PEACEFUL LOCATION, 10 MINS. TO HISTORIC SILVES, POOL WITH OPTIONAL HEATING.
About Colin Moorse
Colin and Barbara Moorse. We purchased Casa na Colina in September 2017 with the aim of turning it into a very comfortable villa, where our guests can enjoy the perfect holiday in relaxing surroundings.
Colin Moorse purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Colin Moorse chose Silves
After two years looking for a property in France,with no luck, we thought of trying the Algarve. Staying in our camper van gave us the best chance of seeing as much as possible, but the Silves area was for us.Within a month we had secured Casa na colina. We are sure everyone who holidays here will know why.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely villa but windy garden.
The villa is located on a rural road set within pleasant gardens with views out over the nearby mountains. Finding it was easy due to the clear directions provided by Colin the owner. On arrival, the villa was lovely and clean and well equipped. The bedrooms were comfortable and there was a nice large lounge. Unfortunately, the villa's positioning on a ridge which supplies the lovely views was also it's Achilles heel. Whilst the week we were there was sunny, there was a stong wind which blew constantly most days in to the pool area and patio. This made it a bit cold to sunbathe and also made the pool rather chilly. Instead we tended to drive to the nearby beaches which were lovely and warm. Perhaps we were unlucky with the wind but it was a shame not to be able to take full advantage of what was otherwise a lovely villa.
Lovely villa, very clean and well equipped - everything as described and Arrangements faultless.
Had a great time in a marvellous villa, unusually hot and sunny weather. Good position with easy access to everything we wanted to go to, see and do. Hope to return soon.
Wonderful holiday in a beautiful villa
We have just enjoyed a wonderful relaxing holiday in the villa. We spent several days just lounging around the pool which has been lovely. The pool is large and heated if required and the various seating areas mean there is always shade if needed.
The villa is well equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
Silves & the surrounding towns are lovely to explore and there are plenty of nearby beaches to choose from!
Thanks so much Colin & Barbara for letting us rent your beautiful villa - we had a wonderful time!
Caz & Stu
Lovely villa, chilly pool!
This is a lovely villa with superb views mid-way between Silves and Messines. It is spacious, well-equipped, well-furnished, with comfortable beds. There are lovely outdoor areas - we had breakfast in the morning sun at the front, evening meals on the rear terrace, and late night drinks in the gazebo overlooking the pool. All great. We reported a couple of very minor issues we found when we arrived, and they were put right almost immediately, which was impressive. The TV signal was variable and the instructions complex, but British channels are available.
The only real quibble Is the pool which is appreciably cooler than other villa pools we have known, presumably because it faces North. It also has a vigorous filtration system which, when we were there, was operating 24/7, making it difficult to have a really good swim. We know the owner has plans to address the pool issue for next year.
Ian and Lyn, sorry you had problems with the pool. We have now hopefully cured the cooling winds by investing in a cover and having a glass screen built at the end of the garden.
The filtration pump is normally on during the night, but on this occasion the pool maintenance company left it on, in error, after cleaning. Barbara and I both hope this did not spoil your holiday. If you do return you will enjoy the pool more and the improvements we are making in the house and garden.
Colin and Barbara.
PS. We now have a new TV supplier which is problem free and easier to use.
Beautiful setting with everything that you could need from your holiday
We had a wonderful week in this glorious setting. Such wonderful views over the valley which could be enjoyed from the many different seating areas as well as the pool. The house was lovely and clean and was well set up with everything you will need on your break. It's worth noting that there is wifi which my kids were thrilled to discover!
The pool was lovely. one of the biggest we've ever had at a rented villa. Whilst it was a little cool (the welcome breezes meant it didn't keep it's heat) it honestly didn't stop us enjoying it and the kids especially loved it.
The location is great. A short drive from the lovely old town of Silves with restaurants and shops. Half an hour's easy drive (at most) to the lovely coves and sandy beaches of the Algarve and about the same to the mountain town of Monchique and viewing point of Foia from where you can see the whole (well a lot) of the Algarve.
Colin was in touch before the holiday to ensure we had everything we needed and the house manager (Anna Rose) was quick to return our few enquiries which meant we didn't have any worries before and during the holiday.
I would absolutely recommend this property for anybody looking for a relaxing break. perfect.
Fabulous villa with great pool and wonderful views
We absolutely loved staying here! We loved all the different seating areas in the garden, lots of views plus shade when needed. It was a great place to sit and watch the sunset with the garden lights on in the evening.The beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning in the bedrooms was useful. The villa had everything we needed and the location is terrific. Nearby Silves, which is a lovely town, has plenty of restaurants and shops (plus a castle).
10 minutes car drive gives a choice of many good restaurants. 20 minutes car drive gives a choice of the closest beaches and many activities. 45 minutes car drive brings the quieter bays of the western Algarve into reach. Also the Monchique mountains for hill walking and spectacular views over the coast from Foia, the highest point in the Algarve at 902m.