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Ann Looy

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, portuguese, dutch

Rustic farmhouse in idyllic, peaceful Algarve countryside

4 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Loule region Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Self contained annexe with private pool, 30 minutes to beach and resorts

The annexe to Casa das Flores, a charmingly refurbished farmhouse, is peacefully located in the rolling green hills 10 km north of the market town of Loule. It is situated just 30 minutes from Faro airport and the beautiful Algarve beaches. The annexe is completely private and self contained with private swimming pool for the sole use of guests, terrace and gardens. The annexe has its own entrance with table and seating for 4 under the shade of an almond tree. There is a barbeque area with plenty of space and seating for eating al fresco. If you want to get away from it all and enjoy a tranquil holiday in the real Algarve, in the sun but away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, this is the place for you. The owner lives in the farmhouse next door and is on hand if required. For a self catering holiday with personal on hand assistance, if required, you can do no better than Casa das Flores.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Looy (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, portuguese, dutch

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Rustic farmhouse in idyllic, peaceful Algarve countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

A peaceful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time at Casa das Flores.

Our journey from the airport went smoothly thanks to the detailed directions that we were given. On arriving at the property we immediately realised what a great choice we had made. In fact we felt that the photographs hadn’t done the property justice.

Ann, the owner of the property had kindly provided a superb welcome pack of goods which meant that we didn’t have to worry about going out to buy supplies on our first evening. She was also able to give us hints and tips about the local area as required. We were made to feel very welcome indeed.

The cottage is compact, ideal for a couple or a small family. It is homely, comfortable and spotlessly clean.

The garden is extensive, with citrus and almond trees and of course a pool which is for the sole use of guests. From the front of the property there are amazing views over the valley, from the rear there are equally spectacular views of the hillsides. These hills are accessible via a series of well defined tracks, great for those who enjoy walking in the countryside.

The historic town of Loule is only a short drive away, ideal for browsing around markets or buying supplies from a choice of supermarkets. The beaches of the Algarve are also only a short drive away.

We would certainly recommend this property and immediate area to anyone who likes to holiday away from the main package trail.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is my first review of this lovely property. However we do stay here for years already and always come back.

The cottage is part of a beautiful farm house and has private acces. It is suitable for a family of 4: a small living area with an open kitchen, one bedroom with twin beds and one with a queen size bed, a bathroom with toilet and shower. The bathroom has been renovated this year which I consider a great improvement. The cottage is clean and cozy and it contains everything one need during a holiday.

This beautiful house is situated on a hill top in a very quiet and peaceful area with a 20 minutes drive from Faro airport, 10 minutes drive to Loulé and 30 minutes to the nearest beaches. You do need a car.

The outside area contains of a big garden, several terraces, one with a barbecue and a private pool area.

At early mornings and evenings it is lovely and cool outside. During day time it can be very hot. However due to the tick walls the temperature in the house remains very comfortable.

Ann Looy, the owner is a true host and she became a good friend.

It always feels like home away from home.

Thanks again Ann for a wonderful time! You know we will come back!

love Caroline

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a property to rent if you are interested in getting away from the tourist track. Total peace and quiet is what you will get both during the day and at night with uninterrupted views of the hills and the stars.

The property is a good size for one couple or a small family. The internal living area is not the largest but the outside areas are brilliant. A very good sized swimming pool and garden area perfect for eating outside and Barbecuing.

Ann the owner was lovely and welcoming, and nothing was to much for her. She had a good knowledge of the area recommending must visit restaurants such as Hambargo in Benafim the chicken place in salir and Monte de eira which is a delight.

The property is a 30 minute drive away from the beach resorts. A car is a must.

The only negative there was about the holiday, was that there was no constant Wifi, Ann has pay as you go internet which she will gladly turn on when and if you require it but i would not feel right using it for a extended time. I add this info Just if you require alot of internet access due to work commitments.

Thanks Ann for a lovely holiday

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Farmhouse with large pool in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Located in Cerro das Covas, a very small hamlet near Funchais/Tor, which is just north of Loule, the house had everything in it that you could wish - an amazingly complete inventory! We did not need to dash out to the supermarket as soon as we arrived for breakfast the next day as we were greeted with an amazing welcome pack, which we were still trying to get through on our last day! We found this farmhouse surpassed our expectations and the very friendly owner, Ann was extremely helpful before and during our stay.

There was extensive tourist literature available plus wireless internet and our young children were happy to be able to watch their BBC children’s programmes via satellite. A selection of books, DVDs, CDs and board games were to be found in the living/kitchen area and the annexe has a well-stocked bathroom (shampoo/soap/towels/flannels included). There are two bedrooms (one twin and one double bedroom) with very comfortable beds and fans available. The swimming pool was immaculately clean (thanks to Ann) and there was a large selection of flotation aids/water toys for our children. Two large parasols and four comfortable loungers made it the perfect setting for lazy days in the sun, and two BBQs (complete with coal & lighters) were just a stroll away from the large pool terrace.

Ann was also on hand to offer any advice for day trips or questions that we had. Anne lives in the main farmhouse which is at the front side of the building, so the annexe is totally secluded and as guests you have sole use of the pool and rear garden areas. We also breakfasted daily outside the separate entrance to the annexe, where an additional table with chairs and a parasol have been thoughtfully placed. Ann has certainly gone to a good deal of trouble to assure that all her guests have a perfect holiday during their stay.

There is a mini-market in nearby Salir with larger supermarkets in Loule (15 minute drive away). Several markets held on Saturday in Loule are well worth visiting – a central market for fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, bread and local craftsmanship, and a Gypsy market for a much wider selection of goods.

Near to the farmhouse are many walking trails into the surrounding hills as well, and the A22 motorway is easily accessible just south of Loule, which made it very easy to reach the coast, and it was less than half an hour to Faro airport.

We would not hesitate in recommending ‘Casa das Flores’ for the perfect stay in the real Algarve!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
Funchais, 5 minutes walk from the farmhouse
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Loule
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Loule
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tor
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
There are many beautiful beaches within 30 minutes
Car: necessary

Tor is a typical Portuguese country village with a church, shop and a lot of charm. It is on a hill with a river running through the nearby valley which is great for walking, swimming, bird watching and exploring. Funchais is an outlying hamlet of Tor with two cafes and Cerro das Covas is a charming little hamlet up the hill from there. The market town of Loule is a 15 minute drive away. It has plenty of wonderful restuarants, take aways and supermarkets. Loule has a gypsy market every Saturday selling everything from T-shirts, to shoes, to table cloths and is a great place to buy souvenirs and do some haggling for a good bargain. There is a lively fish, meat and vegetable market every weekday. Salir is a white village 7 kms to the north with attractive houses, the remains of a castle and some great Portuguese restuarants. It has a bank, a good supermarket and a tea shop.

Other Activities: bird watching and nature.

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Rates & Availability

Tôr Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 3
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$628
 
 
Rate 4
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$497
 
 
Rate 5
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$366
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The remainder is due one month before arrival date. Money can be transferred by bank transfer to a UK bank account. Other options can be negotiated with the owner.

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Amenities

Loule region Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The annexe is completely private and self contained and is adjacent to the swimmng pool, which is solely for use of guests. It is very children friendly and safe. There is a large garden with plenty of room for playing and relaxing. There is a washing machine and plenty of outdoor drying space.

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