Quinta da Colina

Tavira, Algarve
Bed & Breakfast

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


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Restaurant 2km.


Nightly price
from €95
1 Twin
From €95
1 Double
From €125
1 House for 4
From €75


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


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