Casa do Rosmaninho, named after the herb/flower that grows in the surrounding hills, has been built and equipped for the owners' own holidays. Nestling on the side of a south facing hill, overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this magnificent spacious private villa is set on 6000m² of land planted with carob, almond and olive trees and it assures you of a home-from-home atmosphere where peace and tranquility abound.
Car hire is essential to appreciate this lovely area. The property is conveniently situated, being only a 20 minute drive from Faro airport and about a 5 min drive from the old village of Estoi, famous for its Roman ruins and its XVIII century Palacio. The nearest shop is less than 1km. Loule and Olhao, with their fine Saturday markets are nearby. Tennis, beach and golf at Vale do Lobo or Quinta do Lago is about a 20 min drive. Nestling in the heart of the countryside, Casa do Rosmaninho is secluded but not remote. With its own private 2 m uni depth swimming pool and peaceful grounds, it is an ideal place to relax and discover life in the real Algarve. Should you wish to see more pictures of the property, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Local resorts: A 35 min drive brings you to the exclusive resorts of 'Vale do Lobo' and 'Quinta do Lago' both offering the best golf courses, great tennis facilities and magnificent beaches.
'Quinta do Lago' boast a total of 4 of the best 18-hole courses in Portugal (Quinta do Lago; Ria Formosa; San Lorenzo; Pinheiros Altos) while nearby 'Vale do Lobo' offers its 2 equally famous magnificent 18-hole courses (Ocean and Royal). People will often say that the 'Royal' and the 'Ocean' courses at Vale do Lobo are the most scenic golf courses in Portugal.
The Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, first established in 1980, has now grown into one of the finest centres in Europe, with first class facilities and coaching programs, tailored to suit all ages and level of players. The Academy hosts the annual ATP Seniors World Tour, usually held at the beginning of August.
Still around the resorts.
The 'Ria Formosa Park', a protected area, is recognized of World importance by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. It was established as a nature reserve in 1978 and designated a natural park in 1987. The 'Ria' is rich in wildlife and is home to many rare as well as some endangered species of migrating and nesting birds. Being therefore the perfect place for serious ornithologists or those who want to enjoy the fascinating array of many birds in their natural habitat, 2 nature trails have been created through the heartland to the resort of 'Quinta do Lago'. These nature trails allow small groups of visitors to explore the park on set paths which feature a bird observatory (where the S. Lorenzo course joins the Ria Formosa) and information posts highlighting the flora and fauna of the area.
Not to be missed.
Estoi lies on a hillside north of Faro. The streets and houses of this ancient village, with their white washed walls, squat chimneys and small gardens full of trees and flowers, retain much of the traditional character of the Algarve. The centre of this quiet town is dominated by the church of S. Martinho, built in the XVI century on the site of a medieval chapel. Estoi is famous for its magnificent palace and Roman ruins.
The palace is a huge building, its exterior partially covered in tiles bearing floral decoration and depicting a variety of scenes. The gardens are in the late romantic style, set out on different levels with flights of steps, lakes, statues of marble and pottery.
The 'Milreu Roman ruins' site is believed to have been used as a luxurious weekend retreat villa in Roman times.
'Casa Rosmaninho' lies on a hillside, 4 Km Northeast of Estoi, where other holiday villas and local farms scatter the land.
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