TO WALK. BREATHE. PURIFY. TO RELAX
Quinta dos I’s aims to be an unforgettable experience, combined with a product of well-being and comfort, which allows its visitors experiences such as a simple dip in the pool listening to the chirping of the birds, a mythical family picnic or simply resting in the middle of nature – discover our accommodation here. If you are looking for the ideal place for an event or special occasion, find out how we can help you here.
OUR HISTORY YOUR EXPERIENCE!
My grandfather had 8 siblings, 3 of them together with him decided to create a Farm and Agriculture Association in Algoz, where they were dedicated to the cultivation of citrus fruits and cattle raising. These 3 uncles of my father built the house in 1940 and lived in it until they died, in reality they were 2 aunts and 1 uncle.
In turn, I was a “city girl” because I was born and raised in Portimão, I visit my grandparents’ house during summer holidays, which was right next to theirs. At that time, I didn’t value work in the fields, however I ran through the orchards while my Uncle manually watered the entire orchard.
Because of the heat, I stayed at home along with the aunts who made me a delicious snack. So for many years I lived with them and early on I learned the help my father gave them in every treatment of the orchard, but now with the help of a tractor.
Perhaps because he was so helpful, my father received, in addition to the entire orchard, the house where these uncles lived. Later I also inherited, from my parents, the whole house and some land. Later, after I graduated in Economics and created my own job, I decided to get down to work and drew up a project to recover the house.
The house was uninhabited and partly in ruins. But part of the house and the main façade was in good condition for restoration. The renovations and extensions were made, with the intention of keeping part of the initial structure and, at the same time, modernizing it in a subtle way, taking into account its location and surroundings.
The project of rehabilitation and expansion of a country houses started in 2013. The entire initial house was torn down, leaving only the façade wall. The area was rebuilt and expanded allowing a space linked to the past and at the same time modernized.
It is a ground floor country house, facing south, in a rural area of the Algarve’s Barrocal, in the heart of an orange orchard. The vernacular architecture characterizes the pre-existence.
Choosing the name of the place was not an easy task. I wanted something that had some connection to the past. So I decided to form the name based on the names of those Uncles who taught me so much.
As it belonged to three of my grandfather’s eight brothers, named Inácia Neves, Inácio Neves and Isabel Neves, I chose to baptize the farm house with their initial – I`s.
Currently, Quinta dos I`s has 8 rooms and a space for events. We also provide our clients a range of sensations/experiences as they travel through the orchard, tasting the delicacies that we prepare.
I thank everyone who made this dream possible!”
Experience our tradition.
OUT AND ABOUT AROUND THE COUNTRY HOUSE
WHAT TO SEE & VISIT
Quinta dos I`s aims to be an unforgettable experience, combined with a product of well-being and comfort, which allows its visitors experiences such as a simple dip in the pool listening to the chirping of the birds, a mythical family picnic or simply resting in the middle of nature – discover our accommodation here. If you are looking for the ideal place for an event or special occasion, find out how we can help you here.
- SILVES CASTLE
- SILVES ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM
- COSTUME AND TRADITIONS MUSEUM
The Castle of Silves is one of the most remarkable works of military architecture left by the Arabs, with over a thousand years of existence.
GPS: Latitude: 37°11'26.78"N | Longitude: 8°26'16.89"W
Inaugurated in 1990, the Municipal Museum of Archeology of Silves was built around the admirable Poço-Cisterna Almóada from the 12th-13th centuries, discovered after archaeological excavations carried out in the 80s of the 18th century. XX and today classified as a National Monument.
The Museum of Costume and Traditions, of SB Messines, is located at the entrance of the village, in a typical house. The educational activities here include plastic expression workshops and “History Hour” conversations between the various generations, so that traditions are kept alive for future generations.
- ARMAÇÃO DE PÊRA BEACH
- STREET MARKETS AND FAIRS
Armação de Pêra, being one of the largest sandy beaches in the Algarve, is one of favorite place for many families, in the summer. The sand extends along the coast, where cafes with terraces, shops, restaurants and a wide pedestrian promenade are multiplied, the result of recent renovation works on the sea front.
Algoz: 1st Saturday of the month
B. de Messines: 2nd Saturday of the month
Municipal Garden | morning
Pêra: 3rd Saturday of the month
Municipal Market | morning
Alcantarilha: 1st Friday of the month
Parish Council Square | morning
Slayer: 2nd Monday of the month
Largo da Várzea | morning
Silves: 3rd Monday of the month
Sítio do Encalhe | morning
B. de Messines: 4th Monday of the month
Fair Square | morning
We collect rainwater in tanks to use for irrigation, avoiding the waste of drinking water and reducing the environmental impact during dry months.
Reduce the use of disposable products
We are dedicated to reducing the use of disposable products on our farm. Whenever possible we use reusable materials, reducing our ecological footprint.
With the leftovers of the prepared food and meals, we compost the leftovers and peelings to fertilise the gardens, flowerbeds and green areas of the Quinta.
Reduce paper usage
We have reduced our use of paper by relying on a greener option: smart software that stores all the information we need.
Prefer ecological cleaning products
From laundry detergents to cleaning products for bedrooms and common areas, we use environmentally friendly (less chemical) cleaning products to reduce the toxicity associated with cleaning chemicals.