Had a wonderful time here with friends for a 40th party! Everything and more we could have wanted. 10 of us stayed here. Plenty of private areas if you want privacy but a great place for a family or group of friends. Luxury accommodation and beautiful grounds. Lovely views and stunning location! Will definitely return!
Just phenomenal - the view blows you away! Beautiful gardens, wildlife, flowers and a perfect sanctuary for any traveller - Well thought out with everything a group or family would need. In short it is divine and topped off with gorgeous attention to detail. One of the best experiences of my lifetime...I will definitely book again....
Stayed here for 8 days with a party of 10, we were all beyond blown away by the views and features at this villa! From the bedrooms, to the bathrooms, to the bar.. Perfection, personified! The place was immaculate and we had a holiday of luxury and relaxment. I can not recommend enough!
Quinta do Acor is a truly stunning, luxurious place and we had a fantastic holiday there. It definitely has the “wow” factor! We were welcomed and showed around by the lovely Lucy who was extremely helpful and friendly. The house and grounds are spacious and absolutely beautiful with a private swimming pool with mountain views and lots of secluded places to sit, relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. It is an idyllic place in which to unwind and enjoy nature whilst also taking advantage of the comforts of modern life such as the internet, English TV, films etc.
We found it spotlessly clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Everything has been so well thought out with great attention to detail. I enjoy cooking so having a choice of kitchens was brilliant. There is the spacious, well equipped kitchen in the main house plus the outside kitchen which has a pizza oven plus its own fridge, BBQ and dishwasher. It was also lovely to be able to pick organic tomatoes, peppers and herbs straight from the garden.
We loved sitting in the garden in the morning with a cup of tea, watching and listening to a variety of birds who also seem to love the quinta and as we had a hot, sunny week, we enjoyed swimming in the pool whilst taking in the beautiful mountain views.
The solar lights give the quinta a magical feel at night and having our own private bar was an absolute treat! We spent several evenings enjoying a drink, listening to music and playing pool then off to bed for a sound nights sleep in the comfy beds.
As Quinta Do Acor is so tranquil and comfortable, it would have been very easy not to have ventured outside of the grounds at all during our holiday. However, we wanted to explore the area and also put the Portuguese that we are learning into practice. Quinta Do Acor is perfectly situated, being private and secluded yet less than a 10 minute stroll into the pretty village of Pousadouros where there is a welcoming little cafe serving coffee, tea, beer and wine. Arganil with its shops, banks and supermarkets is an easy 10 minute drive and we also really enjoyed a day out at the beautiful Secarias river beach which is about a 15 minute walk or a couple of minutes in the car.
We would definitely stay at Quinta Do Acor again. Whether you are a couple, small family or bigger group, Quinta Do Acor is an amazing place for a holiday!
Very much looking forward to our up and coming stay at this beautiful enchanted villa for our second christmas in a row !! We have never been back to the exact same place twice, but after spending our last Christmas and New Year there, we just knew, if we could, we had to do it again this year !! We'd seen the pictures online before we arrived last year, but really, they just couldn't do it justice. The property and grounds were just staggering... the sort of thing you see in the movies, but don't generally get to experience in real life. We were just blown away by all the thought and attention to detail that had obviously gone into so many parts of this amazing place. Too much to mention here, but from the welcome pack and the "meet and greet" from the wonderful Lucy, who is just a wealth of knowledge and so helpful. To the amazing array of beautifully arranged solar lights around the gardens and walkways that came to life after the sun went down and lit our way to our favourite night time spot... The Bar !! (More about this later !) The huge smart TV with "English channels" amongst many others, The rooms were all immaculate, as were the bathrooms. The kitchen which has everything you could ever need... (Apart from the food of course..) and then there's the wonderful outside kitchen, with it's own fridge, crockery cutlery and dishwasher !! Perfect !! Anyway, back to the bar... This is not just a bar, its your very own pub !! It has a wonderful pool table, sound system that you can plug phone's, ipod's etc.. into and play any music you like and as loud as you like with no complaints from any neighbours... Because there aren't any !! Our favourite nights were cooking and eating in the outside kitchen, (we got very good at cooking all sorts of things in that lovely wood fired oven !!) and after we would retire to the bar for drinks and pool or chess tournaments and sometimes break out one of the many board games provided and find ourselves giggling on into the night with no interruptions at all.. Wonderful !!
The weather last year was just lovely, sunny warm days. December and we were sipping cocktails around the pool, made in our bar, doors open and chilled music playing with such idyllic views... Kind of changed our idea of what christmas could be !! We found lots of places to eat not too far away and an "English Pub" that served English food and beers... Which, when we felt like it, made us feel even more at home ... We selfishly didn't write a review last year in case anyone else beat us across the line and rented it this christmas... Thankfully we have secured it and I just had another look online and thought we should probably share our experience... Rather begrudgingly incase it scuppers our future bookings, but oh well, 'tis the season to be jolly and goodwill to all men and all that..... Bah Humbug !!!
Seriously though, can't recommend Quinta do Acor highly enough. For us, it's a surreal slice of heaven that we can't believe we stumbled across.
Merry Christmas !! We can't wait !!