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Modern Villa With Private Pool, 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Overlooking Obidos Lagoon

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Nadadouro Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal. Sleeps 12. 5 Bed, 4 Bathroom. 7 Mins Walk To Beach, Close To Restaurants, Quiet Location, Luxury High-tech Facilities, Wifi

Vista da Lagoa is a new villa set in the exclusive area of Foz do Arelho, offering the tranquility of a setting in pine tree clad hills and yet enviably close to the lagoon, sailing school, beach and Atlantic. Stunning views and just 2 mins walk to Obidos lagoon. Super lawned garden with shady pine, lemon and magnolia trees, bougainvillaea and even a grape vine. Offering large amount of space both indoors and outdoors with the advantage of a number of private areas and terraces. 50" plasma TV with sky sports, Sky TV, BBC/ITV on catch up, plus 4 more TVs, king size beds, wifi, second kitchen, BBQ, outside dining area, double rainfall showers, coffee machine, heated bathroom mirrors, integrated music system throughout. Games room with pool table, table tennis, many toys, mountain bikes, pool & beach equipment. A perfect base for beach or golf or luxury family holiday.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alison Stephens
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Alison Stephens

I live in England with my husband and two children. We love to spend holiday time in our villa in Foz do Arelho. We drove the coastline from Porto to Lisbon in search of a holiday home and we completely fell in love with Foz do Arelho. We bought a plot of land and designed and built our dream house with beautiful views of the lagoon. Foz has the most magnificent beach with acres of sand, a shallow lagoon which is perfect for the children and dramatic rolling Atlantic waves. The journey from Lisbon airport is quick and easy approx. 1 hour in the car. The area is charming and unspoilt offering many great places to visit and shop, a sailing school, nearby golf courses, great restaurants and a relaxed approach to life. We always return relaxed and refreshed from our time in Foz.

Why Alison Stephens chose Caldas de Rainha

We drove the coastline from Porto to Lisbon in search of a holiday home and we completely fell in love with Foz do Arelho. We bought a plot of land and designed and built our dream house with beautiful views of the lagoon. Foz has the most magnificent beach with acres of sand, a shallow lagoon which is perfect for the children and dramatic rolling Atlantic waves. The journey from Lisbon airport is quick and easy approx. 1 hour in the car. The area is charming and unspoilt offering many great places to visit and shop, a sailing school, nearby golf courses, great restaurants and a relaxed approach to life. We always return relaxed and refreshed from our time in Foz.

What makes this villa unique

The property is spacious, light and airy with all mod cons and great hi-tech equipment. You can sit on one of the terraces and read, watch the ever changing view of the lagoon, bird watch, enjoy local wine, or take a stroll or a bike ride by the lagoon. The pool is a favourite with everyone and the games room keeps people happy - both young and old. The convenience of the basement and second kitchen gives flexibility to the accommodation. Every detail of luxury from iPod docking stations, rainfall showers, professional coffee machine to pool table, integrated speakers in all rooms and Egyptian cotton sheets to ensure that your holiday has wow factor. There is something for all tastes from the low key beach bars and fresh fish restaurants to a nightclub just outside of town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have never used the word "wow" so often. Used when you first walk into a room but even more so every time you look out of any room in the villa. Perfect villa, perfect facilities, perfect location. Everybody wants to come back! - JC May 2013

FAB house, we loved it. Had a great time and enjoyed all the area has to offer- FC May 2013



Our week has been amazing. The family has so enjoyed this vacation. The views are outstanding. Hoping to book again - JW June 2013



Drive from Lisbon was easy, the view on cresting the hill road into Foz a precursor of the treats to come. The villa was immaculate, clean,

spacious, well equipped with great views, the pool unusually heated was great, the lagoon warm with safe clean bathing. Sunsets on the balcony enjoyed with some great local wines. Restaurants terrific value and quality. Weird to say but this was the Iberia you dream of whitewashed buildings

cobbled streets - no high rise monstrosities or 24/7 nightclubs 10 out of 10 .

GT - Aug 2013
Jan 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Modern Villa With Private Pool, 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Overlooking Obidos Lagoon
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
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Lovely property, great views, well presented and equipped with everything that we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Alison provided all the information that we needed in advance of our stay and there was a comprehensive folder with information on the villa and local area when we arrived.

We were there for a week, 9 of us, two families with 5 young adults. There was plenty of space and our plan was to have a relaxing week which we certainly did. The local restaurants were reliable rather than fancy and there was a very good local supermarket so eating at the villa was a pleasure. The only thing we'd check before returning is whether we were unlucky with the weather or if our week of foggy mornings and evenings is typical.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 consisting of 4 generations of my family ranging in ages of 1 yr to 82 yrs so when looking for a villa we had a list of certain specific requirements to meet. It was so exciting to arrive at the villa and find that everything and more was as described without any disappointment from anyone. The villa was spotless and so beautiful with views of the Lagoon to take your breath away.

Alison the owner was delightful to deal with and took such care with all her information and advice that we felt in very safe hands.

Our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed longer than a week as the villa and the area of Foz has so much to offer.

Whether you choose to lay in the sun around the pool or walk around the Lagoon to the beautiful sandy beaches and quality restaurants or visit Caldas da Reinha. San MartinhoDo Porto or Obidos which is a must you are spoilt for choice.

I wouldn't hasitate to recommend this property to friends and family although, secretly I would love to keep this hidden gem all to myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. How super to holiday with so many generations of one family! We hope to be able to welcome you back to Vista da Lagoa soon. Best wishes to you and your lovely family.
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5

Excellent....ten out of ten

  • 5 of 5

Alison,

We just returned from two weeks in Foz and our stay in your home. It made our travels particularly wonderful! Your home provided our group, 6 adults and three children, 1-3 year olds, wonderful spaces to enjoy - the little ones could be in the lovely side yard as we relaxed around the terrace table for conversation and dining and inside, the game room supplied with games and DVR's entertained our 3 year old. Of course the pool was enjoyed by all and in the evening my two sons in their mid thirties enjoyed a hot ping pong match. Your home met all our expectations and more. The bed rooms were spacious with plenty of storage and wonderfully appointed bathrooms. I can't imagine a better home for our group.

I would recommend your home to friends or relatives and also the area. Lots of close by water activities, good restaurants and close by towns to visit - Nazare, Sitio, Batalha and it's Monastery, an architectural and construction wonder, and Lisbon. We also enjoyed the beautiful park with it's museum, open vegetable market and tile museum in Caldas, just 10 minutes away.

I can also highly recommend Filipa, the chef you recommended who cooked for us three wonderful Portuguese meals and introduced us to superb local cheeses. Very reasonably priced and a real treat! I might add we found the kitchen well supplied and wanted for nothing when cooking for ourselves, finding ample utensils and serving dishes.

Zelia who met us the first day was also a delight and flexible in arranging the cleaning we requested after the first week.

Lastly, Alison, you have been a fabulous resource, very promptly answering all our emails and questions, making communicating and information gathering so easy.

All of the above made for a wonderful and memorable trip. Our Thanks, Barbara

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fabulous and very detailed review. I'm delighted that you all had such a great holiday and especially that you enjoyed using the chef - such a great way of treating yourself on holiday! My best wishes to you and all of your family.
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in July last year and had the most incredible stay. Alison made the booking so easy. She was reassuring and incredibly tolerant of my endless questions. We had a question when we were there and recieved an immediate response. The villa was amazing. It was clean, spacious and had everything we needed and more. We went with another family but the villa had enough room for us all to be together and room to escape for privacy. The children loved the pool and the view from the pool area was beautiful. The local area was a joy to explore on foot, on the bikes and in the car. We would both recommend the villa to friends and visit again. Thank you for letting us stay x

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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north west
5

breathtaking holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at Vista da Lagoa with our family of 7 adults and 2 children over Easter 2015.The villa itself was dazzling.inspiring and majestic with impressive views over the lagoon and the distant Atlantic ocean. The location was very quiet and restful, just 5 minutes from the lagoon beach and 15 walk to the village of Foz----.The large and spacious villa lacked nothing in amenities or essentials.The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the living area large and comfortable. The bedrooms snug and cosy. Bicycles,pool,table tennis and plastic ducks kept the whole crew active and amused!!

The village is small with several really good restaurants of great value.There are 2 small supermarkets for day to day supplies.

The surf is really good and challenging and the nearby golf courses are testing but enjoyable.

Alison, you felt was just a beat away, texts and mails were promptly responded to.Queries were efficiently answered. Suggestions given willingly and cheerfully.

All in all, we had a wonderful holiday for a very special occasion,due in no small part to Alison and her splendid home. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magor South Wales
5

SUPERB!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for somewhere special for our family party of 12 to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday and after much searching liked what I saw about this property and booked it up!

All I can say is.....Wow did I get this right!!!.....the Villa is simply outstanding.

There is really nothing left to chance and the week was an absolute joy with gorgeous weather as well.

Everything about the Villa has the wow factor, stunning décor, all the gadgets you could dream of and still loads of space to chill out....even though there was 12 of us.

The pool was just great and although we did not arrive until after 9 at night I had to get my sons out f the pool and half past midnight!!

It was used every day and was just lovely

The bikes were ideal for nice rides down to the beach and small town, whilst the Hegarty Sports day was a success with the Table Tennis, Pool Tournament and Water Polo keenly contested.

We did do a "big shop" in nearby Caldas on the Sunday after we arrived and then topped up at the local minimarkets as and when needed.

The beach bars, beach, surf and restaurants are beautiful whilst the town was a real chilled out great place as well.

It was relatively quiet when we went and we only bumped into one other British family on the last but one day but that just added to the pleasure and feeling of getting away from it all.

I can honestly say I would love to come back again some time as it really was that good.

Now a word about Alison the owner.....what an absolute pleasure and ease to do business with.

We had arranged a starter pack of supplies for our arrival and it was just what we needed after our journey...perfect....especially the ice cold Sagres!!!

Everything went to plan, it was just perfect and all I would say Alison....is that as good as the pictures are on this advert.......they somehow still not do it justice!....not a criticism.....just a reiteration of how amazing we all though your Villa was

The views across the Lagoon and down to the Beach where the waves come crashing in....unforgettable!!

In all honesty I could go on and on....but I will end it here and simply say......Alison!......thank you so so much!!

Darren.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sailing School Bar
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Bom Successo
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cais da Praia
Nearest Ski
240 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Foz Do Arelho
Car: recommended

This area is fantastic for those who love water sports. The Sailing School on Obidos Lagoon which is just a 5 minute walk away offers the following activities; windsurfing, catamarans, kitesurfing, waterskiing, paddleboards and canoeing. You can choose to join a course for a few hours each day, take private lessons or just turn up and hire a canoe, boat or paddleboard at a very reasonable hourly rate. Great lunches and breakfasts at the Sailing School too. Surf shop and surf lessons available in Foz village (5 mins drive).

Sea fishing is very popular amongst the locals, even at night.

There are several marked walks and running paths with a 10km, 14km and 16 km walk mapped out along the coast and through the nearby forest.

The Silver Coast is also one of Portugal's most exciting wine producing regions -via its wine route some excellent reds and whites can be sampled. If you like the coast, the sea, wide sandy beaches and watching beautiful sunsets - then you won't be disappointed.

Coast/Beach:

Foz Do Arelho's beautiful white sandy beach is just 7 minutes walk from the villa. The lagoon is warm, calm and safe for children. The large beach never feels overcrowded. The Atlantic rollers are dramatic to watch and popular with surfers. There is often some sort of inpromptu beach activity such as football or volley ball. Restaurants, bars, cafes and the picturesque and colourful kiosks. Other nearby good beaches include Sao Martinho da Porto (13km), Salir do Porto (10km), Peniche and Nazare.

Travel:

Lisbon airport - 86km (55 min). Oporto airport - 2 hrs. Or if you wish to take the boat then it is an eight hour drive from Santander/Bilbao. Car hire is recommended but if you prefer not to hire a car then there is a regular coach service from Lisbon to Caldas da Rainha and then you can take a short taxi ride from Caldas to the villa. We can offer local taxi telephone numbers.

Distances:

The town of Foz do Arelho is a 15 minute walk/5 minute drive and offers a bank, bakery, pharmacy, mini-supermarkets and more bars and restaurants. The charming town of Obidos is a 15 minute drive to its cobbled streets, spectacular ramparts, white washed houses and shops with handicrafts. A 10 minute drive to Caldas (famous for pottery) offers hypermarkets, shopping and daily market offering fresh produce. Peniche (40km), a beautiful old fishing village, offers a water park and surfing.

Further Details:

Flights are available daily from Easyjet, Tap, Ryanair, BA or BMI Baby. If you book early then prices are very reasonable. We have put together a folder full of ideas for days out, recommended restaurants as well as all info on how to work the appliances. The villa provides a super place from which to explore some of the unspoilt Silver Coast. The Silver Coast remains alluringly Portuguese in its cuisine, language and pace of life. Not far away are three Unesco World Heritage Sites; the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaca and the town of Sintra to the south.

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Rates & Availability

Nadadouro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,888
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,518
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,511
 
 
Feb Half Term 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,888
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,511
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,014
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,888
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,518
 
 
Mid Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,147
 
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,028
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,266
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,888
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2017/18
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,518
 
 
High Summer 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,028
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $378

Booking Notes:
To book please contact Alison Stephens either by telephone or e mail. A 30% payment is required at time of booking and the balance 70% is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings are Saturday to Saturday with some flexibility on arrival days subject to availability. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is 10am. Discount for rental of 2+ weeks. A damage deposit of £300 is required at the same time as the balance payment. This villa complies to Portuguese Rental Law - Licence 8345/AL


Changeover Day:
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday with some flexibility on arrival days subject to availability. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Nadadouro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink. Large waterfall shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks. Large waterfall shower with body jets.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath mat available for children.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Ground floor bathroom - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 -double waterfall shower, 2 sinks, bath, wc Bathroom 2 -double waterfall shower with body jets, 2 sinks, corner bath, wc Bathroom 3 -bath, shower, bidet, wc, sink Bathroom 4 -shower, wc, sink Bathroom 5 -wc, sink Integrated speakers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Mater Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lagoon views. Outside Terrace.
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Lagoon views. Outside terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is Z bed and can be put in any bedroom. Terrace. Views
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Note: bunk bed plus one single bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom 1-king size bed Master Bedroom 2-king size bed Bedroom 3-twin single beds Bedroom 4-bunk beds, single bed Bedroom 5-double bed Wardrobes in all rooms. Terraces in all rooms (except bedroom 4 children's room) There is a z bed and a wooden cot which can be placed in any bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The detached villa is just one of four privately owned villas in a cul de sac overlooking Obidos Lagoon. Designed by award winning Portuguese architect, Manuela Morgado, and finished to an incredibly high standard, each room takes advantage of the stunning views of the lagoon with plenty of light flooding in through the floor to ceiling windows. A wonderful villa for a wonderful holiday. Suitable for large families, groups of families and friends or extended families with grandparents. The villa has electronic thermostatic underfloor heating individually controlled in each room and double glazing thus making it comfortable all year round. All rooms have electric blinds and bedrooms 1,2 and 3 have internal blackout blinds. Bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes. The villa is non-smoking. Wifi throughout villa. Rental licence: 8345/AL Outside: Heated (solar panels) private infinity pool (8mx4m) for the sole use of guests, with Roman steps offering shallow fun end for younger guests as well as deep end (1.8m) for older children and adults. Selection of lilos and inflatables. Panoramic views of lagoon whilst swimming in infinity pool. Decked area by pool with sunbeds and parasols. Gate to pool area to ensure that children are safe. Beautiful garden with landscaped gardens to relax in, laid to lawn with shady pine trees, lemon tree, magnolia trees, bougainvillaea and even a grape vine. Plenty of space for children to play and adults to relax. BBQ, outside dining area with contemporary rattan furniture table and seating for 10. Offering a large amount of space both indoors and outdoors with the advantage of a number of private areas and terraces for those wishing to chill out with a book or enjoy a moment's peace! Large bedroom terraces perfect for morning coffee or glass of wine whilst watching the sun set. Mountain bikes. Utility Room: Spacious, light and airy utility room with washing machine, iron, ironing board, washing basket, clothes airer, hoover, shoe rack. There is an outside washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels and linen are included. Mid stay cleaning is available at extra charge. The pool is cleaned every week and PH levels are checked and recorded. The gardener tends the garden every two weeks. Other: Spacious study with desk, leather chairs, TV, bookcase, piano keyboard. The basement offers a large light double bedroom (bedroom 5) with seating area, ensuite shower room, separate kitchen, outside courtyard and games room with pool table, table tennis.

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