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Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve
Your piece of Portuguese paradise is located a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve yet its still only 25 minutes from the airport, sea and golf courses. This is the real Algarve which has fortunately remained totally Portuguese. The villa is a little village just 2 km from Sao Bras. All your neighbours are Portuguese although most speak a bit of English. The villa is on an orchard full of Mediterranean fruit trees and part of the joy of staying here is picking your own fruit straight from the tree! Imagine fresh figs in August for breakfast or what about freshly squeezed grape juice in September with your lunch? You can even help pick the carob pods in summer too or help with the olive harvest in October / November. What can be more special than returning with freshly pressed olive oil that you helped to produce... Read more
Listing #HL614008
About the Owner
Jean D
Languages spoken:German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Information from Jean was excellent from directions, places to visit and restaurants. Villa was lovely and had everything you needed. The pool was great. We did not venture too far as this was a short and well needed break for resting. When we arrived sandwiches...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Management response:Responded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. It was great to have you and you are always welcome.

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Winsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2017


Date of stay: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile


Date of stay: May 2017
Management response:Responded 19 May 2017


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Guests are allowed to smoke outside in my extensive garden and orchard but please not inside the house. I also allow well-behaved dogs and their owners! I have plenty of orchard...
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    4 Twins
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  • Cleaning fee: R 953 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include a welcome drink and pack. Larder with basic items to get you started such as coffee, sugar, tea, salt, pepper, rice, pasta, etc. Villa is cleaned and bed linen and towels changed every third day. All guests can help themselves to the fruit in season in the orchard. Pears and figs in August and September. You can even help pick carob in August or September! Freshly trampled grape juice by the pool! The olive harvest is in and if you help you get to take your own olive oil home with you! Your salads will never taste the same again!! It costs an extra £100 to heal the pool in winter.
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About the neighbourhood
What can I say? The Algarve hinterland is an amazing area where you can get really lost in the beautiful countryside and visit whitewashed villages clinging to the hillsides such as Alte a mere 40 min. by car through the hills from the villa. In fact you are more likely to think you are in Switzerland or Austria driving there as you inhale the smell of the pine trees and marvel at the views out across the hills. Or if you don't fancy driving one day why not take a bus from S. Bras to Faro and be dazzled by its old town. In fact Faro is not just about its airport its about a hidden gem of an old town that can't fail to take your breath away and ladies think shoes! In fact in all my life I have never seen so many fab shoe shops all in the same area!!

So if you want to experience th...
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How to get there
Airport: Faro: 19.0 km
Railway: Faro: 19.0 km
Ferry: Faro: 19.0 km
I can organise an airport pick-up for you for Euro 25.00 each way. Car hire can be organised from the villa. Local buses from S. Bras de Alportel go to Faro, Tavira, Alportel, and Loule. From Faro bus station there are buses all over the Algarve and even to Seville in Spain. Local English speaking taxi driver also available.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 19.0 km.
Nearby cities
Algarve Villas (10 409)
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