9 Bedroom (Sleeps 26) Villa Rental Almancil

Peaceful Village Location near Quinta da Lago and Vale de Lobo, 9 bedrooms, pool, outside bar, games room.Special offer 25th July and 29th August

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Heated Pool.

Villa ref : P70027
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  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Almancil
  • Bedrooms 9 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 7
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week£1950
  • High season price per week£6195
  • Average price per week£2000
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 22 reviews )
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Special offer for 29th August to 5th Sept owing to cancellation(£4000.00). Get in touch for details.
Traditional farmhouse and separate apartment (first apartment) situated in the famous village of Sao Lourenco on the outskirts of the prestigious golden triangle and a stones throw from Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo. Village location with large secluded walled garden with fruit trees, containing private pool (heated if required), games room, and parking. 5 mins from sandy beaches, premier golf courses and the full range Michelin star to good value restaurants. 500m from Almancil town. 10 mins from Faro Airport. The property is full of character and has fantastically planned layout central to the pool and garden area, suitable for multi generational families and large parties.

Outside bar with 10 stools and lounge area. Large gazebo by pool with seating for approx. 10. 16 loungers. Outdoor dining for 26. BBQ and giant paella burner/ 4 fridges and ice machine. Fully kitted games room/pool table/table tennis/air hockey/cinema projector/Wii machine/DVD and book library/sofa beds and bunk beds. Driveway for several vehicles. Garden with fruit trees, not overlooked/walled garden. sleeps 26 comfortably ( 34 for an occasion but wouldn't recommend full week) 1.Air con/heating included in high peak price, chargeable other times. Pool heating £200.00 per week. prices quoted for up to 20 guests. £100.00 pppw above that. 9th bedroom doubles as playroom with TV and DVD, toys and games. Highchairs and cots (4) FOC.

New Penthouse apartment above (second apartment 8 x 10m) with en-suite bathroom and dressing room with Caesar size bed (8ft wide) and two sofa beds.Exterior balcony overlooking pool area and roof terrace with further sunbeds. Can sleep further 8 guests. Prices listed cover up to 20 guests. £100.00 per week per person above that.


One of our best holidays ever & accommodation was beyond stunning

By Lindsey Angus on 30-Oct-2019

We could tell from the photos the accommodation was beautiful, but it quite simply surpassed our expectations. On arrival. There was 15 of us - adults and older children. There was so much space that you could as spend as much time together as you wanted to, or escape to one of the many seating areas/rooms. We simply loved this villa & would return in a heart beat. The accommodation is luxurious, spotless & everything was faultless. Having our own pool was amazing and we made full use of this day & night. The penthouse room is simply ‘wow’. The location was perfect for us & we used numerous ubers to go the different locations. Nathalia was a pleasure to deal with & answered any questions quickly & was extremely helpful in making sure everything for the holidays went smoothly. As many other reviewers have mentioned, there is a wonderful restaurant in front of the villa, that we ate at on a couple of occasions - food great and they were so welcoming. To sum it up, my son said it was his most favourite holiday ever! Everyone of us loved it & hopefully one day we will be lucky enough to return. What an amazing Villa we had the pleasure of booking and staying in, happy memories for all of us.

5 of of 5

Great week away

By Ellie Locke on 03-Oct-2019

We had a wonderful week at Church Farmhouse with plenty of room for 14 adults and 2 children. The facilities were fantastic; we particularly enjoyed the Sunset Bar! The Solar restaurant was delicious for dinner and very easily coped with the large group. Nathalia and Paul were both very easy to contact and quick to help out, a great experience all round!

5 of of 5

Excellent holiday

By Luke Harding on 22-Jun-2019

We had the most wonderful stay at church farmhouse. We were a group made up of 3 families with 7 adults and 4 children. The villa was spacious and the pool area was great. The kitchen is well equipped with all baby and children equipment and the cots and high chairs were in great condition. Our children all enjoyed the tv room. The pool was lovely and warm(we had it heated) and there were lots of inflatables to use. We visited Solar do Poeta which is the restaurant in front of the villa. Would recommend for a nice meal. We used uber taxis to take us to the supermarket - Pingo Dulce (5 min drive). This had everything we needed to stock up for our stay. We also got taxis to Val do Lobo and spent some time at the beach. About a 10 min drive. Overall a wonderful holiday and we would highly recommend church farmhouse.

5 of of 5

A Fantastic Villa for a very large family.

By John Paul Nolan on 13-May-2019

We have just returned from a fantastic week in Church Farmhouse and what a beautiful place it is. We were an extended family of 19 people (12 adults, 3 teens and 4 kids) The house was equipped with everything we needed. The pool, games room and TV room to keep all the kids entertained. There was travel cots, bottle sterilisers, strollers and stair gates in the house, all the things you would never think of. This is an amazing property and was so relaxing because there was so much space for us all. We all can’t wait to go back again. Thanks for everything.

5 of of 5

Wonderful Villa

By Laurice on 13-Apr-2019

We had a large family surprise reunion with 17 people and this was a great property for us all! Everything was spotless and tidy. We were lucky enough to stay in the new penthouse suite which is superb ! Gorgeous copper bath tub and the largest bed I’ve ever slept in! The pool and gardens were great for the kids to play in. Short drive into Almancil for supplies and then everything you need is here. We had a small problem with the heating but a quick call to the owners and they had it fixed immediatley - couldn’t have asked for better service! Very comfy beds and would recommend staying here if you are in the area !

5 of of 5

Highly recommend

By David Lunan on 06-Apr-2019

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Church Farmhouse. A three generation family, and we all loved it, the villa plus apartment being big enough for us all to have our own space as families, and to be together. It’s well equipped internally and externally, from wifi to barbecue to bars to the heated swimming pool, and the jewel in the crown is the ‘fairytale' penthouse master bedroom which overlooks the pool and the grounds, with access to the roof terrace, a stand-alone bathtub, settees and dressing tables. Ideal for a wedding party! or for oldies like us!

5 of of 5

Beautiful villa, amazing week!

By Liadan McCann on 12-Sep-2018

We had an amazing week in this villa!! It is beautiful and really well looked after. It is in a perfect, quiet location but within a 5 minute drive of supermarkets and other amenities. Although we had cars, we got around easy enough using Ubers especially on nights out e.g. to the marina at Vilamoura (our favourite). Nathalia really made sure we were looked after with plenty of communication and instructions beforehand and whilst we were there. The outdoor area is huge and all the extra touches made the villa even better such as the bar, the fire pit, the roof terrace and the games room with plenty of pool inflatables!! We really hope to return next year we loved it so much. Thank you SO much Nathalia and family, it is a property you should be so proud of building/owning!

5 of of 5

An amazing Family Villa with the wow Factor!

By Jenna Borland Davies on 16-Feb-2018

We have just returned from a very relaxing Family holiday at this Beautiful Villa. We go away every February half term as a full family, 17 in total. This is by far the best property we have visited and catered for everyone from as young as 4 up to 60! We still felt like we had plenty of room and our own space due to the different areas in the property. We did spend the majority of the time in the garden which is idyllic and very relaxing. We were unable to use the pool heating due to low temperatures but this did not effect us. The little ones still occasionally braved it and spent hours playing football and games in the large enclosed garden. While the men kept themselves entertained in the games room, and the teenagers were happy with the Wifi! The Villa itself is so well equipped and there was nothing that we felt that was not there. The property was immaculate on arrival and I was surprised to find the housekeeper also came midweek for a mid week clean which was very much appreciated! All the bedrooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms are modern and clean. Location wise was perfect. A lovely restaurant right next door with traditional home cooked food. We ate here twice and the owner Lil is so welcoming and can not do enough for you. We did hire a car as we travel to Portugal usually twice a year so like to have a drive around to our favourite places such as Vilamoura and Old Town Albufeira. A car is not a necessity though as there are nearby supermarkets within walking distance. As for our host Nathalia I could not have asked for anything more. I asked her many questions in the months leading up to our holiday which she promptly answered. We had a couple of very minor issues on arrival which Nathalia sorted immediately. Lovely, helpful host! I would definitely recommend this property and hopefully one day return! Thanks again for an amazing, memory filled holiday!!

5 of of 5


By L Shooter on 26-Aug-2017

We were a family group of 11 ranging from 66 to 3 years. Church Farmhouse is a beautifully appointed villa and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday even down to children’s toys, pool inflatables, dvd’s and books . The grounds are extensive and the property has the added benefit of a separate apartment with small kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. The recent addition of the sunset bar and seating area is a great facility. The barbecue equipment was used every day and the eating area is great, now covered with a canopy. The pool was fine without heating and the children enjoyed the games room with table tennis, pool table, and air hockey. The kitchen is well equipped and Nathalia arranged to have the internet reconnected while we were there. The air conditioning worked in all the bedrooms. Keeping 11 people fed and watered for a week was a major task and we made the mistake of following the advice of a stranger to shop initially at the most expensive supermarket. However we discovered Aldi in Almancil which was perfectly adequate and at least half the price! I find it hard to say anything negative about this place but if pushed I would say that all the adults found the beds on the hard side and the teenagers would like to have been closer to the sea without having to use taxis. All the taxis we used arrived on time, Almancil Taxis were basic but cheaper than Algarve Taxis which were more plush. Nathalia and her housekeeper were very helpful and accommodating. I hope that one day we will all be able to return to Church Farmhouse.

5 of of 5

Great villa

By J Hopkinson on 12-Jun-2017

We had a wonderful week here. 3 families - 6 adults and 6 children (range 4 years old to 15) had plenty of space. The pool is a great size and there are some lovely outdoor spaces to run around / relax in the sun or shade. The kids loved the games room (pool, table tennis, air hockey). Great location for getting out and about too - short drive to vilamoura and various beaches. Would really recommend this lovely villa and hope to return!

5 of of 5

Amazing holiday

By Ange And Neil on 15-May-2017

Amazing time had by all, 14 adults in total. (7 couples)The villa was just as described in the listing, plenty of space,good quality fixtures and fittings. The master suit is very special definitely worth the 5 stars, everything you could possibly need for a well relaxed holiday. We made some special memories with special friends. The games room was tremendous especially when we had a rainy day. We didn't hire a car (if we returned we would hire a car for the supermarket run)supermarket was 10 mins away by taxi and cost only 12euro, the taxis were great dropped us off then came back for us an hour later. There was a small friendly bar 5 min walk down the hill, near the church, the restaurant in front of the villa is well worth a visit great food and friendly hosts, couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely recommend the villa if it's a chilled out relaxed holiday your looking for. Thank you to Nathalia and Paul for letting us stay in your amazing villa, and all the help and information you provided when we were booking. Thank you once again would definatley like to return sometime in the future...

5 of of 5

Fantastic farmhouse

By M Williams on 15-Oct-2016

We stayed at Villa Sao Lourenco as part of birthday party celebration for 14 people, the villa was superb, plenty of space for all of us, we ate out most nights but there is plenty of cooking implements to eat in, we BBQ one night and had a giant Paella on another occasion. The owner was very helpful, no issue when you emailed ask My various questions, I would not hesitate to go back.

5 of of 5

A little slice of paradise

By M Cheung on 11-Apr-2016

Just returned home from an 11 night stay at Church Farmhouse, and all I can say is "wow!" First impressions on arrival was what an impressive villa. As soon as we entered through the gate, a huge pool set in a beautiful garden with fruit trees and poolside terrace and a very impressive set of wooden doors to the villa struck an immediate impression. Inside, things continue to impress with a well laid out and beautifully decorated interior. With 16 in our party, it was a mad dash to bag the best room! The first few days were a little nippy so we didn't get to use the pool but then the weather warmed up and the skies cleared and it was finally speedos time! Nathalia made sure there were enough cots for the babies of which there were 4 in the party and nothing was too much trouble. With the facilities available, we didn't need to leave the villa! 12 days of no TV, laptops or ipads and just pure quality time amongst friends and family is how holidays should be spent, and I can't think of a more fitting place than church farmhouse! Definitely will book again in the near future, if Nathalia would have us again!

5 of of 5

Amazing family get together in this stunning home

By M Jackson on 13-Mar-2016

There were 16 of us in total with a mixture of adults and children. This stunning villa was so well equipped with everything that we needed for a large family get together and perfect for any large party with lots of adults and children. Nathalia who owns the property couldn't have done enough for us to ensure that we had everything we needed before we arrived. There were several travel cots waiting for us, highchairs and the TV room was so well equipped with children's toys, games and DVD's. The property has a games room outside which meant that our 7 year old boy was in his element and also the men of our party! They loved the pool table, air hockey, table tennis etc. Many hours in the evening were spent here by them. Nathalia's housekeeper was wonderful, she was there when we arrived and showed us around and she came again during the week to clean. She was so helpful and friendly and we even followed her to the supermarket on the first day as she didn't want us getting lost! The lounge & kitchen were superb, spacious & beautiful. We never felt that we were all on top of each other. It truly was a home from home experience with everything that we needed. Unfortunately we didn't use the pool. Even though it is a heated pool the air temperature wasn't warm enough to keep the pool heated to what we would have liked. Nathalia advised us of this before we went which was so lovely and here advice was spot on. However the garden and pool area is stunning so if you go late spring/summer you will love this. You will also find plenty of pool toys in the games room which is a lovely touch, We hope to return with our family or with friends again and have already recommended to many friends.

5 of of 5

Lovely holiday in a beautiful villa

By Anonymous on 23-Oct-2015

We had a very enjoyable week at the villa. With a baby and two older children we had everything we needed in the villa - travel cot, highchair and lots of great space outdoors. It was lovely inside and very clean and the games room and pool were excellent for us all. The local shops and the next door restaurant were great and really handy for everything we needed, the shop had everything for our baby too. The owner, Nathalia, was really prompt with her responses and letting us know where the best places were for everything we needed and places to go, although we just enjoyed being in the villa and doing very little! Would highly recommend for anyone holidaying in the Algarve.

5 of of 5

Wonderful holiday

By A Henson on 08-Sep-2015

We had an absolutely fantastic holiday. We were a party of two families - consisting of 4 adults, 2 three year olds and 2 one year olds. The house was really good. Very spacious, all mod cons, very clean, comfortable. We felt totally at home and neither family felt on top of each other. The play room in the main house was such a bonus! Plus the outdoor play room was great too (for the big kids i.e the adults who enjoyed pool, ping pong etc!). We love the swimming pool...in it every day. The house was well located, close to wonderful beaches, shops and restaurants. Hosts were attentive. Couldn't ask for more. All in all we had a great time and would go back in an instant!

5 of of 5

Great place with great people

By P Correia on 01-Sep-2015

The villa has everything we needed!! Great conditions, clean and great service as far as towels, bed sheets, kitchen stuff, etc is concerned! I would definitely recommend it!! We were a group of 23 people, and we loved it!! With cars the beach, the food take-away and supermarket are only 10mins away. The owner and the "personnel" were always available!! 5 stars holidays!

5 of of 5

What a fantastic place!

By S Roome on 06-Jul-2015

We have just stayed at this marvellous villa with a total of 16 of our extended family and what a great place to do so. The recent works have placed this firmly in the 5-star category; the kitchen is particularly well equipped and we greatly appreciated the Welcome Pack. It was also nice to see that a wide range of condiments are left, as so often the kitchen is devoid of these items on arrival. The layout of the rooms worked particularly well for our family and and the lovely new bathrooms and comfortable beds make staying here a delight. The pool and its surrounds are first class, with plenty of sun beds, and while the facilities such as the Games Room with table tennis, pool table and air hockey suited the older grandchildren (ours range from 2 to 13), the younger ones loved the huge number of toy cars, other toys and DVDs. Inside the villa, the spacious living room, with its three large settees, bar and stools, table and chair, is a cool haven in which to take refuge when the sun becomes too much. A car is essential here, as Almancil is beyond walking distance, especially when stocking up with supplies, though the town has three supermarkets, Pingo Doce for most, Apollonia (commonly referred to by others as 'Waitrose - because you can get anything here') and Lidl, while Compartmente in nearby Loule is the nearest Hypermarket. The villa is, of course, very convenient for Faro Airport, only 15 mins away. Our thanks to Nathalia, the owner, for her great help, both prior to, and during our stay. She ensured it was most memorable.

5 of of 5

Fantasic holiday home for all the family

By Esme M on 25-Jun-2015

We had a brilliant stay at Church Farmhouse. It's a fantastic house, and caters for every member of the family. We went with our 9 month old daughter and the grandparents, and we all loved it. Spacious bedrooms with high quality decor, a lovely big kitchen with everything you need, and a fantastic outdoor space for relaxed meals and soaking up the sun by the pool. The restaurant at the back of the house does excellent food, and they'll even bring it round to the house for you. Some nice shops nearby for food (the natural meat company was great for BBQ food), and the local supermarkets had everything we needed for our baby. Only a short drive to the beach with some nice restaurants nearby too. Would love to go back soon!

5 of of 5

Great Villa

By James B on 02-Jun-2015

Great villa close to the airport but no aircraft noise Very comfortable and well appointed villa complimented by a fantastic private garden and a superb pool, Games room is a bonus for teenagers, Close to Amancile and all amenities, The rooms were beautifully decorated as was the rest of the house, as a large family we could of invited all the rest to come along and stay with plenty of room, the garden is full of fruit trees that when ripe you have fresh lemons for your drinks, oranges for juicing and herbs for cooking (if you so wish) in the amazing kitchen, and a few more delights when ready, the ice machine was an absolute bonus, this really is a home away from home, toys and games, plenty of books, you don't need to leave the house to have a really deserved relax. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and the local staff were charming; All you could want for a great holiday. Also the restaurant literally on your door step has very friendly staff with some of the best food available for that family dinner out without the worry of who is driving, to come back to the garden with its lights on for a few drinks , would recommend it highly for large family's or 2 family's to share

5 of of 5

Fabulous! 5 star

By Victoria J on 21-Apr-2015

Helpful votes: 2/0
We have just returned from a week at Church Farmhouse and can honestly say it can't be bettered. Its a stones throw from the airport , so no tedious transfer once you arrive at the airport and the kids have had enough travelling already;its quiet and peaceful whilst being close to the shops and facilities of Almencil should you need anything,and there are some good supermarkets and restaurants there too.There is even a small restaurant behind the house that will cook to order and you can pick it up ! The farmhouse itself has recently undergone a renovation, and i should imagine the owners are really pleased with it -farmhouse comfort with boutique hotel glamour. Fabulous kitchen that you would be delighted to have in your own home and a superb entertaining area in the living room -perfect for groups. The pool is fab; the large gazebo is perfect when you or the kids need a little shade, and the games room fantastic (complete with karaoke machine and air hockey !). I could wax lyrical , but instead i will just give it 5 stars.Looking forward to a return trip already. My only advice would be to rent an inexpensive car between you all should you wish to travel to the beaches or further afield, and it does make the supermarket run that bit easier !
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.

5 of of 5

Will be returning

By AmyH on 31-Aug-2013

Helpful votes: 7/0
First time to the Algarve area of Portugal and I don't think we could have picked a better spot. Perfect distance from areas such as Vilamoura and Vale Do Lobo and also not too far from the airport. Stayed in the villa with 7 family members and a baby. The villa catered to everybody's needs and the sun terrace came in very handy for the adults, So did the chill out bar! We could tell the villa and the apartment were well cared for and the owner could not have been more helpful....perfecto!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

5 of of 5
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Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Fireplace
Air conditioning Heating Linens provided
Washing machine Tumble dryer Parking
Living room Hairdryer Ironing board
Television Satellite/cable Dvds
Video library Video games Music library
Games Books Games room
Pool table Pingpong Table football
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Garden Golf Water sports
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