I have mixed feelings about writing this review. Firstly, I want everyone to know what a fantastic two weeks we spent at this fantastic villa but secondly, I want to keep it a secret so that we can go back again next year!
Apparently we were only the fourth family to stay here and being a new build everything was unspoilt and in first class condition. The accommodation is great, the pool is great, the views are great, the isolation and peace is great, the comfort of the beds is great - I'm sure you are getting the idea.......??
This property is not suited for young children being situated on a steep hilltop and a car is a necessity (especially one that can get up the relatively steep slope onto the property). However, you will be well rewarded if you are looking for a holiday where rest and relaxation is key. My wife, 2 teenage daughters and I basically camped ourselves here for the whole two weeks and ate in every night. We love making the most of alfresco dining and we were able to do this every night, next to the pool enjoying the stunning views and night setting. What was an added bonus is that not one of us got bitten during the whole holiday and we did not even have to use the plug in mosquito deterrents or sprays.
We had no major issues and the few queries we had were dealt with quickly by either the very enthusiastic and friendly Rachel or via direct contact from Fred who is a real star and hell bent on making your holiday one to remember.
The four bedrooms are all very comfortable and spacious with good bathrooms and nice thick mattresses on the beds which is often overlooked in most properties. The huge lounge is equally comfortable and the kitchen has all the necessary mod cons for families like us who do not eat out much.
The villa, whilst offering isolation is not too far from Altura, Castro Marim, Vila Real all of which have good supermarkets. Praiaverde is also close by if you are looking for a great beach complete with nature reserve.
If you want to just laze by the pool the 10x5m salt water pool is wondrous and surrounded by 8 good quality and comfortable sun beds.
This was simply one of the best holidays my family have ever experienced so recommend it highly. Please just do not book the first two weeks of August as we will probably want those dates again next year!