In the midst of a fully fenced area of 55.000 sqm/14 acres with old cork trees, almonds, olives, figs and wine, reminding of the unspoiled state of the Algarve, the new country house was conceived in quinta-style and finished in autumn 2003. Built in a detailed specification, it offers high-quality equipment and all modern amenities. The lounge and all bedrooms open through spacious French doors to an extensive southern terrace offering superb panoramic views of the countryside. Paved ways bordered by colourful flowers lead down to the solar heated pool with built-in barbecue for dining alfresco. Very personally and tastefully furnished, the house of an artist is equipped with many paintings, carpets and classical-modern furniture. The beamed ceiling creates in all areas the cosy atmosphere of a country house with the elegant living room and the varied decorated bedrooms.
Terraces and garden: Surrounded by large terraces (260 sqm), 40 sqm covered, the Vivenda da Liberdade has many comfortable outside dining areas with teak tables and chairs offering panoramic views of the southern landscape to the coastline of Praia da Luz 9 km/6 mi away. Shady spots under old trees are scattered around the Mediterranean garden park (3000 sqm). Landscaped with original cobbled walkways the garden delights you with a large lawn area (300 sqm), a rockery and a variety of bushes, palms and flowers. In the evening you can join together and enjoy a barbecue at the pool terrace.
Restaurants and shopping: Visiting the Parque Zoológico de Lagos nearby is quite an experience for the whole family. Only a few minutes’ walk away there is an excellent restaurant in tasteful Portuguese ambience. In the neighbouring village, Barão de São João, the guest will find other restaurants and a corner shop. The picturesque city of Lagos can be reached from Bensafrim on the new motorway in a few minutes. Besides historical sights, this town offers many opportunities to go shopping and dining.
Beaches, trips and day tours: The long, sandy beach Meia Praia in Lagos you can reach in about ten minutes by car. It’s worth visiting the astonishing grottos Ponta da Piedade and the picturesque sandy coves along Lagos’ coastline. Also within easy driving distance are the wildly romantic cliff bays of the western Atlantic coast located in the nature reserve “Costa Vicentina”. Very inviting for walking and cycling trips in the vicinity of the villa is the National Forest “Mata Nacional de Barão de São João“.