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Client Reviews for The Stables


The Stables is an excellent small villa, loved it's quirky furniture and decorations, well equipped kitchen, beautiful gardens.
M. Jones


We've had a lovely week at the Stables. It's our first holiday in Portugal but our 7th with Vintage. We were very impressed with the The Stables, clean as always and very well equipped. We were also very impressed with the maid service. Thanks also to Charlie and Joan who helped sort out the problem with the hot water. It was lovely to meet Joan and although we didn't get a chance to meet Charlie, mobile phone texting enabling him to give advice and help when needed. As other have mentioned, we loved Silves, the fort at Sagres and Porta da Piedade in Lagos. Our favourite beach was Marinha which is lovely and unspoiled and best visited at low tide.
The Vince Family


Well, what a lovely week we have had here at the Stables. Spent much of the time reading and enjoying pool, but our days out led us to the beach (Praia Grande) between Armacao de Pera and Salgados - a mile or two of dune backed beach - unspoiled - try it! We have enjoyed the lovely rustic ambiance and would love to think we will be able to return soon.
Mr and Mrs Walker


Like everyone else we consider ourselves fortunate and lucky to have come across The Stables. What a special place in these days of modern stereotypical apartment complexes. We headed west for the best 'finds' of the holiday. Well worth going to Praia da Ingrina on your way back from Cape St. Vincent and enjoying lunch under the palms of the delightful bar / restaurant. Carrapateira beach on the west coast is like the Algarve of 30 years ago the best tuna salad of the holiday was at the beach bar on Praia da Bordeira. The Stables surpassed our expectations and we all hope to return.
The Knap Family


We have enjoyed a most relaxing time here at the Stables - our first time to visiting Portugal. The Stables really is quite idyllic - you feel in the middle of nowhere whilst sitting outside in the evening or first thing in the morning and yet close to all the necessary amenities. We have sampled Oregano and Bon Bon restaurants across the road and whilst they are very different we had excellent meals and the service is 1st class. Hexagone is also an excellent restaurant with excellent service. We have visited Silves, Armacao de Pera and Carvoeiro. In summary, the Stables has been 1st class. Portuguese people have been so friendly, the food wonderful and the wines a revelation - superb value for money! It was lovely to meet Joan and Len - a lovely couple. We can't wait to return!
David and Jean James


Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at the Stables. Silves castle is worth a visit - the views are amazing. The Stables is a great place to stay - thank you for a lovely holiday.
Mr and Mrs Crutcher


Had a wonderful relaxing week at the Stables. A very quirky, characterful place but very enjoyable. Hope to come back for a week next year - most unusual for us as we don't normally go back to the same place twice! Thank you Joan for all your help and for a truly lovely place.
The Hewett Family


This is our first visit to the Stables. It is a wonderful place. The setting is wonderful and we loved the garden, fauna and our own pool. We loved the quirkiness of the villa - so tastefully done. Thank you for providing a beautiful and unique paradise. We will return!
Mr and Mrs Hitcher


We visited The Stables for our honeymoon. We loved the uniqueness of the villa. It felt like we were in the middle of the countryside, yet there were restaurants and a local shop just a few minutes walk away. We loved Oregano's restaurant - prices were reasonable, food was really good and the service was the best. The beach at Ferragudo was really nice and great for swimming and the castle at Silves was very interesting. We also enjoyed Monchique and the slide and splash water park (Lagoa). The villa itself was immaculately cleaned and kept like that by the maid - she even changed the fresh flowers in the kitchen and bedroom - a lovely touch. The gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed the pool. It was a beautiful, peaceful getaway - thanks for everything.
Luke and Lizzy Fraser


We returned to the Stables on our anniversary and once again, everything was perfect. This is a beautiful, peaceful villa, so full of character. As in 2014 we had a quiet and relaxing week here - just what we wanted. We visited Carvoeiro, Silves and Ferragudo and they are all worth a trip out but we were always happy to return to the Stables and enjoy a dip in the pool, or sit in the garden and listen to the birds. We ate at Donatos almost every evening and can highly recommend it - friendly staff, good prices and great atmosphere. Thanks to Joan - it was lovely to meet you and Len again - see in 2016!
Paul and Linda Mullen


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