Santo Antonio Heaven in the Hills – The ‘Other’ Algarve
Consider the “other” Algarve, characterized by the peaceful, tranquil, and unhurried lifestyle of the friendly local population. This intimate guesthouse offers refuge in the Serra do Caldeirão and is a unique place for that self-indulgent vacation we all crave. This area is relatively unaffected by tourism making it the perfect place to sample the real Algarve and smell the pure air and sweet aroma of cistus gum and rosemary.
This wonderful rustic farmhouse has just the right blend of charm and traditional Portuguese features, open log fireplace, whitewashed thick walls, natural stone decorations, terra cotta floor tiles and cobblestones creating a traditional ambience in which home comforts take an equal place.
Set in its own beautifully landscaped garden with bougainvillea, olive and orange trees this attractively converted 130-year-old farmhouse overlooks the surrounding countryside, spectacled with carob, olive, lemon, pomegranate, and palm trees. In addition to the well-established garden there is a shaded terrace suitable for alfresco dining, a tiled swimming pool, and multiple sun-drenched areas for sun-bathing.
The house itself consists of 6 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a swimming pool, courtyard garden, bar, kitchen, 2 reception rooms, lounge, dining area, studio with log burner and mezzanine loft space, owners bedroom suite and many original features. This could be your dream vacation home with ample space to entertain friends and family or it could be your dream business- opportunity either way this property could be yours or your guests “vacation destination of choice” in the Eastern Algarve.
Places to Visit
Even though you feel you are in your own private sanctuary, you are conveniently situated to a host of inviting places to visit including beaches, nature reserves, market towns, golf courses, antiquities, and beaches.
The Eastern Algarve has miles of un-crowded golden sands with warm clear waters with plenty of space for everyone, even in high season. Many glorious long beaches in the Eastern Algarve lie on a chain of Barrier Islands within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with access by ferry, train or on foot. East of the Ria Formosa, the beaches lie on the mainland and have easy vehicle access. Many of these beaches have been awarded EU Blue Flag and boast of the warmest water in Portugal.
Your closest market town is São Brás, just a 15 minute walk, or 5 minutes by car, has a central square surrounded by cafes and small streets. It is convenient for a variety of shops, restaurants, museums, ruins and other amenities. The town is surrounded by a ring of hills that look out onto the sea and the mountains. Low white houses, typical of popular architecture stand alongside more substantial buildings, their facades decorated with tiles, ornate stonework and cast iron verandas. São Brás has a covered market-place selling fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables and a monthly street market.
And for those of you who love to golf there is a selection of superb golf courses at Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago & Tavira easily reached along with bowling at Vilamoura.
This property is for sale directly from the owner, please contact Susan Kelly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 00351 9186 90903