Quinta da Donalda on the Western Algarve has been owned by the same family for over 360 years and offers a perfect blend of a classic Quinta style and modern-day essentials for relaxing self-catering holidays. The property is well suited for large families or groups of friends up to 18 wanting to holiday together yet retain some independence but outside the high season, the cottages can be rented separately for smaller parties of 2/4 or 10 guests.
Dating back to the 1600s and described as “a farm surrounded by vines, fig trees and bread making land”, Quinta da Donalda sits within 92 hectares of land and is still a working estate today. The vines have since gone but other farm products can be bought in Portimão Municipal Market. In 1944 a small chapel dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Conceição was built and in 2014, a large fire destroyed the main Quinta building, which is still being renovated. Past guests have included the Portuguese Royal Family (Braganza), the Crown Prince of Liechtenstein and the Counts of Paris (D’Orleans) as well as several Portuguese presidents and politicians.
The Liberal Wing (alluding to Reformists family members during Portugal’s royal past and civil wars) is attached to the main Quinta building and includes en-suite 5 bedroom suites all on one floor (1 is suitable for disabled person/wheelchair users), opening onto an orange tree courtyard for breakfast and outdoor meals. The Bartolomeu & Daniel cottages (charmingly named after previous workers who once worked at Quinta da Donalda) have been converted from old farm buildings. They mirror each other and accommodate 2/4 guests each, featuring a mezzanine level with an open plan ground floor. All properties have their own fully equipped kitchen and are fitted with fireplaces and air conditioning for year-round rentals.
Resident staff provide breakfast daily and can prepare other meals on request.
This is a quiet and calm setting away from the hustle bustle of the coast, allowing you to fully relax with a book by the pool with its lawn surround or take a walk through the estate. You can also go horse riding or play a round of golf nearby and the closest beach (Alvor), is only a 10-minute drive away.
WARNING NOTES: Family rentals with children under 8 years of age are accepted only with full rental of all 3 cottages at the Quinta. This is a working country estate where machinery and farming products abound, and young children must be supervised.
2021 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS
July & August (minimum 1-week rental)
Exclusive use of all 3 cottages & grounds (up to 18 guests) @ €12,250 p/week
Easter, May, June & September (minimum 4 nights rentals)
The Liberal Wing (10 guests) @ €940 p/night
Daniel or Bartolomeu Cottages (2/4 guests each) @ €250 p/night
From October to end April (minimum 4 nights rentals)
The Liberal Wing (10 guests) @ €625 p/night
Daniel or Bartolomeu Cottages (2/4 guests each) @ €160 p/night
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