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All Age Friendly Accommodations with Heated Communal Pool, Sea Views & Play Area - The Orange Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 adults + 1 infant

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Orange Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 adults + 1 infant

The Orange Cottage is the largest of the accommodations, a large 2 bedroom rustic apartment cottage with a modern fully fitted kitchen including oven & vitro ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, coffee filter machine & toaster.

The Lounge/diner is tastefully decorated & has a large leather corner suite, 36 inch widescreen TV, UK & Astra Sat TV, DVD and radio/CD player and an original 19th century fireplace that now houses the wood-burning stove, adding to the cosy feel during the winter months. Double doors lead on to the very large private terrace with it's own table, chairs and BBQ area.

The bathroom has a double walk-in shower, washbasin, wc, bidet. There is a double room and a twin bedroom.

The Orange Cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and an infant.

During the winter months 1st November - 31st March 24/7 heating is included in the tariff as well as pool heating during Nov & Mar

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About the property


The accommodations occupy an acre of hilltop, totally fenced & accessed via electric gates in total peace & tranquillity & only 15 minutes from Faro airport and the coast. The Quinta is in central Algarve, south facing & is set in beautiful countryside overlooking the town of Loulé, which is only 1.5km down the road, the views are breathtaking both by day & at night! Parts of the Quinta date back to mid 19th Century and each of the 4 couples/baby/family/over 50's friendly accommodations have their own kitchens, private south facing sun terraces and private BBQ areas. All the accommodations been furnished to a very high standard & attention to detail very evident in all. The Quintassential is an ideal place to holiday individually with their own bit of privacy which everyone loves. No charge is made for children under the age of 2 and a whole range of equipment is provided free of charge. Please ask for a list of our free equipment & baby welcome hamper & baby/child minding services.

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Rosa

After living for many years in the UK, and tired of the rain and cold, husband and I decided to change our lifestyle and professions and move to a warmer and sunnier region. Our idea was to set up and manage a country style holiday accommodation - known as Alojamento Rural in Portugal (a similar concept to French gîtes). We now live here in the Algarve and have done so for over twelve years with our young family.

Rosa purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Rosa chose Loule region

When we first saw the Quintassential in December 2002, the rain was pouring and we couldn't see the end of our noses, even then we knew this was the place for us. There was something magical about the Quintassenital. On returning to the Quintassential the following day, we were just amazed by the spectacular views and the peace and tranquility this area of the Algarve has to offer, yet we are so close to Loule and all the local amenities, but the tranquility is just heaven.

What makes this cottage unique

The Quintassential is located 2kms north of the market town of Loule that has everything one would need for a holiday, an abundance of excellent eateries, banks, cafes, supermarkets, it has the lot! Being only a 15 minute drive for Faro International airport & the beautiful blue flag beaches of Quarteira, Vale do Lobo & Vilamoura this is an excellent central location. The Quintassential offers spectacular panoramic sea views & peace & tranquility. It is a safe hilltop location where children are free to explore & we do everything to help families with little ones have a very stress free holiday -we know what it is like travelling with children. A large children's play area, heated pool, hot tub spa, breathtaking gardens, excellently equipped apartments we have it all & we live on site.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see our website and our guest comments - far too many to mention as we have been welcoming guests to the Quintassential since April 2003!
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Faro International
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Tango Sierra
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Vila Sol
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Loule exit A22
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Tango Sierra
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Quarteira, Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Baby/family friendly holiday location - all you need for your little ones and more. Please ask about our baby packages

The Quintassential is an ideal location for a bird-watching holiday guided bird-watching tours can be arranged for you throughout the year

Why not treat yourself to a week of delightful spring birding in the Central Algarve at the Quintassential Apartment Cottages. It’s a trip that will take you off the tourist track to a land where White Storks and Hoopoes, Purple Swamphens and Azure-winged Magpies offer the prospect of a truly memorable week’s birding. An 8-day, single-centre bird watching holiday to the Algarve, with daily excursions in search of southern Portugal’s resident and migrant birds. This tour has been specifically chosen to give you the chance of enjoying the very best of Algarvian winter/spring birding.

Walking Holidays can also be arranged to suit your needs - please ask for further information.


The beach resorts of Quarteira, Vilamoura, Quinta Do Lago and Faro Beach are a mere 15 minutes drive away.


Faro International Airport is a 15 minute drive. Car Hire is highly advisable for a stay at The Quintassential - preferential car hire tariffs are provided at the time of enquiry. Airport transfers can be arranged and your car hire can be delivered to your accommodation for a small additional charge - Airport Transfer Tariffs provided at the time of enquiry.


The market town of Loule is 5 minutes drive from the Quintassential. Loule hosts one of the most famous markets in Portugal and is a lively market town with many restaurants, bars, shops, banks everything one needs for a holiday. The shopping centres are only a 10/15 minute drive away in Faro & Guia. Spain is only 30 minutes away. We are located in the centre of the Algarve therefore making your travelling to eastern or western parts of the Algarve much easier.

Further Details:

The owners also live on site in the 5th accommodation so are at hand should you require any assistance, but will never invade your privacy. The owners are both fluent in English and Portuguese. There is vast information to hand regarding the local area of Loule, the 54km walks around Loule, the local restaurants and general information about the Algarve. The owners wish to make your stay at the Quintassential as enjoyable as possible. The Quintassential is ideally located for golf, tennis (please enquire regarding special deals), waterparks, walking holidays, bird watching, shopping, sight-seeing and many more. At the Quintassential you can unwind, relax, enjoy the peace and tranquillity but yet you are only minutes away from modern living. We do not charge for children under the age of 2 and can provide a range of equipment for babies and toddlers free of charge, meaning you can travel lighter! The following equipment can be made available to all our guests on request:

Travel Cot with linen. Moses Basket with linen – for babies up to 3 months. High chairs. Baby Bath with towels. Reclining chair (up to 6 months). Floor activity centre (up to 8 months). Feeding equipment - children's cutlery, bowls, cups etc – each accommodation has a selection. Chicco steam bottle steriliser. Lindam Playpen. Electric hand blender. Changing mats. Potties. Child toilet seat and step. Bed Guards. Satellite TV (CBeebies!) Small selection of videos and DVD’s. Selection of preschool toys. We also have a children's play area and a professional size table tennis table and table football for guest use. Baby sitting & day child minding services can be arranged and also a baby welcome hamper

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A 30% non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking and this is payable by bank transfer in to a UK bank account or via credit card using PayPal. The remainder of the balance is payable six weeks prior to arrival along with a returnable damages deposit.

Changeover Day:
No set changeover day, dependent on already confirmed bookings.

Notes on prices:
Winter Warmer Special Offer - Valid from 1/11/14 - 31/3/15

7 nights for 2, 24/7 heating, logs, pool heating, welcome hamper, 1 x 3 course dinner for 2 with wine, 1 breakfast hamper & group A hire car - £395 GBP for the Casa do Forno Cottage.

Orange Cottage 7 nights for 4 people as above with exception of a group B hire car - £495 GBP for the Orange Cottage or for 2 adults using 1 bed £445 GBP Min stay 7 nights - 3rd party car insurance included with the hire car. Pool heating in Nov & Mar


Loulé Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 2 large enough to accommodate travel cot. Please note, the double bed can not accommodate the travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: On arrival at the accommodations you will be met by the owners who also occupy a cottage on site & who are to hand should you require any assistance. Also you will have a welcome hamper awaiting your arrival. For all guests there is a laundry service available for a small additional charge. Towels & bed linen are provided & changed during the stay. Bathrobes are provided for the use of all our adult guests. Pool towels are available to be used only at the Quintassential. Beach towels available to hire. Cots, highchairs & many other baby items are available at no extra cost. UK & Astra Satellite TV, DVD and radio/CD players are provided in all the accommodations Professional hairdryers are available in all the cottages. All cottages have a selection of puzzles & reading books. Sorry, no pets. We do not permit smoking in the accommodations. No group bookings allowed. Outside: The Quintassential occupies an acre of hilltop & our gardens are spectacular & contains many trees such as lemon, orange, fig, carob, plum & many beautiful plants/bushes. There are many nooks for you to find peace & tranquility & admire our breathtaking views. The views are spectacular with panoramic sea views stretching from Faro beach to Portimao, approx 60 kms worth of views & country views that are indeed breathtaking. It is the ideal place to relax, read a book, have a drink & enjoy the sunny Algarve. Surrounding the Quinta there are many walks & we are ideally located for bird watchers. We have a wonderful pool area where you can relax in total peace & tranquility & enjoy the views of the countryside. The pool itself is 10m x 5m set amidst trees. There is a hot tub/Jacuzzi for guest use. Sunloungers, parasols, tables & chairs are provided. Each cottage has its own private terrace with tables & chairs & their own brick built BBQ. The pool is heated Oct-Apr at no extra cost.


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The Orange Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 adults + 1 infant
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay at The Quintassential near Loule in the stunning Algarve. Amazing property with all you could wish for, great location, gorgeous views, superb cottage, sparkling pool and jacuzzi and the grounds were blooming with spring flowers - breathtaking!! The hosts Rosa, Mick and Sophie made the stay all the better with their fantastic warm welcome and hospitality. Would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Consistently brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed here on numerous occasions, the Quintassential consistently maintains very high standards. The accommodation is well furnished and spotlessly clean; the gardens are lovely with stunning views; the pool is crystal clean and the hot tub adds a touch of luxury. The on-site owners Rosa and Mick are friendly without being intrusive and offer great local knowledge. We had a wonderful long weekend with gorgeous weather - already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review following your 14th stay here at The Quintassential and letting others know of your experience here. Being able to welcome such wonderful guests like yourselves year after year makes our job a dream. Thank you also for recommending our accommodations to so many of your friends, it really is much appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you soon regarding a return visit to the Quintassential. With the kindest of regards to you. The Quintassential.
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