|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa, Monte das Figueiras - Hill of the Fig Groves - is situated on a level site in a hilly region of the Algarve near Azinheiro. In a rural setting, it enjoys panoramic views over the ocean and is surrounded by traditional almond, fig, carob and olive trees. This architect-designed villa was constructed to an extremely high specification and provides truly luxurious accommodation. The appearance of the villa accords with a traditional Algarvean design, and yet with every modern amenity assures the visitor of comfort, peace and tranquillity. Furnished to an extremely high standard, it has stylish decor which makes use of artifacts both old and new, including many fine and interesting pieces of local origin.
The veranda is a covered summer living space set between open pillars and arches houses a large brick barbecue and tiled outdoor dining table. Sunny for breakfasts and sundowners, and shaded for lunches and reclining, the veranda makes for luxurious outdoor living.
The property: The villa is set in over an acre of landscaped and irrigated gardens. Whilst the lower terraces have retained their traditional agricultural appearance, the land surrounding the villa is now lavishly planted with an abundant array of plants and mature trees and shrubs. The garden and pool are professionally maintained.
The property naturally lends itself to outdoor living with its large Moorish pillared veranda and ten meter swimming pool, and a games area. Pool heating may be requested in advance as an optional extra. A tiled dining table conveniently placed by the barbecue, ideal for taking meals al fresco, completes the recreation area. A roof top patio is available for private sunbathing. The unfenced pool and terracing render the villa unsuitable for children under 14.
Out of season, comfort is assured by full gas fired central heating and by double-glazing throughout the villa. A wood burning stove adds cosiness to the sitting area.
The Algarve: The Algarve has a relaxed and historic character quite distinct from other Mediterranean resorts. Many visitors are attracted by the superb golf courses of international standard. Others come for the sunshine and the miles of unspoilt sandy beaches. Monte das Figueiras is for the discerning visitor, those who enjoy quiet idyllic days in the complete privacy of their own country house, with easy access to all the area's holiday facilities.
The property is located near Azinheiro, a village approximately thirty minutes drive from Faro International Airport. Estoi is the closest town to the villa. Within five minutes drive, it offers a variety of small shops, a country market, Roman ruins and an 18th century palace. Faro Old Town and the delights of Olhao - a fishing town famous for its Moorish architecture - are within easy reach.
Accomodation: ENTRANCE HALL. A large welcoming area with cloakroom, and glass doors to a terrace, it is completed with typical and antique local artefacts. SITTING ROOM. A large attractive room with views of the pool and terraces. DINING ROOM. This room enjoys views over the countryside towards the ocean. It is furnished in the traditional Algarvean style. VERANDA. This covered summer living space houses a large brick barbecue and tiled outdoor dining table. The specially constructed games area, equipped for boules and other pastimes offers particularly attractive views to the coast. KITCHEN The kitchen overlooks the front gardens and comes fully equipped with a refrigerator / freezer, gas cooker, dish washer, microwave oven and all other usual kitchen utilities. BEDROOMS. There are four spacious double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms with WCs. Two of the bathrooms have baths with additional showers and the other two have showers. All bedrooms have access to private balconies or terraces.
A perfect holiday in a perfect location! A real 'get away from it all' holiday location. The villa is very spacious and well maintained. Overall the panoramic views are breath-taking. Wonderful pool and garden. Definitely recommend this holiday to others.
This is a wonderful location. It really is a get away form it all holiday!
Beautiful views and lovely pool.
Recommend it highly!
This Holiday Retreat has everything to offer. Peace & Tranquility come as standard, the views are to die for, enough room to get lost in if you want to and an area where the locals are so friendly, it just wipes away all the stresses of modern day life !!!
To us its like stress levels dont exist here. The Villa the View, the gardens, everything from the booking agent, through to the maid & the Gardener are just perfect. It was our fifth visit & its just like going back at least 50 years in time, so tranquil.!!! Guess it was so good, weve already booked for 2011,
Kev & Chris Shaw
Our 3rd visit. This year we brought along my brother & sister in law. They were very impressed. We had the most perfect time.
The villa is a real home from home.
Will be back again next year.
Thank you once again. Tracey & Ian, Dundee.
What a wonderful holiday!
We felt on 'top of the world' in this elevated villa surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and magnificent views. The accommodation is spacious and well planned with homely and stylish decor. Definitely highly recommended.
The villa is located within a pleasant walk of the lovely little village of Azinheiro, which is within five minutes drive of the country town of Estoi, with its low key tourist attractions including the Palace, and Roman Ruins, and small shops and cafes. The fishing town of Olhao, Faro the regional capital , various beaches, golf courses, and Faro International Airport are all within easy reach.
The villa is a large stylish country house, professionally maintained with maid service on weekdays. Spacious accommodation. Beautifully appointed sitting / dining rooms and four large double or twin en-suite bedrooms each with a balcony or terrace. Modern fully equipped kitchen overlooking the front gardens. Satellite and local television. Veranda - outdoor summer living space with barbecue, dining table and stunning views. Full size, ten meter, swimming pool with spacious sunny terraces.
Attractive mature, fully irrigated, terraced gardens.
A recreation area including boules
Google Earth coordinates are: LAT 37degrees 06' 11. 23' N
LONG 7degrees 51' 01.90' W
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
The above rates are for up to 4 persons. There are substantial discounts for up to 2 persons, and higher rates for up to 6 and up to 8 persons. The villa rental includes all facilities, maid service weekdays, (except Portuguese national holidays), weekly change of sheets and towels, gas, electricity and water. Beach towels are not provided. A welcome parcel of essential food and drinks, and car hire, can be arranged if required.
Years 2016 and 2017 in pounds sterling. Number of guests up to: 2, 4, 6, 8. After each month, the prices are in this order of occupants. January / March 490, 630, 810, 1.080. April 560, 710, 920, 1.220. May 670, 850, 1.090, 1.455. June 800, 1.010, 1.300, 1.740. July / August/ September 860, 1.090, 1,410. 1.880. October 710, 900, 1160, 1550. November / December 490, 630, 810, 1.080.
Optional pool heating available on-season is charged at £125 per week and cot rental at £30 per week. A returnable deposit of £100 is required on arrival to cover any unforeseen breakages. Off-season, the cost of space heating if required is calculated and paid locally. Terms for long lets off-season are quoted on request. Special terms apply to Christmas and New Year bookings.
All rentals are payable to the managing agents.The rental is determined by the commencing date of the holiday and each succeeding week’s date of commencement. Change-over day is Saturday or exceptionally another day by arrangement. Departure is by 10.00 AM on that day.
A deposit of £75 per person is required on booking and the balance six weeks prior to arrival. Payments are made to the UK bank of the managing agents in Portugal, Minshall & Minshall, and details are advised when booking. The usual travel and cancellation insurance is recommended. For off-season rentals the cost of central heating and log fires are calculated and paid locally.