This magnificent property combines stunning panoramic views, wonderful facilities and tastefully landscaped gardens, with stylish, beautifully decorated accommodation on a grand scale. Perched on a hilltop, just 14km inland from the coast and 4km from the nearby village of Boliqueime, a breathtaking 180° vista spanning a swathe of rural countryside from the Monchique mountains across to the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed from almost all parts of this stunning house. Indeed, it is difficult to convey the full beauty of this very privileged property and location in the accompanying photographs!
Effortlessly managing to combine the feeling of being in a home away from home, with the ambience, situation and style of an aristrocratic manor house, Cahombo offers superb flexibility of accommodation and would be an excellent choice for larger parties, sharing families or groups of friends looking to holiday together while still retaining the option of good privacy and independence. Smaller parties, however, are certainly not neglected, as reduced rates are available for stays incorporating the main house, with or without the annexes, yet with full and exclusive access at all times to all facilities.
Both house and grounds are grandly proportioned. The main body of the property boasts three bedrooms with a further four bedrooms, arranged in pairs, in two separate annexes set within a cobble-paved courtyard attached to the house. Each bedroom has its own bath or shower room, as well as independent air conditioning, individual furnishings and is decorated with taste, panache and great care. Pretty fabrics, colourful prints and handmade ceramics all confirm the owner's eye for comfort and attention to detail.
This elegant home is welcoming in the extreme. Plump sofas surround an impressive stone fireplace in the long, split level living room decorated with carefully chosen sculptures and selected antique pieces. An archway leads into the spacious dining room with a further archway giving access to an L-shaped kitchen that is not only very well equipped, but also manages to effortlessly combine the charm of some traditionally designed features with the convenience of modern facilities, such as the large cooking range with two separate ovens and American-style fridge/freezer with drinks chiller and ice-maker.
Outside facilities can only be described as magnificent! At your disposal are a large private pool, separate 7m x 3m solar-heated children's pool, several huge sun terraces, various covered and open dining terraces, an in-built barbecue, ample lawned gardens and a lovely poolside games room that is sure to inspire impromptu pool, table football or PlayStation tournaments!
Further afield, the nearest beach (Praia de Falésia) is just a 20 minute drive, shops and amenities are located in Boliqueime or Paderne (8km), several local restaurants serving good value menus of the day dot the surrounding area and various country walks can be enjoyed directly from the gates of the house itself.
Ground floor: Cloakroom. Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher) with door to courtyard. Utility room (washing machine). Dining room (A/C) with doors to terrace. Split level living room ( fireplace, satellite TV, DVD, CD, A/C) with doors to terrace. Central heating throughout the house.
First floor: Principal double suite with en suite bathroom, dressing area (TV, A/C) private sun terrace.
Lower level: Shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and terrace.
Annex 1: Two twin bedrooms (A/C) with en suite shower rooms. Central heating.
Annex 2: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Central heating.
Outside: Games room (TV, DVD, table football, pool table, card table, Playstation). In-built barbecue. Covered dining terrace. Covered and open terraces. Lawned gardens (illuminated at night). Private parking.
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m).
Separate heated children's pool (7m x 3m).