2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa in a quiet country location close to golf, water parks, beaches, restaurants and many other attractions.
About Collette Richards
My husband and I live in the UK with our two sons. I was introduced to the Algarve in 1986 . I fell in love with the place and my husband and I have spent most of our holidays since then renting villas in the area. After years of looking in estate agents windows we plucked up courage to view some of the properties. We eventually found an old ruined house for sale in our ideal location. We bought it in August 2006 and started on our "10 year project". After the long process of getting planning permission and finding a builder we could trust we started building in May 2010 and stayed in our new house for the first time in August 2012. Only six years into our project. We have now started to develop the garden. January 2016 saw the creation of the Mediterranean garden to the side of the villa. In January 2017 a variety of fruit trees (lemons, lime, grapefruit, apple, pears, mango, kiwi, nectarine and fig) were planted. The area in front of the kitchen terrace has been developed with borders and a path leading to the hammock underneath the carob trees (a lovely cool, shady place to relax).
Collette Richards purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Collette Richards chose Silves
We spent many years looking all over Portugal for the perfect location. We finally decided on an area between the coast and the towns of Silves and Sao Bartholomew de Messines. The old ruin was ideal. It is amongst the orange groves in an unspoilt ,quiet rural area. Everything we needed as a family was within a short distance. Fantastic restaurants, supermarkets, beaches and water parks - what could be better.
What makes this Villa unique
It was built as a home from home. The kitchen is brilliant if you want to eat in or barbeque. The open plan area means that you can all be together if you want but there is also plenty of space to be apart - the play room above the garage is ideal for our two boys. There are fantastic restaurants in the area - a full list is in the house with our personal recommendations. A generous welcome pack of food and drink will be available so that you can have a snack (or breakfast if you arrive late) meaning you do not have to rush out to the supermarket when you arrive. We provide all pool/beach towels so you can just take hand luggage if you wish.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Home from home a beautiful Villa
We have just stayed in this villa for one week and it was lovely, home from home. The kitchen is beautiful and modern with everything you could ever want or need.
The bedrooms were spacious with plenty of wardrobe space. The bathrooms modern with a really good shower.
We were left a welcome pack on arrival which was a lovely touch which included wine,beer, soft drinks, water, bread,ham,eggs,cheese biscuits and crisps a great start to the next day. There was also coffee, sugar, tea etc in the cupboards.
Beach towels & umbrellas were provided which we used every day and that was a great saving on our luggage allowance.
The villa has internet which was great and the TV channels on offer were good.
Our weather was brilliant so we used the sun beds and the pool most days.
We liked the location as only 10 mins to Silves where the restaurants are very good and reasonably priced. One of the nearest beaches was in Carvoeiro and is only around 15 mins drive.
We prefer to be out in the countryside as we get to appreciate the spectacular views and watch farming life happen in front of our very eyes.
There are lots of places to see and a full guide is provided of places to go in the villa which has taken the owner a lot of time and experience to provide and we felt that was a nice touch.
We would recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for a quiet location and not far to lots of great places to visit. You won’t be disappointed I promise.
Lovely experience and we thank the owner for providing this for us.
We will defiantly return in the future
Katherine from Cheshire
Lovely well equipped peaceful villa in rural Algarve.
I have just returned from a 10 holiday ,with my Granddaughters,Victoria,Olivia and Ellie plus Victorias partner.The villa is very well equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday.As well as the pool area to sit and relax there were lots of tables and chairs in quiet shaded areas of the garden.The villa had a generous welcome pack upon arrival,which was very much appreciated. The pool was perfect for a dip to cool off.My youngest granddaughter enjoyed the pool and football tables.We didn't play table tennis as it was just too hot.The villa is ideally placed to visit Splash and Slide,and the many local beaches.We did venture into Albufiera on 2 evenings in order for the girls to present buy in the many shops.This only made us appreciate the peacefulness of the villa more.A wonderful holiday.Many thanks to Collette and Owen,not forgetting Sue and Mike who greeted us with the key on arrival.
Lovely house in quiet beautiful location.
A lovely holiday home in a quiet rural location not far out of Silves. Well equipped and very clean. Lovely starter food package was thoughtful and handy. Good clear directions to property but with quite a bumpy road to get there. After we arrived we always used the other way in from Silves direction, much better. All the signage in the house about the equipment was clear and concise and we had no bother with anything and no reason to contact the owners or their representatives at the Villa. We were met by Mel on arrival and shown around. Plenty to see and do in the area, with a car, and we travelled all over the algarve area, from Tavira on the Spanish border to the edge of the world in Sagres. We used Luzcar at Faro airport and were impressed with them and the car. So house was centrally located. Very friendly people and we loved the Ingles Cafe and restaurant under the walls of the castle in Silves.
On a slightly negative note we felt the garden and pool area could have been better maintained. The grass, come wild oats, was long and a lot of biggish weeds around the Patio area could have been cleared away. I know this is a project in hand but if you had kids with you, no garden space for them. It’s maybe just the profession gardener in me! Plenty of indoor facilities with snooker and table tennis tables in the garage. A good sized tv, which you don’t always get, was clear and easy to operate with English channels, handy for the World Cup.
Overall a lovely stay with great weather, lovely area and reasonably priced location. Ps the oranges from the groves taste lovely! Alan
Very comfortable; a home from home
My wife and I stayed for four weeks during February and March 2018. The weather was uncommonly wet throughout but we were always cosy warm and dry. The accommodation is modern and has very high quality appliances. The kitchen has everything required for home cooking and entertaining. The beds are comfortable and afforded us a good night’s sleep each night. The property can be found conveniently close to the beautiful town of Silves and is convenient for (but not too close to) the A22 and N124. The owners, Collette and Owen were very quickly available to answer the odd question we had during our stay. We should be very happy to stay here again.
Winter let in the sunny Algarve
This villa is well appointed, immaculate instructions clearly set out in booklets. Any very minor problems sorted out most quickly by the two house managers, Mike and Mel, and she gave us a cherry welcome and clear, helpful tips. Exceptionally well equipped kitchen, many English tv channels, underfloor heating and timed heated towel rails in both bathrooms. The main bed was very comfortable and a huge soft duvet ensured good nights. Rural villa and we expected a really rough approach road but it was actually quite e decent lane.
As this is a central location on the Algarve, we found it convenient for all our favouite places, particularly handy for shopping in Silves. No shortage of outdoor seating and dining facilities in the early year sunshine. We know there are plans to develop the garden and we appeciated phase one of the make over.
A private location and really good sound insulation inside.
The best winter let we have had, and we would happily revisit. Eleven days of happy memories.
Just what we needed!
A very comfortable relaxing two week stay in well equipped villa.
Owner extremely helpful and only ever a phonecall or email away for any problems that might have arisen - but none did!
Hired a car to take us around the Algarve but always good to get back to the peace and quiet of the villa. Because of no rain since May the track was very dusty but the wall to wall sunshine every day made up for that easily for us as visitors.
Thank you Collette x
There are plenty of beautiful beaches on the coast of the Algarve. The villa is located in a prime spot with easy access to all of these. The long, sandy beaches at Armacao de Pera and Gale are both just fifteen minutes’ drive away, as are the beautiful quieter beaches at Albandeira and Marinha. This part of the Algarve coast is amongst the prettiest in the world with lovely dramatic clifftop walks and hidden coves to explore.
Faro airport is a 40 minute drive. Lisbon and Seville are 2 hours drive.
Car hire is essential and we can recommend a number of car rental companies who have competitive prices and will be waiting at the airport when you arrive.
It is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday sitting by the pool, lying on the beach, or exploring the Algarve countryside, coast, and local cuisine.
For sightseeing visit Silves and its castle, Monchique, the picturesque town of Alte, Portimao, Lagos and Cape St. Vincent.
For family activities there are water parks – The Big One (10 mins), Slide and Splash (10 mins). Crazy World has crazy golf, quad bikes, animal park, pool and restaurant (10 mins). Zoo Marine has dolphin, seal and parrot shows with fairground rides (15 mins).
Algarve Shopping – shopping, restaurants, cinema - is also a short drive away