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We had a lovely stay at this beautifully restored farmhouse. There were 10 of us travelling from 3 generations, and the 6 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms gave us plenty of space. The accommodation has so much more character than a typical Algarve villa, and we absolutely loved it there.
Outside, the garden and the pool are impeccably kept and there are views to the sea near Vale do Lobo. There was an extra cost for heating the pool but that was well worthwhile for us in early April. The house and garden are very secure with electric gates, a security system and a lovely old safe. The gardener/handyman, Franco, lives within the grounds but is very unobtrusive.
Further afield, I was very happy to find that there are lots of countryside walks in the Sitio dos Quartos area and a spur of the Via Algaviana goes near to the house. Almancil and the market town of Loulé are close by, the A22 gives easy access to most of the rest of the Algarve, and Faro Airport and the new Mar Shopping Centre are just a short drive away.
All of the above was very good, but the best bit was the owner, Jenny. There did not seem to be any limit to what she would do to help us enjoy our stay, from waiting until late when we arrived, to promptly fixing the WiFi, and to recommending wonderful local restaurants. She even helped me with my Portuguese!
So again, thank you very much, Jenny, for letting us stay at your grandmother's house (Casa da Avó) and for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable.
Bobo and Suzie were exceptional hosts very laid back, with excellent local knowledge which was invaluable. Very comfortable beds which is essential so that you have the energy to make the most of your holiday. The country side is beautiful, eating and drinking out is economical as you are just on the edge of the tourist trap. If you want the beach vilamora, Dunas and Quartera are a short drive on a decent road. Don't forget they are Swedish not Norwegian, their English is shamefully better than mine and 20 times better than my French... Looking forward to meeting them again definitely felt at home.