House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The farmhouse has three double bedrooms, the master bedroom has high vaulted ceilings with a large mezzanine area overlooking the bedroom, French doors into the garden and a separate dressing room and en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds are located near the family bathroom. A large open plan kitchen (fully equipped) leads into a large open plan living/dining room with 3 sets of French doors opening onto the patio.
Both the kitchen and living/dining room benefit from underfloor heating and a large wood burner in the living room.
The immediate neighbourhood is rural but not isolated. The nearest village, Santa Barbara de Nexe, is 5 minutes drive. The nearest large supermarket is 10 minutes drive towards the large town of Loule, there is also a large fresh produce market. We are 20 minutes drive to the coast and the wonderful beaches and within easy reach of the world class golf courses and other activities that the Algarve has to offer. Central locations such as Faro, Loule, Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Val do Lobo and Vilamoura are all within 20 minutes drive. An abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found throughout the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vale Do Lobo/Quinta do Lago/Faro 16 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 20 km, Nearest railway: Faro 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Entertainment systems include a CD/MP3 music system, B&O TV with UK satellite channels. In addition there is a study/office on the mezzanine to the main bedroom and a 'snug/library' in the centre of the house with a wood burner.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside we have a heated salt water swimming pool, heating is included in our summer rates, at other times heating is optional for a nominal fee. Typically we start swimming in April although the hearty can probably go earlier!
PLEASE NOTE: The open swimming pool and layout of the outside is not suitable for very young children unless they are supervised at all times.
There is also a large gas BBQ which we use all year round.
The plot (over an acre in size) is a mixture of lawns, flower beds and mature fruit trees (olives, figs, almonds and karob). The plot offers privacy and quiet whilst not being isolated. We have a number of dinning options, under cover of the pergola or close to the BBQ.
The outside is well furnished with sunloungers, day beds and great chill out areas.
We also have mountain bikes available (four - 2 are good the other 2 are OK! as long as you don't want to do anything too serious. Cycling along the seafront to a favourite cafe for lunch is perfect!). We can provide a roof rack for 2 bikes and suggest easy to moderate routes, inland and along the coast. Great for birdwatching, especially the flamingos.
As the location is rural a car is essential.
The open swimming pool and layout of the outside is not suitable for very young children unless they are supervised at all times.
There is no air-conditioning, the bedrooms have electric fans for the summer months. Heating is provided as follows - underfloor heating in both the kitchen and living/dining room along with a large contemporary log burner that rotates in the living room. A log burner in the 'snug'. Electric oil filled radiators (portable) in all the bedrooms and electric towel rails in both bathrooms.
There ia ample parking on the plot, the main driveway can accommodate at least 3 vehicles and the second drive 1. Both have electronic gates.
The Algarve region
Our is farmhouse located in the valley of Goldra Da Cima approximately 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport in the delightful Algarve in Portugal. We are 20 minutes drive to the coast and the wonderful beaches and within easy reach of the world class golf courses and other activities that the Algarve has to offer. Central locations such as Faro, Loule, Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Val do Lobo and Vilamoura are all within 20 minutes drive. An abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found throughout the area.
The beautiful and historic Spanish city of Seville is only 120 miles (2 hours drive) away and Lisbon is about 170 miles away.Estoi (which is close to us, east of Santa Barbara) has some interesting Roman ruins, and in the old part of Estoi there is a very old Parador. Further afield options include Cabo De Sao Vicente (Cape St Vincent) which is the most westerly point of Europe (it's further west than Ireland which a lot of people don't realise) the coastline is rugged. On the way west and a little inland is the town of Silves with its has a 12th century castle. Tavira, further east from Olhao is also pretty and has a busy fishing port. Other places of interest include Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.
Santa Barbara de Nexe
The nearest village is Santa Barbara de Nexe, 5 minutes drive away and has a petrol station, bakery, restaurants, etc. The nearest large supermarket is 10 minutes drive towards the large town of Loule, there is also a large fresh produce market.
Other Activities: Jet skiing, go-karting, bird watching
Golf: The Algarve is home to many of the world's top courses and has played host to many international tournaments and competitions.The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.
Whether you are a skilled-amateur looking for new challenges, or just a beginner , the golf courses of the Algarve are the place for you.There are over 30 golf courses in the Algarve, ranging from 9-hole courses stretched over the Algarve grassland, to dramatic coastal 18-hole courses set amongst the picturesque cliffs. This makes golf here enjoyable for everyone, regardless of ability, and guarantees that you will find the perfect course for you. We have information in the farmhouse about local course or go on-line to find out more before you arrive.
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