Farmhouse of the Palms

Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve
Bed & Breakfast

In the hills find lush gardens, whitewashed buildings, stylish, peaceful interiors, friendly hosts and a super pool. A Portuguese treat.


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Flemish Frank and Veronique and their young son have created an oasis of calm in the central Algarve, a place to retreat to but within easy reach of local towns and attractions: 20 minutes to Faro, beaches and walks nearby, and well-preserved Tavira just half an hour away. Up a steep cobbled drive in the hills above São Brás de Alportel, a lovingly renovated 200-year-old monte blends traditional farmhouse character with modern comfort: there are even individual espresso machines and an al fresco bed. Stylish and relaxed, the whitewashed buildings positively gleam in the sun, the bright exteriors complemented by airy and generous internal spaces. Bedrooms and bathrooms are almost monastic in their simplicity: white walls, terracotta floors, lots of natural stone and wood, but also full of comfort with Egyptian cotton linen, colourful floor coverings, quality furnishings, fluffy robes and soothing rain showers. Tuck into breakfasts of fresh pomegranate juice, charcuterie and homemade jams beneath the carob tree. Take a dip in the pool, laze in the terraced garden, sink into a hammock and slip away…


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season.
6 November to 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch on request. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €105
Children under 3 stay free.
2 Family rooms for 4
From €170
3 Doubles
From €105


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Frank & Veronique Persyn

  • The building, the minimalist white interior and the surrounding garden have been designed to project absolute tranquility. Many guests love our place so much that they never even leave our B&B during their stay.
  • The views from our B&B over the green and rolling Algarvian hills are just breathtaking. You can just sit here and watch the landscape for hours and hours
  • Our village is known as "terra de bons aires" (land of good air). As the name suggests, the air is exceptionally pure and clean. Every time you fill your lungs, you will feel the good it does to you.
  • You are 15 min away from the most beautiful walks: either in the Rio Formosa, a wealth of flora and fauna or in the rolling hills north of São Brás de Alportel, amid cork and olive groves, through the most picturesque villages.
  • The varied landscape in offers a range of possibilities for cycling enthusiasts. North of our B&B is the place however where a cyclist’s dream truly unfolds. A must-do to explore the Algarve.
  • Ilha Armona, Ilha de Farol or Ilha Deserta, the beaches on the Ria Formosa islands are just stunning, wide and long, and offer plenty of space even during peak season. West of Faro, the beautiful beaches of Garao, Marinha, and Falesia are recommended.