three large sun umbrellas. There is also shaded area by the pool, shade under the large bottle brush tree and shade under the pool house.To the side of the pool house we have a cold shower The BBQ is also within the pool house. We have also installed gates and fencing to stop small children from obtaining access to the pool area unless they are accompanied by adults. We ask you to make sure that these are closed after every visit to the pool. Garden and open areas. We have created different areas that give different aspects towards the Casa Please enjoy these areas. Outside the entrance if you turn left you can walk up towards the top of the hill and from there to the south you can enjoy a wonderful view towards the Rio Formosa. Walking to Moncarapacho takes 20 to 30 minutes and is dependent on your fitness. Utility Room: Large fridge/freezer. For visits to the beach there is also a cool box. Iron and ironing board. Washing machine located in ground floor bathroom. Internet/wifi connection at the CASA is an additional cost of 30 euro per week Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned once a week, towels and linen are provided but we ask quests to bring their own beach towels. The pool is cleaned on your arrival date and once during your stay. Beach Towels can be hired at £4.00 per week each. Other: In the sun lounge there is a sofa bed that can be used as a double bed for guests no. 9/10. There are also 2 chair/beds, ideal for children or young adults. We also have a cot and high chair for babies.

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