Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Villa - Casa Al-Baraka
Casa Al-Baraka is a 3 bedroom newly built villa with a pool and has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay, it is situation up in the hills 10 minutes drive north of Tavira. The villa has stunning views across the hills and valleys of the area and is a wonderful quiet retreat for relaxation. In the temperate months of the year the surrounding hills make it ideal for walking. A restaurant is only 5 minutes walk, make our order in the morning and its all ready for you in the evening! Really good country food. A cash and carry that stocks most things and has an oven for baking fresh local bread is 5 minutes from the house. Although the villa is in the quiet location of Vale do Junco, the beautiful town of Tavira is only a 10 minutes drive away.
This spacious villa has a large open plan lounge that is bright and airy, a dining area that seats 8 people and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and a family size oven. There are two double bedrooms and a large twin bedroom, a bathroom and shower room on the ground floor and a large shower room on the first floor. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning and a wood stove for the cold winter nights.
There is a poolside terrace outside and a Portuguese built-in barbecue. The pool is 10 x 5 metres with ample deck chairs.
When the villa was built it was agreed that all services and care for the villa would be done by local Portuguese. The villa is cared for by my neighbour Odelia and her husband Jose, this is the original family from this area, its been a pleasure to know such welcoming friendly local people. Much of the rental income will be invested back into the property to make it more energy efficient, for example solar panels is the next project and a water tank for collecting rain water for watering plants is also planned.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Casa Al-baraka is spacious and stylish throughout. On the ground floor is a large open plan sitting area. The dining area has seating for 8 in front of full-length glass doors that open out on to the pool terrace. On the ground floor is a double bedroom and a spacious twin bedroom. Upstairs you will find a a double bedroom, bathroom and a large terrace. All rooms have air-condition.
|Further details outdoors||
There are terraces outside all of the downstairs rooms. There is also an outside dining area and a built-in barbecue. Beautiful views over the hills and the near-by hamlet.
The Algarve region
There is a local shop which is 5 minutes walk away, and a local restaurant less than 10 minutes walk up the hill. Be sure to order your meal the day before if you want a choice. Outside the hottest months of July and August, Casa Al-baraka is excellent for walking in hills and river valley. Tavira is 10 minutes away with all the attractions for a perfect holiday
Tavira is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve. A Roman bridge links the two parts of the town. The old part of the town has numerous buildings that retain the Moors influence on architecture. There are numerous restaurants and bars in Tavira which is getting increasingly more sophisticated then when I first got there ten years ago. This does not mean it has lost its small town charm, but just that there is more on offer for visitors these days. You can still visit many small restaurants that offer good food at reasonable prices. The speciality of the region is of course grilled sardines and other fish, brought fresh to your table for selection, other dishes are Cataplana and Steak on Stone.
Catch a ferry to the Ilha do Tavira for a day out to this beautiful island beach, ferry crossing from Tavira are regular and all the year round. There are other beaches all along the coast both west and east of Tavira some of which are Cabanas, Manta Rota and Barril.
Golf has really taken off east of Faro and there are some excellent golf courses in the east such as Quinta do Ria, Quinta do Cima, Benamor and Colina Verde.
Options for visiting Spain
Spanish border is only half an hour away and Seville an hour and fifteen minutes on the motorway, a day trip to Seville is well worth it.