This beautiful old house is situated in the village of Santana, close to Sesimbra, and is opposite one of our favourite restaurants. There is off road parking and a courtyard leading to an absolutely enchanting garden which was originally part of a larger estate. The garden has some wonderful trees and a path leads down to the enormous swimming pool and pool terrace, with amazing palm trees.
The interior is quite charming; a patio leads to the hall which has a spiral staircase leading to the first floor. The house has been carefully and lovingly restored using local, traditional materials. Every detail has been painstakingly researched, from the antique tiles and stone sink in the downstairs cloakroom to the artexed walls which have been recreated in the original Sesimbra style. Arched doorways and wooden beams add to the ambience and the small, farmhouse kitchen has a delightful stone fireplace. The dining room contains a beautiful wooden table and antique display cabinets and from here two steps lead down to the sitting room which has two seating areas.
The first floor is lovely with high, wooden ceilings and polished wood floors and you can see the sea from some of the bedrooms. The beds are amazing, they are all antiques and each is unique; there is one small double with a wonderful armoire and a new bathroom which once again has been sympathetically designed to reflect the original. Further down the corridor are two single bedrooms, one with Alentejo painted furniture. These two bedrooms share a fantastic bathroom which contains both a bath and walk-in shower but it is the sink which is the real conversation piece – filled from the mouth of an dolphin and surrounded by sea shells sunk into the wall.
The owner has a completely self contained cottage in the grounds which she occasionally uses at weekends although she will not use the garden or pool when our clients are in residence. The villa is in a convenient position in the centre of the village, just a short walk from shops and restaurants, but this does mean that you might hear the passing traffic.
- Living/dining room
1 suite with small double bed (1.8 long & not suitable for 2 adults) & bathroom en-suite. 1 double with additional pull-out bed. 1 twin. 2 singles. 2 bathrooms each with bath & shower.
Games room with table tennis & table football. Poolside shower room with w.c.
Details & Facilities
- Wireless internet
- TV with English channels
- Washing machine
- Central heating at extra cost
- Maid 2 times per week including arrival day
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Restaurant 50m
- Shop 100m
- Supermarket 200m
- Beach 2.5kms
- Town (Sesimbra) 2.5kms
- Quinta de Peru Golf - 15kms
- Lisbon Airport - 40kms