A large and spacious traditional-style, yet thoroughly modern villa in the pretty Vale da Parra, with five bedrooms that are all en suite, roomy open-plan living space and a large secluded garden, it's ideal for larger families or perhaps two families sharing. In a small community just to the west of Albufeira, the villa has views over Salgados Golf Course if you enjoy a round or two and miles of sandy beach are just the other side of the course. Although you're in a rural location, there are lots of stunning beaches within a few minutes drive as well as a huge choice of good value restaurants, bars and shops, an Apollonia supermarket (Portuguese Waitrose) and there's a large shopping mall less than ten minutes away.
The living accommodation is arranged over two floors and is air conditioned throughout.
Master bedroom with a striking four-poster bed, dressing area and en suite bathroom with underfloor heating, bath and shower stall, it also has a delightful private balcony overlooking the pool, with views of the countryside to the golf course and the sea. Two further double bedrooms each with built-in robes, en suite shower with underfloor heating and doors to a balcony with lovely views over the golf course to the sea.
Two twin bedrooms, each with en suite shower room, built-in robes and windows over the gardens.
The modern fitted kitchen is huge, there's space for everyone to have breakfast and it's fully equipped for self catering with granite work surfaces, a halogen hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine in the large utility room; there are also doors to the partially shaded terrace with a large dining table and a conveniently located built-in barbecue, the pool and garden.
Large sliding doors open the kitchen to the huge living and dining room with a large dining table, comfortably furnished lounge area with wood burning stove for the cooler evenings outside the main summer months. It's equipped with satellite TV, DVD player and CD player to keep everyone entertained as well as wifi. Patio doors open to the spacious terrace, partially shaded and furnished for outdoor dining beside the large swimming pool, which has integral steps in the shallow end. The gardens are beautifully secluded from neighbouring villas in the small community yet there are delightful views from the terrace.
Set in a small community surrounded by rolling countryside however, you're very close to all the attractions of this popular area with a restaurant or two within walking distance. Once in the car, you're literally a few minutes from some of the prettiest sandy bays along the Algarve coastline, many have excellent restaurants beside them with a wide choice of seafood and other snacks. The nearby town of Guia is the home of chicken piri-piri and there are several restaurants there to try; a little further on is the Algarve shopping mall, which also has a huge supermarket for well-priced food shopping, with Albufeira and its “must visit” fisherman's beach offering plenty more to see and do.
Private swimming pool, 11m x 5m, 1m to 2m deep with integral steps in the shallow end, can be heated for a supplementary charge of £180 a week