Our second stay here and it was just as lovely as before. The location is extremely quiet and rural - perfect for getting away from it all and also for star gazing and watching meteors from the patio. It takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to drive to the house from Faro airport. You definitely need a car in this location. The nearest village (with a tiny supermarket and bakers) is 10 minutes walk via the field and track at the bottom of the garden. The nearest supermarket (with pharmacy next to it) is about 12 minutes drive away.
There is a high speed train link to Lisbon from the nearby village if you want a day out to the north or you can get to the south coast/Algarve in 60 minutes or the west coast in about 45 minutes of driving on pretty decent roads. We did quite a lot of hiking both locally and over towards the west although it was HOT!!!
The house is well equipped with a decent size fridge freezer, coffee machine, hob and microwave oven and access to a washing machine (any washing dries quickly in the sun on an airer).
The pool is in 3 parts with a main swimming pool and two separate small wildlife pools full of frogs and with a couple of (small and harmless!) water snakes which are very shy and stay well away unless you deliberately creep up and go looking for them.
The owners Jeanette and Fritz are very friendly and helpful but leave you alone to enjoy your holiday. We came here for 2 weeks in 2015 and came back again in 2017 because we loved it so much. I hope we will return again in years to come.