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Quinta da Alegria

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Silves | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: from £5,693 per week

We like this because it is the ideal multi-family villa. It is perfectly laid out, in complete rural privacy, has a tennis court, table football and table tennis. Fresh produce is available from the surrounding orchards making this a terrific A&K property.
Quinta da Alegria is a very light and spacious detached villa, sitting in a private 40 acre plot planted with avocados and citrus trees. It is ideal for large families wanting to get away from it all, yet be close to good amenities. This is also a superb location of you are either a golf or tennis fan - Nick Faldo's 'Amendoeiras' golf course is only 5 minutes away; and we can organize private tennis coaching at the villa!

The interior is modern and comfortable with mosquito netting on all windows and air-conditioning throughout the villa. All the bedrooms (3 double and 3 twins) have en-suite bathrooms, chestnut wood floors and under floor heating. Other rooms in the villa have terracotta tiled floors and the large reception and dining rooms have French windows which open onto a covered terrace for eating outdoors, looking down to the pretty garden with rockery, flowers and shrubs but mostly laid to lawn and with pines trees providing plenty of shade. The house, garden, swimming pool, outdoor shower and barbeque area (converted old bread oven and pigsty) are enclosed by a natural stone wall, which allows one to look out but provides total privacy. There is a championship size tennis court at the rear of the property and a shaded games area (table tennis and table football) plus parking for several cars. Silves is only a short distance away and offers several food shops, banks and restaurants. This ancient Moorish castle town also hosts a number of different festivals throughout the summer and has an old cork factory "Fabrica do Inglês", which is now a museum and cultural centre, as well as housing a selection of good value and fun eateries and bars. There are several beaches and golf courses within a short driving distance.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor:

  • Twin bedroom (two 2mx1m beds) with en-suite shower room and Double bedroom (1.80x2m bed) with en-suite bathroom and separate shower;
  • Drawing/sitting room and dining room both with wood burner and opening to covered terrace, well equipped kitchen, laundry room and guest toilet.

First Floor:

  • Landing/sitting room with flat screen cable TV/DVD opening onto a sun terrace, also with access to two bedrooms and stairs to garden;
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room;
  • Double bedroom (1.80x2m bed) with private balcony and en suite bathroom with separate shower;
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room, doors to terrace;
  • Master bedroom (2x2m bed) with marble en suite bathroom, separate shower, dressing and doors to a shared terrace.

Outdoors:

  • Spacious lawn area with 15x7m swimming pool (solar heating available at extra charge).
  • Large orange and citrus tree orchards surrounding the property.
  • Private championship-sized tennis court (rackets and balls provided).
  • BBQ and bread oven area.
  • Shaded terrace with antique football table.

Notes:

Please enquire for private tennis lessons at the villa with a professional coach. Rackets and balls are provided at the villa.

Suggested General Activities in the Algarve

Spend many sunny days at the Algarve’s superb sandy beaches such as Vilamoura Beach ('Praia da Marina' or 'Praia de Vilamoura'), Falesia Beach, Trafal Beach, Praia de Faro – Mar and many more.
Visit the various picturesque villages, historic towns and bustling cities in the Algarve – those not to miss are Faro, Loule, Alte, Albufeira, Silves Lagoa and Tavira.
Appreciate the regions geographical beauty with a visit to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Explore the coastline by motor cruiser with a privately hired boat from the nearest harbour.
Relax in the thermal baths at Monchique.

Suggested Sporting Activities in the Algarve

Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many world class courses, such as Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Parque da Floresta, Alto Golf, Quinta do Lago, Palmares Golf Course etc.

Suggested Local Attractions in the Algarve

Silves, Silves Castle
Historic town of Loule

TIME ZONE

Portugal operates on GMT + 0 hours.

LANGUAGE

Portuguese is the national language of Portugal. Vernacular speech contains borrowings from foreign languages, including English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. People whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers, especially in the resort areas of the Algarve.

CURRENCY INFORMATION

The Euro is the national currency of Portugal. The Euro is divided into 100 Cents. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS

Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread. Travellers cheques however might not be accepted everywhere.

TIPPING IN PORTUGAL

Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.

WEATHER IN PORTUGAL

Portugal enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.

CLOTHING IN PORTUGAL

Style is fairly casual throughout Portugal though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example, covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and jacket. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a “jacket and tie” standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Some golf courses have a dress code and you are advised to check in advance. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant will be happy to assist.

HEALTH CONSIDERATION

For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IN PORTUGAL

Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

VILLA LOCATION

  • Closest shops/restaurants: Silves - 5-minute drive
  • Nearest airport: Faro - 40-minute drive
  • Nearest beach: Carvoeiro - 12-minute drive
  • Other relevant distances: Two x 18 hole golf courses - within 5-minute drive

  • Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our Villa Only and A&K Hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Cleaning service three hours a day six times a week (Mon-Sat).
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen. Mid-weekly change of towels and weekly change of bed linen.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Air-conditioning in all rooms except in the kitchen.
  • Underfloor heating in all bedrooms, fireplaces in communal areas.
  • Use of private tennis court (incl. rackets and balls).
  • Private swimming pool (15 x 7m).

Extra Services

  • Pool heating available upon advance request at additional cost (max. temperature is 26 degrees celsius, subject to weather conditions).
  • Extra maid service available at EUR 15/hour.
  • Cook service available on request.
  • Private tennis lessons available at the villa (please request well in advance).
  • Transfer from Faro Airport to the villa (one way) available from EUR 280 (based on 12 guests). A 20% supplement applies for transfers between 09:00pm and 06:00am.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience. Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for further information.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non refundable.

VILLA EXPERIENCES

  • Challenge your family and friends to a tennis tournament on your own private tennis court in the villa grounds.
  • Take a day out to one of the nearby golf courses.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Phone
  • Piano
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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