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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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                                                                                                    Peaceful stay with wonderful view

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The house itself lies quite atop a hill, providing a wonderful view towards the distant ocean. Sitting in the evening on the terrace was one of our favourite moments while there. Children (ok, also adults) loved the swimming pool - it is conveniently located not at the very doorstep of the house, but some steps below, thereby providing some security for always running toddler - also a little gate ensures that he could not get directly to the pool. House is huge. We were altogether 3 adults and 3 children and never had to queue for getting to the bathroom. Kitchen has all the necessary utensils, but we used also the grill to make some food outside. It is nice to have your own road leading up to the house - so, if you spot a car coming up, then you know that you are definitely having some visitor :) We were kindly asked to feed the cat, who was supposed to be living somewhere on the premises. However, we unintentionally domesticated a dog, who loyally followed us to the "centre" of the village some 5 km away and back... whereby the cat obviously took offence and did not show up for the days we were staying. I hope he returned afterwards... The place is really nice and has everything any vacationer needs, however it would definitely benefit from having some more greenery around. But obviously Portuguese sun is strong and it takes what it takes to keep the place green also in summer months. Now it is already winter, but when I remember the long evenings on the terrace with wine glass in hand, I am longing to get back.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                    Becoming our 2nd home

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    A group of 9 from England enjoyed our 4th stay at this lovely villa.We keep returning simply to enjoy the peace and gorgeous surroundings . The villa (and bungalow) are very clean and spacious . The pool area is superb . The villa is quite a distance from albufeira so We always use luxclube airport transfers to take us into albufeira and the airport run . (Very well priced and great service. They are a must for the holiday to get you around ) The owner of the villa (David ) is a real pleasure to deal with and after another great stay we will now rebook for next year . Overall a great holiday .
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Fantastic Holiday

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our family of nine spent two weeks here in August. The accommodation is first class and the gardens and pool were enjoyed by all. The villa is in a quiet rural setting and is totally secure. Easy access to Albufeira and Vilamoura. We spent a few evenings at the Mato a Vista restaurant that's about a five minute drive away and would definitely recommend a visit there. Altogether a great two weeks and would love to return at sometime in the near future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016