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Love Nest In Grounds Of Old Farmhouse With Private Pool



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Farmhouse cottage in Alportel, Nr. Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve, Portugal - Ideal Location For A Romantic Break Or For Outdoor Activity For Walks Or Cycling

Monte Velho is an old farmhouse recently restored in a sympathetic style to a most relaxing and private holiday home. Set in the foothills of a National Park, it is ideal as a base for walking and cycling yet only 2 km. from the bustling market town of Sao Bras, 30 minutes from Faro Airport and the wonderful beaches of the Eastern Algarve. The stables have been converted in the old style to a very spacious one bed apartment and the guests will have the exclusive use of the very private pool and BBQ area and the beautifully maintained gardens. There are local bars in the village square only 500 yards away and an array of excellent restaurants in Sao Bras 1 mile away. Venture under the arch in the village square and 1 mile through a winding lane you come to Juncais where the road turns to dirt and winds through a magical valley of cork oaks black pigs and goat herds. This is rural Portugal at its best.

The property is currently undergoing restoration to provide 2 further bedrooms for the 2017 season.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Monte Velho is a beautiful place and we would love to come back.

A wonderful oasis!
Jul 2015
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1 holidaymaker review

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Secluded Get away

  • 4 of 5

Great place to get away from it all. Set back off the road and not overlooked. 1bed house with own pool shared only with the wildlife. 10 minutes walk to Alportel just 2 bars 30 minute walk to Sao Bras plenty of coffee shops/bars shops and restaurants 6euros back with shopping. Clean and spacious converted stables just ideal to relax by the pool all day

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


A selection of beaches are easily reached within 30 minutes of driving through quiet country roads.


Faro Airport is 30 minutes drive from the house.

A taxi to the airport is about €20. Bicycles are available for use by the guests to get about locally (but not to the airport!)

A car is really desirable and can be got very reasonably from Arguscarhire.


Local village is 500 yards - Alportel 3 bars!

Local town is 1.5 miles - Sao Bras. Plenty of excellent coffee shops and restaurants and supermarkets. Intermarche, Lidl.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Ms Hilda Dias is the house manager and can be contacted by phone or e-mail.

Changeover Day:
contact Ms.Dias.

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Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 large en-suite bathroom with large open shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 king size bed with en-suite shower room.


  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: 8m x 4m swimming pool which is private and not shared. games room with 'football table' Sun loungers, outdoor table and chairs for dining. There are private gardens surrounding the property for the exclusive use of the guest. There is a barbeque area for outdoor cooking. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing facilities, 2 bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned weekly.

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