Casa da Montanha

Central Algarve

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Web Ref: 992

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 16
  2. 4 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Single Bedrooms
  4. 3 Twin Bedrooms
  5. 9 Bathrooms
  6. Air Conditioning
  7. WiFi
  8. Heated* Pool / Fenced* Pool
  9. Children's Pool
  10. Table Tennis
  11. Games Room
  12. Beach 12km
  13. Small Party Rate
  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Cloakroom. Living/dining room (A/C, fireplace, TV, DVD, CD) 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 (A/C, TV) 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 (A/C, TV, CD). 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 (A/C, TV, DVD). 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 supermarkets 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, the expansive golden sands at Praia da Falésia, backed by warm coloured ochre cliffs. Head south to one of our favourite beaches,

 
  • *The main pool can be heated (minimum three days notice to be fully effective) at a cost of €299 per week, paid directly to the house owner.
  • Housekeeping service six days per week (not Sunday).
  • 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 Vale do Lobo. 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.

Need some retail therapy?

Visit the Algarve Shopping Centre, on the EN125 at Guia. As well as over 130 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. There is also a multi-screen cinema here. It is open daily from 10am. 

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. It is also a bird park with birds of prey and tropical birds such as parrots and macaws. www.aquashowpark.com

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, now a chic hotel are also well known and attract visitors to see the ornamental fountains and the blue and white Portuguese 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 Marim which were strategically placed to protect the settlement for many centuries.

Motor racing!

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve 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.

Visit the attractive fishing village of Ferragudo

which sits at the mouth of the Rio Arade, on the opposite banks to Portimao. Very much a working village, the quayside is dotted with fishermen’s huts, artisans’ workshops and a sprinkling of excellent fish restaurants. The nearby sandy beach of Praia Grande is home to an excellent windsurfing school. Narrow cobbled alleyways wind their way uphill to the impressive church with great views. on an organised safari trip with a guide.

Go to the beach!

With miles and miles of golden sands, you are sploit for choice. Try the long stretch of beach at Falesia or the pretty coves east of Albufeira. All blue flag beaches will have facilities, lifeguards, 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. Visit www.winesvidanova.com or if you simply wish to purchase you can visit Cellar Door Shop.

Get back to nature

Explore Paderne castle, the nearby biodiversity area and medieval bridge - a great place to enjoy histoty and nature.

Take a boat trip

Trips leave from Albufeira and Vilamoura Marinas for trips along this stunning coastline or out to sea for dolphin watching.

Horse riding and trekking

are available at Cegonha Countryclub 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
Sevilla 150 mins
Lisbon 150 mins
Times are approximate

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