holiday cottage

Casa Horta Velha Monchique

Portugal is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. The Algarve with its warm Mediterranean climate, golden beaches, Moorish history and renowned golf courses is particularly popular.


Our house 'Casa Horta Velha' is situated in the 'Serra de Monchique', close to the 'Foia' the highest point in the Algarve with spectacular views over Southern Portugal.

The house is converted from an old Portuguese farmhouse (old house) with an attached newly built 1-storey house (new house), both renovated 2018.

The house is set in a private location on a terraced hillside, 10 mins from Monchique and 35 mins easy driving to the west coast beaches and south coast beaches.

'New House'

New House: Sleeps 4 


Mid season: 30.03.2019 - 28.06.2019  -  € 70/day (€ 490/week)

Peak season: 29.06.2019 - 06.09.2019  -  € 95/day (€ 665/week)

Mid season: 07.09.2019 - 30.10.2019  -  € 70/day (€ 490/week)



Bedrooms:  The new house has 2 bedrooms, master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower/WC. The 2. bedroom  has twin beds which can be put together to make one comfortable large double bed, as well with en-suite shower/WC. Master bedroom with air-conditioning, big window and view to the south coast. 2. bedroom with glass-door opening to the terrace.

Bathrooms:  Both bathrooms are fully tiled with shower and WC.

Kitchen:  Kitchen with oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee maker, water cooker and microwave.

Living Room:  Large comfortable open plan living room, includes kitchen area, 1 sofa + 2 armchairs, extendable dining table, TV + DVD player, radio/CD player with MP3 connection. WIFI available, air-conditioner.


contact us for more information and to check availability.

'Old House'

Old House: Sleeps 2


Mid season: 30.03.2019 - 28.06.2019  -  € 50/day (€ 350/week)

Peak season: 29.06.2019 - 06.09.2019  -  € 65/day (€ 455/week)

Mid season: 07.09.2019 - 30.10.2019  -  € 50/day (€ 350/week)



Bedroom:  The old house has 1 bedroom with 1 double bed. 1 sleeping sofa in the living room.

Bathroom:  1 fully tiled bathroom with bathtub and WC.

Kitchen:  Kitchen with oven, electric hob, fridge freezer, coffee maker, water cooker and microwave.

Living Room:  Large comfortable open plan living room, includes kitchen area, 1 sofa + 1 armchair, dining table, fire-place, TV + DVD player, radio/CD player with MP3 connection.

For both houses:

linen/maid service:  Bath towels and Linen provided, bring your own beach towels. The houses will be cleaned before the occupants arrive.

Amenities/Facilities:  outdoor furniture, parasol, barbecue; washing machine and dryer  

Location Type:  rural / mountain   


Not suitable for people with mobility problems and small children




Lovely patio with sweeping coastal views of the Southern Algarve as well stunning views into a steep ravine made by a stream that crosses the property and over surrounding old terraces and woods. The patio is bordered by fruit-trees and mediterranean plants.


30-35 mins drive to beaches either west coast or south coast. The west coast beaches of the Atlantic  known for their great sandy beaches and great surf. The south coast offers the more gentle Algarve, with its family beaches, dolphin cruises, water sport activities, local towns and night-life.


Golf courses are towards Portimao, less than 20km or 30 mins drive.

Special interest holidays

Walking and hiking in the 'Serra de Monchique'.


Faro airport is just over an hour away. Car hire would be essential.


Portimao (large town with all amenities 20 km)

Monchique (local town 5 km)

Silves (old moorish town 14 km)

Further details

Monchique is a lovely old town which has banks, pharmacy, PO and supermarket as well as plenty of small shops. Some of the oldest Cork Oak forests in Europe are in the Monchique hills. Caldas de Monchique is ten mins drive from Monchique and has a hot springs resort.

Very good local restaurants are just minutes away.

Booking notes

25% deposit payable on booking, balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Special rates for booking both houses.

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