About the property
- Villa2750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Perfect place for total rest and access to all holiday activities in the Algarve
Quinta Fonte do Cascalho is a unique detached property, set in 2 acres of grounds amid the tranquil Algarve hills; just 20 minutes north of Faro airport and on the edge of the Portuguese town of Sao Bras de Alportel, full of rustic charm, with many street cafes, restaurants, banks, tourist office, shops and supermarkets.
*** 10th to 24th May 2018 reduced by 20% ***
*** 7th to 17th June 2018 reduced by 20% ***
*** 24th to 30th June 2018 reduced by 20% ***
This is an ideal location for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing holiday in privacy yet the beautiful beaches of the Algarve are just a short distance by car, plus have easy access to all the holiday attractions the Algarve can offer.
A real ‘home from home’ this modern, fully air-conditioned, country house is finished to very high standards for comfort and entertainment.
The master suite, with own private terrace, occupies the entire first floor of the villa and provides 360 degree panoramic views. It has a king size ‘Duxiana’ bed, with multi-positioned headboard; a full entertainment system comprising 32” flat screen TV with internet receiver, DVD player and B&O; stereo system; trouser press and personal safe. The en-suite bathroom has a large corner temperature controlled spa/whirlpool bath with four preset programs to suit your mood, plus lighting if desired.
The other two bedrooms have large handmade ‘Millbrook’ pocket sprung beds and individual entertainment systems of internet TV and DVD players. Bedroom 2, which benefits from an additional private entrance, is also equipped with a drinks fridge, trouser press and personal safe. The other bathrooms are also fitted with temperature controlled spa/whirlpool baths with four preset programs, plus lighting.
The entertainment area has a dining table with capacity for 8; and the spacious lounge has comfy leather seating with recliner chairs; perfect for watching a film or your favourite program on the large B&O; TV with surround sound. This area also has a Wi-Fi hub for internet access. For the cooler months of the year, there is a cosy log fire in the lounge and the air-conditioning or central-heating provides heat throughout the rest of the villa.
The farmhouse kitchen, fitted with granite worktops and AGA range cooker, has all the utensils and equipment you will need for the preparation of meals. In addition to the dining table in the villa, food can be enjoyed alfresco on the upper BBQ terrace or on the lower pool terrace. If dining out is your desire; there are many fine and casual restaurants providing traditional or international cuisine throughout the local area, including one within walking distance.
The large pool terrace, bathed in sunshine all day during the summer months, is very private and enjoys magnificent hillside and distant sea views.
Imagine yourself soaking up the Algarve sunshine, on the large pool terrace, you pick up a glass of your favourite drink, gaze over the wonderful countryside & distant sea views, and notice the only thing you can hear are birds and cicadas. You step into the large crystal clear pool for a refreshing dip and discover that feeling of peace and tranquility. Finally; you have escaped modern life and feel relaxed and revitalized.
Christina & Barry
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- Apr 21, 2018
About Christina & Barry
In 2007 we decided to make our home available to holidaymakers and have subsequently met some wonderful people. Many have become good friends. By living in the Algarve we are able to deal with all of our guests personally; from initial greeting to cleaning and maintenance, plus resolve the odd problem. Furthermore, we are able to continuously liaise with the local tourist office for the current and new attractions or activities available, throughout the Algarve, for our guests.
Christina & Barry purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Christina & Barry chose Municipality of São Brás de Alportel
The views from the house are stunning and the feeling of total peace adds to the tranquillity of a great holiday home. From this location, there is easy access to all the attractions the Algarve can offer; making this the complete holiday package for a family, friends getaway or discerning golfers.
What makes this Villa unique
The area, in which we live, is a perfect environment for local wildlife and birds to which we have developed our birdwatching skills and love of nature. Based on this we are able to suggest other local areas for incredible birdwatching or sightseeing. The location provides easy access to many excellent golf courses and through our local golfing contacts we are able to obtain excellent discounts on green fees and equipment hire.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Another wonderful holiday
Barry & Tina have a wonderful villa in stunning surroundings. This is our 3rd visit & it lived up to all our previous expectations. The villa is equipped to a high standard, the service provided is excellent & we will return for a 4th visit in the near future!
Paul, Jan & Joe.
Fantastic Location and Accommodation
What can i say that hasn't already been said. Lovely location with superb views from the pool area, couldn't have asked for better accommodation and facilitys from this Villa everything that we needed was there on hand, Barry and Tina were the ideal hosts living on site but not at all intrusive. Superb weather all week just a shame we couldn't stay for longer. Highly recomended and would not hesitate to return at a future date.
Instructions to get there very clear. We did have a problem locating the actual side road to the villa but that's Portugal for you. When we got there we were warmly welcomed by Tina and Barry and shown around there beautiful Villa and it was. You didn't want for anything, it was all there. The area was extremely quiet. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and a short drive into St Bras again a very nice place. We will be recommending this one to our friends.
Don't hesitate to book.
We were delighted we chose this excellent well-equipped villa. The views are fantastic, the furnishings and equipment all in good working order and Barry could not do enough to make us comfortable.
We especially liked the terraces for relaxing, watching the swallows dipping over the very clean heated pool, comfy huge master suite bed and the internet TV to watch UK terrestrial TV channels before turning in at night. We were disappointed that the lounge TV needs attention to do likewise and feel that Barry should invest in new patio chairs to go with the new cushions. Barry & Tina live on site, but are not at all intrusive. Whilst there were only the 2 of us, we could imagine families of 4-6 enjoying a wonderful holiday here. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa which is well centrally positioned to visit beaches both sides of Faro as well as the many towns and villages around. Don't hesitate to book.
stunning house in a beautiful location
We've just returned from a fantastic holiday in this lovely house. The hosts couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful and the house itself has the most stunning aspect and is fantastically well equipped. We made good use of our hire car and explored nearby towns, villages and beaches but this would make the perfect location for a lazy week by the fabulous pool too. I would highly recommend!
The Villa itself was stunning inside and out the way it was decorated. Set up on a hillside, the views were fantastic. It was so quiet absolutely perfect for a nice relaxing holiday, with a wonderful sized pool to cool off in. Tina and Barry were really welcoming and friendly,they were always around if we needed anything.
We would definitely go back again.
The villa is nestled in the hills, just outside the town of Sao Bras de Alportel, and enjoys magnificent hillside and distant sea views. Through its location, in the authentic Algarve, ‘Quinta Fonte do Cascalho’ offers the best for all types of holidaymakers. It is ideal for people who want to get away from it all and relax by the pool in total privacy, yet the beautiful beaches are just a short distance by car. This location has something for everyone, from walking in the local nature reserves or peaceful country drives through traditional Portuguese villages, to the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve.. Other activities include: Golf, Slow Travel, Ecoturism Tours, Birding & Bird Watching tours, Water parks, zoo marine, fishing, horse riding, walking, mountain biking, cycling, and water sports. Golf: The Algarve is known for its beaches, but the winter months are a prime time to visit one of the world's premier golf destinations. Each golf course offers a unique design taking advantage of the local landscape allowing the golfer a challenging yet pleasurable game. With more than 30 top quality golf courses in the Algarve, you will never be short of a quality course to play. Quinta Fonte do Cascalho is ideally located to have access to a high percentage of these courses within just 20 minutes drive. To the East are Benamore, Quinta da Cima, Quinta da Ria, Castro Marim, the Jack Nicklaus signature course Monte Rei, as well as the Seve Ballesteros-designed Quinta do Vale. To the South is the Golden Triangle of golf with Vale do Lobo, Ocean and Royal, Quinta do Lago North and South courses, Sao Lorenzo and Villa Sol. To the West is the Vilamoura complex, with the Arnold Palmer design Victoria, plus the Old Course, Millennium, Laguna and Pinhal. Through our local contacts, we are able to obtain excellent golf discounts and equipment. Eco-tourism and Eco-fashion: Sao Bras de Alportel is situated in the Barrocal region of the Algarve comprising large open spaces, pure air and lush foliage of almond, fig, carob and cork trees; to which the region became the biggest cork producing centre in Portugal and the world. Today there are organized cork trails that take you through this beautiful countryside and a visit to the cork museum. In the centre of Sao Bras is the shop where you can purchase many eco-fashion items that are produced from cork such as purses, handbags, belts, shoes and even curtains, which you will find in the lounge of Quinta Fonte do Cascalho. A Birdwatchers Paradise: ‘Quinta Fonte do Cascalho’ sits in a natural area that is a fantastic habitat for the birds that frequent the Algarve. In addition to the Swallows and Martins that share the pool with you, from the terrace you would see: Golden Oriole, Cattle Egret, White Stork, Black Stork, Bee Eater, Hoopoe, Azure-winged Magpie, Bluethroat, Fan-tailed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Southern Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Common Waxbill, Serin, Black-winged Kite, Black Kite, Red Kite, Griffon Vulture, Montagu's Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Spanish Imperial Eagle. Through our local contacts, we can arrange bird-watching tours, with responsible guides, for sea or the 10 reserved land locations for birds in the Algarve. Lawn Bowling: During the winter months, the Algarve is an ideal location for Lawn Bowling. There are numerous organized clubs scheduling regular games. Visiting players are very welcome to join in where clubs stock a full range of bowls for hire at a nominal charge. Tavira Bowls club, with an eight rink level green, is just a few minutes away from the villa.
Additional information about rental rates
A £250.00 damage deposit is required on arrival. *** 10th to 24th May 2018 reduced by 20% *** *** 7th to 17th June 2018 reduced by 20% *** *** 24th to 30th June 2018 reduced by 20% ***