Riverside villa and retreat space, Algarve Portugal

If you’re interested in a painting holiday or workshop, a walking holiday, retreat space or villa rental at a stunning riverside location in central Algarve region of Portugal, complete the form at the end of this page and I’ll connect you with the hosts, Cheryl and Graham, to get the full details.

The riverside villa

This beautifully converted and appointed house sits at an idyllic location in the beautiful countryside of Portugal’s Algarve region. It offers direct views over the Funcho reservoir and the river and is surrounded by fig and carob trees, with pathways leading down to the water’s edge.

There are plenty of comfortable social areas including large decks and terraces for outdoor dining and gorgeous views of the countryside and Funcho Dam.

If you’re looking for complete privacy surrounded by nature with plenty of comfort and style, this is a perfect place for a family holiday, milestone birthday, retreat venue or intimate wedding party.

There’s space for up to 10 guests to sleep and up to 100 visitors for special celebrations.

Complete the enquiry form below for more details.

Walking holidays in the Algarve

The Algarve is blessed with plenty of beautiful and interesting countryside, especially around the Funcho River. There are small villages, 16th century churches, prehistoric archaeological artefacts and plenty of evidence of local customs and traditions.

If you haven’t already done so, you can read about my experience of a walking holiday based at this villa.

Join a small, open-group walking holiday on set dates in April, May or October.

Or book your own private walking holiday anytime in May, September, October or November with a minimum of 4 people (subject to availability).

Complete the enquiry form below to get all the details you need.

Painting holidays in the Algarve

Painting holidays take place a few times a year, in June and September.

Choose from Mixed Media or Botanical Watercolour (or stay longer and do both!)

They also have day spaces for the workshops, roughly 4 spaces per workshop.

You can book both the mixed media and botanical holidays to make a 10 day break as they run consecutively.  

Cooking experiences in the Algarve

New for 2024, these include one day workshops and cooking holidays around different themes:

Vegetarian Delights – Embracing a Mediterranean Diet

Portugal’s Spice Route & Beyond

Get the full details by filling in the enquiry form below.


Enquiry about Figs on the Funcho

Enquire about accommodation or retreats in this idyllic riverside space in the Algarve. Disclosure: I may receive a commision from your booking

Painting and walking holidays have set dates for open groups. You can choose your own dates and customise the experience for private groups.
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