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A Unique Newly-built Farm House with beautiful swimming lake

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Areia - Lake Farm

This 5 bedroom bespoke house is set beside a beautiful 300m2 swimming lake.

Lake Farm is a unique and spacious newly-built farm house, with all modern amenities - perfect for family holidays. This 5 bedroom bespoke house is set beside a beautiful 300 m2 swimming lake and has far reaching countryside and sea views.

This 2.5 hectare eco-farm has been created by the resident owners, combining a permaculture garden, orchard and small poultry farm along with solar generated energy for a sustainable lifestyle.

Lake Farm is on the site of a traditional windmill, which has been renovated into one of the bedrooms. Exterior stairs curve up and around the windmill and lead to a spacious roof terrace commanding far reaching views across the Algarvean coast. There is a choice of outdoor seating areas…. wooden decking surrounding the swimming lake, a south-facing terrace with a pergola and dining area for 10 people. This terrace leads from the kitchen and living area and opens out to a sand pit and swing area for both children and adults! Enjoy making your own pizzas and bread in the traditional outdoor wood oven. Lake Farm has a levelled playing field in sand, complete with goal posts!

The natural surrounding area is rocky and herbaceous, abundant with wild thyme, rosemary, cork oak, carob trees, rock rose and in the spring time, wild irises and gladioli.

Swimming in the lake is a wonderful experience for all ages, with a shallow area for younger children to wade and play, supervised. The lake gently deepens to 2 m with a wooden pontoon for diving or sunbathing, at the far end. This chemical-free alternative swimming pool is a haven for nature lovers and a constant delight to behold. Regardless of the season, you can relax just observing the wildlife visiting the lake and listening to the sound of the cascading water.

Lake Farm has been finished to a very high standard throughout and sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms. Each room is connected to a central sound system from the living room. There is a TV airing national stations and a DVD player.

The windmill has been lovingly restored into a small sunny bedroom reached by a winding staircase. All the living space is on one level, and easily accessible. Leading from the domed entrance hall is an ensuite bedroom that overlooks the lake. At the end of the hallway are 3 bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a bathroom, each overlooking the Algarvean hinterland. All the bedrooms have air conditioning, except the tower room. There is an extra charge of 100 euro per week for the use of the air conditioning.

The well equipped kitchen with granite worktops opens out to a dining area with a large mahogany table seating 10 people. The light and spacious living room has its own cloakroom and from the ‘music nook’ at the base of windmill, leads up to the windmill bedroom.

There is a laundry room downstairs, in the basement.

Eight sun loungers can be used on the lake deck and on the other terraces around the house and garden. There are sun umbrellas, tables and chairs available.

The lake measures 300m2 in total, with around half the area planted for the natural water cleansing process. The swimming area has a shallow entrance which gradually leads to a deep end of 2m. The lake has a smooth lining interior, beneath the water rocks divide the planted area from the central swimming area. At the far end there is a small waterfall that circulates the water and a wooden pontoon with steps leading into the deepest part of the lake. The lake is cleaned by the resident owners approximately every fortnight.

All ages are welcome at Lake Farm. Children must be supervised, especially by the lake.

There is a cot and high chair provided. Please let us know if you have any other requirements. A baby-sitting service is available from the owner, who is a qualified music teacher. The owners have 2 children who are between 8 and 9 years old and are very friendly and happy to share their toys!

Mostly the accommodation is located on the ground floor making Lake Farm suitable for elderly or people with less mobility.

Lake Farm is not overlooked, the nearest house is 150 metres away and out of sight. It belongs to the owners who reside there, within the grounds and with a separate private access. On the track leading to the entrance gate there is a neighbouring house, 200 metres away.

Good tarmac secondary roads connect the nearest villages and towns. The track up to Lake Farm is unmade and leads through the automatic private gateway. The whole perimeter of the grounds are fenced and separated from the area the owners live in and the dogs’ compound.

The location of Lake Farm is quiet, being set on a high elevation overlooking rural small holdings with surrounding Mediterranean woodland and scrub land, used for grazing goats.

The nearest village of Pechão, 2km away, provides for basic needs, with shops, cafes, a bank and restaurants. The historic small town of Estoi is 3km away and the coastal town of Olhão, which has all amenities, is 5km away.

The unique chain of beach islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol are just a ferry ride away from Olhão and by car you can reach Fuzeta beach in just 15 minutes.

There are excellent golf courses within 20 to 30 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are west of Faro, in Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Quarteira.

Lake Farm accommodates a maximum of 10 people.

Arrivals are flexible, though we aim to keep bookings as close as possible. Departure is by 10am and arrival is from 4pm unless otherwise arranged.

We provide a once weekly linen and towel change including a clean of the bathrooms.

There will be some toilet paper and soap and a hamper of beverages on arrival, with additional breakfast and snacks provided for late arrivals.

78751/AL

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

Property Manager
Jacaranda Holidays
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Ce séjour a Lake Farm a été fantastique ! La location était parfaitement adaptée à un groupe de 7 personnes. La maison est très agréable et bien équipée, dans un endroit proche de tout (commerces, restaurants, plages...) et permet d'être assez isolés pour se protéger de la masse des touristes. Les propriétaires sont charmants, attentionnés et discrets. Un séjour qui donne envie de revenir très vite dans la région des Algarves qui est un "must" pour des vacances réussies.
Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pechão
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Olhão
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Olhão
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Pechão
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Armona Island (ferry)
Car: necessary

The main indusry of this bustling town of Olhão, 15km from Faro and 20km from Tavira, is the catching and processing of fish.

Beside the river in the centre of Olhão are two large indoor markets with a delightful array of fresh produce, especially fish brought in from the port next door.

The warren of narrow streets and flat roofs lend a North African feel to the old town and the landscape.

Olhão harbor is protected by two islands with superb Atlantic facing beaches ‘Ilha da Culatra’ and ‘Ilha da Armona’, both reached by charming ferry rides from the dock near the market place.

The islands are between 10 and 20 minutes boat ride away from the mainland and house a tiny community of residents but mostly summer huts and holiday homes. There is a very popular seafood festival during august with live music and hundreds of different ways to eat shell fish!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Areia, Olhao region

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
mid
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
high
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
peak
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,674
for 7 nights
£1,674
 
 
high
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
mid
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
low
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £335

In low season:
500 euros per week for the house with 2 bedrooms, an additional 100 euros for any extra bedroom
In mid season:
700 euros per week for the house with 2 bedrooms, an additional 100 euros for any extra bedroom
In high season:
900 euros per week for the house with 2 bedrooms, an additonal 150 euros for any extra bedroom

We require a 30% deposit within one week of reservation with the balance paid up to 8 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings taken less than 8 weeks prior to arrival date must be paid in full within one week of confirmation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Areia in Faro region

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , en-suite to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This is an en-suite bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom and spa shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom is in the original windmill
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom has a small double or large single bed.
  • Lake Farm has been finished to a very high standard throughout and sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms. Each room is connected to a central sound system from the living room. The windmill has been lovingly restored into a small sunny bedroom reached by a winding staircase Leading from the domed entrance hall is an ensuite bedroom that overlooks the lake. At the end of the hallway are 3 bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a bathroom, each overlooking the Algarvean hinterland. All the bedrooms have air conditioning, except the tower room. There is an extra charge of 100 euro per week for the use of the air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a cot and high chair provided. Please let us know if you have any other requirements. A baby-sitting service is available from the owner, who is a qualified music teacher. The owners have 2 children who are between 8 and 9 years old and are very friendly and happy to share their toys!The location of Lake Farm is quiet, being set on a high elevation overlooking rural small holdings with surrounding Mediterranean woodland and scrub land, used for grazing goats. Beyond the orchard and carob trees, in a secluded area with private access, live the friendly young family who tend to the farm, garden and ducks. Further away from the houses, living in their own compounds, are chickens, goats and dogs.

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