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What’s on at Quinta do Lago spring 2019?

What’s on at Quinta do Lago spring 2019?

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The luxury lifestyle resort of Quinta do Lago in the Algarve puts on a massive programme of events throughout the spring of 2019. From soccer school with the legendary Rio Ferdinand to movies in the park, live music and parties galore. Plus with the recent opening of The Campus sporting complex there are more activities (including padel, one of the fastest growing sports in Europe) than you or your kids ever dreamed of.

Book one of our luxury Quinta do Lago villas to truly make the most of your holiday. There is nothing ordinary about any of them. We only bring you the very best of the very best so that you know that your holiday is going to be super special, the best it can be.

Quinta do Lago activities for kids including football lessons with Rio Ferdinand!

Budding footballers: It’s not every day that kids get the chance to train with Rio Ferdinand – but here they will! This is one very special coaching opportunity as Football Escapes have partnered with The Campus to hold courses for kids from 5-15 years, with coaches including Rio Ferdinand, Teddy Sheringham, Bobby Zamora and Richard Dunne. Takes place April 15-19 so book straight away for this one.

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Budding tennis players: Junior training camp from 15-20 April with the Campus tennis academy team.

Dance fans: Strictly Come Dancing’s Lauren Jamiseson will hold a dance camp at The Campus from 15-19 April. Kids will learn dance styles, routines and tricks.  Book in Advance

There’s also an Easter Egg hunt (21 April), Sunday fun golf at the driving range every Sunday in April for kids, safe cycle routes, beaches and loads more to keep them happy and entertained.

Tennis camp

Tennis players can join a very special tennis camp this spring. A legend in tennis history, Judy Murray is a renowned tennis coach, former captain of the Great British Federation Cup team and mother to two Grand Slam winning sons, Andy and Jamie. An incredible opportunity for all tennis players to receive expert coaching from Judy herself, and play on the professional courts at The Campus. From 17-19 April, booking is essential.

Golf

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Spring is the perfect time to tee off. Get out on the course, blow the winter cobwebs away, enjoy the sunshine and fabulous greens of Quinta da Lago. You can also book private sessions, golf school, lessons, golf camp – there’s loads to suit all golfers, and, there’s a Junior club for 5-18 year olds.

For a bit of golfing fun, try the Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago and play on world famous golf holes – Augusta, Belfry, Sawgrass – in miniature. Unique in the Algarve the course is designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Restaurants

Who can resist Easter Brunch at Bovino steakhouse? A fiery barbecue of sizzling meat and fish, fresh salads and indulgent desserts. The band will create the music, while the children enjoy the fun. (13 and 21 April).

Seafood Festival from 15-21 April at Casa do Lago showcases locally sourced, delicious fresh fish dishes at the beautiful lakeside restaurant.

St Patrick’s Day party at Danos – expect a lot of fun with a live band, Guinness and a great menu.

Entertainment

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There’s loads to do here from every kind of sport, to relaxing at the beach, exploring the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural park, visiting the local towns and seaside resorts, days out dolphin watching, horse riding, hot air ballooning, visiting local vineyards and much more.

But don’t forget to make time to simply enjoy your gorgeous luxury villa at Quinta do Lago, just made for chilling, with gorgeous pools, luxury interiors, beautiful gardens and maid service, this is the holiday of your dreams – come true.

See all our villas in Quinta do Lago and in Vale de Lobo, the luxury resort next door

Website for Quinta do Lago: www.quintadolago.com/en/

 

Portugal makes special arrangements for UK Tourists post Brexit

Portugal makes special arrangements for UK Tourists post Brexit

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The Portuguese Government has authorised the installation of dedicated UK Passport holder lanes at the Algarve’s Faro Airport.

The aim is to ensure that British citizens will continue to enjoy fast-track access after Brexit, whether the UK leaves with or without a deal.

British visitors to the Algarve will have fast track access

A record 13 million tourists visited Portugal last year, with Britons being by far the largest single group.

Prime Minister António Costa stated that, “Millions of Britons visit Portugal as tourists every year, we have to ensure the flow is not interrupted.” According to the Algarve Daily News, Prime Minister Costa also announced that 60 additional customs officers are to be hired for post-Brexit border checks.

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In addition, the estimated 45,000-50,000 British citizens living in Portugal will be able to retain their residence and other rights, including access to state healthcare and recognition of UK academic qualifications.

The estimated 400,000 Portuguese citizens living in Britain will also be offered improved consular assistance to ease any residence, work or labour problems arising from no deal, the prime minister said.

In order to relieve internal concerns over the possible effects of a no-deal Brexit, the Portuguese government will also make €50m available to the estimated 2,800 export-focused companies likely to suffer most should Britain crash out of the EU in March 2019.

Keep calm and carry on enjoying your holiday in the Algarve

We’re delighted that Portugal will continue to welcome British visitors in this way so that you can enjoy a great holiday in the Algarve.

Happy Holidays!

10 Brilliant activities in the Algarve

10 Brilliant activities in the Algarve

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The Algarve is known for its gorgeous Atlantic beaches and lush golf resorts. With whitewashed fishing villages and a coastline lined with luxury villas, bars and restaurants, it’s the perfect place to take a sunshine break.

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Take a boat trip or snorkel in Ria Formosa Natural Park. This unique coastal lagoon in central Algarve, was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal in a peoples vote in 2018. You can see the largest community of seahorses in the natural environment here. The park covers 18,400 hectares and encompasses a barrier island system stretching 60 km between Ancão and Manta Rota in the eastern Algarve. Essentially, it is a lagoon separated from the sea by a coastal dune system and an important wintering ground for birds from northern and central Europe, as well as being an important stopover for migrant birds flying between northern Europe and Africa.

Visit Cape St. Vincent, the southern-most point of Europe. Take a scenic drive up the Vicentine Coast and enjoy the spectacular views.

Hike part of the Via Algarviana Trail. The 300km long route crosses eleven of the sixteen municipalities of the region. It’s a great way to discover the diverse natural landscapes and culture on foot with stops in gorgeous villages en route.  www.viaalgarviana.org

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Enjoy a day relaxing on the beach, doing nothing but chilling. From sandy beaches to deserted islands and award-winning beaches like D.Ana, Meia Praia, Praia da Marinha and Falésia beach, the choice is yours. Don’t miss a visit to the impressive Benagil Cave and the iconic Ponta da Piedade rock formations in Lagos.

Learn to surf or body board with the locals at Odeceixe Beach in Aljezur on the west coast. Whatever level you’re at – total beginner or total surf dude, the Algarve offers beaches to cater for all levels, with surf schools dotted along the coastline.

Sip the finest local wines from full bodied reds to delicate whites. Produced across the region, discover them via The Rota Dos Vinhos do Algarve (The Algarve Wine Route). rotadosvinhosdeportugal.pt

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Cycle on the Ecovia trail to discover the wonderful, natural landscape. Highlights include the lush greenery of the Costa Vicentina Nature Park, the birdwatching haven of the Alvor Estuary, and the majestic cliffs of Sagres.

Wine and dine! There are loads of restaurants to choose from Michelin Star to authentic tiny cafes. Nothing beats an alfresco lunch in the sun, especially when it’s local sardines or fresh seafood. In Portimão it’s hard to resist the lovely riverside restaurants.

Play a round of golf on one of the stunning courses in the exclusive ‘Golden Triangle’ of the Algarve: Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Discover why the Algarve was voted the World’s Best Golfing Destination by the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators).

Take a walk through history. Visit some of the beautiful villages like picturesque Alte or Alvor for a glimpse into traditional rural and coastal living. The region’s sixteen municipalities each have their own identity but are bound together through their religious and cultural heritage.

We have the finest luxury rental villas in the Algarve, browse our listings or contact us for help with choosing the right villa for your dream holiday.

Tourism website: www.visitalgarve.pt

Villa Chloe in Antibes, southern France, Villa of the Month

Villa Chloe in Antibes, southern France, Villa of the Month

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Perched on a hill, just below the lighthouse on the peninsula of Cap d’Antibes, Villa Chloe is exceptional.

With stunning sea views from the house and gardens, you can easily walk to the sandy beaches of Salis (Blue Flag) with its pretty port from the villa. Plage de Garoupe is also within walking distance. It’s one of the prettiest beaches in the area with silky-soft white sands and crystal clear waters. Once a favourite with luminaries such as Ernest Hemingway and Picasso, it’s very exclusive and there are some excellent restaurants and bars there.

Quintessential French Riviera charm

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The villa has three levels. On the first floor it is all open plan with plenty of light and sea views. The living room has French windows leading out to the pool area. The dining area has steps that lead up to the large kitchen which is fully equipped with an American style fridge freezer and top range facilities.

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There are five double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. One has its own dressing room and two open out onto the terrace, with gorgeous views.

In the garden make the most of the glorious weather with the large dining and barbecue area. The loungers round the pool are so tempting.

There is air conditioning throughout the villa plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stereo.

Must-sees in Antibes

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If you can bear to tear yourself away from this gorgeous holiday home and those beautiful beaches, head to the town to discover its charms.

Situated within the old Grimaldi castle on the waterfront is a museum dedicated to Picasso. All the artwork is of the local area, which gives you a fascinating perspective, seen through the eyes of Picasso. There are fantastic sculptures on the outdoor balcony that overlooks the sea.

Antibes market is a great place to shop for supplies to create a wonderful feast to enjoy at the villa. You will find a terrific selection of fresh local produce from scrumptious cheeses and locally grown olives, fish and meat, herbs and spices. You can also get a mouth-watering truffle paste to spread on a warm fresh baguette bought from the bakery at the front of the market. There is one stall devoted solely to tomatoes! It’s a great place for people watching too.

Chapelle de la Garoupe is in an amazing place to visit, its nave is full of votive offerings essentially from sailors. You can walk there from the villa but make sure you wear the right shoes, it’s a bit of a climb. This listed historic monument has recently been restored and from here, you have a wonderful panorama over the bay. It’s the perfect place to see the sun set, you’ll experience one of those wow moments.

Why we love Villa Chloe:

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Truly stunning views of the Riveria

Pool that cries out to be lounged around – and a rather irresistible hammock

Amazing walks – just at the end of the garden

Cinema room and surround sound

Close to shops, beaches, restaurants etc.

Details: Villa Chloe, Antibes

More on Antibes from the tourist office: antibesjuanlespins.com

 

 

 

 

Season’s Greetings from Palmer & Parker

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We’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year.
We’ve really enjoyed helping so many people to make their holiday dreams come true this year. It’s something we’ve been doing since 1972, and we have an ongoing passion for bringing you the very best, most luxurious holiday villas in some of the finest parts of Europe.
Whether you want advice for which villa might suit your needs best, to find a villa that’s suitable for a wedding or a family get together, or somewhere close to the best golf courses of the Algarve, the best beaches of Spain, or the most beautiful villages of the south of France, get in touch with us by phone or email and we’ll be very happy to help you.
We’re also on Facebook where we post inspirational photos, news and tips, and on Instagram where our gorgeous teaser photographs are sure to make you dream of your next fabulous, luxury holiday.
Our office will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day only.
We wish you all the best for the season and look forward to talking to you next year.
With best wishes
Donna, Selina and Janine

Villa of the Month | Cliff Top, Albufeira, Algarve

Villa of the Month | Cliff Top, Albufeira, Algarve

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Our villa of the month is simply sensational. Villa Cliff Top is uber luxurious, perched on top of a cliff as the name suggest, with the most amazing sea views…

Stunning villa Albufeira, Algarve

This stunning villa in Albufeira oozes style, comfort and sophistication. Villa Cliff Top sleeps 16 people in luxury. There are 5 bedrooms in the main house plus a separate guest houses with three bedrooms. With plenty of room for family and friends and loads of space for your own me-time.

While cooking might not be what you first think of doing when on holiday relaxing, especially as in this area there’s a ton of delicious options for eating out, you might be tempted here. Wait until you see the professional kitchen and terrific outdoor cooking area – it’s inspiring and fabulous.

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Overlooking the ocean, giving you spectacular views, is an open plan living and dining area. From the garden there’s a pathway leading right out on to the bright golden sandy beach. There are outdoor entertainment areas, a large swimming pool with its own bar, jacuzzi, a fully equipped gym and a games room.

What to see and do nearby

For the adventurous and those who like to explore, you won’t be short of things to do here. Close by and highly recommended is Parque Aventura, an outdoor climbing space. Move through the trees, enjoying the excitement of zip lines, rope bridges, skateboards and much more. The staff are always on hand to give advice and help choose the right course for you depending on age and ability.

Discover the mysteries of the oceans at the Algarve’s best family theme park, Zoomarine Algarve.  Dolphins, seals and sea lions, plus tropical birds and birds of prey will keep the whole family entertained. There is also an amazing aquarium with sharks, a 4D Cinema, swimming pools and a new beach attraction, it will make your visit to Zoomarine unforgettable. www.zoomarine.pt

Retail therapy more your thing? Then Algarve Shopping Mall is the place to go. With lots of well-known retailers mixed in with designer boutiques, food courts, and places to sit and rest while watching the large televisions, you could easily spend a few hours here – shopping paradise!

Why we love Cliff Top villa…

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Entertainment room – loads of fun for everyone

Pool with bar – fabulous for entertaining

Beautiful interior design

Breath taking views out to the ocean

Great shopping facilities close by

Beach accessible from the garden – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Details for Villa Cliff Top

 

 

Enjoy a brilliant Christmas getaway in the Algarve

Enjoy a brilliant Christmas getaway in the Algarve

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There’s still time to book your Christmas getaway in the Algarve this year and enjoy golden sands, winter sunshine and a luxury break, the perfect way to end the year.

Imagine waking up to blue skies and temperatures of up to 18˚C instead of grey skies and drizzle. It’s the perfect climate for a game of golf – and in the Algarve you’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to courses. Or how about a game of tennis, a walk on the beach, lunch outdoors in the sun, a dip in the pool, aperitifs on a terrace under the stars…

Christmas in Portugal

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Typically presents are opened on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day in Portugal. Christmas trees are common and nativity scenes are treasured, in fact the world’s largest nativity scene can be seen in Santa Maria da Feira, south of Porto, it covers around 3.5 hectares and features more than 7,000 figures.

There’s a lively atmosphere in the Algarve at this time of the year and its become more and more popular with tourists with more hotels and restaurants remaining open all year round. Though it’s not bikini on the beach weather, typically there are ten days of rain in December, the climate is mild enough for T-shirts in the day, jumpers or jackets in the evening.

Fabulous food plays a starring role at Christmas in the Algarve. Although salted cod fish is a traditional favourite for the Christmas meal in Portugal, turkey is quite usual now. If you’re in the Algarve at Christmas you’ll be able to buy all the ingredients for a traditional roast Christmas dinner  in supermarkets and butchers.

Enjoy the freshest seafood – “caldeirada” is a local favourite, seafood steamed in a traditional pan. Tempt your taste buds with olives, cheese and bread, and delicious deserts including the famous Dom Rodrigo, an almond delight. Local wines are starting to get noticed as in the last few years, production has undergone an evolution – fine red, white and rosé wines can be tasted and bought at the vineyards as well as the local shops.

What to do in the Algarve at Christmas

Boxing Day isn’t celebrated in Portugal and is the perfect day to get a round of golf in! With 42 nine or 18-hole, all year round courses, most designed by renowned architects, suitable for all levels and budgets, some of them in the top 100 best courses in the world, golfers will have a ball.

Take a wander, cycle or boat ride in the Ria Formosa Nature park, a unique lagoon system. There is also the Costa Vicentina Natural Park with its steep cliffs, beaches, sand dunes and mountains. And if you’ve a head for heights, the Monchique Mountains are the highest point in the Algarve and home to lots of wildlife.

Enjoy a stroll on a sandy beach, perfect for blowing the winter blues away – there are more than 100 beaches in the Algarve.

Explore historic towns and cities, Lagos for instance is a fascinating gem which dates to the Roman period. With many architectural features, cultural venues, restaurants and shops galore, it makes for a superb trip. Albufeira is the most lively of the towns in the Christmas season and especially on New Year’s Eve when there are festivities galore.

Indulge in a spa session – you’re on holiday after all. At Monchique there are wonderful natural thermal treatments on offer and many of the hotels have spa facilities.

Relax at your gorgeous Algarve Villa

At Palmer & Parker we specialise in the very best of the best of holiday rentals in the area. Luxurious and gorgeous, all our villas have pools, maid service, fabulous facilities, and are decorated to the highest standards. Some villas even provide cooks so that you can really take time out to indulge.

Take a look at our wonderful selection of magnificent holiday villas in the Algarve and if you would like more information, recommendations and help – please don’t hesitate to contact us, we want your holiday to be the best it can possibly be.

Photos featured 1: Villa Timosa, Vale do Lobo Close, on the Ocean Golf Course, near the beach , restaurants and facilities. 2: Villa Driftwood, Quinta do Lago with a gym, sauna, cinema room and everything to keep the whole family entertained. 3 Villa Talitha, Vilamoura, bordering the Vila Sol Golf Course with views out to 24th Hole. 4. Villa 22, Vilamoura, a brand-new luxury-built villa on the world-famous Victoria Golf Course.

Villa of the Month

Villa of the Month | Quinta Mansao, Algarve

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Our villa of the month is the sensational Quinta Mansao in Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal.

A stunning contemporary build that has a traditional feel with seven bedrooms, all en-suite – its perfect for families and friends. This villa is beautifully decorated, luxurious and roomy. The gardens are immaculate and idea for a spot of sunbathing, relaxing and swimming with a large, heated infinity pool which has superb views. It’s air conditioned, has cable TV with plenty of UK channels and a state-of-the-art cinema room that wouldn’t be out of place in Steven Spielberg’s home!  You’ll love the outdoor dining area, terrific for barbecues, cocktails and long lazy lunches.

This is a villa to relax in and to truly enjoy the luxuries of life.

If you can bear to leave this fabulous villa you’ll find plenty do in the area.

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What to see and do nearby

Golf courses – of course!  All year round there are five championship golf courses.  Wonderful sandy beaches with plenty of watery activities.

The nearby town of Faro has a lovely waterfront promenade and a fabulous shopping area. Explore its cobbled streets, take a guided tour, browse at the boutiques, dine al fresco in the sun round the harbour and soak up the ambiance in this lovely location.

Back at your villa, enjoy the gorgeous terrace and garden with a glass of local wine and with several vineyards close by, why not book a tasting and vineyard tour and buy direct (it always seems to taste better when you know the provenance!).  Head to Quinta dos Vales wine estate where they make award winning wines and offer a delicious wine tasting and tour.

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Albufeira is close by and great for days out with boat trips, dolphin watching, super restaurants and fabulous beaches. It’s a lively town and you’re spoiled for choice with things to do here.

Why we love Villa Quinta Mansao

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  • Fantastic location with everything you need close by
  • Gorgeous infinity pool
  • State of the art cinema room
  • Lovely barbecue area in a beautiful garden
  • Perfect spaces for sunbathing and cocktails under the stars
  • Light and roomy, millionaire style décor
  • All seven bedrooms are en-suite – what luxury!
  • Maid service so you really get to relax

Book your Villa Quinta Mansao holiday now… for people who love luxury

Fall in love with the charms of Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

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Once the location for an isolated farmhouse, Quinta do Lago is now the Algarve’s leading resort. In its superb location close to the ocean, surrounded by pine forests, it is unique, luxurious and authentic. It’s also great for families.
There are resorts within the resorts and it’s the setting for some of the most beautiful villas in the world. Spectacular golf courses, fabulous facilities from yachting to big game fishing, horse riding, superb restaurants and tempting shops make Quinta do Lago one of the premier resorts in Europe.
Here are just a few of our favourite venues for the whole family to enjoy when you stay at one of our gorgeous villas at Quinta do Lago:
Artur’s Watersports
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Based in the Ria Formosa Natural Park – classed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, this is a great place for the whole family. A water sports academy offers a variety of lake-based water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddling and pedalos. At Quinta do Lago beach enjoy adrenaline thrills with rides such as such as jet skis, water skiing, wake boarding and a banana boat trip.
If you’re after a bit more of a relaxing time, explore Ria Formosa Natural Park with its protected lagoon, and discover its unique natural heritage. Take a bike ride, tour by canoe or walk, there are guided tours that will reveal the fauna and flora of this carefully preserved unique ecosystem and local traditional activities, such as salt harvesting and traditional fishing.
Go-karting
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If you’re looking for something a bit different, a 5-minute drive from Quinta do Lago you’ll find Karting Amancil, the Algarve’s premier go-karting track. The late motor-racing ace Ayrton Senna was a frequent visitor to Quinta do Lago, describing it as one of the few places he could truly relax and unwind in privacy. He even inaugurated the track at Karting Amancil, so you’re following in the tracks of the truly great here!
A direct copy of the Formula 1 track in Brazil, Senna’s home country, the go-karting circuit is 760m long and more than 7 metres wide. It’s open all year round and is suitable for 3 years (junior go-karts) and upwards

 

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Quinta’s shopping mall is filled with trendy boutiques and specialist shops. There are several restaurants to take a break and an authentic Portuguese supermarket for stocking up on delicious specialities. Shop for specialities like gorgeous pottery in local towns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dine out in style
Famous for its many delectable restaurants, it’s hard to pick favourites but here are few we think are really irresistible:

Koko Lane: from mouth-watering breakfasts to daily bistro specials, the extensive menu is good for any time of the day. Located at Quinta da Lago’s driving range, there’s a traditional wood-fired oven where scrumptious pizzas are created and a play area as well as an ice-cream shop. They also do a takeaway service for when you want to have a delish picnic.

The Cheeky Pup: An Irish gastropub with a fun and friendly atmosphere. The Cheeky Pup serves fine wines, craft beers and food all day and has a lovely outdoor terrace. Live music in the evening and a great children’s menu. As this place has been an instant hit, its best to reserve in advance.

Bovino Steakhouse: The the most exclusive steakhouse in Quinta, excellent food and very smart surroundings. The two persons ‘Bovino Signature Cuts Experience’ is terrific and kids are catered for with a well thought out children’s menu and play area.

Dano’s: A brand-new sports bar and restaurant situated at the Campus in Quinta. Quality food and drink served alongside the fast paced action of the Tennis courts.  Time here is well spent watching a multitude of televised sporting events or chilling out in the Evening listening to the Live Music.

Villa of the month | Driftwood Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Villa of the month | Driftwood Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

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There isn’t a single villa in our portfolio at Palmer & Parker that doesn’t completely fit the term luxurious – it’s what we do, villas for people who love luxury.

We visit every villa and inspect every little thing – we want to make sure that when you book with us, you’re really getting the best of the best and Villa Driftwood certainly is just that.

Va va voom to Villa Driftwood for a dream vacation

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Airy and light filled rooms are furnished with tasteful pieces and have top of the range designer good looks. The four gorgeous bedrooms are spacious and two of them have lovely balconies, and all have ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen is fabulous, you might not want to cook while you’re here because the choice of restaurants is terrific, but you may not be able to resist a little chef-ing in this super room. Or dine al fresco, there is a magnificent outdoor living room and a dining terrace with built in barbecue. Of course, you’ll want to take a dip in the large, heated pool, and maybe a work out in the gym, and a steam in the sauna. This is the ultimate feel good villa, a place to relax, reenergise and recharge.

When it’s time to chill, you’re truly spoiled here. If you can tear yourself from the swanky cinema room, then you could be teeing off on the San Lorenzo golf course, right on your doorstep. This is one of the most sought out areas of the famous resort of Quinto do Lago and there are award winning golf course options galore.

Loads to do at Quinto do Lago

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Or maybe you’ll feel like a wander to the beach just 5 minutes away. Praia do Ancao has a long golden sandy beach, top class restaurants such as the famous Gigis as well as plenty of bars, loads of nautical sports, shops and boutiques and shady pine trees – what’s not to love.

When it comes to gastronomy, this area has oodles of charm and tons of choice. One of the most popular restaurants, The Shack, attracts the likes of Holly Willoughby, Coleen Rooney and Peter Jones (who all love to holiday in the Algarve) – and if its good enough for the fearsome Dragon of the Den, we’re pretty sure it must be something special.

Or, why not just put your feet up, lie out in the sun in the tranquil back garden and enjoy your break at one of the finest villas in the Algarve.

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Why we love Villa Driftwood:

  • We’d never want to leave the cinema room
  • The heated pool is just so enticing
  • Overlooking San Lorenzo golf course – simply superb
  • Close to some of the best restaurants in the Algarve
  • Dining al fresco here is an intoxicating experience – really beautiful day or night
  • Gorgeous home décor and uber luxurious living
  • Right by a magnificent beach
  • We love the Sauna and Gym, perfect way to start the day!

Details: Sleeps 8, maid service and uber luxurious: Villa Driftwood