The townhouse is luxuriously appointed throughout. It is on 2 floors comprising of 1 double and 1 twin bedroom both en-suite with balconies, living/dining room, guest shower/cloakroom and an elegant, spacious, fully-fitted kitchen with laundry room. To the front and rear are terraces which look out onto beautifully landscaped, immaculately tended gardens and stunning views of the sea and mountains. The house is fitted throughout with underfloor heating. All windows are double-glazed, fitted with mosquito screens and electric shutters. There is terrestrial and satellite TV, hi-fi system, DVD, Broadband Internet connection. The property is situated in the unique new development of Quinta da Boa Nova located between the picturesque fishing villages of Ferragudo and Carveoiro. The complex has 2 tennis courts, swimming pool and restaurant/bar. These facilities are set in beautifully laid out irrigated gardens, colourful all year round. Long/Winter let available from Nov to April, special rates. This is the perfect location for training holidays for runners, triathletes and in particular cyclists (road and mountain). The roads are generally very quiet and well maintained in particular outside the major towns. Up in the mountains and towards the west there is very little traffic. The main roads have wide hard shoulders for pedestrians and cyclists. Motorists are respectful. Off road is a feast. There are countless tracks through the countryside offering challenging (and less so) routes for everyone. Bike hire is available with free delivery and maintenance. Contact owner for details. Cycling is a very popular activity in Portugal so you will come across plenty of local riders who are very friendly. Surfing is another very popular sport in Portugal. Within 15 minutes of the house there are a couple of good surfing beaches. Praia da Roche has a good wave and there are a couple of surf schools by the marina offering lessons in surfing, body boarding and wind sailing. Board and wetsuit hire also available. Further afield the south & west coasts near Sagres (a 45min drive through stunning countryside), have numerous surfing beaches. There are excellent swimming beaches Canarios, Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha being only minutes away. Almost next door to Boa Nova there is an newly built equestrian centre.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Caneiros 1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 65 km, Nearest railway: Lagoa/Portimao 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Caneiros beach is the nearest to Quinta da Boa Nova only being about a kilometre away. It is a fair sized and popular beach flanked by cliffs which gives some shade in the afternoons. Easy access. Reis das Praias restaurant is actually on the beach providing an excellent, mouthwatering selection of locally caught seafood. It is open all year round and very popular with local residents. Other beaches close by are Pintadinho (2km), Ferragudo, Praia Grande (3km), Paraiso immediately to west of Carveoiro (3km) and Carveoiro (4km) which is a picturesque sheltered bay immediately infront of the village. Ferragudo, Lagoa, Carveoiro are only a short drive away from Quinta da Boa Nova (10 mins max), where you will find a bank, chemist, supermarket and post office. They are all busy villages with plenty of small shops and restaurants. Portimao is the second largest town in the Algarve and therefore has a large shopping area, a wealth of restaurants, bars and night clubs.
For those who enjoy absorbing the local heritage, the region is steeped in history and interesting architecture. The many museums and churches can be visited for free or a nominal fee. A tour round one of the local vineyards is popular and where one can taste and purchase the area's award winning wines. WITH GUARANTEED EXCELLENT WEATHER ALL YEAR ROUND, THIS IS A FANTASTIC DESTINTATION FOR WINTER BREAKS. Whether you prefer a quiet, relaxing holiday taking in the marvellous scenery of the rugged coastline with it's abundant bird and wildlife or endless happy hours on a golf course or tennis court or experiencing the exhilaration of superb surfing and sailing conditions or want time to browse around the shops, play on the golden beaches with the children, loll on a sun lounger by the pool, then finish the day enjoying a romantic meal watching the sunset in brilliance over the sea whilst feasting on the delicious freshly caught seafood and locally produced foods in one of the numerous restaurants: this part of the Algarve has all the ingredients for the perfect holiday for everyone 365 days of the year. Further information available on request.
Almost every outdoor activity or pursuit is available in the region throughout the year. Tennis, bowling, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, canoeing, walking, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and jet & water skiing. GOLF. Within 15 minutes of Quinta da Boa Nova, there are two championship golf courses and a top nine hole course - Vale do Milho. Gramacho and Vale da Pinta have each unique design concepts in which each hole provides a different challenge to golfers at every level. Preparation and conditioning of the courses are at tournament standard all year round. A little further afield are situated the superb and equaly challenging championship courses of Penina, Morgado do Reguengo, Silves, Alamos and Salgados. Warm playing conditions all year and immaculately manicured fairways and greens make the region one of the best golfing destinations in the world. Further information on golf courses is available on request.
Excellent bowling greens can be found at the nearby Carveorio Tennis club and Gramacho Golf Course. For the children and young at heart, Zoomarine, Slide & Splash, Aqualand attractions are a short distance as are the opportunities to go on Dolphin safaris, Jeep safaris or explore caves and the coastline on an authentic pirate ship. Lagos world renown zoo is approximately 23km from the resort.
For longer stays over the winter months trips to Spain, Gibraltar or Lisbon are easy being just a few hours drive on the nearby motorway system.