This impressive property sits overlooking beautiful countryside between the typical Algarvean villages of Bordeira and Santa Barbara de Nexe. Beautifully landscaped with flowers, ancient oak trees and stately palms, the fully enclosed grounds offer privacy and tranquillity within a relaxed rural setting. Imposing wrought iron gates open onto a traditional Portuguese cobbled driveway which weaves its way through the well-kept, lawned gardens where shaded, furnished terraces invite leisurely outdoor meals whilst appreciating the country views and markedly slower pace of life.
Guests at Solar da Montanha will find a welcoming, sophisticated home in which it is very easy to unwind. Stylishly classic with a hint of North American chic the light décor, contemporary furnishings and wood flooring in the living areas create a most relaxing space. An elegant dining area sits alongside the spacious beautifully equipped kitchen which has a central island and French doors to an exterior terrace. Also on the ground floor there is a large, air conditioned double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a separate cloakroom.
Two further bedrooms overlooking the pool are found on the first floor both with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. An inviting place to enjoy some time-out reading, or perhaps an afternoon siesta, there is also a lovely conservatory enjoying far reaching views. The lower ground floor is home to a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Venture away (if you must!) from this appealing location and you will find there is much to discover. The wonderful beaches, smart shops, bars and restaurants at Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are a 20 minute drive while, in marked contrast, the well-preserved Roman ruins at Estoi (5km) offer an insight into the area’s chequered past. The enchanting historic centre of Faro with its cobbled streets, pavement cafés and family-run eateries remains a little gem surprisingly unknown to many Algarve visitors and all along the famous coastline tennis centres, waterparks, numerous aquatic sports and over 30 top class golf courses offer a veritable wealth of tempting diversions.