4 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Villa in West Algarve

Unique Property with Gardens and Pool, In a Truly Unspoilt Village ( the best of both worlds )
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Overview

  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: West Algarve
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £390
  • High season price per week: £1190
  • Average price per week:£590
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (16 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

ADJACENT PROPERTIES AT THE EDGE OF AN HISTORIC VILLAGE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

VILLA DOS ARCOS (sleeps 4) with optional cottage CASITA DO PINTOR (sleeps 2-4)
CASA DOS ARCOS (sleeps 8),

This charming and unusual group of properties , very near the coast, will suit any combination of guests from 2 to 14. Traditional village houses, lovingly restored, they have great character, beautiful gardens , private pools and command dramatic views.

VILLA DOS ARCOS (sleeps 4):
Detached villa built in 1985 to traditional design and using traditional material. Separate cottage in the grounds (Casita do Pintor, sleeps 2+) available as an option.
Sitting Room - 25ft sitting room at first floor level with open fireplace and wood burning stove, satellite television with DVD player and dining area. Extensive views to North and South over the village and the surrounding open countryside. French doors to spacious terrace. Free Wi=Fi.
Kitchen - Well equipped sunny kitchen with breakfast bar. Kitchen facilities include washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, hob, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery.
Bedrooms - 2 bedrooms (one kingsize double, one twin) with fitted wardrobes and french windows leading into the garden. There is also a double sofa bed in the sitting room - the Villa can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.
Bathrooms - 2 marble tiled bathrooms
Outside - Wide south facing sun terrace with stunning views and steps which lead into the gardens. Delightful garden with barbeque, wall lighting, gazebo, pergola and orange, lemon and peach trees, fruiting vines.
Swimming Pool - Private swimming pool in walled garden with floral sun terraces, regularly cleaned. The pool is shared with the Casita, but the garden is separate.
General - Outside furniture includes loungers and dining furniture.
Linen and bath towels are provided but please take your own beach towels.
Suitability - Family friendly - cots are available and an infant's crib. English speaking babysitter available.

CASITA DO PINTOR (sleeps 2-4):
N.B. Only available in conjunction with Villa dos Arcos
Delightful cottage converted from two old barns, only available in conjunction with Villa dos Arcos.
Sitting room/Kitchen - Light, sunny sitting room with kitchen area and french windows to the patio.
Bedroom - Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes. There are two sofa beds in the sitting room - the Casita can accommodate a maximum of 4 people but is most comfortable for 2.
Bathroom - Marble tiled bathroom
Outside - Patio with barbeque.
Swimming Pool - Private swimming pool (shared with Villa dos Arcos), regularly cleaned, with floral sun terraces.


CASA DOS ARCOS (sleeps 8):
Large village house - former "big house" of the village, now faithfully restored.
Drawing room - Handsome, spacious drawing room with Algarvean open fireplace and wood burning stove. Satellite television, DVD player.
Kitchen and dining - Large traditionally furnished dining room with fully equipped kitchen area. French windows open onto the garden. Kitchen facilities include washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, hob, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery.
Bedrooms - 4 twin bedrooms - 3 of the bedrooms have French windows which open onto the terraces.
Bathrooms - 2 large marble-tiled bathrooms with baths, wash basins, w.c. and bidets.
Outside - Charming patio garden with wall lighting, flower beds and full barbeque. Also sun terraces with dramatic views.
Swimming Pool - Small private pool in a sheltered setting - regularly cleaned.
General - Outside furniture includes loungers and dining furniture.
Linen and bath towels are provided but please take your own beach towels.
Suitability - Family friendly - cots are available and an infant's crib. English speaking babysitter available.

GENERAL
Outside furniture includes loungers and dining furniture.
Linen and bath towels are provided but please take your own beach towels.
Suitability - Family friendly - cots are available and an infant's crib. English speaking babysitter available. Owing to its proximity to the pool, the Casita is not recommended for infants unless they are constantly supervised.

The nearest beach is reached by a glorious short walk through a valley dotted with fig and bamboo groves, and medieval wells, with abundant bird and butterfly life. It is sheltered by cliffs all round with a ruined Roman fortress on top, and there is sometimes a freshwater lagoon. Because it cannot be reached by car it it tends to be deserted even in high season.

There is a small white-washed fishing village about the same distance away, reached on foot or by road in a couple of minutes. On its expansive, sandy beach fishermen land and sell their catch, mooring their colourful boats; several restaurants charcoal-grill the freshly-caught sea food, although recent 'improvements' have sadly led to some of its quaint character being lost.

There are many other deserted beaches and small coves within easy reach, with superb cliff-top walks between them, making this one of the finest stretches of untouched coast-line in in Europe.

Visitors are thus able to enjoy the unique combination of authentic village life, together with the comforts of a modern villa and pool normally found only in the development areas which have destroyed so much of the Algarve. They offer that rare discovery - the best of both worlds.

pendently. The two houses are adjacent, but not inter-connected. The Villa has a cottage in its grounds (Casita do Pintor) which is available as an option ; two or more families (or generations) wishing to go on holiday together but wanting a measure of independence may favour this arrangement. Large parties (eg. golfing parties) can be accommodated using all three properties (maximum number 16).

All the houses are attractively furnished in traditional Portuguese style and include bed linen, towels, and complimentary welcome pack with selection of food and wine.
An English speaking baby sitter is available..

FACILITIES NEARBY (with times by car):
Golf: Parque da Floresta. A fine 18 hole championship course, never crowded, in a charming forest setting with many water holes and challenges. Concessionary rates have been negotiated. ( 3 minutes) Details on request.
Palmares. 18 hole seaside links course. (20 minutes)
Penina. 36 hole woodland course(s). (30 minutes)
Boa Vista. 18 hole cliff-top course. (15 minutes)

BIRD WATCHING.
There is an abundance of bird life, including Sardinian and Melodious Warblers, Montagu's and Marsh Harriers, and Egrets. There are many other rare species in the area including Pratincoles, Stilts, Hoopoes, Bee-eaters, Black and Red Kites, Vultures, Booted Eagles and migrants (en route to Africa).

Professionally guided tours to breeding grounds and, by boat, to watch Petrels and others far out at sea. ( Details on request). Lagos has a centre where large birds of prey are flown and demonstrated daily . There is a vast wetland bird reserve at Palmares.


SPORTS
Squash, Tennis (3 minutes), Riding (Hacking and lessons) in Burgau (8 minutes). It is possible to ride for miles over wild countryside and beaches.
Wind-surfing in Salema (3 minutes). Excellent board and body surfing at numerous nearby beaches
Sailing, Micro-light hire in Lagos (15 minutes)
"Slide and Splash" Aquatic Park (30 minutes)
Scuba diving also arranged
Donkey sanctuary nearby (3 minutes)
Fishing: Superb sea fishing all along the coast
Big Game, Marlin and Shark fishing in Lagos

Beach-Barbecues: (arranged by boat). Scooter hire and local market in Salema (3 minutes)

Entertainment: Museums, Churches, Galleries, local handicrafts, cinema, wide range of restaurants and night life in Lagos (some, of a more modest nature, in Salema)
Local Art School (English speaking) in Burgau (8 minutes )

16 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Peaceful and secluded

By David E on 20-Feb-2019

Casa dos Arcos sits on a high point in a village which has avoided the blights of mass tourism. Its walled garden and swimming pool area are bedecked with flowering shrubs and trees which produce an irresistible combination of scents and colours. Pleasant walks lead to unfrequented, unspoilt beaches. Winds from the Atlantic ensure the Algarve's heat is moderated.Simple restaurants serve fresh cuisine ( especially fish) and local wines. To summarise; anyone wishing to escape to a quieter and slower way of life should head to Casa dos Arcos!

5 of of 5

Ein schoene und ruhige Oase

By Hans L on 20-Feb-2019

Wir hatten das Glueck , diese ungewoehnliche Villa zu entdecken, danz anders als so viele andere. Wir hatten eine herrliche Woche in einem authentisch portugiesischen Dorf , weit weg von den touristischen Gebieten , aber nur wenige Gehminuten von herrlichen einsamen Straenden und praehistorischen Staetten . Die Villa war sehr sauber, komfortabel und gut ausgestattet , und die Gaerten und Pool waren sehr gepflegt und ganz privat . Die Angestellten waren aesserst freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die umfangreichen Blicke in beide Richtungen waren herrlich, abwechslungsreich, und mit viel Wild, insbesondere mit einer Vielzahl von Voegeln , mit mehreren verschiedenen Greifvoegeln. Es gibt kein Nachtleben im Dorf abgesehen von zwei einfachen (ausgezeichneten) Restaurants. ( Jungenlich koennten es langweilig finden, obwohl sie vielleicht auch die Freuden der sanfteren Genuesse entdecken wuerden. ) Wir werden auf jeden Fall zurueckcommen und hoffen, dass der Massentourismus diesen idyllischen Ort nie erreichen wird.

5 of of 5

A Charming Villa

By Mark L on 02-Oct-2018

This delightful villa is in an old and atmospheric Portugese village, well away from most tourists. The villa is charming, elegant and authentic. The traditional bedrooms and facilities are simple but entirely adequate. The delightful sitting room has a superbly light and sunny outlook; its terrace overlooking the garden and pool is most inviting and a wonderful place for indulgent lunches. This villa is highly recommended (except for those seeking very luxurious modern accommodation).

5 of of 5

Prices

March April Villa 430 pw
May Villa 590pw
June Villa 690pw
July-August Villa 1190pw
September Villa 760pw
October Villa 520pw
November-December Villa 400pw

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Fireplace
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Satellite/Cable
DVDs
Video Library
Books
Private Pool
Balcony
Garden
Tennis
Golf
Kayak/Canoe

Theme

Away from it all
Family
Historic
Romantic