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Villa 10203 Algarve, Portugal

Sleeps: 8

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Description

This is an exquisitely converted, village house located within the castle walls of the village of Salir, North of Loulé. Great care has been taken to retain its original character and charm, leaving exposed rock walls, combined with a blend of modern building techniques - one of the walls is part of the original castle.

The house is furnished with many traditional wooden pieces as well as antiques and artefacts from the last two centuries. The kitchen is modern with fitted pine units but the traditional bread oven has been retained. Off the hall through a stone arch there is a small, cosy seating area with an inglenook and there is a larger sitting room on the first floor. Most of the bedrooms enjoy views across the Caldeirão hills and all windows have traditional inner wooden shutters to keep out the midday sun (some of the bedrooms have traditional hanging rails as opposed to conventional wardrobes).

A door at the top of the stairs leads to the completely enclosed, cobbled pool terrace (with almond and lemon trees), a small lawn and a gated upper terrace with outstanding views. A glass fronted room with a pool table overlooks the lawn and has an adjoining summer dining room with a kitchenette and shower room which houses the washing machine. Salir is a typical, unspoilt Algarvean village built around the 12th century Moorish castle. The Rocha de Pena Park is close by and ideal for hiking. There are two main routes through the park (one easier than the other) and both take in the amazing views over the valley – if you are very lucky you might spot an eagle or two. There are several coffee shops and snack bars in the village along with a couple of restaurants, a bank, post office, chemist and a market.

Accommodation

Entrance hall. Small living room. Dining room with 3 steps down to modern kitchen with traditional bread oven & arch to seating area with inglenook. 1 double. 1 shower room. First floor: Living room. 1 double. 1 twin with bathroom en-suite. 1 twin. 1 bathroom. Summer dining room with kitchenette.

Facilities

TV with limited English channels
Washing Machine
2 Dishwashers
Microwave
Free cot available
Free highchair available
Swimming Pool 10 x 3m with steps. Depth 1.1 – 2.1m.
Integrated children’s section 70cm deep
Pool Towels
Barbeque
No smoking in bedrooms please

Distances

Restaurant 200m
Tourist Information Office 200m
Supermarket 250m
Village (Salir) 250m
Pena Park Environment Centre 3kms
Town (Loulé) 13kms
Tennis 24kms
Vilamoura/Vale do Lobo Golf 24kms
Beach/Vilamoura/Vale do Lobo 25kms
Faro Airport 32kms


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