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“Peaceful and gorgeous”
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25 reviews
Private secluded Pool Area
Summer kitchen
Covered terrace for relaxing in the shade
Open plan sitting room with doors leading onto the pool area
open plan kitchen area
Bedroom three
Main Bedroom with e/s bathroom
Bedroom two
Bathroom ensuite for bedroom two
Bathroom for bedroom three
Bedroom 1 ensuite with walk in shower and seperate bath
bedroom 1 ensuite with shower and bath
Open plan lounge area
Sunset view from the roof terrace
Shady terrace at front of the house
Dining area
Rear terrace with open country views
Open plan sitting room
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Loule, Faro District, Algarve

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Backpacke...
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful and gorgeous”
Reviewed August 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

I loved it. Away from the bustle, yet near to whatever you want/need (car hire essential). A proper escape. The house feels like a family home, it is welcoming, clean, nicely decorated and large. All good really.

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Management Response
Aug 18, 2017
Thank you Alex for your kind review. We shall look forward to welcoming you and family back any time soon.
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sparkdog1...
Chichester, England
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful villa in striking distance of all the Algarve has to offer”
Reviewed October 1, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This villa in the little village of Gorjoes, about 10 minutes outside of Loule, really is difficult to fault. I'm not one to leave gushing reviews whilst the heat of the holiday sun, and the smell of G&T still lingers in the air but having stayed in various holiday accomodations in the past I don't think any have been as good as Casa das Oliveras Velhas.
Eve and Graham, the owners, are extremely helpful and friendly and only at the end of a telephone should the need arise (it didn't in our case). Their directions from Faro ariport are easy to follow and accurate and the journey takes less than 30 mins by car.
The villa is spacious and well equipped, located in a quiet valley, with neighbours nearby but the property is secluded and peaceful. This won't suit everyone for sure, but for us it was perfect.
We were here at the end of the main holiday season so benefited from accumulated groceries left behind by previous holiday makers. But aside from that there really is everything you'll need including a selection of inflatables for the pool. Talking of the pool, that's great too with a large area for smaller children before sweeping into an L shape with a deeper end for a few lengths. It's not heated but in the warmth of the late summer Algarve sun that really wasn't a problem for us.
Inside there is plenty of space for a large family, or a group of friends, and there are 3 bathrooms which is great (only one has a bath but all three have walk-in showers).
Nearby (less than 30 mins drive) are some stunning beaches all of which are recommended by the owners and well worth visiting - the sea is warmer than you'd expect.
The town of Loule is close-by and has all the amenities you'll need including a Continente and Lidl, the former is open until 10pm every day (at the time of writing) so perfect if you are arriving early evening and need some groceries on the way to the villa.
All in all a perfect solution to a family holiday and would highly recommend to anyone considering a break on the Algarve.

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Liked best: The space and peace & quiet
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2015
Mark ,thank you so much for the wonderful review. So pleased that you enjoyed the house and the surrounding area. Both Graham and I would love to welcome you again. Kind regards Eve
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SophieRay...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful - a real home, away from home. Highly recommended”
Reviewed August 30, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My husband & children just flew back today from a fantastic two week stay. We had a fabulous holiday and the villa was simply stunning, extremely comfortable and wanted for nothing. We did venture out to the beach, only a short drive and shopping, (of course) but it was always a pleasure to come back to the villa. I cannot recommend highly enough how perfect the house is for location, comfort, amenities etc., but would definitely give it 10 out of 10 and hope to return next year. Thank you Eve & Graham for thinking of everything, which ensured one of our best holidays to-date. x

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Liked best: Complete comfort and ease from booking to returning home
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2015
Sophie thank you,so much for your lovely review. It's really good to know that people enjoy our house as much as we do.
We would love to welcome you back to sunny Portugal any time in the near future. Kind regards Eve
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked best: Too difficult to choose.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so pleased that you had a good holiday at the villa. We would love to welcome you back. Glad to know that my suggestions for visits and restaurants were helpful. Kind regards Eve
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bobandbub
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing Rural Villa with Great Pool Area and Terrace”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

An amazing villa in the Portuguese countryside with a large terrace and pool area and all the amenities needed for a great family holiday.

It's an easy 30 min drive from the airport and it's situated about mid distance between Loule and Sao Bras - approx 10 minutes or so to either and their many good restaurants, shops & supermarkets etc.

As others have mentioned, the market in Loule on Saturday is certainly worth a visit and there are a number of excellent beaches within about 30 minutes drive as well as lots of other wonderful places to see.

The villa, grounds and gardens are kept to an excellent standard and it seems to be equipped with pretty much everything you could need for a holiday - as well as a badminton court...

The owners, Eve and Graham were more than helpful providing detailed directions and recommendations of places to visit / beaches / restaurants etc etc and were only a telephone call away should we have needed them.

We love Portugal and the especially this part of the Algarve and have holidayed in other villas in the area previously, but I do have say that the Casa das Oliveiras Velhas is the best yet.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2015
Thank you for your kind review. It's always good to know that our visitors,enjoy the house as much as we do. Look forward to welcoming you again
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Sarah T
Luton, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful modern meets rustic farmhouse villa”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We are a family with 4 teenage daughters who spent two fabulous weeks at this wonderful, spacious farmhouse 5 minute drive from Loule and Sao Bras Alportel. The inside accommodation is incredibly spacious with a modern meets rustic theme. The outside terrace and pool is stunning with a beautiful array of flowers, trees and plants. Our two weeks were spent sunbathing on the terrace and cooling down in the pool, enjoying the use of the large brick built bbq and touring the Algarve. A visit to Tavira is a must, breakfast in Sao Bras Alportel, market day in Loule and Vilamoura for nights out.

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Liked best: Outside terrace and pool area
Liked least: The heat in the bedrooms
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2015
Many thanks for your review. It's always good to know that our guests have enjoyed their holiday and appreciated our house and grounds. We shall look forward to welcoming you again.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 2, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 3, 2015
Pleased that the family enjoyed the house and facilities and you had a chance to see something of the area. Hope to welcome you back soon
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