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Peaceful Village Location, 8 bedrooms, pool, games room.

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa and Apartment in Sitio da Igreja, Sao Lourenco, Almancil, Central Algarve - Secluded Private Grounds with Pool, Games Room and Separate Apartment

** LAST MINUTE DEAL. October weeks remaining £1395.00 for up to 10 guests!!!!, down from £2495.00(£1695.00 for 16 guests). Traditional farmhouse and separate apartment situated in the famous village of Sao Lourenco on the outskirts of the prestigious golden triangle. Village location with large secluded walled garden with fruit trees, containing private pool (heated if required), gazebo with rattan seating, outside bar (10 bar stools) and further chill out deck seating, games room and parking. 5 mins from sandy beaches, premier golf courses and the full range Michelin star to good value restaurants. 500m from Almancil town. 10 mins from Faro Airport. The property is full of character and has fantastically planned layout central to the pool and garden area, suitable for multi generational families and large parties.

More Details

Nathalia Cross
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Nathalia Cross

Our names are Paul and Nathalia Cross and we have and three daughter's, Alex, Pip and Chloe.We both work full time but get over to Portugal as much as we can, and as we are so close to the airport, often fly out just for a day or two. We have family and friends with properties out there and do a lot of socialising when out there, so the house is perfectly central to everything we need;beaches, bars and restaurants, golf, shops and waterparks. The children are never bored, nor are we.

Nathalia Cross purchased this villa in 2007

Why Nathalia Cross chose Loule region

We have spent many years holidaying in Vale de Lobo and wanted to find somewhere to buy that was close enough to the resort, but not in the middle of it, as it tends to get overrun in the summer. We frankly didn't fancy the idea of holiday revellers passing our door singing at 4am!

I have recently refurbished the house and have spent many years in the planning of it. It is full of character and finishing touches that we created ourselves. It is

by no means a standard villa, and is quite unique.

What makes this villa unique

We are 5 minutes from pretty much anything that you need, but having the benefit of a peaceful location. The house is great for approx four families and totally geared up for children from every age.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a wonderful time we had at your hidden paradise".

"Fantastic Villa, excellent location, the pool and games room loved by kids and adults!"

"Your place is amazing - we are so impressed by all the amenities and little touches that many villas don't provide,"
Aug 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almancil in Loulé

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 en suites 2 further bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , doubles as playroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Farmhouse and Apartment 8 Bedrooms (Sleeps 18) Notes on bedrooms: 1 super king size 4-poster bed with sofa bed and en suite. 2 twin bedrooms (1 en suite). 5 dbl bedrooms (2 en suite).6 bedrooms are in the house(1 small double en suite on the first floor with further terrace)2 bedrooms in apt, with fully equiped kitchen/bathrm
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Air con/heating/ pool heating extra charge (Air con in bedrooms FOC in high peak weeks inJuly and August). There is a safety gate to prevent children from accessing the pool from the house and a barrier deterring child access to the roof terrace. Outside: Completely private gardens, not overlooked. 10 x 5m swimming pool (heating if required). Lawn and various fruit trees. Large (5 x 4m) seated gazebo. Rattan sun loungers. Seated rattan dining area overlooking pool and gardens.Large BBQ and griddle. Separate roof terrace, gazebo and seating with panoramic views . Games room with 7' pool table, full size table tennis, air hockey, sofa beds, cinema projector and sofa beds. Car Port and ample parking in enclosed driveway for cars. Utility Room: Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron and board. Further drinks fridge Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and weekly changed, more frequently if needed. Maid service tues/sat. Other: Games room with 7" pool table, table tennis, , air hockey, Nintendo WII, cinema projector and DVD player, bunk beds and 4 sofa beds. Great room for teenagers.BooksandDVD library. Inflatables and garden y


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Peaceful Village Location, 8 bedrooms, pool, games room.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Great villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. 3 families - 6 adults and 6 children (range 4 years old to 15) had plenty of space.

The pool is a great size and there are some lovely outdoor spaces to run around / relax in the sun or shade.

The kids loved the games room (pool, table tennis, air hockey). Great location for getting out and about too - short drive to vilamoura and various beaches.

Would really recommend this lovely villa and hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jackie. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. It would be a pleasure to have you back again. Best wishes for the summer
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 11 ranging from 66 to 3 years. Church Farmhouse is a beautifully appointed villa and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday even down to children’s toys, pool inflatables, dvd’s and books . The grounds are extensive and the property has the added benefit of a separate apartment with small kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. The recent addition of the sunset bar and seating area is a great facility. The barbecue equipment was used every day and the eating area is great, now covered with a canopy. The pool was fine without heating and the children enjoyed the games room with table tennis, pool table, and air hockey. The kitchen is well equipped and Nathalia arranged to have the internet reconnected while we were there. The air conditioning worked in all the bedrooms. Keeping 11 people fed and watered for a week was a major task and we made the mistake of following the advice of a stranger to shop initially at the most expensive supermarket. However we discovered Aldi in Almancil which was perfectly adequate and at least half the price! I find it hard to say anything negative about this place but if pushed I would say that all the adults found the beds on the hard side and the teenagers would like to have been closer to the sea without having to use taxis.

All the taxis we used arrived on time, Almancil Taxis were basic but cheaper than Algarve Taxis which were more plush. Nathalia and her housekeeper were very helpful and accommodating. I hope that one day we will all be able to return to Church Farmhouse.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Sao Lourenco as part of birthday party celebration for 14 people, the villa was superb, plenty of space for all of us, we ate out most nights but there is plenty of cooking implements to eat in, we BBQ one night and had a giant Paella on another occasion. The owner was very helpful, no issue when you emailed ask My various questions, I would not hesitate to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Amazing time had by all, 14 adults in total. (7 couples)The villa was just as described in the listing, plenty of space,good quality fixtures and fittings. The master suit is very special definitely worth the 5 stars, everything you could possibly need for a well relaxed holiday. We made some special memories with special friends. The games room was tremendous especially when we had a rainy day. We didn't hire a car (if we returned we would hire a car for the supermarket run)supermarket was 10 mins away by taxi and cost only 12euro, the taxis were great dropped us off then came back for us an hour later. There was a small friendly bar 5 min walk down the hill, near the church, the restaurant in front of the villa is well worth a visit great food and friendly hosts, couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely recommend the villa if it's a chilled out relaxed holiday your looking for. Thank you to Nathalia and Paul for letting us stay in your amazing villa, and all the help and information you provided when we were booking. Thank you once again would definatley like to return sometime in the future...

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from an 11 night stay at Church Farmhouse, and all I can say is "wow!"

First impressions on arrival was what an impressive villa. As soon as we entered through the gate, a huge pool set in a beautiful garden with fruit trees and poolside terrace and a very impressive set of wooden doors to the villa struck an immediate impression. Inside, things continue to impress with a well laid out and beautifully decorated interior. With 16 in our party, it was a mad dash to bag the best room!

The first few days were a little nippy so we didn't get to use the pool but then the weather warmed up and the skies cleared and it was finally speedos time! Nathalia made sure there were enough cots for the babies of which there were 4 in the party and nothing was too much trouble. With the facilities available, we didn't need to leave the villa! 12 days of no TV, laptops or ipads and just pure quality time amongst friends and family is how holidays should be spent, and I can't think of a more fitting place than church farmhouse! Definitely will book again in the near future, if Nathalia would have us again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd be delighted to have you over again. Thank you for your comments. Have a wonderful summer ahead. Best wishes, Nathalia
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Amazing family get together in this stunning home!

  • 5 of 5

There were 16 of us in total with a mixture of adults and children. This stunning villa was so well equipped with everything that we needed for a large family get together and perfect for any large party with lots of adults and children.

Nathalia who owns the property couldn't have done enough for us to ensure that we had everything we needed before we arrived. There were several travel cots waiting for us, highchairs and the TV room was so well equipped with children's toys, games and DVD's.

The property has a games room outside which meant that our 7 year old boy was in his element and also the men of our party! They loved the pool table, air hockey, table tennis etc. Many hours in the evening were spent here by them.

Nathalia's housekeeper was wonderful, she was there when we arrived and showed us around and she came again during the week to clean. She was so helpful and friendly and we even followed her to the supermarket on the first day as she didn't want us getting lost!

The lounge & kitchen were superb, spacious & beautiful. We never felt that we were all on top of each other. It truly was a home from home experience with everything that we needed.

Unfortunately we didn't use the pool. Even though it is a heated pool the air temperature wasn't warm enough to keep the pool heated to what we would have liked. Nathalia advised us of this before we went which was so lovely and here advice was spot on. However the garden and pool area is stunning so if you go late spring/summer you will love this. You will also find plenty of pool toys in the games room which is a lovely touch,

We hope to return with our family or with friends again and have already recommended to many friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Martina, It was great to have you all over to Church Farmhouse, and you were model guests. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and made full use of the facilities. That's what they are there for. Only sorry the weather wasn't hot enough for the pool for you. We look forward to your next visit, and your friends can contact me any time if they have any queries. Best wishes for the summer ahead. Let's hope it's a long one!
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended


5 minutes drive to beautiful sandy beaches and watersports. 5 minutes drive to waterpark, gym,golf, health centre, tennis, football, horse-riding and go-karting. 10 mins from Algarve stadium.


10 minutes drive to Faro Airport.

Car hire recommended.


500 metres Almancil. 1m Quinta do Lago. 5m Vale de Lobo

7km Faro. 9km Faro Airport.

Further Details:

1km from Almancil containing supermarkets, banks, bars, restaurants, takeaways etc. There is a fantastic value traditional Portuguese restaurant next door that is happy tpo deliver to the door. Although there is a mini supermarket within walking distance, we always recommend hiring at least a small car as most attractions and facilities are scattered all over the Almancil/Vale de Lobo/ Quinta da Lago area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almancil, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 18
9 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
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for 7 nights
rate 19
5 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
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Rate 20
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
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Rate 21
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
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Rate 22
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
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Rate 23
26 May 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
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Rate 24
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
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9 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
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Rate 26
8 Oct 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
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Rate 26
6 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
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for 7 nights
Rate 27
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
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for 7 nights
Rate 13
7 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
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for 7 nights
Rate 14
23 Mar 2019 - 24 May 2019
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Rate 10
25 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
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Rate 15
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
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Rate 16
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking and balance 10 weeks before arrival. Refundable deposit of £25 per person damages deposit. Surcharge for over 16 guests, air con and/or pool heating. Private chef can be recommended, and contact details provided to deal direct.

Pool safety fence can be hired at £250.00 per week.

For smaller parties off peak season. Please contact us for a reduced rate.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Cleaner available at extra charge. Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for both properties in total per week in UK Pounds. There will be an extra laundry charge for more then 16 guests.
Air-conditioning / Heating / Heating Swimming Pool surcharges apply.
Long winter lets- discount available.

25% on reservation
The remainder due no later than 10 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.