Casa de Monte
About the home
Situated in a huge 20,000 sq metres of private land in the small village of Champana in the Eastern Algarve mountains, this superb villa offers breathtaking hill views, peace and tranquility and a total escape from every day life. During the day you can soak up the sun on the spacious poolside terrace and in the evening, enjoy a BBQ watching the glorious Algarve sunset.
The interior is spacious and equipped wtih UK & Portuguese channels. All rooms are comfortably furnished and light and airy. The outside areas are extremely spacious with BBQ, outdoor dining facilites and large open terraces.
This is a wonderful retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility in a countryside location. Car hire essential.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Manta Rota, 8km|
Nearest amenities: 7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Ground floor is an open plan living area compising lounge and kitchen / diner. To the rear are 2 twin bedrooms with 1 shower room to share.
The frist floor has a large master family bedroom with 2 double beds and an ensuite bathroom - there are additional sofa beds if required. The first floor bedroom balcony has a large terrace with a comfy seating area and plenty of room for sunbeds and private sun-bathing.
Further details outdoors:
The large panoramic terraces offer the most wonderful hillside views. As the house is situated in its own 20.000 sq metres of land, children are free to roam and exploe the surrounding areas!
There is country land in abundance and plenty of space around the villa for complete privacy whilst not being totally isolated from everything.
Large driveway with parking for a number of cars.
Changeover days are flexible. Normal check in time is 4pm and checkout 10am. These times will only be applied if absolutely necessary and we will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible. Villa care company available throughout stay for assistance if required.
The Algarve / East Algarve region
With its stunning coastline, excellent golf courses and pleasant year round climate, the Algarve's 200 kilometre stretch of southern shoreline has become one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. Bordered on two sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve is divided from the rest of Portugal by a series of low lying mountains. In the east, the Guadiana River forms a scenic border with neighbouring Spain.
There is a clear definition between the Western Algarve and the East. Whilst the West shows more development towards tourism, the Eastern Algarve and its tidal marshlands still have a tranquil beauty, and the small resorts along the coast have retained much of their character, looking today as they must have looked long ago. Here, tourism blends in perfectly with local activities creating a relaxed way of life. There is a tinge of excitement and even romance about the ferry boat trips to the beach islands, where visitors are rewarded with superb, less crowded bathing beaches and warm waters.
The sea water temperature is around 14c in January and reaches a high 22c in August. A pleasant sea breeze refreshes the temperatures of the region, which are around 15c in January and up to 28c or more in July and August. The Algarve can also count on around 3.000 hours of Sun during the year which makes it a favourite destination for those who fancy such a sunny climate. The autumn and winter months are mild, but you will need a jacket in the evening and some kind of heating in your apartment or hotel room. January is the coolest month of the year.
The Tavira / Corte Antonio Martins area
Champana is a small village near to Corte Antonion Martins within the hills district of Tavira. Although not totally isolated, the villa is in a tranquil setting where car hire is essential to reach the nearest main town around 6kms away. Only 1km away from the villa you'll find 'Casa de Pasto Fernandes' - a good quality Portuguese Restaurant serving fish and meat. A little further on there is also 'Bar Ronaldo' an English owned bar that welcomes many visitors and opens until late. For a greater choice of restaurants, shops and bars, the town of Vila Nova de Cacela is only 6kms South and offers greater facilities including a supermarkets, bus stops, train station and a bank. It should be noted that there is little evidence of tourism - this is a quiet location with friendly locals and reasonable prices! This location is perfect for those who desire, uninterrupted peace, no passing traffic and wonderful mountain scenery.
There is an abundance of excellent clean beaches close by. Our best recommendation is Manta Rota easily reached by car, and here you will find golden sands, rolling sea, sunbeds for hire and a selection of beautiful beachside restaurants - as well as plenty of walking space! In high season, the large central square adjacent to the beach holds live events including music concerts, market stalls and beach parties. - Great fun for the younger generation who seek a little night life!
THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF TAVIRA
When staying in this accommodation a visit to the beautiful town of Tavira is essential! You will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoilt charm, character and tranquility. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history dating as far back as 2000BC. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful drink or meal. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful ambience. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbour leading to the River Formosa Natural Park are all places to visit, along with the wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce. Tavira Island and its wonderful beach is accessible by ferry boat from the town and offers excellent facilities with a wonderful holiday atmosphere.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
…….by travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do to suit all tastes. For nature lovers there are forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or natures trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! By travelling towards the West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine (wonderful for children), all easily reached by car (around 45 minutes) or by day trip coach. From this property it is easy to take a day trip to Spain. The lovely border town of Ayamonte is not far by car, and once there you can sample the delights of another country, including wine, tapas and excellent shopping. Or you can travel by car, local bus or train to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and from there take the 15 minute ferry crossing to Ayamonte. For the more adventurous the vibrant city of Seville is approx 170km away. For budding historians the Castle at Castro Marim is worth a look.
This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury - although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Travelling only 10kms further on towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim, along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just across the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses now growing in popularity. We can organise a full golfing package with 1 price per head with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property. (Flights not included)
How to get there
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AIRLINES/AIRPORTS: The main airport serving the Algarve is FARO with all Eastern Algarve destinations being reached in around 45 minutes Other airports to consider are Lisbon, around 2.5 hours drive, and Sevilla, around 1.5 hours drive. The most favoured budget airlines are Easyjet, Thomsonfly, Jet2.com, Bmi Baby, Ryan Air, Aer Lingus and Monarch. Visit www.skyscanner .net for an easy airline search. DRIVING BY CAR: A22 motorway – quick and easy, but has toll charges. Alternatively, via the EN125 costal road and whilst a little slower, is free of toll charges. PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Buses and Trains run from the airport through the City of Faro and then along the Algarve Coastline. Please check websites for timetables: BUS: http://www.eva-bus.com/novo/ TRAIN: http://www.cp.pt
Activities near Tavira
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November - March||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||€ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|April & May||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|July & August||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1395||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||€ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|October||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||€ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|November to March||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||€ 495||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
RATES AND PAYMENTS:
* The rates shown are for up to 10 persons. Payment is preferred in the specified currency. We may have to charge you for any bank fees incurred should the payment be made in a different currency.
* A 20% deposit is required to secure the reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. *All charges include cleaning before arrival and cleaning after departure. Clean bed linen and towels are also provided and will be changed during visits of more than 1 week.
*A Refundable House Deposit of £200 or 200€ is required.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
* Changeover days are flexible. Normal check in time is 4pm and checkout 10am. These times will only be applied if absolutely necessary and we will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible.
* Management Company available throughout stay for assistance if required.
* Travel Cots and Highchairs can be provided at an additional cost – please ask for details
* Long term winter rentals are available at reasonable rates. Winter months may attract a small additional heating charge. Please enquire for further details.Enquire now
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