Casa das Pedras

Central Algarve

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Web Ref: 999

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 10
  2. 4 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 5 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Games Room
  8. Tennis Court
  9. Children's Pool
  10. Heated Pool
  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Split level living/dining room (satellite TV, DVD, WiFi, air conditioning) with double doors onto covered terrace. Principal double bedroom (sat TV, A/C) with en suite bathroom (double spa bath). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Bedroom with continental double bed, A/C, en suite shower room and doors to dining terrace. Inner hallway with cloakroom. Games room with ¾ size pool table, PlayStation, TV, CD, DVD, A/C, seating area and doors to pool terrace.
  • First floor/tower: Laundry area (washing machine) with doors onto a large sun terrace.
  • Outside: Shower. Spacious sun terrace. Summer kitchen (in built barbecue, hob, fridge, sink) with patio doors to dining terrace. Landscaped, grounds (illuminated at night) with coy carp pond, lawn, mature shrubs, olive trees and flower beds. Table football. Private parking.
  • Private heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) with corner Roman steps.
  • Separate solar heated children's pool (4m x 3m).
  • Private tennis court (bring own equipment).

Elegant, stylish, smart and tasteful; frankly we cannot praise this outstanding property highly enough and are truly thrilled to include it in our Algarve collection. Casa das Pedras is a grand country house and a wonderful addition to our portfolio. The refurbishment has been a true labour of love for the owners and it is extremely difficult to find any fault with the design, facilities, décor and general attention to detail which are all more than impressive.

On a low hill, just 12km from the coast and only 2.5km from the sleepy, authentically Portuguese village of Boliqueime, the location alone is enviable.

From the poolside, the various terraces and many of the rooms a remarkable panorama across the countryside to the sea unfurls before you; an impressive swathe of Algarve coastline that is bordered only by the Atlantic Ocean sparkling as far as the distant horizon.

Superbly appointed, each of the five bedrooms, individually furnished and decorated, has independent air conditioning and its own en suite bath or shower room. The spacious living/dining room is also air conditioned and has all modern comforts, a large games room with pool table and PlayStation sits to one side of the ground floor.

Outside, competition for your attention is equallly keen. The larger than average private pool, separate children's pool, table football, summer kitchen, tennis court and lovely landscaped grounds mean you are spoilt for choice before you have even paused to look at the views! The nearest beach is just a 20 minute drive and what a beach it is; Praia de Falésia, a broad sweeping stretch of honey-coloured sand is also one of the Algarve's best.

Boliqueime (2.5km) and Paderne (6.5km), have shops, bars and local restaurants, where you can still find amazing value 'prato de dia' set menus at lunchtimes. The surrounding countryside, dotted with other typical local restaurants, remains largely unaffected by tourism and you could be forgiven for feeling you have taken a step back in time as you drive, cycle or even stroll around the country lanes exploring the many sleepy villages and hamlets.

  • Maid service three days per week.
  • The owners of Casa das Pedras 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.
  • The pools can be heated (minimum three days notice to be fully effective) at the following costs, to be paid directly to the house owner: Main pool & children's pools: € 320 per week.  Children's pool only: € 120 per week.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa das Pedras

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....

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.

Spend a day at Zoomarine

- one of the biggest attractions on Algarve. It is both a theme park, Aquarium and there are water shows with dolphins, seals and sea lions to entertain all ages. It is on the EN125 at Guia. www.zoomarine.com . Tel: 00 351 289 560 300..

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.

Pamper yourself

with treatments in the Spa Hotel Termal in Caldas da Monchique.Tel: 00 351 282 910 910 for details of treatments and prices. Afterwards, have a wander around the little shops selling handicrafts, locally produced honey and medronho.

Go to the beach!

The Algarve is renowned for its wonderful beaches of soft golden sand. Most have parking areas, toilets and restaurant facilities and during the peak months most of them have lifeguards on duty. There are so many to choose from but a particular favourite on this part of the Algarve is Praia da Falésia, where the sands stretch for over 3 kilometres.

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.

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. Then go back to the house and put your newly acquired skills into practice!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Try sardines along the quay at Portimao

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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.

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.

Vist 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.

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.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Boliqueime 5 mins
Paderne 12 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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