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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 villa is located in the hills just a few miles (and a 20-minute drive) from the main town of Silves, providing a wonderful view out towards the Algarve's south coast. Inside the villa has all mod cons, and is a great base to explore the surroundings, whatever your plans. Outside, the villa's location triumphs, offering a peaceful, sun-soaked terrace or a pool by which you can enjoy a glass of wine, by day and into the evening, with just the geckos and the lovely local cat for company. Dining out, there are a couple of extremely good restaurants a car/taxi journey away (O Alambique and Bistro Rainha), or you can head to town for a more relaxed experience, if you want a couple of beers and some piri-piri chicken. Having travelled widely around the Med over the years, in pursuit of a week's peace and quiet away from the rat race and under the unbroken sun, I have to say this is the best experience we have had. I highly recommend this villa for anyone wanting to recharge their batteries, before returning to the fray.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

total relaxation at a lovely villa, pool size great, lots of sun and shade

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A car is needed for this property as without it you would feel very isolated. Drove 40 mins from airport using Google maps, phoned housekeeper on arrival and she was there within 10 mins. English people she speaks very little English however we managed to understand all instructions. The villa is truly amazing and I certainly would def recommend however it was disappointing considering there are no shops nearby to have found some basic items ie Bottle of water, toilet rolls, soap, DW tabs, bin bags and some sachets of coffee/tea available to us. But instead after flights, drive and finding the villa it was back in the car to find such items!!! However that said, its a 20 min drive to a large Lidl and Aldi so once stocked up we settled to enjoy the amazing place. It truly was just what we wanted. Holidaying was myself, husband and 3 sons 21,19 and 16 years. No-one wanted to leave the villa, we BBQ'd most eve and kitchen was very well equipped. A slight misunderstanding at the end of the trip was a little disappointing but did not spoil the overall fantastic week. Would happily recommend to people provided you did not want anywhere to walk to for food/bar in the eve as it was a good 20 minute drive to anywhere - but for us perfect Thank you
  • Review Submitted: Sep 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017