Holiday Villa Algarve - Idyllic holidays in the hidden Algarve

Lemon Tree Cottage is a well appointed two bedroom self catering holiday villa offering an
unusually private and peaceful location in the heart of the rural Algarve. Only a 15 min drive
from Loulé and 25 min from Faro airport.
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Lemon Tree Cottage is a comfortable self-contained guest annexe to the owners magnificent home, Vivenda Madeira, and overlooks the splendid 12m x 5m salt water Roman style swimming pool. Vivenda Madeira has well stocked, mature gardens extending to 1.5 acres and is set in beautiful rural Algarvean countryside with panoramic hillside views. The villa with a cottage feel is an ideal private holiday villa in the Algarve. This luxury home from home environment provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity where you will be able to relax and unwind with all the comforts of home in an Algarve holiday villa.

Blessed with more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year (the highest in Europe), the Algarve has a wonderful year-round climate and makes an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Whatever time of year, temperatures here are consistently higher than can be expected elsewhere in Europe. The summer months of June, July and August are the hottest of the year with very little rain. In spring and autumn temperatures of 23°C  ~ 28°C are more like those in England. Whilst in mid-winter an average daily temperature of 16°C  ~ 20°C is the norm. Rain is seldom but is usual in spring and autumn.

Stunning scenery, golf and the coast are all easily accessible. Ideal for walking, painting, or bird watching holidays, cultural tourism and general sightseeing. Or, just stay around the property and relax beside the swimming pool. Even in summer’s high-season you can be assured of peace and quiet here.



Vivenda Madeira is ideally located just 2 km from the pretty village of Querença with its beautiful XIV century church, bars, restaurant and mini-market.  Only 10 minutes by car to the nearby town of Loulé with its famous Saturday market and frequent Fiestas and Carnivals.

The property is situated beside the 392 ha classified site of Fonte de Benémola, defined as an area of outstanding natural beauty. You can walk  out directly from the property onto the track leading to the river valley with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. The Fonte de Benémola spring is one of the Algarve’s most important with its discharge of up to 4 million litres per hour it ensures that the river flows at 60% of capacity throughout the summer.

Whatever the time of day, you can relax in our gardens. Whether wandering our paths or sitting  under the shade of an olive or and almond tree you may be lucky and hear the Nightingale or Golden Orioles. We have many delightful songbirds visit our garden to take advantage of a drink from our irrigation system.


The Lemon Tree Cottage luxury Algarve villa to rent is ideal for an out of season holiday. Whether for an extended winter holiday to get away from the harsh cold winters of northern Europe. Or when sun and swimming are essential ingredients of summer holidays, our flexible rentals terms allow you to tailor winter breaks or summer breaks to suit your requirements.

If you value privacy and desire an Algarve villa to rent with swimming pool it is rare that you will find private holiday villas to rent in Algarve with so many amenities on the door step. The facilities at Lemon Tree Cottage offer a home from home, self catering holiday villa for rent with swimming pool and extensive private gardens.

For historical reasons, Portugal is very welcoming to the British and English is widely spoken. However, the Portuguese will respond warmly if you learn some Portuguese so that you can say please (sim) and thank you (obrigado / obrigada) etc. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much you will pick up during your holiday. In rural areas English is not so widespread as in costal resorts but many of the local Portuguese people in querença  are learning English as it does help them too.

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