Villa Quinta do Esperanca is a beautiful property perched on a hillside with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The main house has been lovingly designed with the family in mind - there are numerous areas in which to explore, a fenced-off swimming pool (with a children's shallow area) and many levels with terraces, dining arrangements and of course, the fantastic floodlit tennis court.
Set in 2 acres of landscaped grounds, Quinta do Esperanca has been built in the style of a Portuguese manor house, providing high quality, spacious and comfortable accommodation. The main house consists of six bedrooms. Three bedrooms on the first floor and the remaining three bedrooms and living areas are on the ground floor. Many of these rooms have their own access onto a terrace or sunny balcony, so you can enjoy the views of the surrounding areas. The bedrooms have been individually designed with great care and attention and each has its own personality.
On the lower floor, there is the advantage of an enormous games room with a table tennis and pool table.
A short walk from the main house is a pretty cottage where there are a further two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the large children’s playroom, which is well equipped with numerous indoor and outdoor toys. Our nanny will entertain your children from here and within the extensive grounds of the property.
Surrounding the house and cottage, there are a number of covered terraces, allowing plenty of space and privacy for those who would like some time to themselves. Our chef and host are available to serve you appetising meals or refreshing drinks at indoor or outdoor dining areas- whatever your choice is.
Alternatively, the enormous lawned, terraced gardens, complete with a swimming pool and tennis court (flood-lit, so great for those early evening games), creates a perfect playground for all ages.
The beach is only a 15-20 minutes drive from the property, plus the golf courses, local markets, restaurants and shopping facilities are a mere 20 minutes away. However, we've found that once you're in the villa, you'll not want to leave.
Quinta do Esperanca has 3 double bedrooms and 3 twin bedrooms all with ensuite bath or shower rooms. Some have outside balconies or terraces. The Cottage also has a double ensuite bedroom and twin room.
|Master Double bedroom - main house|
Large master bedroom on first floor with en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Access to shared terrace area that runs length of villa
|Twin bedroom - main house|
Twin bedded which has been decorated brightly for a girl.
|Double bedroom - main house|
Double room on first floor which is decorated for a boys.
En-suite shower room
|Double bedroom - main house|
Large double bedroom on ground floor with en-suite shower room.
|Double bedroom - main house|
Large double bedroom on ground floor with space for a cot in room.
Pink armchair in corner of room so can sit and read book leisurely.
Very large bathroom with double sinks, bath with shower overhead. WC.
Doors out onto large terrace with chairs and table on.
|Twin bedroom - main house|
Office/twin bedroom - Single bed with pull-out bed that make up to a twin room suitable for children on the ground floor.
En-suite shower room.
|Double bedroom - cottage|
Double with en-suite bathroom in cottage.
|Twin bedroom - cottage|
Twin bedroom in cottage
The villa is staffed with a fully qualified nanny who is there to take care of all your childcare needs. Our qualified nanny(ies) can look after children from four months to thirteen years keeping them entertained with a variety of fun activities tailor-made to their needs and routines. The dedicated playroom is full of toys, games, creative activities and a games console for all ages to ensure all children have an endless stream of fun on their holiday! Children are as well catered for as adults and your chef will cook delicious meals that cater for all tastes and allergies.
Our villas are equipped with a family in mind with stair-gates, blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots as standard. You can also request nappies and wipes to be purchased in advance so that you have one less thing to worry about. Babysitting can also be arranged if you would like to go out for supper.
Quinta do Esperanca has a heated swimming pool (12 x 6m, 1 - 2.5m deep), 4 barbecues, covered outside dining area and soft seating area, lawned garden, floodlit tennis court, games room with table tennis and pool table, satellite television, DVD, CD, telephone, internet connection.
4 barbeques within the extensive grounds
|Outside dining area|
Covered and open dining area
Solar heated swimming pool(12x6m)1-1.25 deep
|Satellite TV, DVD and CD player|
Satellite TV, DVD player and CD player
Playroom is well equipped with new indoor, outdoor toys and creative materials and is located in the cottage that's just a few minutes walk from the main villa.
Floodlit tennis court - great for those cool evening games
Games room in basement with table tennis and pool table.
Free broadband wi-fi
Air conditioning throughout
The Algarve is a fantastic destination for those who like, not only to enjoy the superb beaches, but to also relish in the wide range of activities on offer.
For land lovers, bicycles can be hired in which to explore the countryside, plus horse riding is very popular and stables can be found dotted around the beautiful inland areas. Tennis courts and tennis academies are also in abundance.
Well known for its golf, the Algarve is a club paradise with many outstanding and renowned golf courses where weather is never an issue.
If water is more your scene, the delightfully clean and warm waters are perfect for all types of sailing from dinghy to schooner, windsurfer to kayak.
Surfers from around the world come to the Algarve to ride the waves, especially popular and renowned along the South West and Silver coast where the surf is at its best.
Alternatively, there’s a fantastic range of boat trips for fishing expeditions, dolphin cruises, diving and trips to the more secret coves, beaches and grottos.
Quinta do Esperanca is a fully staffed villa with a chef, host and nanny to look after you during your holiday. Our team pride themselves on their ability to ensure that every aspect of the service is seamless and to anticipate your every need. Your private chef will serve mouthwatering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your hosts will manage every aspect of your holiday, from restaurant bookings to keeping your glass topped up with wine or that perfectly mixed gin & tonic.
A continental breakfast and fresh tasty lunches are provided six days per week and gourmet dinners are offered on five nights per week. On arrival you will receive a selection of local wines and a Laurent Perrier Champagne reception will be served on an evening of your choice. Our Flagship bar is stocked with a selection of spirits, beer, soft drinks, and mixers. Additional wines and speciality drinks and spirits can be arranged locally at an additional charge.
Above all though, your stay at Quinta do Esperanca will be crafted as a home from home experience so everything will be personalised for you and we will endeavour to make your stay your perfect holiday.
Tenancy times: Check in 4pm. Check out 11am.
Quinta do Esperanca is one of Scott Dunn's flagship properties. As a flagship villa, enhanced services and facilities are offered. This includes the following:
· Upgraded welcome drinks hamper to include spirits, champagne and upgraded wine including dessert wine
· Afternoon tea (sweet and savoury light bites)
· Towel changes on request
· Private airport transfers (not SD vehicle) to meet one arrival and one departure flight.
· Complimentary car hire delivery to/from the villa with Autos Jardim (car rental cost is extra)
· Freeview/Freesat TV
· Xbox 360
In addition, the following may be arranged at an additional cost:
· A la carte wine list and wine tastings
· Additional airport transfers
· In-villa beauty treatments
Maid service is available 6 days per week, excluding Sundays and any public holidays.
Your villa comes with up to two private nannies/activity specialists. It is possible to arrange additional nannies at an additional cost, subject to availability.
|Scott Dunn chef|
Scott Dunn chef provides gourmet, bespoke meals to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.
|Scott Dunn host|
Your Scott Dunn host takes care of all the hidden touches for example serving and clearing at meal times, appetisers by the pool, providing knowledge of the local area to name a few. They are there to ensure the smooth running of the holiday.
If you would like an additional nanny, this is possible at an additional charge and is subject to availability.
When to travel
The Algarve has a mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. It is generally warm and sunny in May with the evenings being quite cool. By June the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings, especially in July and August. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. Throughout the summer months it can be windy especially during the afternoon. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.
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Location and directions
Quinta do Esperanca is set in 2 acres of grounds with landscaped lawns, herbaceous borders and natural olive groves, north of the town of Loule in the Algarve. This villa has been built in the style of a Portuguese manor house providing private luxurious, stylish and spacious accommodation.
How to get there
Faro airport is served by a number of major and regional UK airports including a regular service with British Airways from Gatwick. The flight time is around three hours from the UK.
30 minutes drive to the villa from the airport.