St. Matau, Boliqueime, Algarve

Property ref: PA284

Maximum: 15 adults plus 2 child/children

Originally a farm, St Matau is 322 metres above sea level and has extensive views across the countryside to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. There are some inexpensive, traditional restaurants dotted in the surrounding hills and Boliqueime, with a wider variety, is a short drive away.

The original farmhouse has been restored making up half of the accommodation in this substantial property and a newer building has been added to compliment the original with furniture and building materials which are in keeping with the style of the farmhouse.

The villa is a rabbit warren with some interconnecting rooms and countless original features both in the grounds and internally. There are some dry-stone walls, a fabulous wood burning stove (logs can be purchased at the local supermarket), lovely pieces of furniture - both functional and ornamental, low ceilings in the old part of the house and attractive china. The small kitchen has been brought up to date with modern appliances but is deliberately still very much a farmhouse kitchen and is in no way "high tech!"

The garden is lovely; at the front of a house there are double entry gates and a drive with a path leading to a bridge over a frog pond with a tucked away seating area. The swimming pool is at the back of the property and takes advantage of the amazing views. It is surrounded by terraces with a lawn to one side. There are several outside dining areas, including a shaded terrace, by the barbeque. There is a ramp from the terrace to the pool and one of the ground floor bathrooms has hand rails so may be appealing to those with mobility issues.  Please enquire at time of booking.

Tourist Licence No 9/1999

(Although every care has been taken to make sure photographs and descriptions are kept updated, the properties are subject to changes, updates and improvements.  If something is particularly important to you, please let us know so that we can confirm this facility is available).


Original house: Small kitchen. Dining room. Steps down to: Living room. Step up to: 1 small double bedroom (best suited to 2 children or 1 adult) with small shower room en-suite. 1 double bedroom. 1 twin bedroom. 1 shower room.

First floor: 1 single bedroom connecting to; twin connecting to shower room (these 3 rooms have low ceilings & curtained off clothes rails rather than conventional wardrobes).

New house: Living/dining room. 2 twin bedrooms, 1 with bathroom en-suite. 1 bathroom.

First floor: 1 double bedroom with small terrace & bathroom en-suite. 1 twin bedroom with terrace & bathroom. NB It is worth noting that the staircase is quite open so care should be taken with young children.


  • Wifi
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hairdryers
  • Air conditioning/heating in bedrooms
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Cleaning 3 times per week including arrival day
  • Pool towels
  • Pool 9 x 4.5m with steps. Depth 1.3 - 2.3m
  • Children's swings & slide
  • Large built-in charcoal barbeque


  • Shop 500m
  • Restaurant 4kms
  • Town (Boliqueime) 6kms
  • Supermarket 7kms
  • Tennis 10kms
  • Beach/Vilamoura Golf 13kms
  • Faro Airport 28kms


Pounds (£)

Number of people
1 - 17
08 Jan - 25 Mar 22 £1827
26 Mar - 01 Apr 22 £2373
02 Apr - 27 May 22 £2786
28 May - 01 Jul 22 £3094
02 Jul - 26 Aug 22 £5250
27 Aug - 23 Sep 22 £2786
24 Sep - 28 Oct 22 £2373
29 Oct - 16 Dec 22 £1827

Prices are in £'s sterling per week. If your holiday dates cross two seasons please ask us for a quote.

Additional Costs & Information

  • Prices may be subject to a currency surcharge
  • Although the villa has a flexible arrival day we cannot leave too many empty days between bookings. Please always check with us to make sure the dates you require are acceptable
  • Booking deposit 30% of the villa rental or £250, whichever is the greater amount. Balance due 8 weeks before departure.

Refundable security deposit - 2022 - £500.00


Taxi transfer 1 - 4 people £53.00
Taxi transfer 5 - 8 people £76.00

Any taxi prices shown are for 1 way journeys


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Mr & Mrs P  "We had a once in a lifetime family reunion at this gorgeous villa. Wonderful memories. Thank you." 

Mrs R "Thank you for making organizing our holiday so easy. we all had a wonderfully holiday and couldn't fault your companies service. Every question or need we had you were able to help us with. will definitely recommend you're company and use again in the future"


Boliqueime, Algarve

In the hills behind Faro there are some wonderful towns and villages which remain relatively unaffected by tourism. Loulé is a typical, bustling market town with lots of history and remnants of its Roman and Moorish past, including the old castle walls and mosque-like churches. As the coast has developed, gradually more villas have been built on the almond tree filled hills surrounding Loulé but this has not changed the character of the town; if you wander down the cobbled side streets, you will find workshops with craftsmen busily working on leatherware, weavers making baskets and metal workers beating out copperware.

São Brás is a sleepy town 12kms from Loulé with a central square, an interesting museum, several restaurants and few tourists. Close by is the village of Estoi which has Roman ruins, an 18th Century palace and an excellent market held on the second Sunday of each month. ...

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Santa Bárbara de Nexe has several very good restaurants including inexpensive, traditional cafés and an Italian with live music on Sundays. For the adventurous traveller, Seville, just across the Spanish border, is an easy drive, just two and a half hours via the motorway. You can take your hire car at no extra cost if you notify us so that we can arrange insurance cover for Spain.

The village centre of Boliqueime is in the hills just in front of the motorway and a short drive to the coast. It retains a village atmosphere yet is just a fifteen minute drive from the centre of Albufeira and about the same to the golf courses at Vilamoura. The centre still has some cobbled streets with local shops, a post office, chemist and a couple of cafés and there is an annual fair, held during the summer in the church square, with stalls selling locally produced handicrafts and food. On the main road there is a well used and authentic café/restaurant, where one of our directors was once defeated by a rustic local stew of pig's head, complete with ears! The surrounding countryside is hilly, with pine and almond trees and dotted with gleaming white villas. This is the way to get the best of the Algarve if you do not mind a short drive to the shops and beaches. Salir is well known for its 12th century castle, originally built by the Moors to protect the countryside and its peoples from a Christian attack, It is situated at the top of the village and there are some outstanding views across the town and the surrounding countryside. It is close to the Rocha da Pena national park which is a popular hiking area, with locals and visitors alike.

The villages in these areas are largely unspoilt and most of our villas are in peaceful locations. The restaurants are usually very reasonably priced and offer authentic Algarvean cuisine.
You will have to drive to the beaches and barking dogs can sometimes spoil the tranquillity of the countryside.

If you require a car for you holiday please contact us.


Any promotional codes can be entered at the final stage of the booking process.

The arrival day for this villa is Saturday and the arrival time is 4pm
Checkout time is 10am

IMPORTANT - Villa dates sometimes need to be verified before we can confirm a booking therefore please DO NOT book your flights until we have checked your booking request and you have received our invoice.