Figs on the Funcho

Event Location Retreat Hire

Cheryl and Graham, are originally from South Africa, now based in the UK.

“We bought a traditional Portuguese farmhouse with stables, which we converted into The River House at Figs on the Funcho, an ideal private and secluded location designed for small groups, gatherings and events and is perfectly suited to hosting creativity and the arts: writing, drawing, painting and crafts.

If you want to work with an enthusiastic qualified art tutor in stunning, relaxed surroundings and combine your new-found creativity with eating delicious local cuisine and exploring the beautiful Algarve in Portugal then join us for a wonderful 6 days being creative on our painting holidays, run in June and September.

If you’re looking to hire a retreat location, you’ll have total privacy and comfortable accommodation at the five bedroom Algarve River House. Rising in the morning to fabulous tranquil countryside surroundings and a selection of activities such as yoga on the waterfront deck, massage therapy, nature walks, wild swimming, stand up paddle (SUP) or Portuguese wine tasting to enhance your own signature creative retreat.


A stunning sunset location with outdoor spaces, designed for relaxation, workshops, meditation, therapies and alfresco dining.


Photograph © Frits Felix

Book our cook, full time or part time, to create specific meals for your group or your group’s individual needs. The food is freshly prepared with seasonal produce from the nearby Farmers Market.

Promote your retreat using printed and online material created with the help of our resource library: high resolution photos, and postcard and video templates that can be customised with your content and branding.”


This idyllic retreat location, is perfect for inspiring creativity, connection, transformation and peace of mind.

The owners look forward to hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to contact them to help you make it your space. Please also contact the owners if you would like to hire space to run Saturday painting workshops at Figs on the Funcho.

If you are looking for an intimate and private setting to host your wedding then you need to visit Figs on the Funcho on the banks of the Funcho River with spacious outdoor spaces, all with gorgeous views, for your ceremony and wedding reception. A destination wedding venue perfect for weddings in a rustic style.


Contact Information


Painting holidays: art-painting-holiday-europe

Retreat location for hire: retreat-location

Wedding venue:  weddings


Phone: (+44) (0)7976 660526 (UK)

Facebook Page: figsonthefuncho

Facebook Page: Painting Holidays Portugal

Twitter: figsonthefuncho

Instagram: painting_holiday_portugal

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You can view more images of their venue here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow. All images © Figs on the Funcho.

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