This Villa has recently undergone substantial refurbishment, every detail meticulously overseen by caring and conscientious owners with a keen eye for both quality and style. The outcome is a beautifully presented, very well appointed and extremely welcoming country house, both inside and out.
Substantial wrought iron gates greet you on arrival, ushering you into the private, cobbled entrance courtyard with plenty of covered and open parking space, as well as a little fountain trickling down an ornamental rockery into a small pond. If first impressions are lasting impressions then this is a fine start.
The property throughout is decorated to a very high standard with a carefully chosen blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, eye-catching light fittings and mix of hand-painted and terracotta tiling creating a most hospitable ambience. Open-plan in design, the living room is spacious, comfortable and airy with double doors onto a long covered dining terrace. Keen cooks will be delighted with the state-of-the-art kitchen; a large, bright room with a first-class range of quality Siemens and AEG appliances, a comprehensive inventory and ample worktop space finished in attractive black marble. Opposite here, the dining room is also generously finished with substantial, tasteful furniture.
With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, central heating throughout, as well as air conditioning in some rooms, Casa do Inglês is not lacking in home comforts. The principal bedroom, on the first floor, boasts a queen-size double bed, a dedicated dressing area and a wonderful en suite bathroom with feature antique roll top bath. Five steps up from the bedroom, a door leads out onto the roof terrace and a perfect, private suntrap for committed sunbathers. Alongside the pool and ideal for party members seeking additional independence, a separate, self-contained suite can be found.
Unfurling over two levels, the attractive, landscaped garden has a small section of lawn, shady seating under the shadow of two mature trees and a small grove of young olive trees. Sunken into the ground semi-hidden from view is an intriguing, circular meditation area, a peaceful and calming spot also reputed to be a mystical source of energy for the house.
To the east of Malhão, the elegant riverside town of Tavira, approached though a tapestry of lush orange and lemon plantations, is considered one of the most pleasant and picturesque places on the Algarve. Straddling the Rio Gilão, it is best known for its abundance of emblematic churches which number over thirty. For a day out with a difference take a ferry the short distance across the estuary to Ilha de Tavira, a wonderful sand dune island, ideal for swimming.
Ground floor: Entrance hall. Living room (TV, DVD, CD, A/C) with doors to covered terrace. Dining room (wood burner) with door to covered terrace. Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher). Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (also accessed from inner hallway). Bedroom with single bed and pull-out bed. Shower room. External access to self-contained suite with double bed (TV, A/C), twin single beds, en suite shower room and kitchenette (microwave, fridge). Central heating throughout the house.
First Floor: Principal bedroom (A/C) with queen-size double bed, en suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing area and sun terrace.
Outside: In-built barbecue. Utility room (washing machine). Covered and open terraces. Roof terrace. Table football. Terraced garden. Sunken meditation area. Cobbled courtyard with private covered and open parking.
Private swimming pool with corner Roman steps (11m x 5m) and part-decked surround.
Separate heated children’s pool