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Detached converted farmhouse with garden, swimming pool, WiFi & optional studio

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 180 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Delightful farmhouse villa with 3/4 acre private landscaped garden between Carvoeiro and Benagil. Set in countryside with panoramic sea views and within 10 to 15 minutes walk of two of Algarves most beautiful and secluded beaches, Carvalho and Benagil.

A shop and numerous good quality restaurants are within a short walk (3/4 mile) and further restaurants, shops, golf, horse riding, tennis etc. are within a short drive(3 to 4 miles). Free WiFi is available.

Casa das Amendoeiras is situated on the coast, 10 minutes walk from Benagil, a small fishing village and is approx 3 km from Carvoeiro which has excellent tourist facilities. It is approx. 15 mins drive from Portimao, which is a bustling commercial and tourist centre, & 45 minutes by road from Faro Airport. The villa is approached via double gates and paved drive to a wide parking area for up to 3 cars. It is bounded by open space with pomegranate, almond and fig trees.

The house has an attached studio apartment that sleeps 2 or 3 and is available to rent for £350 per week but only as an addition to the main house.

More Details
Registration Number : 45/2014/995

Property Manager
Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood

Jenny and Ian live in Godalming in Surrey and have been visiting this part of Portugal since the mid 1980's.

Jenny is a retired nurse and still doing some voluntary work with Alzeimers and Ian is a semi retired freelance design manager trying hard to balance work with time spent in Portugal.

Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Jenny Ash or Ian Wellwood chose Benagil

Beautifully quiet and private and secluded yet close to beaches and tourist facilities.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Traditional Portuguese single storey farmhouse

Gated pool and roof terrace for childrens security security.

Gated drive.

Very large pool terrace with plenty of shade and BBQ area.

Sea views from most locations.

Pergola for shady afternoon tea.

Surrounded by orchards.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed here and loved the house - So private and the pool was wonderful!

Left on Jul 21, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016

Had a wonderful stay in this lovely villa. More like staying in someone's home. It made our stay very easy and convenient - we were very comfortable. Loved the pool, table tennis, the outside space. Not far from the beach, easy to get taxis into town and has a great local restaurant. Very relaxing. Thanks
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Benagil, Portugal

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Cloakroom - toilet
    Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , This is ensuite to triple bedroom
    Ensuite Shower room - toilet , shower enclosure , This is shared ensuite by both double bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Large Double Bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Triple Bedroom - 3 single bed , 1 cot
    Double Bedroom - 1 double bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 room with 3 beds, 1 cot Additional attached self contained studio apartment with separate terrace available at additional cost £350 per week - sleeps 2/3. This is only let as an addition to main house if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Optional heating to the swimming pool is available at additional cost (£200/week) Studio apartment available only as part of renting main house at additional cost £350/week.


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Detached converted farmhouse with garden, swimming pool, WiFi & optional studio
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews

Great venue for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the house. It is very well equipped and very spacious. The garden is beautiful and the pool is a good size and depth. It is a ten minute walk to Benagil for restaurants but a car is needed to shop for food. Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom and one of them is accessed through the other one, but it has its own door into the garden and then the house. It’s a little disappointing that recycling of glass etc is not available, but that’s a question for local services. Definitely recommended for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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ThIs traditional style villa is set in semi rural location. It is peaceful and the views stunning.

  • 3 of 5

Overall we (a family of 5, children aged 4/11/16) had a lovely holiday and the villa provided us with an excellent base to explore the Algarve. We all returned feeling well rested. We found some beautiful beaches nearby. The children especially enjoyed kayaking and our day at Splash and Slide which was also only a short drive away. The pool at the villa was stunning and a big hit with us all, along with the well kept gardens (and the table tennis). But the equipment around the pool needed some attention and the general cleanliness in the villa was disappointing (plus there was a serious problem with ants in the kitchen).There was also a bad smell in the most modern bathroom that prevented us from using it. The housekeeper was marvellous and provided us with lots of useful local information and resolved any problems we had promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

We are a family with two teenagers and the villa was perfect. It was easy to find and not too bad journey from faro airport.

It had all facilities we wanted. The pool was lovely with a selection of sunbeds and umbrellas if wanting some shade. We used the BBQ most nights and ate on the roof terrace a couple of times which has great views. We didn't venture out much as we just wanted to relax but a day trip to Silves was interesting. It was a real home from home, our only comment was, for a family with bad backs, the beds were quite hard. Thank you, we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, secure, spacious villa with fabulous pool and great location for exploring nearby beaches

  • 4 of 5

Within a few minutes of looking around we said to each other "oh I think we'll come back here". Sometimes the pictures can make a place look better than it is - here it was the opposite, the house, grounds and pool are even better in person than they look on the website.

This beautiful farmhouse villa was spot on for our family (of three children aged 5, 2 and 1). A lovely, spacious home with fabulous outside space and a wonderful pool - sunny all day. Everything we could have needed was provided ... you can tell when a holiday home has been let for a while and is well managed - the owners do it very well.

We lived outside, bbq'd and relaxed, which is such a treat and a real difference from our busy London life. And the children were so happy to be on holiday here (apart from the usual toddler tantrums which would happen anywhere!). They enjoyed the pool, watching sunsets from the roof terrace, exploring the fruit trees in the front garden, putting 'shows' on for us in the evenings on the spacious terrace, playing the games indoors to cool down from time to time. The kids toys and pool/beach equipment were particularly appreciated, and being let know about these in advance meant we didn't need to pack so much - very grateful for that! All information provided in advance was really useful.

Great location too - just a short walk to a lovely beach and many more just a short drive away. A really good base from which to explore central and western Algarve's towns, villages and beaches

Highly recommended by us.

Rob, Celia, Lucie, Bella and Max

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob and family. So glad that the villa and location was as expected and that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the positive feedback. Look forward to maybe welcoming you again sometime. Ian & Jenny
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Relaxed heaven

  • 4 of 5

This holiday villa is great for a relaxed family holiday. The accommodate was comfortable and just like a home from home. The pool was fantastic and the facilities first class. The local restaurants are of a very good quality and the food just great.

Ian & Jenny thank you so much for a memorable holiday, we will absolutely book again.

Thoroughly recommend this villa, great great great.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for the positive feedback - hope to see you again soon. Ian & Jenny
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Beautiful house with a lot space. Close to nice beaches.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice week and didn't miss anything in the house.

Really enjoying the evenings out in the terrace and the house was

also werry good for people how need wheelchair. We can gladly recommend this house and location.

Thanks for this time Anette and Johan

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Benagil/Rocha Brava
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Sul Mar
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Benagil is a small fishing village,where you can watch the fishermen repairing their nets.They also take visitors to visit the local caves in their brightly painted wooden boats. There are five restaurants & a beach bar.

Benagil beach is a ten minute walk from the villa.

Cavalho is a smugglers beach ten to fifteen minutes walk along a track between fields & common land from the farmhouse.Access to Cavalho beach is through a tunnel with steps in the rocks.

Within a short drive there are numerous other beautiful beaches.

There is a bus route at the end of the drive which goes to Carvoeiro & Lagoa . Rocha Brava, a quiet ,well managed & pretty holiday village, is fifeteen minutes walk away. It has shops, internet cafe, take away, restaurants & tennis facilities . At Vale de Milho, twenty minutes walk away, there is a nine hole, par three golf course.

Carvoeiro is the local tourist town with a pretty beach and huge variety of restaurants ,bars and shops.

Lagoa, just five minutes drive away, is the regional market town which still retaines its traditional Portuguese atmosphere . It has a large leisure centre which has fitness facilities and a large indoor swimming pool, art galleries, shops, banks & restaurants.

Silves which is about twenty minutes drive away, was the original moorish capital of the Algarve. It has a castle & large church and numerous tourist attractions and well worth as visit if you have time .Silves town is also accessible by river from Portimao at certain times of the year.

Within a short drive there are two slide & splash water centres & Zoomarine, a well run and interesting aquatic centre.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Benagil, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer 2018 high
13 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 peak
2 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late summer 2018 high
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018/19
29 Oct 2018 - 8 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$616.72

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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