4 bedrooms, sleeps 8/9, private heated pool
In a superb position on a large (1,285m2) plot, 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 kitchen and open-plan dining area, with arches also leading to the spacious main living area.
Patio doors from the living and dining areas lead out to a partly shaded, balustraded southerly terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. Steps to either side of this terrace then lead down to the pool terrace and large, heated pool, all set within mature, gated Mediterranean gardens affording total privacy, and with spectacular, uninterrupted views across the Burgau valley to the coastal hills.
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 three double bedrooms, two with en suite facilities, and a study, off the main living area, with a double sofa bed for additional sleepers. A third shower room serves the adjacent third bedroom and study. This is an idyllic location for a luxury holiday.
Bedroom 1 with 2 twin beds or Super King (180x200cm) bed & en suite shower room
Bedroom 2 with King size (160x200cm) bed & en suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 with 2 twin beds or Super King (180x200cm) bed
Study with double sofa bed
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 & study/bedroom 4
Fully fitted with Granite worktops and splashbacks, Breakfast Bar with 2 stools, Electric Oven, Gas Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Coffee Machine, Toaster, full kitchenware
Internal courtyard with wicker table & 2 chairs. Large open plan living area subdivided into:
Living Room, partly double-height, with 4-seater and 3-seater leather sofas, LCD TV with 40+ cable channels: 25+ in English, DVD, B&W Zeppelin iPod player.
Dining Room with dining table and 6 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.
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 - £971
5 January to 15 February - £690
16 - 22 February (half term) - £971
23 February - 29 March - £690
30 March - 12 April (Easter) - £1,124
13 April - 31 May - £971
1-28 June - £1,124
29 June - 19 July - £1,814
20 July - 23 August - £1,968
24 August - 6 September - £1,814
7 - 27 Sept - £974
28 September - 25 October - £1,124
26 October - 1 November (half term) - £971
2 November - 20 December - £690
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