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Rural Algarve Villa With Pool, Internet and TV Near Silves Beaches Attractions

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa in a quiet country location close to golf, water parks, beaches, restaurants and many other attractions.

The villa is set within the unspoilt countryside of the Algarve overlooking orange groves. The rural area is popular with walkers and close to the Algarve Way. The Monchique mountains are to the north and the beautiful beaches to the south. The villa is fully compliant with all safety and legal regulations as required by the Portuguese Tourist Board. Alojamento Local (AL) Registration No. 27422/AL

The living accommodation is spacious and comfortable and has plenty of modern conveniences to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. For your entertainment the villa has an above ground private pool (5m x 3.66m x 1.20m). The upstairs of the garage has a play room with a seating area and snooker/pool or table tennis table. There is a full size outdoor table tennis table and table football.. For golfers the villa is also close to the Amendoeira and Silves Golf courses. It has underfloor heating and all rooms have secure lockable windows/patio doors and shutters. Mosquito screens are fitted in all the rooms. There is an entry video phone, free unlimited 4G internet access and television including Portuguese, English and Sport channels. It is easily accessible from Faro airport (40 minutes). For your convenience car hire is highly recommended. Poço Barreto is the closest village (2km), with a railway station, a little supermarket including an excellent butcher, some bars and one of the best restaurants in the area (O Alambique). Just a short drive from the villa is the historic town of Silves dominated by its XII Century Castle, with its Roman Bridge, traditional food market, and good choice of shops, restaurants and bars. Silves is also famous for the Medieval Festival held for 10 days in August. There are two large supermarkets, open 7 days a week till 10pm.

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About the Owner

Collette Richards
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Collette Richards

My husband and I live in the UK with our two sons.

I was introduced to the Algarve in 1986 . I fell in love with the place and my husband and I have spent most of our holidays since then renting villas in the area. After years of looking in estate agents windows we plucked up courage to view some of the properties. We eventually found an old ruined house for sale in our ideal location. We bought it in August 2006 and started on our "10 year project".

After the long process of getting planning permission and finding a builder we could trust we started building in May 2010 and stayed in our new house for the first time in August 2012. Only six years into our project. We have now started to develop the garden. January 2016 saw the creation of the Mediterranean garden to the side of the villa. In January 2017 a variety of fruit trees (lemons, lime, grapefruit, apple, pears, mango, kiwi, nectarine and fig) will be planted. The area in fromt of the kitchen terrace will be developed with borders and a path which will lead to the hammock underneath the carob trees (a lovely cool, shady place to relax).

Collette Richards purchased this villa in 2006

Why Collette Richards chose Silves region

We spent many years looking all over Portugal for the perfect location. We finally decided on an area between the coast and the towns of Silves and Sao Bartholomew de Messines. The old ruin was ideal. Amongst the orange groves in an unspoilt ,quiet rural area. Everything we needed as a family was within a short distance. Restaurants, supermarkets, beaches and water parks - what could be better.

What makes this villa unique

It was built as a home from home. The kitchen is brilliant if you want to eat in or barbeque. The open plan area means that you can all be together if you want but there is also plenty of space to be apart - the play room above the garage is ideal for our two boys.

There are fantastic restaurants in the area - a full list is in the house with our personal recommendations.

A generous welcome pack of food and drink will be available so that you can have a snack (or breakfast if you arrive late) meaning you do not have to rush out to the supermarket when you arrive.

We provide all pool/beach towels so you can just take hand luggage if you wish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Home safely and very rested from our lovely stay at your villa. Everything at the villa was very good and as expected or better than your description.

Very well stocked with everything we could possibly want. We checked out some of the closer restaurants and places to visit, like the castle and found your information very helpful thank you.

I also did quite a bit of research on the internet whilst there, to find places that we were particularly interested in, so it was great to have the wi fi out in the sticks.

Thank you again for the use of your lovely villa and I wish you all the best with future guests.

Atkinson family and friend (First guests June 2014)





The children really enjoyed the pool. We all had a fantastic time. The children liked Slide and Splash the best. They also liked the family mini golf in Villamoura. Thanks for letting us use your lovely villa.

Hamilton family (August 2014)
Jan 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Home safely and very rested from our lovely stay at your villa. Everything at the villa was very good and as expected or better than your description.

Very well stocked with everything we could possibly want. We checked out some of the closer restaurants and places to visit, like the castle and found your information very helpful thank you.

I also did quite a bit of research on the internet whilst there, to find places that we were particularly interested in, so it was great to have the wi fi out in the sticks.

Thank you again for the use of your lovely villa and I wish you all the best with future guests.

Atkinson family and friend (First guests June 2014)





The children really enjoyed the pool. We all had a fantastic time. The children liked Slide and Splash the best. They also liked the family mini golf in Villamoura. Thanks for letting us use your lovely villa.

Hamilton family (August 2014)
Jan 2014
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22 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic rural villa!

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost 2 weeks here and had a fabulous time. The villa is in a lovely quiet spot up in the hills which means at times you get a nice breeze to ease the heat. It is very modern and clean and really does have everything you could possibly need. A car is essential but you are only a 10 minute drive from the lovely Silves. Many other great places to visit along the Algarve are also only a twenty or so minute drive away.

On arrival we were met by Mel and shown around. Great welcome pack was much appreciated. There is lots of space both inside and outside the villa and I loved the open plan kitchen and huge fridge. Great communication from the owner from the very start. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with some nice home comforts. Oh and both bathrooms were gorgeous! We hope to return next year. Thanks Collette for letting us stay in your lovely, lovely villa x

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Rural get away in a very pretty area of the Algarve

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I enjoyed our two week May stay at this villa. The owners are only a phone call away if help needed and we did need to contact them with an issue when solar heating expansion tank split. All sorted very quickly. The villa is spacious and well equipped with a great kitchen. Wifi works well apart from the Satellite TV channels which we did watch in the evening when we had rain (lots of buffering with the wifi signal). Shower in ensuite brilliant though lighting very poor. Just needs an extra light fitting and stronger wattage bulbs. Tended to use bathroom which was nice and bright. The main bedroom mattress was uncomfortable for both of us. When one turned over the mattress or bedstead creaked - kept waking each other up. Easily solved with a new bed. No previous reviewer has mentioned it but maybe it's got worse lately.

There are lovely areas of the garden and Owners are in the process of taming the rest of it.

The villa is great value for money for a rural get away in a superb area. My four stars only reflect the bed issue and the garden/pool which I am sure will be improved over time. The advice on restaurants and places to visit was invaluable.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Belfast Northern Ireland
5

Modern villa with rural location. Just what we were ooking for.

  • 5 of 5

Collette was very helpful.the villa was very well catered with everything you could possibly need. Loved the villa. Surrounding countryside was beautiful. Thanks for a great holiday.

The Maynes

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from home with sunshine!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and it won't be our last. We love the villa and the area. There are lots of interesting places to visit within a half hour drive, including beautiful beaches, good restaurants and my favourite Portuguese supermarket, Apolonia. The welcome pack means you don't have to go rushing off to find something to eat and drink. It's a mundane point but there are plenty of basic items provided, like toilet rolls, washing up liquid, salt, pepper etc. And that makes such a difference. We are looking forward to our next visit to see how the new fruit trees are progressing and revisiting some of the places we have got to know. Thank you Collette, for all the thoughtful touches that make your villa such a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful stay in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

The house has a warm and comfortable ambience, internally it is furnished stylishly and generously. Outside there are lots of seating areas around the garden to follow the sun. The kitchen is well equipped and the welcome pack made our late arrival so easy. The location of the house was quiet and local walks could be among citrus groves or along a flat road with meadow flowers. We were met by a local caretaker who had done a great job of cleaning and cleared up any concerns about keys and such like. The owner e-mailed to check all was well and the information pack was detailed and recommendations for visits and restaurants were very thorough.

We went to several recommended restaurants and none disappointed. We would certainly recommend the villa to anyone and would happily return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Woodford Green, Essex, UK
2

Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We were led to believe that there was a pool at the property and there was only what could be described as a 'dipping pool'. The garden was unfinished and not landscaped other than one small are which was nice. The building was disappointing in that it is a concrete box with no Portuguese features at all. The house itself however was well appointed with all the necessary kitchen gadgets, glasses and cutlery. The bedrooms were comfortable and the place very clean.

Having stayed in other rental villas, it did not compare. I would not recommend the villa to friends until and unless the garden and pool are finished and a little soul added to the property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you found your choice of villa and experience disappointing with so many other families giving us fantastic 5* positive reviews. I am not sure what led you to believe that the swimming pool was anything else but an above ground pool measuring 5m x 3.66m x 1.20m. The photos and information on the website do not try to hide the fact in any way. My rental charges reflect this and are for occupancy of the villa . I do not charge for use of the pool, it is a bonus during the hot summer months.. The advertisement on the website clearly said that the garden was unfinished and in the design stage consisting of slightly tamed wilderness with almond, carob and plum trees. There is no need to venture onto the surrounding land if you do not wish to. The terraces have plenty of space to sit and relax in the sunshine. This is also reflected in my rental charges. For future guests a selection of fruit trees have been planted (lemon, lime, apple, pear, nectarine, mango, fig and kiwi) and the area in front of the kitchen terrace has been developed with flower borders and a path to the hammock under the carob trees. I am also sorry that the modern Portuguese style of the villa was not to your taste. Again the photographs clearly show the shape of the building from many angles and distances. However, the eirado (formerly used to dry almonds) is a typical feature of many of the old Portuguese houses as are the painted lanterns and terracotta olive oil urn we have positioned in the new garden.
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Location

From the Owner

We spent many years looking all over Portugal for the perfect location. We finally decided on an area between the coast and the towns of Silves and Sao Bartholomew de Messines. The old ruin was ideal. Amongst the orange groves in an unspoilt ,quiet rural area. Everything we needed as a family was within a short distance. Restaurants, supermarkets, beaches and water parks - what could be better.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafe Europa in Poço Barreto at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : AmendoeiraGolf Resort/Silves Golf at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poço Barreto at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 7 A22 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O Alambique near Poço Barreto and /As Cashinas at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gale/Armacao de Pera, Albandeira and Marinha at 9 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are plenty of beautiful beaches on the coast of the Algarve. The villa is located in a prime spot with easy access to all of these. The long, sandy beaches at Armacao de Pera and Gale are both just fifteen minutes’ drive away, as are the beautiful quieter beaches at Albandeira and Marinha. This part of the Algarve coast is amongst the prettiest in the world with lovely dramatic clifftop walks and hidden coves to explore.

Travel:

Faro airport is a 40 minute drive. Lisbon and Seville are 2 hours drive.

Car hire is essential and we can recommend a number of car rental companies who have competitive prices and will be waiting at the airport when you arrive.

Further Details:

It is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday sitting by the pool, lying on the beach, or exploring the Algarve countryside, coast, and local cuisine.

For sightseeing visit Silves and its castle, Monchique, the picturesque town of Alte, Portimao, Lagos and Cape St. Vincent.

For family activities there are water parks – The Big One (10 mins), Slide and Splash (10 mins). Crazy World has crazy golf, quad bikes, animal park, pool and restaurant (10 mins). Zoo Marine has dolphin, seal and parrot shows with fairground rides (15 mins).

Algarve Shopping – shopping, restaurants, cinema - is also a short drive away

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Reduced rate May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Reduced Rate June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2117
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
£1,792
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
November - December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£282
for 5 nights
£395
£1,345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
January - March 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£282
for 5 nights
£395
£1,345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
£1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
£490
£1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required when booking and the remainder is payable 8 weeks prior to your stay. Please contact for date availability and booking form.
Hire of cot and high chair is £3.50 a night.
A security deposit of £150 is required with the final balance payment.
Winter lets are available due to full underfloor heating for cooler months.
Please enquire. No extras in addition to advertised rental prices. For rentals longer than one month flexible payments can be arranged.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible regarding arrival/departure days so you can take advantage of cheaper flights. We ask that you arrive after 2.00pm and leave by 10am to allow thorough cleaning. This is negotiable if other guests are not arriving or leaving on the same day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It was built as a home from home. The kitchen is brilliant if you want to eat in or barbeque. The open plan area means that you can all be together if you want but there is also plenty of space to be apart - the play room above the garage is ideal for our two boys. There are fantastic restaurants in the area - a full list is in the house with our personal recommendations. A generous welcome pack of food and drink will be available so that you can have a snack (or breakfast if you arrive late) meaning you do not have to rush out to the supermarket when you arrive. We provide all pool/beach towels so you can just take hand luggage if you wish

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Outside Cloakroom - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have extractor fans, heated towel rails and underfloor heating. Personal towels are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 5ft double bed with comfortable English mattress, plenty of fitted wardrobe space, luxurious wooden floors and en-suite shower room. Patio door to the terrace. Mosquito screens on shutters. Room fan. Underfloor heating for cooler months. Bedroom 2 - twin beds with comfortable English mattresses, plenty of fitted wardrobe space, luxurious wooden floors. Bathroom next door. Roller mosquito screen on window. Room fan. Underfloor heating for cooler months. Two camp beds are available for children only. Cot available t o hire if required .

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A generous welcome pack is provided for your arrival. The villa is all on one level, so suitable for wheelchair users. Although the pool is not heated the thermal cover keeps it at a lovely temperature. Outside: The detached villa is in a really peaceful location. It has its own private fenced garden (At the moment the gardens are in the design stage so the area consists of slightly tamed wilderness with almond, carob, plum trees and a small selection of shrubs. The large, terraced area outside the kitchen is perfect for outdoor dining and barbecuing. It has an extendable table,six chairs (can seat up to 10) and wooden pergola for shade. The front terrace has two small tables that seat four. There is a further seating area which can be covered by a gazebo with mosquito nets at the end of the front terrace. The private above ground swimming pool is situated at the end of the original walled eirado (formerly used to collect water and dry almonds). It is 5m by 3.66m and 1.20m deep. A safety gate is available to block the entrance if needed for small children. There are 4 sunbeds, three occasional tables, four sun umbrellas and four reclining chairs. Utility Room: The lower floor of the garage contains a sink and drainer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Barbeque and accessories. There is also a further drinks fridge. There is a selection of pool toys/inflatable as well as items for the beach. All bath towels and linen provided and changed weekly. Weekly cleaning Pool/Beach towels provided The upper floor of the garage is the playroom. It has a pool/table tennis table and a seating area.

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