4 bedroom villa, large heated pool
In a commanding position on a double plot (1,936m2), a highlight of this villa is the sheltered inner courtyard, which, together with permeability of the living spaces, gives the villa a tremendous feeling of space and light. Arches lead from the hallway to the large eat-in kitchen and open-plan dining area, with arches also leading to the spacious main living area.
Sets of patio doors from the living and dining areas lead out to a sheltered, partly shaded, southerly terrace surrounded by lush, mature Mediterranean landscaping, perfect for al fresco dining. Steps to either side of this terrace lead down to the pool terrace and large, heated pool, all affording total privacy within the gated garden, yet with spectacular, uninterrupted views across the Burgau valley to the coastal hills. Set in the garden is a delightful open-sided timber pavilion.
Over the living area, accessed by a concealed stairway, is a gallery with access to two southerly roof terraces, oriented to enjoy the sun at different times of day. Accommodation includes four double bedrooms, two with en suite facilities, and a third shower room serving bedrooms 3 and 4. This is an idyllic location for a luxury holiday. Coolhouse system provides summer cooling at low energy cost, as well as controlled fresh air in winter (an alternative to air-conditioning).
Bedroom 1 with double size (140x200cm) bed & en suite shower room
Bedroom 2 with double size (140x200cm) bed & en suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 with 2 twin beds
Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds.
En suite to bedroom 1 with shower, WC & basin
En suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over, WC, bidet & basin
Separate bathroom with shower, WC and basin for bedroom 3 & 4
Fully fitted with Granite worktops and splashbacks, Breakfast Bar, Electric Oven, Gas Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Coffee Machine, Toaster, full kitchenware.
Internal courtyard with mosaic/wrought iron table and 4 chairs. Large open plan living area subdivided into:
Living Room, partly double-height, with 2 x 3-seater and 1 x 2-seater sofas, LCD TV with 40+ cable channels: 25+ in English, DVD, music system.
Dining Room with dining table and 8 chairs.
Patio doors from the living and dining areas open onto the main terrace, with external seating and dining, 8 sun loungers, BBQ
Steps down to pool terrace and private heated swimming pool with saltwater chlorinator and cover.
Set in garden is a 5x5m open-sided timber pavilion.
The gallery floor is accessed via a concealed timber stairway from the main living area and provides an additional attractive living/play space, currently furnished with 2 x bean bags, there is access from the gallery to south-east and south-west facing roof terraces.
About the area
AlmaVerde village is situated on a 58 hectare rustic setting among mature oak, pine and carob trees at the gateway to the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The site enjoys an elevated position with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. To the North, the site overlooks the traditional village of Barão de São Miguel, and to the South, the Burgau valley and coastal hills. The beach at the picturesque fishing village of Burgau is just three minutes by car (2km), while the historic port of Lagos, with its colourful markets, attractive marina and vibrant nightlife, is only ten minutes away (<10km) and hosts over 100 restaurants.
10 km West of Lagos and 1 hour away from the nearest airport in Faro.
Burgau and Salema are both traditional fishing villages with sandy beaches, beachside bars and restaurants. Burgau is only 2km from AlmaVerde. Between them lie the quieter beaches of Cabanas Velhas and Boca do Rio, where an underground river discharges into a small estuary and once provided enough fresh water for rice paddies.
4 synthetic grass tennis courts, resident tennis pro
Exercise studio & day spa offering a wide range of beauty treatments and therapies
5-a-side football area
Prices per week
Christmas and New Year - 21 Dec - 5 January - £1,030
5 January to 15 February - £735
16 - 22 February (half term) - £1,030
23 February - 29 March - £735
30 March - 12 April (Easter) - £1,200
13 April - 31 May - £1,030
1-28 June - £1,200
29 June - 19 July - £1,885
20 July - 23 August - £2,035
24 August - 6 September - £1,885
7 - 27 Sept - £1,200
28 September - 25 October - £1,030
26 October - 1 November (half term) - £1,200
2 November - 20 December - £735
Price includes cleaning, linen and towels, and utilities (pool heating is extra)
Cot or highchair hire - £30 per week; Extra fold-away bed for 9th person - £60 per week; Pool heating (additional cost) High season is £60 per week, low season is £120