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Villa With Private Pool In Rural Peaceful Location But 15 Minutes To Albufeira

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Ferreiras, Near Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location Away From The Noisy Tourist Areas but only 15 minutes drive to Albufeira and Guia

This villa is a truly outstanding property in a beautiful, peaceful, rural and secluded setting, which affords absolute privacy. Situated well away from the noisy tourist areas in a country setting yet only 15 minutes drive to the gorgeous beaches close to Albufeira, and only 15 minutes drive to the Old Town or the New Town (The Strip as its sometime known). It is only 10 minutes drive to Ferreiras town centre, where there is the Intermarche Supermarket, a pharmacy, many local shops and cafes. There is easy access to the A22 motorway and the EN125; driving time to Faro airport is 30 to 35 minutes with Vilamoura only 15 minutes drive away. The villa neighbours just one other but is surrounded by once farmed olive fields, mature trees and typical Portuguese countryside. In keeping with the surroundings the garden is well stocked with mature shrubs, palm trees and flowers, which border the private pool adjacent to the terrace. In terms of accommodation, the villa is on 2 floors with the main living areas on the upper level, but as can be seen from the photographs, is at the same level as the pool. There is a large lounge/dining room, large fully fitted kitchen with stunning granite worktops, 3 double bedrooms (2 of which are en-suite and all have large fitted wardrobes, the master bedroom has a dressing room) and a separate shower room. 2 of the bedrooms, and the lounge, have patio doors leading directly to the terrace and pool area. There is also a secluded and private sun terrace on the roof. The property is fully double glazed, has an alarm system & CCTV monitored by Charon, Satellite TV, under-floor heating, fully air-conditioned, Wifi internet, BBQ, automatic garden irrigation system, extensive garden lighting and solar panels for hot water. There is a large driveway and parking area and entry is by electronic gates. The owner will be happy to telephone you to give you more information and to answer any questions and he will be only too happy to email you more photos.

Google Map Coordinates : 37.151502,-8.247819 Please note that on some sites the satellite view is pre 2011 and that there is one other villa built next to Villa Laurena. On some views it shows the villa only partly constructed and pre 2009. If photos of the surrounding land and fields are required please just ask.

Please note, not all of the items displayed in the photos will be available as they are personal items.

NOTE - I CHARGE 25% DEPOSIT

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ken Paterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 June, 2017

About Ken Paterson

My name is Ken Paterson married to Yvonne. I work in financial services as the Compliance & Risk Director for a major national Independent Financial Adviser. Yvonne is an office manager with an estate agent, previously with a major high street bank and IBM.

We bought our first apartment at Villa Rosal in Sao Raphael near Albufeira 8 years ago. We rented it out but sold after 3 years as it did not give us the peace and quiet we wanted for our own holiday. Being in a tourist area it was so noisy around the pool and busy in the evening.

We bought the Villa new in 2009 because it offers peace and privacy being in a rural location, but only 10Kms from Albufeira old town and the "strip".

If like us you want peace and quiet but close to everything then this is it.

Ken Paterson purchased this villa in 2009

Why Ken Paterson chose Albufeira

The villa is in a rural location surrounded by farmland, so away from the noisy tourist areas. One other villa neighbours Villa Laurena (named after our daughter) so very peaceful without being isolated.

It is private, quiet and peaceful with lovely views over the countryside. Although a country location it is only 10 minutes drive to Ferreiras and a maximum of 15 minutes to Albufeira old town or new town. Beaches can be accessed in 15 minutes as can many golf courses.

Ferreiras is a quiet little town with the Intermarche supermarket, fruit market, chemist, cafes and lovely local restaurants or a drive of 15 minutes gets you to the famous Algarve Shopping Centre, Guia, Vilamoura and 35 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

What makes this villa unique

Peace and quiet in a top quality villa without having to put up with the noise of living in a tourist area.

It is secure with high metal fencing and electric security gates. The villa is also alarmed and monitored by the security firm Charon.

We have a local villa manager that will meet you and take you to the villa. He will also deal with any problems, arrange maid service, change of bed linen etc. and also book any excursions or golf etc. He is only a call away.

Unlike some other villas the pool is large and there is loads of patio space as well as a roof terrace.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Ken,



We had an absolutely fantastic time at the villa and only regret was that I booked three weeks and not four! We were all very miserable leaving Villa Laurena this morning. The villa, as we expected from the photographs and description provided, was great and met all our requirements. A quiet location with access to Albufeira and handy for the A22 and N125 to access the Algarve and luxurious interiors (with comfy beds!) and wonderful outside space. I can also say that Nuno and his father were great to deal with and the maids/gardeners etc. were very good and not intrusive. I am sure when returning to the area we will be in contact with you and Yvonne. As a final note, thanks for all the information you provided pre-vacation and the efficient manner that you handled the booking with. It was great to meet you face-to-face and the whole process has been probably been the best with respect to over ten years of booking villa holidays.
Jun 2017
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Ken,



We had an absolutely fantastic time at the villa and only regret was that I booked three weeks and not four! We were all very miserable leaving Villa Laurena this morning. The villa, as we expected from the photographs and description provided, was great and met all our requirements. A quiet location with access to Albufeira and handy for the A22 and N125 to access the Algarve and luxurious interiors (with comfy beds!) and wonderful outside space. I can also say that Nuno and his father were great to deal with and the maids/gardeners etc. were very good and not intrusive. I am sure when returning to the area we will be in contact with you and Yvonne. As a final note, thanks for all the information you provided pre-vacation and the efficient manner that you handled the booking with. It was great to meet you face-to-face and the whole process has been probably been the best with respect to over ten years of booking villa holidays.
Jun 2017
  • 1 of 3

14 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

stunning villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Villa in May for a week with 4 friends , and this was our 1st time in Portugal , Which was amazing .... This villa is absolutely gorgeous , and from inside the Villa to the grounds , we couldn't fault this ... it was spotlessly clean and everything you would ever expect and need from a rental property is provided . The owners and the team in Portugal who look after it keep the Villa in amazing Condition .....

We were aware before we went about the location being a bit remote and hiring a car would be best if we wanted to get around .. We hired cars and the directions given to us were brilliant .... we were also given by the owners advice of places to visit , and given recommendations of restaurants etc .... Thank You For this as it made our holiday so much more enjoyable and we will definitely be back here in the future ...,I would like to thank Ken for allowing us to spend what was an amazing holiday in their Villa , and we would def recommend booking this villa and is suitable for all types of holiday makers whether it be couples or families , as it has all the requirements you would need ...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and taking the time to do so. We always try to make sure everything is as perfect as it can be for our guests. Ken & Yvonne
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5

Villa Laurena, what a wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Laurena was wonderful, it was a home from home with everything you could possibly want. The garden and pool area was clean and well looked after. The villa itself was exceptional, clean, comfortable and the furnishing were excellent. Ken the owner was really helpful, nothing was too much trouble. From the time we booked (a year previously) right up to our stay, he emailled booklets etc for places to eat, where to hire cars etc, anything you might ask he had the answers and was quick to respond. The Villa managers were really helpful and friendly and just a phone call away should you need them. We were all really sad to leave as it was a wonderful holiday and we all agreed we would love to stay there again, will recommend to friends. Thank you Ken from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind comments. We try hard to provide the service we would expect ourselves. It's so good to find that we do just that. Ken & Yvonne
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5

Peaceful luxury.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I submitted the enquiry it was clear we were in good hands, the booking process was swift and easy and the information provided was thorough to say the least. We were greeted by the villa manager, as promised at the agreed location and escorted to the property. The villa itself is stunning, very well looked after with luxury furnishings throughout, the owners have included everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday, including directions to the nearest shops, restaurants etc which is a real help when in a new area. The terrace and pool are perfectly positioned to soak up the sun all day, the surrounding gardens are well tended with a wonderful stock of plants, it really is a private and peaceful spot. To sum up Villa Laurena, it is "Absolute Bliss" thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect villa for a relaxing holiday .

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from this wonderful villa, if your looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday off the beaten track in a lovely setting this could be the villa for you.

The minute we arrived we felt at home the villa was exceptionally clean and well presented.

The garden and pool area was imaculate we couldn't fault the service Nuno the villa manager, the garden/ pool keepers and housemaids provided they were all brilliant.

Ken the owner was exceptionally helpful and information regarding beaches, places to eat and visit by him was so useful we went to many places recommended and had such fun.

I'd recommend this villa to friends and family anytime can't wait to book up again one day in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving the fabulous review. Thanks for mentioning Nuno as he gives 100% to assist our guests locally when we can't be on hand. Best wishes. Ken & Yvonne
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5

Lovely Villa in very peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped villa, maintained to a very high standard. The owner Ken provided us with very detailed instructions on every thing you could think of to make an enjoyable stress free holiday. Met by local manager and escorted to villa, maid arrived half way through stay and garden/pool team maintained property beautifully. Villa is finished to a high standard throughout, satellite tv for English channels, air con in rooms, plenty of room outside by pool and good brick bbq. You will definitely need a car to stay at this villa, but this was made very clear to us and that was exactly what we wanted, a relaxing holiday away from the tourists!. Would highly recommend this villa for peace and quiet, with a 15 mins drive to Albufeira. Local shops very near by, so no problems for food shopping.

Cannot praise the owner enough, he goes the extra mile to help with any information you require and is very prompt with his emails and phone calls if you so desire.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted to receive such a lovely review. We try and provide a stress free service because it's what we expect with our own holidays. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. Ken & Yvonne
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5

Brilliant villa with long undulating and twisty lane

  • 5 of 5

The villa Laurena is as described 5 star and we had a relaxing time there. The lane is at first a bit of a shock and you really do need a hired car because the villa is about half a mile from the road. However there are other villa's nearby. As said we used the villa as a comfortable Base to explore the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review, it is greatly appreciated. Ken & Yvonne
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Location

From the Owner

The villa is in a rural location surrounded by farmland, so away from the noisy tourist areas. One other villa neighbours Villa Laurena (named after our daughter) so very peaceful without being isolated. It is private, quiet and peaceful with lovely views over the countryside. Although a country location it is only 10 minutes drive to Ferreiras and a maximum of 15 minutes to Albufeira old town or new town. Beaches can be accessed in 15 minutes as can many golf courses. Ferreiras is a quiet little town with the Intermarche supermarket, fruit market, chemist, cafes and lovely local restaurants or a drive of 15 minutes gets you to the famous Algarve Shopping Centre, Guia, Vilamoura and 35 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Canais at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ferreiras at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Canais at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sao Raphael at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The wonderful beaches of Sao Raphael or Gale can be reached by car in around 15 minutes.

Travel:

35 minutes comfortable drive from Faro Airport. The owner always uses the N125 but can advise by telephone of the best route and supply directions.

The villa manager (full details will be supplied) will meet you at a good location and take you to the villa. He is also only a call away to deal with any issues or to ask questions. Please note that car hire is essential.

Distances:

Ferreiras is only 7 to 10 minutes drive with Albufeira old and new town 15 minutes drive. Algarve Shopping Centre is 15 minutes drive. The owner always uses the Intermarche Supermarket in Ferreiras, which is 10 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Please try the local restaurants in Ferreiras and you will be surprised at the cost. Half the cost or more than using the tourist places in Albufeira. Ferreiras also has a chemist, great butcher, local fruit market, hairdressers etc. in fact everything you will need and more.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Mid
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
High
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Low
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
Mid
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 7 nights
£1,675
 
 
High
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,825
for 7 nights
£1,825
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,175
for 7 nights
£1,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance of the full payment is required within 8 weeks of the start date.

A returnable security deposit of £250 will be required to cover any damage, payable within 8 weeks of the start date. It will be returned within 14 days of completion and once the villa manager's report is received confirming everything is in order.

The owner is happy to discuss the villa at any time or Skype if preferred.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible depending on bookings; please discuss with the owner before booking. The owner wants guests to be happy with the service so will accommodate requests where possible.

Notes on prices:
All times not date listed in the above table are by negotiation with the owner and costs can be agreed.

FOR THE COMFORT OF GUESTS PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD CAN BE TAKEN VIA PAYPAL, OR VIA THE OWNERS DIRECT WEBSITE OR DIRECT TO MY BANK ACCOUNT BY BANK TRANSFER .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Peace and quiet in a top quality villa without having to put up with the noise of living in a tourist area. It is secure with high metal fencing and electric security gates. The villa is also alarmed and monitored by the security firm Charon. We have a local villa manager that will meet you and take you to the villa. He will also deal with any problems, arrange maid service, change of bed linen etc. and also book any excursions or golf etc. He is only a call away. Unlike some other villas the pool is large and there is loads of patio space as well as a roof terrace.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3 (Main Guest Bedroom) - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 (Master Bedroom) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet, Twin wash hand basins
  • Bathroom 2 (right outside twin bedroom) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to 2 bedrooms with the other having the toilet and shower right next to the bedroom door.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Dressing area off with large en-suite shower & bath
  • Guest suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bed can be separated into singles if required
  • Guest bedroom - 3 Single Bed, 3 single beds, 1 can be removed upon request or as a double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 / 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 of the bedrooms have en-suite shower and bath. The twin room has a shower room and toilet right outside the bedroom door so in effect all bedrooms have their own facilities An additional bed can be added to the twin room upon request so accommodating 7. Childs cot can be supplied

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Some of the items on display in the photos are the owner's personal effects and will not be available. SORRY, THIS VILLA IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF YOUNG ADULTS, STAG OR HEN PARTIES. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THIS VILLA IS STRICTLY NON SMOKING NO PETS ALLOWED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO RING THE OWNER TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR SPECIAL REQUESTS Outside: Built in barbecue available with quality sun beds, umbrellas and terrace furniture. Utility Room: Washing Machine, Steam Iron, Ironing Board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and pool towels are included. Bed linen changed weekly with weekly cleaning. One change of towels in each 7 day period. Additional cleaning and change of bed linen can be requested via the villa manager at a local additional charge.