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Falésia, Villa Pocilgo

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Pocilgo stands on the site of the original pigsties, next to the main house, Casa Velha, where owners reside at weekends. It features a very bright living room with open fireplace and two windows, two full size seating/sleeping divans, one small double bed-settee and a fitted kitchenette/diner, leading to a bathroom and to a large double bedroom. Outside there is a terrace featuring a pergola partly covered in grape producing vines, a built-in barbeque at one end and a dining table, large parasol and chairs at the other end. Ideal for romantic alfresco dining. It looks across a small Mediterranean garden to a lawn area, a lake (biological swimming-pool) and open land covered in almond and fig trees, with the ocean as a backdrop. The view from all rooms and terrace is panoramic and quite beautiful.

The property is a small farm located on a protected piece of land, between the Boavista Golf Resort, and the ocean. There are three houses on the grounds: Casa Velha, the original farmhouse (max. 10 occupants), offering a very large terrace with BBQ, 4 bedrooms, large downstairs split-level living room with fireplace, dining and TV areas and another large sitting room with TV upstairs. Owners reside here some weekends and long holidays. Villa Pocilgo, a charming and cozy 1 bedroom cottage (max. 4 occupants) with open fireplace, next to Casa Velha, with its own terrace and BBQ and sharing the same amazing views across the biological swimming-pool and the gardens, through fig and almond trees and wild fennel, to the sea, . And Villa Celeiro, a very spacious 2 bedroom split-level villa (max. 6 occupants), with mezzanine, its own garden with lawn, rockery and pine and almond trees.

One can walk along the cliff path, after crossing the land, either left to Praia de Porto de Mós, or right towards Praia da Luz. The very large biological pool, shard by the 3 houses, looks like a natural lake and is a favourite with most children! It is also a great attraction for migrating birds and small wild ducks which must be chased off the water...

Golf Information: Golf courses in Lagos and nearby areas

-- PREMIER COURSES -- * Boavista Golf Course, Lagos * Penina Championship Course, Portimao * Pinta Course, Carvoeiro. [With prestigious David Leadbetter Academy] * Parque Da Floresta, Budens,*Vale De Lobo, Almancil.

-- HOLIDAY COURSES -- * Palmares, Lagos * Vale De Milho, Carvoeiro * Alto Golf, Alvor * Penina Academy Course, Portimao * Gramacho Course, Pestana Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro .

The rear entrance to the Boavista Golf Resort is within 3 minute drive or ten minute walk from Quinta da Falésia!! Both Parque da Floresta in Budens or Palmares in Meia-Praia, Lagos, are a mere 15 minute drive from Villa Pocilgo.

Yoga and meditation: Because of its location and the layout of the grounds, Quinta da Falésia could be an excellent venue for small groups wishing to practice both yoga and meditation during their holidays.

Organic farming and gardening: All cultivation at the farm, including the gardens, is organic, no chemicals are used anywhere on the grounds. Guests wishing to try their hand at gardening are welcome! Just ask the caretakers for tools and a pair of are gradually extending the garden areas by pruning and thinning the existing shrubs and succulent plants, then planting the resulting cuttings in protected areas to root or directly where they are supposed to grow into new plants.

More Details

Property Manager
Ana Maria Lory
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 stars. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this peaceful place away from the crowds. It is beautifully located in a rural area with a glimpse of the sea not far from Lagos. The apartment was clean and well equipped.The well maintained gardens and the natural pool add to its charme. You can walk along the clifftops to a beach nearby. With a car most of the attractions of the Algarve are within easy reach. Highly recommended! Best wishes Gerhard
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage Atalaia Lagos

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The bathroom has an inset washbasin with large fitted wall mirror above, cabinet with shelving underneath, another cabinet with shelving and linen basket at the side. A full bath with pannelled shower. A toilet and a bidet on the facing wall and a double pane window with wooden shutters. Light fittings over mirror and on wall above door. Electric heater above door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , two more adults can sleep in the living room plus one child
  • The double bedroom has a built-in upholstered window seat looking out onto the terrace, the gardens and the pool. On either side are two fitted curtained wardrobes. There is also a large free standing wardrobe, a chest of drawers, chair and bedside tables with lamps. Additional light fittings on walls. In the living room, under the windows on either side of the fireplace, there are two additional divan/settees with full size mattresses. A small settee, facing the fireplace, can be opened to offer an additional single bed. Bed linen provided is cotton, mostly fitted sheets and duvets with covers. All windows have solid wooden shutters.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elderly people are welcome, there is alternative access to the gardens for those with difficulty in managing steps. Pets can be considered, at their owners' responsibility, since there is one dog already in residence at the farm.


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Falésia, Villa Pocilgo
average rating of 4.36 based on 26 reviews

Tranquil property away from it all

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful location for visitors wanting restful vacation accommodation. We enjoyed lazy meals on the patio overlooking the lovely garden, many opportunities to see hoopoes and azure-winged magpies, cliff-tops walks to the nearest beaches, swims in the pool, and visits from Bruno the dog.

Easy access to a supermarket and straightforward access to the A22 and N125. The kitchen is basic but adequate for simple meals.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location with the best view in Lagos.

  • 5 of 5

Its an amazing place. we spent 5 months in the villa and it was our best months ever spent on vacation. the location is beautiful, with a lot of green and very close to the cliffs. Luz and Lagos beaches are a quick walk away. further more, the owners are amazing; super friendly and helpful (the invited us to have Christmas with them!!!). We will be back for sure. Thank you so much for the lovely time and see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place for a quiet break but still close to amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Although we were unlucky with the weather (we weren’t really expecting much dark cloud and rain in May) we had a really good holiday and that was largely thanks to Villa Pocilgo. Situated about a mile off made roads along a track (don’t go in a low slung sports car), it is in a wonderful quiet position with a large idyllic garden and a wonderful sea view. It was difficult to believe we were only a 10 minute drive away from the popular resort of Lagos.

The property is equipped with all the essentials (including wifi) and the resident caretakers on site were very helpful. Sadly, because of the weather we only used the outdoor furniture on a couple of 2 days and the barbecue will have to wait for our second visit. We really appreciated the direct access to the coastal path and being able to walk one way along the cliffs to Mos or the other way to Luz. Both have lovely beaches and good restaurants.

All in all this is a great place for a relaxing break, and we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to your return, Neil, and hoping the usually much kinder May weather will bid you a warm welcome then! Many thanks for your comments!
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Wunderschönes einfaches Häuschen

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes einfaches Häuschen in liebevoll angelegter Gartenlandschaft auf weitläufigen Grundstück mit direktem Zugang zur Steilküste. Wir haben uns in der etwas abgelegen Unterkunft sehr wohl gefühlt und haben insbesondere die sonnige Terasse und das gesamte Ambiente genossen. Die auf dem Grundstück lebenden Verwalter waren sehr hilfsbereit aber zurückgezogen.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear guest for your kind comments! We look forward to seeing you back at Vila Pocilgo when you next choose the Algarve for your holidays!
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As in paradise!

  • 3 of 5

Dear Ana Mary,

We were stunned with the garden views, the pond, Bruno, kind hosts, the birds, the location by the cliffs,...

The setting was like a magnet to us.

Thank you for your restaurant hints.

They turned out to be really delicious.

The house was very cute and convenient - also the bed was comfortable.

In winter temperature it was kind of an adventure to heat it, but it was very worthwhile.

Thank you!

Best regards

Karen and Manu

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Karen. Please send me details of the heating problems you encountered as nothing was mentioned to me during your stay? Looking forward to seeing you and Manu on a future occasion, perhaps when you next choose the Lagos region of Portugal for a holiday! And hoping the weather will be kinder at that time... Sincerely, Ana Maria
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Lovely on the outside, Shabby on the inside

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately, the description of a "Stunning Farmhouse" does not extend to the interior of the cottage. Whilst the grounds and properties look good from outside, we found the cottage interior rather shabby and in need of some updating and refurbishing. Many items were broken or cracked, with rusty washing machine, shower screen and bathroom heater, broken handles to the bedroom furniture making the drawers unusable and everything generally rather tired looking, including the bedding. The kitchen didn't feel particularly hygienic to us with broken tiles to the work surface and well used equipment. We spent a week in February and we assured that we would have an open fire for warmth. We were very disappointed to find that the fire smoked so much that we were unable to use it. There was no Wifi as advertised, other than going to the farmhouse, no DVD and not even a welcome folder. We would also mention that to get there you have to drive a long stretch of dirt track (with ruts) to get to the property. Maybe not so bad in summer, but after a rainy week in February, the road was proving rather difficult and not something many people would want to undertake in a small hire car. We feel the owner should make this clear before booking.

Such a pity that the care and attention the grounds have been given didn't extend to the interior of the cottage, as it's a great location. Sadly, we shall not return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests booked a week's holiday at Vila Pocilgo, the one bedroom cottage standing next to Casa Velha, the original 4 bedroom farmhouse. They had made specific requests prior to booking,checking on the heating facilities available at the cottage (hot/cold air conditioning in the open-space living room, as well as wood burning fireplace, electric/oil heaters in bedroom and bathroom), the possibility of sleeping in two separate beds and the availability of an extra 2 pillows for the lady to be more comfortable at night. All this was confirmed and provided. I advised them by e-mail on the eve of their arrival that, due to serious ill-health of my husband I had been prevented from travelling down to Lagos from Lisbon, where we reside, to check the cottage and welcome them as intended. But asked them to call me using the land-line in the main farmhouse if anything needed attention - the resident caretakers would see to it.They were very unlucky that their stay fell precisely on the third week running of exceptionally bad weather all along the coast of Portugal, with extremely heavy rain, high seas and high winds - something very unusual in Algarve winters and not experienced for decades. This caused the fireplace not to smoke properly during their stay as the extremely strong winds made it roll back inside. But the other means of heating were functioning without problem and I invited them, when advised of this problem, to move to or spend afternoons and evenings in Casa Velha where the fireplace has a glass door and the chimney being taller did not suffer so much the effect of the wind.This they accepted and stated was warm and comfortable.A de-humidifier was also provided since humidity was running high. with so much rain. Rust marks on some equipment come from the salt content in the air all year round, coupled wit humidity in winter and are common by seaside..DVD was in bdrm. and Wifi maybe did not work due to extreme weather conditions since the router giving signal to the 3 houses is located high up in CasaVelha. Bedding is all recent, from IKEA,cotton or cotton/polyester mix. Pillows were brand new, and a choice of replacement/additional bedding was offered.Heating charges were not applied, and alternative accommodation was offered but declined, Compensation was given although adverse weather conditions naturally beyond our responsibility. Ana M. Lory
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Faro International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Café Atalaia
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Voavista Golf Resort
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Via do Infante A22
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Atalaia or Antonio
Nearest Beach
980 Metres
Porto de Mós or Praia da Luz
Car: necessary

Located on the outskirts of Lagos, this small farm offers the perfect setting for exploring the historical13th century town, its narrow streets full of shops, cafés, bars, pubs, live music and jazz; great nightlife! Visit restaurants, esplanades, hotels, churches, clubs, concert, cultural & exhibition halls. Award winning Lagos Marina, excellent beaches, 4 premium golf courses nearby,all kinds of watersports fishing, diving, snorkelling, surf and kite-surf, parasailing on Alvor Lagoon,dolphin & grotto trips, children's zoo, cliff walks, nature trekking, bird watching, horse riding etc. Day trips to Sagres, its fortress & 15th C. navigation school. Visit the Costa Vicentina Natural Park and its beautiful wild beaches, on the Algarve's west coast, and the spa village of Monchique, nestling in the hills behind Lagos.The Zoomarine & nearby water parks are a must for children. Try the fresh organic vegetables, fruit and honey from the local farmers' market, every Saturday a.m. A treat!

Other Activities: kite-surfing, snorkelling, scuba-diving, trekking, dolphin & grotto trips

Golf: Quinta da Falésia is located between Boavista Golf Resort and the ocean. The nearest entrance to the resort is 3 minute drive away. The lay of the land at the Quinta enables those interested in practising their game to use one area of it as a driving range. This option should be requested at the time of booking the holiday.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.47

Prices quoted are for 3 people occupancy. Additional guest over 3 years approx.10% increase . For monthly rentals, 3 people max.
Cot provided free if booked in advance.
Special rates may apply for Xmas/New Year period.
During Winter months (Dec,Jan,Feb) a small daily charge for heating and firewood - €4
Changeover day is Saturday, other days possible by arrangement.
Bedclothes are changed weekly, towels twice weekly on request. Babysitting available
For monthly rentals, regular cleaning and change of bed-linen and towels not included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.