SECLUDED VILLA IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE, PRIVATE POOL, LARGE GARDENS, AC & WIFI

Alex Outhwaite

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SECLUDED VILLA IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE, PRIVATE POOL, LARGE GARDENS, AC & WIFI

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3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 (6 beds + cot & 2 small futons), free WiFi

Casa Norinha is a countryside haven, offering you a truly private villa experience. It's ideal for families, groups of adults or couples looking for somewhere away from the resorts yet close enough to easily visit the busier areas of the Algarve.

This detached, secluded villa is set in over an acre of landscaped gardens and is surrounded by fig, almond, olive and carob trees. It is completely private, not overlooked and enjoys far-reaching views across the Algarve countryside.

There is a 10m x 4m Roman-style pool with underwater lighting and a large pool terrace with six sun beds, large parasols and an outdoor shower.

The three bedrooms - one double, two twin - have fitted wardrobes and sliding doors to the outside, fitted with mosquito-proof shutters. There is a cot, high chair and buggy, as well as two additional single futons, suitable for children.

All bedrooms and the sitting room have their own terraces which lead directly to the pool area and gardens.

The villa features a large living room with wood burning stove and dining area, a shady outdoor dining terrace with built in barbecue, a fully equipped kitchen and a roof terrace for secluded sunbathing.

WiFi internet is included in the rental rates. The living room has a flat screen TV with HDMI and USB ports, as well as a DVD player, satellite receiver and Nintendo Wii. The stereo has indoor and outdoor speakers, CD and cassette players and can be connected to MP3 players.

There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms and ceiling fans in the living room and kitchen. In the winter the air conditioners can be set to heating mode, and the wood burning stove makes the living room cosy.

The large gardens have many mature trees and shrubs, a games area and newly planted orchard. There is also a pergola which we have just planted with grape vines, roses and passion flower.

Games equipment is provided, including a croquet set, cricket set, boules, golf clubs and a volleyball net for the pool. There is also a tipi for the children to play in, made with bamboo from the local river.

There are two mountain bikes available to guests, for a small weekly rental fee plus damage deposit. The bikes are very useful for exploring the local area and for trips into Paderne.

Casa Norinha is ideally situated for exploring the Algarve - just fifteen minutes from the central beaches and Albufeira, and centrally located so that the whole region can be visited in day trips.

There are many lovely walks in the immediate area and a 12C Moorish castle nearby, which is the subject of an ongoing archaeological dig.

The nearby town of Paderne is traditional and peaceful, with friendly locals and some excellent, yet inexpensive, restaurants.

Our house manager, Norbert, is German and also speaks Portuguese and English.

We are happy to negotiate on rates for under-occupancy or longer rentals.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Alex Outhwaite

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english

My family has been visiting Portugal since I was a baby, and Casa Norinha was actually built by my parents, assisted by local contractors from Paderne who are still family friends.

The house is very much a home from home for us and it is managed in Portugal by another great family friend, Norbert, who runs a villa maintenance business in partnership with my aunt!

Everyone involved in managing Casa Norinha is friendly and welcoming, and will do all they can to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

Alex Outhwaite purchased this villa in 1983

My parents bought the land at Casa Norinha in the early 80s, when we lived in the area for a year. They wanted a rural plot on which to build a holiday home away from the bustle of the coastal resorts.

The villa was designed to make the most of its location - nestled into the hillside so that it is private and secluded, but with lovely views over the countryside. The sun sets behind the hills opposite the terrace, and the stars are so clear at night.

One of my favourite sounds is the gentle clatter of the goat bells as Paulo the goat herd brings them through the surrounding fields every day. Over the garden wall you can see the goats climbing up into the trees to eat the leaves.

In the driveway there is a huge old carob (alfarroba) tree, and the surrounding land is scattered with numerous fig, olive and almond trees, dramatic agaves and a profusion of wild flowers in the Spring.

There are many birds in the area, and birdsong is a constant backdrop at Casa Norinha. In the evening, swallows come and drink from the pool by swooping down across the terrace. I have also spotted a hoopoe several times in the garden in the early mornings. Swallowtail butterflies are also a common sight in the Spring and early Summer.

The villa has a very large garden with many mature trees and shrubs.

Casa Norinha was designed in the traditional Algarvian style, with Moorish chimneys, terracotta pathways and curving architectural details. The villa is decorated with a nod to the Algarve's unique combination of European and North African influences - painted tiles and ceramics, dark wood, marble and granite. The garden pergola is paved with Portuguese calçada stones.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
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Paderne Albufeira
5

BEAUTIFUL VILLA - WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from an absolutely wonderful holiday at Casa Norinha and we have already booked up for another two weeks next year, which I suppose is the best possible recommendation we can give!

The villa is lovely, with everything you could possibly need for your holiday, and everything is as described on the website, or better! The garden is superb and the setting is stunning and peaceful.

Alex and Norbert are both great and do everything to ensure you have a great holiday - nothing is too much trouble for them, and we warmly recommend a stay at this beautiful villa.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments Anna, we're so glad you had a nice time and Norbert looks forward to seeing you both again next year.
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
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Paderne Albufeira
5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Well what can we say. Yet again we all had a wonderful time in your lovely villa. Being our second year back in portugal and at Casa Norinha. Everything that was needed was there on arrival. Many thanks for requested items. Norbet did good job on finding them.. He was there to welcome us and we were pleased to see him again. If there is any problems Norbet is there to sort out which really puts your mind at rest.

Thank you again Alex for an easy transaction on booking villa...Hopefully be in touch again book other holiday...
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time! Great to have you back.
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
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Paderne Albufeira
5

EXCELLENT VILLA IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS

  • 5 of 5
We had wonderful stay at this villa. Our children loved the pool, the beautiful spacious garden and we enjoyed the sun terrace. The property was clean and well-maintained. Our stay certainly fulfilled our expectations and we will recommend this place to our friends and colleagues. Petra and Jonathan
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice time! Thanks for your lovely comments.
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
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Paderne Albufeira
Herefordshire
5

A WONDERFUL VILLA FOR ANYONE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a stunning week with friends in this spacious and welcoming villa. It really felt like a home away from home with the books and board games, the rooms were immaculate and cool, and the 3 bathrooms were a real luxury.

The real gem of this property is the outdoor space - the patio with table and chairs was perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the double-shallow-ended pool was ideal for a dip after a hot day or a game of improvised volleyball!

The washing machine and second-floor sun terrace meant we were even able to go home with suitcases full of clean clothes, the kitchen was a great size and the living room huge enough to shade from the heat of the midday sun (or have a little siesta in!)

It was ideal for the party we went with (2 couples), as we had a 'wing' each with our own bathroom, but could easily have slept more as we didn't use the third bedroom at all. The house is also wheelchair accessible, which, although we didn't have any wheelchair users, was a welcome change and worthy of note.

The manager, Norbert, deserves an extra special mention for being an all-round brilliant guy as well as giving us copious amounts of local information. The 'welcome package' provided (all the essentials like tea and coffee) made us feel really at home straight away.

We didn't hire a car, opting for taxis and busses instead - due to the villa's rural location a car would have been helpful, but not essential. if we go again, I would hire one to explore the area more, but I didn't feel as though we missed out on it.

Paderne is about a 25 minute walk, a quaint little village with all the essential shops (mini market, greengrocer etc) but taxis to nearby Albufeira were inexpensive (never more than twelve euros) and the large bus station there has services to all of the main towns in the Algarve should you fancy a visit. Fereirras (on the way to Albufeira) had a large supermarket where we stocked up on our food for the week, very reasonably priced compared to the U.K and twice as delicious!

Our highlight was definately Alte, a mountain village about 20 minutes drive away with some of the most stunning scenery I have seen in the Algarve and beautiful pottery shops too.

Overall, this is an ideal rural retreat for families, groups of friends or anyone who needs a bit of rest and relaxation! I can't fault anything with it and would definately recommend it... as long as we're not back there again when you book it!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16936
Paderne Albufeira
5

LOVELY VILLA..EXCELLENT HOLIDAY JUNE 2011

  • 5 of 5
Arrived at villa and was surpised... welcome pack of food and water was supplied which was a god send untill we managed to get to super market ...Thank you. Villa located in a secluded spot with beautiful outlooks over the gardens and countryside.Inside villa was very homely and had lots of extras.Swimming pool was ideal for both adults and children. wasnt out of pool much as weather boiling hot..
Amenities were close. lots to do if you wanted or lay by pool like we did..
Very helpful people both in england and portugal..Thankyou for letting us use your delightful villa ..will book again.....
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments, glad you had a nice time! You're welcome back any time of course and returning guests get a 10% discount. Enjoy the rest of the Summer.
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Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
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Paderne Albufeira
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5

SUPER ITS A MUST 5/ 5

  • 5 of 5
arrived on the 19.12.09 and spent 3 wks in villa. villa is very clean wonderful views lovely size bedsrooms great swimming pool just a pitty weather when over in portugal it rained more times than not but if holidaying in summer would be a sun trap the villa is well equiped and if looking for peace and quiet casa norinha is the place to be . a good asset would be a tumble dryer for winter months and bad weather does really need a car for this holiday manager Norbut was very very helpful could not fault him nothing was too much trouble he was extremely helpful when my mum was ill and needed treatment from the medical centre he was also on time for doing airport runs once again i would like to give a big thankyou to alex and norbut for such a relaxing enjoyable holiday many thanks the hill family
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: It was such a shame about the bad weather - unfortunately the Algarve has suffered the same unusually bad Winter that we have, except down there it's rain instead of snow...

That's a good idea about a tumble drier for when the weather is bad - it's never been an issue before! We'll get one sorted out for future Winters.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Ferreiras
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 at Ferreiras
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Albufeira
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Zip Zip, Purgatorio; various in Paderne
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Zip Zip, Purgatorio
Car: recommended

Paderne is situated about 2km away. Paderne is a typical, unspoilt Portuguese town. There are several good restaurants within and close to the town. There is a health centre, police station, supermarket, post office, bank, pharmacy and various other shops. The friendly population is close knit and very welcoming to visitors.

A larger supermarket is located in Ferreiras, about 7 km from the villa.

Guia, with its shopping mall and famous piri piri restaurants, is a 15 min drive. Albufeira is about 15km from Casa Norinha and has a fabulous beach as well as plenty of shops and restaurants. It is the tourist hub of the Algarve but retains plenty of charm. A short drive along the coastal road takes you to some beautiful beaches - quieter than Albufeira and with amazing cliffs and rock formations.

Being centrally located in the Algarve, Casa Norinha is a great base for exploring the whole region and day trips to Sagres, Lisbon or Seville are highly recommended.

The lovely towns of Boliquieme and Alte are a short drive from Casa Norinha and there are countryside walks to be had right from the front door, including to the 12th century Paderne castle and a roman bridge.

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Availability & Rates

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Paderne Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£475
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
£375
 
 
March
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£475
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
£695
 
 
Summer
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£475
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
£375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £50
Refundable damage deposit £150
A 20% deposit is due at the time of booking to secure the reservation. The balance is due eight weeks before the start of the booking.
Notes Early booking and under-occupancy discounts available, contact us for more information.

10% discount for returning guests.

The security deposit is for the games and entertainment equipment e.g. croquet set, Nintendo Wii etc. A checklist will be provided at the villa to make sure that everything is present and correct on departure, and your deposit will be refunded within two weeks.
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Amenities

Paderne Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - combination tub/shower , bidet
    Cloakroom - toilet
    Ensuite Bathroom - shower , bidet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Pool shower
  • All towels provided - bath and pool, as well as bed linen and blankets.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Pool Terrace Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cot optional. Sliding doors on to pool terrace
    Garden Terrace Room - 2 twin/ single , Sliding doors on to garden terrace
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 queen , En suite. Sliding doors on to pool terrace
  • 1 double, 2 twins, 1 cot There are also two single futons, suitable for children
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
Notes:
Sitting room features sliding doors out on to outdoor dining terrace with large dining table and eight comfortable chairs. Maid service is once weekly - additional cleaning on request. There is a tipi for children to play in made of bamboo from the local river. Manager is German and speaks good English and Portuguese. He is extremely friendly and helpful and can generally arrange facilities such as bicycles, airport transfers etc.
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