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'Portugal's best-kept secret.' Secluded farmhouse with stunning pool.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Converted farmhouse with 6 beds, 1 acre of private ground and stunning 12m pool

Described by one of our very happy guests as 'Portugal's best kept secret', this rustic farmhouse is a secluded get-away set in beautiful countryside. Nature lovers, birdwatchers & walkers may be drawn to the area in cooler months. In the summer, the private pool & easy access to un-spoilt beaches provide the perfect ways to relax.

The house has beam ceilings, red tiled floor, white walls & has been renovated using local materials such as slate & marble. It sleeps 6 people. 2 double bedrooms,1 bedroom with bunk beds. The thick stone walls keep the cottage cool throughout the summer months & there are oil filled heaters & an open log fire and a stove for the cooler seasons. Free Wifi connection available.

The large (12mx5m) saltwater pool has decking at one end with large canopy & a seating area complete with small fridge, cold water shower, power points & bean bags. The pool can be lit at night. There is 1 acre of private ground with a beautiful terraced garden & fruit trees & 2 large south facing terraces

The grounds: The two large south facing terraces have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. One of the terraces has a shaded area and can be used as an outdoor dining space. There is also a BBQ.

More Details

Wolfram & Susanne
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, We understand Portuguese but, answer in English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lieber Herr Leschke,

Eine wunderschöne Zeit neigt sich leider dem Ende.

Am Montag beginnt die Arbeit und 3 Wochen sind viel zu schnell vorbeigegangen!

Es war einfach nur toll.

Für ihre Oase kann man sie nur beglückwünschen.

Tolles Haus,tolles Grundstück,toller Pool.


Ganz liebe Grüße
Aug 2014
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São Luís Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New small bathroom with shower, built in portuguese style
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Big bathroom with bathtube and washing machine
  • Big bathroom with bathtube and washing machine , old potuguese style ( ceramics ) but with all you need.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tall windows overlooking garden and hills beyond
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Doors opening onto terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds with views of garden and hills
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ample parking for cars to the side of the property. The path from the cottage to the pool is by way of steps and so is not suitable for people with mobility problems. The property is also not ideal for toddlers due to steps and a few drops.


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'Portugal's best-kept secret.' Secluded farmhouse with stunning pool.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 24 reviews

Rural bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Set in a lovely rural area, green for Portugal at this time of year (end July) with lots of thought from the owners in making life comfortable particularly round the pool area. For me the salt water pool was a big plus as I'm not a fan of chemically treated ones. The small town of São Luis is close by with a good butcher and fish market.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home after a fantastic 2 week holiday at Talgre. I cannot say enough about the property. The house is well appointed with everything you could need for home and the beach. The pool was our favorite and we spent long lazy hours floating in the warm water or enjoying time under the canopy in the shade. We also loved the new grill and enjoyed many meals outdoors on the lovely veranda. Thank you for Wolfram and Suzanne for allowing us to have such a memorable holiday at Talgre.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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lovely, peaceful villa. We had a very relaxing holiday and hope to return

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil setting and very comfortable villa. Garden colourful with pretty views. On the edge of a wood with an abundance of walks.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Talegre is everything you could want in a holiday home. Beautifully maintained, very well equipped, cosy and warm with lovely gardens and a stunning pool. This was so enticing that we even braved the cool clear waters in March!

Talegre is surrounded by lovely walks through cork groves and meadows and is of course near to some fabulous beaches. We enjoyed exploring in such a great place.

Britta and Paul were so friendly and helpful and made us feel most welcome.

We have already booked to return to Talegre in the Autumn.

So thank you Wolfram and Susanne for sharing your wonderful home.

Peter and Elaine

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect for a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Talegre and the area gave us everything we wanted for our 2 week holiday. The house is indeed secluded, with the peace and quiet only interrupted by the very occasional tractor and the local dog choir. We spent most of the time outside; the pool area is fantastic and the salt water just about warm enough for early October dips. The inside of the house was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you'd need. Dealings with Wolfram went very smoothly and Britta, who looks after the house locally, was very helpful. The area is completely unspoilt - about 25 minutes to Milfontes along virtually deserted roads, with lots of good restaurants and beaches. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Talegre Stay September 2015

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family have been going to Talegre for the last 2 years and we intend going there whenever we can.

It is situated just outside São Luis, and also just 15km from the Vila Nova de Milfontes.It is situated in the woods, and one feels asif you are on a farm. Just the sound of nature around you.

The house is very well kept with quality utensils. Decent beds (No noisy beds) fireplaces (No need in the summer), updated bathrooms and a kitchen with all one´s needs. No outdated utensils.

Our favorite part is of-course the swimming pool area. we are a family of 5, and we have 3 kids. They love the pool. Water is always nice and the water quality is always right. Thanx to Britta who comes in 2x a week and takes care of it. The pool area is exceptional. First of all, the relaxing area has a sort of carribean feel to it. Bean bags and pool chairs where one can relax the whole day, and what is also nice is that it has a small bar area, with a fridge and a basin. We spend most of our times at the pool. Having the fridge there, keeps us there. No need to always go into the house to fetch drinks. What is also a positive, is that we can receive wifi at the pool. (Just plug the wifi extender in at the pool area for a very good signal).

The outside is also well looked after, alot of big trees and my favourite is the fig tree. Always has alot of nice sweet figs. Atleast whenever we go there, end august

I would, without a doubt suggest Talegre to anyone who wants to come and have a lovely quiet holiday, especially when coming with kids. Believe me, your kids would rather want to stay at home, than going to the beach.

I am even willing to supply you with my phone number in case of any doubt.

Mr. Reis: +351-969149149

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Faro airport or Lissabon airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Sao Luis
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Algarve / Troja
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Amoeiras Gare,
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Sao Luis
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Milfontes
Car: recommended

Situated in a quiet location off the beaten track (quite literally its 600m down a dirt track!) the property offers an ideal environment for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. This is a part of Portugal which is almost untouched by tourism. Shepherds still roam the hillsides with their flocks and cork from the cork oaks is collected in the traditional way.

Although this is a rural location there are some superb unspoilt beaches within 20 to 30 minutes drive (some suitable for surfing & body boarding) . Vila de Nova Milfontes is 20 minutes by car.

Freshly baked bread, locally grown fruit and veg can be bought in the village of Sao Luis, 3 mins drive away. For a larger selection of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants there are the small towns of Milfontes, Cercal & Odemira 15 mins drive away. Tennis and horse riding available in Sao Luis.

A car is essential to appreciate this unspoilt corner of Portugal. Beja 1hour, Lisbon 2hours, 45mins to nearest Algarve beaches, Faro airport 1.5hours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $299.87

20% deposit with all bookings and balance due 6 weeks before arrival. £200 refundable deposit for breakages is required with final payment. This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure after inspection of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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