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Charming Countryside Restored Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beach 20min away

This charming villa is tucked away in a delightful rural countryside setting. An old house, beautifully and lovingly restored by its owner and architect, who has maintained its rustic charm, with exposed stone walls, terracotta tiled floors and beamed ceilings. All combine to create a setting that will be love at first sight - perfect for a memorable stay in the unspoilt Algarve. Approaching this cottage you are greeted by fig and olive trees and an old protected well. Lawned gardens climb to surround the swimming pool with palm, cypress and almond trees sprinkled around.The interior is lovely, with some charming furnishings.The lounge as an open fireplace and satellite TV.Four steps lead up to a rather romantic dining area and an open kitchen fully equipped with a ceramic hob, oven and grill, microwave and fridge/freezer, connecting an exterior shaded barbeque area near the pool.The bedrooms are also in a shady, cool, rustic style.Deliberately rebuilt to reflect the rustic designs of many decades past, the stone walls maintain a pleasant coolness you will appreciate during sweltering summer months.Free internet wifi available

swimming pool (4,50m x 9,00m)

More Details

Joao (Mike)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Joao (Mike)

I'm an architect and my passion is restoration of old farms and cottages

Joao (Mike) purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Joao (Mike) chose Santa Barbara de Nexe

This old cottage is located in a beautiful valley, with good access, quiet and peaceful surroundings with a lot of little tracks and roads where you can make fantastic sightseeing. Also convenient food store nearby and good and close accesses to beaches (17km), town cities(4km), golf courses, historical places,etc.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Quinta das Raposeiras in Faro

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom nº1 in the master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • One extra bed can be arranged on demand
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Wifi internet available


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Charming Countryside Restored Cottage
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Perfect villa for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa for a week which we enjoyed very much. The cottage is furnished in keeping with its traditional character and bedrooms arrangement ensures everyone can have a bit of privacy. The terrace and garden are where we spent the majority of the time when in the villa - both well looked after and inviting. Lots of birds in the garden which was pure joy for our 2-year old! The pool is located very close to the terrace which we liked very much. There is a village coffee shop within a 5-minute walk - very nice to be able to just walk for a coffee or a beer. A car is necessary. It took us 20 mins to get to the villa from the airport, having received great directions. The owner is very attentive and very well organised. Overall - very much recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, quiet and secluded. Excellent directions sent before and even an update with photos days before arrival to notify of change due to roadworks. Spacious villa which was clean and tidy. Perfect place to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderfull cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our Family, 5 adults, stayed in this wonderful villa for 2 weeks in the summer.

It is located in a very charming area, where you can enjoy the locals and be away from a lot of turists. The house is great and beautiful with everything you need for a perfect Holiday. Mike was the perfect host and made sure that everything was to our satisfaction. The pool is lovely and we had the most amazing Holiday. I would recomend this place for everyone who loves a quiet Holiday and loves to relax in beautiful surrondings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Ideal Algarve Break

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot for a break with a young family, Mike ensured we had two cots and high chairs for small children in this well-equipped villa. The grounds with pool and lawns meant we could stay home for lazy days, but there were also some superb beaches nearby, Olhos de Agua and Fuseta being two favourites. Plenty of decent restaurants in Loule or on the coast. The property was cleaned twice a week and Mike was very quick to respond to any requests. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

All I can do it reiterate what others have already said. Beautifully restored property in quiet location only 30 mins from Faro airport. Mike could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Our flight was in before usual hand over time but the property was ready and we were allowed to take the keys and enter a spotlessly clean property. If only all owners were this helpful. Already recommended property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Jättehärligt hus med väldigt trevlig värd

  • 5 of 5

Vi (en familj med 2 barn i 12 resp 5 årsådern) tillbringade en vecka på höstlovet i detta härliga hus. Vi hade väldig tur med vädret som liknade svensk högsommar och badade varje dag i poolen (och havet). Vår värd Mikel var mycket omtänksam och lånade bla ut en GPS-navigator förprogrammerad med diverse sevärdheter, stränder, affärer mm i omgivningarna. Vi gjorde dagsutflykter åt flera olika håll, huset ligger väl till på Algarvekusten. Omgivningarna är väldigt lugna och avkopplande.

Huset kan absolut rekommenderas!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The villa is located 4km from the hamlet of Bordeira, not far from the attractive village of St. Barbara de Nexe and midway between the busy town of Loulé, where a bustling farmer’s market takes place every Saturday morning, and São Brás, around 5km away, towns where you will find a good number of good restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Quinta das Raposeiras, Faro region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
23 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
4 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

security deposit: 250€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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