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Bed & Breakfast

Farmhouse of the Palms - Bed & Breakfast in Algarve

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Cerro do Botelho, 8150-027 Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve
Southern Portugal, Portugal

Frank & Veronique Persyn

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+351 964 478157(mobile)

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

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...

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Frank & Veronique Persyn:

Local points of interest from
Frank & Veronique Persyn:

  • Our B&B is away from the tourist crowds while still being conveniently close to everything: Faro is only 15 km away. Little must-see gems like Tavira, Cacela Velha, Querenca, Salir and Loulé, are within easy reach.
  • The renovation of our monte (a large farmhouse) and the minimalist decoration have been designed to combine historic beauty, serenity and space.
  • Our village is known as "terra de bons aires" (land of good air). As the name suggests, the air is exceptionally pure and clean here.
  • From walks in the Rio Formosa, a wealth of flora and fauna, to walks in the hills north of Sao Bras, amid cork and olive groves, along small roads and through picturesque villages where people still live and enjoy what nature gives them.
  • From the flat coastal strip with orange and olive groves, to small paths in the hills of the Serra, the varied landscape offers a range of possibilities for cycling enthusiasts. North of São Brás however is where a cyclist’s dream truly unfolds.
  • Ilha Armona, Ilha de Farol or Ilha Deserta, the beaches are 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.
Points of interest

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 2 Family rooms for 4
Price:(i) 95 to170 per night

Booking info:

Children under 3 stay free. Travel cot available.


Lunch on request. Restaurants 4km.


6 November to 31 March.


Cerro do Botelho, 8150-027 Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 95 to 145 per night
B&B 2 Family rooms, each sleeping 4
Price: (i) 130 to 170 per night

Frank & Veronique Persyn

Visit website

+351 964 478157(mobile)