Elegant, stylish, smart and tasteful; frankly we cannot praise this outstanding property highly enough and are truly thrilled to include it in our Algarve collection. In the same family as both Casa da Montanha and Casa de Baixo, This villa is the latest addition to this select portfolio and can more than hold its own amongst such rarefied company. In common with its sister properties the refurbishment of this grand country house has been a true labour of love for the owners and, once again, it is extremely difficult to find any fault with the design, facilities, décor and general attention to detail which are all more than impressive.
On a low hill, just 14km from the coast and only 4km from the sleepy, authentically Portuguese village of Boliqueime, the location alone is enviable. From the poolside, the various terraces and many of the rooms a remarkable panorama across open countryside to the sea unfurls before you in what is, effectively, an unbroken 180° swathe of Algarve coastline bordered only by the Atlantic Ocean sparkling as far as the distant horizon.
Superbly appointed, each of the five bedrooms, individually furnished and decorated, has independent air conditioning and its own en suite bath or shower room. The spacious living/dining room is also air conditioned and has all modern comforts, a large games room with snooker table, table football and PlayStation sits to one side of the house. Outside, competing for attention, the larger than average private pool, separate children’s pool, summer kitchen, tennis court and lovely landscaped grounds mean you are spoilt for choice before you have even paused to look at the views!
Just a 20 minute drive away broad, sweeping Praia de Falésia, the nearest sandy beach is also one of the Algarve’s best. Boliqueime (2.5km) and Paderne (8km), have shops, bars and local restaurants, where you can still find amazing value ‘prato de dia’ set menus at lunchtimes. The surrounding countryside, dotted with other typical local restaurants, remains largely unaffected by tourism and you could be forgiven for feeling you have taken a step back in time as you drive, cycle or even stroll around the country lanes exploring the many sleepy villages and hamlets.
Ground floor: Entrance hall. Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher). Split level living/dining room (satellite TV, DVD, CD, air conditioning, fireplace) with double doors onto covered terrace. Principal double bedroom (TV, A/C) with en suite bathroom (double spa bath). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Bedroom with continental double bed, A/C, en suite shower room and doors to dining terrace. Inner hallway with cloakroom. Games room with ¾ size snooker table, table football, PlayStation, TV, DVD, A/C, seating area and doors to pool terrace.
First floor/tower: Laundry area (washing machine) with doors onto a large sun terrace.
Outside: Shower. Spacious sun terrace. Summer kitchen (in built barbecue, hob, fridge, sink) with patio doors to dining terrace. Private tennis court (bring your own equipment). Landscaped, grounds (illuminated at night) with carp pond, lawn, mature shrubs, olive trees and flower beds. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with corner Roman steps.
Separate solar heated children's pool (4m x 4m).