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Algarve River House

S.B. Messines, Portugal
Graham Smith
  • Privacy of guest

    Private

  • Bedrooms

    8 bedrooms

  • Type

    Villa | Eco-resort / property | Family resort

  • Bathrooms

    5 bathrooms

  • Capacity

    up to 16 persons

  • Minimum stay

    4 night

  • Free accomodation for retreat organizers


    If the retreat organizer brings a groups of 10 guests: 2 free accommodation for the organizer(s)/instructor(s).

About venue

Escape to The River House - where modern style meets luxurious accommodations in the serene countryside of the Algarve. Originally a Portuguese farmhouse, this spacious property has been meticulously renovated to blend contemporary elegance with traditional charm.
Conveniently located just a 45-minute drive from Faro Airport, The River House offers a tranquil retreat surrounded by picturesque landscapes.


Discover the enticing features that await you:
Stylish Bedrooms: With 5 double bedrooms, including 2 with ensuite bathrooms, and a large communal bathroom, our rooms provide comfort and versatility. All rooms can be configured with single beds upon request, ensuring a personalized experience for your guests. Plus one small room for two hosts, a cloakroom and an outdoor shower.


Modern Social Spaces: The high-ceiling lounge and fully-equipped kitchen, complete with a center island and a bespoke cherry wood dining table, exude a sense of sophistication. Embrace the light and airy ambience as you gather with your guests to socialize and create memorable moments.
Breathtaking Outdoor Oasis: Step onto the spacious deck area, where terraces offer the perfect blend of warm sun, cool canopy, and natural shade. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the countryside and experience breathtaking sunsets that will leave you in awe. And don't forget the infinity pool, boasting panoramic vistas of the Funcho dam and river area.
Versatile Outdoor Areas: Our expansive outdoor spaces are thoughtfully designed to cater to various activities, from relaxation and workshops to meditation and alfresco dining. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings, framed by mature carob trees adorned with lanterns, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere.


Year-Round Magic: Experience blissful tranquillity and a timeless escape, no matter the season. The Algarve's abundant sunshine, clear blue skies, and mild temperatures make it an ideal retreat destination year-round. April/May and September/October, in particular, offer comfortable temperatures for outdoor exploration, complemented by vibrant springtime landscapes and an abundance of birdlife and wildflowers.


Culinary Delights: Indulge in Algarve River House's tried and tested vegetarian and vegan retreat meal plan. From indoor dining to riverside alfresco meals, we cater to your dietary preferences and provide a memorable culinary experience.


Endless Possibilities: Unwind in our spacious outdoor areas, overlooking the mesmerizing riverside views, perfect for workouts and relaxation. Immerse yourself in limitless walking trails, gaze at the starry night sky, and witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of sunsets and sunrises that will leave you captivated.


Overcome the Barriers and Run Your Dream Retreat!
Are you filled with the desire to run a retreat but find yourself unsure of where to begin? Perhaps you have previous experience organizing retreats and are seeking ways to make them even more extraordinary.


Look no further! For the past four years, I have been organizing and hosting successful retreats, including painting and walking holidays, at Portugal's enchanting Algarve River House. Now, as I embark on writing a book about my experiences, I am eager to offer you helpful advice and guidance to bring your retreat vision to life.


Come experience the epitome of tranquillity, luxury, and natural beauty at The River House. Book a place for your next retreat now and create unforgettable memories in this idyllic retreat destination.

Suitable for activities

Yoga

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Yoga

Yoga equipment and accessories:

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Yoga studio capacity:

12 persons

Outdoor yoga deck

Surfing / SUP

Double kayak and stand-up paddle board for your enjoyment

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Suitable for activity
Surfing / SUP

Double kayak and stand-up paddle board for your enjoyment

Horse Riding

Horse riding stables are within a few minutes walk of our property.

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Suitable for activity
Horse Riding

Horse riding stables are within a few minutes walk of our property.

Hiking & Trekking

The Via Algarviana walking router passes at the entrance of our property. Guided hikes can be arranged.

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Hiking & Trekking

The Via Algarviana walking router passes at the entrance of our property. Guided hikes can be arranged.

Food & Wine

Caterers and chefs can be arranged for your meal needs. We also have contacts that can provide wine tasting events.

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Suitable for activity
Food & Wine

Caterers and chefs can be arranged for your meal needs. We also have contacts that can provide wine tasting events.

Biking

Mountian bikes and guides can be hired for use of guests.

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Suitable for activity
Biking

Mountian bikes and guides can be hired for use of guests.

About accomodation

With 5 double bedrooms, including 2 with ensuite bathrooms, and a large communal bathroom, our rooms provide comfort and versatility. All rooms can be configured with single beds upon request, ensuring a personalized experience for your guests. Plus one small room for two hosts, a cloakroom and an outdoor shower.

 

Bedrooms
Bedroom 1

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Bunk bed (2 persons)
Bedroom 2

2 rooms like this

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Single bed (1 person)
Bedroom 3

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Single bed (1 person)
Bedroom 4

2 rooms like this

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Single bed (1 person)
Location

Enjoy ‘home-from-home’ modern comfort at Figs on the Funcho
Situated in the beautiful hills of the Algarve with stunning group accommodation and a swimming pool. We off the River House that sleeps up to 10 guests in comfortable air conditioned bedrooms and a further 2 retreat leaders in a bunk room. Originally a Portuguese farmhouse, it has been tastefully and fully renovated in a contemporary style.
In addition to the villa we offer our Glamping safari tents that are fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and hassle-free stay. You'll have your own cozy bed, ample storage space, soft lighting, and a small kitchen area for brewing a fresh cup of coffee. Plus, you won't have to sacrifice any of your usual creature comforts, as your tent comes complete with its own private shower and toilet area.
Figs on the Funcho is the perfect location for Retreats, families or groups wanting to get away from it all, with gorgeous rooms, large decks and terraces for outdoor dining and exercise, an infinity pool and uninterrupted views of the countryside and Funcho Dam.
Your home-from-home has a fully-equipped, modern kitchen. But if cooking doesn’t suit your holiday mood; book a cook for the week or specific days and have deliciously prepared meals and wine delivered right to you.
If you’re planning a celebration with a small group of friends and family, the River House, with its large waterfront deck is perfect to create a magical dining experience under the mature carob trees.

S.B. Messines, Portugal

How to get there

Conveniently located just a 45-minute drive from Faro Airport

Airport

Faro - 55 km
Lisbon - 238 km

Amenities and services
  • Outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free wifi
  • Tours and daytrips
  • Retreat planning services
  • Bike rental
  • Airport transfer
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Outdoor exercise possibilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Baby chairs
  • Catering services
  • Massages
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor yoga deck
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Cots/cribs
  • Surfboard and SUP rental
  • Transport services
Meals & boarding possibilities

We have a fully equipped kitchen for your use, we also offer a breakfast service that includes a stocked fridge with items such as fruit, yogurt, and homemade granola. If you require food catering we have a catering company that can support your retreat.

  • Breakfast
What IS included in the price
  • Yoga equipment – 12 Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bols
  • 1 Bunk room for retreat leaders, sleeping 2
  • WiFi
  • Bath towels, linen and swimming towels
  • Mid-week clean and bath towels changed
  • Infinity splash pool
  • Cheryl’s personal recommendations for activities a
What IS NOT included in the price
  • Transport
Availibility
House rules

Check-in

16:00

Check-out

10:00

Discount and extras
Discounts
  • If you book for 14 days you get discount 7,50%
  • If you book for 30 days you get discount 10,00%
Free Extras
Cancelation policy

Guests will incur a fee 20% if they cancel their booking 61 days before check-in

Guests will incur a fee 50% if they cancel their booking 31 days before check-in

Guests will incur a fee 70% if they cancel their booking 12 days before check-in

Guests will incur a fee 100% if they cancel their booking 7 days before check-in

Venue host

Member since 2023

Portugal

Speaks

English

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