Casa Cahombo

Central Algarve

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Cloakroom. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to courtyard. Utility room (washing machine). Dining room (A/C) with doors to terrace. Split level living room ( fireplace, satellite TV, DVD, CD, A/C, WiFi) with doors to terrace. Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor: Principal double suite (TV, A/C) with en suite bathroom, dressing area and private sun terrace.
  • Lower level: Shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and terrace.
  • Suite 1: Double bedroom (A/C, fridge) with en suite bathroom (spa bath, separate shower) and private courtyard with shower. Twin bedroom (A/C, fridge) with en suite shower room and private courtyard with shower. Central heating.
  • Suite 2: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Central heating.
  • Outside: Games room (TV, DVD, table football, pool table, card table, Playstation). Table tennis. In-built barbecue. Covered dining terrace. Covered and open terraces. Lawned gardens (illuminated at night). Poolside shower. Private parking (double garage).
  • Private heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) with corner Roman steps.
  • Separate solar heated children's pool (7m x 3m) with corner Roman steps.

This magnificent property combines stunning panoramic views, wonderful facilities and tastefully landscaped gardens, with stylish, beautifully decorated accommodation on a grand scale. Perched on a hilltop, just 14km inland from the coast and 4km from the nearby village of Boliqueime, a breathtaking 180° vista spanning a swathe of rural countryside from the Monchique mountains across to the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed from almost all parts of this magnificent house. Indeed, it is difficult to convey the full beauty of this very privileged property and location in the accompanying photographs!

Effortlessly managing to combine the feeling of being in a home away from home, with the ambience, situation and style of an aristrocratic manor house, Cahombo offers superb flexibility of accommodation and would be an excellent choice for larger parties, sharing families or groups of friends looking to holiday together while still retaining the option of good privacy and independence.

Smaller parties, however, are certainly not neglected, as reduced rates are available for stays incorporating the main house, with or without the suites, yet with full and exclusive access at all times to all facilities.

Both house and grounds are grandly proportioned. The main body of the property boasts three bedrooms with a further four bedrooms, arranged in pairs, in two separate annexes attached to the house. Each bedroom has its own bath or shower room, as well as independent air conditioning, and is decorated with taste, panache and great care. The recent refurbishment brings a striking, contemporary look to the interior bedrooms and living areas, where ice white sofas and furniture look cool and modern against the traditional tiled floors.

An archway leads into the spacious dining room with a further archway giving access to an L-shaped kitchen that is not only very well equipped, but also manages to effortlessly combine the charm of some traditionally designed features with the convenience of modern facilities, such as the large cooking range with two separate ovens and American-style fridge/freezer with drinks chiller and ice-maker.

Outside facilities can only be described as magnificent! At your disposal are a large private pool, separate 7m x 3m solar-heated children's pool, several huge sun terraces, various covered and open dining terraces, an in-built barbecue, ample lawned gardens and a lovely poolside games room that is sure to inspire impromptu pool, table football or PlayStation tournaments!

Further afield, the nearest beaches at Praia de Falésia (15km) and Olhos de Agua (12km) are just a 20 minute drive. Shops and amenities are located in Boliqueime (4km) or Paderne (8km), several local restaurants serving good value menus of the day dot the surrounding area and various country walks can be enjoyed directly from the gates of the house itself.

  • Parties paying the 6 person rate will have access to the main house only.
  • Parties paying the 7-10 person rate will have access to the main house and suite one only.
  • Parties paying the 11-14 person rate will have access to the main house and both suites.
  • Rates for parties of up to 8 persons and parties of up to 12 persons are also available on request.
  • Maid service six days per week (not Sunday).
  • The main pool can be heated (minimum three days notice to be fully effective) at a cost of €255 for 2018, €285 for 2019 ,paid directly to the house owner.
  • The main pool can be fenced on request (no extra charge if requested at time of booking).
  • The owners of Casa Cahombo respectfully request that guests do not smoke inside the house.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Cahombo

For a day out with a difference,

visit the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, which stretches along 37 miles of coastline east of Faro from Olhao to Tavira. It was created to protect the ecosystem of the area and is an important breeding area for wetland birds.

When in Rome...

don't forget to sample the many different types of port wine!Chilled white port makes an interesting aperitif and can be a serious rival to sherry.Accompanied by some delicious local olives, it's a great way to preface a supper of freshly grilled sardines!

Needing some retail therapy?

Visit the Algarve Shopping Centre, which is on the EN125 at Guia and is well signposted. As well as a great variety of shops, there are bars and restaurants for those who need a little respite from carrying those heavy shopping bags and to resting those weary feet. It is open from 10am to midnight 7 days a week.

Visit a water park.

There are several along the Algarve coast, the nearest to the property being Aquashow Algarve at Quarteira. (Tel: 289 389 396). Open daily from 10am - 5.30pm (7pm in August). It is also a bird park with birds of prey and tropical birds such as parrots and macaws.

Take your budding Lewis Hamiltons go-karting.

Karting Algarve at Almancil offers karts for adults and children along with other activities such as mini boats, trampolines and radio controlled cars. An exciting day out for all of the family.Located on the EN125 at Almancil. Kartodromo de Almancil. Tel: (00 351) 289 399 899. www.kartingalgarve.com. Open from 10am daily.

Brush up your tennis skills

at one of the many tennis centres and academies in Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo. Take your own racquets. If you are lucky you might be there when some big names are in town to participate in a tournament.

Go to the beach!

You can catch a boat from Olhao to one of the small islands just offshore where the uncrowded white sandy beaches are reportedly some of the best in Portugal. There are beach bars and restaurants available.

Visit some charming inland villages.

Alte is a popular village with white washed houses and narrow cobbled streets. Explore the charming little shops and then relax in the shade with a picnic by the Fontes and have a refreshing swim in the freshwater pool.

The village of Guia

is renowned for the number of restaurants famous for serving the typical Algarvean dish of chicken piri piri. Naturally, they all claim to be the best but you can be assured that they are all very good and represent excellent value for money.

Birdwatching

The Algarve is a stop off point for migrating birds and as such is a haven for birdwatchers. One of the most important sites is the Parque Nacional do Ria Formosa, close to Faro and the wetlands are considered to be amongst the most important in Europe in terms of birdlife. Amongst the species that have been spotted are white stork, flamingo, hoopoe, stone curlew, Caspian Tern, Iberian Chiffchaff....

Visit the Museu dos Frutos Secos in Loulé

an unusual museum, which focuses on early harvesting methods for figs, carob and almond fruit. Indulge yourself afterwards at the exciting Pastelaria Baguetomania, just off Avda 25 Abril. You only pay as much as your plate weighs.

Wine tasting

Visit the Quinta da Miradouro winery near Guia to sample the Vida Nova wines specially produced for Sir Cliff Richard. Tours are available but must be pre-booked on 00 351 968 776 971 or adegadocantor@mail.telepac.pt but if you simply wish to purchase you can visit Cellar Door Shop. Opening hours for both are Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm).

Faro is the regional capital and has a delightful old town,

which is well worth spending an afternoon or early evening having a wander around. Stop for a drink and 'people watch' along the Rua de Santo Antonio, which is lined with shops, bars and restaurants.

Play Golf!

The Algarve is renowned for the quality of its golf courses, offering challenges for every standard of player. There are plenty of courses to choose from in the vicinity.

Visit the most south westerly tip of Europe at the Cabo de Sao Vicente,

which has reputedly the most powerful lighthouse in Europe. To watch the sun setting here is a truly memorable experience.

Monchique is a spa town set in the hills planted with cork,

eucalyptus and fruit trees. There are some lovely walks through the woods with stunning views of the mountains. Pamper yourself with treatments in the Spa Hotel Termal in Caldas da Monchique.

The castle town of Silves is worth spending a day exploring.

The Cathedral, built in red stone, and the Moorish castle both offer beautiful views over the orange and almond groves below.

Horse riding and trekking are available at Cegonha Vilamoura,

with rides and trekking for all abilities. Also nearby is Pine Trees at Vale do Lobo, situated on the road between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

Take a boat trip!

Trips leave from Vilamoura Marina, Faro and Albufeira to the different beaches and the Islands. It is also possible to charter a yacht from Vilamoura Marina and enjoy a day sailing around the beautiful coastline.

Loulé is famous for its lively Saturday market

where it is possible to buy some great bargains in leather and textiles. It is also well known for its crafts and you can watch artisans wood carving, making lace and painting pottery and tiles.

Nearby

Towns

Boliqueime 7 mins
Paderne 10 mins
Loule 25 mins
Vilamoura 25 mins
Albufeira 25 mins
Faro 30 mins
Silves 35 mins
Tavira 45 mins
Lagos 45 mins
Monchique 50 mins
Vila Real de Sto. Antonio 65 mins

Beaches

Olhos d'Agua Beach 15 mins
Vilamoura Beach 20 mins
Albufeira Beach 25 mins

Airports

Faro 25 mins
Sevilla 150 mins
Lisbon 150 mins
Times are approximate

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