Portugal

Monte da Palhagueira

Monte de Palhagueira, our beautiful retirement development in the sun-dappled Portuguese hills, offers everything the residents of our English properties need for a wonderfully relaxing holiday, with all the support they need. 

Just 20 minutes from Faro airport in the Algarve, the traditional village development nestles in the tranquil and picturesque hillside of Gorjões.

The 22-acre site has beautifully landscaped grounds, two swimming pools, a tennis court, restaurant, ornamental lake, and its own Anglican church, all bounded by mellowed stone walls and terracotta tiled buildings.

Concerts and barbecues take place regularly throughout the summer, and a minibus takes residents and visitors to the nearby towns of Loule and Almancil. The beautiful grounds are dotted with shaded resting areas with stunning views of the surrounding hills or the tranquil ornamental lake and pagoda. 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Monte de Palhagueira was the first retirement village to open in the Algarve, and has 33 beautiful retirement villas, houses and apartments, and its own 20-room nursing home with 24-hour care provided by a team of qualified nursing staff and carers.