Stunning house & annexe in 4 acres, large private pool, underfloor heating, luxurious bathrooms
About Edmund Bealby-Wright
I have been coming to Casa Ginjeira since I was a child. My wife Nedra first came to Casa Ginjeira first in 1988 with a bunch of friends; then we had our honeymoon here; we brought our sons here while they were still swaddled and now our sons have started coming with bunches of their friends. I am a writer and Nedra was a pathologist until she took early retirement in 2018 so that we could spend more time in Portugal in the winter, while still renting it our in the summer.
Edmund Bealby-Wright purchased this Villa in 1970
Why Edmund Bealby-Wright chose Municipality of Monchique
My parents first came to Portugal in 1968 and fell in love with the Monchique area. In 1970, whilst on a walk in the valley my father found a half-built house nestled on a magical site among cultivated terraces with stunning views to the coast. They bought the property and finished the building, employing 40 workmen including José with a winning smile, who stayed on as a gardener and still grows potatoes on our land for his own use. As a child I played with José's son Carlos, who is now the builder responsible for carrying out the great improvements of the recent years, and his daughter Euália is our manager. My parents decided to build a large pool above and behind the house so that their long naps were not disturbed by the sounds of my sister bullying me. My parents planted many trees including jacarandas and orange trees, which are all now fully grown.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Ginjeira is ideal for a completely relaxing holiday of gentle strolls around the mountain, lazing by the pool and walking up to the local restaurant, but it is also ideally placed for venturing out, with easy access to the South and West coast. As well as taking trips to the sea, there are miles of empty lanes that wind around the valley to be explored on foot or on the bicycles that are for use of guests. There is underfloor heating throughout the house enabling a comfortable stay off-season. Our manager Eulalia will make sure your stay is perfect. She ensures you will arrive at a beautifully arranged and welcoming house. She speaks several languages and is a great fount of local information. Since both her brother and father are builders and have worked on the house, she can easily get any problems fixed, but more probably you will meet her when she comes to check on the pool and water the garden.
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Most peaceful location
No cars, no planes, no trains. Beautiful views across green valley to the coast. If you seek peace and rest in a comfortable home that is cared for, this is for you.
It felt like home
We had an amazing stay here in June 2019. The location is fantastic, the views incredible and very secluded. The house itself was even better than we expected, it really felt like home and it's very well equipped. The gardens are beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the hammock and a game of table tennis. The house is about a 10 minute drive to the centre of Monchique but there are a few resturants a 5 minute walk away. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in the mountains.
Adam and Alexandra
Comfortable villa with a wonderful view
We booked this for a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their stay. With so much space it is a great place for large groups. It's not the newest of places but it is comfortable, has all the amenities and a lot of character. The kitchen is large and has all the necessary equipment. Bedrooms are comfy and clean. The huge patio with views of the south coast is great for outdoor dining and lounging, and the large pool is great for cooling down. The gardens and surrounding areas could use some work but that's a minor gripe. We would happily go back there ourselves and certainly recommend it to others.
Wonderful location if you are interested in birds, and enjoy the superb fragrances from the garden
We had a wonderful time, and generally were very lucky with the weather, the space, the various balconies and the pool were excellent. As a group we were all keen on wildlife, we identifies thirty nine different species from the villa, and well over one hundred species during our travels ( which were quite extensive), lots of butterflies and due to a wet spring the wild flowers, especially in the Alantejo . If your idea of of a great holiday is peace and quite, with good restaurants near by, two within walking distance, and a good supermarket also quite close, then this villa is for you.
Great property we loved it beautiful location
Beautiful comfortable great location
Ideally situated close to monchique yet totally secluded. Generously equipped. Underfloor heating much appreciated in cool winter evenings. Excellent pool. Friendly welcome.
The South coast is about half an hour away (27km). Forty minutes of driving on empty roads through beautiful mountain scenery takes you to the unspoilt West coast beaches with their natural habitats and great surfing. Beautiful beaches west of Lagos can be reached in under an hour.
1 hour and 15 minutes to the airport. Car hire is essential.
The attractive town of Monchique is 4km down the hill.
Golf is very popular in Algarve, our nearest course is Morgado, 21 km south. Surfers head for Arifana Beach on the West Coast. A beautiful drive of 40 minutes.
Jose, who has worked for us since 1970, looks after the pool 3 mornings a week. He farms the terraces near the house and you can buy organic vegetables from him. His grand daughter Eulalia is the house manager. She is fluent in English and will deal with any problems or questions you may have.