Leatherwear such as bags, belts and shoes, or embroidered linen and tableware, are also to found in abundance, so too is pottery. Loul頩s a town where craftsmanship is still very active.
Loul頩s the centre of the Algarvian craft industry and you will often see artisans working brass, copper or clay in and about the streets of Loul鮠The Moorish castle that dominates the town the town with its thick boundary walls is a proud and imposing structure. Today is houses the local tourist office and a museum.
Loul頨as a maze of narrow alleyways lined with tall compact houses contrasts with an expansive boulevard shaded by rows of trees, which in spring burst into pinky-red blossom. Loul頩s famous throughout Portugal as it hosts the biggest and most flamboyant celebrations at Carnival time, it also celebrates the almond blossom festival at the same time.
The Quintassential is close to all the major golf courses in the Algarve, along with the theme parks and the fabulous beaches the Algarve has to offer.
The Quintassential is open all year round so that guests can enjoy the 3000 hours of sunshine the Algarve has to offer. We understand that with low cost airlines it may be better to travel on days other than Sunday or Thursday, so we are flexible with our arrival and departure days.
The apartment/cottages can be let individually or together for large parties and the cottages cater from 2 – 13 people and there is large pool.
The Quintassential occupies an acre of hilltop set, totally fenced and accessed via electric gates in breathtaking Algarvian countryside in the centre of the sunny Algarve in total peace & tranquillity 15 minutes from Faro International Airport & the coast and overlooking the market town of Loulé. There are spectacular panoramic sea views from Faro to Portimao. Parts of the Quintassential date back to mid 19th Century and are divided up into four cottages, one large two bedroom cottage, Orange and two newer one bedroom cottages, Lemon and Carob and a rustic duple cottage, Casa do Forno. All have their own separate entrances, own kitchens, private south-facing sun terraces and Bar-B-Q areas. All cottages have been furnished to a very high standard with cane and pine furniture.
The Casa Do Forno Cottage is a one bedroom rustic duplex cottage tastefully decorated and boasting many original features from the old Quinta. This cottage has oodles of character. The bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and sloping cane ceilings with wooden beams and white washed walls. The bathroom has a shower with a tiled seating area, WC and washbasin with a vanity unit under. The “crows nest “ lounge area has spectacular views and has a radio/CD player (guests to bring own CDs), puzzles, chess set, domino set and playing cards. It is furnished with comfortable cane seats, terracotta flooring and also has the original cane ceiling with wooden beams. The walls are also white washed.
The kitchen/dining area has the original bread oven dating back to the 19th century original floor tiles and stone sink from the Quinta. The kitchen comprises of fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, electric kettle, toaster and gas hob. The kitchen/dining area also has the cane ceiling with wooden beams and has the typical Algarvian décor of white washed walls. From the dining area there are doors leading on to a completely private terrace with Bar-B-Q, table and chairs and cushioned reclining chairs. There is also a wood burning stove for the cooler winter evenings.
The Casa Do Forno Cottage has its own garden with a further rustic seating area and is surrounded by an abundance of beautiful flowers and shrubs. Here in the secluded garden you will experience some of the most breathtaking sunsets that the Algarve has to offer. This cottage also has its own private driveway access and carport.
The Casa Do Forno Cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 adults only.
The Quintassential is blessed with panoramic seaviews and spectacular countryside views, just what you need for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The gardens at Quintassential are marvellous with many bushes, plants and fruit trees, along with quiet areas to relax and absorb the views.
The Quintassential has a large pool area, the pool measures 10 x 5 m and cushioned sun loungers, and parasols etc are provided for the use of the guests. The Quintassential now also boasts at the pool area its own hot tub/Jacuzzi for guest use.
On arrival the owners will meet you and awaiting your arrival will be a very generous welcome hamper in your accommodation compliments of the house. For all the adult guests, bathrobes are provided for use during their stay, pool towels are provided to use only at the Quintassential and the cottages have hairdryers and alarm clocks. Guests will need to bring their own beach towels.
All the cottages have radio/CD players – guests are asked to bring their own CD’s.
We have a small video library should any of our guests wish to rent out a video.
From June until the end of September on a selected week night, there is also an evening meal option. Traditional home cooked Portuguese cuisine is served on the owner’s private terrace, which has spectacular views over Loule. What a better way to end your day with a nice meal and a glass of delicious Portuguese wine.
The Quintassential Cottages are non-smoking cottages and car hire is essential.
For further information regarding tariffs, please contact the owner direct.
Prices from 1st November until 28th February include heating.
The Bread Oven House has a walk in and sit down shower.
Ironing service avaiable for a small additional charge.
We offer evening meals on the owners private terrace on selected week night from June to September Traditional home cooked Portuguese food.
Beauty services available from local resident.
No smoking allowed within the accommodation.
This property is not suitable for people with walking restrictions due to the rustic stairs in the accommodation.
No children in this cottage
30% discount given for winter lets for those wishing to stay longer than two weeks.