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20 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH, WATERFALL & HISTORICAL TOWN WITH MOORISH CASTLE

Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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20 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH, WATERFALL & HISTORICAL TOWN WITH MOORISH CASTLE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines - Algarve River House

Child friendly 5 bedroom villa with views of the river

5 Minutes from local shops & restaurants or we can arrange a cook to take care of your meals. The bedrooms include 5 king-size beds or single. The bathrooms are well appointed as per modern standards.You will be delighted to use the fully equipped kitchen to cook your favorite recipes.

The living room of our child friendly holiday retreat has large screen TV, DVD player a& small DVD library. There is a private pool (fenced) for you to revel in after a long day.The patio offers panoramic mountain & river views & ideal for bird watching & star gazing. The well lit garden is great for 'Al Fresco' dining.

There are many restaurants & cafes nearby where you can relish some amazing cuisines. The shopping centres & outlet stores are also close by where you can stock up on supplies or buy your holiday memorabilia.

Mountain bikes on site to explore the area or take a quad bike into the hills for the day. Falesia beach is a 25 minute drive.

Activities: There are two trips the kids really love. The boat tours, from the Albufeira marina, to view the dolphins, caves & unique rock formations and the catamaran day trips, from the Villamoura marina, that includes a sardine BBQ on the beach & a dip in the ocean.

Falesia beach , near Albufeira, has been awarded the golden flag & has a variety of water sports on the beach. Villamoura also has a lovely beach with water sports & has a marina with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Family fun at the water parks (Slide & Splash at Lagoa), a visit to the zoo (Zoo Lagos) with 'monkey islands' are brilliant or Zoomarine oceanarium (Guia) with an opportunity to swim with the dolphins are close by.

Wine tours (various tour options) in Guia, near Albufeira, at Adega do Cantor translates to Winery of the Singer, Sir Cliff Richard.

A range of shops, eateries, bowling alley, 9 screen cinema & Nike outlet at the Algarve shopping centre (Guia). Pottery outlets in Porches & Monchique

Silves Near S.B. Messines: The Moorish town, Silves, is on the river & has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, magnificent cathedral & the Cruz de Portugal (Cross of Portugal). Lots of shops & lovely restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is very good for seafood, the English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants.

Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in August with it s narrow, cobbled streets leading up to the castle to a medieval market place. Trestle tables & hay bales are laid out next to the barbecues & spit roasts in the 'dining' area & strolling musicians & jugglers entertain.

The two week Silves Beer Festival in July is held in the Fabrique do Ingles. There are many restaurants & live entertainment throughout the summer months including state of the art laser shows.

Days Out: Alte is a typical Portuguese village & extremely attractive. Picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant can be found at at Fonte Grande where you can to enjoy a swim in the lovely cool waters. The large handicraft shop where you are sure to find something Portuguese is well stocked with linen, pottery, lavender oil etc. Walk (or drive) out of the village & along the river for about 2km to the Queda Vigario, the largest waterfall in the Algarve.

Caldas de Monchique was a fashionable spa in the early 20s. Famous for it warm springs. Have lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. The region is well known for its medronho (brandy made from the fruit of the strawberry tree) & the scissor chair (wooden chair). There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique visit the Foia peak (902m) the highest mountain in the Serra de Monchique & enjoy views of the entire Algarve coast on a clear day.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks English, Afrikaans

About Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com

Our first visit to the Algarve was in 1998 when some of the main roads were still dirt roads.

The area reminded us of Africa, where we are from, so we made the Algarve our main holiday destination and we have returned every year, some years on multiple occasions visiting various parts of the Algarve.

We have stylish and child-friendly luxury holiday rental apartments privately owned at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs resort or our country retreat villas in the Algarve. There is something for every one from a one bedroom apartment on the beach sleeping 4 to an upmarket luxury country villa in Silves that is spacious enough to accommodate two or three families comfortably.

Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com purchased this villa in 2008

Why Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com chose Sao Bartolomeu de Messines

A child friendly villa with wide open spaces and a trampoline, swings and table tennis to keep the children amused.

Free toddler equipment, free wi-fi, two tail-gators and buggy to attach to to the adult bi-cycles to enjoy cycling along the quite country roads and river.

Large comfortable bedrooms with fresh white linen and windows framed with lovely views of the countryside.

A modern villa on the river in a great location, with great facilities to make your holiday stay an enjoyable experience with lasting memories.

What makes this villa unique

Why would you choose to book your holiday with us?

1. We choose to have a select number of properties that we feel are truly child-friendly and suitable for families to enjoy local activities.

2. The activities recommended on the website have all been experienced by our family over the years.

3. We take the stress out of your holiday arrangements by catering not only for your accommodation but by also help to organise your home cooked meals, baby sitting services, baby packs, grocery hampers, celebration cakes, champagne and flowers for special celebrations.

4. You can view and join my professional network on Linkedin, uk.linkedin.com/in/smithcherylann/

We are here to help you so just ask us.

Contact us to discuss your holiday requirements for a stress free break in the Algarve.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a wonderful week at the river house. It is so difficult to find somewhere child friendly without compromising on luxury but this property really ticks all the boxes.



It is in a really peaceful and beautiful location yet within half an hour drive of the airport, silves, albufeira, loule, praia de rocha etc. there are some lovely restaurants in the locality that offer great value and horse riding and quad biking is just over the road.



The house itself has all the facilities you could possibly want and plenty to keep the kids entertained. The gated pool was a great source of peace of mind and the trampoline entertained our little one for hours.



The two downstairs bedrooms are stunning and ideally suited for the adults if the kids are old enough to stay in the smaller rooms upstairs. The bathrooms are especially luxurious both upstairs and downstairs.



The property really is stunning and I would imagine that a similar property on the coast if it were to exist would cost three times the amount and lack the serenity that this property has.



I would highly recommend it.
Sep 2011
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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20 Minutes from the beach, waterfall & historical town with moorish castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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20 Minutes from the beach, waterfall & historical town with moorish castle
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Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Silves region
madrid
5

Thanks

  • 5 out of 5
House was superb and really new and the area around was fantastic.
We enjoy a lot our holidays and did lot of things (rented the quads to visit the hills, enjoy lots of beachs and rested a lot).
Everything has been really easy from the begining.
Thanks Cheryl, we had a great holiday!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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20 Minutes from the beach, waterfall & historical town with moorish castle
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Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Silves region
London
5

Gorgeous villa in an idyllic setting

  • 5 out of 5
Sometimes pictures don't live up to expectations but in this case, we think the pictures don't do it justice!

We spent a week here, the villa is located in a quiet, rural area with plenty of scenic walks and wildlife to be seen on the river in front of the house. There's still plenty to do on the days that you don't feel like lounging by the gorgeous infinity splash pool. If you're feeling adventurous there's quad biking and horse-riding or go fishing like the locals. We spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at Zoomarine and the fabulous beaches of the Algarve are only 30 mins drive away.

The villa is spotless and really well equipped, everything you could possibly need has been thought of in the kitchen and there's a super BBQ. If you don't feel like cooking, definitely take a trip to Guia, home of Peri Peri chicken and full of family-friendly restaurants packed with locals. More upmarket was 'Colina Verde' in Algoz - really gorgeous food and wine in a romantic garden setting - definitely leave the little ones at home for this one.

We really enjoyed our stay at River House - it's a beautiful villa and everything has been done to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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20 Minutes from the beach, waterfall & historical town with moorish castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p435709
+44 -01932244974
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Silves region
London, England
5

A wonderful restful holiday in a private villa

  • 5 out of 5
The owner Cheryl was extremely helpful providing maps and details of local restaurants and activities before we left so we had no need to do any of our own research!. A car is a must and was cheap to hire at the airport. We easily found the River Cottage and were pleased to say it is very clean, maintained to a high standard and attractively modernly decorated. It has a large kitchen and was superbly appointed for all our self catering needs. It really feels like a home away from home with fantastic pillows and beds. It is such a spacious, large property that the 4 adults could all find a shady spot in private for mid afternoon snoozes in peace when needed or enjoy the pool and villa together without being on top of each other. We enjoyed easy day trips to the beaches in the Algarve and Silves using the picnic items thoughtfully provided at the villa, whilst benefiting from the serenity, peacefulness and quiet of the rural mountain setting. We enjoyed the ability to be a group on our own and to go out and about when we wanted more entertainment. Now all relaxed and bronzed and we plan to come again!.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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20 Minutes from the beach, waterfall & historical town with moorish castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p435709
+44 -01932244974
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Silves region
Surrey
5

Most Amazing Holiday.

  • 5 out of 5
best trip i have every had, very modern house, wonderful. kids enjoyed so much as they did they horse riding just down the road daily. will definetaly be booking again. most wonderful view. thanks a bunch Cheryl and Graham !
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Casa da Vinho, with pool table
Nearest Ferry
44 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Silves 20 minutes
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
S.B Messines
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
EC1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Casa da Vinho, typical Portuguese Restaurant
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Felesia, golden flag beach, Abulfeira
Car: recommended

Shopping in Messines - 3 minutes (supermarchés, banque, bureau de poste, café-restaurants, restaurants),

Shopping at The Algarve Centre - 15 minutes (bowling and cinema English films,

Silves - 10 minutes (Historical town, castle, archaeology),

Alte - 15 minutes ((Typical & prettiest Algarve village; swim in the natural springs or waterfall),

Waterparks - 10 - 15 minutes,

Golf - 15 minutes,

Beach - 25 minutes (Golden flag, Falesia, Albufeira),

Restaurants - Vale Fuzeiros 10 minutes, selection of 3 typical Portuguese restaurants,

Stables - in Loule and Silves,

Quad bike adventures - 2 minutes,

Pony Club - 30 minutes at Monte da Ribeira, near Loule

Monchique - - 30 minutes (hot thermal spas),

Highest peaks in the Algarve for panoramic views (Foia & Picota) - 45 minutes,

Pine Cliffs - 30 minutes.

Other Activities: Pony Club for all ages, quad bike adventures, municipal indoor pool

Golf: Oceanico Faldo Golf , Amendoeira Golf Resort in Alcantarilha.

Morgado Golf do Reguengo, north of Portimão.

Golfe dos Àlamos, Herdade do Morgado de Reguengo - The brother course of Golfe do Morgado.

Silves Golf - A Pestana Golf Resort in Silves.

Oceânico O'Connor Course in Amendoeira -Designed by Christy O'Connor Jr. Amendoeira Golf Resort.

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa.

Oceânico Old Course in Vilamoura.

Praia da Falésia near Albufeira.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Silves region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,700
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,200
 
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 6 nights
From
£255
From
£243
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,785
 
 
Low Summer
11 Apr 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,388
for 5 nights
From
£280
From
£268
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,960
 
 
High Season
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,632
for 7 nights
£2,632
 
 
Autumn
29 Aug 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,785
 
 
Golf
31 Oct 2015 - 25 Mar 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Notes Full board €120, half board €75, breakfast only €24, lunch only €41.
Peak season book min 7 days.
10 Day breaks are also accepted. Minimum 3 night stay during off peak season.
We recommend you take out your own travel insurance.
Bed linen & towels (bath) changed weekly. Washing machine available for additional washing.
Check-out before 10h00; check-in after 16h00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines in Silves region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double Basins
    Bathroom Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Basin
    Bathroom Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double Basins
  • Hair-dryers and shaving points can be found in all the bathrooms. Spacious, modern main bathroom has double basins. Upstairs spacious, modern bathroom has double basins. SWIMMING TOWELS provided & can be used for the beach as well. Bath and hand towels provided and changed weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , superking size, and can be split into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , superking size, and can be split into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as superking size.
    Bedroom 4 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as superking size.
    Bedroom 5 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as superking size.
  • Downstairs bedrooms 1 and 2 have en-suite bathrooms and doors leading outside onto the patio. Upstairs bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 share the large bathroom upstairs. All duvets (10.5 tog) and pillows are Fogarty anti allergy fibre. Linen changed weekly. The main bedroom , teal and purple bedrooms have enough room for a cot. There are travel cots (2) with cot linen, high chair, baby bath, night lights, bottle steriliser, changing mat, stair gates and toys for small children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
BABY EQUIPMENT - 3 travel cots, night lights, 2 high chair, baby bouncer, monitor, 2 boaster seats, baby den with tent, bed guards, baby bath, changing mat, potties, bottle steriliser, bottle brush, cupboard/drawer locks, stair gates - top & bottom. BICYCLE EQUIPMENT - 4 adult bicycles, 2 tail-gators i.e. children under 10 years can be 'towed' by an adult bicycle rider , 1 buggy seater that converts into a stroller, Bike rental available nearby if more are required. AMERICAN SIZE FRIDGE with ice maker. DOCKING STATION & Outdoor speakers. OUTSIDE - 2 patio tables seating 12 & 9 sun lounges. Gas BBQ. GAMES - Table tennis, soft ball, trampoline, swings Selection of board games, dvds & books.
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