4 Bedrooms |
5 Bathrooms |
Heated Pool | AC | WiFi | Restaurant 750m | Beach 19km | Small Party Rate |
- Accommodation: Split level sitting/dining room (fireplace, satellite TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, A/C), with door to terrace. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave). Utility room (washing machine). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Double bedroom (continental bed) with A/C and en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room.
- Outside: Upper and lower terraces. In-built barbecue with kitchen area. Shower room. Enclosed parking area.
- Private, non-chlorinated heated swimming pool (11m x 5m) with corner Roman steps and retractable hard cover.
Perched just above the pretty village of São Romão, with panoramic views across a patchwork of rooftops and the verdant foothills of the Serra de Calderão, Casa Idalina is perfectly placed to offer a tranquil setting from which to enjoy this enchanting corner of the ‘real’ Algarve. Constructed with great care from the ruins of an old farmstead, the owners have used traditional materials and methods combined with a strong artistic flair to create an immensely attractive property and a stunningly beautiful landscaped exterior.
Upon entering, visitors will be immediately impressed by the sense of space created by well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. A fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances sits to the rear of the house, with a convenient utility and laundry room adjacent. An archway leads from the kitchen through to the dining area, from where steps lead down to the expansive living room with feature fireplace, comfortable seating and well stocked bookshelves.
Traditional cane and beam ceilings add authentic Algarvean character and the owners’ love of art is much in evidence with an impressive collection of colourful prints adorning all rooms. All four well appointed bedrooms, two twins and two doubles, are accessed from the living room as is the upper terrace looking directly onto the swimming pool and country views beyond.
On the lower terrace the attractive south facing pool catches the sunshine all day long (the water can also be heated and a fully fitted, automatically retractable pool cover both retains heat and enhaces safety). From the pool terrace steps lead to a further shower room before continuing down to the private enclosed parking area and entrance gates.
Keen gardeners themselves, the property owners have created a visual and sensory delight, bringing the exterior to life with colourful bougainvillea, climbers, citrus, yuccas and a myriad of other plants and flowers. An ancient olive tree provides shade over the barbecue and outside dining area while a handsome carob-bean tree takes centre stage over the pool terrace. Beautiful floor tiles, colourful wall tiles and traditional calçada paving add to this heady mix of colour and style.
Within walking distance, guests will find two excellent local restaurants serving delicious home cooked meals. In the nearby market town of São Brás de Alportel (3km), the colourful morning market is a must for freshly caught fish and local produce. The Roman ruins at Milreu in Estoi (8km) offer a fascinating insight into ancient visitors to this region. Excellent beaches can be found at the exclusive resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo (22km) whilst those seeking a more relaxed beach ambience will no doubt wish to head to the pretty coastal town of Tavira (22km).
Please note: The Owners of Idalina respectfully request that guests refrain from smoking inside the house. The pool can be heated on request (minimum 72hrs notice to be fully effective) at a cost of €170 per week paid directly to the housekeeper.
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