|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Ideally located to explore the beautiful Western Algarve and the Costa Vicentina National Park, our golf village house with roof terrace and balconies is located in an elevated position at the heart of the resort, with stunning views of the ocean, golf course and surrounding countryside. The resort is 15 kms west of the historic town of Lagos and 70 mins from Faro Airport. Sagres and the rugged West Coast where you can surf, bird watch, mountain bike and hike are very close by.
You are able to use the on site beautiful 18 hole golf course and all guests receive a 40% discount on green fees. There is also a driving range, a PGA Academy and a short game practice area, as well as a Pro Shop and the Spike Bar, for refreshments, including dining options.
On site there is also 4 floodlit tennis courts which can be booked via the 24 hour reception area.
There is an onsite bowling green and the Bowls Club welcomes guests of all abilities.
Guests will receive wristbands which allow free use of the main resort swimming pool, and children's pool, which is a stone's throw from the house. Adjacent is the childrens' playground and during the summer there is Funclub Santo Antonio for 3 to 12 year olds. During summer school holidays the Santo Antonio Sports Academy can be booked for children of 4 and upwards.
Next to the pool area is the Spa which houses a heated indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and a gymnasium and a programme of classes such as Zumba (small charge). At the relaxing spa you can book a variety of facial and body treatments, as well as massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, manicures and pedicures etc. It is a good idea to book in advance and we can provide full details of prices and booking details to you before you go! For the youngsters mini manicures are available and there is an on site hair salon too.
Our aim is to kit the house out like a home from home, with, for instance, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furnishings. The house has a letting licence required by the Portuguese government in order to maintain the highest standards. The terraces are sunny from almost dawn to dusk, and well equipped with new furniture. There is a free WiFi internet connection in the house for the use of our guests for added convenience and a good range of DVDs, games and books, and a Nintendo Wii and access to UK TV.
In winter months there are panel heaters in all bedrooms,and the lounge as well as a log burning fire with a free supply of logs for extra cosy evenings.
We keep a guest book full of details of places to visit, including our favourite beaches and restaurants, where you can eat freshly caught fish and local produce. Should you wish to book restaurants before you leave, or you would like advice on where to go for a special occasion, we would be more than happy to help!
Bedrooms: All have security shutters and ceiling fans
Master bedroom with king size bed, large fitted wardrobes, private balcony and en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has king size bed with large fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds with large fitted wardrobes. Distant sea view.
There is also a Zbed.
New bathrooms for 2016- En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath, large walk in rainfall shower and vanity unit with ample storage. Hairdryer & straighteners
Separate bathroom with large walk-in rainfall shower , wc, and vanity unit
Separate wc at lounge/kitchen/dining level (first floor).
Marble worktops and integrated appliances inc. oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and toaster etc. Full compliment of utensils, crockery,cutlery and glassware. Nespresso coffee machine. Food processor. Cookery books! Drying rack and pegs
Bright and airy lounge with two patio doors to large balcony, overlooking the communal gardens and views to the distant sea. Lounge equipment inc. LED TV, DVD, Ipod dock, satellite TV,Wii, books,DVD's and games. The dining area has a table to seat 8. UK TV System
Large storage area for bikes, surfboards, golf equipment etc is available by prior arrangement. We have seven bikes available to borrow by prior arrangement but please contact us for full details of sizes etc.
Towels and linen are included. For two week lettings we provide a free towel/linen change after the first week. For lettings under two weeks, an additional linen change can be arranged easily at extra cost should you wish. Extra cleaning can be arranged..
Please contact us so that we can describe the accommodation and the resort so that you can assess the suitability of the house. The bedrooms are on the ground floor, and there is no walk/steps from the car to the house. However the lounge and kitchen are on the first floor. The main bedroom and the twin bedroom, although on the ground floor, because of the slope of the resort,the window and balcony are at first floor level for those who have concerns about security.
The south facing balcony area off the lounge is well provided with a dining table and six chairs,and a new Webber BBQ. The balcony has a view towards the Spa and pool area and you can enjoy wonderful sea and country views. A full staircase (not a spiral) leads up to the roof terrace which has four luxury loungers, coffee table & chairs. There is lighting and a power socket too. The roof terrace has a 360 degree view and overlooks the landscaped gardens and the central pool/spa and gym which is a short walk away and views of the surrounding countryside,golf course and the ocean in the distance.
The large and well equipped pool and children's pool is for the free use of Golf Village House guests only, and has a snack bar, and changing facilities. There are new sun loungers and umbrellas.(10 Euro charge per day for Villa,Quinta da Encosta Velha & Montinho guests)
Car parking is directly outside the house and it is easy to shopping etc, without having to carry bags any distance.
Important notes on accommodation
All three bedrooms have electric panel heaters and the two bathrooms both have heated towel rails. The lounge on the first floor has a wood burning stove and the dining area a further panel heater for cooler evenings. In the Summer with good ventilation, high ceilings and tiled floors,air-conditioning is not necessary,but fans are provided
The house is family friendly & there are many activities in the resort for children during the school holiday periods.The main resort pool, children's pool and playground are less than a minute's walk away from the house.
If you have children under the age of 8 please contact me to discuss the suitability of the house for younger children. Please note the ages of children on the enquiry form.
The kitchen is well equipped for those who like to cook, and there are several fantastic markets in Lagos.We have a shopping trolley available to borrow should you wish to walk to the Intermarche supermarket at Budens, which takes about fifteen minutes!
We have holidayed at Parque da Floresta with our family and friends since 2007, and have fallen in live with the Western Algarve. Although the house is in the heart of the original Golf Village, we are not really golfers! But we do love mountain biking, hiking, the amazingly beautiful beaches, the local bars and restaurants and the whole of the Western Algarve. On every trip we discover something new- a village, a beach or a new walk or cycle route. When we are not out and about we love spending time on our roof terrace or around the pool, which is just a stone's throw from the house.
We ourselves holiday in the house very regularly and you will hopefully find that it has a 'cared for feel' .We try and leave washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc as well as olive oil, herbs and spices, coffee and tea to get you going when you arrive as we think that there is nothing worse than having absolutely nothing in the cupboards! We have rented properties ourselves every year for the past 30 years and have tried to combine the best of our experiences!
About the area
The nearest beach is in the beautiful village of Salema, just five minutes drive on the South Coast. You can hire sunbeds and parasols, and take out a pedalo. Along from Salema are beautiful unspolilt coves with sandy beaches such as Figueira, Zavial, Ingrina, Boco do Rio,and Cabanhas Velhas. There are beaches like these all the way to Cape St Vincent. Within easy drive are the wilder beaches of the west coast such as Cordoama, Amado, Bordeira, Castelejo where you can park free of charge.
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Full details of the Golf Club and Competitions are on the golf club website-www.parquedaflorestagolfclub.com
PDF golf course is one of the most interesting and challenging in the Western Algarve and guests enjoy a 40% discount on all green fees. Members competitions are held twice weekly and guests are made very welcome. The golf clubhouse/Spike bar and reception are only a short walk through the old village and offers full professional facilities including the PGA approved acadamy with driving range and short game areas. The Pro shop is very well stocked and includes equipment hire and repair.
Other courses in the near vicinity inc. Espiche, Boavista, Palmares, Penina, Morgardo, Silves, Pinta, Gramacho and Alto Club. Tee times and details of these can be arranged via golf reception.
Always ask for any local deals or discounts applicable.
Special Interest Holidays
In conjunction with a UK holiday company, Themed Holiday Ideas, we are able to arrange special interest holidays with a variety of themes including bird watching, bowls, walking, cycling, golf, mountain biking, horse riding, tennis amongst many others. Please contact us for further details of how we can help you have holiday activities arranged for you.
We also can advise on a whole range of activities such as stand up paddle boarding , coasteering or swimming with dolphins , as we have arranged various trips ourselves so if you would like an Algarve Adventure let us know and we will do our best to help!
How to get there
Faro International Airport is just over 1 hours drive. We consider hiring a car is essential to give you the freedom to explore this part of Portugal. Please contact us for our recommendation of companies to hire cars from.
If you do not wish to have a car, transport can be arranged from the airport and six seater taxis are readily available in the area. We can put you in touch with local taxi companies. There is also a bus service between Budens, Salema, Sagres and Lagos.
The nearest villages is Budens and is about a 3 minute drive, or 20 minute walk. Budens has a comprehensive Intermarche supermarket with fuel facilities, an ATM, fresh fish and meat counter, and a bakery. There is a good restaurant too in Budens. All facilities, including the Golf Course and Bowls Club, are within easy walking distance with the exception of the main entrance reception and tennis courts which are about a 1 minute drive. A 24 hour ATM machine is also available at reception.
Details of all local facilities are covered in the guest book and the owners are willing to advise and assist to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Lagos, is the nearest large town and has an abundance of interest for visitors. The town has three large supermarkets, numerous banks, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. From the marina and quayside many boating and sailing activities are available, including visits to the grottos and daily dolphin watching. Lagos is steeped in history, the old slave market is now used for exhibitions of local artists. The church and museum nearby illustrates many centuries of influence from before Roman times and well worth a visit for the whole family.
Sagres is well worth a visit , with Cape St Vincent being the most south westerly point in Europe. There are so many beautiful sandy beaches on both the south coast and west coast, many accessed along dirt tracks, and they are wild and beautiful. There are many surfing beaches, where surf boards can be hired, and lessons arranged such as Praia do Amado on the west coast. Others such as Praia do Zavial, Praia do Ingrina, Cabanhas Velhas have beach restaurants.
Travel a little further and discover the mountainous area of Monchique, or the beautiful town of Silves.
In the spring we would highly recommend walking the coastal paths, where there is such an abundance of wild flowers. We have walked the path between Burgau and Salema, and have walked other coastal paths too. We have books in the house detailing local walks, and there are binoculars to borrow too.
Mountain biking can be undertaken from the house and there are some marked routes( Ecovia do Litoral) Bike Hire can be arranged too.
The more adventurous can go coasteering ( jumping off rocks and swimming the coastline) or stand up paddle boarding ((SUP).
Bird watching is very popular in the area and there is an annual birdwatching festival in Sagres in October
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Extra Bed||£ 30 per person per night|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
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