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Beautiful restored 3 bedroom 2 bathroom farmhouse with swimming pool, and BBQ

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lovingly restored 3 bedroom farmhouse nestled in hills near Santa Catarina

Licence AL 58689. Beautiful farmhouse/villa suitable for families or couples/friends, set in unspoilt valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty, wonderful views sunsets etc, not overlooked, lots of walks along traffic free lanes!! Fully furnished to a high standard with some antique french furniture, the farmhouse sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms 1 x double, en suite 2 x 2 single). Family bathroom. Spacious accommodation on one level, with two separate seating areas and well equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob and electric oven. Separate utility room with washing machine, ironing board, second fridge freezer for drinks, and a microwave. Sandwich maker, rice cooker, slow cooker.

There is air conditioning in all rooms, and electric fans if preferred.

Outside are several seating areas, an 8 metre x 4 metre swimming pool, 1.5 meters depth accessed by ladder steps, ample sun loungers and umbrellas. There is a BBQ by one of the dining areas. The farmhouse has unlimited WiFi internet connection and satellite TV showing Portuguese TV channels. We have fire blankets, carbon monoxide and fire alarms. The house also has an alarm system connected to a central control company.

Only 20 mins to Sao Bras, an old cork producing town, and in the opposite direction, the wonderful fishing town of Tavira in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. Fantastic Intermarche supermarket 15 minute drive, whilst local supermarket/shops provide fresh meat, veg, etc and english newspapers, chemist

The property has ample parking and is accessible on tarmac roads until last mile when the road is hard flat dirt track. We have our Managers Ingaburg and Emma, who will meet you and take you to the farmhouse and is on call should you require any help during your stay.

We try to be flexible on both arrival days and times and there is a change of linen for stays of two weeks or more. The property is let on a weekly basis, with pro rata rates for additional days. There is a petanque court at the side of the pool for a relaxing game whilst watching the sun set over the hill, and the farmhouse terrace is perfect for studying the night sky, which due to lack of polution makes for a stunning view! Guests can while away the evenings looking for the various star formations or even the space station. The beaches of Fuzeta and Tavira are approx 25 mins. Just 5 mins drive up hill is a country restaurant, down the hill is a cafe/restaurant bar, again a 5 minute drive. Full AL Tourist licence.

More Details
Registration Number : AL 58689

Ingaburg Schroeder or Emma, Property Manager. Casa Servico, Tavira
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, German, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2018

About Ingaburg Schroeder or Emma, Property Manager. Casa Servico, Tavira

We are mature owners who fell in love with our farmhouse and the Eastern Algarve whilst holidaying here many years ago. We have got to know the local area, restaurants and places of interest as spend several months each year in Portugal. Our grandchildren have many happy holidays here, going to the beach or just lazing by the pool.

Ingaburg Schroeder or Emma, Property Manager. Casa Servico, Tavira purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Ingaburg Schroeder or Emma, Property Manager. Casa Servico, Tavira chose Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

Just for the position nestled in the hills of a beautiful natural area, Porto Carvalhoso. Tranquil, very few cars, many birds and great walking country in the spring in particular. Only 10 minutes to Santa Catarina which has all the amenities of a small town, and 20 minutes to the larger town of Sao Bras. 30 min to beautiful beaches. Somewhere to escape to in July/August when the popular areas can be busy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse has been restored to a very high standard, making it cool in the summer. It is fully equipped as it is the owners second home and you will find everything you may need for a relaxing holiday. The surroundings are stunning and so peaceful. You can see Eagles, golden oriels, azure magpies to name just a few of the birds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The family bathroom has a full size bath, shower, WC, bidet and wash basin. En suite shower room has walk in shower, with rain head, toilet and wash basin. Towels provided for each bedroom/ guest.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Hairdryers, extra blankets if required, fans in all bedrooms, air con in all bedrooms. Quality white linen on all beds. English pillows unless otherwise requested. A travel cot is available, also a playpen and a high chair can be provided if requested. The farmhouse is available for a maximum of 6 persons, unless by prior arrangement, and any extra guests staying without agreement will be charged a daily pro rata rate. A change of linen provided for stays of more than 7 days. Please bring beach towels, although these can be provided at additional cost to cover laundry.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
The farmhouse is nestled in the hills of a small hamlet Porto Carvalhoso. It is just off a tarmac road, the last kilometre on good dirt road with very little traffic. Ideal for bird watching, peaceful yet only a 25 minute drive to the beaches. The farmhouse is furnished to a very high standard with two main seating areas, a very well equipped kitchen and very comfortable. Outside is a BBQ with several seating areas to watch the sun setting over the hill and star gazing at night. A perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or a game of boules after a day at the beach or sightseeing in nearby Tavira. The village of Santa Catarina, approx 10 minutes drive has a bank, post office, bars, lovely cafe/fresh bread shop, supermarket, small fish market, chemist and newspaper shop


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect family villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely family villa with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, relaxing week. Villa is very clean and the pool cleaned twice a week by George. Excellent communication from the owners on where to eat, whats on and directions to the villa and lots of information in the villa too. Car is essential, enjoyed visiting Tavira, Faro and surrounding areas. Will definitely be visiting again.... soon! :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments, as you are probably aware, this is our second home and we love sharing our house and pool with families who can also feel comfortable and enjoy the beautiful countryside around the farmhouse. We have had the farmhouse for 15 years and our children and grandchildren have had many happy holidays, sometimes with friends, who always talk about the happy times they have spent in Portugal. They all love the beach of Fuzeta and also Tavira, returning to the farmhouse to swim, BBQ and stargaze on the terrace late into the night! We would love you to return in the future.
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Stunning and tranquil setting yet close to Tavira

  • 5 of 5

We loved our fortnight stay. The whole family were able to relax in this beautiful farmhouse. The pool and terrace were great and the views were lovely. We loved going exploring in Tavira and Sao Bras and especially Tavira Island. We'll definitely be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the farmhouse 6 or 7 times and we love it. The peace and quiet is wonderful. The house is very well appointed, it has everything you might need, The pool is ideal on hot days and there is plenty of shade if needed. The walks in the surrounding countryside give stunning views. Many excellent restaurants are a short drive away offering good local cooking. The sky at night is amazing with no light pollution. The beaches are a short drive away as are Faro, Tavira and Olhao. A superb place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calme et repos à 20 mins du Ria Formosa

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison, encore mieux que sur les photos, parfaitement meublée et équipée, on se sent tout suite à l'aise, les collines sont magnifiques. On recherchait une maison dans les terres au calme mais pas trop loin de la mer et c'est exactement ce que nous avons trouvé: 20 à 30 mins pour atteindre Tavira, Faro, et la Ria Formosa, 1h 15 pour aller à Lagos.

On a eu quelques soucis avec la piscine mais Georges est intervenu très rapidement pour régler le problème.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our farmhouse. We apologise for the small problem with the pool caused by the extreme heat and are pleased George was quick to arrive to sort the problem. It is good to know that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and look forward to receiving you again in the future. Best wishes. Derry and sue morgan owners.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
5 mins
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Benamor Cabanas
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
O Cantino, Bemperace, 10 mins
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Unspoilt beaches, including Manta Rota, Tavira Island, Fuzeta Islands operated by local ferry service or water taxi's, all with rustic restaurants and sunbeds with sunshades and life guards. Or take a picnic via a water taxi to an uninhabited island with beautiful sand and surrounded by clean seas. Excellent sea fishing and boat tours along the coast can be arranged in nearby Fuzeta, which is the nearest beach to our farmhouse. Fuzeta is a small fishing town with a ferry to an unspoilt beach with just two cafe bars. There are several good fish restaurants in the town, our favourite being Restaurant Corva. where the best fresh fish is served at tables on the pavement and close to many local bars with live music at weekends. A large market is held once a month. Several golf courses (nearest 30 mins) shops, cafe's with WiFi, a local bakery, and bars and a tapas style restaurant are all within short drive in the quaint town of Santa Catarina famous for the manufacture of brick tiles,and also a huge choice of cafes and restaurants and bars in the larger old cork town of Sao Bras, cycling, local arts and crafts. Excellent Supermarkets are also within easy reach. The farmhouse nestles in the hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty in a peaceful location suitable for bird watching, we have had a pair of eagles nesting nearby in past years, not forgetting the golden oriels and many other unusual species. The local goat owner can be seen taking her animals along the banks in summer and The area around the farmhouse has many tracks for easy walking. Or, if this proves too strenuous, sit on the terrace and watch the stunning sunsets or just relax by the pool with a beer or glass of wine. Maybe a casual game of boules early evening before the inevitable BBQ under the clear night skies.

Aside from a ruin behind the house, our nearest neighbours are across the valley or down the well kept track, to a little hamlet of about 10 houses, and apart from a few cars each day, the farmhouse sees no traffic and offers complete peace.

Very easy access to Spain along good motorway route and beautiful Seville Is accessible for day trip, as are various Spanish resorts, beaches and towns. Loule international football stadium (as used in Euro 2004 and currently home of Loule football club) 20-25 mins drive. Full and easy access to whole of Algarve.

we are situated in the hills only 10 minutes from O Cantino do Sierra where Maria cooks her famous wild boar stew, as featured in Jamie Oliver,s magazine. You can visit Olhao market to buy the fish and watch the men fishing for clams, have breakfast in the cafe on the seafront, visit the olive farm and, of course, sample Maria,s famous boar stew. We are very much in rural Algarve, where the local ladies still occasionally do their washing in the river because the water is perfect for this.

Tavira is approximately 25 minutes drive away, a beautiful Roman town with a river running through it and many old churches and buildings.

Full AL holiday rental licence held.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
4 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
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

Discounts are offered for a 3 weeks or more and repeat bookings/recommendations. Weekly linen change although extra maid service can be arranged at extra cost if required. The manager, Emma, is on hand for any problem or emergency. If you wish to discuss a different method of payment please contact Emma, as we can be flexible.
Please not, the farmhouse can accommodate up to 6 persons unless agreed prior to arrival with Emma, the Manager. Any additional guests will be charged an excess fee.
Long winter lets available and ideal to escape the UK chill, average temperatures in Winter 12-15C. Wood burner and logs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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