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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal your home away from home

Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal, more frequently known as Messines, is a rural town in the Algarve, nestled among the hills north west of Silves. Having been largely overlooked by tourist for many years, a self catering villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines genuinely does offer a rare insight into the traditional lifestyles of rural Algarve.

Things to see in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Sao Bartolomeu de Messines is home to some beautiful buildings, not least of all is the impressively carved 16th century church, which transcends the Renaissance and Manueline styles. The daily municipal market is a thriving social centre, starting early in the morning and lasting until midday, and selling everything from freshly baked bread to traditional crafts. There are a great range of pavement cafes from which to watch the world go by, and for those looking for authentic Algarvian cuisine, the restaurants in the town are the best in the region.

The town is a hugely popular with walkers and hikers. The rolling hills of the Silves region and the Monchique Mountains are wonderfully unspoilt, and home to over 80 species of bird. There are almost endless trails running throughout the region, covering terrain from woodland to open scrub. Horse riding and mountain biking holidays are also extremely popular from Sao Bartolomeu de Messines accommodation.

During the summer months, daily temperatures peaking at over 40˚C can make the allure of the beach irresistible. Despite having a Messines villa with a pool, there is nothing more refreshing than a day beside the sea, and you are just 14km from the beach during your stay in a holiday rental property in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines. The beaches of Armacao de Pera, Gale and Carvoeiro are all within 20 minutes, not only providing you a perfect place to sit, sunbathe and swim, but also ample opportunity to go sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

Places to visit on holiday in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

A holiday rental property in Messines is just 17km from the centre of Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve. There are a huge range of historical attractions to explore from a holiday rental property in Messines, from the huge walls of Silves Castle to the Roman Ponte Romana.

Weather in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

It is partially due to the climate that Algarve holidays are so popular. During the summer months, excellent weather is almost guaranteed, with temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s (˚C) daily from May until late September. The spring and autumn months are the best for walking and riding holidays in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, as conditions are still hot and dry, but some of the sting of the heat has been lost.

Travel to Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Faro International Airport (FAO) can be reached within an hour of leaving your Sao Bartolomeu de Messines holiday home. There are no shortage of direct flights from Great Britain to Faro, provided by a great range of airlines. A hire car is strongly advised when taking Sao Bartolomeu de Messines accommodation due to the remote nature of the village. Hire car facilities are in good supply from the airport.

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                                      Family holiday

                                      5 of 5
                                      We had have just returned from a really relaxing holiday at this gorgeous villa recently thanks to Jean and John. This is the perfect setting for a holiday if you want to get away from it all.The region is set amongst citrus groves and olive and carob trees . The setting is truly stunning with immaculate gardens , a very well cared for pool,by John and breathtaking views across to the distant hills. The house is extremely clean and well cared for . There is plenty of room for 6 people .and all the mod cons exactly as described.The kitchen is like new and the bathrooms are very modern and clean.The wifi speed is better than our home ! Jean is obviously meticulous in making sure everything is up to scratch and comfortable. She even left us a bottle of wine and some fresh figs. Jean and John are available for any queries if needed but are not at all intrusive. You must have a car when staying here.It is very easy to use the house as a base. We visited the West,Central and Eastern Algarve easily as the roads are so empty and spent the rest of the time relaxing in the gardens round the pool. We would love to visit this area again and would definitely try and stay at this fantastic villa. Thank you Jean and John.
                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                      Great house and location

                                      5 of 5
                                      What a gorgeous villa and location! We had a fabulous time. We visited lots of beaches (motorways are empty so we're able to just drop down to the coast and pick a different beach each day) and local towns - including the historic Silves, the market at Loule and the gorgeous village at Alte. We also used the local cook, Gill, on the last night and enjoyed her catering which was a lovely treat. The trampoline, toys and ride on cars at the villa were a big hit with the little boys! And the BBQ and sun setting view from the pool was enjoyed every evening by the relaxing adults!
                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                      Wonderful Villa

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                                      Thank you very much Sergio and Christine for a lovely stay in your beautiful villa and for being so helpful. We had a great time despite the weather not being that great . The villa is very comfortable and the gardens are just beautiful . The walks from the villa are great too The villa has every thing you need and the wildlife and birds are great to watch. Hope Luna is doing well we miss her visiting us :)
                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2015