Quinta De Oxalá, Estombar, Near Lagoa, Western Algarve
Farmhouse with Pool. Lovingly restored and uniquely furnished. Set in countryside with Freshwater Pond, Olive, Almond and Fig trees by traditional heritage village. Close to Beaches and Golf
Quinta De Oxalá
4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Sleeps 8 People
Internet / WiFi
Special Offers / Late Availability.
Overview of Algarve farmhouse : Quinta De Oxalá, Estombar, Near Lagoa, Western Algarve
Quinta de Oxalá is a delightful restoration and extension of an old farmhouse with plenty of space, swimming pool and large grounds. Dine indoors, on the spacious veranda, or under an old carob tree shading the barbecue area overlooking the swimming pool. Ideal for a family holiday or romantic getaway. There are plenty of places for everyone to find a favourite spot both indoors and outdoors, three verandas, two sitting rooms filled with art and antique pieces, and many other outdoor areas. A shaded bench beneath olive trees overlooks the water-lily pond with wild ducks, egrets and of course, frogs. This is a farming community, wake to cockerels crowing, the church bell ringing, dogs and donkeys greeting the new day.
The farmhouse is filled with antiques and art from our travels, African camp-chairs, ancient carved doors from the Hindu Cush, kilims from Peshawar and carpets from Persia. In the main sitting room there is TV and a music station that can be set to carry the sound through to the kitchen and dining areas. Games for children, (adults too!) can be found in a cupboard by the table. The well-equipped kitchen is central to the house and has a serving window giving onto the main veranda, the favourite spot for all meals, almost all meals as a barbeque by the pool is a must. The bedroom windows are screened and beds are swathed in mosquito netting.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Sleeps 4 in Main house + 4 in Carob suite.
Master bedroom in main house with double bed, walk-in hanging space.
Bedroom in main house with twin beds.
Double room in Carob Suite with double bed.
Double room in Carob Suite with twin beds.
Cot or child's bed available.
2 bathrooms with showers in main house.
1 bathroom with bath/shower in Carob suite.
1 roll-in wheelchair bathroom off the main veranda. This is convenient for showering before or after swimming.
Pool with large shallow end for children which warms to a pleasant 27º in the summer, warm enough to use from April to October. Set in two hectares of open land in the wild countryside with figs, almonds and gigantic olive trees close to a small unspoilt heritage village. The baker stops at the top of the lane by the café every morning, the ice-cream van and the market gardener come on a Saturday and the farmer grazes his sheep in the fields next door. 3 golf courses and the fabulous sandy beaches of Carvoeiro and Ferragudo are within a few minutes drive.
Large gravelled parking area with some shade from olive trees. Smooth paths and ramps for wheelchair access to main house and pool. Bathroom with shower for disabled access.
Internet access in the main house. All bed linen, bath towels and pool towels. Washing machine and dishwasher in the kitchen. Maid service 3 days a week.
We do not allow smoking or animals inside the house. Take great care with cigarette butts as there is high risk of fires in the Algarve, sand buckets are provided on the veranda. Our cat is called Petroleo and loves people, asks loudly to be cuddled but is not allowed indoors and must not be given tidbits on the veranda.
The Area: Estombar, Near Lagoa, Western Algarve
Quinta de Oxalá is close to the village where there is a marketplace, cafes, restaurants, supermarket and chemist. All within walking distance. Mass is held in the twin-steepled catholic church at noon on Sundays. There are colourful, musical processions on feast days. At Quinta dos Vales, the award winning adega nearby, arrange a Wine-Tasting and visit the Wine Shop. From Estombar train station you can travel to Lagos in the West, or via Faro to Vila Real de Santo António in the East at a gentle pace. Change at Tunes and get to Lisbon on the fast train in just two and a half hours. You can buy the ticket on the train. A few minutes by car and you are at stunning golden beaches with restaurants and beach bars, watersports and sailing. For golfers, Pestana Gramacho, Vale de Pinta and Vale de Milho are a few kilometres away. Only a kilometre from the Quinta is Slide and Splash water-park. Silves with it's ancient walled castle and vibrant Saturday stree market is 9 kms away, and closer to home is Fontes, where there's a spring water swimming pool, picnic areas with tables, toilet facilities and an open air auditorium for summer music festivals. For lovers of night-life head for Carvoeiro or Ferragudo, bars, discos, restaurants abound, then come home to the peaceful country life in Estombar.