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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 5 BR
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    House #8113143
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      Villa #6726812
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #40440
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 4 BA
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          Villa #8116303
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            House #1399443a
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              House #2484334
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                Multiple rentals Cottage #40440
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
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                  Villa #8147715
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                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8005855
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                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      Villa #54888
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Villa #8118387
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
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                          Villa #8112493
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
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                            House #6176120
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                              House #6972502
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                                • 3 BR
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                                Villa #6826556
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 3 BA
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                                  Villa #6541846
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                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    Villa #8033313
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Chateau / Country House #2513130
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                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #1241150
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Farmhouse #6014788
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (28 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Villa #930906a
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                                              • 1 BA
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                                              House #1488416a
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                                                • 3 BR
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                                                Guest House #1654785
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  House #1379877a
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                    Villa #8090266
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                      House #2267233
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
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                                                        Villa #1303176
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                          Villa #88635
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                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                            Villa #8079933
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 8 BR
                                                              • 5 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                              Villa #6041546
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Villa #1870260
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                                                                  Villa #8018613
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                                                                    House #6586023
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                                                                      Farmhouse #8158379
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Villa #1838992
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #2483540
                                                                            • 5 BR
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                                                                            Villa #6847266
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                              Villa #6893732
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                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                House #2587775
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  House #6960704
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (31 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Villa #1125047
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      House #1944584
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #1354156
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #1873805
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #8024532
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                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Villa #6726426
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                                                                                              São Bartolomeu de Messines Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Beautiful peaceful house and gardens, very helpful and friendly service

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The house location with garden full of birds is very tranquil. Pool is completely secluded and private, shared only with the odd bird stopping off for a drink. Michelle looked after us very well, the house was immaculate and some provisions were waiting for us on our late arrival. I don't think we've ever stayed in a nicer rental.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Mar 04, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                              Perfect Place to chill out, Beautiful House and Village.

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We booked this house last minute, Paul the owner met us on arrival and helped us with luggage. The house is perfectly positioned with beautiful views of Alte and surrounding countryside. The house is restored to a high standard with all modern amenities and to top it off great wifi. As it was November when we stayed Paul was so helpful by bringing us two loads of wood, the open fire was an added bonus , nothing was to much trouble with Paul (what a gentleman). We highly recommend Paul's house and also there is a great Restaurant at the bottom of the village with great food and wine.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Feb 03, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Nov 2016