Nestling in the peaceful country setting of an old hillside farm estate and set amid orange, almond and olive trees is a family owned south west facing 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa on one level located at The Quinta da Saudade. This is a small British-run estate of privately-owned villas occupying approximately twenty-four acres about five miles west of Albufeira. The Quinta is about forty-five minutes drive from the Airport at Faro. There are two swimming pools, a children’s play area and pool, tennis court, restaurant and bar, mini-golf course, table tennis and petanque. The top pool can be seen from the rear terrace which is on the same level as the main accommodation and can be reached from a set of steps. During the high season there is also a pool bar located close to the lower pool which offers snacks and drinks. There are also Riding Stables at the Quinta with fabulous horses that can be taken out for gallops across the dunes or slow hacks through the countryside. Local rental license code 21747/AL.
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Villa on Quinta da Saudade, Vale de Parra, Central Algarve, Portugal - A 3 Bedroom Air-Conditioned Villa Set In A Peacful Location With 5 Min Drive To The Beach (21747/AL)
Paul & Hayley Bridgeman
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About Paul & Hayley Bridgeman
Paul & Hayley Bridgeman who live in Epsom, Surrey with their two daughters Louise & Ella.
Paul & Hayley Bridgeman purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Paul & Hayley Bridgeman chose Vale de Parra
We have holidayed in this area of Portugal for many years as we like the area which is a quieter more natural part of Portugal with great beaches, golf courses and restaurants. Hayley stayed at the Quinta as a teenager and we also returned for other holidays as a couple and with the wider family. The Quinta is a great place to escape the crowds and is suitable for families and couples as well as a base for a golfing break.
What makes this Villa unique
The Quinta offers much more than a normal villa rental such as the children's play area, tennis court, horse riding, onsite restaurant and pool bar during main season. You can either choose to use these facilities or just relax and keep yourself to yourself. Based on our experiences of renting villas in Portugal we hope to offer everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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Excellent 3 bed with superb views
Family with three young children. Plenty of space and storage. Best part is terrace with fantastic views across Salgados wetlands to the sea. Went 3 times to on site restaurant for amazing meals and child friendly staff. Other highlight was visit to ZooMarine.
A perfect place to stay
We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Villa 5b. The Villa was very clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. There were 4 of us but the Villa could easily accommodate 6 - especially with having 3 bathrooms. Plenty of sitting out area overlooking the countryside and the sea in the distance.
The Quinta is a delight and quite unique. Beautifully kept gardens and pools and so peaceful . There is an excellent restaurant on the Quinta, with friendly staff and wonderful food ( especially the fish) .
If you arrived stressed, you will leave relaxed and rested! I cannot recommend the Villa and Quinta da Saudade highly enough.
Lovely Villa in a Great Setting
The villa was very clean, comfortable and homely (what a treat to have 3 bathrooms) and the Quinta was a lovely setting - we enjoyed many walks around the site to see the horses and play on the children's rides. The restaurant at the Quinta was excellent too. Ideal location for visiting the nearby beaches as places such as Lagos, Alte and Fóia which are less than 1 hour by car.
We'd definitely recommend.
A perfect short break in the sun
What a lovely place the Quinta is, and the villa we stayed in ensured our stay was comfortable,relaxing and very enjoyable. The villa is well equipped and with a log burner and oil radiators and warm air con it was very toasty at night. With day temperatures around 18C we enjoyed lunch on the sunny terrace overlooking the national park and the distant sea. We were also lucky to sample the Quinta's own restaurant where we had a very good and varied meal with a couple of jugs of sangria to help it along. All in all a very good break in a wonderful setting staying in a very nice villa. The perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.
Great accommodation and location
Whether you're looking to explore the Algarve or just relax round one of the two great pools and fabulous grounds of Quinta da Saudade,then this villa is just perfect.The villa is comfortable and quiet,yet within easy reach shops,restaurants, wonderful beaches with amazing coastal and country walks.We have had a fantastic holiday here and hope to return to villa 5b in the very near future.KM June 2016
Thoroughly recommend this villa. Very clean, well furnished, spacious. Very short walk to the top pool where there were plenty of sun loungers and sun shades. Short walk to the lower pool suitable for children. Short drive to the local beach or you could walk it in about 30 minutes at a brisk walk. Supermarkets within a short drive.
Special interest holidays: There are attractive country walks in the vicinity and there is a wetlands nature reserve nearby with a wealth of bird and plant life not commonly found in the UK. Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Alpine Swift, Bee Eater, Red Necked Night Jar, Azure Winged Magpie and more. There are a number of local golf courses, a water park and the famous Zoo Marine just a short drive away. Coast/Beach: It is possible to walk to the beach from the Villa however the sensible option is by car. Gale Beach is approximately 5 mins by car. Travel: Faro Airport is approximately 40 min. drive away. Further Details: A complimentary starter pack will be put in the villa consisting of eggs, milk, butter, sugar, coffee, tea, bread, drinking water and white wine. The rent also includes the use of all the amenities at the Quinta, except for a charge for the tennis court.
Booking Notes: Bookings are on a weekly basis from Thursday to Thursday, however we can be flexible. Shorter and longer lets will also be accommodated. A £250 non-refundable deposit is required up front with the balance due 4 weeks before departure. Along with the final payment for rental we will also ask for a £250 breakages deposit, any breakages will be deducted from your deposit and returned within 14 days of your return. Changeover Day: Change over day is generally a Thursday however we can be flexible outside of peak season.