Specialist in small-scale holidays for 20 years - Customer rating 9,1 - Member ABTA and SGR

Fazenda Grande

The silence and serenity reach deep into the valley of fruit trees. I had arrived at the centuries-old farm of the Chaves family, called Fazenda Granda. The daughter, Conceição, had invited me to drop by. For some quality time and to withdraw 'to the Mecca of relaxation'.

I hadn’t visited the eastern side of the Algarve for a while. Just like the western Algarve, the east has remained quite authentic over the years. There is even a place in Tavira where you can order a bica (Portuguese espresso) for less than one Euro. I had arrived at Fazenda Grande nearby and within a few hours Conceição and I were picking ripe tangerines on a garden ladder in her grove. 'This is quality time for the senses,' she joked. I smiled; she was right. Everything about her quinta breathes ultimate relaxation. Whether it be the five apartments where the harvest used to be stored, Mother Nature doing her thing, the pure silence or the comfy pool. 'This is where my family used to work for weeks on end to harvest our 29 hectares worth of tangerine, orange and lime groves.'

Before long, we were making our way back with red cheeks from the sun and a basket full of tangerines. Tonight, we will be barbecuing with the other guests at the long picnic table. 'Enjoying good food, dreaming about life or staring at the blissful stars. Whatever you want.' 'Perfect quality time', I smiled.'My latest favourite hobby!', I said while strolling over to the pool where the palm trees were waving in the sun.

What can you expect from this address?
  • Authentic apartments
  • "With a refreshing swimming pool
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet
  • Enjoy the barbecue

Room type

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) general
for 2 to 4 persons max. 3 adults and 1 child up to and including 12 year
  • number of beds: 4
  • non-smoking rooms
  • terrace with outdoor furniture
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • ironing board
  • iron
  • television
  • air conditioning
  • fan
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places, dining corner
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, toilet
  • food package: 8,00 € per unit per stay (to be mentioned at reservation)


Self catering


  • authentic accommodation
  • safe available (in the room)
  • parking
  • facilities for disabled persons
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge)
  • bed linen included change 1 times per week
  • bath towels included change 2 time(s) per week
  • luggage room
  • garden
  • sun terrace
  • wash room facilities
  • cleaning room 2 times a week
  • pets not allowed
  • food package: 8,00 € per unit per stay (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • outdoor swimming pool (length: 10 meter, width 2 meter)(salt water, sunbeds, sun umbrella)
Sport facilities
  • bicycle hire
  • cot

It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.

In the area

distance to beach approx. 8 kilometres (sand beach)
distance to centre: approx. 7 kilometres
distance to airport approx. 30 kilometres
distance to train station approx. 7 kilometres
distance to bus stop approx. 7 kilometres
distance to atm approx. 7 kilometres
nearest shops approx. 5 kilometres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 5 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 4 kilometres
nearest chemist approx. 7 kilometres
nearest doctor approx. 7 kilometres
nearest hospital approx. 7 kilometres
located quietly

Algarve is known for

  • Impressive coast with unique rock formations and caves
  • Plenty of options for hiking or cycling in magnificent nature
  • Enjoy local food in one of the charming cities or towns


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