This detached, secluded villa is set in an acre of gardens and surrounded by fig, orange and olive trees. It is completely private and enjoys far-reaching views across the Algarve countryside. There is a 10m x 4m Roman-style pool with underwater lighting. All bedrooms and the sitting room have their own terraces which lead directly to the pool area. Leading off the pool terrace is a large lawned garden with palm trees. There are many lovely walks in the area and a 12C Moorish castle nearby, which is the subject of an ongoing archaeological dig. The villa features a large living room and dining area, an outdoor dining terrace, cloakroom, fully fitted kitchen and a roof terrace for secluded sunbathing and stunning sunsets. For more info and pictures please visit our website from the link above the enquiry form.
We are happy to negotiate on rates for under-occupancy or longer rentals.
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My family has been visiting Portugal since I was a baby, and Casa Norinha was actually built by my father. The contractor is a friend of the family and still lives in Paderne.
The house is very much a home from home for us and it is managed in Portugal by another great family friend, who runs a maintenance business in partnership with my aunt!
The villa was designed to make the most of its location - nestled into the hillside so that it is private and secluded, but with lovely views over the countryside. The sun sets behind the hills opposite the terrace, and the stars are so clear in the darkness.
One of my favourite sounds is the gentle clatter of the goat bells as the herder brings them through the surrounding fields every day. Over the garden wall you can see the goats climbing up into the trees to eat the leaves.
In the driveway there is a huge old carob (alfarroba) tree, and just outside the villa gates there are giant cacti growing along the lane.
There are many birds in the area, and birdsong is a constant backdrop at Casa Norinha. In the evening, swallows come and drink from the pool by swooping down across the terrace. I have also spotted a hoopoe several times in the garden in the early mornings.
Paderne is situated about 2km away. Paderne is a typical, unspoilt Portuguese town. There are several good restaurants within and close to the town. There is a health centre, police station, supermarket, post office, bank, pharmacy and various other shops. The friendly population is close knit and very welcoming to visitors. A much larger supermarket is located in Ferreiras, about 5 km from the villa. Guia, with its new shopping mall and famous piri piri restaurants, is a 10-15 min drive. Albufeira is about 12km from Casa Norinha and has a fabulous beach as well as plenty of shops and restaurants. It is the tourist hub of the Algarve but retains plenty of charm. A short drive along the coastal road takes you to some beautiful beaches - quieter than Albufeira and with amazing cliffs and rock formations. Being centrally located in the Algarve, Casa Norinha is a great base for exploring the whole region and day trips to Sagres, Lisbon or Seville are highly recommended.
Other Activities: Jeep and boat safaris, theme parks, water slide park
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