Farmhouse of the Palms

Sao Bras de Alportel, The Algarve


Welcoming Algarve Retreat

Away from the crowds, high on a sun drenched hill lies this boutique Portuguese B&B in a restored farmhouse estate. Stylish and beautiful without being stuffy or unwelcoming. Whether you spend your days by the black-mosaic pool taking in the panoramic view, or zipping down to the region’s famous beaches – every day spent here will be one to remember.

The Location

In Portugal’s sunny southern region of the Algarve, the farmhouse is on a hill with spectacular views over the lovely valley and the village of Sao Bras de Alportel- famous for its cork production. The towns of Faro and Tavira make for great day trips and are just a 20-minute drive. Close to the coast, numerous beaches are within easy reach, a favourite being the picturesque Praia do Garrao Poente (which is less than 30 minutes away). But it’s not just about beaches; there are great hiking, cycling, golf and other local activities available too.

Faro Airport is an easy 20-minute drive.

  • The airy and monastic yet luxurious feel of the entire property is lovely. Bright white stone walls, warm terracotta floors, pared-down furnishings all carefully selected with minimalist landscaping are impressive and calming
  • This feeling is enhanced by the “no under 13s” policy
  • The guest rooms are spacious and in keeping with the feel of the property – elegant, minimal and modern but at the same time welcoming and comfortable
  • Room 4 has the added brilliance of a private roof terrace with four poster bed, superb for sleeping outside under the Portuguese stars
  • The ability to experience the Algarve beach life, but to retreat late afternoon to this place of tranquility, away from the tourist trail, is a special and rare treat
  • The space both inside and outside, together with the quiet location, provide for an unparalleled sense of privacy and tranquility
  • Frank and Veronique’s helpful and warm approach means never having to worry about a thing and little touches like beach towels and beach parasols make a big difference
  • The fresh and always changing breakfast served here is stellar
  • Seven suites, two of which are family suites sleeping four
  • Three suites on the ground floor
  • Several lounge rooms inside the farmhouse, which add to the sense of privacy and exclusivity
  • A beautiful pool of black mosaic with great views, set in stunning terraces and gardens
  • All rooms feature super king-sized beds with high-end Egyptian Cotton bedding
  • The en suites are heavenly, with rain showers and artisan toiletries included – plus cotton bathrobes
  • Satellite TV, Bluetooth music speakers, AC, Delta espresso machine and Wifi throughout
  • All the rooms have private terraces with lounge chairs and hammocks, allowing you all the privacy you could ask for
  • You won’t get bored of the fresh, locally produced and ever-changing breakfasts, served daily (included)

Owners Frank and Veronique decided to leave behind their busy lives in search of tranquility and a more rural way of life. After an intensive and thoughtful renovation, they now share the Farmhouse with guests looking for serenity and a breathtaking home away from home. Read more about them on our blog.


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Farmhouse of the Palms

Sao Bras de Alportel, The Algarve


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