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Orange Cottage - Loule

Reference IDOrange Cottage - AC001

TypeApartment Cottage




Floor area0 sq.m.

Feature set

: Airer, Baby Equipment - selection, Baby Welcome Packs Available, Board Games, CD Player, Coffee Filter Machine, Cot - Travel, Cot Bed Linen, Dishwasher, DVD Library, DVD Player, Fans - Ceiling, Fans - Portable, Fireplace, Fridge/Freezer, Hairdryer, Heating - Electric, High Chair, Hob - Vitro Ceramic, Iron & Ironing Board, Lounge, Microwave, Mosquito Screens - Windows, Oven - Electric, Pool Terrace, Reading Books, Rustic Property, Sofa Suite - Leather, Terrace, Terrace - Private, Toaster, Towels - Pool, Toys, TV - Widescreen, Video Library, Video Recorder, Wardrobes - Freestanding, Wi-Fi Internet Access Free, Winter Heating Included in Tariff, Wood Burning Stove

: Allocated Parking Space, Children's Play Area, Foosball, Fully Enclosed and Gated Property, Games Area, Gardens - Communal, Gated property, Hammock, Jacuzzi Hot Tub Spa, Laundry Service Available, Parklng, Playground, Snooker/Pool Table, Swimming Pool - Communal, Swimming Pool - Heated, Table Tennis Table, Trampoline

Property description

The Orange Cottage is a rustic self catering holiday apartment cottage within the grounds of the owner’s home and approximately one acre of land.  The Orange Cottage is one of four accommodations available to rent on this large Quinta and is the largest of the all the accommodations. All the accommodations available at his Quinta have the official AL licence “Alojamento Local” licences as required by the Portuguese rental law. This means all the accommodations are regularly checked by the Algarve Regional Council and pass EU health and safety regulations for holiday rental properties. The accommodation is located 2 kms north the market town of Loule, 15 minutes drive from Faro International Airport and a 10 minute drive from the world famous golf courses and blue flag beaches in the Algarve.  The Orange Cottage is perched high on a hilltop, 1200 feet above sea level and has commanding views from Faro right through to Portimao. This accommodation is located in the middle of beautiful Algarvian countryside, ideal for those who like to bird watch and walk, yet being only 2kms north of Loule is close to all local amenities.  The gardens at the Quinta where The Orange Cottage is located is just a haven for plant lovers.  Sit under the shade of the Olive tree on the Romeo and Juliet seat and just look at the entrancing view, a view that is wonderful both by day and by night.  There are also many little nooks within the grounds to relax and unwind.  The Orange Cottage offers rustic holiday accommodation yet furnished and equipped to a very high standard and is a home from home.

This Orange Cottage is a large rustic two bedroom apartment cottage and has the benefit of its large private south facing terrace. The accommodation has lovely thick walls keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter months.  Heating is also provided in the tariff during the winter months. The Orange Cottage accommodates a maximum of four adults and an infant and is ideal for those looking for a real get away from it all holiday base in total peace and tranquillity and wishing to see a little of the real Algarve. 

The access to the apartment cottage is good and the accommodation comprises of kitchen/diner.  The kitchen comes fully equipped with a vitro ceramic hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric toaster, electric kettle, food blender, coffee machine, iron and ironing board.  The dining table comfortably seats 4 and there is an abundance of pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.  From the kitchen/diner there are double doors leading on the covered terrace with your own brick built BBQ and your private south facing terrace.  From here your views are truly amazing, views from Faro to Portimao.

From the kitchen/diner you will find the large lounge area with a leather sofa suite, 36-inch widescreen TV with Satellite TV (UK free to view TV channels), DVD player (small selection of DVDs available) and a radio/CD player (guests to bring own CDs).  There is a wood burning stove for the cooler winter nights that keeps the whole cottage very cosy and a digital security safe.  From the lounge area there are double doors leading on the private terrace with table and chairs, brick built BBQ and reclining chairs.  There is also a comfy cushioned sofa suite to relax under the covered terrace.

The master bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers and a freestanding wardrobe. 

There twin bedroom has twin beds, chest of drawers and a freestanding wardrobe.  This bedroom can easily accommodate a cot too. Both bedrooms have portable fans.

The shower room consists of a large double walk-in shower, bidet, WC, shaver point and a washbasin with vanity unit.  

Outside, the accommodation has its own private very large south facing private terrace with table, chairs, parasol and your own brick built BBQ.  There are also over an acre of communal garden to explore.  Enjoy a break on the hammock in the relaxation area. Whatever time of day, the gardens are an oasis of relaxation.  From early morning breakfast on your private terrace immediately outside the cottage, or having a mid morning coffee at one of the many tables within the Quinta, you can sit and just enjoy natures sounds of bird song or bees going about their business, but the peacefulness of the area is the best sound of all.   So quiet, yet so close to all local amenities. There are many fruit trees within the grounds, oranges, lemons, lime, damson, almond, fig, plum, pomegranate, avocado are just to mention a few.

There is also a 10 x 5 metre heated swimming pool (1st October to 30th November and from 1st March until 30th April at no extra charge) with sun loungers and parasols.  There is also a hot tub spa Jacuzzi for guest use. Relax in the pool and admire the simply fantastic views to coast and beyond. There is also a large raised sun deck to top up your tan with further sun loungers, hammock etc.

Within the grounds there is also a games area with a professional size table tennis table, foosball and a pool/snooker table.  There is also a 12ft trampoline with a safety enclosure for guest use.  There is also a children’s play area with swings, slide, see-saw, toddler slide & toddler trampoline. 

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available with hotspots available within the Quinta grounds.

Extras - On arrival the owners will meet you & awaiting your arrival will be a very generous welcome hamper in your accommodation compliments of the house for guests staying a week or more.  There are bathrobes provided for use during their stay, pool towels are provided to use only at the pool area & the accommodations have hairdryers, alarm clocks, irons & ironing boards.  Guests will need to bring their own beach towels.  There is a laundry service available for guests for a small additional charge payable locally.

Everything possible is done to ensure that families with children have a holiday that is both fun and relaxing. The owners of the accommodation have children of their own and know how important it is to keep kids happy & entertained on holiday, within a safe & secure environment. The Quinta where the Orange Cottage is located is totally fenced & accessed via electric gates, so a very safe place. There is a lot of space for children to play and to discover nature, play with the owners two dogs and cats. 

The accommodations are all separated from the pool area; the pool area is enclosed & gated to give parents of toddlers that extra piece of mind.  All the baby/toddler friendly accommodations also have fencing around their terraces for the added security.

The children’s play area available is designed for little ones situated on a large lawned area alongside an orange grove.  There is a slide, swings, seesaw, playhouse, toddler slide, toddler trampoline etc, this area adds an exciting dimension for all the visiting children & keeps them occupied for hours.  There is also a seating area for adults to relax, unwind and top up their tans.

For babies there are baby paddling pools to use on the pool terrace or your accommodations private terrace

NO charge is made for children under the age of 2 & a range of equipment for babies and toddlers can be provided free of charge, meaning you can travel lighter! The following equipment can be made available to guests on request on a first come first request basis:


  • Large Travel Cot with linen and comfy mattesses  - three available
  • Mamas & Papas Moses Basket with linen – for babies up to 6 – 8 weeks of age – one available
  • High chair – two available
  • Baby Ergo 2 stage bath with towels – two available
  • Chicco Reclining chair (up to 3 months) with attachable activity toy – one available
  • Floor activity centre (up to 8 months) – two available
  • Feeding equipment - children's cutlery, bowls, cups etc – each accommodation has a selection
  • Chicco electric steam bottle steriliser – one available
  • Microwave bottle steriliser – one available
  • Phillips Baby Bottle warmer – one available
  • Playpen – one available – only for use in the Orange Cottage
  • Electric hand blender – each cottage has one available
  • Changing mat – three available
  • Potty – three available
  • Child toilet seat and step – one available
  • Toilet seat – one available
  • Baby Dan Bed Guard – two available – for use in Orange Cottage twin beds
  • Child’s ready bed – one available – from 3 to 5 years of age
  • Baby stroller (from 6  months) – one available
  • Fisher Price Baby listening intercom system – one available
  • Galt Baby Nest – from 3 months to 9 months of age – one available
  • Bumbu seat – one available – from 6 months of age
  • Portable high chair for restaurant use (up to 18 months) – one available
  • Baby sit in pool floats (12 to 18 months) – two available
  • Baby paddling pools (up to 12 months) – two available
  • Toddler paddling pool with sun shade (from 12 – 36 months) – one available
  • Satellite TV (CBeebies!) and other children’s channels  - Lemon, Carob and Orange Cottages have Satellite TV
  • Small selection of videos and DVD’s
  • Selection of preschool toys – two available up to 18 months of age

The accommodations at the Quinta are available to rent separately or together (subject to availability), which provides the perfect opportunity to bring grandparents or child minders along too.

BABY WELCOME PACKS can also be provided for our arrival to make your holiday with small children run as smoothly as possible.

The exclusive Baby Welcome Pack service is designed to reduce the stress of travelling with young children, reduce the amount of extra luggage needed & eliminate the difficulty of searching for familiar baby products in another country. 

A weekly maid service is provided throughout your stay to ensure that fresh bed linen is available, bath and hand towels are changed weekly.

A complimentary welcome hamper is provided for guests staying a week or longer.

The owners request that guests respect their wishes that “Orange Cottage” remains a non-smoking villa.  No pets are allowed at the accommodation as the owners have two dogs and two cats of their own.

Facilities are close at hand with Loule being only 2kms south with everything one would need from a holiday with banks, cafes, hypermarkets, historical buildings etc.  There are also two restaurants within reasonable walking distance of the Orange Cottage.

The English owners of the Orange Cottage live on site with their family and are available for any queries you may have during your stay or for recommendations, but they promise never to infringe on your privacy.

Whilst access to the accommodation is good, owing to its location, car hire is essential and can be arranged prior to your arrival. Hire cars are relatively inexpensive and are usually picked up and dropped off at the airport. We are able to offer competitive rates on request and also details regarding airport transfers. There is also an excellent Taxi service available locally.  Full details of the English and French speaking taxi driver are provided within the accommodation.

From To Price
01/11/2014 31/03/2015 £ 395.00
01/04/2015 30/04/2015 £ 455.00
01/05/2015 30/05/2015 £ 595.00
01/06/2015 30/06/2015 £ 645.00
01/07/2015 31/07/2015 £ 795.00
01/08/2015 31/08/2015 £ 890.00
01/09/2015 30/09/2015 £ 680.00
01/10/2015 31/10/2015 £ 595.00
01/11/2015 31/03/2016 £ 395.00

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Booking terms
30% non refundable deposit required to secure a booking and the balance payment along with the returnable damages deposit of £300.00 GBP is required no later than six weeks prior to arrival. For extra fifth person, there is £75.00 GBP per week charge. Prices from 1st October until 30th November and 1st March until 30th April include pool heating. Prices from 1st November until 31st March include heating, 3 eco wall heaters and a wood burning stove. Logs can be purchased from the owners. Flexible Arrival/Departure Day policy dependent upon already confirmed bookings.

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