Fazenda Nova, Portugal
Words like idyllic, stunning and perfect are often overused but never have these words been more appropriate in describing Fazenda Nova Country House. Hallie & Tim and the team around them have created a truly relaxing retreat in the heart of the Eastern Algarve. Their hospitality is second to none and their knowledge of the surrounding area is excellent. With an eclectic collection of furniture spread throughout the property, this is a house where style and comfort sit together in perfect harmony. The attention to detail is superb, they even have a collection of sun hats you can borrow. Our spacious garden room oozed quality and the bathroom featured a huge shower as well as a host of REN goodies.
It is difficult to figure out if the day should include relaxing by the pool, visiting the local beaches or sleeping in the hanging pod. The biggest decision of the day is whether to eat in or out for lunch and dinner. The food is so good it's a real challenge to drag yourself away. For me, it always comes down to the little things and this is where Fazenda Nova really delivers. Complimentary water, wi-fi and beach bag are all part of the service. I have never been so reluctant to leave a place but this is really special and I have vowed to return.
Fazenda Nova is a luxury ten suite boutique hideaway in the heart of the eastern algarve countryside near Tavira. The Fazenda is an original portuguese country house that has been renovated to combine a modern style with traditional architecture and features. Formerly a family home and farm, it sits on ten hectares of land, with its own orchard, vegetable and herb gardens. in spring it is abundant with wild flowers growing among almond, carob and olive trees.