• Poppy House

  • House and Pool

  • Galleried entrance hall with stained glass poppy window

  • Sitting room with views over pool

  • Sitting room with log fire and flat screen TV

  • Kitchen with view of pool area

  • Pool just outside the kitchen

  • Master bedroom with view of pool

  • Master bedroom and private terrace

  • En-suite master bathroom with bath and walk in rain shower

  • Pool from master bedroom

  • Bedroom 2 including terrace with sea and mountain views

  • En-suite bathroom 2 with walk in rain shower

  •  Views north to the mountains from bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3 with stunning sea views

  • En-suite bathroom 3 with walk in rain shower

  • Views south to the sea from bedrooms 2 and 3

  • Front Gardens

  • Table tennis table under shade sail

  • Secluded BBQ area

  • Shaded seating under 300 year old carob trees

  • Lawned area

  • Gardens and mature trees

  • Gardens and orange and lemon trees

  • Our own oranges

  • Cheers!

  • House at night

  • Local beach at Armação de Pêra

  • Sea front promenade at Armação de Pêra



Villa in Torre, near Armação de Pêra, Central Algarve, Portugal - Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)   

Newly Built Luxury Villa with Pool set in Secluded Landscaped Gardens with Sea Views

Rural Location, 5 Minutes By Car To A Well Equipped Town With Miles Of Sandy Beaches

High quality property for the discerning, fitted with top of the range furniture and equipment 

The perfect place for a relaxed and luxurious holiday

Designed as a luxury home, Poppy House is a recently completed detached property within a secluded yet not isolated rural valley, with sea views and 5 minutes by car to a well equipped town with miles of sandy beaches. Electrically operated entrance gates lead you over a traditional cobbled driveway to a carport and parking for at least 4 cars, plus turning area.

The house will delight your senses with leather sofas, custom made kitchen, handmade dining table, original art work, privately commissioned feature stained glass window, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, electric blinds, and double glazed windows with mosquito frames.
Outside there are various terraces and sunny and shaded seating areas, a secluded BBQ area and a heated salt water pool.

Enjoy 1820 sq metres of fully fenced stunning landscaped gardens, planted to encourage local wildlife and boasting many mature trees. Wake up to the sound of bird song and enjoy breakfast under the shade of the carob bean trees on one of the sunny terraces, with the blue Atlantic ocean sparkling in the distance. Picnic or barbeque by the pool at lunch time - and watch the vivid sunsets whilst enjoying some excellent Portuguese wine. Do as much or as little as you want in complete tranquility and comfort.

We stayed in this stunning villa in the spring a few years ago, we wanted a relaxing break, somewhere near to a town for convenience and also to dine out a few times, but also somewhere that would give us peace and quiet and privacy. Poppy House gave us all of this and much more! The villa's decor and furnishings are just beautiful, carefully chosen and to the impeccable standards, luxury but also comfortable and homely. When we arrived we were given a warm welcome by the owner Daphne, who had left a welcome pack for our arrival, which was gratefully received after our travels. We spent a lot of time at the villa, relaxing and enjoying the pool and beautiful views; there is also a barbecue by one side of the pool which we used one evening. We ventured along the coastline for some lovely daytrips - this villa is ideally placed to explore the Algarve, its pretty small coastline towns like Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Luz and Lagos. Armacao de Pera itself has beautiful beaches which we walked a few times, and we enjoyed lovely meals in the local restaurants. This place is ideal either for a couple break if you just want to relax and have time out, or for a family holiday spending a lot of time by the pool, there is also great local activity for children like Aqualand, Lagos Zoo, horse riding along the beach. Also a great place to have a break with a bunch of friends. We loved this villa and don't hesitate to recommend it to friends or family!

Jo and Nic
Dec 01, 2015


Entrance Hall:


Huge galleried entrance hall, with original art and a specially commissioned stained glass, double height, poppy window. Large landing with seating area for quiet moments.

Living Room:


Spacious open plan living room with wood burning fire, quality leather reclining sofas, unlimited high speed fibre Wifi, a quiet dedicated work space for study/laptop, with luxury computer chair, Samsung flat screen satellite HD TV, Blue-ray DVD and CD player, Playstation 3, large selection of  DVDs, Playstation 3 games and books for all ages. Remote controlled ceiling fan, A/C unit. Triple aspect windows, leading to the terraces and the swimming pool.



Bespoke kitchen with granite worktops. Built-in electric oven and microwave, separate gas hob. Built-in fridge/freezer. Built-in dishwasher. Bosch coffee machine. Large custom made solid wood dining table, seating six. Electric built-in dustpan. Plenty of fitted cupboards & drawers stocked with cooking equipment, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses. Large patio doors, leading to the terraces and the swimming pool.

Utility Room:


Large utility room with fitted cupboards for storage, sink, washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, attachments for central vacuum system, portable kitchen steps and door to carport.



Master bedroom, Super-king bed. TV. Ceiling fan. Dressing area, with safe. 3 large patio windows leading to 2 large terraces and pool. Hairdryer, heated tongs and staighteners.

Bedroom 2 with super-king bed or twins. 2 large windows leaning to a large terrace with sea and mountain views. Hairdryer, heated tongs and staighteners.

Bedroom 3 with super-king bed or twins. 2 patio windows to 2 Juliet balconies with sea views. Hairdryer, heated tongs and staighteners. All windows in the house have security locks for children. 



Master en-suite with bath/overhead shower, separate walk-in rain shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin.

Bedroom 2 en-suite with walk-in rain shower, toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 3 en-suite with walk-in rain shower, toilet and washbasin. Downstairs toilet and washbasin. 

Cleaning/towels/ linen/maid service:

  All linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided. Towels will be changed mid week and linen once a week during your stay.
Cleaner once a week.


  Central heating, air conditioning, ceiling fans, cot, cot bedding and safety pillows, baby listener, night lights, high chair, booster seats, pots, training seat, steps, stair gate, safety sides for single beds, secluded, romantically lit barbecue area with genuine charcoal Weber BBQ, shaded and sunny terraces, garden and pool lighting, private pool, pool heating (at extra cost), quality French table tennis table situated under a cool shade sail.

Notes on accommodation

Ceiling fans and electric air-conditioning throughout. Double glazed windows with mosquito frames. Electrically operated blinds.


Double front doors with easy access to the ground floor. The master en-suite bedroom, with dressing area, is situated on the ground floor, with wide patio window access to the pool area and surrounding terraces.

“Villa Papoila, 5* Accomodation and 5* Hospitality” An outstanding and stunning house in the most beautiful location. Daphne was there to greet us on arrival and was available at any time for advice and guidance on the best places to eat and visit whilst we were on holiday. We were amazed at the quality and finish of the house, with granite kitchen and marble stairs, a fantastic heated pool with superb views, BBQ area with dining table and chairs. The bedrooms were very spacious with stunning views and modern en suite to each room allowing privacy when travelling with friends/group. The cozy woodburner makes this an all year round property. Please hire a car and travel a couple of kilometres to the fantastic beaches at Armacao de pera or Gale and the many wonderful restaurants. Alternatively there are several good value supermarkets close by for self catering. Thank you Daphne & Keith for your excellent hospitality and giving us such a memorable holiday!

Aug 05, 2015


Electrically operated entrance gates to traditional cobbled driveway. Carport and parking for at least 4 cars, plus turning area. 1820 sq metres of fully fenced stunning landscaped gardens, planted to encourage local wildlife and boasting many mature trees. Secluded and shaded garden areas, with various seating.  Heated, saltwater pool (5mx9m) with shallow and deep ends, steps and electrically operated, rigid child-safety cover. This can be heated at an extra cost of €25.00 per day for a one week stay, or €20 per day for a two week stay, to be paid to the owners during the holiday. Top quality Table Tennis table under cool shade sail. Outside lighting and pool lighting. Terraces with tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols and shade sails. Barbeque area with charcoal barbeque. Sea views to the south and mountain views of Monchique to the north.


The property is located in the central coastal area of southern Portugal with easy access to all The Algarve. The nearest sandy beach of Armação de Pêra (5 minutes in the car) is one of the longest and most beautiful in the Algarve. Not just your average sandy beach, but a working fisherman´s beach that combines sand dunes and nature reserve to the east with rock formations and caves to the west. Superb sunbathing and swimming within a short stroll from the restaurants and shops on the promenade.

Armação de Pêra

Armação de Pêra is a typical Portuguese town, with a beautiful pedestrianised promenade and shaded seating, stretching along the coast. It has a safe, calm and friendly atmosphere. The town has the following amenities: Good choice of supermarkets, Post Office, Banks, Chemist, Newsagents, Hairdressers, Markets, Bakers, Butchers, Fishmongers, Cafes, Restaurants, Bars.


5 minute drive to Armação de Pêra town and beach. 40 minute drive to Faro Airport. 20 minutes to Silves, the Moorish capital of The Algarve. 2 hours 20 minutes to Lisbon. 1 hour drive to the rugged west coast. 55 minute drive to the most south-westerly point in Europe. 1 hour to the Spanish border. 3 hours to Seville.

A hire car is recommended when staying at Poppy House.

Thanks for your wonderful hideout in The Algarve! Fantastic place, close to everything, but far enough from the crowds for some quiet days. We definitely hope to be back in the future!

Dirk and Cristel
May 19, 2018

Places of interest

The neighbouring town of Albufeira is the nearest “hotspot”, where there is plenty of nightlife in the many clubs and bars. Another gem, with lots going on, is the nearby picturesque village of Carvoeiro. There are many pretty and traditional villages nearby.
During the summer days, along the coast there are various watersports on offer locally and a trip to the caves in a local fishing boat is a “must”. There are also many pretty harbours and marinas within an easy drive of the villa and for fun time there are two large water parks within a 7 and 20 minute drive of the villa. There is also a zoo and marine park within a 10 minute drive.

Nearby is world's largest sand sculptures exhibition from May to October. There is also a Nature Reserve within 6 minutes drive of the villa, with many species of birds all the year round. The adjoining footbridges and dunes provide interesting and easy walking, with “hides” to pause and observe the wildlife. Walkers can also enjoy the unspoilt countryside in the foothills of Monchique, a picturesque 30 minute drive away.

The Algarve is a dream for golfers and there are numerous excellent and varied golf courses within 8-30 minutes drive of the villa. A good website to check out is: algarve-golf.net.

Just 10 minutes away from the villa is a very pretty and interesting shopping arcade with a 9 cinema complex and over 100 shops to satisfy all tastes.

If you prefer culture to shopping, there is much more to interest people, including the history of the area, which is fascinating. For instance, a 20 minute drive will take you to Silves, the Moorish capital of The Algarve, with its castle and archaeological remains.
Travel due west to Sagres and Cape St Vincent and you will be on the most south westerly tip of Europe, where the history and legends date back to Neolithic times.

So you need not just soak up the sun, but can explore and learn too. Everyone can find something to enjoy in this very special part of Southern Europe.

Useful websites to maximise your holiday fun!

www.experitour.com/location/europe/algarve - A comprehensive website giving a great introduction to The Algarve

www.algarveholidayfun.com - Excellent website for fun ideas and good discounts!

www.fiesa.org – The most amazing sand sculptures ever!

www.zoomarine.pt - Massive fun for the family!

www.slidesplash.com - Very good water park, just outside Lagoa

www.aqualand.pt - Not quite such a good water park, but nearer than one above

www.adventurealgarve.com – For an exciting, adventure holiday!

www.extremealgarve.com – Not for the faint hearted – again!

www.algarveshopping.pt - Lovely shopping centre. Worth a visit!

www.porchespottery.com – Utterly fabulous pottery, hand-painted in front of you!

www.algarvegolf.net – Many local golf courses are very beautiful and worth a visit

Rates & Availability

13 July 2019 - 30 August 2019 £1995
31 August 2019 - 13 September 2019 £1525
14 September 2019 - 27 September 2019 £1025
28 September 2019 - 25 October 2019 £875
26 October 2019 - 13 December 2019 £855
14 December 2019 - 03 January 2020 £1255
04 January 2020 - 14 February 2020  £855 
 15 February 2020 - 21 February 2020  £875 
22 February 2020 - 03 April 2020  £895 
 04 April 2020 - 17 April 2020  £925 
18 April 2020 - 08 May 2020  £955 
 09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020  £995 
 23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020   £1225  
 30 May 2020 - 12 June 2020 £1250
13 June 2020 - 26 June £1550 
27 June 2020 - 17 July £1725 
 18 July - 28 August 2020 £1995 
29 August 2020 - 11 September 2020 £1525 
12 September 2020 -  02 October 2020 £1025 
 03 October 2020 - 23 October 2020  £855
24 October 2020 - 30 October 2020  £995 
 31 October 2020 - 18 December 2020  £855
 19 December 2020 - 02 January 2021  £1255

* Prices shown are in GBP (£) and are per week.

Pool heating is available upon request for an additional charge of €175 per week, paid at the time of the holiday.

*NB* Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday from March until the end of October.  During the other months, dates can be more flexible.

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We’ve had a lovely time in your beautiful home. Thank you very much.

Brenda and David
Nov 07, 2018

Contact us

Landline : +351 282 313 197

Mobile : +351 966 280 255