Quinta da Colina | Bed & Breakfast in Algarve | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Quinta da Colina - Bed & Breakfast in Algarve

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Solteiras Conceição, 8800-059 Tavira, Algarve
Southern Portugal, Portugal

George Ritchie

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+351 281 370604(landline)

+351 913 813782(mobile)

Find space and perfect proportions, sleek finishes and stylish touches. There’s a pool, bikes to hire, beaches and Tavira a short drive away

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An old Algarvian manor house – a rare treat. Architect George and wife Tassie, hospitable and delightful, have done it up stylishly and love meeting guests. Here you can B&B or self-cater; there are two bedrooms in the house – lofty beamed ceilings, white voile curtains, a sparkling chandelier – two more in a separate house, and a studio apartment that sleeps three. Not a frill or a flounce in sight, just cool white walls, shining floor tiles, red leather sofas, attractive rugs... and several snazzy touches, in bathrooms and kitchens and steel mezzanine stairs. The overwhelming feeling is one of space and perfect proportions, while views stretch across the landscape – even from the shaded terraces with which each building is blessed. This grand old house sits in a six-hectare estate of olive, orange and carob trees, with paddocks for horses and, down the valley, a delicious pool created from a former irrigation tank: square-shaped and rustically modern. Walks and bike rides abound, you’re car-minutes away from golf courses and beaches, and atmospheric Tavira is a very short drive.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
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.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.

Guest feedback
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"Qunta do Colina is so charming I am loath to recommend it in case it is full next May when I want to return! Delightful rooms, beautifully designed using carefully scavenged antiques combined with a subtly modern version of a renovated Portuguese farmhouse. A positive feast for dinner and breakfast served in a charming covered terrace (converted farmbuilding) overlooking the valley. The hidden swimming pool was delightful as well"


May 2015
"Very Very cool - the property is unique, orange groves, Olive trees and Pomagrante bushes. most creative pool and wonderful herb garden for walking. Our room was not flashy but very tastefully decorated with great beds and a very nice en suite. Breakfast for outside and inside was a wonderful way to start the day. Tassie is very gracious about picnic lunches on short notice and a wonderful source of information for hitting the hidden local sites. Do not miss a trip to Mertola - well worth the easy drive. When you stay, please say hi to Oscar the cat, he is special. Have a wonderful trip and do not miss out on this B&B"
November 2011

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  • 1 Twin
  • , 1 Double
  • , 1 House for 4
Price:(i) 95 to175 per night

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Restaurant 2km.




Solteiras Conceição, 8800-059 Tavira, Algarve

B&B 1 Twin room
Price: (i) 95 to 135 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Studio for 3.
Price: (i) 125 to 175 per night
Self-catering House for 4 (self-catering)
Price: (i) 525 to 1250 per week

George Ritchie

Visit website

+351 281 370604(landline)

+351 913 813782(mobile)