Casa do Forno Cottage – Loule

The Casa do Forno Cottage is the most characteristic of all the accommodations at The Quintassential, a one bedroom rustic duplex cottage tastefully decorated and boasting many original features from the old Quinta (farmhouse).

The Casa do Forno has simple traditional Algarvian style décor, featuring white washed walls and accent coloured walls, sloping cane ceilings with timber beams and many hand painted wall plates hanging around the cottage, all adding to the ambiance of the real Algarve. The Casa do Forno Cottage is rich in style and character with wonderful Algarvian charismatic furniture all adding to its magic. This is very much a rustic cottage 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 winter. This cottage is a real quaint oasis for adults, the ultimate peaceful and tranquil accommodation.

The bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe, sloping cane ceilings with wooden beams. The bedroom is decorated in soothing pastel colours of aqua and peach. There is also a free standing fan in the bedroom. Immediately next to the bedroom there is a large alcove area with further storage/shelves and a safe deposit box.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower with a tiled seating area within it, sink with vanity unit under, WC and marble flooring. The "crows nest" TV lounge area has a sloping cane ceiling with wooden beams and has spectacular views, a mini Hi-Fi stereo with radio/CD player and MP3 reader (guests to bring own CD’s). There is a comfy leather sofa suite with leather footstool and a 19-inch LG LCD flatscreen TV with UK free to view Satellite TV channels and a DVD player with a small selection of DVD’s for guest use. There are a selection of puzzles, chess set, playing cards, dominos and a vast selection of English reading books. This accommodations houses over 100 English reading books. The Crow’s Nest TV lounge is accessed by the original rustic stone stairs. For guests with walking difficulties to be aware of the rustic staircase.

The kitchen dining area has the original bread oven dating back to the 19th century and stone sink from the Quinta and also the original cane ceiling with wooden beams. The rustic kitchen comes fully equipped and comprises of a large fridge/freezer, combi microwave oven, electric kettle, toaster, coffee filter machine, hand held electric blender and gas hob. There is a marvelous antique pine dresser dressed with traditional Algarvian pottery plates, bowls etc for your use during your stay. The Algarvian mosaic tile topped dining table comfortably seats two people on traditional hand painted Portuguese chairs, these are a dream to look at, the craftsmanship is amazing. From the kitchen dining area there are doors leading on to a completely private south-facing terrace with brick built BBQ, table and chairs and reclining chairs for al fresco dining and for those lazy days and evenings comfy cushioned seating under the covered terrace.

There is also a wood burning stove for the cooler winter evenings that really makes this cottage very cosy and provides 24/7 heating during the winter months along with an eco wall heater in the kitchen diner and an oil filled radiator in the bedroom.

The Casa do Forno Cottage also has its own private garden with your own private sun loungers and parasol which is for the sole use of the guests in the Casa do Forno Cottage and within this garden area there is a further seating area surrounded by an abundance of beautiful flowers, shrubs and many various species of cacti. There is also a large covered terrace with a cane ceiling and wooden beams now with comfy cushioned seating for added comfort. Colourful Morning Glory drapes the exterior. Outside there is also al fresco dining table, cushioned chairs, parasol and reclining chairs. From the Casa do Forno Cottage terrace you will experience some of the best sunsets the Algarve has to offer.

The Casa do Forno Cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 adults

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 Holiday Apartment Cottages are a small family run cluster of self catering 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.  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.

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Prices are based on a two person occupation and start from £365.00 GBP per week up £505.00 GBP.  For guests staying 7 nights or more a welcome hamper is provided.

Prices during October, November, March & April include pool heating.

Prices from 1st November until 31st March include 24/heating with 2 eco wall heaters and a wood burning stove.

Winter Warmer Special Offer – Valid 1st November 2013 until 31st March 2014

Casa do Forno Cottage - 7 nights accommodation for 2 adults, heating - 1 oil filled radiator and 1 eco wall heater providing 24/7 heating, 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 and a group A hire car for £425.00 GBP per week.  Flexible Arrival Day.  Minimum stay 7 nights. 3rd party insurance included with the hire car.

Credit cards

Payments accepted via PayPal or by bank transfer into UK bank account


Available once a week. 3 course meal for two including wine 45.00 Euros.

Car park

One parking space available for each accommodation.


Available to rent locally


As we have pets of our own, 3 dogs, one cat, hens and one minature pig, we unfortunately do not accept guest pets.


All accommodations are non-smoking and smoking is only permitted on your accommodations private terrace.

Disabled persons


Internet / wireless access

Free Wi-Fi within the Quintassential grounds

*: Prices are estimates and are subject to change. For the most recent prices, please check the website of this accommodation.

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Casa do Forno Cottage
8100-296 Loule
Tel: 00351289463867
Mobile: 00351917108187

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