Casa do Inglês

Central Algarve

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Living room (TV, DVD, A/C, WiFi) with doors to covered terrace. Dining room (wood burner, CD) with door to covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom (also accessed from inner hallway). Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room. External access to self-contained suite with double bed (TV, A/C), twin single beds, en suite shower room and kitchenette (fridge). Central heating throughout the house.
  • First Floor: Principal bedroom (A/C) with queen-size double bed, en suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing area and roof terrace.
  • Outside: In-built barbecue. Utility room (washing machine). Covered and open terraces. Roof terrace. Table football. Terraced garden. Poolside shower. Sunken meditation area. Cobbled courtyard with private covered and open parking.
  • Private heated* swimming pool with corner Roman steps (11m x 5m).
  • Separate children's pool (3.5m x 2.5m).

During the substantial refurbishment of Casa do Inglês, every detail was meticulously overseen by caring and conscientious owners with a keen eye for both quality and style. The outcome is a beautifully presented, very well appointed and extremely welcoming country house, both inside and out.

Substantial wrought iron gates greet you on arrival, ushering you into the private, cobbled entrance courtyard with plenty of covered and open parking space. If first impressions are lasting impressions then this is a fine start.

The property throughout is decorated to a very high standard with a carefully chosen blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, eye-catching light fittings and mix of hand-painted and terracotta tiling creating a most hospitable ambience.

Open-plan in design, the living room is spacious, comfortable and airy with double doors onto a long covered dining terrace. Keen cooks will be delighted with the state-of-the-art kitchen; a large, bright room with a first-class range of quality Siemens and AEG appliances, a comprehensive inventory and ample worktop space finished in attractive black marble. Opposite here, the dining room is also generously finished with substantial, tasteful furniture.

With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, central heating throughout, as well as air conditioning in some rooms, Casa do Inglês is not lacking in home comforts. The principal bedroom, on the first floor, boasts a queen-size double bed, a dedicated dressing area and a wonderful en suite bathroom with feature antique roll top bath. Five steps up from the bedroom, a door leads out onto the roof terrace and a perfect, private suntrap for committed sunbathers. Alongside the pool and ideal for party members seeking additional independence, a separate, self-contained suite can be found.

Unfurling over two levels, the attractive, landscaped garden has a small lawn, shady seating under the shadow of two mature trees and a little grove of young olive trees. Sunken into the ground semi-hidden from view is an intriguing, circular meditation area, a peaceful and calming spot also reputed to be a mystical source of energy for the house.

Boliqueime (4km) with its shops and two restaurants is perfect for essential amenties and you have a choice of several gorgeous sandy beaches within a 20-30 minute drive. East of Malhão, the elegant riverside town of Tavira, approached though a tapestry of lush orange and lemon plantations is a lovely day trip. Straddling the Rio Gilão it is considered one of the most pleasant and picturesque places on the Algarve, famous for its abundance of emblematic churches which number over thirty in total. A short distance across the estuary by ferry, the Ilha de Tavira is a wonderful sand dune island, ideal for swimming.

  • Parties paying the small party rate (for up to 6 people) will not have access to the self-contained suite.
  • *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).
  • Maid service six days per week (not Sunday).
  • The owners of Casa do Inglês 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 do Inglês

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Capture the atmosphere of Faro,

steeped in history, by taking a walk around the old town, which encircled by medieval walls. Evidence of the rich history of the town can be found in the Museu Arqueologico including a Roman floor mosaic and a collection of Moorish oil lamps. A visit to the Cathedral is a 'must'.

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....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Explore the town of Lagos,

famous for its sea faring traditions and the former capital of the Algarve. Take a rest in the Praça Infante Dom Henrique and enjoy a well earned cool drink.

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..

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.

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).

Play Golf!

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

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.

Get back to nature

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

Learn about the traditions of the area

visit the museum in Sao Bras de Alportel which houses a collection of traditional Algarve clothing throughout history and an exhibition about how cork is produced.

Nearby

Towns

Boliqueime 7 mins
Paderne 10 mins
Vilamoura 25 mins
Loule 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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