DescriptionThis traditionally designed Villa is located just 5 minutes from the local beaches of Praia Marinha and Benagil and has amazing views to the Monchique mountains. The property is set in over 5,500 sq. meters of Landscaped Gardens with a Private Heated Swimming Pool and Tennis Court. There are a selection of outdoor living areas including an “African Rondavel” with built in Jacuzzi, a shaded pergola area and BBQ terrace.
The property consists of a large open plan hallway leading into the main living area which has been cleverly designed and furnished to create 3 separate seating areas as well as a dining area. The main lounge area faces a discreetly hidden, 7ft cinema screen that descends on command with use of a remote control, there is a TV/cinema projector housed within the lounge furniture for you to enjoy a full evening’s entertainment on the Big Screen. On the left of the Lounge is the sunken, seated “conversation pit” which is set around the inbuilt Log Burning Fireplace for the cooler winter evenings whilst large, colonial type ceiling fans provide summer cooling. The third area has additional seating and wall mounted TV for everyday use and an adjacent Built in Bar with tiled wall mural. The final portion of this large living room is the Dining area which has a central octagonal solid marble dining table set on a central oak bearer with matching dining chairs and patio door with views of palms, the pool and the Monchique mountains beyond.
The Kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances and built in units throughout, it has black, solid marble worktops and central stainless steel hob ventilation, adjoining the kitchen there is a separate walk in pantry and wine store and also an additional laundry room. Conveniently outside the kitchen there is covered, outdoor dining area with a large built in, double charcoal barbeque. This area is curtained by tall Banana Palms and has fantastic views of the garden, pool and mountains beyond. A perfect place to dine and watch the setting sun!
The first of the bedroom accommodation is accessed from the lounge area and has 2 good sized bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and vanity alcoves. These bedrooms share a large bathroom with full bath and separate shower, wash hand basin unit, toilet and bidet. Also on the Ground Floor is a double bedroom currently used as a study with the use of a guest shower room.
The additional bedrooms are on the upper level accessed via a winding staircase with concealed lighting within the Moorish tower dome and discreet floor lighting which provides added ambiance. The first bedroom on this level is another large Double with built in wardrobes and vanity alcove, en-suite bathroom with full bath with separate shower, basin unit, toilet and bidet.
The master suite is very large with French windows to a private balcony with views to the garden, surrounding countryside and mountains beyond. An archway from the Master Bedroom leads into the private Dressing Room with two walls of built in wardrobes and a vanity alcove. This room also has private balcony with views over the countryside to the sea in the distance. Beyond the Dressing Room is a large and luxurious, marble tiled bathroom with built in circular tiled shower, a sunken corner bath, twin hand basins set in marble, toilet, bidet.
Outside, the grounds of this property are extensive with mature, landscaped gardens surrounding the villa. There is a 12 x 5 metre, Private, Heated Swimming Pool with terrace surround, bordered by lawns highlighted by palmed “islands”. Near the poolside is an 8 metre curved pergola with a full sized table tennis table enabling games to be enjoyed in the shade. The highlight of the outdoor living spaces is the amazing African Rondavel, this is a luxurious space overlooking the pool and gardens, perfect for relaxation out of the hot summer sun. There is ample comfortable seating and a large built in hot tub Jacuzzi in the centre. It has ambiance lighting and sound to play relaxing mood music, as well as a large colonial fan in the vaulted roof.
Beyond the pool is the all-weather surface tennis court enclosed in its own fenced area. There is also an additional garden area which has several fir trees shading a two decked Pirate ship, ideal to keep the er ones entertained.
This well planned and mature garden is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, it attracts several species of local bird life as well as a flock of Tanzanian Lovebirds to give the Rondavel a really authentic feel.
Perfectly located between the resort towns of Carvoeiro and Armacao de Pera, the historic central town of Lagoa and the famous pottery village of Porches, a few minutes’ drive takes you to a host of local amenities. For those who may wish to earn additional income, the location and luxury of this property gives it the ability to attract high rental income. It has a proven rental history and with its layout could easily be a managed as Bed and Breakfast. >