Cottage in Bordeira, Nr. Loule, Algarve, Portugal - Rural Location, 10 Minutes Drive To Loule, Pool, Games Room, BBQ, Wifi
The original stone cottage on the property has been lovingly restored.
It sits in large well maintained grounds.
The property benefits from views of the countryside and the sea, and is surrounded by patios that are ideal for a BBQ.
There is a huge roof terrace to have sundowners on!!
The accommodation consists of a double bedroom, en-suite shower room, and a kitchenette.
It is a 5 minute walk to the local bars and restaurant.
In the grounds there is ping-pong on one of the terraces.
A DVD player, with a large selection of DVDs is also available along with a docking station for iPods and a CD player with a selection of CD's.
Internet access is available from the patios
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Jill Hornby
I have owned this property for approximately 12 years.
I can answer most questions regarding the area if need
The cottage is completely separate and if you don't want to see me, you won't !!
The pool and cottage are in a gated courtyard.
Jill Hornby purchased this cottage in 2002
Why Jill Hornby chose Santa Barbara de Nexe
Previous to this property I had one on the coast, however I wanted to move to a more rural, cultural area. Although I am in a small village, it is near to everything you could need, and therefore there is an ease to get to the more touristy parts of the Algarve.
What makes this cottage unique
The large grounds and pool have meant that my family is able to have a relaxing, fun holiday.
(12 traveller reviews)
Thanks Jill for a great two weeks, cottage and pool ,wonderful weather,great host, what more could you ask for? Everything needed is there in the property which is clean and tidy.Would recommend this property to family and friends.Not a great choice for eating in the village but drive out a short distance in any direction and restaurants can be found easily
This was our 3rd visit to this beautiful little villa. We absolutely love it!!! Jill makes us so welcome it's like coming home. The villa is set in a beautiful walled garden . The pool is a luxury for a one bedded villa and we made great use of it. The weather was amazing. We work six days a week so wanted somewhere quiet and relaxing and that's exactly what we found, hence our return visits. The village is a short walk away and the locals make you feel very welcome. If you are looking for a romantic, relaxing away from it all then this is for you!! We will be back.
We had just one week to get away from it all, and we did just that. This place is certainly compact, but very comfortable and the pool is great. An unusually good gas barbie ( which is needed; the kitchen is tiny!) completes the facilities.
It's a lovely area which we know well, and this is a great place for a couple to chill out completely.
Lovely Break Away
We booked to stay at the cottage for a week away with our little boy (22 months). I saw the cottage on Owners Direct but the majority of the booking process was completed with e-mails to and from the owner Jill who was quick to reply and very friendly and helpful.
The cottage is what I would call traditional portugese, and we loved this. The decor is simple and the facilities are basic but all you need for a short break away. If you are looking for built in appliances and all the mod cons, maybe not for you.
The owner Jill and her son were there upon our arrival and made us feel welcome and made sure that we had everything that we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Jill had even made up the travel cot for our son, with bedding and welcomed us into her home to pick some childrens dvd's for him to watch and Gabriel was instantly at ease.
Unfortunately for us the first few days of our stay were a bit rainy and if you aren't the kind of person that just gets the waterproofs on and makes the most of it then this cottage may not suit you if the weather during your stay is wet as there is little to do at the cottage other than watch a dvd. We made the most of it, we had a hire car and visited differen't towns and sightseeing spots. It was still warm and out son loved being out and about. Jill offered to babysit our son so we could go out in the evening but we never got around to it. Our son Gabriel was in his element at the cottage playing with the dog, Tammy, and on the play area in the garden at his own leisure.
The cottage in the sunshine is a tranquil paradise and the location is perfect (with a hire car) for beaches and local areas of interest. When Jill is around she will offer information and make sure you have everything you need. We really enjoyed our stay and would book the cottage again for a short break away or romantic getaway.
Thank you Jill, we had a wonderful time and would visit again xx
Ideal location to explore Algarve with West Coast only 1hr 15mins drive. Airport 20 mins. Beaches 30 mins. Hills 30 mins.Cottage clean and comfortable and offered all we needed including pool. Owner who lives in main property could not have been more accomodating and was there on hand if we needed anything. We enjoyed our stay very much.
The listing of this property is probably too modest, although it can be thoroughly trusted. If you like what you read in the listing then this is the perfect place for you. The property and its grounds are exceptionally maintained, the setting is rural, the peace and quiet wonderful as were the hostess and her family whom you can see as much or little of as you wish. The stroll to the village of Bordeira is picturesque and the village is very olde worlde but the locals welcoming. The food in the village is good without being exceptional but hey 3 courses and a carafe of wine for two people at 16 euros is tremendous. All round we loved it, so much so that within two days of our return to the Uk we booked it again and the flights for 10 days next June as 7 just wasn't enough. It is the first holiday that we have had in many years where we came home refreshed, we all must have heard the conversation "Did you have a good holiday?" "Yeah, but I need another to get over it"... Not here,not a bit of it, it's brill and we are already counting down to our return.
From the Owner
“Previous to this property I had one on the coast, however I wanted to move to a more rural, cultural area. Although I am in a small village, it is near to everything you could need, and therefore there is an ease to get to the more touristy parts of the Algarve.”
Activity and Interests
The cottage is a 20 minute drive to the many beaches of the Algarve, from the famous Julias beach between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Largo, to the beaches around Vilamoura.
In the other direction you are 20 minutes away from Tavira where there are plenty of lovely beaches and things to do.
Faro airport is a 15 minute drive.
Car hire is highly recommended.
A five minute walk leads you to the village of Bordeira. Drive 10 minutes to the historic market town of Loule.
Sao Bras and Santa Barbara are also close by.
Travelling in the opposite direction is the lovely town of Tavira, with many beaches in the area.
Fuzeta and Olhao are before Tavira.
Faro, the capital of the Algarve, is 15 minutes away.
In the village of Bordeira there is a fabulous local restaurant.
On the outskirts of Loule there is a large supermarket.
Lidl is on the way to Sao Bras.
Saturdays is the local market in Loule.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
17 Oct 2016 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking, please contact the owner for information.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The large grounds and pool have meant that my family is able to have a relaxing, fun holiday.”
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- bay fishing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite traditional looking shower room. Modernised to a high standard but in keeping with a traditional feel. There is a fly screen on the window.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) King Size bed. Notes on bedrooms: 1 king size bed.
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: A maid service is available if required for laundry and ironing. An extra charge of £50 per week for air-conditioning. Outside: The cottage sits on a large plot which has been beautifully landscaped. There is a large tree by the pool for natural sun shade. You can watch the sunset from the roof terrace with views down to the coast. The pool area is walled with sun beds, a table and chairs for eating and a sofa area. The pool is about 4 1/2 ft deep therefore diving is not allowed. A ping pong table is on one of the terraces, boules can be played on the lawn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels provided. Maid service each week. Laundry can be done for a minimum charge. The bed is changed weekly and towels can be changed on request. Pool/Beach towels are also provided.