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    Santa Catarina da Fonte, Holiday Villa near Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Algarve, Portugal

    Villa Tranquila, A secluded countryside villa near Tavira, Eastern Algarve


    £850 - £1,200
    per week

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    Villa Tranquila

    Villa Ref: 12107

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Heated pool
      Panoramic views
      Rural retreat
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Faro (30km)

    Description

    The villa is set in 3.8 acres of olive and carob trees, with no other letting villas nearby, within easy reach of many sandy beaches and 30 mins. from Faro Airport. Set in rolling hills with panoramic views from the pool and terrace, which is, however completely private, quiet and peaceful.

    Villa Tranquila is five minutes' drive from Santa Catarina or 30 mins walk (unlit). There's a small daily market, minimarkets, a chemist, a papershop, a cashmachine, bars & cafes and a petrol station.

    Set between Tavira and Sao Bras the house is a good base for exploring, bird watching, walking and cycling. There's a wide choice of sandy beaches and the nearest waterpark is 30 mins. away. Many beaches are on "ilhas", sand banks reached by ferries. One by a pontoon bridge and a little train! Others are accessible on foot and some have boardwalks. There are also several golf courses. The towns of Tavira, Faro, Estoi and Moncarapacho are interesting to explore, while there are many lovely coastal villages as well. The Rio Formoso National Park is a must for nature lovers.

    All the accommodation is on the ground floor, other than the roof terrace! There is underfloor heating/ air conditioning according to the season. All the floors other than the bathrooms have quarry tiles which are hand made in the village. There is plenty of parking/ turning space near the house under the shade of a large tree. The house is not suitable for babies or toddlers.

    The double height lounge is spacious with plenty of comfortable sofas and chairs. There is a smart tv with English channels, a radio available and a dvd too. There is free unlimited wifi, playing cards and books. There's plenty of info. in here about the surrounding area and things to do. The lounge opens from french doors onto the pool.

    The kitchen has granite work tops and is well-equipped and large enough for a dining table. There is an electric cooker, gas hob, fridge freezer, disherwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster etc.

    There's an iron & ironing board in the utility, cleaning materials, beach umbrellas and chairs etc. The washing machine in the garage.

    The villa sleeps 6 in 3 spacious bedrooms, a king size master, one double and one twin. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and an ensuite with a shower. French doors open to the terrace and pool. Bedroom two has twin beds and french doors opening to the courtyard and faces east so it gets the morning sun. It is separated from the third bedroom by the family bathroom, which has a large bath with shower over, basin, toilet and bidet. The third bedroom, with a double bed, opens through french doors on to the back garden.

    Bedlinen and towels are included and changed weekly. Please bring your own pool towels. All rooms are on the ground floor. The villa is cleaned weekly. A welcome pack is provided.

    Outside there's an approximately 8 x 4 metre mosaic pool which can be heated if wanted, with a shower. It has underwater led lighting for night swimming. It is surrounded by a terrace and flowerbeds with a full size boules court to one side. Part of the terrace is shaded with a table & chairs. There are sunloungers with cushions by the pool with extensive long distance views. On the far side of the pool is a raised circular area with a hanging seat under the shade of a large carob tree. There is a further terrace and garden coveniently leading from the kitchen with a barbecue and a table & chairs for alfresco eating.

    There's a large parking area near the house and a large car port to the rear of the garage. The hot water is solar, the pool heating is by air sourced heat pump & there are p.v. panels too.

    The large roof terrace is reached by stairs from the back garden and is good for birding and watching the sunset or sunrise. It has 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. It is shaded, with comfortable chairs & a coffee table.We have hoopoes, golden oriels, azure- winged magpies, beeeaters, woodchat shrike, the Dartford warbler, various owls, woodpeckers, eagles, swallows, swifts, partridges and so on.

    The discreet owners, who live nextdoor, are on hand for help or advice. They have a few cats, who are present but not intrusive and a docile, friendly dog.

    Due to the secluded location of the villa, 2km. up a farm track, car hire is essential. You can not therefore arrive by train but the nearest station is shown for any rail buffs. Full directions and a map will be sent.

    More reviews ac be seen on the private website: www.countryvillaalgarve.co.uk.

    Location of holiday rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte near Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Algarve

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Golf, Horse Riding, Tennis
    Nearest Airport: Faro 30km
    Nearest Ferry Port: Villa Real Do San Antonio 44km
    Nearest Bus Station: Tavira 15km

    Location description

    The house is 20-30 minutes drive from the lovely long sandy beaches this side of the Algarve. Many are on "ilhas" - sandbars. They are accessible by a short ferry ride for minimal cost. The beach at Barril is where you have first to cross a pontoon bridge then you can either walk or take the mini train- a favourite with children. Other beaches are directly accessible from car parks, some have boardwalks.

    Santa Catarina is a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk along a farm track (unlit, so in daylight). The morning daily market is small but has meat, fresh fish and locally grown fruit & veg. There are minimarkets, a petrol station, a newsagents, a pharmacy and a sprinkling of cafes & bars. There's a cash machine too (many local shops & restaurants only take Portuguese cards).

    Sao Bras is a 20 minute drive away in the hills. It has good supermarkets, restaurants, bars & cafes. It was a centre for cork production and one of the old cork baron's houses has been turned into a local museum, giving you a chance to see the inside of one of these beautiful old houses. Down the side of the church you can find part of the old Roman road that ran to Faro.

    Twenty minutes away is Tavira, once the capital of the Algarve and has some of the best architecture. There's lots going on, there are ferias, free music in the evenings, the beach, the castle and the camara obscura. There's a good, large daily food market, supermarkets and many good restaurants & cafes where you can sit and enjoy views of the river.

    In Faro, half an hour away, you can park right in the centre of the old town and wander around enjoying the architecture, bars & restaurants or pop into the museums & art galleries.

    Olhao is the port where the fishing boats come in. It has a fantastic fish, seafood, fruit & veg market daily. It has a lovely mix of moorish architecture, some restored but also a lot of faded grandure. One of the best places to go for fish and seafood restaurants.

    Amancil is 30 minutes away, it's only attraction is a karting track designed by Ayrton Senna, with 200 & 390 cc karts for adults, another track for 7-12 year olds and one for 3-6 year olds. It also has food and amusments for those not interested in karting.

    Estoi's Pink Place, now open as a hotel, has beautiful painted ceilings and tiled walls. It was built in the eighteenth century as a pleasure palace. Most of the state rooms and part of the gardens can be seen if you just stop for tea or a drink. Combine this with a worthwhile visit to the nearby Roman Ruins at Milrue.

    Moncarapho is a large village 20 drive from the villa. It has plenty of shops, a daily food market and mini markets. There are a couple of nice squares, the usual good restaurants & cafes. It has a large, authentic pottery and the nearest golf course (9 holes).

    On the coast you are spoilt for choice by 7 further 18 hole courses.

    For something quieter try the old fishing villages of Santa Lucia, Cabanas, Cacaela Velha.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Air conditioning, Central heating, Internet Access, Beach equipment, Hairdryer
    Welcome pack, free unlimited Wi-Fi
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
    1 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Double/s, 1 Twin/s
    Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
    1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s, 1 Bidet/s
    Lounge: Seating for 6 people
    Satellite/Cable TV, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV
    Playing cards
    Dining Area: Seating for 6 people
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
    Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade, Outside shower
    Pool heating available for additional charge, Roof terrace
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking
    Car port
    Due to the secluded location of the villa, 2km. up a farm track, car hire is essential. You can not therefore arrive by train but the nearest station is shown for any rail buffs. Full directions & a map will be sent.
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included
    Please bring your own pool towels

    Fabulous

    We spent a fortnight in August at the villa as a family of five.

    Cynthia and Andy were excellent hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. The peaceful and relaxing setting of the villa allowed us all to unwind and enjoy a truly fabulous first time holiday on the Algarve. The villa has all the facilities you need to make it a home away from home and is only 15 minutes by car from Tavira and the wonderful sandbars of Tavira and Santa Lucia. A truly wonderful spot!

    Baker family (Kent, England)
    06/09/19
    August 2019
    Families with Teenagers, Activity Seekers, Sun Seekers, Older/Mature, Tranquility, Art/Culture, Food/Wine, Sightseeing/History

    Perfect little getaway

    We stayed here for a week in late July 2019, as a family of 4, with two young girls. Our holiday criteria were quite simple: a quiet, comfortable place to stay, with a safe pool for the children, and Villa Tranquila delivered it in style!

    The property itself is located a few minutes drive from the nearest main road, along a well-prepared track, in what is already a very quiet part of the Algarve. Surrounded by low hills, and pleasant, lightly wooded countryside, the location is perfect for holidaymakers seeking some quiet seclusion, and a peaceful, relaxing environment. You will need a car, but the owners will provide detailed directions to locate the property.

    The nearest village, Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, is 5 minutes away and has some basic facilities including a couple of small food stores, and the main resort town for the area, beautiful Tavira, is a pleasant 20 minute drive. Faro, and the airport, are around 30 minutes drive.

    The owners, a lovely British couple, live in a small annex, attached to the main property, but are wonderfully discreet, and you would never know that they are there. Should you ever need anything at all, they are very obliging and more than happy to help, or offer advice.

    The villa has been sympathetically restored into a spacious, clean and comfortable place to stay, with ample provision for 6 guests. The furniture is comfortable, the kitchen well-appointed, and the outdoor space well provided for with plenty of seating and places to eat. It has pleasant views from the poolside, and a cooling breeze blows along the valley throughout the day, rustling the leaves of the trees to provide a soothing soundtrack to enjoy along with the chirping of the Cicadas.

    All of the facilities are clean and very well maintained. The pool is perfect for a cooling dip, and for children to enjoy hours of carefree splashing about. There are a number of sunloungers for soaking up the sun, and plenty of shady spots for those who wish instead just to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

    The owners have thoughtfully provided all of the household accessories that you could possibly need during a short break, and there are also a number of additional bits and pieces, such as outdoor games equipment and some beach chairs and umbrellas.

    All in all, we cannot think of a single aspect of our stay that we didnt enjoy even a little bit. This property is a hidden gem, and an absolute bargain for those happy to stay a short drive away from the main resorts such as Tavira. We fully intend to return, and we happily recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in the area.

    Andy Davidson (Northumberland, UK)
    07/08/19
    July 2019
    Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers, Activity Seekers, Sun Seekers, Singles, Older/Mature, Disabled/Infirm, Tranquility, Shopping, Art/Culture, Food/Wine, Sightseeing/History

    Super relaxing holiday

    We visited Villa Tranquila in May 2014 and loved every moment. The facilities are excellent and Cynthia and Andy are really helpful and knowledgeable about the locale. Tavira is a lovely little town full of interesting places to eat and drink. The walking in the hills from the villa is fantastic and relaxing by the pool was just what we needed. Highly recommended and would love to go back sometime.

    Jood Gibbins (Hants, United Kingdom)
    03/12/18
    May 2014
    Sun Seekers, Older/Mature, Tranquility

    Reviews are the subjective opinion of a holiday maker and not the opinion of theholidaylet.com team. We do not guarantee the accuracy of comments. Negative comments may not be displayed - this is entirely at the Owners/Agents discretion, however we provide a total number of comments submitted to help you to make a more informed opinion.

    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly Minimum Stay
    Low Season 01 Oct 19- 31 Dec 19 £9007 Days
    Low Season 01 Jan 2020-31 Mar 2020 £8507 Days
    Mid Season 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 £1,0007 Days
    High Season 01 Jul- 31 Aug 2020 £1,2007 Days
    Mid Season 01 Sept- 30 Sept 2020 £9507 Days
    Low Season 01Oct - 31 Dec 2020 £9007 Days

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    There is a minimum stay of 1 week but beyond this the stay doesn't have to be in whole weeks (10 days, for example, is fine). Arrival & departure dates are flexible to allow you to take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights if you wish. You may arrive any time after 1pm & must leave by 10am on your last day. The villa is cleaned & the linen & towels changed weekly.

    Once dates have been agreed booking will be confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit. The balance will become payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. Confirmation of receipt of the deposit will be by email & the dates will be marked as booked on the calendar. When the balance has cleared directions, a map & key pick-up details will be sent.

    Usually the owner will be on hand to meet you.

    Prices are for the whole villa per week in UK pounds, payment can be made in Euros if preferred.

    Pool heating is optional @ 100.00 per week high season, 110.00 per week mid season & 135.00 per week low season.

    All available dates less than 8 weeks away are discounted by 10% on the rental only, returning guests are welcomed with a 5% discount on the rental for all dates more than 8 weeks away.

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Cynthia

    Property Ref:
    12107

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    00351281971090

    Secondary Telephone:
    00351915261990

    Owner joined website:
    29 June 2016

    Property listed since:
    10 July 2016

    Link to owners website:
    www.countryvillaalgarve.co.uk/guestbook

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    Owner Name: Cynthia

    Property Ref: 12107

    Languages Spoken: English

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: 00351281971090

    Secondary Telephone: 00351915261990

    Owner joined website: 29 June 2016

    Property listed since: 10 July 2016

    Link to owners website: www.countryvillaalgarve.co.uk/guestbook

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    Villa Tranquila

    Villa Ref: 12107

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Heated pool
      Panoramic views
      Rural retreat
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Faro (30km)


    £850 - £1,200
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Cynthia

    Property Ref:
    12107

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    00351281971090

    Secondary Telephone:
    00351915261990

    Owner joined website:
    29 June 2016

    Property listed since:
    10 July 2016

    Link to owners website:
    www.countryvillaalgarve.co.uk/guestbook

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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