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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurant 2km.


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


Fantastic rural location nestled in the Eastern Algarvian hills close to beaches and the buzz of the old town of Tavira. The rooms all have panoramic views over the countryside and hills which are tastefully decorated.Tassie and George are delightful hosts. There is a lovely wild walk with the sound of humming bees to the fresh water swimming pool below the house with its own self service bar.

Belinda, Sawday's inspector

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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