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Quinta Encantada near Vale do Lobo, stunning Estate with sea & country side view - Quinta Encantada unique country home with pool 6 bedrooms sleeping 14

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Quinta Encantada unique country home with pool 6 bedrooms sleeping 14

Quinta Encantada is a luxury boutique hideaway in the heart of the Golden Triangle countryside near Faro, 1 km outside the town of Almancil.

This authentic Algarvian horse breeding farm dating back to 1811, recently renovated zen, pool & main house offers top quality accommodation, beautiful sunny terraces overgrown with Bougainvillae and several gardens with more than 100 year old trees. Both homes are uniquely decorated keeping its original features terracotta floors, high ceilings, blue wooden shutters added with comfortable sheraton beds in spacious rooms, new bathrooms, free Wifi, Daikin heating/Airco, one big kitchen with american fridge and Gaggenau equipment plus 3 cosy tv/living rooms and big size pool with an outdoor kitchen with Beefeater BBQ and bar.

The animals are in the field nearby, while in the Zen house you can join Yoga, workout classes, book massage and beauty therapies.

Nearby lovely outings to small bustling towns, characterful fishing ports and amazing beaches

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About the property

unique renovated countryvilla

Quinta Encantada is a secluded unique luxury Country home, a completely renovated 200 year old horse breeding farm now a luxury boutique hideaway in the heart of the Golden Triangle countryside near Faro, 1 km outside the town of Almancil and only 5 minutes away from the prestigious beaches and golf courses of Vale do lobo and Quinta do Lago.

This estate consisting out of 3 traditional though completely renovated buildings with the feel of a stylish Portugeese manor house in total covering 650m2 built with the most stunning countryside and sea views; In total the land is 8000 m2

The main farmhouse with 2 separate living rooms, tv room and dining, 3 bedrooms plus 3 bathrooms/shower, a huge kitchen with Gaggenau equipment, 2 ovens plus romantic kitchen dining.

All rooms have been recently decorated, stylish and tasteful.

The pool house consists out of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus a loft, a dining and kitchen plus open fire and the Zen house is available for all kind of beauty and massage therapies.

In front of the pool villa it has a private covered parking with a big size sports field ( 1500m2) for the family to play football, volleyball, play table tennis or jump on the trampoline, plus its has its own well, orchard, vegetable and herb garden.

Family members near the farm are Buddah, the pot belly pig, Dacodah the horse, chickens,geese, a Siamese cat Nino and the dogs Kaiser, Ridgy and Chippie.

The pool house sleeping 8 people and the main house sleeping 6 people; all rooms have kept the traditional features and just added modern comfort, hence a unique truly relaxing and unique holiday home, where no doubt you will feel immediately at home.

In the pool house you will be sleeping in Sheraton beds, all rooms have airco and a door coming out onto the pool area which has the most beautiful sunny terraces and several shade areas covered in bougainvillea and gardens with more than 100 year old trees. The poolhouse has an open living room and kitchen overlooking the pool, while in the main house there is another big-size kitchen kitted out with Gaggenau equipment and big American fridge, 2 separate living/ Tv rooms overlooking a traditional courtyard.

All the rooms are spacious and recently decorated with an amazing ethnic feel, a unique holiday home.

The pool area has several seating areas and one covered outdoor kitchen/BBQ area with beefeater BBQ, bar and comfortable seating to wine & dine or have breakfast.

This authentic Algarvian farm dating back to 1811 offers top quality accommodation, free WIFI, all bedrooms have airconditioning. In the poolhouse all bathrooms are brand-new stylish microcement with Grohe showers, a Villery& Boch bath room, terracotta floors, high ceilings... a truly Portugese feel throughout the estate.

Enough space for everybody to unwind or gather together around the pool or even join the yoga, workout classes, massage therapies and many more,...

Nearby there is plenty of shopping, entertainment, karting, golfing, tennis, Apolonia supermarket, restaurants in walking distance and great hiking and cycling.

Quinta Encantada is set in the heart of the Golden triangle just fifteen minutes from the historic and beautiful town of Faro, ten minutes from the town of Loule with its historic market.

Twenty minutes from Vilamoura with many 5 star hotels, casino and harbour.

Daily you can visit traditional markets such as the fish-, gipsy- and flee markets to buy your fresh food, drinks or souvenirs.

The prestigious beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago are 5 minutes away which coastline falls within the Ria Formosa Natural Park, great for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. The Algarve is not only known for its golf, but also for its variety of water sports; plenty of choice varying from swimming, sailing, to kite surfing, SUP surfing, kayaking, banana boats, jetski, water cycling, renting a private yacht, fishing, etc

The estuary of the Formosa forms a series of islands - Farol, Culatra, Armona,Tavira and Fuseta - fabulous places to take a boat trip and just wile away the hours with island life.

There is so much to see and do in the area. All the towns and villages offer something different - the coastline is truly beautiful and worth exploring.

Loule, Quarteira, Olhao, Fuseta, Santa Luzia, Santa Catarina are all special places to visit whether you want to head to the markets, up into the hills, take a stroll by the waterfront, a water taxi to the Islands, or just sit with a beer or coffee and watch the World pass by....

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Karin de Groot
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Karin de Groot

We are a Dutch family of 4 with 2 teenagers who love outdoors and sports. The girls were born in Marbella and we moved back to Portugal in 2011. Originally we lived in the Algarve and got married here in 1990 and felt there was no better place for the girls to grow up than the Algarve. We hope you enjoy your holidays here as much as we enjoy living here in this paradise on earth.

Karin de Groot purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Karin de Groot chose Almancil area

An amazing property with peaceful surroundings, big pool, spacious rooms, stunning garden and bougainvillea covered terraces ; a authentic unique holiday home near the prestigious beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

You will fall in love with the estate which consists out of 8000 m2 whereof 550 m2 buildings, originally built 200 years ago as a horse breeding farm and since 2015 renovated to the highest standards.

The villa itself has spacious bedrooms with Sheraton beds, minimalistic modern bathrooms, stylish deco, outdoor kitchen and beefeater BBQ, Daico aircondition, gaggenau kitchen and quality equipment.

The farm is divided into 3 parts; the farm house, the zen house and pool/guest house.

The guesthosue has a big size pool, outside BBQ, bar area and lovely matured garden where you instantly relax.

My husband who is a sports therapist and shiatsu master treats his clients in the Zenhouse in the part where the old bread oven is and where also the yoga, pilates and other classes are done.

The property is only 10-15 minutes away from the airport.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Unique as it was constructed 200 years ago and now a quirky holiday home used as a wedding destination ( that says it all)

This country villa feels so authentic although has all the comfort of what holiday makers are looking for.

Relaxing gardens with more than 100 year old trees and bougainvillea covered terraces..

A big pool of of 13 x 6 m2

Outdoor kitchen with bar and Beefeater BBQ

Location is less than 1 km away from Almancil in the golden triangle.

In the henhouse you can book massage, a beauty treatment, yoga or pilates class.


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Vale D' Equas
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ancao, Quinta do lago, Vale do lobo
Car: recommended

This wonderfully renovated countryside villa near Vale do Lobo, dating back to 1811 was recently completely restored into a state of the art comfortable boutique country estate. The villa comes with all modern comfort such as free WIFI, airco and a large swimming pool ( 15 x 5 m) set amidst more than 100 year old trees, a sea of flowers plus bougainvilla overgrown terraces and this all in walking distance of Almancil in the Algarve. The renovated buildings retained many original features such as the high ceilings, stable doors, traditional pole/cane ceilings, an authentic portugal feel rarely to be found whilst private and surrounded by a typical Portuguese neighborhood. There is a big 70m2 grass field in front of the villa, ideal to play football, jump on the trampoline, play table tennis and volleyball or to sit under the olive tree enjoy the sea-view in the distance.

Nearby are the luxury resorts of Quinta do lago, Vale do lobo and the marina of Vilamoura, prestigious beaches and golf courses not to forget the typical portugese villages of Loule, Faro, Alte, Querenca, Tavira, silver and many more.

Located very close to the Rio de Formosa National Park, the property is about 5 minutes drive to the beautiful local beaches, 1 minute to Almancil and 10 minutes to Faro and to Faro Airport.

Available Rentals

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During the peak season both houses are for rent, sleeping 14 people.
During the spring and high season we only rent the pool/guest house sleeping max 8 people.
From 15.9 until 15.6 we also rent per room, please ask for the rates starting at 50 pounds per night


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cerro do Mocho, Loulé

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower
  • The bathrooms are completely renovated this year, guaranteeing full comfort, while keeping the authentic feel of the farm. Bathrooms are on-suite, spacious and all done in micro cement with high quality showers and taps.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King-size Sheraton beds can be used as 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Big size bedroom, sitting area plus loft with 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King-size Sheraton beds can be used as 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • These 2 unique country homes with each having 3 bedrooms sleeping 14 people in total only available during the peak season. In the poolhouse there are 3 separately bedrooms sleeping 8 people with one bedroom having a loft ideal for 4 kids or family of 4. Each of the bedrooms having Sheraton beds guaranteeing most comfortable sleeping ambiance, the mattresses can be zipped together or used as single beds. The rooms are spacious, light and decorated to the highest level with maximum comfort, free wifi, heating or airco. The authentic details of the 200-year old farm have been kept with high ceilings, blue wooden shutters and terra-cotta tiles on the floor. Each bedroom has a door going out to the garden and pool area. There is an Air-conditioning/heating unit in each of the bedrooms. Each bedroom has an on-suite bathroom in micro-cement, spacious showers and high quality Grohe taps with perfect water pressure. Simply heaven on earth...
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This completely renovated country villa has 3 buildings; the Zen house, pool villa and main house. The 3 bedroom guesthouse sleeping 8 is available all year round, can also be rented per room. During summer the both houses sleeping 14 people can be rented. There is a sports field exclusively belonging to the estate situated in front of the poolvilla where you can enjoy views to the sea, play beach volley, table tennis, football or jump on the trampoline. In the Zen house there are regular classes, possibility to book a sport massage or relaxing shiatsu massage


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Quinta Encantada unique country home with pool 6 bedrooms sleeping 14
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect place to stay for a family holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, very hip house and an array of farmhouse animals to welcome you.

After a weeks stay at this beautifully

restored farm house, I can truly say I feel rested and invigorated. The pool and outside area is where we spent most of our time. It is clean and very comfortable. The outside cooking area with outdoor fridge came in very handy with a super professional bbq.

The inside is decorated to minimalistic chic style, with a washing machine dishwasher and small 2 hob cooker in the kitchen. The living area is spacious, and all 3 bathrooms have a fantastic powerful shower. The beds are the most comfotable I have slept in away from home.Overall the house is very clean and has been maintained well. It has a peaceful feel to it.

The housekeeper visits three times a week and pool is cleaned regularly.

There is a local coffee shop 'Flora de Vale d'Eguas that does reasonably priced tasty meals and lovely coffee. Our favourite resturant was Paella, which is 3-5 min drive away. Great sangria!

The local supermarket is 5mins away and beach about 15 mins. Bakery at the other side of town opposite organic butcher (10 mins away) is much cheaper than Apolonia and bread is delicious

The therapies available at this location are superb.

The owner Barrie, couldn't make us feel anymore welcome, thank you! The animals family are a bonus especially Chippie the dog. We look forward to a future stay here.

The overall experience is 5star plus!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your feedback and are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, we pride ourselves in keeping the farm in top condition to continue to attract great families like yourselves. We would love to welcome you and your lovely family back in the future.
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