Carob Cottage – Quintassential
The Carob Cottage is one of the newer of the one bedroom apartment cottages available, sleeping two adults and one small child in a cot. The bedroom is large with a double bed, digital security safe, and double doors leading onto the sun terrace. The bedroom is large enough to accommodate a child’s travel cot. There is also the optional extra of a mobile air con unit for the bedroom during the peak months. The bathroom has a shower, bidet, WC, washbasin with vanity unit under and a shaver point. The kitchenette is modern and fully equipped with electric hob, combi microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, electric kettle, coffee filter machine, hand held electric blenders and toasters. The lounge/dining area has a comfy leather sofa, a 32-inch Samsung LCD TV, Satellite TV with Astra free to view TV channels and UK free to view TV channels providing a total of 161 channels, DVD player (small selection of DVD’s) and a mini Hi-Fi stereo system with radio/CD player with MP3 reader (guests to bring own CD’s). There are double doors from the lounge leading onto your own private south facing terrace with table, chairs, parasol reclining chairs and a brick built Bar-B-Q. The Carob Cottage terrace also has a large awning for additional shade.
The Quintassential is an oasis of peace and tranquillity perched high on a hilltop 1200 feet above sea level totally fenced and accessed via electric gates overlooking the market town of Loule, only 10 minutes from the blue flag beaches of the Algarve and world famous golf courses and a 15 minute drive from Faro International airport. The Quintassential Apartment Cottages are a small family run cluster of self catering holiday accommodations catering for couples, families and the over 50’s. The accommodations are fully licensed meeting to all requirements by the Portuguese rental law with the required Alojamento Local licence (AL). Loule has everything one would need from a holiday with endless restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, banks, shops, award winning traditional vegetable, fish & vegetable market, famous gypsy market, historical buildings etc. There are also three restaurants within reasonable walking distance of the Quintassential.
The Quintassential is open all year round so that guests can enjoy the 3000 hours of sunshine the Algarve has to offer. We understand that with low cost airlines it may be better to travel on days other than Sunday or Thursday, so we are flexible with our arrival and departure days dependent upon already confirmed bookings.
The cottages are individual at the Quintassential, originally dating back to the 19th century that was once a farmhouse and over the years has been thoughtfully converted to provide picturesque holiday accommodations. One of the accommodations is occupied by the owners who are there to help, but never infringe on your privacy. Our rustic home from home accommodations are furnished equipped and decorated to a very high standard, with great attention to detail visible in all the accommodations together with little personal touches resulting in good value for money special holiday lets and varied to suit all age groups. All the accommodations are south facing and all have sea views, have their own separate entrances, own kitchens, private south-facing sun terraces and BBQ areas. In all the accommodations there are a selection of puzzles, chess set, dominos, playing cards and a vast selection of English reading books. There is also free Wi-Fi Internet access available with hotspots within the Quintassential for guests staying.
Outside The Quintassential is blessed with panoramic sea views and spectacular countryside views, just what you need for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The gardens at Quintassential, just over an acre, are marvelous and are a flower, shrub and fruit tree haven of peace and tranquility where you can always find a quiet area to read a book, relax and unwind. Added with the breathtaking views of the Algarve coastline by both day and night, this gives location oodles of character, uniqueness and creates a warm friendly relaxing atmosphere for our guests. If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil retreat away from it all, but close to all local amenities, The Quintassential is perfect and is an ideal base to explore the Algarve whatever your age group.
The Quintassential has a large heated pool area; the pool measures 10 x 5 m and sun loungers, parasols etc are provided for the use of the guests. There are four accommodations in total, 1 large two bedroom accommodation and three one bedroom accommodations. There is also a large raised sun deck poolside to soak up the glorious sun and a freestanding hot tub spa jacuzzi for adult guest use. The pool is heated during the cooler months from 1st October until 30th November and then again from 1st March until 30th April for stays of seven nights or more and there is no additional charge for heating the pool.
Children are welcome at the Quintassential and there is a children’s play area with swings, slide, and seesaw on a large lawned area. For those guests that are a little more energetic, there is also an outdoor games area with a professional size table tennis table and a 14ft trampoline with safety enclosure. We also have three children loving dogs, Alfie, Max and Bentley the miniature Labrador puppy and Pinky our miniature pig for child and adult entertainment. For families travelling with small children, we can provide a whole host of baby equipment free of charge for guests staying 7 nights or more, being parents ourselves, we know what it is like travelling with little ones, and our aim is make everyone’s holiday an enjoyable memorable experience, not stressful.
On arrival at the Quintassential the owners will meet you and awaiting your arrival in your accommodation will be a welcome hamper, compliments of the house for guest staying a week or more. For guest staying less than a week, this can be arranged for an additional charge of £15.00 GBP. For all our adult guests bathrobes are provided for use during your stay. Pool towels are also provided for the use of our guests, but guests are asked to bring their own beach towels or these can be hired from us, and in all the accommodations there is a hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
For an additional charge we can also arrange a pre-arrival shopping service, champagne and strawberries, baby welcome hamper, baby sitting services, spa treatments, arrival day take away meal service (collected en route from the airport after 19.00 hours local time), beach towel hire, GPS Sat Nav hire and a laundry service. Further information is available on our website.
We can also arrange varied activities whilst holidaying at the Quintassential. We can arrange dolphin watching tours with a local nature company. Jeep safari tours can also be arranged where you are picked up at the Quintassential and enabling you to explore the inland Algarve. For those who wish to walk the Algarve, we can arrange guided walks, half day, full day or even walking holiday weeks. Your guide will pick you up at the Quintassential and take you on a discovery trail. For those who like to bird watch we can also arrange bird watching tours and bird watching holiday weeks. For further information regarding any of the above mentioned activities please ask.
Back due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to reoffer our three-course home cooked traditional Portuguese cuisine served for all to enjoy on your private terrace or in your accommodation. This is a great way to relax and unwind at the end of the day.
The Quintassential is now pleased to offer our Bed and Breakfast option, a delicious continental breakfast basket delivered to your cottage for you to enjoy when you are ready, so relax, take your time and enjoy your breakfast. New for 2018 our meat breakfast hamper.
Children are welcome and we do everything possible to ensure that families with children have a holiday that is both fun and relaxing. We understand that holidaying with children and babies can be stressful at times from deciding what to pack or not, to sleeping arrangements and protecting them from the sun. With children of our own we know how important it is to keep kids happy & entertained on holiday, within a safe & secure environment. The Quintassential is totally fenced & accessed via electric gates, so a very safe place. There is a lot of space for children to play and to discover nature, play with Alfie, Max and Bentley the mini Labrador puppy and Pinky our not so miniature pig.
There’s a whole range of activities for young ones from the fantastic Zoomarine where you can swim with the dolphins, to Aquashow the best water park in the Algarve, Family Golf park in Vilamoura, karting and all the water activities on the fabulous Algarve beaches and highly recommended sea dolphin watching, a truly superb day out.
The accommodations are all separated from the pool area; the pool area is enclosed & gated to give parents of toddlers that extra piece of mind. All the baby/toddler friendly accommodations also have fencing around their terraces for the added security.
We have something for all age groups with a child’s play area available designed for little ones situated on a large lawned area. There is a slide, swings, seesaw, playhouse, toddler slide, toddler trampoline etc, this area adds an exciting dimension for all the visiting children & keeps them occupied for hours. There is also a seating area for adults to relax, unwind and top up their tans. For older children (and adults) we also have a Cornellieu professional size table tennis table and a 14ft trampoline with a safety enclosure.
For babies, we have baby paddling pools to use on our pool terrace or your accommodations private terrace and we have endless buckets and spades to take to the beach.
We do not charge for children under the age of 24 months & can provide a range of equipment for babies and toddlers free of charge for guests staying more than 7 nights, meaning you can travel lighter! The following equipment can be made available to all our guests on request:
• Large Travel Cot with linen and comfy mattresses – three available – one in each accommodation
• High chair – three available – one in each accommodation
• Baby Bath with stand and baby towel – one available
• Chicco Reclining chair (up to 3 months) with attachable activity toy – one available
• Bouncy Chair (up to 6 months) – one available
• Floor activity centre with arch (up to 8 months) – one available
• Feeding equipment – children’s cutlery, bowls, cups etc – each accommodation has a selection
• Chicco electric steam bottle steriliser – one available
• Microwave bottle steriliser – one available
• Lindam Playpen – one available – only for use in the Orange Cottage
• Electric hand blender – each cottage has one available
• Changing mat – three available – each accommodation has one
• Potty – three available – each accommodation has one
• Child toilet seat and step – one available
• Toilet seat – one available
• Baby Dan Bed Guard – two available for use in Orange Cottage with twin beds
• Baby umbrella stroller – no shade or rain cover and no recliner (from 6 – 18 months) – one available
• Fisher Price Baby listening intercom system with walkabout handset – (Orange Cottages) batteries required
• Tomy baby listening intercom system with walkabout handset – (Lemon Cottage) batteries required
• Advent baby listening intercom system with walkabout handset – (Carob Cottage) batteries required
• Galt Baby Nest – from 3 months to 9 months of age – one available
• Baby sit in pool floats (up to 18 months) – each accommodation has one
• Baby paddling pools (up to 12 months) – three available – each accommodation has one
• Satellite TV with children’s channels – each accommodation
• CBeebies TV – all accommodations have CBeebies
• Small selection of DVD’s – each accommodation has a selection
• Selection of preschool toys – from 6 to 18 months of age – each accommodation has a toy box
• V-Tech First Steps baby walker – one available
• Cool bags with Ice Packs – each accommodation has one
• Beach Parasols – each accommodation has a couple
We are delighted to be able to offer an all year round very reliable Evening and Day babysitting / child minding service for guests with small children staying at The Quintassential accommodations.
Everybody loves nothing more than a good family holiday, but as parents ourselves, it is sometimes nice to have a few hours to ourselves to enjoy a quiet meal, have a night out and enjoy a few drinks, maybe do some sightseeing and explore the Algarvian terrain which some children find boring, or maybe you just want a few hours by the pool without the kids.
At home you no doubt have a family member or friend that you call to enable you to have a night out. Here is no different and we are pleased to be able to offer the services of a very safe, reliable and experienced lady for babysitting/child minding services for your children whilst holiday here.
The baby sitter lives and works here in Loule district. She is happy to care for children of any age. She has over 25 years of experience looking after children from birth and works in pre-school environments, worked in a primary school environment, but most importantly, is a mother herself.
Approximate times are required when booking and payment must be made to the babysitter at the end of the babysitting/child minding in cash (Euros).
Should you be interested in pre-booking a day baby/child minding or an evening baby/child sitting please email us for us to arrange the necessary giving us details of your preferred date(s) and time(s). Remember, holidays are for the whole family and this service gives you parents the chance of having a little you time.
The Quintassential would like to give you the opportunity to make your holiday with small children run as smoothly as possible. Our Baby Welcome Pack service is designed to reduce the stress of travelling with young children, reduce the amount of extra luggage needed and eliminate the difficulty of searching for familiar baby products in another country. The Welcome Pack will be ready and waiting in your accommodation here at the Quintassential prior to your arrival. Should you wish to have any of the items available awaiting your arrival, all you need to do is fill in the form and email us your requirements back to the Quintassential at least 72 hours prior to arrival and we will arrange this for you. Simple and all adding to a stress free holiday. Payment to be made on arrival in cash (Euros). Further information regarding this service can be found on our website
The Quintassential is also now pleased to announce in conjunction with a local cycle firm the provision of bicycles for our clients at the Quintassential. Explore the magnificent countryside surrounding the Quintassential by bike. Bicycles are delivered to the Quintassential for a minimum of one day hire. For further information regarding cycle tariffs, please enquire and I will be only too happy to provide you with further information. Cycle hire can also be arranged during your stay.