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Rustic smallholding by the sea

Rustic smallholding by the sea

4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Set in the tranquil Valverde valley, 2km from Praia da Luz and a stones throw away from Lagos town, this restored farmhouse offers apartment holiday accommodation in traditional rustic and natural surroundings.

Intentionally simple, exposed beams, traditional calçada (stone) floors, terracotta against whitewashed walls, natural wood and sloping ceilings; each apartment is delightfully furnished with an eclectic mix of regional styles and artifacts from North Africa.

The apartment opens on to views of the hilltop beyond which are the stunning beaches of Praia da Luz ( "Beach of Light") and Lagos.

The apartment comprises of an open-plan sitting room and separate bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen.

The kitchens are generously equipped, with a washing machine, refrigerator, microwave, gas hob, oven, toaster and kettle.

Each apartment has a tv with a DVD player, an Ipod dock, and wireless internet is available on request. In addition, each apartment offers its own private patio and barbecue area for alfresco dining.

There is a small circular swimming pool in the shared gardens, surrounded by a decked terrace with recliners and sun shades and enclosed by flowering shrubs and climbers.

The Gallery apartment has 2 bedrooms suitable for 4 adults and an open plan kitchen on the mezzanine, "gallery", overlooking the main living area.

The bathroom is a cool yellow comprising of a bath/shower, toilet and sink.

The kitchen is fully equipped w/ washing machine, cooker/oven, microwave and all necessary kitchen utensils.

The appartment is full of light as one of the walls are several 2.5 by 1.5 metre windows overlooking the colourful courtyard.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

137 Reviews

Eve User Profile
April 2018
If you like being in nature - this is for you. Literally at your doorstep, as well as inside. Spacious, quirky, great shower. You do feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Very relaxing
Will User Profile
March 2018
Lovely stay at Ruths farm for us :) Ruth was very welcoming and looked after us making sure we had everything we needed, super host! The animals were also excellent hosts! There a a number of great walks right out of the back door which can take you along the beautiful coastline…
Richard User Profile
September 2017
Ruth is a wonderful host and made me feel like I was staying with friends. The small holding is in a beautiful location, very peaceful and set back from Luz town in the little valley adjacent to it. You can walk to the beach in Luz or to the town in about 15 mins ( 1km) along goo…
Monique User Profile
September 2017
A nice quiet place with lots of animals. Close to Luz and Lagos. A little bit dusty and not very very clean house but we only slept there so it was not a big problem. Very nice owners!
Hannah User Profile
September 2017
We LOVED staying with Ruth, the farm is absolutely magical and perfect for a stay in the Algarves, and she was so helpful, accommodating, and gracious! Recommend to anyone :)
Katja User Profile
August 2017
It's a wonderful place. We were back for the 3rd time. One needs to love animals though and appreciate being surrounded by them. Our girls were delighted to have the horses visit on our terrace daily. Ruth is an amazing host, a wonderful person and a delight to meet.
Keith User Profile
July 2017
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Ruth's country home in Luz. Rustic is an appropriate description for the place. It was nice to be secluded and quiet up in the hills where we could really feel the cool breeze. We left the doors and windows open and were able to relax with our 2 sma…


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Joined in May 2011
Ruth User Profile
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Hi, I'm Ruth. My family originate from the lovely, south west corner of Wales in the UK. I have been living in this beautiful area of Southern Portugal for more than 30 years, when I first discovered Portugal after travelling for severaly years in the Near and Middle East and No…
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Luz, Faro, Portugal
Getting around

We have onsite parking but if you chose not to hire a car then there is a bus stop which is under 10 minutes walk away, alternatively the closest town, Praia da Luz is a lovely 15 minute walk away!

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