Goldra de Cima House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
The re-furbished farmhouse has three double bedrooms, the master bedroom (the former living room) has high ceilings, French windows and a separate dressing room and en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds are located near the family bathroom. A large open plan kitchen (fully equipped) leads into a large open plan living/dining room with French doors onto the patio.
Both these rooms benefit from underfloor heating and a large wood burner in the living room. In addition Entertainment systems include a CD/MP3 music system, TV with UK satellite channels. In addition there is a study/office on the mezzanine to the main bedroom and a 'snug/library' in the centre of the house with a wood burner . WiFi is available.
Pool and gardens: Outside we have a salt water swimming pool that can be heated, typically we start swimming in April although the hearty can probably go earlier! There is also a large gas BBQ which we use all year round. The plot (over an acre/5000 square metres in size) is a mixture of lawns, flower beds and mature fruit trees (olives, figs, almonds and karob). The plot offers privacy and quiet whilst not being isolated.
We also have 4 mountain bikes available that are just OK! as long as you don't want to do anything too serious.
Towns/cities: Loule – 5 minutes drive to the west of us. Nearest large supermarket. Large (ish) town that is an administrative centre. Mixture of old and new architecture, many local restaurants, daily fruit and vegetable market.
Faro – 20 minutes drive south of us. Capital of the Algarve, historic centre which is great to wonder around, large supermarket, mall and lots of local restaurants.Faro Island – south of the airport and accessed from the airport road has a great beach and plenty of food/drink venues and is more local than tourist. This is also a popular surfing and kite surfing venue. Almancil – 15 minutes south west of us. Almancil is the top of what is known as the Golden Triangle made up of Quinta do Lago to the south east and Val do Lobo to the south west. These have the top golf courses and are mainly made up of villa accommodation. Within the triangle there are many restaurants of all kinds of cuisine.
Towns/cities : Vilamoura – not so much a town but an area centred on the marina which is about 20 minutes to the south west of us. Again this is a main golf area. Between here and Val do Lobo (above) is the seaside town of Quarteira.
Other historic (Roman and Moor influences) towns nearby are Estoi and Sao Bras de Alportel. And a little further west are Silves then eventually Sagres (Cabo do St Vincent) also known as the end of the world as it is the most Westerly point in Europe.
The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a wetland of international importance, the Ria Formosa is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60kms along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.This diversity of ecosystems attracts a varied fauna that includes numerous species of birds.
View our website http://www.algarveholidayrental.co.uk/
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Arrived yesterday and found everything perfect.
The house is gorgeous!
Just want to take a moment to say how much we enjoyed our time in your lovely vacation home. We've been in a lot of great holiday rentals but yours really sets the bar as hard to beat. We enjoyed everything, the pool, fantastic kitchen, fireplaces, bbq, cozy places to sit everywhere, ect.! We left some pool toys (innertube, floating raft, rackets/ball) we bought in your pool house, if that's annoying maybe your house manager could get rid of them.
One last thing, would you mind telling us the brand of your living room lounge couch, we meant to look at one of the tags and make note of it and forgot :).
Thanks again for your hospitality and sharing your home with vacation goers like us!!