The Manoir

São Romão, Algarve
+44 (0)7903 864357
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In a commanding position surrounded by private land, this old manor house is excellently equipped and ideal for a big family holiday


10 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Up the hill, along the winding track, through the olive and almond groves to a splendid old house in generous grounds with long views across the valley. Inside you’ll find beamed ceilings, good art and sculptures and masses of space. A large open plan living and dining room has a stone fireplace (logs provided) and the table will be set for when you arrive: a welcome hamper has local hams, cheeses, bread and bottles of wine.

Bedrooms (three on the ground floor, two under the eaves) are roomy with lovely linen and antiques. Cooking together is easy with a warming Aga and a wooden table for prepping – or you can hire a private chef. Above here there’s a mezzanine, perfect for teenagers, with a snug, sofa, smart TV, three beds and a bathroom.

The garden, neat as a pin, wraps around the house so you can follow (or hide from) the sun. Ask Tamar about organising yoga and Tai chi sessions out here, or even Shiatsu massages. Enjoy evenings under the covered dining area with barbecue and table tennis.

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We think you'll love

  • Having so much space inside and out - there are loads of places to hide
  • Spending a day in the sunshine, lolling in the pool, reading in the shade, feeling relaxed
  • Going to the Saturday fish market in Loulé and picking up something amazing for the barbecue (you need to get there early)
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You should know

  • You will meet chickens and geese outside
  • The gardener will be in and out of the garden and the housekeeper will come mid-week to refresh things
  • There are quite a few different levels in the house and garden


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-min walk. Private chef available - please ask Tamar for more details.


Nightly price
from £358
Weekly price
from £2500
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From £35810 beds6 bedrooms


Gather the clans and come here. For sunshine, peace and quiet, a full-size pool, dreamy views, lovely walks and shady places to rest. Even in horrid weather you'll feel happy here with a roaring fire going and lots of interesting artwork, good food and much comfort.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

A 10-minute stroll will take you to Sao Ramao for a restaurant, bar and shop. The beach at Fusetta is a 20-minute drive and here you'll find excellent fish restaurants and boat trips to deserted islands - take a picnic and stay all day, the boat will fetch you in the evening. You're half way between Faro and Loulé (15 mins to both) and good local taxi drivers happy to take you in and back.

Local points of interest from Tamar Ferguson

  • The Manoir is set in an elevated position between the coast and mountains close to the market towns of Loule and Sao Bras. Loule has a daily covered market which spills onto the surrounding streets on Saturdays. Perfect for fish, seafood and local produce
  • The renowned Algarve beaches are only a 20 minute drive away. The nearest - Fuseta - is almost an Robinson Crusoe experience. The little boats will take you across to the almost deserted beaches for a couple of Euros.
  • Visit Porches Pottery where you can watch the ladies hand painting their fired plates and bowls. The Pottery also has wonderful cafe with plenty of baked treats!
  • You can purchase organic home made produce via our honesty box! Momme - a local chef has put together some seasonal menus that he is happy to cook for you at an excellent rate! Have a night off and be spoiled by us.
  • You can enjoy yoga and tai chi classes during the summer. Where better to relax and unwind with breathtaking views across the surrounding hills.
  • We offer seasonal salad or vegetable boxes - our gardener will let you know what is available so that you can plan your menus around fruit and vegetables grown in our garden. There is a delightful restaurant and bar just a 10 minute walk from the Manoir.