Casa da Montanha

Central Algarve

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  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Cloakroom. Living/dining room (fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, A/C) with doors to covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Utility room (washing machine). Single bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Central heating throughout the house. WiFi.
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom (TV, A/C) with en suite bathroom, separate shower and doors to covered terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom, separate shower and balcony. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom. External access to single bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.
  • King Suite: (external access): Living room (TV, CD, A/C). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.
  • Queen Suite: (external access adjacent to King Suite): Living room (TV, DVD, A/C). Double bedroom (A/C) with large en suite bathroom (spa bath) and separate shower.
  • Outside: Spacious sun terraces. In built barbecue. Shower room. Marvellous poolside games room with fridge, table football, pool table, PlayStation, TV, DVD, CD. Covered and open terraces. Large, mature garden (illuminated at night) with lawns. Table tennis. Private parking (twin garage with electric doors).
  • Private heated* swimming pool (15m x 5m) with two sets of corner Roman steps and shower.
  • Separate solar heated children's pool (3.5m x 2.5m).

Enjoying a gently elevated hillside position Casa da Montanha enjoys the most marvellous, sweeping 270° views across open countryside to the sea and inland towards the Monchique Mountains. This very attractive and welcoming country house is spacious, exceedingly well proportioned and beautifully kept. The exterior colour scheme of white with blue trim contrasts vividly with the ochre hues of the terracotta roof tiles providing a striking first impression as you approach.

The generous living/dining room is very comfortably furnished, with white sofas and furniture creating a smart, contemporary look atop conker-red floor tiles. Light and airy, two pairs of glass panelled doors lead onto a broad covered terrace overlooking the garden.

The kitchen alongside the dining area is another sizeable space and a chef's delight with its comprehensive inventory and excellent range of modern, fitted equipment. Flowing easily over two floors in one wing of the house are four of the bedrooms; the principal bedroom boasting its own balcony from which commanding views can be enjoyed across the grounds and surrounding countryside to the coast.

Two beautiful suites located just a few steps away in the meticulously landscaped garden create a number of convenient options for sharing families or groups of friends seeking an added degree of privacy. All nine bedrooms are very tastefully appointed with their own en suite bath or shower room, as well as individual air conditioning.

Montanha's well established grounds are large and luxuriant with rockeries, mature shrubs, much larger than average private swimming pool, a separate, dedicated children's pool and in built barbecue. Completing first-class facilities, a magnificent poolside games room provides the perfect shady retreat for both children and adults alike.

Several country restaurants, bars and basic shops can be found in and around Boliqueime (4km) and Paderne (8km) with the famous sandy beaches of the Algarve coastline just 12km. Head south to one of our favourite beaches, Praia dos Barcos and at the eastern end of the beach, look out for the colourful fishing boats that bring in the daily catch.

  • Housekeeping 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 €285 per week, paid directly to the house owner.
  • The main pool can be fenced on request (no extra charge if requested at time of booking).
  • Parties paying the 10 person rate will have access to the main house only.
  • Parties paying the 11-12 person rate will have access to the main house plus the living room and one of the bedrooms in the King Suite.
  • Parties paying the 13-14 person rate will have access to the main house and the whole of the King Suite.
  • Parties paying the 15-16 person rate will have access to the main house, the King Suite and the Queen Suite.
  • The owners of Casa da Montanha respectfully request that guests do not smoke inside the house.
  • Flexible changeover days are possible at this house (but not in peak season) - please enquire

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Great Things to Do Near Casa da Montanha

Brush up your tennis skills

at one of the many tennis centres and academies in Vilamoura and Val 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.

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.

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.

When in Rome....

don' 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!

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.

The village of Estoi

is famous for its Roman ruins at Milreu dating from the 2nd Century. They are about a 10 minute walk out of the village. The 19th Century Estoi Palace and Gardens are also well known and attract visitors to see the ornamental fountains and the blue and white tiled terraces.

It is worth taking a trip to the border with Spain

at Vila Real de Santo Antonio, on the banks of the river Guadiana, which forms the border with Spain. Explore the twin castles of Castro Marin which were strategically placed to protect the settlement for many centuries.

Motor racing!

The new Autodromo Internacional do Algarve opened at the end of 2008. It is just off the A22 between Portimao and Lagos and is well signed. Check out the events for this forthcoming season on www.autodromodoalgarve.com for both cars and The petrol heads in the party will love the experience.

Discover the interior of Algarve

on an organised safari trip with a guide. The vehicles are 2 seater buggies, you drive yourself and you explore the beautiful countryside back from the coast. www.buggysafari.net. Tel: (00 351) 289 411 362.

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.

The Big Night Out!

Located right in the heart of Vilamoura, the Casino Vilamoura is an ideal choice for a first-class night out. There´s plenty to choose from and the casino offers something for everybody´s taste.

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).

Get back to nature

Explore Paderne castle and the surrounding nature reserve, the ruins date from 1249 and its a great place to try and spot the local wildlife.

Take a boat trip

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

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

Loule 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.

Play Golf!

The Algarve is renowned for the quality of its golf courses, offering challenges for every standard of playing.

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 orange and almond groves below.

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.

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

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

Nearby

Towns

Boliqueime 7 mins
Paderne 10 mins
Albufeira 25 mins
Loule 25 mins
Vilamoura 25 mins
Faro 30 mins
Silves 35 mins
Lagos 45 mins
Tavira 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
Lisbon 150 mins
Sevilla 150 mins
Times are approximate

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