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6 bedroom villa set in 7 acres of garden with large pool and close to beach

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Alvor - Quinta Ladeira da Nora

Private gated 6 bedroom villa set in 7 acres of garden with large secluded pool

Ladeira da Nora is a unique property set in a glorious 7 acre private estate with unbroken views of the Alvor river estuary and the Monchique hills in the background.

The villa has 6 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and can sleep up to 11 people. There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and a living room with a terrace on either side - one benefiting from the beautiful views of the river estuary - ideal to enjoy relaxed sunset drinks and the other with a large teak table and chairs - perfect for breakfast in the morning sun and dinners in the evening. There is wireless internet access throughout.

The large swimming pool is in a secluded area surrounded by lawns, a rosary and a canopy of trees. There are comfortable sunbeds and a shaded lounge area with a BBQ for long and relaxed lunches by the pool.

The property is ideal for a large family, several smaller families or groups of friends to share. It has easy access to the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve and the lively fishing village of Alvor within minute

Out & About: : Ladeira da Nora is only 2 km from the busy fishing village of Alvor with its fun restaurants and bars. Praia da Rocha, the well known resort with beaches, hotels, casino and bars/restaurants is only 6 km away. The historic town of Lagos is 15 minutes drive and offers good restaurants and great nightlife.

There are many golf courses, beaches, scuba diving, surfing, jet skiing, windsurfing & kitesurfing, riding, fishing, cycling, sailing, to mention but a few and when the kids have tried of all these there are still water parks, jeep safaris and Zoo marine world. For those seeking other challenges, skydiving is an active sport at Alvor aerodrome at certain times of the year. Additionally, there is the racing track 15 minutes away in Mexilhoeira that hosts Formula 1 Motor Racing, Superblke and Go Karting.

Only 20 km away is the mountain of Monchique with its Spa and thermal water, where you can enjoy a fantastic view in a cooler mountain climate while enjoying the famous piri-piri grilled chicken or regional almond cake.

On hand there are a number of companies providing catering and entertainment services for special days such as weddings and anniversaries.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

The owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2016


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

6 bedroom villa set in 7 acres of garden with large pool and close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in August 2016 with family, 6 adults and 5 children in total. Spent most of the holiday around the villa as it was so nice. The pool area is exceptional. There are so many outside areas to eat or relax that we didn't get to use them all. Inside, the villa is huge. 11 of us never felt on top of each other. The grounds are lovely too...my daughter enjoyed picking the lemons, figs, pomegranites and almonds which grow in the orchards. Also, enjoyed a game of 5-a-side (although wasn't the best idea in 32° temperatures). Table tennis table got good use too.

There is a lovely no thrills restaurant right at the end of the drive way. Alvor is a 20 minute walk and has lots of nice restaurants to choose from.

Jim (owner) was an interesting man to chat to. He's regularly around the place but keeping a property of the size in good order requires constant upkeep. We never found his presence a nuisance or intrusive.

Couldn't recommend the villa highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if returning to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 2nd stay - just as wonderful as our 1st

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed here on a special holiday last year with our children and their families, everyone was so looking forward to coming back to this wonderful villa and its gorgeous pool. We had the usual warm welcome from the owner Jim and everything was perfect again. Jumping into the pool soon after arrival is a great way to start a holiday. Another welcome addition this year was the option to have a barrel of Estrella on draft with its own chiller unit, which of course we opted to have. It was extremely hot while we were here so having our own pool with its many sunbeds and shaded pool house was brilliant and this is where we spent most of our days. There are several areas around the outside of the villa to sit and dine so you can get sun or shade any time of the day. There is no air-con in the villa but the windows all have louvred shutters and each bedroom has an electric fan so there is plenty of breeze to ensure comfort at night. The rooms are all beautiful and the space and views are amazing. There is an excellent traditional Portuguese restaurant just across the road and the walk into Alvor centre with its many restaurants and bars is not too bad although a car is obviously quicker and there are plenty of places to park for free. A small back gate onto the more pleasant and safer back roads would be the only improvement I could suggest as that would save a long walking detour via a short stretch of busy road. This is such a special place and we hope it is not too long before we can all return to enjoy another wonderful holiday here. Thank you Jim and Jamie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful, spacious and very special place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Ladeira as a special anniversary holiday with our two children, their husband and wife and our grandson. After driving through the gates, up the long private drive past the large orchard, walking via the huge pool past the patio and then into the house itself, there were lots of 'wows' uttered. It is an amazing property with lots of nooks and crannies and so much space throughout.

There were seven of us so we only used three of the bedrooms, each with its own en suite, but there are five double bedrooms and one single so it really does cater comfortably for eleven. The main lounge area and internal dining room (unused) also cater comfortably for large numbers.

But it was the outside areas that we loved so much. There are so many sitting out areas so that you can get sun or shade at any time of the day and eleven sunbeds around the glorious pool where we spent most of our time. We used the BBQ several times to enjoy the privacy and views across the hills. The canopied patio with huge table and lots of chairs was also a favourite.

Ladeira is located just outside Alvor and, although we had hired a 9-seater people carrier, we walked a few times to the bars and restaurants down by the Alvor waterfront. The walk took about 30 minutes along a quite busy road. There is also a restaurant just across the road from the end of the private drive and there is a good supermarket – Pingo Doce – a few minutes drive away.

Ladeira is a private residence that is occasionally rented out, during which time owner Jim moves into another property not too far away. He was extremely helpful on our arrival and departure and we saw him a few times in between as he pottered around the gardens. One review elsewhere complained about his presence being intrusive but we didn't find it so and in fact we all really enjoyed seeing him and having some very interesting chats. He is a lovely man and couldn't have been more friendly or helpful and we respected the fact that this was his home that we had rented for a while.

Dealing with Jim's son Jamie, who managed our booking, was also a very pleasant and problem-free experience and our deposit was refunded in full immediately following our departure.

Ladeira is a very special and beautiful place. We all loved it and were sad to leave but hopefully we will return before too long and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the more traditional and homely side of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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tolles Feriendomizil für eine Reisegruppe

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist toll geeignet für eine große Familie, mehrere Paare oder wie bei uns eine Gruppe. Es ist das beste Haus das wir in 19 Jahren unserer Portugaltour, jeweils im Frühjahr, gehabt haben. Toll ausgestattet und ein riesiges Platzangebot.

Das große Grundstück, der schöne Pool mit seiner Grillecke alles perfekt.

Von der Entfernung zur City sollte man sich nicht schrecken lassen, gemütlich gelaufen ist man in 20 Minuten in Alvor.

Schon der Kontakt zum Vermieter war sehr positiv und genau so verlief das Willkommen und die ganze Ferienzeit. (Danke Jim). Wir werden bestimmt wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Maria Bar at the end of the drive & Alvor village
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Penina and Alto Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
A good selection of restaurants in Alvor village
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Alvor beach
Car: recommended

Golf: Those who enjoy a round of golf have easy access to Alto Club (5 km), Meridian Penina (4 km) both designed by the grandfather of courses Henry Cotton. A little farther afield, Palmares at Meia Praia, Boavista at Lagos and Gramacho at Carvoeiro are only four amongst thirty courses throughout the Algarve.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alvor, Portimao region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 18 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid 2017
19 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267
Stay tax 6.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

A security deposit of €300 is required within 5 days of your booking.

An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required 60 days before arrival. The advance payment will be applied toward the rental charge. The balance of rent is due 14 days before your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alvor in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom ensuite with - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , and His & Hers Basins with Tub/Shower combination
    Bathroom 2 ensuite with - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , and Basin
    Bathroom 3 ensuite with - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , and Basin
    Bathroom 4 adjacent with - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , and Basin plus separate guest Toilet
    Bathroom 5 ensuite with - Toilet , Bath with Shower , and Basin
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with large private Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , or zipped to Double Bed with Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , with Wash Basin and private Terrace
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , with Wash Basin and private Terrace
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The facilities within the property and its immediate surroundings include a large swimming pool, table tennis, TV with local and satellite TV stations. A 5-aside football pitch. Badminton can be played on the lawns. Maintenance on the ouse is ongoing with a housekeeper and a gardener in attendance at intervals during the week to keep up the good appearance of the property.

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