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Open plan farmhouse, rural, air con, salt water pool, short drive to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms with air con, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, salt water pool, private

Please contact me in the first instance (using the 'Ask Owner a Question' link) to check availability and confirm the rates for your desired dates.

The re-furbished farmhouse has three double bedrooms- all with air conditioning, the master bedroom (the former living room) has high ceilings, French windows and a separate dressing room and en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two (NEW) single beds are located near the family bathroom.

A large open plan kitchen (fully equipped) leads into a large open plan living/dining room with French doors onto the patio, the living room has a large wood burner.

Entertainment systems include a CD/MP3 music system, TV with limited satellite channels. In addition there is a study/office on the mezzanine to the main bedroom and a 'snug/library' in the centre of the house with a wood burner .

WiFi is available throughout the property.

Pool and gardens: Outside we have a salt water swimming pool that can be heated, typically we start swimming in April although the hearty can probably go earlier! There is also a large gas BBQ which we use all year round. The plot (over an acre/5000 square metres in size) is a mixture of lawns, flower beds and mature fruit trees (olives, figs, almonds and karob). The plot offers privacy and quiet whilst not being isolated.

Towns/cities: Loule – 5 minutes drive to the west of us. Nearest large supermarket. Large (ish) town that is an administrative centre. Mixture of old and new architecture, many local restaurants, daily fruit and vegetable market.

Faro – 20 minutes drive south of us. Capital of the Algarve, historic centre which is great to wonder around, large supermarket, mall and lots of local restaurants.Faro Island – south of the airport and accessed from the airport road has a great beach and plenty of food/drink venues and is more local than tourist. This is also a popular surfing and kite surfing venue. Almancil – 15 minutes south west of us. Almancil is the top of what is known as the Golden Triangle made up of Quinta do Lago to the south east and Val do Lobo to the south west. These have the top golf courses and are mainly made up of villa accommodation. Within the triangle there are many restaurants of all kinds of cuisine.

Towns/cities : Vilamoura – not so much a town but an area centred on the marina which is about 20 minutes to the south west of us. Again this is a main golf area. Between here and Val do Lobo (above) is the seaside town of Quarteira.

Other historic (Roman and Moor influences) towns nearby are Estoi and Sao Bras de Alportel. And a little further west are Silves then eventually Sagres (Cabo do St Vincent) also known as the end of the world as it is the most Westerly point in Europe.

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a wetland of international importance, the Ria Formosa is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60kms along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.This diversity of ecosystems attracts a varied fauna that includes numerous species of birds.

More Details

Julie Butler
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Julie!

We all had a great holiday in your wonderful house. We loved it. It's so beautifull.

I hope everything was okay. We bought two new Sun umbrellas and put it into the small summer house. So your next guests can use them.

Thank you so much for all. The equipment of your house is fantastic. We never had bevor such a great and well furnished house. Are the photos made by you? They are so lovely.

Best wishes

Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Charneca in Goldra de Cima

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The open swimming pool and layout of the outside is not suitable for very young children unless they are supervised at all times.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (guest bathroom) recently undergone a fabulous re-fit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with air conditioning has French windows to garden. An en-suite bathroom and a separate dressing room. High ceiling with mezzanine. Very light and airy. Bedroom 2 large double bed, high ceiling, plenty of storage and air conditioning. Bedroom 3 2 (NEW) single beds, again, high ceiling and plenty of storage and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The open swimming pool and layout of the outside is not suitable for very young children unless they are supervised at all times. There is air-conditioning in all of the bedrooms, there are also electric fans for the summer months. There is a large contemporary log burner that rotates in the living room and a log burner in the 'snug'. Electric oil filled radiators (portable) in all the bedrooms and electric towel rails in both bathrooms. There ia ample parking on the plot, the main driveway can accommodate at least 3 vehicles and the second drive 1. Both have electronic gates.


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Open plan farmhouse, rural, air con, salt water pool, short drive to beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 34 reviews

Fabulous property! - well appointed throughout, lovely quiet location, very private.

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations were high but CB exceeded all of them. The description and photos show and describe the property well but don't really do it full justice!

The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished with a huge fully equipped kitchen. We believe that the air conditioning in the bedrooms has only recently been installed, although we didn't have need for this on our trip we can well understand what a great addition this will be during the summer months.

The outside areas are lovely, plenty of outdoor seating and lounging options with plenty of shade should you want it. A gorgeous salt water pool, acres of patio and a wonderful gas BBQ.

We visit the Algarve regularly, I only wish we had found CB years ago - without a doubt our best ever rental.

You will definitely need a car as the nearest town, shops etc even though only 5 minutes drive is too far to walk and getting to the beaches only takes 15/20 minutes.

Thank you Julie and the lovely staff at CB for a memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jonathan, I'm always pleased when our guests, who are familiar with the Algarve and know our area, share their experiences, it helps others decide if it's in the right location for them. And a big thank you for mentioning all who look after our home for us and our guests, we think they're great as well! See you again we hope. Julie
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What a find! - home from home - and more!

  • 4 of 5

As regular visitors to the Algarve we have had the good fortune to stay at a number of properties, including some very expensive 5star show homes. This farmhouse/villa is not one of these. Rather it is very comfortable, spacious and welcoming, with excellent facilities and quality features. The exterior areas are generous and well thought -out, providing ample space to sit, eat, play and swim in comfort. The garden/grounds are well stocked with fruit and Olive trees and ensures complete privacy. The saltwater pool is larger than most and the kids loved it!

Inside, the property is in two parts comprising the original 'farmhouse' housing the bedrooms, sitting room, Mezzanine study and bathrooms and a well designed modern extension. All the rooms are furnished with an eye to comfort and usability. The Kitchen is large, well equipped and a pleasure to cook in. The 'breakfast bar' is large enough to seat the whole family and quickly became our 'centre of operations'.

The Farmhouse is located a few minutes out of town (Loule) and took a while to find at first but we quickly worked out where we were and found the route to town and motorways/main road very quick and easy.

We loved the house and hope to be back in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, thank you so much for your review. As a guests who knows the area very well and has experienced the luxury options here, its great to hear that our home worked so well for you all. And it's so useful for potential guests who don't know the area to learn that it's easy to find your way around and that facilities (supermarkets, restaurants etc.) are only 10 minutes or so from the house. We look forward to having you back at CB very soon! Best wishes Julie
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Spacious house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Portugal. The house was exactly as described. It has a really spacious living room and kitchen. The house is very well equipped and very clean. Same is true for the pool and garden. Wifi was good throughput the house. The location is very quite and peaceful. Perfect for a relaxing holiday. The access on the day of arrival was well explained and easy. The location is good, restaurants and shops are within 10 minutes drive.

It is hard to find negative points. The two single beds were not too comfortable for adults. Unfortunately we could not use the speaker system since it would not connect to iPhone. The connectors seems to be outdated.

Overall definitely a place we can recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect from start to finish!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole experience with this property was perfect. From booking to check out, it was a true pleasure. The property is a very easy and short drive from Faro airport. Once you drive through the gate it feels completely private.

The house itself it very well laid out and meticulously maintained. With great wifi in case you can’t completely shut off.

The outside area and heated pool are the stars of an already impressive show. We camped out there for a week and came away totally relaxed.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone and we are definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christian, thank you so much for your review, it's good to hear that a week at CB left you all chilled and relaxed. See you all next year! Best wishes Julie
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Wow, wow, wow

  • 5 of 5

This was out first family visit to CB and, for us, it was perfect. After one of the easiest, and most on-time journeys we've ever had finding CB was very straight forwards. I was the lucky one who had a sneak peak inside before the rest of the family saw it but the opening chorus of 'of wow, that's beautiful' didn't really stop for the whole 2 weeks.

We felt very lucky to have found CB as it's a perfect villa for a family, very spacious and well laid out, extremely well equipped to the point where you don't want for anything, brilliant pool and so much space to allow everyone to find a quiet corner.

It's surrounded by beautiful countryside, is very peaceful and well connected so you can enjoy all of the Algarve quickly. There are a lot of fantastic restaurants within 10-20 minutes drive, but if you're going in August as we did, book in advance as they are busy.

It's a beautiful house, in a fabulous location that you can get to quicker than driving to Cornwall, assuming you don't live in Devon, and you get to see the sun as well!

We had a fabulous, relaxing holiday and really didn't want to come home. It is holiday perfection.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, my turn to say Wow! Thank you so much for your detailed and complimentary review. It's great when our guests share their experiences and pass on useful information about the Algarve and the location of CB. I'm delighted that our home worked for you all. We'd love to have you all back next year! Best wishes, Julie.
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Superb Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this property. Very relaxing holiday in wonderful accommodation. Since our last visit, air conditioning has been added to two of the bedrooms and the ensuite bathroom has been updated. These upgrades have made a great property even better.

We look forward to our next visit to this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janine, it was great to welcome you back to CB. Thanks for your comments about the improvements, they may be more by the next time you come and stay ! Best wishes, Julie
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Santa Barbara De Nexe
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago/Val do Lobo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Santa Barbara De Nexe
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Vale Do Lobo/Quinta do Lago/Faro
Car: necessary

Our home is a lovely refurbished and extended farmhouse located in the valley of Goldra Da Cima approximately 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport on the delightful Algarve in Portugal.The immediate neighbourhood is rural but not isolated. The nearest village, Santa Barbara de Nexe, is 5 minutes drive away and has a petrol station, bakery, restaurants, etc. The nearest large supermarket is 10 minutes drive towards the large town of Loule, there is also a large fresh produce market. We are 20 minutes drive to the coast and the wonderful beaches and within easy reach of the world class golf courses and other activities that the Algarve has to offer. Central locations such as Faro, Loule, Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Val do Lobo and Vilamoura are all within 20 minutes drive. An abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found throughout the area.The beautiful and historic Spanish city of Seville is only 120miles (2 hours drive) away and Lisbon is about 170 miles away.

Other Activities: Jet skiing, go-karting, bird watching

Golf: The Algarve is home to many of the world's top courses and has played host to many international tournaments and competitions.The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.

Whether you are a skilled-amateur looking for new challenges, or just a beginner , the golf courses of the Algarve are the place for you.There are over 30 golf courses in the Algarve, ranging from 9-hole courses stretched over the Algarve grassland, to dramatic coastal 18-hole courses set amongst the picturesque cliffs. This makes golf here enjoyable for everyone, regardless of ability, and guarantees that you will find the perfect course for you. We have information in the farmhouse about local course or go on-line to find out more before you arrive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Charneca, Faro region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May - June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.94

Late deals - email for last minute and long term (more than 2 weeks) rates
Deposit - 20% of total rental at time of booking. Balance of rental due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Damage/security deposit - €300 due with balance of rental payment (returned after departure, if nothing is damaged).
Pool heating €90 per week excluding July & August.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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