Casa Tranquila, Loule
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa Tranquila is a detached private villa 20 minutes drive to the west of Faro airport. Situated a short drive outside Loule, an historical market town hosting shops, restaurants and markets. Local Portuguese bar 0.7 km and restaurant 3km. Accessed via electric gates, there is ample parking to the front. The property boasts spectacular panoramic views across the rolling hills to the north and coastal views of the Algarve to the south. Beaches and golf courses are all within an easy drive in 15-20 minutes.
The Villa comprises 4 bedrooms. The first floor hosts one double with en-suite and its own balcony and the ground floor has one double bedroom with en-suite and two further twin bedrooms with an additional bathroom and separate cloakroom. All downstairs bedrooms have direct access to the 12m x 6m private pool, patio and gardens for outside dining and sunbathing. There is an additional large rooftop terrace accessed from the first floor landing.
Lounge Diner with open wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating and patio doors leading directly to the pool, patio and sun terrace. Two additional Sofa beds are available in the lounge. Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, four position ceramic hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher, separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Under floor heating in winter and air-conditioning in summer. Sky TV and internet access are also available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vale Do Lobo or Vilamoura 14 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro International 19 km, Nearest railway: Loule 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Bedding and towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels.
Bedding and towels will be changed on a weekly basis for holiday rentals. Long term lets and more frequent cleaning/linen change can be arranged but will require a supplement.
|Further details outdoors|
Due to landscaping of the garden there are some high walls which mean that the property may not be suitable for children under 10 unless fully supervised.
Outside BBQ and dining facilities.
Sunbeds, cushions and umbrellas provided.
Details of recommended car hire services and taxi/chauffeur can be arranged if required. Costs to be agreed locally with driver.
The Algarve region
The Algarve boasts an average of more than 250 days sunshine per year. Average temperatures range from 10 - 20 degrees during October - January and 18 - 30 degrees between March - September, with July / August being the hottest months.
Visitors return year after year to enjoy the vast array of facilities available, from beautiful sandy beaches on spectacular rugged coastlines, deep sea fishing or coastal boat rides. Historical towns and whitewashed villages adorn the spectacular hillsides to the north which are ripe for exploring and trekking, cycling or leisurely drives.
There are many sports facilities including championship golf courses, horse riding, tennis and a wide range of water sports. For Motor racing fans the newly opened Algarve Motor Park, which hosts Formula 1 testing and both bike and car racing, is situated just outside Portimao.
For children there are the beaches, boat rides, inland safari trips, go-karting, water parks and the zoo marine where you can swim with the dolphins.
Shopping is a pleasant, leisurely experience in The Algarve with a wide choice of friendly shops, one-off boutiques, bustling markets and colourful roadside stalls. Good buys include bright pottery, wicker baskets and hampers, cork goods, locally crafted knitwear and leather shoes, bags, belts and clothes.
As the sun sets, the restaurants and bars open their doors to offer a wide range of international and local cuisine. Eating holds a prominent place in Portuguese life. Enticing eateries tempt you at every turn along the Algarve Coastline and throughout the colourful countryside. Alfresco intimate dining, family and group orientated restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets. For the more energetic, the larger towns of Albufeira and Villamoura have many late night clubs.
Loule is a charming old market town hosting the recently restored Loule Municipal Market where fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought and sold, together with fish, meat and delicatessen products, as well as other food stuffs and non-food products.
There are the remains of a castle dating back to the 12th century. This Arab castle was severely damaged by the earthquake that occurred in 1755 but within the remaining walls is a museum which explains the past grandeur of the caste. There are also several restaurants within the old castle walls.
The charismatic market town of Loule is also al thriving craft centre and is famous for its handicrafts, such as copper goods, wrought iron work, candles and clogs - a lattice of cobbled lanes unfolds and assortment of craft shops where you are free to watch skilled workers carving wood, painting pottery and making lace. Loule has many other fine shops and restaurants and also a weekly Saturday market full of bustle.
There are many festivals throughout the area which are worth visiting depending on when you are travelling. The most popular is Branca Noite (White Night) Festival held in Loule town centre which marks the end of summer. Held during the last weekend of August, everyone attending and participating wears white for the whole evening. Street entertainers, musicians, jazz bands and late night DJ's adorn the streets and shops open their doors for late night shopping, each decorating their windows in white. Museums and places of interest are free of charge for those wearing white.
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13 Sep 2013
"private, comforable, peaceful and well equipped with amazing views"
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Tranquila. Our group was 4 adults with 2 kids (10 and 13) and a teenager (19.) There was plenty of space and the house and grounds are well maintained. We all lov… More
7 Sep 2013
"Great place to stay with a big group."
Lots of space and the garden was lovely. Fabulous pool and view out to sea.We had a great family holiday.… More
22 May 2012
"Beautiful views, nice quiet location, spacious and clean villa."
We stayed at Casa Tranquila with my family, ages ranging from 8yrs to 71yrs. The villa is in a lovely quiet spot on the hillside with beautiful views down to the sea. You do need some sort of transport as all amenities are on hand in Loule but not within walking distance.
The villa is very spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped. Plenty of sunloungers around the large, clean pool. Gardens are well kept.
We would stay here again happily.
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