Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10) plus opt. wood cabin
Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes
- english, portuguese
About Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes
Restored Farmhouse near Estoi, Portugal
Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes purchased this Farmhouse in 2008
Why Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes chose Alcaria Branca
House with wonderful sea views
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our stay, it was a pity the hot water didn’t work in the cabin for two days but that didn’t spoil our time there. The house is in a lovely position and very quiet. We had many meals in so soon felt like home, another bathroom or toilet would be better for 10 people but all in all a lovely property.
Enjoyed the pool. The view is great. The setting is beautiful.
The Estoi area Has many good restaurants. The property is central to the Algarve and close to the Autoroute, which gives easy access to most places in the Algarve.
We stayed before and loved it.
There are a couple of downsides. There is no air conditioning. There are a lot of ants. You can't leave bread on the counter long enough to make toast without your bread getting full of ants.
THE FABULOUS LITTLE RED FARMHOUSE
Our family stayed at the wonderful farmhouse for four nights. We loved the rustic environment. Having dinner outside under the stars was magical. The children played in the pool and walked around the grounds looking for wildflowers and bunnies.
We took day trips to Lagos to see the cliffs and grottos, Olhao for a boat trip to the sandbar islands, and strolls through the palace, the Roman ruins, and Estoi’s plaza. The little red farmhouse is a very special place to stay. We thank Victor and Laura for your hospitality and highly recommend a stay at their home.
A lovely setting with fabulous views
We had a lovely few days, very quiet and lovely place for a relaxing break away from it all.
Perfectly situated to see all of the Algarve and beyond
My husband and I stayed and Victor and Laura's Alcaria Branca for almost 6 weeks during February and March. Our plan was to escape the worst of the Canadian winter in the sunny Algarve. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and it was cold, rainy and windy for most of our stay. This didn't stop us from exploring, though, and every day we did day trips throughout the Algarve. Alcaria Branca is situated within about an hour's driving distance of some of the highlights of the area, and within about 2 hours you can be in Seville, Spain (not to be missed) or into the rolling hills of the Alentejo. The house itself was clean and the property manager, Vitor, was beyond great. Due to the weather we had to make full use of the heating sources (pellet stove, fireplace and portable propane heater) and he was there to maintain, stock and ensure our comfort. He checked in on us from time to time and he was always just a phone call away. The separate apartment (our daughter and son-in-law stayed there for a week) was charming and perfectly self-contained. We didn't use the swimming pool, but it's a lovely tiled pool that would be a godsend in the warmer months. The only reason this home didn't get a 5-star rating is that we found the bed a bit uncomfortable. This may be a personal preference, but both my husband and I found the bed in the master very hard. A memory foam topper would have made it perfect. Overall, this is a lovely home situated in farmland amongst orange and olive groves. And we thank the owners very much for a lovely stay.
Peaceful and quiet retreat
We stayed for 10 days in January 2018.
Loved the location. The place is well equipped with all you need.
It is a restored farmhouse of the area with charming vintage and antique qualities.
Even though only 2 of us stayed here it would accommodate more.
Enjoyed having breakfast in the warm sunshine looking down to the sea.
When going to Portugal in January, many places are not insulated or heated. It gets cool at night. This farmhouse has a wood fireplace and a pellet stove and a portable gas heater.
The heating was inadequate.
Otherwise we enjoyed our stay there.
We would return.