Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Olhao
Two Bedroomed House,courtyard,roof Terrace, Close To Market White Sandy Beaches
With original features, including tiled floors ,domed ceilings and panelled doors this moorish influenced townhouse has been sympathetically and artfully,restored , furnished with authentic portugese antiques, it really gives the visitor a sense of character and individuality.
The house is bijoux!
On entering the property there is a parlour , with sofa bed seating and a wood burning stove,this leads to a long elegant hallway , from this are two double bedrooms .There is a well equipped kitchen, with brand new gas hob and electric cooker. There is a utility room with washing machine. The bathroom serves as a wet room with a large shower w/c, sink and bidet. All appliances are new as renovation has just been completed.
Leading from the kitchen is a small courtyard, focal point -a mosaic fountain, there is bench seating and a table. The courtyard has been planted with lemon tree as well as climbing plants and provides a nice area for morning coffee or a shaded area from the hot sun late afternoon.
Leading from the courtyard are steps that take you to the shaded hammock area (a good spot to read). Here there is also access to the washing line, (hang the beach towels up).
A couple of steps up and we have a large roof terrace.The whole area of the house, it is private and provides a dining area,open shower area, a campaign style kitchen, bbq area a shaded area where there is a daybed as well as bench seating amongst floral planters. The terrace is fabulous, be it in morning or stargazing in the middle of the night.
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Fiona Gray
Hi my name is Fiona. I work in the Antiques business and have a passion for beautiful architecture and objects,hence buying and restoring this gem of a house in Olhao. I live in Devon in the Uk.I like to work hard,but also enjoy my time off. I have several Artist friends in Olhao and like to get out to the house as much as possible. When asked prior to completing the purchase of the house , why? My only answer was.... Because the tomatoes taste better! It's true everything tastes better and the climate is just fantastic. I grew up in Cornwall ,daughter to an eccentric Antique dealer father, who sadly passed away 3 years ago, with what he left me I put towards number 8, something to enjoy for a very long time. After your visit I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
Fiona Gray purchased this bungalow in 2013
Why Fiona Gray chose Olhao
I was sort of daydreaming a few years before I bought this house , what if ? When I inherited a little money! it became more of a reality! I started looking in Olhao, as I'd met some colourful and interesting people here.
I came across this house almost by accident, but fell in love with its quirky eccentricity's. It reminded me of an artists box of paints! The rest is history!
Also the great thing is travelling to it ,is so easy, just 20 minutes for me this end and a 15 minute taxi ride Faro side - simple.
What makes this bungalow unique
I love this house because it is like a hidden gem. I love the colours the joy and love that the previous owners obviously had for it - it is my own Gauguin painting. Xx