The Quintassential is an oasis of peace and tranquillity perched high on a hilltop 1200 feet above sea level totally fenced and accessed via electric gates overlooking the market town of Loule, only 10 minutes from the blue flag beaches of the Algarve and world famous golf courses and a 15 minute drive from Faro International airport. The Quintassential Self Catering / Bed and Breakfast Holiday Apartment Cottages are a small family run cluster of self catering / Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodations catering for couples, families and the over 50’s. The accommodations are fully licensed meeting to all requirements by the Portuguese rental law with the required Alojamento Local licence (AL). Loule has everything one would need from a holiday with endless restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, banks, shops, award winning traditional vegetable, fish & vegetable market, famous gypsy market, historical buildings etc. There are also two restaurants within reasonable walking distance of the Quintassential.
The Quintassential is open all year round so that guests can enjoy the 3000 hours of sunshine the Algarve has to offer. We understand that with low cost airlines it may be better to travel on days other than Sunday or Thursday, so we are flexible with our arrival and departure days. Our minimum booking is for three nights.
The cottages are individual at the Quintassential, originally dating back to the 19th century that was once a farmhouse and over the years has been thoughtfully converted to provide picturesque holiday accommodations. One of the accommodations is occupied by the owners who are there to help, but never infringe on your privacy. Our rustic home from home accommodations are furnished equipped and decorated to a very high standard, with great attention to detail visible in all the accommodations together with little personal touches resulting in good value for money special holiday lets and varied to suit all age groups. All the accommodations are south facing and all have sea views, have their own separate entrances, own kitchens, private south-facing sun terraces and BBQ areas. In all the accommodations there are a selection of puzzles, chess set, dominos, playing cards and a vast selection of English reading books. No group bookings are accepted to ensure that all guests have a truly relaxing and peaceful holiday. There is also free Wi-Fi Internet access available with hotspots within the Quintassential for guests staying.
Outside The Quintassential is blessed with panoramic sea views and spectacular countryside views, just what you need for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The gardens at Quintassential, just over an acre, are marvelous and are a flower, shrub and fruit tree haven of peace and tranquility where you can always find a quiet area to read a book, relax and unwind. Added with the breathtaking views of the Algarve coastline by both day and night, this gives location oodles of character, uniqueness and creates a warm friendly relaxing atmosphere for our guests. If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil retreat away from it all, but close to all local amenities, The Quintassential is perfect and is an ideal base to explore the Algarve whatever your age group.
The Quintassential has a large heated pool area; the pool measures 10 x 5 m and sun loungers, parasols etc are provided for the use of the guests. There is also a large raised sun deck poolside to soak up the glorious sun and a freestanding hot tub spa jacuzzi for guest use, especially nice under the stars and moonlight. The pool is heated during the cooler months from 1st October until 30th November and then again from 1st March until 30th April and there is no additional charge for heating the pool.
Children are welcome at the Quintassential and there is a children’s play area with swings, slide, and seesaw all alongside an orange grove. For those guests that are a little more energetic, there is also an outdoor games area with a professional size table tennis table and a 12ft trampoline with safety enclosure. For families travelling with small children, we can provide a whole host of baby equipment free of charge, being parents ourselves, we know what it is like travelling with little ones, and our aim is make everyone’s holiday an enjoyable memorable experience, not stressful.
On arrival at the Quintassential the owners will meet you and awaiting your arrival in your accommodation will be a welcome hamper, compliments of the house for guest staying a week or more. For guest staying less than a week, this can be arranged for an additional charge of £15.00 GBP. For all our adult guests bathrobes are provided for use during your stay. Pool towels are also provided for the use of our guests, but guests are asked to bring their own beach towels or these can be hired from us, and in all the accommodations there is a hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
For an additional charge we can also arrange a pre-arrival shopping service, champagne and strawberries, baby welcome hamper, baby sitting services, spa treatments, take away meal service, beach towel hire and a laundry service. Further information on our website.
We can also arrange varied activities whilst holidaying at the Quintassential. We can arrange dolphin watching tours with a local nature company. Jeep safari tours can also be arranged where you are picked up at the Quintassential and enabling you explore the inland Algarve. For those who wish to walk the Algarve, we can arrange guided walks, half day, full day or even walking holiday weeks. Your guide will pick you up at the Quintassential and take you on a discovery trail. For those who like to bird watch we can also arrange bird watching tours and bird watching holiday weeks. For further information please ask.
Back due to popular demand, evening meal specials. A three-course home cooked traditional Portuguese cuisine is served for all to enjoy on your private terrace or in your accommodation. A great way to relax, unwind and end the day.
New for 2014, The Quintassential is now pleased to offer our Bed and Breakfast option, a delicious continental breakfast basket delivered to your cottage for you to enjoy when you are ready, so relax, take your time and enjoy your breakfast.
The Orange Cottage is the largest of the accommodations available at Quintassential, a large two bedroom apartment cottage decorated in traditional Algarvian decor with white washed walls, which is rich in charm, style, rustic yet with modern comforts. Being part of the original farmhouse with its high sloping ceilings, this cottage is always cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This cottage is a real home from home and lacks nothing.
The open plan kitchen/diner has a fully fitted modern kitchen with electric oven and vitro-ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle, coffee filter machine, hand held electric blender and toaster. There are also double doors leading onto the sun terrace. There is a glass dining table comfortably seating four on luxury leather dining seats.
The Lounge is tastefully decorated with a leather 3 piece suite, 36 inch widescreen TV, Satellite TV (UK free to view channels), DVD player (small selection of DVD’s available) and radio/CD player (guests to bring own CD’s), Logitech iPod speaker doc (battery operated guests to provide batteries), a selection of English reading books, puzzles, chess set, playing card, and the Orange Cottage boasts an original 19th century fireplace that now houses the wood-burning stove – wonderful for those cooler winter evenings. The Orange Cottage also provides during the winter months 24/7 heating as there are also an additional four eco wall heaters.
Double doors lead onto the very large south-facing private terrace with its own table and chairs comfortably seating four people, reclining chairs and a brick built BBQ area. There is also a large covered terrace with a cane ceiling and wooden beams for al-fresco dining. Under the terrace there are further cushioned seats to relax, unwind and keep cool from the sun. Vibrant bougainvillea, Jasmin and Hibiscus drape the exterior, and there are rock gardens and pot plants sprinkled all around, with shrubs, palms, and fruit trees all producing an air of peaceful tranquility.
The bathroom has a new double walk-in shower, washbasin with vanity unit under and blue marble top, WC, bidet, shaver point and a sloping wooden ceiling.
The Orange Cottage bedrooms consist of one bedroom with a double bed with colour co-ordinated soft furnishing in a vibrant Mediterranean yellow and Algarvian blue and the other bedroom with twin beds has colour co-ordinated soft furnishings in calming soothing lilac. The twin bedroom is large enough to accommodate a travel cot if required. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated to high standards, have beautiful throws and crisp bed linen to compliment the décor and have sloping wooden ceilings. Both bedrooms have free standing fans available.
The Orange Cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and an infant.
All the accommodations are non-smoking and car hire is highly recommended, although not essential for those who like to walk.
Prices from 1st November until 31st March include heating.
Children are welcome and we do everything possible to ensure that families with children have a holiday that is both fun and relaxing. We understand that holidaying with children and babies can be stressful at times from deciding what to pack or not, to sleeping arrangements and protecting them from the sun. With children of our own we know how important it is to keep kids happy & entertained on holiday, within a safe & secure environment. The Quintassential is totally fenced & accessed via electric gates, so a very safe place. There is a lot of space for children to play and to discover nature, play with Alfie, Max, Ticky and Indie our children loving dogs, we have four dogs, one miniature pot belly pig and five hens.
There’s a whole range of activities for young ones from the fantastic Zoomarine where you can swim with the dolphins, to Aquashow the best water park in the Algarve, Family Golf park in Vilamoura, karting and all the water activities on the fabulous Algarve beaches and highly recommended sea dolphin watching, a truly superb day out.
The accommodations are all separated from the pool area, the pool area is enclosed & gated to give parents of toddlers that extra piece of mind. All the baby/toddler friendly accommodations also have fencing around their terraces for the added security.
We have something for all age groups with a children’s play area available designed for little ones situated on a large lawned area alongside an orange grove. There is a slide, swings, seesaw, playhouse, toddler slide, toddler trampoline etc, this area adds an exciting dimension for all the visiting children & keeps them occupied for hours. There is also a seating area for adults to relax, unwind and top up their tans. For older children (and adults) we also have a Cornellieu professional size table tennis table & 12ft trampoline.
For babies we have baby paddling pools to use on our pool terrace or your accommodations private terrace and we have endless buckets and spades to take to the beach.
We do not charge for children under the age of 2 & can provide a range of equipment for babies and toddlers free of charge, meaning you can travel lighter! The following equipment can be made available to all our guests on request: • Large Travel Cot with linen and comfy mattresses - three available • Mamas & Papas Moses Basket with linen – for babies up to 6 – 8 weeks of age – one available • High chair – three available • Baby Ergo 2 stage bath with towels – two available • Chicco Reclining chair (up to 3 months) with attachable activity toy – one available • Bouncy Chair (up to 6 months) – one available • Floor activity centre with arch (up to 8 months) – two available • Feeding equipment - children's cutlery, bowls, cups etc – each accommodation has a selection • Chicco electric steam bottle steriliser – one available • Microwave bottle steriliser – one available • Lindam Playpen – one available – only for use in the Orange Cottage • Electric hand blender – each cottage has one available • Changing mat – three available • Potty – three available • Child toilet seat and step – one available • Toilet seat – one available • Baby Dan Bed Guard – two available for use in Orange Cottage with twin beds • Baby umbrella stroller (from 6 - 18 months, no sun shade or rain cover) – one available • Fisher Price Baby listening intercom system with walkabout handset – for use in Orange Cottage • Avent Phillips Baby listening intercom system with walkabout handset – for use in Lemon & Carob Cottages – one available • Galt Baby Nest – from 3 months to 9 months of age – one available • Bumbu seat – one available – from 6 months of age • Portable high chair for restaurant use (up to 18 months) – one available • Baby Polar on the go baby seat – one available • Baby sit in pool floats (up to 18 months) – two available • Baby paddling pools (up to 12 months) – two available • Toddler paddling pool with sun shade (from 12 – 18 months) – one available • Satellite TV (CBeebies!) and other children’s channels - Lemon, Carob and Orange Cottages have Satellite TV • Small selection of videos and DVD’s • Selection of preschool toys – from 6 to 18 months of age – two available • V-Tech First Steps baby walker – one available • Cool bags with Ice Packs • Beach Parasols – each accommodations have a couple
We are also pleased to be able to provide baby welcome packs. The Quintassential would like to give you the opportunity to make your holiday with small children run as smoothly as possible.
The exclusive Baby Welcome Pack service is designed to reduce the stress of traveling with young children, reduce the amount of extra luggage needed & eliminate the difficulty of searching for familiar baby products in another country.
For further information regarding which products are available, please refer to our website.
We are also pleased to announce a baby sitting/child minding service from a British qualified nanny/nursery assistant.
Winter Warmer Special Offers – Valid 1st November 2014 until 31st March 2015 Orange Cottage – 7 nights stay for up to 4 people, heating with 3 eco wall heaters providing 24/7 heating if required, pool heating during November & March, complimentary basket of logs for the wood burning stove, welcome hamper, 1 x 3 course meal for 2 with wine, 1st morning continental breakfast basket, 1 x 2 hour evening baby-sitting and a group B hire car for £495.00 GBP per week. Flexible Arrival Day. Minimum stay 7 nights.