Spacious, private and ideally located for quick access to local amenities, this villa was an ideal retreat. Expect the pleasures of rural living, goats being regularly herded up the lanes, low volumes of traffic and fields of wild flowers (May visit). The steps down to the generous pool area are not for the very young or very old but these were the only access issues, and there are plenty of leisure spaces on the property. We had a lovely welcome and tour from the owners before we were left to explore. The kitchen is well equiped and we did cook on several evenings, eating down on the terrace or by the pool. Continente supermarket is open all week and only 5 minutes away. A car is a must especially if you're going to make the most of visiting the Algarve coast and multiple inland tourist attractions. Such a lovely visit - many thanks to Mr and Mrs Laurent.