CAE 55201-RE. 36784/AL
About St Clements:
In central Algarve, 5km (10 mins drive) from centre of Silves, into the hills, the farmhouse sits in its own land which was originally orange and lemon orchards (hence the name). It is surrounded by beautiful, quiet, countryside and hills. There are still trees that produce delicious fruit every year.
The farmhouse was originally built in 1785 and has been renovated, with all modern conveniences, including a 12m private pool. However, many traditional features are retained with thick whitewashed farmhouse walls, traditional roof tiles and ceilings of eucalyptus poles and bamboo canes.
It is an hour and a quarter drive from Faro airport to the house. You will be met in Silves, by, and will have the mobile number of a local, English-speaking, Portuguese family who will help if any problems arise during your stay.
Silves, itself, has a skyline dominated by the large red sandstone castle, built around 715 after the Moor invasion. There are traditional cobbled streets with small bars and restaurants, and banks, shops, market and supermarkets.
The house is 15-20 mins drive to local beaches and small coastal towns such as Carvoeiro, Ferraguido, Armacao de Pera and Alvor. Popular tourist destination, Albufeira is half an hour away. Heading inland through the countryside and hills, it is about an hour’s drive, with spectacular views to the market town of Monchique.
It is a 15 min drive from Silves to the fabulous water park, Aqualand, and half an hour’s drive to Zoomarine. The local shopping mall, Algarve Shopping, is a 20 min drive. It has all well-known international and national stores and a cinema and a top floor, large food court with international and national food outlets.
Inside Kitchen, Dining and Lounge Area
There is free wi-fi and a phone landline for emergencies. Mobile reception is limited without a short walk, however, because the farmhouse is between the hills.
The kitchen is in traditional Portuguese style with marble worktops and dark oak cupboards it is fully equipped with gas double oven complete with a 5- ring hob in a modern range style. It also has a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
The spacious lounge dining room has a comfortable sitting area with dark leather suites and traditional dark oak dining room furniture. It has a tv, with most mainstream British channels and dvd and video player. There is large a log fire for winter use.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and can sleep 6-8 people. All bedroom windows are fitted with shutters and mosquito nets and there are portable fans in all rooms, if needed. All bed linen and house towels are provided. A weekly change of bedding and towels, will be carried out for you. There are also 2 travel cots available for use.
Bedroom 1 has a beautifully carved double bed and wardrobe and its own an en-suite bathroom. This spacious modern bathroom has a large corner bath with shower, wash basin and toilet.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds that can make a large double bed. There is also fitted rotating ceiling fan.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds with a wooden staircase in this room leading to a mezzanine floor with another double sofabed.
The family bathroom is between bedroom 2 and bedroom 3. It has a bath with shower attachment toilet, bidet and wash basin.
The Outside Area:
The outside area is the most used part of the property, particularly during the Summer. St. Clements has a large shaded terrace area equipped with everything needed for alfresco living. The bar area includes a fridge freezer, a 4 ring gas hob, dishwasher, a built in BBQ and the kitchen sink.
Leading from the bar area is an additional large covered dining/seating area where you can listen to music, read, relax, dine or play table tennis. It is a perfect space for having a little time in the shade out of the sun.
The fenced pool terrace has sun loungers available and there is also a large lawn area. A secluded roof terrace overlooks the pool and is a great sun trap in the summer.
Outside, there is an additional cloakroom with a toilet and wash basin. Beach/Pool towels are provided for use.
St Clements was loved by a couple for many years and enjoyed by their large family every summer. If you have any questions that would help with your stay, such as do you have a high chair, cool box, beach parasol..? Please ask. We would be happy to help
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