Petit Gloriana

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Petit Gloriana is a charming, renovated countryside farmhouse that is within walking distance of the tranquil, sleepy village of Fonte de Louseiros, close to the historic town of Silves and the peaceful town of Alcantarilha. Just a little further south is the sun-drenched seaside resort of Armacao de Pera. Petit Gloriana is a single storey property that offers wonderful modern living and a splendid garden and pool. With four spacious bedrooms, it sleeps up to eight guests.

The red-hued town of Silves is nestled on the banks of the River Arade, dominated by one of the best-preserved castles in the Algarve. Silves was the capital of the ancient Arab kingdom of Algarve and retains many of its ancient nods to the past. It also boasts many charming outdoor cafes, some excellent restaurants, pretty fountains, a market hall and wonderful scented orange groves. Alcantarilha is a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the Algarve’s long sandy beaches and Portugal’s biggest waterpark. Sprinkled with whitewashed houses and a handful of traditional restaurants, Alcantarilha is utterly charming. Lagos and Albufeira are within very easy reach.

It is very easy to relax at Petit Gloriana. With a delightful, open plan living space, a wonderful porch for alfresco dining and a fabulous garden and swimming pool, there is plenty of space and it is quiet. This countryside farmhouse retains its traditional charm with gorgeous wooden, beamed ceilings and beautifully tiled floors throughout but it also offers modern bathrooms and very comfy furnishings. The farmhouse enjoys underfloor heating so it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, you will always be warm and toasty.

Petit Gloriana’s open plan living space is bright and airy. With double doors to the terrace, the white country kitchen sits at one end with its excellent stainless steel appliances, island and sociable breakfast bar. The living area sits in the middle of the room, under the atmospheric beamed ceiling and opposite the wood burning stove. The dining area follows this. The living space opens to a large covered terrace for alfresco lounging and dining using the villa’s built-in barbecue. It is a great spot to enjoy your favourite tipple while watching the children play in the garden and pool.

The villa’s bedrooms are comprised of two with double beds and ensuite bathrooms and two with twin beds. One of these boasts an ensuite shower room and the other has use of a separate private bathroom with a rain shower. Like the exterior of the villa, the bedrooms enjoy gorgeous blue and white seaside colour palettes. The same tiled floors and beamed ceilings run throughout the villa creating a delightful mix of natural materials and minimalist styling. The comfy beds are dressed all in white with blue colour splashes coming from headboards, chairs, art work or voile drapes at the doors and windows. If the bedrooms do not open directly to the terrace, they enjoy floor-to-ceiling doors with Juliet balconies so you can open the doors to enjoy a soft breeze. The bathrooms are all modern, white and immaculate.

The garden is very spacious with lush lawns, mature olive and palm trees and a hedge separating Petit Gloriana from the next property. The swimming pool is generous in size at 9m x 4.3m and no doubt the scene of much family fun. Children love the swing and the hammock that hangs between the trees. If you can bring yourselves to leave this peaceful spot, there is a lovely bar in the village and golf only 4km away, not to mention those vast beaches!

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What you should know…

  • The villa is built on one storey though there are steps down from the shaded alfresco dining terrace
  • The garden is very spacious and enjoys a generous swimming pool and swings for the children
  • The villa is located inland but within very easy reach of the Algarve’s superb sandy beaches

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Tastefully restored in 2016, Petit Gloriana is a 4 bed single-storey farmhouse full of character and fitted with underfloor heating throughout making it ideal for both winter and summer months.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, fireplace and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the patio
- Well equipped kitchen with central island and access to the patio
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite bathroom with bath and rain shower
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (9 x 4.3 m; max depth 1.8 m)
- Large terrace and patio area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Iron facilities
- Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Petit Gloriana
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Petit Gloriana sits in a peaceful spot within walking distance of Fonte de Louseiros, a peaceful village close to the historic town of Silves and Alcantarilha. Sitting inland from the Algarve’s glorious sandy beaches, Alcantarilha is dotted with whitewashed houses weaved along its narrow cobbled streets. It boasts a few shops and some traditional restaurants and cafes. The intriguing Chapel of Bones has over a thousand skulls crammed into its 15th century walls and ceilings. Alcantarilha is a lovely quiet town which is only 7km from the nearest beach of Armacao de Pera.

Armacao de Pera is 15 km west of Albufeira, set in a wide sandy bay that reaches all the way to Gale, around 3 km away. There are also some smaller coves to the west, all carved into the ochre sandstone cliffs. You will see old, colourful fishing boats pulled up on the beach at the eastern edge of the resort. In the old part of the town, you will discover the 16th century fort with its good views of the beach. One of the best spots of the town is the headland of Nossa Senhora da Rocha. Roughly 1 km along the coast, past the beaches of Praia dos Tremocos and Praia dos Beijinhos, the jutting cliffs are home to a medieval fortress and a tiny chapel. Below the headland are the beaches of Praia Nova to the west and Praia da Senhora da Rocha to the east. The headland is the start of a popular coastal walk to Praia da Marinha.

Also close to Petit Gloriana are the cobbled streets of Silves, a gorgeous town with a fascinating history. This ancient Arab kingdom inherited a stately outline, the epitome of which is its red-hued castle, the largest castle in the Algarve. The castle enjoys wonderful views of the town, its fertile fields covered with orange trees and the beautiful River Arade. Silves was conquered from the Moors in 1189 by King Sancho I but the Moors were only fully expelled in 1242 by King Afonso III. The ancient mosque was transformed into the town’s cathedral, starting in Gothic style and completed during the Baroque period. Opposite the cathedral is the Igreja da Misericordia, much of which dates back to the 18th century. Silves is a crumbling place full of lively alfresco cafes and a Moorish-style garden which is open daily to visitors. A defunct cork factory is now home to a couple of museums and some bars and cafes. In August, the town hosts a lively beer festival. It is good to visit the town in the morning for its colourful riverfront market, near its 13th century bridge.

Albufeira’s Old Town is lined with charming restaurants, whitewashed houses and excellent, unique shops. There are over 100 restaurants in Albufeira, many serving super fresh fish straight from the marina. The marina is a top-notch, modern tourist destination in its own right, brimming with luxury yachts, colourful fishing boats and excellent, chic restaurants.  

Almancil is worth a visit. It is charming and typically Portuguese, brimming with cute cafes, restaurants, galleries displaying the local pottery and many artists workshops. The neighbouring village of Sao Lourenco boasts the most attractive church in probably the whole of the Algarve. It is decorated with characteristic blue tiles telling the life of its patron saint, beautiful azulejo work dating back to 1730. Very close to the church is the local centro cultural which hosts a range of art exhibitions and musical performances.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport

(54 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Portimao Ferry Port

(28 km)

Nearest Village Fonte de Louseiros

(170 m)

Nearest Town/City Algoz

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cafe Falcao

(170 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub O Feedback

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Coviran

(7 km)

Nearest Beach Grande de Pera Beach

(15 km)

Nearest Golf Amandoeira Golf Course

(8 km)

Nearest Tennis Silves Tennis Club

(11 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


Situated some 7 km inland from the magnificent coastline for which this municipality of the Algarve is renowned, the small city of Lagoa has a rural feel that contrasts significantly with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of its popular seaside resorts.

The idyllic town is charmingly traditional and only a short distance from the popular Portimão. As well as being close to some of the best beach resorts in the region and the historic town of Silves, Lagoa holidays have ample charms of their own.

Inserted in a traditionally agricultural and important wine-producing area, Lagoa lies on a small hill rising above flatlands that allegedly once held the lagoon that gave the city its name.


Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Petit Gloriana is perfect for a family holiday. The open plan living space is very easy, the bedrooms are spacious and the garden is excellent. Children love the pool and the swing and hammock. There is plenty of space for family games.

Families enjoy endless days on the beach as well as time discovering historic towns and villages. Armacao de Pera is the closest beach to the villa though the beach goes on for miles. You are also close to one of the best waterparks in the Algarve!

Albufeira is a wonderful playground for children. There is an endless list of attractions from fabulous beach days, thrilling fun on inflatable playgrounds or banana boats, visiting animals in Zoomarine, water adventures in the water parks, bowling, mini-golf, high ropes challenges, kayaking, boat rides to petting zoos.

The water parks are excellent for family fun. Aqualand Algarve, Aquashow Family Park and Slide & Splash provide thrilling aquatic fun for the whole family. Slide & Splash offers birds of prey presentations, reptiles and macaw presentations as well as excellent, adrenaline rush slides. The 4-man Big Wave ride surprises even the most adventurous. Aquashow Family Park is located in Quarteira and Aqualand Algarve is situated in Alcantarilha, between Albufeira and Portimao where you will find the highest water slide of the Algarve. All members of the family will be happy, even if they just want to relax on a lazy river or top up their tan.

Horse and pony lovers can enjoy treks and lessons in dressage, jumping and stable management at the Albufeira Riding Centre, Equestrian Horse Riding Albufeira and the Riding Center Quinta da Saudade. Experienced riders can enjoy memorable beach treks.  

The charming Krazy World Zoo is an interactive zoo with activities for everyone. Children can feed dwarf goats, llamas and deer in the petting zoo and in Terra Exotica they can enjoy interaction with African spur turtles and birds in the aviary. The zoo is also home to lemurs and some 8.5m snakes. There are some fabulous animal presentations and a delightful pool to swim in. The world of dinosaurs, mini-golf, pedal karts and bouncy castle are an added bonus! Children could never be bored in Albufeira!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €250 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm (late arrival fee will apply after 9 pm, €50 to be paid locally).
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 6 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £1,608
Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,153
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,608
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £2,439
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 £1,608
Oct 30th 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 £1,153

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €1,732
Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,243
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,732
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €2,628
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 €1,732
Oct 30th 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 €1,243

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $1,847
Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,325
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,847
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $2,803
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 $1,847
Oct 30th 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 $1,325

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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