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Quinta da Alegria

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Silves | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: from £5,693 per week

We like this because it is the ideal multi-family villa. It is perfectly laid out, in complete rural privacy, has a tennis court, table football and table tennis. Fresh produce is available from the surrounding orchards making this a terrific A&K property.
Quinta da Alegria is a very light and spacious detached villa, sitting in a private 40 acre plot planted with avocados and citrus trees. It is ideal for large families wanting to get away from it all, yet be close to good amenities. This is also a superb location of you are either a golf or tennis fan - Nick Faldo's 'Amendoeiras' golf course is only 5 minutes away; and we can organize private tennis coaching at the villa!

The interior is modern and comfortable with mosquito netting on all windows and air-conditioning throughout the villa. All the bedrooms (3 double and 3 twins) have en-suite bathrooms, chestnut wood floors and under floor heating. Other rooms in the villa have terracotta tiled floors and the large reception and dining rooms have French windows which open onto a covered terrace for eating outdoors, looking down to the pretty garden with rockery, flowers and shrubs but mostly laid to lawn and with pines trees providing plenty of shade. The house, garden, swimming pool, outdoor shower and barbeque area (converted old bread oven and pigsty) are enclosed by a natural stone wall, which allows one to look out but provides total privacy. There is a championship size tennis court at the rear of the property and a shaded games area (table tennis and table football) plus parking for several cars. Silves is only a short distance away and offers several food shops, banks and restaurants. This ancient Moorish castle town also hosts a number of different festivals throughout the summer and has an old cork factory "Fabrica do Inglês", which is now a museum and cultural centre, as well as housing a selection of good value and fun eateries and bars. There are several beaches and golf courses within a short driving distance.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor:

  • Twin bedroom (two 2mx1m beds) with en-suite shower room and Double bedroom (1.80x2m bed) with en-suite bathroom and separate shower;
  • Drawing/sitting room and dining room both with wood burner and opening to covered terrace, well equipped kitchen, laundry room and guest toilet.

First Floor:

  • Landing/sitting room with flat screen cable TV/DVD opening onto a sun terrace, also with access to two bedrooms and stairs to garden;
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room;
  • Double bedroom (1.80x2m bed) with private balcony and en suite bathroom with separate shower;
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room, doors to terrace;
  • Master bedroom (2x2m bed) with marble en suite bathroom, separate shower, dressing and doors to a shared terrace.

Outdoors:

  • Spacious lawn area with 15x7m swimming pool (solar heating available at extra charge).
  • Large orange and citrus tree orchards surrounding the property.
  • Private championship-sized tennis court (rackets and balls provided).
  • BBQ and bread oven area.
  • Shaded terrace with antique football table.

Notes:

Please enquire for private tennis lessons at the villa with a professional coach. Rackets and balls are provided at the villa.

Suggested General Activities in the Algarve

Spend many sunny days at the Algarve’s superb sandy beaches such as Vilamoura Beach ('Praia da Marina' or 'Praia de Vilamoura'), Falesia Beach, Trafal Beach, Praia de Faro – Mar and many more.
Visit the various picturesque villages, historic towns and bustling cities in the Algarve – those not to miss are Faro, Loule, Alte, Albufeira, Silves Lagoa and Tavira.
Appreciate the regions geographical beauty with a visit to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Explore the coastline by motor cruiser with a privately hired boat from the nearest harbour.
Relax in the thermal baths at Monchique.

Suggested Sporting Activities in the Algarve

Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many world class courses, such as Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Parque da Floresta, Alto Golf, Quinta do Lago, Palmares Golf Course etc.

Suggested Local Attractions in the Algarve

Silves, Silves Castle
Historic town of Loule

TIME ZONE

Portugal operates on GMT + 0 hours.

LANGUAGE

Portuguese is the national language of Portugal. Vernacular speech contains borrowings from foreign languages, including English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. People whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers, especially in the resort areas of the Algarve.

CURRENCY INFORMATION

The Euro is the national currency of Portugal. The Euro is divided into 100 Cents. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS

Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread. Travellers cheques however might not be accepted everywhere.

TIPPING IN PORTUGAL

Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.

WEATHER IN PORTUGAL

Portugal enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.

CLOTHING IN PORTUGAL

Style is fairly casual throughout Portugal though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example, covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and jacket. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a “jacket and tie” standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Some golf courses have a dress code and you are advised to check in advance. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant will be happy to assist.

HEALTH CONSIDERATION

For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IN PORTUGAL

Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

VILLA LOCATION

  • Closest shops/restaurants: Silves - 5-minute drive
  • Nearest airport: Faro - 40-minute drive
  • Nearest beach: Carvoeiro - 12-minute drive
  • Other relevant distances: Two x 18 hole golf courses - within 5-minute drive

  • Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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