Tranquil location, close to beaches and towns.
We fell in love with the Eastern Algarve after our first visit here and we then made it our aim to buy our own villa. We are delighted to have done so in January 2015. It is now being let and we have made every effort to ensure that the property is of the highest standard for letting. We know how nice it is to arrive at a villa and think the photographs didn't do it justice. Hopefully, you will come to our villa and feel the same.
Nuala purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Nuala chose Castro Marim
We looked at many properties but when we saw Drumlin Villa, we knew it was the one for us. The amount of space and the lovely setting appealed to us. We have two children and a large family, so the size of the villa was important, as was the large outdoor space and swimming pool. The villa is in a very peaceful area but supermarkets and restaurants are easily accessible, so we have the best of both worlds. We hope you enjoy it.
What makes this Villa unique
Drumlin Villa is ideally located only 50 minutes from Faro airport. It’s very quiet with really nice views over the nature reserve. It’s also only a few minutes drive to the great beach at Praia Verde. This is a favourite beach, you can rent a bed and umbrella from the restaurant Pezinhos N’Areia – the restaurant has lovely views over the beach. The Restuarante Panaramico next door has excellent reviews and is a sister restaurant of O Infante.
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We have just returned home from our 2 week stay at Drumlin Villa. It had everything! The location was in a private residential area, well respected by all and close to Castro Marim.
The villa was huge and had everything from pots & pans to hot tub, pool table, table football, books , DVD's to an enormous pool for private bathing.
The owner Nuala ensured everything was right for us and kept in contact from the booking until departure. Kerry & Ian managed the day to day aspects and greeted us with a pre-organised welcome pack.
Definitely be back!
Amazing place in an amazing location!
The photos don't do this place justice, it is a beautiful home! It has all the amenities and also an a/c unit in every room! The pool and view were also spectacular. The owner is very responsive to questions, overall our stay was perfect! We would rent again!
Thank you Joel for your lovely comments. You were wonderful guests and would be more than welcome back should you wish. The pool view is one of our favourite things about the Villa also. Regards. Nuala
The villa was amazing !!!!
We booked the holiday to spend some quality family time. The villa gave us the space to come together and also room for us all to have our own time out. I would highly recommend.
Thanks Debbie. We're glad you all had a great time. The Villa is a great place for family time. Regards Nuala
Fantastic villa, perfectly placed for exploring
We had a lovely stay at Drumlin Villa. Everything worked really well, from correspondence with Nuala the owner, through booking and paying, to meeting the key holder Kerry when we arrived. The villa was clean and welcoming, the pool is a great size and was nice at night when it lights up.
We stayed with just our two children (8 & 11) and they absolutely loved swimming in the pool. The pool table downstairs was also a nice addition to an already great place. I can envisage staying here with more of the family would be brilliant.
In terms of location, the local towns are wonderful and there is plenty to do and see. It is perfectly suited to a quiet, exploring, beach, relaxing holiday whilst still being near enough for a day trip across to Seville in Spain if that takes your fancy.
Definitely would recommend this villa to friends and family.
Thank you Chris for such a lovely review. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay. And that the children enjoyed the pool. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Couldn't have picked a better place!
We loved the Villa especially the pool and Hot tub. The Villa is very spacious and has everything you need. The Pool table and Dart Board in the garage are great when you need a break from the heat. Plus the DVDs and books kept everyone entertained.
Within our group of 3 generations, we had our grandchildren ranging in age from 6 to 19. We can't believe how well they all got on. We credit it to the environment we were in.
We have really enjoyed our stay at Drumlin Villa, its a lovely property with great facilities set in a lovely part of Portugal.
We hope to return one day.
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure having your family here. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Nuala
Superb villa with all you need for a great holiday
This villa has all the facilities anyone would want. The pool and patio are a great size with nice views. Pool was cleaned twice in the week we stayed. We used the bbq on many occasions. The hosts representative Kerry was really helpful and checked us in at the time that suited us which we really appreciated. Many thanks for helping make a fabulous holiday.
Thank you for writing us such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Villa and the views. The views are one of our favourite parts also. We are very lucky to have Kerry and Ian as our local representatives, so I will pass on your kind words to them.
If you fancy a change from relaxing around your private pool in the glorious sun you could always take a day trip to Seville. Seville is a pleasant 1.5 hour drive into Spain and an ideal location for a day trip. Amazing architecture, great bars and restaurants (fabulous Tapas) - not to mention the shopping. Explore the cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and the breathtaking Alcázar Palace or soak up the atmosphere on the banks of the Guadalquivir
If you want to experience the Spanish culture without venturing as far as Seville, you can get a ferry from Vila Real de Santo Antonio across to Ayamonte. It costs around €1.50 and takes about 10 minutes. There is a superb ice cream shop and a bustling square that is always lively. There are some nice shops and a great restaurant called La Puerta Ancha. – well worth a visit !
If you fancy something a bit more energetic, there is a zipline that goes across the river from Spain to Portugal; it goes from Sanlucar de Guadiana in Spain to Alcoutim in Portugal. You can drive up the IC27 to Alcoutim and get the ferry across, you are then met the the zipline operators –limitzero- on the other side. Very friendly bunch and great fun, Alcoutim is very nice as well for a 'post zipwire' lunch . (http://www.limitezero.com/en/la-tirolina/),
The Villa is within easy driving distance of lots of places!! Tavira is 20 minutes away heading West and is a quaint little down with cobbled streets, street cafes and bars and lots of great restaurants. You can also get a ferry from here to Isle de Tavira.
There are municipal markets throughout the Eastern Algarve where you can get fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. Your nearest would be in Altura but the biggest and a great experience is the market in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, on the left as you enter the town - it is open early every day except Sunday and Monday.
Vila Real is great for a day out too with a nice marina, lots of good shops and an amazing Italian restaurant - details of which will be in the Guest Brochure in the villa.
Basically, there is something in the local area to suit everyone!