The houses of the Quintal do Castelo are situated in the historical center and within
the walls of the old castle of Silves. The large garden is fully walled which makes
it very private, protected and tranquil. A unique combination of being in the center of an ancient city, with all the practical benefits it brings, combined with the feeling of calmness and quietness of living in the country. This is the ideal place to spend your precious holidays.
The authentic architecture of the houses gives coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter. All the extra comfort needed nowadays is provided, including an eco solar energy system that feeds the central heating. The houses are fully equipped . You only need to bring your personal belongings. Each house has its own patio or terrace. The rest of the garden and the swimming pool are shared space to be enjoyed by all the lodging guests at Quintal do Castelo. All the houses have fast efficient wireless internet for free.
Garden of perfumes...
Silves has always been known for its beautiful and aromatic gardens. It still is. Along the centuries it has inspired many poets. This is a unique place, where the Mediterranean flowers, smells and colors remind us of ancient times. The first thing that comes to mind about the Algarve to any Portuguese is the variety of beaches. They are fantastic. The second is the specific scent. Travelling by car from Lisbon we know that we have reached the Algarve because of the aroma. Coming by plane, a traveler will try as quick as possible to inhale the scent of the Algarve to have the feeling of being home, or on friendly soil. The secret is a tiny, sticky, white plant growing on every slope of the Algarve: the "estevas' (Gum Rockrose). In this garden there is a wonderful collection of almost everything that gives these intoxicating scents: almond and fig trees, “dama da noite” (Cestrum nocturnum), jasmine, rosemary, lavender, “nêspera” tree (medlar - Mespilus germanica), orange blossom … a flowering paradise.
Silves is a calm and friendly city. It seems as if it stands still in time, and takes us into a
distant past connected to an Islamic culture of which the imprint can still be felt. Visiting
the city one feels the soul and the music of the Arab poets and we enjoy the sweet taste of the oranges. The air we breathe is sweetened by the perfume of the almond trees, the fig trees, the orange trees, or the wild plants growing in the surroundings. The colorful local market deserves a visit. There we can buy all the seasonal and local vegetables, or the freshly caught fish.
The café under the arches of the Town hall is another place not to be missed: here the typical cakes are here the best, just like the coffee, the garden in front is beautiful the whole year round, and D. Rosa the best of hostesses!
And of course there is much more to see, starting with the castle, the museum, the churches, the library … passing through many different squares and gardens, stairs and corners … each with its own charm!
The mild climate the whole year round is a fantastic invitation to explore and enjoy the unique beauty of the landscape.
The beaches of the Algarve are considered to be the most beautiful, clean and safe of Europe. Each year most of them are honored with the European Blue Flag.
Near Silves several places will inspire you to have an activity holiday (golf, horseriding, hiking,etc) as well as a cultura onel.
More infomation here….
Travessa do Hospital 2 - 4 - 6
8300 Silves -Portugal
Teresa Caldas: email@example.com
Tel (00351) 916621310
There will always be somebody to receive you and show you around the compound. If you have no transport to arrive here, coming from the airport or from the train station, we can organize a taxi to fetch you. Towels and bed linen are included, you must bring your own beach towels. Once a week house cleaning and bed linen changed. Towels are changed every three days.
Low season is from the 1st of November till the 1st of March. Minimum stay one week.
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In this enchanting studio you will find a strong Arab influence. The interior wall of the typical red stone has an original antique arched doorway. The blue color of the “azulejos” (literally “blue tiles”) gives this studio its name. The thickness of the original walls gives here a unique freshness, and, in the winter the central heating can be used, if necessary.
The garden is an extension of your living room. Romantic, cozy and very comfortable for two people. Due to the unique structure of the house the interior temperature keeps cool even on hot summer days.
The garden is an extension of your living room. Romantic, cosy and very comfortable for two people.
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Above, only the storks fly over you.
A combination of a modern and open space keeping the authentic traditional architecture intact. The view from the terrace is superb. Turned to the south there is a panorama of the city, the river and the surrounding countryside. Beyond that we can only imagine that the sea begins.
Top quality comfort and fully equipped, with a big living room, one bedroom with a large double bed, kitchen and bathroom. In the living room the sofa can easily be changed into a comfortable double bed. An open fire, and central heating, on an eco solar-system, for cooler winter evenings.
A very comfortable house with two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and two bathrooms.
One bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two beds.
The kitchen is fully equipped. The living room is spacious and comfortable. For cooler winter evenings there is a fire place. In the summer the house gives shelter from the heat of the midday sun. There is a TV, and also a full collection of films in DVD, from the well known "Home Screen”, a Dutch film and video distributor, one of the few independent distributors in Europe.
In the walled patio you can enjoy a meal under a parasol, or in the beautiful moonlight. Right by the patio there is a wonderful fragrance coming from a shrub that is sweetly scented nearly all year round: The Lady of the Night (Dama da Noite-Cestrum Nocturnum)
FUN & INFO
YOGA- If you practice yoga or wish to learn we have a fantastic studio situated within the property. See www.vijnanayoga.pt for more information.
Maps and local roads of the Algarve- www.strawberryworld-algarve.com
Check the weather in Portugal- www.wunderground.com
Portugal in general- www.allgarve.pt
Car hire- www.farocar.com