Quintarola Andorinhas (Swallow’s Cottage) is a picturesque Portuguese cottage, with a natural swimming pond, nestled inside its own walled garden.

This secluded get away; perched on a hill top, overlooking rural land is perfect for short or long stay breaks. The main cottage sleeps 5 and the spacious Annex accommodates a further 2 guests.

The ground level of the cottage has an open kitchen, dining and living room and toilet. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms separated by the stairs, where 5 people can sleep. There is a bathroom with a rain-shower, toilet and bidet. The Annex building accommodates a further 2 guests and includes a kitchen area with fridge, washing machine and dryer, and a shower and toilet.

The property is fitted with modern amenities which include: WiFi, smart TV with internet connection, Netflix and movie library, airco, outside kitchen with open grill, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, and a cosy wood burner for colder evenings.

Within the walls of the garden you will find the generously sized swimming pond, which is positioned between the plants of the garden. No chemicals are used in the water, so you can enjoy swimming without irritating your eyes and skin, or impacting the environment. This also means that some frogs are also able to enjoy a swim in the clean, fresh water. The water is cleaned naturally through lava stones and plants, and then finally filtered through an ultraviolet light in the pump house.

There is an outside shower where you can wash off your sunscreen before getting into the pool, and we respectfully ask you to use organic sunscreen, so that you reduce what you take with you into the water.

  • 7 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 kitchens
  • Walled garden
  • Natural swimming pond

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Céline, Leo, Gustave & Violette ~ August 2022

Let me add to the chorus of praise! They are well deserved. This cottage is a little paradise. The attention paid to guests (fresh flowers, a bottle of wine...), the hosts’ exquisite taste with interior design and gardening, the abundant equipment and the wonderful natural swimming pool contributed to making our stay extremely pleasant. The region is full of places to visit, beaches, nice little towns... Above all, the warm and efficient welcome by Jill and her relatives were deeply appreciated. We loved making family memories in this adorable cottage.

José Manuel ~ August 2021

Clean & Tranquil & Great pool - an ideal place for those who are looking for peace, tranquillity and proximity to beaches, restaurants.

Pascal ~ August 2021

Thank you for giving us the chance to taste this little paradise.. We felt so good there that we would like to stay there for a very long time. The garden and the swimming pool are very pleasant. The ideal location for visiting this part of Portugal. I highly recommend this beautiful accommodation!

Louise ~ August 2019

We spent a wonderful few days here in August with our two grown up ‘children’. The house is well equipped and very clean. We enjoyed using the barbecue area and eating on the terrace overlooking the garden and valley. The natural swimming pool is very pleasant to swim in on a hot afternoon. We were given a lovely welcome by Judith and Umberto who are very knowledgeable about the area.

Janet ~ July 2019

A most beautiful cottage with fantastic outdoor space to really relax as a family. Handy for trips to the beach and other local visits, but we enjoyed the cottage most of all! Our teenage daughter enjoyed her own space in the Annex - which was perfect. We felt very welcome by Judith and Umberto and had great communication from Jill during our visit. Would love to return for another stay here and explore the area some more.

Henk and Jo ~ May 2019

Very charming cottage in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful time, enjoying the quietness and privacy with everything we needed; as the house is so well equipped. Very comfortable beds too! Super friendly and helpful hosts. And the pool is just fantastic - great to cool down when it's warm. The frog concerts were an extra bonus. We will definitely come back.

Claude ~ August 2018

PERFECT!!! The kind of address that you want to keep - you can come back whenever you want! everything was just perfect!

Trish ~ July 2018

Amazing! The cottage is breath taking, the location is great! There’s a sense of total privacy. The pool is beautiful, the cottage is beyond words, the hosts are kind and knowledgeable. We would love to come back one day. Don’t miss out on this affordable and perfect cottage.

Andrew ~ August 2017

This is an amazing traditional Portuguese house. We loved our four nights here with two teenage children. It's very clean and well equipped. Great location with gorgeous views from the house and close to super safe beaches. The natural pool is such a bonus and a joy to swim in.

Darius ~ August 2017

This is an idyllic cottage and beautiful gardens surrounded by nature. A perfect place to relax and unwind in a picturesque setting. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you may need and perfectly decorated and furnished.

Anne ~ August 2017

Très belle maison à la déco originale, très bien équipée et propre. Les aménagements sont récents et de bon goût. Le jardin avec la piscine naturelle est magnifique. L'accueil de Jill, Judith et Umberto a été très agréable, et nous avons aimé l’attention portée aux enfants ainsi

Estelle ~ August 2017

Superbe maison bien équipée, charmante, située dans un quartier calme à 10 minutes de la mer. Tout y est, c'est extrêmement propre et joliment décoré. Le jardin est vraiment mignon et doté d'une piscine naturelle extraordinaire !

Toine ~ July 2017

Perfect place for a family holiday. nice house and garden. Great pool!