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Casa da Colmeia

Ferragudo and Surrounds, Algarve, Portugal

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Surrounded by pine trees for privacy, this former beekeeper’s cottage is now a charming contemporary family villa, with the sandy beach just a short walk away through the gardens.

In brief

  • Path to the beach
  • Heatable pool
  • Contemporary design

About the villa

Set on a small private estate overlooking sandy Praia Grande beach, this charming villa offers tranquil Atlantic Ocean views, with the large furnished terrace the perfect place to watch the sun set with a glass of wine, or over dinner from the barbeque. The gardens lead down to the private pool and patio area, with a gentle stroll a little further through the gardens taking you to the beach, accessed by a gate. Formerly a beekeeper’s cottage, the house has been completely refurbished into a modern and contemporary one-level beach villa. Well-equipped, with beach-chic interiors, the property is decorated in neutral colours throughout, with fun pops of colour. 

The open plan living area with dining table and kitchen leads out to a terrace through glass doors. The living area has a lovely fireplace, and the property also has air conditioning for warmer days. There is an en suite double bedroom and two further twin bedrooms. The shower rooms are finished to an extremely high standard. This is an ideal property for family beach holidays, or for those wanting to play golf on one of the area’s many courses. The charming waterside village of Ferragudo, with its shops and restaurants, is only a short walk along the beach, and the larger town of Portimão is just 6km from the property. 

Villa details



  • Open plan sitting/dining room with kitchen area
  • Shower room
  • Utility room
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • 2 Twin bedrooms


Children's Facilities

  • A complimentary travel cot is available
  • A complimentary highchair is available
  • Babysitting available and payable locally on a request basis only

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue


  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • *Wifi (suitable for emails and browsing only)

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 10m x 4m
  • 0.8m x 1.2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • Pool heating available – price on request
  • *Please note guests must book pool heating prior to their stay

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Central Heating at a cost of £180 per week
  • Central Heating at a cost of £180 per week

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 4 day(s) per week

Available on request at an additional cost

Important Information

If Casa Colmeia is booked together with Casa Filipa then a surcharge will apply. Please enquire.

There are some unprotected drops from various terraces and around the swimming pool - young children need to be supervised.

Please note that the owner provides the welcome pack for this property which differs from the CV Welcome Pack. Details can be found in your driving instructions or on a request basis.


An English speaking CV representative in Portugal will visit you and will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.


Minimum 1 week rental applies with Saturdays changeovers preferred. 


Dogs are allowed at the property, but are subject to an additional fee to cover cleaning costs. Plus a security deposit payable locally. 


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Shops, Restaurants and Bars - Ferragudo - 1km
  • Tennis at Carvoeiro Club 3km
  • Portimão (all facilities) 6km
  • Carvoeiro 8km
  • Golf: within a 15 - 20 minute drive you can reach Alama, Alto Golf, Gramachio, Pinta, Morgado do Reguengo or Vale do Milho courses


  • Silves 18km
  • Lagos 25km
  • Monchique 30km
  • Cape St. Vincent 65km


  • Via a gentle slope and walk from the grounds a path will take you to the sandy Praia Grande beach (approx 50 metres)


  • Faro airport 60km
About the area

Ferragudo and Surrounds

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Set on the banks of the River Arade, Ferragudo’s white buildings tumble down the hillside to the waterfront and there are several excellent beaches nearby. The stretch of coast from Carvoeiro to Lagos is dotted with busy family resorts, but this doesn’t mean these pretty fishing villages and coastal towns have lost their charm. History abounds inSilves and Lagos’ Old Town, while Albuferia offers all the usual delights of a big resort town. 

Find out more about Ferragudo and Surrounds



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Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa for an additional charge. Please ask for details.