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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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The photos don't do it justice!

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We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Casa do Campo. The house is a few minutes from the town of Silves, a quiet valley village, and about 20 mins from the nearest (and stunning) beach. It's a perfect home base for exploring the Algarve and after checking out the entire region and it's vast differences, we were so glad that we were staying in Silves. It is "away from it all" and yet so close. But, more importantly for us, a family of four, the house was incredibly comfortable. It's well-equipped and the recent restoration to the house is gorgeous. There is a lovely outdoor living area as well, though it was too cold in February to eat outdoors. You can see how many considered choices were made in the design and decor-- Nelson and Lena did a fabulous job and the photos on the listing do not do this home justice!!! The pool is small but I imagine the perfect place to cool off when it's hot in the summer. The gardens are so lovely and our kids absolutely loved checking for eggs in the chicken coop every day. We were also welcomed to pick vegetables and fruit (the best fresh squeezed orange juice ever) from the garden. Surrounding the house are vineyards and more orange groves. We saw one neighbor the entire week (their is plenty of space between neighboring houses). It was such a quiet, restful and relaxing week! I will absolutely miss sitting in the hammock each morning enjoying the morning sun, soaking in the view of the rolling valley and vineyards. Nelson met us on the first day and left a lovely welcome gift of cheese, bread, wine. And, of course, fresh eggs from the chickens! Nelson checked on us once more during the week and is such a gentle and kind host. Sonia, their daughter, was available quickly via email every step of the way and was so generous with her kindness as well. They offer several suggestions of what to do and where to eat and we can confirm that the simple chicken restaurant next to the veg market in Silves is delicious. If you're looking to be away from the tourist scene and have a more authentic Algarve experience, this home is a wonderful choice. I would absolutely stay here again and have already recommended this home to friends.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018

Completely in Love with this Villa

5 of 5
The Villa was very clean and well-maintained and the customer service very good! This Villa is perfect to relax away from the busy cities. This was what my family was looking for ! We are ready to book for next Summer ! Thank you Algarve Vacation !
  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018