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



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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.


More Details
  • 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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was fantastic with the villa and we had a great time.....Thanks again for allowing us to spend time in your wonderful villa. We all had a great time. We found the villa beautifully decorated to a high standard and it suited all our needs. We also liked that everything was on the one level. You've thought of everything we could need for our holiday, from beach towels to a tin opener.

Your right when you said the villa was a bit out the way. We thought ourselves pretty lucky never to meet another car on the sections of single track road. I'm not sure our reversing skills would have been up to scratch for that even after two weeks. We didn't mind at all that the villa was relatively secluded though as we don't mind driving in Portugal. In fact we loved the location. Being just outside Albufeira and near to Vilamoura was perfect. We took the opportunity and also visited Monchique and Portimao this time around which was nice. The weather was excellent throughout our stay and there was always a welcome breeze at the pool.
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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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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Superb Villa for Families

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to the Algarve, all villa holidays, and Villa Laurena achieved everything that we were looking for to relax and have a real family get away.

All rooms on one floor was key, and having all of the main living & bed rooms facing the garden and pool was a real plus.

The villa is well secured and private and once the gates are shut offers you your own 'castle' to enjoy. Plenty of space externally with well tendered gardens and a well maintained pool. The terrace area offers adequate shade from temperatures of around 35 degrees when not basking in the sunshine on the loungers or swimming in a good size pool. We didn't eat outside, although everything was there, as we found the heat too great to do so. Inside is very tastefully decorated, with a well equipped kitchen and a high standard of cooking facilities, cutlery, plates etc. The open plan living / dining room was spacious and with views out to the garden on one side, the valley to the west and hills to the north gave plenty of opportunity to just sit and enjoy the sunsets. All bathrooms are well equipped, plenty of towels, showers in all and baths in two. Bedrooms were good - the owner even arranged for three beds in one room to ensure that all our children could stay in one overlooking the pool. All rooms were air conditioned if needed and had fans also if required.

The villa itself is relatively remote, e.g. not in walking distance to anything, however this did give us an opportunity to plan visits, Albufeira Old Town 15mins, Loule 25 mins, Carveiro 25 mins, Algarve Shopping Centre 10 mins. Once you have been led there by the Owners local agent, Nuno, it is very easy to retrace your tracks and you soon start to appreciate the location with access to the A22 just 5 - 10 minutes away. There is a train line that runs South to North alongside the IC1 carriageway within ear shot, however the trains are not particularly regular and served as a gentle reminder to us that the world is continuing whilst we were totally relaxed.

We couldn't have been more pleased with the stay - it was well found on our part, introduced in more detail to us by very helpful owners who clearly have a good relationship with the local agent to make sure visitors are looked after. We would highly recommend this Villa - it has character and has created some great memories that will last a long time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for leaving such wonderful feedback. As we have said to other guests, we try very hard to provide what we ourselves expect on holiday. It's great to see our efforts being appreciated. Ken & Yvonne
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using Owners Direct and we were a little nervous given all of the horror stories that you hear, however Ken was absolutely fantastic in the service that he provided together with Nuno and Rogerio that he uses over in Portugal. From start to finnish the experience was first class, with Ken providing a raft of information both on the Villa and local places to eat and visit.

The villa itself is absolutely stunning and equipt with everything that you will need, with the pictures not actually doing the villa justice. The qualtiy of the furnishings and decor was second to none with the pool / outside area also being extremely well maintained.

In terms of the Villa's location its definitely off the beaten track but its secluded location was exactly what we wanted and meant that our two children could splash around, play and have the odd tantrum, without the worry of upsetting the neighbours or any other holiday makers.

We had a fantastic time and i'd really recomend the Villa if you're looking to spend some quality time together as a family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gareth, I can't tell you how pleased I am to receive your review. As I have said, when responding to other reviews, we try hard to provide something special as we know how important having a brilliant holiday is. Many thanks. Ken & Yvonne
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Stunning villa in secluded location

  • 5 of 5

We've (a family of five) just returned from our wonderful holiday in this stunning villa. We are seasoned villa users and this villa suited everyone's needs. It is in a secluded location and not overlooked, rooms are all on the one level and are beautifully decorated to a very high standard and it is located only ten minutes drive from Albufeira and a short drive from Vilamoura.

Our communication with the villa owners was superb from the outset and they went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic holiday.

If you want a relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa which is just a short drive from a number of towns then this could be for you. We would not hesitate to return again and want to thank Ken and Yvonne was sharing their wonderful villa with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra, many thanks for taking the time to provide a review and with wonderful comments about the villa. We try very hard to provide a good service for our guests. The villa managers, Nuno and Rogerio, also try very hard to provide exactly what guests expect. Thanks again and I look forward to welcome you back sometime in the future. Ken & Yvonne
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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


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


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 (5)
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.


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Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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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


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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