• 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.

This is a lovely place to have a rest for a week, in a spacious and quiet environment. We have had the most wonderful time and look forward to coming again. All the thoughtful things that Daphne and Keith did made such a difference. We have had a great stay and will be back next year. Amazing hosts and villa!

Peter, Wendy. Matt, Vicki, Ed and Danielle
Sep 07, 2019


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. Large semi-professional Bosch coffee machine - Barista type. Large custom made solid wood dining table, seating six. Electric built-in dustpan, part of the central vacuum system. 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, professional child care available on request, 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.

We could put it all in one word: awesome (place and host!) Communication with Daphne was very pleasant and she always swiftly replied to any questions we had. She sent us a very detailed itinerary on how to get from the airport to the house. Arriving at the villa we found a full fridge and some nice treats for all members of our family!! In the villa there is a folder with information on what to visit and recommendations on restaurants. The villa is set in a quiet street but at the same time only 5 min driving from the centre of the town and beaches. It is in the perfect location to explore all of the Algarve. The house itself is exactly like you can see on the photos but feels even more spacious in reality. The beautiful garden surrounds the house and is nicely laid out with several little sitting areas and terraces for all times of the day. Inside, all furniture and kitchen aids are of superb quality (not the cheaper/used stuff that one often finds in holiday houses). The pool is simply magnificent. And even if we didn’t always have great weather, the heated swimming pool was very much loved by our children. It is worth paying a small extra cost for the heating, when outside temperatures are not high. The pool was ready when we arrived and we could just dive in! Besides the pool, the house has books, DVD’s, a playstation and table tennis to entertain the children. We very much enjoyed our stay at the villa which really exceeded our expectations. Daphne and her husband Keith are such nice people and excellent hosts, who were always available for any needs, questions, or concerns we would have during our stay. We will love to return one day. We can’t think of anything that could be improved.

Christel and Dirk
Aug 23, 2019


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.

“A stunning house in an idyllic location.” Vila Papoila (Poppy House) is a stunning home from home. The house is really well equipped and beautifully decorated, it really is over and above what you would normally find in a rental. There are also lovely personal touches like a welcome pack and a great information pack about the local area and amenities. It's nestled in beautiful gardens and is incredibly peaceful and yet it's only 5mins from great bars, restaurants and shops and a number of fantastic beaches. I went with friends and we had a great time, there's lots to do in the local area but we were also just as happy at the house, lying by the pool. Would definitely recommend it and can't wait to stay again

Jul 31, 2015

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

 08 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 2020 £1550 
27 June 2020 - 17 July 2020 £1725 
 18 July 2020- 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 - 01 January 2021  £1255
 02 January 2021 - 12 February 20201  £855
  13 February 2021 - 19 February 2021   £875 
 20 February 2021 - 02 April 2021  £895 
 03 April 2021 - 16 April 2021    £955
 17 April 2021 - 07May 2021   £935
 08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021   £995 
 22 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 £1225
29 May 2021 - 11 June 2021 £1250
 12 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 £1550 
 26 June 2021 - 16 July 2021  £1725 
  17 July 2021 - 27 August 2021  £1995
28 August 2021 - 10 September 2021  £1525
 11 September 2021 -  01 October 2021  £1025  
 02 October 2021 - 22 October 2021 £855 
 23 October 2021 - 29 October 2021 £995  
 30 October 2021 - 17 December 2021 £855
 18 December 2021 - 31 January 2022   £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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The Villa is even better than it looks in the pictures. Daphne was great, there was some food in the fridge to see us through our first couple of days! Everything is very thought through by Daphne and the Villa is well stocked with everything a family will need. Just bring some clothes and your sun hats! I would recommend this place to everyone. Excellent stay, thank you so much!

Aug 23, 2019

Contact us

Landline : +351 282 313 197

Mobile : +351 966 280 255