A two-story house 2 with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each floor.
The beautiful, large entrance hall has double doors opening to the large but cosy living area, with its exposed wooden beams and traditional log-burner in the corner. This spacious room is split between the lounge area at one end and the formal dining area at the other end. French doors open on to a large terrace, perfect for outdoor dining, with magnificent views for miles around, over-looking the roof-tops of the old town, across the valley to the new part of Aljezur. Steps lead down from this terrace to the pool-side terrace below.
The large kitchen features a wood-fired oven, plus an induction hob and conventional electric oven, a dishwasher, a beautiful white Belfast sink and grey granite work-tops. There are 2 pretty seating corners either side of the wood-fired oven, plus a central island which doubles as a breakfast bar. There’s an adjacent walk-in pantry. The kitchen is a particularly convivial space where we all tend to congregate while preparing food, checking our emails...
Along the hallway, there is a pretty double bedroom, 2 bathrooms (one with a bath, one a recently added Italian shower), a twin bedroom at the end on the hall and then the master bedroom off to the right. The master bedroom is very spacious and has 2 large windows capturing those panoramic views across the valley.
From the entrance hall, steps lead down to the lower floor, where there is a large twin bedroom with access to the lower BBQ terrace. Two more steps down there is a large bathroom with corner bath and an adjacent smaller shower room. There is another door out to the BBQ terrace at the end of the hall. Further down the hall are 2 bedrooms – a twin and a very large double – both with doors leading out to the pool-side terrace.
The pool measures 3 x 5 metres and is 1.2 – 1.3 metres deep and is heated. There is ample space to relax in this very private and tranquil spot that feels like a little tropical paradise with all the palms around and a Moorish feel to the whole area. An Indian day bed and a couple of sun loungers create the ideal sun trap in the morning hours ( before it gets too hot!)
The market town of Aljezur is always bustling with people and boasts an excellent fish market just off the main road - it also attracts many surfers due to its proximity to a multitude of superb surfing beaches such as Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreiras, all just a short drive away. There are cafes and restaurants down by the river which runs through the centre of the town, while an -old Moorish fort dominates the skyline at the top of the town.
Casa Velha is situated right in the historic centre (but on a quiet lane), which makes it a truly unique property