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Detached converted farmhouse with garden, swimming pool, WiFi & optional studio

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Delightful farmhouse villa with 3/4 acre private landscaped garden between Carvoeiro and Benagil. Set in countryside with panoramic sea views and within 10 to 15 minutes walk of two of Algarves most beautiful and secluded beaches, Carvalho and Benagil.

A shop and numerous good quality restaurants are within a short walk (3/4 mile) and further restaurants, shops, golf, horse riding, tennis etc. are within a short drive(3 to 4 miles). Free WiFi is available.

Casa das Amendoeiras is situated on the coast, 10 minutes walk from Benagil, a small fishing village and is approx 3 km from Carvoeiro which has excellent tourist facilities. It is approx. 15 mins drive from Portimao, which is a bustling commercial and tourist centre, & 45 minutes by road from Faro Airport. The villa is approached via double gates and paved drive to a wide parking area for up to 3 cars. It is bounded by open space with pomegranate, almond and fig trees.

The house has an attached studio apartment that sleeps 2 or 3 and is available to rent for £350 per week but only as an addition to the main house.

More Details
Registration Number : 45/2014/995

Property Manager
Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood

Jenny and Ian live in Godalming in Surrey and have been visiting this part of Portugal since the mid 1980's.

Jenny is a retired nurse and still doing some voluntary work with Alzeimers and Ian is a semi retired freelance design manager trying hard to balance work with time spent in Portugal.

Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood chose Benagil

Beautifully quiet and private and secluded yet close to beaches and tourist facilities.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Traditional Portuguese single storey farmhouse

Gated pool and roof terrace for childrens security security.

Gated drive.

Very large pool terrace with plenty of shade and BBQ area.

Sea views from most locations.

Pergola for shady afternoon tea.

Surrounded by orchards.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed here and loved the house - So private and the pool was wonderful!

Left on Jul 21, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016

Had a wonderful stay in this lovely villa. More like staying in someone's home. It made our stay very easy and convenient - we were very comfortable. Loved the pool, table tennis, the outside space. Not far from the beach, easy to get taxis into town and has a great local restaurant. Very relaxing. Thanks
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the Benagil around the Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cloakroom - Toilet
    Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is ensuite to triple bedroom
    Ensuite Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is shared ensuite by both double bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Large Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Triple Bedroom - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 room with 3 beds, 1 cot Additional attached self contained studio apartment with separate terrace available at additional cost £350 per week - sleeps 2/3. This is only let as an addition to main house if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Optional heating to the swimming pool is available at additional cost (£200/week) Studio apartment available only as part of renting main house at additional cost £350/week.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Detached converted farmhouse with garden, swimming pool, WiFi & optional studio
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 14 reviews

Great venue for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the house. It is very well equipped and very spacious. The garden is beautiful and the pool is a good size and depth. It is a ten minute walk to Benagil for restaurants but a car is needed to shop for food. Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom and one of them is accessed through the other one, but it has its own door into the garden and then the house. It’s a little disappointing that recycling of glass etc is not available, but that’s a question for local services. Definitely recommended for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris Thanks for the positive feedback - glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime. Re the glass recycling - point taken we will endeavour to arrange a glass recycling box for use by guests which the cleaner will dispose of from time to time. The Portuguese take recycling very seriously and there are numerous recycling points for paper glass metal plastics etc. Because we are in a semi country location the local council haven't yet located one close to us but they are available in Carvoeiro and Lagoa and on main routes.
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A beautiful house in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay in the house. It is spacious and nicely furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped and you can find in it everything you may need. The garden is relatively big with a lot of beautiful flowers, and trees. Although it is close to the road, it is still very quiet, peaceful and serene. There is a bit of the ocean view that adds to its charm. The house is perfectly located, in close proximity to shops, restaurants, and beaches. . The housekeeper, Sue, was very helpful and promptly responded to any issue or request we may have had. All in all, a perfect place for a family summer holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property, great location - can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from the property in Benagil last week...all I can say is that I am very eager to return.

The property is in a great location, is very spacious and has a fantastic pool and had more than enough space for 2 families (4 adults and 4 children).

Everything you need is provided - even beach towels! Suzanne who manages the property is on hand if you ever need her but we never needed to as everything was there.

Ian and Jenny (the owners) have answered any question I had and have been very helpful indeed.

It was our first time to Portugal and we will be back very very soon. The Sur Mar restaurant - 5 mins walk from the house is excellent and so friendly and the pastries at Benagil beach - 10 mins walk away are awesome!

Great choice if you want space, great pool and close distance to fab beaches, water parks and restaurants, but without being overlooked.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday at this fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 amazing weeks in this wonderful villa. The location was perfect, as was the weather. The villa is extremely spacious, very well equipped and has a stunning swimming pool and beautiful gardens. We spent much of our time at the villa and enjoyed eating outside on the patio area. We were able to see the meteor shower from the roof terrace which was exciting for our 2 grandchildren. We would highly recommend this villa for families who want a relaxing, 'chill-out' holiday and would love to come back one day.

Sorry Ian and Jenny, we can't suggest any improvements as it was all perfect for us. Thank you both very much.

The Brice Family

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall impression was A! have stayed here for past 7/8years

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this farmhouse for many years and simply love it.

The accommodation in parts needs updating, one bathroom in particular.

A lot of the pool furniture needs renewing. But the pool is the main selling point of this

villa and is a wonderful way to relax at end of day, glass of wine In ones hand and watch the sun setting BLISS

The beds need a little getting used to and pillows are an excuse.

But for all its small minuses it's well worth a stay as we will continue to do.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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ThIs traditional style villa is set in semi rural location. It is peaceful and the views stunning.

  • 3 of 5

Overall we (a family of 5, children aged 4/11/16) had a lovely holiday and the villa provided us with an excellent base to explore the Algarve. We all returned feeling well rested. We found some beautiful beaches nearby. The children especially enjoyed kayaking and our day at Splash and Slide which was also only a short drive away. The pool at the villa was stunning and a big hit with us all, along with the well kept gardens (and the table tennis). But the equipment around the pool needed some attention and the general cleanliness in the villa was disappointing (plus there was a serious problem with ants in the kitchen).There was also a bad smell in the most modern bathroom that prevented us from using it. The housekeeper was marvellous and provided us with lots of useful local information and resolved any problems we had promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Benagil/Rocha Brava
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Sul Mar
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Benagil is a small fishing village,where you can watch the fishermen repairing their nets.They also take visitors to visit the local caves in their brightly painted wooden boats. There are five restaurants & a beach bar.

Benagil beach is a ten minute walk from the villa.

Cavalho is a smugglers beach ten to fifteen minutes walk along a track between fields & common land from the farmhouse.Access to Cavalho beach is through a tunnel with steps in the rocks.

Within a short drive there are numerous other beautiful beaches.

There is a bus route at the end of the drive which goes to Carvoeiro & Lagoa . Rocha Brava, a quiet ,well managed & pretty holiday village, is fifeteen minutes walk away. It has shops, internet cafe, take away, restaurants & tennis facilities . At Vale de Milho, twenty minutes walk away, there is a nine hole, par three golf course.

Carvoeiro is the local tourist town with a pretty beach and huge variety of restaurants ,bars and shops.

Lagoa, just five minutes drive away, is the regional market town which still retaines its traditional Portuguese atmosphere . It has a large leisure centre which has fitness facilities and a large indoor swimming pool, art galleries, shops, banks & restaurants.

Silves which is about twenty minutes drive away, was the original moorish capital of the Algarve. It has a castle & large church and numerous tourist attractions and well worth as visit if you have time .Silves town is also accessible by river from Portimao at certain times of the year.

Within a short drive there are two slide & splash water centres & Zoomarine, a well run and interesting aquatic centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse around the Benagil,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer 2018 high
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018/19
31 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 20 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2019
21 May 2019 - 2 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
3 Jul 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2019
9 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019/20
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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