Figs On The Funcho

The River House

Enjoy ‘home-from-home’ modern comfort at The Algarve River House

Situated in the beautiful hills of the Algarve with stunning group accommodation and a swimming pool. The River House accommodates ten adults, including children and up to four babies. Originally a Portuguese farmhouse, it has been tastefully and fully renovated in a contemporary style.

The River House is the perfect location for 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.

We know that it is not easy going on holiday with a baby or small children but we have it all covered at our family friendly villa and have all kinds of equipment and toys for the kids to ensure that you have an enjoyable holiday.

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. Ask Cheryl for the  home cooked menu and wine list.

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. And when you visiting The Algarve River House there are plenty of onsite and nearby fun group activities to enjoy during your special celebration getaway.

If you are planning an intimate wedding, Cheryl will put you in touch with their wedding planner who will help plan your perfect day.

Groups looking to focus on a particular theme can join one of our special interest holidays focusing on painting, walking or cooking. Enjoy healthy eating and modern comfort combined with an enchanting outdoor space in Portugal’s southernmost region.

Some of the many things you can enjoy

  • fast internet connection: cable internet
  • kayaking and paddle boarding
  • self guided walking, running and cycle routes
  • birdwatching from the waterfront deck
  • wild swimming in the lake
  • infinity pool with views of the lake
  • BBQ and pizza entertainment area
  • supporting services: private chef, grocery delivery, massage and beauty treatments on site, bird watching guides, walking guides
  • office equipment: printer, external microphone, scanner, white board, kneeling desk chair, paper guillotine
  • cleanliness is our priority

spacious bedrooms decorated in a contemporary style in Algarve River House
Spacious, luxurious bedrooms at The River House

Above my expectations.

I had been looking forward to visiting Figsonthefuncho ever since reading about a painting class on Facebook. Finally an opportunity arose for a friend and I to go for 3 days, and two nights to explore the area and experience what the website described. I had corresponded with the host many times, adjusting dates, food choices, which room to choose...... Being in marketing and sales in the travel industry since 1965,i had an idea of what I thought my stay would be like. It was way beyond my expectations. I can not even list what was more enjoyable.? The host and their fascinating journey to how they created this paradise? The food? The calm and peaceful sounds of the birds? My feet in the infinity pool overlooking the river, watching a fisherman? The full moon at dusk? My plan was to drive in the area, and after one short trip to Silves, I returned never to get into the car again until sadly it was time to depart. I have booked a painting class stay in October, however, I definitely will be back before then just to rest, relax, unwind, and maybe read the book I started and got to page 9.
- Milchen Mey de Vasconcelos


I and a friend just had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at Figos on the Funcho. What an amazing experience. From the surroundings to the food and to the hosts it was definitely amazing. Definitely recommend this wonderful place! Peaceful surroundings, birds chirping , magnificent views of the river and nature it’s an oasis for a soul looking to center itself. Cheryl and Graham make you feel right at home and that you are more of a friend than a mere guest. Loved it and can hardly wait to go back! Oh and did I mention the food and the die for homemade granola??!!! You’re in for an amazing treat
- Milu Williams

Amazing villa

We love this place! You can make beautiful walks and They have a Amazing swimmingpool with view on the river!
- Jennifer