The Manoir

São Romão, Algarve
+44 (0)7903 864357
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€500 - €850
per night
€3500 - €5950
per week

In a commanding position surrounded by private land, this old manor house is excellently equipped and ideal for a big family holiday


8 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€500 - €850 per night

€3500 - €5950 per week

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 sofa, smart TV,  snug bedroom with twin 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; a new yoga shala is being built. 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 two friendly miniature goats 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


Nightly price
from €500
Weekly price
from €3500
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From €5008 beds6 bedrooms


Special offer: 7.% early bird discount for bookings confirmed by End March! Exceptional villa.....large and private chef available.....Short breaks in April/May! Sandy Beaches only 20 minutes away..

Booking information

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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.


A group of us stayed at the Manoir to celebrate my 70th birthday. We had been searching for somewhere that was beautiful, secluded and yet not isolated, easily accessible and perfect for our get together. The Manoir ticked all of these boxes and ensured that we all had an unforgettable holiday with a group of friends. We hired Momme (the local chef) to cook for us – he prepared an exceptional and yet very reasonable feast for us. We highly recommend the villa, the area and, of course, the wonderful chef who happens to live just around the corner. Book The Manoir – you won’t regret it.

Clive, Skipton

Gorgeous house on a quiet hillside with beautiful views in a very unspoilt area of the Eastern Algarve. We were a party of eight adults and three children under three and there was ample room. A lovely combination of quiet spaces and communal living in a well furnished extremely pretty house. Ample outside and inside eating areas and a garden full of fig trees. A great success.

Christopher, Lier, Belgium

The Manoir is a great place for a big group or family reunion. We had a great time. Super quiet and great pool!

Tobin, London

Absolutely stunning villa, 12 of us rented the villa for our friends birthday surprise and it was nothing but a delightful experience from start to finish. Tamar was amazing and helpful when it came to booking it all quickly, Anna was amazing help with getting to the villa and showing us around the villa and getting us settled in. Honestly a magical stay and would recommend to anybody wanting to book a lovely getaway.

Zak, London

The Manoir was a simply amazing place to stay - the house was simply beautiful, just like the pictures but even more fabulous. The pool was a great size which suited our party of 10 (ages 7 - 74!). It is a peaceful haven with views across the valley, plenty of space with loads of lovely places to sit and relax. It was spotlessly clean and each room having its own decor and style. Anna was a great help with expert local knowledge and was on hand for any questions we had. I would highly recommend a stay at The Manoir - we all wished we could have stayed longer.

Benita, Bath

The Manoir was exceptional in a stunning location in the hills - very peaceful and secluded but also very close to the lovely market towns of Sao Bras and Loule. The views from the terrace were spectacular. The housekeeper looked after us with clean towels and fresh flowers and we felt quite spoilt. The pool was heated to a perfect temperature. We loved our time at the Manoir and didn't want to leave. We will definitely try to return over the summer (if it isn't fully booked which I imagine it will be). I cannot recommend highly enough.

Peter, Nottingham

A fabulous house in a fabulous setting. Facilities fantastic. People very helpful if we needed anything and great advice about what to see and do in the area. We particularly loved the gardens and views and the different areas to sit in them through the day.

Dave, Skipton

A fun, arty well equipped home to stay in. The arrival package was phenomenal, the quality of the bathroom towels great. Pool towels provided. We had the best holiday!

Stella, London

We had a very pleasant stay, a very well-located estate, very nice environment, well equipped, efficient and very helpful staff. A wonderful holiday.

Victor Jean, Paris

The house is stunning, with high ceilings and such beautiful decor, every aesthetic detail has been thought through. It’s functional too and very well equipped. There is so much space overall and many different quirky little locations to soak up the view or the ambiance. We often felt like we were in a film! The pool is huge and exactly the right temperature and there are enough shady spots to cool off. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts and so responsive to our needs. With much gratitude 🙏🏽 Nina + friends xx

Nina, Brighton

We were a family of 10, aged twixt 6-83, so the Manoir’s many spaces, shady spots, good sized pool, washing machine, well provided and spacious kitchen all added up to an extremely pleasant and convenient setting. We loved our stay.

Elizabeth, London

Le Manoir was the venue for a Covid delayed family reunion, bringing together people from Spain, the UK, and the US over a two week period. The room layout was such that teenagers and adults could all find bedrooms to their taste. Dining options were plentiful, both indoors and out, while the kitchen provided another gathering place, as well as having excellent appliances (especially the Aga.) The owners met us on arrival, while Anna and her crew kept the place in shape on their weekly visits and Manuelo dropped off eggs, honey, and other products from the farm. We can’t wait to go back!

Nicholas and Sheila, Madrid, Spain

We had a lovely time in the Manoir. The pictures do not even capture the beauty of this place. We stayed for one week and actually spend half of our time at the estate, since the inside and ourside areas are wonderfull. The perfeclty equipped kitchen, the lovely pool area, and the beautifully restored house itself made the trip unforgetable. We will definatlly come back. Thanks for having us

Jonas, Hamburg

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 in our newly built yoga shala. Where better to relax and unwind with breathtaking views across the surrounding hills.
  • There is a lovely restaurant bar and restaurant just a 10 minute walk from the Manoir