A traditional single-storey Portuguese farmhouse, the villa has been skillfully converted to offer comfortable living spaces indoors and out without losing any of its established beauty. The property is within easy reach of the town and the Ria Formosa National Park.
The villa is set within 2,500 square metres of gardens and orchards, surrounded by lawns and terraces shaded, in part, by huge palm trees. Extensively restored and now equipped with some very modern facilities, the Quinta has, however, been allowed to retain much of its old character untouched, so that it has a charm that sets it far above the usual conversion. With a music and entertainment system, but also with a selection of books, videos and indoor games, there is plenty of amusement for adults and children though, of course, the lovely swimming pool will inevitably be the centre of attraction. Sleeping arrangements are flexible, with accommodation divided between the main house and the separate, self-contained guest cottage, and the beds have zip-linked mattresses that can easily be converted from a superking bed to twin beds. A large outdoor covered porch with dining area and comfortable seating benefits from the built-in barbecue by the pool and provides the ideal setting for pleasant and, no doubt, lengthy, al fresco dining. A gazebo in the garden also makes a delightful spot for lunch or quiet drinks.
The property lies on the edge of the Ria Formosa Park, an area of lagoons and sand dunes thatare home to a huge variety of birdlife. It is very conveniently placed for exploration of the Algarve. The town of Almancil is close by, beaches are 15 minutes drive away, and prestigious resorts such as Vale de Lobo and Quinta do Lago, with fine golf and sports facilities, are to be found nearby.
Main House: Hall • Living room • Kitchen • Double bedroom with king bed and bathroom en suite • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite • Further twin bedroom • The Twin beds in both rooms can be joined to form a superking beds • Shower room
Guest Cottage: Open-plan living area/kitchenette with a sofa bed sleeping two children (available on request at an additional cost) • Twin bedroom • Shower room • Twin beds can be joined to form a superking bed
Washing machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Satellite (SKY) TV, DVD player, Video, CD player, Telephone, Central heating, Safe, Central Alarm System, wood burning fireplace, further refrigerator
Private Heated Pool: 10m x 5m with built-in steps, pool is gated and can be heated on request. (£150 per week)
This villa is a Saturday changeover