Countryside Villa Near Silves
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated in the undulating Algarve countryside, this 4 bedroom villa with pool and fenced gardens offers a private and relaxed holiday location from which to explore the delights of Portugal's Algarve region, enjoying spectacular panoramic views overlooking the valley of the River Arade near Silves. It has 4 modern bedrooms, air conditioning, safety-gated swimming pool and panoramic Algarve countryside views. Close to Silves and all local amenities such as beaches, shops, restaurants, horse riding and golf, this villa is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday.
The surrounding area is tranquil, the nearest neighbours being locals who grow their own fruit and keep goats, dogs, horses and chickens. There is a café bar in the village and horse riding stables nearby.
Only 5 or 6 minutes drive is the charming town of Silves, which was once the capital city of Portugal, with it's narrow cobbled streets, ancient red stone castle, cathedral and architecture steeped in history, as well as an array of restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets.
There is a public indoor heated swimming pool with gymnasium, sauna and various excercise and aerobic classes.
Beyond that is the Monchique mountain, the highest point in the Algarve, with traditional Portuguese restaurants and fantastic views of Albufeira in the East, Portimão and the West Coast.
The immense stretches of beaches and tourist areas of Carvoeiro, Ferragudo,and Armaçao de Pêra to name but a few are within 20 minutes drive, also secluded coves and fabulous clifftop walks.
Two big water parks ,Slide & Splash and Aqualand are within 15 minutes drive and Zoomarine with performing dolphins for the whole family is 20 minutes drive. Algarve Shopping Centre at Guia, just 25 minutes drive away offers great High Street shops, cinemas and restaurants, as does the Aqua Shopping Centre in Portimão.
For the more adventurous the villa is ideally located for horse riding, cycling, surfing, horse riding, bird watching, quad bike safari's, golf, tennis or walking. Arrangements can be made in advance for anyone wishing to go horse riding or hacking at the local stables.
There are a selection of golf courses nearby, including the Silves Pestana course, and the famous Amendoeira Golf course which is the largest in Europe, with bowling and fitness centre among it's many facilities.
Other nearby golf courses include the Pestana and Gramacho courses at Lagoa, and Morgado set in the Monchique mountains.
We will be on hand to welcome you, assist you when necessary and recommend places to visit. As a small family business we look after a few villas in the area. We live locally, and know the area extremely well. We will provide you with detailed directions to the villa before your arrival. We meet and greet you, and provide you with local information and organise taxi or/and a car hire. We look after our guests and make sure that everything is in order in the villa.
We can pre-arrange horse riding lessons or hacking at the nearby stables if required.
We also have reliable English babysitters who will care for and entertain your children during the daytime or evening if you should require some time without the kids! Please ask for details.A welcome pack can be provided for you upon arrival, on request.
Baby cot, high chair, baby bath, steriliser and listening device can be provided by prior arrangement, we can also provide a tailor-made Baby Welcome Pack if requested.
Our mobile phone number is available 24 hours a day during your stay for emergency calls.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carvoeiro 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 63 km, Nearest railway: Silves|
|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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This 4 bedroom villa in the beautiful Silves countryside offers spacious, modern accommodation of a high standard.
The villa consists of:
Pristine lounge furnished to a high standard with comfy sofas , air conditioning, English Sky Free-to-Air TV, plus German, Spanish and Portuguese TV, a selection of books in English, French and German plus some games for the family. DVD & CD players. There is a beautiful log burning fireplace for the Winter months.
The immaculately clean kitchen is fully fitted with modern units and air conditioning, having an oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, etc. The dining area with dining table and chairs seats up to 8.
There are 3 light and airy bedrooms within the main house.
BEDROOM 1 is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, air conditioning and en-suite shower room.
BEDROOM 2 is a twin bedroom with air conditioning, and overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM 3 is a twin bedroom with air conditioning.
The 4th bedroom is a modern CHALET ANNEXE consisting of a double bedroom with air conditioning, and en-suite shower room.
The family shower room is clean, fresh and modern and is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3.
The villa also has a Utility room equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
All bed linen and towels are provided and will be changed on a regular basis. A mid-week maid/cleaning service is provided. POOL TOWELS PROVIDED.
Air conditioning is available upon request, in the main house and in the chalet, for an additional charge.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is set in it's own fully enclosed mature gardens and has a safety-gated swimming pool with roman steps, which is illuminated at night, and a large south-facing terrace with sun loungers, side tables and parasol, perfect for all-day sunbathing, and with superb panoramic views of the countryside.
There is also a large south facing covered terrace area at the rear of the property, overlooking the pool area, which again has stunning Algarve views making it perfect for shady lounging and al fresco barbeques and dining. This area can be lit at night.
The villa has a private gated driveway at the front of the property, with parking area.
Changeover day is Saturdays during high season. Regret during Peak Season (UK/European school holidays) we only accept bookings of minimum 2 weeks' duration with Saturday arrival and departure. For this reason we can keep our prices low. It is unusual to find such a high quality villa that sleeps 8+ people for such low prices as these. High season minimum 7 nights stay.
During low season we accept bookings of minimum 4 nights. In Winter we offer low occupancy discounts for couples using one bedroom, ask for details.
Generally, entry to the villa is after 2 pm, (though it should be expected that the maids may still be working if you arrive early afternoon). On departure day you must vacate by 10 a.m. (should you arrive earlier or leave later in the day we will do our utmost to help you).
All bed linen and towels are provided and will be changed on a regular basis. A mid-week maid/cleaning service is provided. Pool towels included.
Prices shown are in UK Pounds sterling per week, but we also accept payment in Euros.
A holding deposit of £250/250€ (non-refundable) is required to reserve your booking. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to departure. A security deposit of £300/300€ (fully-refundable) is required, pre-paid for any breakages or damage, which shall be returned on your return from holiday providing no damage has occurred.
Air conditioning/heating is available upon request for an additional charge of £75 per week in the main house, and £25 per week in the Chalet Annexe.
All bookings between 01 November and 31 March are subject to an additional charge for electricity.
The Algarve region
The Algarve, Portugal is considered by many to have one of the healthiest and most agreeable climates in the world ideal for the holidaymaker, golfer and outdoor sport enthusiast.
The Algarve enjoys long, dry summers with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day, it's unusual to see any rain at all between early-June and mid-September.
In recent years, summer temperatures have averaged 28-30ºC, sometimes with highs sometimes in the 40ºs, but thanks to the freshening influence of the Atlantic breezes even summer days are comfortable.
Winters are mild and often equate to a typical Northern European spring with temperatures averaging about 16ºC and with around 6 to 8 hours of sunshine per day. The region’s rainfall occurs mainly between the months of October and March and there is a pleasing variation between the four seasons of the year.
There are a vast array of thing to do and see in the Algarve. There are 4 large water parks Aquashow, Parque Atlantico, Aqualand and Slide & Splash. Slide and Splash at Lagoa and Aqualand at Alcantarilha are easily accessible and offer restaurant-cafeteria and bar facilities and several swimming pools in addition to a fantastic array of exciting ways to plunge yourself into the water at great speed. Toward the eastern end of the Algarve, near the town of Loulé there are two more excellent water parks, Aquashow and Parque Atlántico.
We can arrange return transport from your accommodation to any of the attractions featured here... prices upon request.
Zoomarine is the Algarve best family theme park. Here you can swim with Dolphins, see Lion and Birds of Prey shows, visit the 4D Cinema or the aquarium, or just enjoy the rides, the pool and the water slide.
Why not try Karting at Almancil, there are 2 fabulous carting circuits, the larger follows the exact layout of the Formula 1 track at Jacarepágua, and was opened by Ayrton Senna himself.
A smaller track is geared to younger drivers. There is a grandstand and club-house with bar and restaurant. Competitions are held regularly and many events are open to visitors.
An event you can´t afford to miss is FIESA, a mega exhibition of sand sculptures held in Pêra, Algarve.
Every year, a group of talented sculptors from various parts of the world join to shape thirty-five thousand tons of sand into sculptures, with a different theme each year. It's considered the largest sand sculpture festival in the world and can be visited day or night, when the sculptures are wonderfully illuminated by lights.
To see the Algarve from a different perspective there are some boat trips from Silves to Portimão along the Rio Arade, which give a short time (just over an hour) to explore before returning whilst the tide is still high enough. Or maybe you'd prefer a Dolphin Safari, these are available from Lagos Marina.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN and AROUND SILVES
SIlves market takes place on the third Monday in every month.
Castle: This splendid Moorish fortress, one of the finest in Portugal, is open daily July-Aug 9:00am - 8pm and Sept-June 9:00am - 5:30pm, there is a small entrance fee.
Cathedral (Sé): Located just below the Castle – Mon-Fri from 8:30am - 6:30pm, Sunday open between mass – free entrance.
Igreja da Misericórdia: 16th century church opposite the Cathedral main entrance with Manueline doorway, Renaissance altarpiece and 17th century paintings. Frequently the venue for classical music evenings. Mon-Fri 9:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00 - 5:30pm – free entrance.
Archaeological Museum: Constructed around a medieval Islamic well and recently renovated and extended, with translations in English. Mon-Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Torre do Relógio (The clock tower): One of the major landmarks in Albufeira, surviving the earthquake of 1755.
Arco da Travessa da Igreja Velha: Originally the site of an Arab mosque it was later converted to a Christian Church, the arch on Rua da Igreja Velha is all that remains.
The Church on Rua da Igreja: 18th century (the original Church was destroyed in the earthquake) and has a 28 metre tall bell tower that was added later.
The Sacred Art Museum: Inside the Church of São Sebastião in Praça Miguel Bombarda.
Albufeira Market: Takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in Caliços, on the other side of the Avenida dos Descobrimentos from the town.
The Municipal Archaeological Museum: Inside the ancient Albufeira City Hall.
Paderne: Ruined castle liberated from Moor occupation in 1248 by Dom Paulo Peres Correia.
Ponte Grande: Impressive caverns with large arches, and also the underwater caverns of Grutas do Xorino.
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