Escola Velha is in an ideal position for relaxing holidays. It is located in a quiet lane just off the coast road in Vale de Parra and is close to the beaches, golf, restaurants, Albufeira Marina and Algarve Shopping.
As it was once the village school, it has great Portuguese charm with thick white washed walls and typical high cane ceilings which keeps the house cool in the summer months.
It has recently been extensively renovated (with a brand new fully equipped kitchen), keeping original features, combined with some surprising creativity. Escola Velha offers spacious accommodation, great character and comfort both inside and outside.
There are several spacious terraces, with outdoor furniture, around the house and sunbathing areas with views over the surrounding countryside.
There is also a petanque court (boules provided) and a new barbeque. There is ample shaded parking under the olive trees.
For 2019 the owner is refurbishing the swimming pool. It will have child friendly pool cover which will also keep the pool warmer than usual. The cover can be used when the pool is not in use giving parents peace of mind. The pool will also have a new cleaning system which will make the water much kinder for anyone with allergies.
Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Master suite with king size bed & bathroom. 2 twin bedrooms. 2 shower rooms. Poolside shower.
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Prices are in £s sterling per week, per villa. If your holiday dates cross two seasons please ask us for a quote.
*Prices in Euros are approximate only and are only intended to provide an indication of the Euro price.
Vale de Parra is to the west of Albufeira and has some of the Algarve's finest beaches, the best known is probably Galé, a vast expanse of golden sand with restaurants and water sports, including jet-skiing and parasailing; there is also a 'banana' - great fun for the kids! Galé can be busy in the summer but turn down any of the tracks along the coast road and you are likely to find a quiet beach or bay. Some, like Praia da Coelha, are a fair walk from the nearest parking area but worth the effort. São Rafael and Praia do Castelo are more accessible and have good beach bars. There are some wonderful restaurants, for example São Domingos, which has a good menu (including some excellent vegetarian dishes) and our clients are made especially welcome here. Also, O Marinheiro, which specialises in fresh fish. The Cerro d'Aguia is a ridge which runs from the western side of Albufeira, parallel to the coast with lovely views across the countryside to the marina...READ MORE >
Mrs H 'Your agency was a pleasure to do business with and everyone I had dealings with were so helpfu. It's so refreshing!! We certainly would considering using your agency in the future.'
Mr & Mrs L "Thank you for another wonderful holiday. Your UK staff were friendly and very helpful with our booking and it was lovely to visit Escola Velha again. We hope we can do the same next year!"
Mr L, "Just a line to say thank you again for another wonderful holiday at Escola Velha. We hope to be able to book again next year and maybe even stay a little longer! As always your staff were very friendly & helpful with our booking and we would recommend you to all our family and friends. Once again, many thanks"
Mr A "Will certainly book with you again, first class service and accommodation is exactly as described in your brochures. Oh, nearly forgot, the rep and the cleaner were 1st class also".
Mr P "We have been to this area many times in the past and always had villas, but it is fair to say that this was the best villa we have had. The villa itself was in a lovely location, the pool was great and we had many lovely evenings sitting on the beautiful veranda, which was superb in that it had many different seating areas. We are real foodies and the kitchen and barbecue area really catered for that. The kitchen was exceptionally equipped which was a real pleasure and, as people who enjoy cooking, it was a pleasure to have sharp knives and every utensil on hand. We really enjoyed the authenticity of the villa and the owner’s quirky taste – definitely a home from home. Our elder grandson (11) became a master barbecuer whilst we were there and the location of the barbecue meant that you were not excluded from the rest of the family. Our grandson was so impressed that he made a video to show everyone at home. He also really enjoyed the wifi facility. The maid came twice during the week and was very friendly and efficient".
Mrs L "Thank you for another wonderful holiday with The Villa Agency! Everything was perfect including the lovely car we had from Auto Jardim. We never tire of visiting Escola Velha and we look forward to more holidays there in the future."
Mr G " Thank you. We had a lovely time there again".
TV with English channels - varies between the UK terrestrial channels and in some cases may be a full viewing package.
TV with limited English channels - free to view programmes which may be limited to news & sport.
TV with national channels - Portuguese speaking television.
We cannot guarantee which channels or networks will be available at individual villas.
If you would like to have more specific details, please ask our staff.