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Charming detached villa with private swimming pool in unspoiled countryside.

Bedrooms 3
Space 200 m²
Property type villa


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps up to 6 (max 8)

Casa do Cerro do Lenho is a charming, private, detached luxury villa located in the stunning, unspoiled valley of Larga Vista near Paderne north of Albufeira in the Algarve. The refurbished villa with a NEW secluded private swimming pool is set within delightful gardens. Stretch out on one of the villas sunlougers and cool off with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Enjoy dining al fresco or for that touch of romance, watch the sunset from the roof terrace.

There are numerous local restaurants, including the celebrated Mato a Vista only a couple of kilometres away. There are a variety of amusements for the family close by, including several waterparks, zoos and boating day trips.

The Algarve is a paradise for sun lovers and golfers alike. Glorious local beaches and many busy marinas are a stones throw away.

A direct train line to Lisbon is only 3 miles away or sightsee in the hills near Monchique. Our comprehensive welcome book is full of ideas for sightseeing and recreation

Villa details: Casa do Cerro do Lenho is a charming villa located in the unspoilt valley of Larga Vista near Foral, just north of Paderne north of Albufeira in the Algarve. The recently refurbished villa offers superb comfort and is set within delightful gardens, beyond which can be found an orchard of orange and lemon trees. Enjoy dining al fresco on the shady patio overlooking the garden or watch the sun set from the roof terrace with its spectacular views across the Portuguese countryside.

The villa has a private driveway with ample parking space. There is a good sized brand new completely secluded swimming pool with outdoor shower and sun loungers. Also around the pool area is a large double built-in barbeque. On the terraced area leading from the house and on the sun terrace can be found an eating space with table and chairs.

The villa setting is secluded and spacious so you can relax without being troubled by the hurly burly of day to day life.

Amenities: Through the kitchen, via a small hallway, can be found the first of three bathrooms. Each bathroom is complete with bath, shower, basin and WC. Beyond this is the bright and spacious lounge area, with comfortable seating and a log burning fire for winter guests. Adjacent to the lounge can be found the dining room. Both these rooms have direct access to the patio outside.

There are two twin bedrooms, both with storage space, and one with an en suite bathroom.The main double bedroom is found at the end of the hallway and is also en suite. There is a separate dressing room leading from this main bedroom and again access to the patio outside.

Each room is supplied with sheets, duvets, blankets and pillows. Each guest is also supplied with a bath and hand towel.

Amenities/facilities provided: hob, oven, dishwasher, cot (on request), fridge/freezer, microwave, room fans, BBQ, iron/board, private pool (sole use of guests), washing machine,satellite TV, DVD, video,sun loungers

Shopping/Golf: On arrival at the villa, you will find useful information about the area, activities and other tips. Our friendly English manager will also be pleased to answer any queries you might have.

Within 5 minutes drive from the villa are three good local restaurants. A large shopping complex, with supermarket, multi-screen cinema, bowling, restaurants and cafes/bars can be found within 20 minutes drive, near Guia. Supermarkets and a lively market can also be found at Messines, 20 minutes away.

Many golf courses, suitable for professionals and amateurs alike can be found in the surrounding area. Possibly the most famous, found at Vilamoura, are approximately 30 minutes drive away.

Details of the many activities that are available in the local area are all in the Welcome Book and pack that is provided for you in the villa.

More Details

Carol Chinneck
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a perfect stay. Pool is stunning. Loved all the little touches.

Everything was absolutely PERFECT! The villa was spotless, it was everything that we needed and was expecting and so much more! I wouldn't have changed a thing!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Foral, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , Travel cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , On request
  • The villa sleeps up to 6 people, although the use of a sofa bed in the lounge can be requested from the owners that would enable the villa to accommodate 8 persons max. A travel cot and high chair is provided.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service weekly or more frequently on request. Gardener weekly Pool service weekly Our Manager is English (speaks Portuguese fluently) friendly, very knowledgeable and local. Free bottled water, a bottle of wine and a carton of milk provided on arrival Gas/electric facilties engineer checked/certificated Newly installed safe deposit box for passports and valuables


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Charming detached villa with private swimming pool in unspoiled countryside.
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent service from the owners from start to finish. Fantastic location in a quiet spot but not too far to get to other places. The villa was exceptionally well equipped, clean and well maintained. Superb pool area with plenty of shady spots around the gardens (which we needed as it was about 40c).Good local restaurants. We had a lovely week and wouldn't hesitate to go back again and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything and more!!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations, we had everything we could possibly need and we are a young family with 3 young children so thats saying something!

When we arrived everywhere was absolutely immaculate, a travel cot had been put up for us. Really just all the little touches you cant see on the web!

The pictures really dont do this villa justice, it is much bigger in the flesh. Its a charming, well decorated property. Everything you could want for a relaxing holiday.

The pool was ABSOLUTELY amazing sooo sooo clean, crystal clear and stayed the same throughout our 10 day stay! There are plenty of sun loungers, cushions for the sun loungers and also inflatables. We took some and left them there as the villa manager said it was fine. So there are a few more now :)

The sun terrace is lovely had thd sunset is a sight that must be seen from up there.

The property owner in the UK (Carol) was lovely to deal with really friendly and helpful!

We would definately love to stay again!

The Renshaws

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this beautiful villa. The villa has everything you could possibly need and is extremely clean and very well maintained. Rooms very spacious.

Loved the pool which we used every day. There are plenty of loungers and sun umbrellas.

Very nice restaurants and lovely beaches nearby.

Manager Linda very helpful. We hope to return again soon

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with fabulous swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

The villa is spotlessly clean and extremely well maintained. The swimming pool, which we used everyday, is fab with plenty of sun beds and sun umbrellas. .

The villa is very well equipped and the owners seemed to have thought of everything you could possibly need. The surrounding countryside very peaceful and unspoiled

There is a lovely roof terrace where you can watch the sunset. Lovely local restaurants. Villa Manager was extremely helpful.

Car is essential for getting around

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning place !!!! We had a great time in Villa Cerro do Lehno Paderne.

Beautiful house, great pool, beautiful garden (you imagine yourself on a farm) and "last but not least" great service. Especially manager Linda deserves praise.

Furthermore, the portuguese are very nice and helpful people.

We enjoyed our weeks (3 weeks is really not too much) and recommend this house.

The mail contact and the opinions of Carol and Andrew are great!

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a real pleasure to receive such positive feedback from guests . Frank and Willy were a delight and it's great to hear that they enjoyed their stay at the villa so much.
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Berlin, Germany

Perfect Relaxing Holidays

  • 5 of 5

We had a realy wonderful stay at the villa last autum. The pool is phantastic and we spend a lot of time in and next to it. The villa is very private, clean and well equipped. It was very calm, privat and idyllic and even the manager was very friendly. The beaches nearby were wonderful too and we found very good shopping facilities only a short drive away. Everything was very well organised and the e-mail-contact with Carol was very uncomplicated and enjoyable. We would love to stay again at this romantic located villa.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Mato a Vista
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 - Ferreiras
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Mato a Vista
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Foral is situated about 2 kilometres away from Paderne in the Algarve North of Albufeira just off the road to Sao Bartolomeu de Messines. Foral is a peaceful and quiet village location with several excellent quality local restaurants nearby. A great place to get away from it all sun bathing by the private swimming pool or if you want a quiet beach or to join the crowd, it's all within reach with easy access to Albufeira, Villamoura and the glorious Algarve coastline.

Go to Lisbon for the day and see the sites - it's only two hours away on an express train from Tunes Station (15 minutes from the villa). Visit the Oceanarium and see Europe's largest collection of marine life and be back by early evening.

Other Activities: Walking, Bird Watching, Art, Historical sites

Golf: Many golf courses, suitable for professionals and amateurs alike can be found in the surrounding area. Possibly the most famous, found at Vilamoura, are approximately 30 minutes drive away.

The closest golf courses to Casa do Cerro do Lenho are Silves, Salgados, Balaia (both about 25 minutes away), Pine Cliffs and Villa Sol courses.


A 9-hole executive golf course, with driving range and golf academy. Lessons are given in English, Portuguese and German. Club and trolley hire is available. Handicap certificate and appropriate dress necessary.

Balaia Golf Village, Sitio da Balaia, 8200-912 Albufeira

Tel: 289 570 200

Pine Cliffs

A 9-hole course, offering a world famous and challenging cliff top course. Current handicap certificate of 36 for men and ladies. Strict dress code. Driving range, academy club hire and trolleys available.

United Investments Portugal, Praia da Falesia, Albufeira

Tel: 289 500 100


Four 18 hole courses, with a fifth under construction. Driving range, club, trolley and buggy hire. Varying handicaps, we suggest telephoning the appropriate number given below. Dress code.

The Old Course: Luostur Golfes, Vilamoura

Tel: 289 310 341

Millennium Golf Course: Luostur Golfes, Vilamoura

Tel: 289 310 188

Laguna Golf Course: Luostur Golfes, Vilamoura

Tel: 289 310 180

Pinhal: Luostur Golfes, Vilamoura

Tel: 289 310 390


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Foral, Portugal

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$173.31

All prices are inclusive of electricity, gas and water.
Normally Thursday to Thursday rental period July/August (other arrival days can be negotiated with the owners).
Shorter or longer stays of more than 3 weeks out of season can be negotiated with the owners. The quoted rates above are based on up to 4 PERSONS sharing. An additional £100 per week will be payable for parties over 4 persons.
Normally check in is at 16.00 and check out at 10.00 hours

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.