We had an absolutely fantastic holiday at Quinta do Acor. We were greeted and shown around this luxurious house in an absolutely stunning location and we instantly felt at home. The house is brilliantly equipped with a good sized, comfortable lounge, widescreen TV with English channels should you feel the need to crash and watch a film. We were lucky enough to get the main bedroom with its walk in wardrobe and a fantastic ensuite bathroom that includes a jacuzzi bath.
Our friends were just as happy in the second bedroom with a luxurious shower room just next door.
The spacious kitchen diner, with everything that you could need, pleased the ladies of the party. The outside, covered kitchen in the rear courtyard enticed us men to cook up a storm in the pizza/bread oven. Eating at the banqueting table al fresco was a highlight of every day.
Leading off from the courtyard towards the swimming pool, another gem can be found, that being your own private bar complete with honesty bar, sound system and pool table. Darts and boardgames are provided too. We had many an enjoyable night playing pool, dancing around and drinking possibly a bit more than we should have.
Leaving the bar and returning to the pool with its breathtaking view of the distant mountains, plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas are provided for relaxing after a refreshing dip with yet another drink. It was easy to send gloaty photos on social media with wifi covering the entire grounds.
At night the grounds have a magical feel with all the solar powered fairy lights and lanterns. With the pool lights on, music and drinks flowing from the bar its party time every night.
I confess we didn't leave the grounds that often but we did venture out to a local river beach just two minutes drive away and into Lidl in Arganil for supplies which is about a 10 minute drive.
Its a shame as there is a lot more to see in the local area but we found it so relaxing at Quinto Do Acor and that was exactly what we needed. Maybe we will explore next time.
We were a party of four adults but Quinta Do Acor would also be absolutely fantastic for families
Clive’s villa is fantastic. Inside it is like a 5 star hotel – and the amount of space both inside and out is incredible, and something we didn’t really appreciate from the pictures on the website. We have stayed in a lot of villas over the years, and this is probably the best.
The pool has the most amazing views to the mountains, and is a really good size, and very clean. There is an outside kitchen and bbq area, where we did all our cooking.
The villa is really well equipped – with plenty of cooking equipment, cutlery, crockery and glassware – both in the outside and inside kitchens! Everything was immaculate when we arrived, and we also had a really nice welcome pack of some essentials, which was much appreciated as we didn’t arrive until 10pm and all the shops were shut.
The games room kept us all entertained in the evening – with pool, darts and music. There is a large tv that picks up UK channels – but to be honest, we didn’t watch it once – there was too much other stuff to do! Even at night time, the villa looks great – as there are solar lights everywhere which make it all look very pretty.
The villa is very remote – there are no neighbours, and it is extremely quiet – we couldn’t hear anything at all – so peaceful. A five minute drive takes you to the river beach, which is a great place for swimming, and there is also a really nice restaurant which we ate at several times during our stay.
The area of Portugal is stunning, and we had a day out at some waterfalls and pools (really cold!!), had coffee and cakes in an old square in Coja, and visited some of the other river beaches nearby.
Dealing with Clive was a pleasure – and he has a really good team of people ‘on the ground’ - Lucy, Caz and Nick – who were also extremely friendly and helpful and really made us feel at home during our stay.
Everything really has been thought about – it would be pretty difficult to improve on!
We had the best holiday – thanks Clive!!
I stayed here with a large group of people to celebrate a 40th birthday. I was amazed at with how big the place was. There are lots pretty little of nooks and crannies with chairs and tables to make little resting areas, all were artistically decorated, The whole place was a great blend of old and modern.
I enjoyed hanging out with all the other guests by the poolside and especially in the bar!!!
We all loved spending many an evening in the outdoor kitchen but it was also nice having the indoor kitchen for midnight snack .
Will be recommending to friends and family and hope to return again soon.
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!