Terry and Nicola Nightingale


Discover some of the real PORTUGAL in the luxury of your own villa.

**An uncrowded stretch of the Algarve** Impossible…......or is it?

 

You can now book your Holiday with most major Credit Cards via PayPal


For full details
and booking enquiries please call Nicola on 00351 281 961 575. (mobile 00351 91 4309684)
or email holidays@terrynightingale.co.uk

 


Casa Funda

situated 5Km out of Tavira on the Sao Bras road near a very small Village called Santa Margarida. The Villa in total will sleep from 2 -14 people.



Click on picture for full details. For more details or with any enquiries please call Nicola on 00351 281 961 575.
or email holidays@terrynightingale.co.uk


 

At Quinta Cavalinhos.

Superb 10mt x 5mt salt water swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests staying at Planteurs and Vieux Atelier

Planters at Quinta Cavalinhos


situated at Quinta Cavalinhos. Self contained ground floor apartment with one double bedroom.

Click on picture for full details. For more details or with any enquiries please call Nicola on 00351 281 961 575.
or email holidays@terrynightingale.co.uk

 



Vieux Atelier at Quinta Cavalinhos

situated at Quinta Cavalinhos. Self contained studio type accommodation with one double bed/settee.

 

Click on picture for full details. For more details or with any enquiries please call Nicola on 00351 281 961 575.
or email holidays@terrynightingale.co.uk

 





***TAVIRA***


Discover some of the real PORTUGAL in the luxury of your own villa, with a private swimming pool and make use of your hired car to explore the beautiful town of TAVIRA and the unspoilt Eastern Algarve.


Tavira is an unspoilt market town and traditional fishing port, which is generally, rated the most attractive town in the Algarve. Elegant and hardly touched by tourism, it is sometimes known as the town of a hundred churches and its history dates back to the Neolithic period (4000 to 1500 BC) Still a thriving fishing port there are art galleries, good shops a colourful local fish and vegetable market and many good restaurants.The river Gilao flows through the town of Tavira, which once rebelled an attempted invasion by the Spanish King Juan 1 in the 14th century.Tavira continues to rely on farming, fishing and handicrafts for its livelihood. Despite the recent addition of tourism, the traces of its former glory remain.This is not an area of high rise developments; there is a preservation order on the area, which prevents this.
Tavira is an ideal spot for a chill out holiday, but spare a little time for sightseeing. Just a few kilometres from the villa are some excellent beaches with windsurfing and sailing.

***EASTERN ALGARVE***

The Eastern Algarve, from the major port and quaint old town of Olhao to the Spanish border town of Villa Real de Sto-Antonio, is fronted with uninterrupted miles of near-white sandy beaches of such proportions that they are not overcrowded even in high summer. Washed by clean Atlantic and fanned by cool breezes, they truly are a delight offering safe bathing for children and grown-ups alike. Along part of this coast the beach stands to seaward of the mainland, being backed by narrow strip of waterway ideal for small boats. In places this waterway becomes becomes salt marshland, adding interest to the terrain. The Eastern Algarve has not been developed into a series of complexes, most properties still remaining very individual. Development is strictly controlled to maintain the character of the region and high rise buildings are rarely allowed. Inland from the coastal plain the land rises to the foothills of the Sierras, some 20 or 30 minutes drive from the sea. Here the land is more sparsely populated, where attractive white villages nestle in the valleys and the views both of the surrounding mountains and the sea to the south are spectacular. In the past most villages and properties generally could only be reached on mule cart tracks, however great strides have been made in recent years, tarmac roads have been put in and more are scheduled. New bridges are appearing to replace fords, tracks widened and improved. Electricity, which has been widely available for many years, is now reaching the more remote places. Due to the strict controls on building, however, it is most unlikely that the area will become crowded, or that there will be ugly developments to spoil the natural beauty.
Tavira has already been mentioned in the introduction. Apart from the market and shops there are excellent restaurants, efficient taxi services, banks, hospitals, and doctors.

 

***SIGHT SEEING***

***SPORT AND RECREATION***

" WINDSURFING- SAILING- FISHING- SWIMMING- TENNIS
WALKING- HORSE RIDING- SHOOTING- WATER SLIDE PARK
GOLF- BIRDING- MOUNTAIN BIKING- QUAD BIKING- JAZZ- PAINTING"

 

 

**BIRD WATCHING**

MAY SIGHTINGS IN AND AROUND QUINTA CAVALINHOS

This is a list of the sightings on and around Quinta Cavalinhos during the first
two weeks of May 2006 re-produced by the kind permission of
Mr. Steve Laign and Mr. Mel Liddle.


Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Shag, Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, White stork, Gadwell, Mallard, Red Crested Pochard, Pochard, Black Winged Kite, Black Kite, Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Montague's Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Booted eagle, Bonelli's eagle, Osprey, Kestral, Red Legged Patridge, Moorhen, Purple Gallinule, Coot, Black Winged Stilt, Avocet, Collard Pratincol, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Turnstone, Gray Plover, Little Stint, Bar Tailed Godwit, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Whimbril, Curlew Sandpiper, Herring Gull, Little Turn, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Turtle Dove, Woodpigeon, Little Owl, Red Necked Nightjar, Swift, Pallid Swift, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Green Woodpecker, Short Toed Lark, Crested Lark, Theckla Lark,Woodlark, Skylark, Sand Martin, Swallow, Red Rumped Swallow, House Martin, Tawney Pipit, Gray Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Wren, ,Nightingale, Stonechat, Black Eared Wheatear, Blackbird, Cetti,s Warbler, Fan Tailed Warbler, Savi,s Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Reed Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Long Tailed Tit, Crested Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Short toed Treecreeper, Golden Oriole, Great Gray Shrike, Woodchat Shrike,
Jay, Azure Winged Magpie, Raven, Spotless Starling, house Sparrow, Tree sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Common Waxbill, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Linnet, Cirl Bunting, Corn Bunting,

Feral Species:
Black Crowned Bishop, Orange Cheeked Waxbill.

 

**WALKING**


If walking is your scene then you will be lost for choice whether you want an organised walk or you just want to do your own thing, you will be spoilt for choice.
On the other hand if painting is your passion then the Eastern Algarve has some of the most stunning scenery and clear blue sky's that you could wish for and the light in this part of Portugal is to die for, all within a short distance of the Villa.
If you have a specific request just e-mail and we will try and find it.
We would be pleased to advise on any of the above which are all within a 30-minute drive of the Villa.

**A JOURNEY THROUGH THE STARS**

Are you a budding astronomer or just like looking at the stars? Are you fed up with all the light pollution in England? Then why not join us for an evening under the stars on the roof of Quinta Cavalinhos just a 10 minute drive from the villa for an evening you will not forget! Where you can enjoy a meal that you will be hard pushed to find better anywhere locally, good wine and music and all under the black velvet sky with the Milky Way looking down on you with shooting stars crossing overhead into another galaxy. If you would like an introduction to Portugal or just a relaxing evening under the stars why not join us.

**MOUNTAIN BIKING**


Mountain Bikes for hire or just bring your own, we can arrange collection from Faro Airport. Plus a guide to some of the best trails in the area. Why not try the Loule to Tavira trail.

**GOLF**

 

The first course to open to the east of the capital of the Algarve, Faro, lies between the Tavira coast and the uplands of the Serra do Caldeirao. The course offers views both southward out to the Atlantic Ocean and northwards towards the hinterland with striking hills.
The par-4(308m) opening hole provides a gentle introduction to the course. A slight dog-leg to the right leads to an elevated and generous green with bunkers on each side. An accurate second shot will be rewarded with the chance of an early par. Many of the par 4's on this first nine are relatively short and with pleasant views over the undulating terrain.
With care and thoughtful club section, even the higher handicapper can look to reach the greens in regulation. Much careful thought was given in the planning stages to retaining as many of the magnificent trees on the land as possible. These, rather than other hazards, make course management the watchword. The par-5 fifth (466m) has an uphill drive from the tee. The second shot must be a confident high-flier to set up the approach shot to the green. The par-3 eighth at 195 metres test club selection to the full. Depending on the wind direction and playing confidence, it can demand anything from a fairway wood to a mid-iron. The stepped green, an intrusive cork oak and bunkers demand unerring accuracy. It is a wonderful test of golf.

The second nine starts with a tricky par 3 over water, s short uphill par 4, and a further par 3. The par-4 thirteenth, marked 289 metres on a cad, does not seem overly long. However, a stone-banked stream dissects the fairway. If you feel confident of carrying this from the tee, then all well and good. If you do drive the hazard, there is definitely a birdie chance!. If you must lay-up, then it's a short or mid-iron shot to reach the elevated green.

The par -5 fifteenth (454metres) welcomes you on the tee with a spectacular view of the island of Tavira and the sea beyond. The finishing hole- a long par 5 of 512 metres off the championship tees- begins with an uphill tee shot. The second needs to egotiate encroaching trees and, depending on how you have played these two shuts, the third- approach may demand a wood or a wedge.
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Backed by the attractive (now deconsecrated) church, the large green is particularly attractive and remains in the minds eye as representative of all that is Benamor. This is definitely a user-friendly course to visit.
No. of Holes 18.
Par(SSS): 71(69)
Length 5,500 metres
Requirements To play A recognised handicap certificate.
Amenities Driving range, putting- green and Large putting course, club hire, Trolleys, electric trolleys, bag drop Service. Club House Purpose built featuring large Terrace on which to enjoy Sunshine and views. Reception/shop, locker rooms and Elegant bar-restaurant.
HOW TO FIND
Travel along EN 125 for Vila Real st. Antonio. Benamor is a few kilometres along the north, the entrance is directly opposite the turning south of Cabanas.

***BEACHES***



We currently have available and are taking bookings for:

Casa Funda situated 5Km out of Tavira on the Sao Bras road near a very small Village
called Santa Margarida. The Villa in total will sleep from 2 -14 people.

Click on picture for full details


Now at Quinta Cavalinhos.

Superb 10mt x 5mt salt water swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests staying at Planteurs and Vieux Atelier

Planters situated at Quinta Cavalinhos.
Self contained ground floor apartment with one double bedroom.

Click on picture for full details

 

 

Vieux Atelier situated at Quinta Cavalinhos.
Self contained studio type accommodation with one double bed/settee.

Click on picture for full details



 

***Casa Funda***


If you are looking for luxury accommodation in a beautiful, peaceful location within easy driving distance of the "best of the "Eastern Algarve" then look no further, you have found it!
The Villa was designed and built by ourselves. It is situated 5Km out of Tavira on the Sao Bras road near a very small Village called Santa Margarida. The area is rich with orange and lemon groves as well as numerous vineyards. The hills of the surrounding valley are great to explore.

The Casa which is Portuguese for house is reached from the main road up a recent new tarmac road and on your way you will only pass one other small Villa and a couple of Portuguese family smallholdings. Just across the road from the Villa lives an English couple. The Casa stands on an elevated position and commands excellent views of the surrounding countryside and the Sea.

***Casa Funda Features***

 

Set in three quarters of an acre of land with carob and olive trees

Superb country views
Large swimming pool
Barbecue area

Good easy access and very private.

 

 

Ten minutes drive to Tavira - shops - restaurants - bars and beaches


The Villa in total will sleep from 2 -14 people


Furnished to a high standard in antique pine


The main kitchen is large and roomy and has a gas range with twin ovens and eight burners, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, marble worktops throughout, the upstairs apartment has a gas cooker, microwave, washing machine, and marble work tops.

All bed linen is provided and towels for Villa use.

Please take your own Beach Towels

Cot hire on request.

 

 

***ACCOMMODATION***


The accommodation comprises of the main Villa and a completely self-contained upstairs apartment.


MAIN VILLA


This will sleep 10 people in total, 9 in the bedrooms and one in lounge.
A superb large four-bedroom villa with French doors opening out onto the extensive sun terrace from the lounge, dining room and the two main bedrooms with a large secluded kidney shaped swimming pool.

 

The main focal points of the elegant proportioned lounge are it's traditional rendered brick fireplace with log burning stove, and the archway that leads through to the dining room.

 

 

 




The master bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom.




 

The other main bedroom has 3 beds with an en-suite bathroom.
There is a second shower room and WC, which serves the other two rear facing bedrooms
Sofa bed in lounge
Well-stocked sideboard with china, glasses, picnic equipment and cutlery.
Local style furniture.


UPSTAIRS APARTMENT


This will sleep four
An outside staircase leads up to the upstairs apartment.
3 single beds in large bed sit area with the addition of a large Z bed if required
Large shower room and WC.
French doors open onto roof sun terrace with far reaching views to the sea and Spain in the distance.

So in total the Villa will sleep from 1 to 14 people.


You can hire the main villa or just one of the two apartments depending on the size of your party. (Neither of the apartments is let independently when the other one is in use).
All apartments have good-sized wardrobes and drawers for clothes.

 


Flights and car hire can be arranged at very competitive prices, please ask for a quotation.

 

"Casa Funda"


2008 Prices

  UP TO 4 PEOPLE

  UP TO 7 PEOPLE

  UP TO 10 PEOPLE

 EXTRA FAMILY BEDROOM

   Low Season


January, February, March,
November, December.
Except Xmas/New Year

£395.00

   Low season


January, February, March,
November, December.
Except Xmas/New Year

£595

  Low season


January, February, March,
November, December.
Except Xmas/New Year

£795

  Low season


January, February, March,
November, December.
Except Xmas/New Year

£200

  Mid Season


April, May, October.

£500

   Mid Season


April, May, October.


£650

   Mid Season


April, May, October.


£895

    Mid Season


April, May, October.


£200

   High Season


Jun, Sept


£650.00

  High Season


June, Sept


£850

  High Season


June, Sept


£1050

   High Season


June, Sept


£200

   Peak Season


July, August,


£850

  Peak Season


July, August,


£995

 Peak Season


July, August,


£1,375.00

   Peak Season


July, August,


£225









Prices are per week pro-rata


The additional self contained 3 bed apartment is used to extend the accommodation to 14 people with the addition of a large Z bed. This apartment will not be let independantly when the main villa is occupied. Change over days, we will try and be as flexible as we possibly can.


£150.00 per week refundable breakage deposit collected on arrival.
There will be a surcharge for logs during the winter months.

Call Nicola on 00351 281 961 575.

Or email holidays@terrynightingale.co.uk



"Quinta Cavalinhos"


Originally an established farm which over the years has mainly reared horse and ponies but also has cropped almonds, carob, figs, olives and other fruits. A profusion of these crops still exist although the farming aspect has been retired for some years.

Much of the land (there is approximately 38 acres) is now back to it's natural state of a varied selection of trees, plants and herbs with a stream and small lake set within a rocky boulder strewn picturesque landscape that is a "Birders Paradise".

Orange and lemon groves plus a few vineyards, which stretch literally for miles and miles, border the estate. As you drive down the lane that leads to Quinta Cavalinhos you pass through them and all you can see is a mass of orange like a huge carpet covering the hillside
and the fragrance is just out of this world.

If you like walking or mountain biking then this is definitely the base for you. You have the mountains on one side and the sea less than 5 Km the other side. The Rio Formosa national park is just a ten-minute drive away where you will discover lakes, salt and fresh-water
marshes and estuaries, a real Birders haven. Wildfowl and waders including the elegant Black-winged Stilt are numerous, Collared Pratincole are often present and wildfowl may include Red-crested Pochard or even Marble Duck. In the vast Reedbeds you may find both
the Purple Gallinule and the elusive Little Bitten. On the old salt pans you will find Greater Flamingo, Spoonbill, Avocet and excellent numbers of passage waders and wildfowl.

Go inland and up into the hills which are home to a good variety of raptors including Booted, Bonelli's and short toed Eagles, with the possibility of wintering Alpine Accentor and migrant Ring Ouzel around the rocky summits.

Quinta Cavalinhos is very convenient for all areas of the Central and Eastern Algarve and close to the nearby historic town of Tavira which offers all the usual facilities of a small town, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and a varied assortment of essential small traders. It has a
fascinating older quarter of town with a Roman Bridge with elegant 18th century houses and cobbled streets leading to tree-lined river banks with bustling squares and side streets and any number of high-quality, low priced restaurants. A faded air of peace and tranquillity, a lovely area to just relax, have a coffee in one of the many street side cafes and watch the world go by.

From Faro to the Spanish border there is a 35-mile stretch of coast that has some of the best beaches to be found on the Algarve and even in the height of summer they are very rarely crowded. This part is the hidden Algarve which has a rustic charm all of its own, a fairly low area of small islands and creeks have created a marvellous habitat for birds and fauna making it a Birders Paradise. Beyond this are the clean and unspoilt beaches washed by the unpolluted waves of the Atlantic Ocean. This area of the Eastern Algarve thankfully has not been taken over by the high-octane holiday resorts that have spoilt the rest of the Algarve. Rarely are resorts over busy, an unhurried charm exists, the friendly Portuguese both amiable and helpful. Many of our guests enjoy visiting some of the local villages and inland towns with their weekly-assorted markets, festivals and a variety of social events to offer.
In short a unique, very central base for visiting all areas of this wonderful unspoilt region of the Algarve with the added advantage of being approximately 25 Km from the Spanish Border and the exciting region of Andalusia.


 

At Quinta Cavalinhos.

 

Superb 10mt x 5mt salt water swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests staying at Planteurs and Vieux Atelier

 



"PLANTEURS"


 

A small apartment at ground floor level created from what was at one time accommodation for planting or agricultural personnel.

Totally self contained it offers modern comfortable accommodation, lounge with television and music centre, bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen diner leads off the lounge and has gas cooker, microwave and fridge with double doors leading out onto the patio where you can enjoy eating your meals alfresco. To the side of the patio is a garden area with a small terrace and barbecue plus a shaded area with additional seating, which is ideal for those warmer days. Take a few steps and you will find yourself in one of the several secret gardens where you can sit under fig and olive trees and take in the wonderful scent of the profusion of wild herbs that fill the air with a fragrance that is hard to describe. Just close your eyes and let your imagination transport you to the spice markets of the Far East.

Terry and Nicola are the owners who live in the main part of the Quinta and are on hand to help you enjoy your stay in the Eastern Algarve; they have 15 years experience of the area and are only to happy to answer any questions you may have. They will greet you upon arrival, and introduce you to your apartment. If you would like a food parcel awaiting you this can be arranged so that you can start to chill out straight away.

 

 

 

 


"PLANTEURS"

Weekly Rental Rates 2008.

 April  £150.00  May  £150.00
  June  £230.00  July  £250.00
 August  £250.00  September  £230.00
 October   £150.00  November  £150.00





"VIEUX ATELIER"




A clever conversion from what was probably originally a small workshop building. Nestling between fig and olive trees with its own secluded patio and barbecue area, it has wonderful views over the paddocks and to the mountains beyond.
Vieux-Atelier offers self contained studio accomodation for 2 people, it is totally self-contained with a small kitchenette area with gas cooker, microwave and fridge, and the bathroom has a very large shower, toilet and washbasin. The lounge area has a very nice
double bed/settee, wardrobe, and small dining table that can be taken out through the double doors that lead onto the patio area for alfresco dining. Once again like Planteurs just a few steps and you are in one of the secret gardens where you can just relax and read a book in the shade of some lovely old cork oak trees.


 

"VIEUX ATELIER"

Weekly Rental Rates 2008.

 April  £125.00  May  £135.00
 June  £150.00  July  £185.00
 August  £200.00  September  £185.00
 October  £125.00  November  £125.00





Prices quoted on these pages are for guidance only and must be confirmed with the owners at the time of booking.

You can now book your Holiday with most major Credit Cards via PayPal

 

For full details or with any enquiries please call Nicola on 00351 281 961 575. (mobile 00351 91 4309684)
or email holidays@terrynightingale.co.uk