Quinta das Cortes is a spacious and very private villa, ideal for both families and couples. It is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Set in the foothills of the Algarve, in a Conservation area, it is surrounded by well kept gardens with a large swimming pool and terraced areas for relaxing. Only a 40 minute drive from Faro International airport, it is 20 minutes inland from the coast, and close to all amenities. This lovely, south-facing villa offers an ideal base from which to explore all the Algarve, from the coast to the hills and countryside. Energy cert no. SCE96773840 We recommend visiting our own website for more information and photographs algarvevillaqc.com
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- Min. Stay7 nights
Villa between S.B.Messines and Silves, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Countryside Location,convenient For All Amenities And Only 20 Minutes To The Coast.
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Jul 2018
About Alison Trafford
We fell in love with the Algarve and the friendly Portuguese people many years ago during frequent holidays there. We were lucky enough to find this lovely, rural Quinta in its unspoilt area and bought it in 1997. Although it is quiet and idyllic, it is so close to the wonderful beaches and all the amenities that our holidays never seem long enough. We hope you will feel similarly; it is a home and not just a basic rental space. We hope you have a holiday to remember, not just for sun, sea, sand and seclusion but for a spacious and stylish stay in our Quinta with the individual time we all need to unwind. If you would like to view more photos and information about the Quinta and this area of Portugal please visit our own website.
Alison Trafford purchased this Villa in 1997
What makes this Villa unique
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Wow amazing place to stay ground lovely so is the view villa very clean had everything you need and more.My favourite room is the sun room as I call it if you hear a funny noise or get pooed on it the lizard family yuk ....the cat is no trouble he loves being feed at 9am then 6pm he follows me round like a puppy I don't mind I asked jim his name but doesn't have one of been calling him kitty cat.Some of the cards for restaurant's are no longer here this villa is rated on my list of villas we've stayed in as 4th we are still here and have booked our next stay for this year weather hot ,airport a pain at the moment as they are doing building work again.If you need a car hire company go on line to zit auto's we have been using them for 8years,the maid is lovely she gave us fresh eggs all round great service thank you .
We had a fantastic 10 day stay recently at this villa, what a fabulous property.
The pool was a hit with our two children as was the resident cat!
The villa is very well equipped having everything you need for a comfortable stay, from lilos to cool boxes. The welcome pack that was left had all you needed to get you started on your holiday.
Very peaceful surroundings with a massive garden and superb outdoor seating area which looks out to a beautiful view.
Despite the rural location we were still within a 20 minute drive to the coast giving us access to some fantastic beaches and coastal resort towns. There are plenty of supermarkets/shopping centres and Silves is a very well serviced town.
The villa was attended by a maid who keeps the place very clean and tidy, and the pool was cleaned regularly.
Communication with the owner/property manager was spot on.
Well worth a stay!
highly recommended - very rural, quiet location
Wonderful. We had a fabulous week here.
The kids loved the pool.
The house is full of lovely furniture & has plenty of space.
A huge well equipped kitchen, large fridge & pantry area.
Outdoor patio/BBQ area and pool, lots of outdoor space to explore.
It is remote, quiet, rural and peaceful (until the boys got in the pool!).
The villa was exceptionally clean & they left a good welcome pack for us.
It has electric shutters for security, great too for black out.
No air con, but the fans were fine for us.
We would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind not being on the coast.
Silves, a 15 minute drive away, is a lovely old town and we had some of the best meals we've had in Portugal there.
Things to note - there is a €20/25 housekeeping tip to be left for the maid.
There is a resident cat (which our boys loved to feed and watch), it doesn't go in to the villa but it does like to sleep on the patio.
The owners/caretakers were all very helpful and we had no problems at all during our stay, we hope to go back one day.
We enjoyed so much our stay in this wonderful villa. Everything was perfect: the bathrooms, the kitchen, the equipment, etc. And what a tasteful furniture...
The children had so much fun in the pool...
Beautiful garden too...
Hi Dominique, Thank you for submitting such a lovely review of the villa. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again in the future.,
Alison & Hilary
Un cadre magique
Nous avons passé deux semaines excellentes dans la Quinta do Cortes!
Les extérieurs sont splendides, une vue mer au loin en bonus !
La villa est confortable, néanmoins elle mériterait l’installation de la climatisation au moins dans les chambres...
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la cuisine extérieure avec une vue imprenable et la présence du chat (que nous voulions mettre dans nos valises)!
La piscine est extra!
Nous recommandons vivement cette location de vacances où la gestion est irréprochable !!!
Michaël, Axel, Sébastien et Matthias.
The Algarve is well known for its numerous clean golden sandy beaches, the nearest to the villa being Gale/Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, Praia Grande and Castello beaches which are only a 20/25 minutes drive away.
Faro airport is an approx 40 min drive.
Some guests choose to fly to Lisbon which is approx. 3hrs drive.
Car is essential and together with the central location of the villa, is a great asset, allowing visitors to explore the whole Algarve - the Spanish border to the east, and coastline to the west are both approx 1-1.5 hr drive from the villa.
Silves with its historical XII Century Castle and Cathedral, several excellent restaurants, shops and good supermarkets is within a 15 mins drive.
Messines, a busy market town with some typical restaurants at a driving distance of 5 mins.
There are several restaurants within a 5 mile radius.
Take a boat tour from the Albufeira marina, to view dolphins & caves or the catamaran day trips, from the Vilamoura marina that includes a beach sardine BBQ & a dip in the ocean. There are water sports on Falesia beach, 25 minutes away or Vilamoura. Family fun at the water parks (Lagoa Slide & Splash), Lagos zoo with monkey islands, Guia’s Zoomarine with an opportunity to swim with dolphins are all close by. Enjoy a wine tour at Sir Cliff Richard’s vineyards & a range of shops, eateries, 9 screen cinema & Nike outlet at the Guia Algarve shopping centre. Pottery shops are in Porches & Monchique. The Moorish town, Silves, has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, a cathedral, the Cruz de Portugal & lots of shops & restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is known for seafood. The English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants. Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in August with its narrow, cobbled streets, medieval market, barbecues, spit roasts, strolling musicians & jugglers to entertain you. Alte, a typical attractive Portuguese village is nearby with picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant at the Fonte Grande where you can to enjoy a swim in the lovely cool waters. Purchase linen, pottery & lavender oil at the handicraft shop. The largest Algarve waterfall is outside the town. In Caldas de Monchique, famous for its warm springs, you can enjoy lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique enjoy views on a clear day of the Algarve coast from the highest mountain, Foia, peak (902m) in Serra de Monchique.
Booking Notes: A 30% deposit is required when booking and the remainder is payable 8 weeks prior to your stay. Please contact for availability and booking form. Discounts are offered from time to time. Please contact us for details. Changeover Day: We are flexible on change over dates. Notes on prices: Discounts are offered from time to time so please contact us for details. Please note, there is an extra charge for logs during winter months.