FABULOUS OPEN PLAN FARMHOUSE, RURAL LOCATION, HEATED POOL, SHORT DRIVE TO BEACH

Julie Butler

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FABULOUS OPEN PLAN FARMHOUSE, RURAL LOCATION, HEATED POOL, SHORT DRIVE TO BEACH

Goldra de Cima House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)

The re-furbished farmhouse has three double bedrooms, the master bedroom (the former living room) has high ceilings, French windows and a separate dressing room and en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds are located near the family bathroom. A large open plan kitchen (fully equipped) leads into a large open plan living/dining room with French doors onto the patio.

Both these rooms benefit from underfloor heating and a large wood burner in the living room. In addition Entertainment systems include a CD/MP3 music system, TV with UK satellite channels. In addition there is a study/office on the mezzanine to the main bedroom and a 'snug/library' in the centre of the house with a wood burner . WiFi is available.

Pool and gardens: Outside we have a salt water swimming pool that can be heated, typically we start swimming in April although the hearty can probably go earlier! There is also a large gas BBQ which we use all year round. The plot (over an acre/5000 square metres in size) is a mixture of lawns, flower beds and mature fruit trees (olives, figs, almonds and karob). The plot offers privacy and quiet whilst not being isolated.

We also have 4 mountain bikes available that are just OK! as long as you don't want to do anything too serious.

Towns/cities: Loule – 5 minutes drive to the west of us. Nearest large supermarket. Large (ish) town that is an administrative centre. Mixture of old and new architecture, many local restaurants, daily fruit and vegetable market.

Faro – 20 minutes drive south of us. Capital of the Algarve, historic centre which is great to wonder around, large supermarket, mall and lots of local restaurants.Faro Island – south of the airport and accessed from the airport road has a great beach and plenty of food/drink venues and is more local than tourist. This is also a popular surfing and kite surfing venue. Almancil – 15 minutes south west of us. Almancil is the top of what is known as the Golden Triangle made up of Quinta do Lago to the south east and Val do Lobo to the south west. These have the top golf courses and are mainly made up of villa accommodation. Within the triangle there are many restaurants of all kinds of cuisine.

Towns/cities : Vilamoura – not so much a town but an area centred on the marina which is about 20 minutes to the south west of us. Again this is a main golf area. Between here and Val do Lobo (above) is the seaside town of Quarteira.

Other historic (Roman and Moor influences) towns nearby are Estoi and Sao Bras de Alportel. And a little further west are Silves then eventually Sagres (Cabo do St Vincent) also known as the end of the world as it is the most Westerly point in Europe.

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a wetland of international importance, the Ria Formosa is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60kms along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.This diversity of ecosystems attracts a varied fauna that includes numerous species of birds.

View our website http://www.algarveholidayrental.co.uk/

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Julie Butler (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Julie.

Arrived yesterday and found everything perfect.

The house is gorgeous!

Ary&Kirstin



Dear Julie,



Just want to take a moment to say how much we enjoyed our time in your lovely vacation home. We've been in a lot of great holiday rentals but yours really sets the bar as hard to beat. We enjoyed everything, the pool, fantastic kitchen, fireplaces, bbq, cozy places to sit everywhere, ect.! We left some pool toys (innertube, floating raft, rackets/ball) we bought in your pool house, if that's annoying maybe your house manager could get rid of them.

One last thing, would you mind telling us the brand of your living room lounge couch, we meant to look at one of the tags and make note of it and forgot :).



Thanks again for your hospitality and sharing your home with vacation goers like us!!
May 2013
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5
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
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Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

An Amazing week!

  • 5 of 5
Julie,
We had a fantastic week at CB. The house is beautiful and didn't want for anything! A beautiful peaceful location, we only left the property to buy food at the local shops!
Thinking about re-booking for next year. - Would thoroughly recommend it to everybody.
Rebecca, Frances, Caroline and Lesley
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ladies, thank you so much .
That is the danger with CB, sometimes you just don't want to leave!
We do exactly the same for the first few days, re-charge, relax and then venture to the beach and restaurant's. We would love to welcome you back next year. Thanks again, Julie.
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Farmhouse to recommend at 100%!

  • 5 of 5
Having had the chance to meet the owners at the farmhouse, we were assured at once: absolutely everything was as it should be!
- listing description was accurate regarding the location
- well maintained: maid an gardener did a great job
- much space inside and outside even with a max. of 6 people staying in the house
- excellent place for people wanting to relax in a calm area
- nothing far away (top restaurants really nearby), but a car is absolutely needed

Many thanks to Julie and Jonathan for their warm welcome!
Carole and John
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much!

Such a glowing review, it 's very much appreciated.

We very rarely have the opportunity to meet our guests, so it was great to do so with you both and then a week later get a photo of all 4 of you obviously enjoying the wonderful Algarve weather!

It is ways so lovely to hear that our guests enjoy and appreciate our home as much as we do and the great beaches and restaurants .( And let's not forget Portuguse wines!)

Thanks again.

Julie and Jonathan .
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Fabulous holiday in a beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5
So nice to have lots of information, including directions, before we arrived which made finding the place and getting settled really easy. Greeted by a beautiful house and bottle of wine when we arrived and felt instantly relaxed.

The house is a dream, large open plan spaces and lots of outside seating and the bedrooms and bathrooms are beautifully kept and were very clean on arrival. The pool area was fab also and a great place for relaxing in the constant sunshine.

The location of the house means it is very peaceful but all the amenities you need are close by, including some great restaurants (loved Three Wonders which is a 5 minute drive), shopping and great beaches.

My fiance and I are already booked to come back next year and bring some friends to enjoy this perfect holiday spot!!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Fantastic house, fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic home you have, the photos and description don't do it justice! The pool is sublime and the ouside areas provide so much relaxing space it's was hard to decide which to sit in at any one time. Inside the house is furnished and equiped to the highest standrads and so comfortable. The whole family (my wife, two teenage children and myself) had a ball!

Location is also great, quiet road, secluded gardens, yet really accessible to the main shopping and eating areas - Loule, Santa Barbara, Almancil, etc and only 15 minutes to the beach.

If I had to make one comment it would be the lack of airconditioning - however even though it was boiling hot when we were there the design of the house allows for cooling breezes so it wasn't too bad. There was also the pool and a cold beer to cool us down.

Thanks again we will be back next year!

The George family
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

A dream of house!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Un sueño de casa. Pasamos una semana de vacaciones el mes de agosto del 2013 y la verdad es que la casa cumple con las expectativas y mucho más. Somos una familia de Barcelona con 3 niños de 12, 10 y 7 años y se lo pasaron muy bien en la casa, sobretodo en la piscina. La casa es grande, cómoda y bien situada, un buen lugar desde el qual visitar el Algarve y volver para relajarte y descansar. La fotos de la casa son muy buenas, pero la realidad es mucho mejor!!! Sin duda, repetiríamos!!! A dream house and ideal for a family holidays!!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jordi,

Apologies for not responding in Spanish.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. You were so complimentary whilst you were there, I've still got your emails! I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed our home and pool so much, the salt water pool is wonderful, as a friend said its "like swimming in silk".

Best wishes to you all,
Julie

Here's the Google translation of Jordi's review:
A dream home. We spent a week's holiday in August 2013 and the truth is that the house meets expectations and more. We are a family of Barcelona with 3 children ages 12, 10 and 7 years and had a great time in the house, especially in the pool. The house is large, comfortable and well located, good place from qual visit the Algarve and return to relax and unwind. The photos of the house are very good, but the reality is much better! Definitely would repeat! A dream house and ideal for a family holidays!!!!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Vale Do Lobo/Quinta do Lago/Faro
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Santa Barbara De Nexe
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago/Val do Lobo
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Santa Barbara De Nexe
Car: necessary

Our home is a lovely refurbished and extended farmhouse located in the valley of Goldra Da Cima approximately 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport on the delightful Algarve in Portugal.The immediate neighbourhood is rural but not isolated. The nearest village, Santa Barbara de Nexe, is 5 minutes drive away and has a petrol station, bakery, restaurants, etc. The nearest large supermarket is 10 minutes drive towards the large town of Loule, there is also a large fresh produce market. We are 20 minutes drive to the coast and the wonderful beaches and within easy reach of the world class golf courses and other activities that the Algarve has to offer. Central locations such as Faro, Loule, Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Val do Lobo and Vilamoura are all within 20 minutes drive. An abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found throughout the area.The beautiful and historic Spanish city of Seville is only 120miles (2 hours drive) away and Lisbon is about 170 miles away.

Other Activities: Jet skiing, go-karting, bird watching

Golf: The Algarve is home to many of the world's top courses and has played host to many international tournaments and competitions.The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.

Whether you are a skilled-amateur looking for new challenges, or just a beginner , the golf courses of the Algarve are the place for you.There are over 30 golf courses in the Algarve, ranging from 9-hole courses stretched over the Algarve grassland, to dramatic coastal 18-hole courses set amongst the picturesque cliffs. This makes golf here enjoyable for everyone, regardless of ability, and guarantees that you will find the perfect course for you. We have information in the farmhouse about local course or go on-line to find out more before you arrive.

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Goldra de Cima House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September - October
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
April - June
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
July - August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
September - November
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes Late deals - email for last minute and long term (more than 2 weeks) rates
Deposit - 20% of total rental at time of booking. Balance of rental due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Damage/security deposit - £250/€300 due with balance of rental payment (returned after departure, if nothing is damaged).
Pool heating £75 per week excluding July & August.
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Amenities

Amenities

Goldra de Cima House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 (guest bathroom) recently undergone a fabulous re-fit.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has French windows.. An en-suite bathroom and a separate dressing room. High ceiling with mezzanine. Very light and airy. Bedroom 2 large double bed, high ceiling, plenty of storage. Bedroom 3 2 singe beds, again, high ceiling and plenty of storage.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
The open swimming pool and layout of the outside is not suitable for very young children unless they are supervised at all times. There is no air-conditioning, the bedrooms have electric fans for the summer months. Heating is provided as follows - underfloor heating in both the kitchen and living/dining room along with a large contemporary log burner that rotates in the living room. A log burner in the 'snug'. Electric oil filled radiators (portable) in all the bedrooms and electric towel rails in both bathrooms. There ia ample parking on the plot, the main driveway can accommodate at least 3 vehicles and the second drive 1. Both have electronic gates.
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