Vila Monte Farm House is an idyllic country retreat nestled in the hills of the eastern Algarve region, just 25 minutes from Faro. The hotel boasts two swimming pools and acres of manicured gardens, perfect for those looking for space and tranquillity.
The adults-only pool offers grown ups a chance to relax in peace and quiet
The reception are delighted to help keep guests busy during their stay with an extensive activities list ranging from market tours to goat herding
The beautiful grounds include a tennis court, outdoor summer restaurant, herb and vegetable garden
A fantastic restaurant on site serving delicious cuisine ranging from pizzas to high quality local seafood
Situated in the rolling hills of the eastern Algarve, Vila Monte Farm House is a luxurious yet relaxed retreat in the heart of this stunning, untouched area of Portugal. Originally an old farmhouse, the hotel has grown to include a handful of in-keeping buildings housing the rooms and an abundance of manicured gardens.
Featuring two swimming pools, one of which is adults only, and a tennis court, Vila Monte Farm House provides the best of both worlds for couples and families alike, who together create a warm and laid back atmosphere. The epitome of boho-chic, the 55 rooms feature white-washed walls with splashes of colour in the soft furnishings, all chosen to represent traditional Portuguese interiors giving the property a real sense of place.
There is a fantastic restaurant on site serving a range of dishes, from the more informal such as pizzas and salads to more traditional Portuguese cuisine. The chefs make the most of the abundance of incredibly fresh, local seafood and the herb and vegetable garden on site provides much of the greenery.
The east side of the Algarve is a far cry from its built up and overcrowded neighbour to the west. Landscapes here are made up of rolling hills, scattered with vineyards and olive groves before meeting the great blue expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The nearby town of Tavira offers a touch of culture with its pretty Moorish houses, markets and authentic bars and restaurants. Olhao, even closer to Vila Monte Farm House, boasts some of the finest and freshest seafood thanks to its port, the largest fishing harbour on the Algarve. Beautiful beaches can be found on the islands just off the coast, and water taxis from Olhao, Tavira and Cabanas whisk passengers off to an array of beauty spots such as Ilha Fuseta and Ilha Tavira with their expansive stretches of white sandy beaches.
When to visit
Vila Monte Farm House is near the charming village of Olhao in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. There are several beautiful, untouched beaches on the islands nearby and pretty towns within easy reach.
Algarve cooking class
Discover the flavours of the Algarve and its local specialities as you learn how to create a traditional dish from the region in a private cooking class.
Explore the western Algarve
Spend a day exploring the western Algarve, home to picturesque towns and pristine beaches dotted along the rugged coastline. Learn about the Algarve’s history in Lagos and Sagres, and admire some of the region’s most beautiful scenery.
Hiking in the Algarve
Explore the southwestern coast of the Algarve, hiking with your private guide from Salema to Ingrina. Admire the beautiful sea views and the impressive coastline as you discover the South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.
Private cruise in the Algarve
Discover the beauty of the Algarve from the water, on board your own private boat. This stretch of coasts boasts a selection of stunning beaches and impressive caves which are just waiting to be explored.