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Cottage With Private Walled Pool, Views Of The Countryside And Sea.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

More Details

Jill Hornby
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

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.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulously Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Break Away

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal Location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
17 Oct 2016 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard Rate
29 Apr 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Benatrite in Faro region

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) King Size bed. Notes on bedrooms: 1 king size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.

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