Casa Margaretha is set in a secluded rural position, yet is easily accessible, has a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool in landscaped gardens that look out over a lush valley, just south of the sleepy market town of São Brás. The villa is fully equipped with SKY satellite TV, BOSE Sound Dock (for IPOD), DVD, corner bath, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher hairdryer, iron etc. The garden/swimming pool are completely private and a large south-facing sun terrace, adjacent to the swimming pool, overlooks the surrounding countryside. There is also a lawned area, two breakfast terraces and covered barbecue area suitable for alfresco dining. Shops, cafe-bars, restaurants, supermarkets & other amenities conveniently located in nearby São Brás, which is only 15 minutes walk away, or 2 minutes by car. A selection of superb golf courses at Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago & Tavira easily reached along with bowling at Vilamoura. Beautiful sandy beaches also only a short distance
Eating Out: is great and very good value. Most visitors to the area eat out nearly every night. Sao Bras has an abundance of restaurants and the majority of them can provide a good meal for under £10.00 for two. Bom Amigo (Chinese) - closest eatery to our villa. Churrasqueira Luis dos Frangos (Chicken Luis) - about 100M from Bom Amigo; speciality is Chicken Piri-Piri, in addition, whole pork fillet cooked in garlic, grilled turkey breast and daily fresh fish are well worth a try. Fonte de Pedra - Top of the Avenida. The food is very good and is freshly prepared to order. English is spoken well - very popular at the weekends.
The Avenida - Near the top of the main high street on the left hand side. Good food cooked simply but well. House wine by the 'Jarra' jug is worth it too. The locals reckon this is the best Chicken Piri Piri too.
Cafe Hortas (on the Tavira road) - excellent food, great service and full of locals. A great meal with wine for roughly 10 Euro per person.
Hiking: Sao Bras is an excellent location as there are many hikes with a starting point within 30 minutes to 1 hour drive from the villa and about 6 of them withing 30 minutes drive. All the hikes are marked. Visit the tourist officie in Sao Bras and there is a little book with around 30 hikes in the Algarve. However, there are even more possibilities than explained in the booklet. The book is availalble in English, German, Spanisch, Protugees and even Dutch.
Guest Comments: 'Villa exceeded expectation, super BBQ, pool & garden too! Everything suited us fine. Hope to come again. An excellent holiday.' (Baldock family, Cheshire).
'Excellent facilities and location, would wish to return. PARADISE!!!!' (Prof.J A Webb & friends, Hereford).
'Our second visit to this villa. Again everything perfect for a relaxing holiday. Enjoyed watching the wildlife & how the lovely garden had matured.' (Dickinson's, Ruislip)
'Another super week, villa excellent again!' (Mackenzie & Clearys, Dunmow)
'Great villa and pool, very peacful, clean, tidy & well equipped. Had a relaxing holiday in the sun.' (Hassell family, Worcs).
'Goregeous clean villa, fabulous pool, beautiful garden, fantastic weather - what more could we ask for?! Back to not so sunny Newcastle, UK, until next time!' (Kelly Family, Newcastle).
'We had the most wonderful time here, much more than we expected but definitely what we needed - peace, relaxation, wonderful villa & weather' (S. Notay, London)