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IDYLLIC RURAL MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH VIEWS TO THE COAST

June Moody

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IDYLLIC RURAL MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH VIEWS TO THE COAST

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Monchique region - Casa Esmeralda

En-suite open-plan studio with glorious views to both south and west coasts.

Extremely large light and airy air-conditioned double-bedded en-suite studio apartment with small kitchenette, z-bed if required for third person or child and cot/high chair. Reversible air conditioning and retractable mosquito blinds. Two balconies, both south-facing, one with partial roof cover for shade and bistro table and chairs. 2 acre garden with small wildlife pond and numerous crazy paving paths. Cork oak, chestnut, olive trees. Loads of country tracks for walking or cycling adjacent to property. Saltwater private swimming pool. Visitors welcome to use barbecue and bread/pizza oven adjacent to their staircase.

The apartment is the upper floor of our villa with a separate entrance, so we are usually on hand to solve any problems and give advice, but we will not intrude.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

June Moody

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We retired here from the 'Heartbeat' village of Goathland on the North York Moors but retain an apartment in Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire. We have a cat 'Sky' and a gentle giant of an Irish Wolfhound 'Charlotte'. We moved here seven years ago in a motor home with dog, cat and parrot (now deceased!).

June Moody purchased this apartment in 2006

Coming from Yorkshire we were drawn to the green of the mountain and found the pace of life here reminiscent of life in England when we were young.

We fell in love with the unbelievable views across the rolling hills to the coast below. At night we can see the lights twinkling all along the shoreline, it is quite magical. It is so peaceful here, no traffic noise, and although we are ten minutes out of the town we are not isolated. In the heat of summer it is such a relief to be a few degrees cooler than the coast, although we do still get temperatures in the 30's. An additional bonus is that eating out is much cheaper on the mountain. Our lovely neighbors are a mixture of nationalities including Portuguese. People 'live' on the mountain, not just holiday here.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
A22 Monchique/Portimao
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Alvor
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Casais/Marmelete
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Penina
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Casais/Marmelete
Car: necessary

There is a thermal spa at Caldas, about 15 minutes drive and the famous Monchique bottled water is also produced at Caldas.

The south coast is for swimming whereas the west coast is for surfing. Both are within 40 minutes of the apartment, and have wonderful sandy beaches.

There is a daily market in Monchique, 10 minutes away, and a monthly gypsy market and various food and drink festivals in Monchique throughout the year. The local 'hooch' is Medronha, and suckling pig and black acorn fed pork the local culinary specialties, not forgetting the famous piri-piri chicken.

Water parks, marine-park, zoos, cinemas, golf etc. All available within an easy 40 minute drive. Amazing views can be enjoyed at the top of Foia, a couple of kilometres away up the mountain.

Horse Riding is available at the Country Riding Centre in Silves, where Beginners' Courses can be pre-booked.

20 minutes away is the Autodrome, where you can go-cart or watch the racing.

Flying lessons and Hot Air Ballooning are available at Lagos.

There are boat trips to the sea caves etc. etc.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Monchique region, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Peak
5 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Mid
6 Sep 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Low
31 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 
 
Christmas/High
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Low
3 Jan 2015 - 4 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Notes Bookings Saturday to Saturday, with some flexibility. The rental period will commence at 14.00 on the first day and end at 10.00 on the last day of the booking agreement. We may consider bookings for less than 7 days.
FOR CANCELLATION CHARGES SEE RENTAL AGREEMENT
Downpayment / Deposit requested. Key pick up with owner.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Monchique region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , + hand washbasin
  • Towels and toilet paper provided.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
This is a large open-plan studio with sleeping, dining, sitting and kitchenette area plus en-suite full bathroom and two balconies. Starter packs of soap and toilet rolls are provided only. Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided. There is usually a supply of condiments used by guests. The Monchique region is a low allergen environment. Water is from an underground spring. From the apartment and private pool the views can be enjoyed to the full. During daylight eagles soar, and at night there is no light in the valley below, except for the moon and stars and distant coastal lights. Seclusion without isolation. Because the apartment is on the first floor it is not really suitable for the infirm or elderly infirm.
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