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Villa With Private Pool And Tennis Court

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Cortes, Nr. Silves, Central Algarve, Portugal - Exceptionally Private And Peaceful Countryside Location Only 25 Mins Inland From Coast

Quinta Quatro Abelhas is a 5 bedroom Premier Villa. This hilltop country property is set in 9.5 Acres of land, has beautifully landscaped gardens, a large 11x6m heated swimming pool, its own tennis court and is surrounded by the beautiful Algarve countryside. The villa is exceptionally private and very peaceful. The villa is just outside the traditional Algarvean town of Messines in a small hamlet called Cortes. Just a 15 minute drive away is the famous town of Silves the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve. Here you will find an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and shopping, with a sense of the region’s history to be found at the castle, the cathedral and the narrow winding streets. There are now three golf courses within a 10/15 minute drive of the property. The beaches are about a 25 minute drive. Quinta Quatro Abelhas is an ideal location for guests who wish to have a quiet relaxing holiday but at the same time be within close reach of the amenities. Energy Cert No. CE71582023

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 September, 2017

About Alison

My wife and I live in England but we had brought our children most years, for family holidays, to the Algarve. In 1987 we started to build what for us is a "home" rather than just a holiday villa and it was completed in 1989. I retired in 1994 but having people to visit us at Quatro Abelhas has proved to be the best possible way to keep up with friends and family

Alison purchased this villa in 1980

Why Alison chose São Bartolomeu de Messines

We also began in 1987 to create the large garden which has been a consuming passion ever since. It is a deliberate mixture of lawns and semi formal garden surrounded by wild areas showing off the natural beauty of the hillside. We have a substantial orchard area growing all types of citrus as well as peaches, nectarines, plums, avocados and other fruits.

What makes this villa unique

25 years on the house is surrounded by a garden which has made a haven of privacy and quiet for those staying in the house and yet the extensive grounds have provided a safe but exciting world for our children and grandchildren.



The Algarve is well known for its numerous clean golden sandy beaches, the nearest to the villa being Gale/Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, Praia Grande and Castello beaches which are only a 20/25 minutes drive away.


Faro airport is an approx 40 minute drive.

Some guests choose to fly to Lisbon which is approx. 3hrs drive.

Car is essential and together with the central location of the villa, is a great asset, allowing visitors to explore the whole Algarve - the Spanish border to the east, and coastline to the west are both approx 1-1.5 hour drive from the villa.


Silves with its historical XII Century Castle and Cathedral, several excellent restaurants, shops and good supermarkets is within a 15mins drive.

Messines, a busy market town with some typical restaurants at a driving distance of 5mins.

There are several restaurants within a 5 mile radius.

Further Details:

Take a boat tour from the Albufeira marina, to view dolphins & caves or the catamaran day trips, from the Vilamoura marina that includes a beach sardine BBQ & a dip in the ocean. There are water sports on Falesia beach, 25 minutes away or Vilamoura. Family fun at the water parks (Lagoa Slide & Splash), Lagos zoo with monkey islands, Guia’s Zoomarine with an opportunity to swim with dolphins are all close by. Enjoy a wine tour at Sir Cliff Richard’s vineyards & a range of shops, eateries, 9 screen cinema & Nike outlet at the Guia Algarve shopping centre. Pottery shops are in Porches & Monchique. The Moorish town, Silves, has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, a cathedral, the Cruz de Portugal & lots of shops & restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is known for seafood. The English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants. Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in August with its narrow, cobbled streets, medieval market, barbecues, spit roasts, strolling musicians & jugglers to entertain you. Alte, a typical attractive Portuguese village is nearby with picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant at the Fonte Grande where you can to enjoy a swim in the lovely cool waters. Purchase linen, pottery & lavender oil at the handicraft shop. The largest Algarve waterfall is outside the town. In Caldas de Monchique, famous for its warm springs, you can enjoy lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique enjoy views on a clear day of the Algarve coast from the highest mountain, Foia, peak (902m) in Serra de Monchique.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu de Messines in Silves

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 En-suite bathroom to bedroom 4 Separate bathroom to bedroom 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with twin beds Bedroom 2 (ground floor) with twin beds Bedroom 3 (ground floor) with twin beds Bedroom 4 (first floor) with twin beds Bedroom 5 (Annexe) with twin beds
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Outside: The villa is situated within 9.5 acres of land comprising of beautiful formal gardens and a wild natural area which is a picture in the springtime. There are patios and terraces well equipped with tables, chairs, sun-loungers, brollies. There is an 11x6m swimming pool (which can be heated £125pw) with a pool house which has a fridge, sink and WC. There is a private Tennis court (equipment not supplied) and Table tennis, Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, roller press Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are changed weekly. There is a daily maid service (no cooking). Other: Dining room for more formal dining


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Algarve

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Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required when booking and the remainder is payable 8 weeks prior to your stay. Please contact for availability and booking form.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on change over dates

30% deposit due at time of booking
Final balance due up to 8 weeks before arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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