Quinta da Colina

Tavira, Algarve
Bed & Breakfast
+351 281 370604
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Self-cater in stylish apartments or opt for B&B in bright rooms with hill views, a pool, acres of fruit trees, attentive hosts, near Tavira


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Fans of rural Portugal will surely fall for this peacefully remote and grand old house, its beautifully converted outbuildings (with super kitchens and bathrooms) and estate of olive, orange and carob trees. You breakfast on home-grown fruits, local eggs and artisan breads served on the main terrace or in the dining room; then the stroll down to the pool, created from a former irrigation tank – with honesty bar and honeysuckle – might be your only excursion of the day.

Or head off by bike or on foot into the hills or the neighbouring National Park. It’s a short drive into Tavira to meander the cobbled streets of the Moorish medieval centre and people-watch from waterfront cafés. South of town spot flamingos and spoonbills on the Ria Formosa lagoons and discover the fabulous beaches of the Tavira Island sandbar… the water tends to be calmer and warmer off the beaches of the Eastern Algarve.

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We think you'll love

  • The tranquil setting and individual terraces with hill views
  • Twice weekly yoga mornings – massages can be booked too
  • Being close to Caribbean-style beaches
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You should know

  • It’s quite a walk to the nearest shops and restaurants
  • The owners have dogs and visitors may not bring theirs


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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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The neighbourhood

With its pool and peaceful setting this quinta, up a long track in the hills of Eastern Algarve, is next to a National Park full of walking trails, and near a fine coastal walk between Monte Gordo and Villa Real. It’s 6-minutes’ drive to historic Tavira for water sports, bike hire, trips to the golden beaches of the ‘islands’; shops, cafés and restaurants. And there are 3 nearby golf courses.


George Ritchie

Relaxed, welcoming Tassie and architect husband George moved here from Almancil in 2000 and have been restoring their Algarvian Manor House and its buildings ever since. They have dogs and cats (not allowed in guest rooms, of course) but no longer keep horses so have converted the stables into a yoga room. They’re always up-to-date on visits and events and happy to advise on local places to eat.