This spectacular villa is in an elevated hillside position and has amazing views across the countryside to the sea and inland towards the Monchique Mountains. Set in 1,500 square metres of landscaped garden, there are vast lawns, comfortable seating and dining areas, even a duck pond (fenced for safety).
The interior is immaculate, exceptionally spacious and well equipped. The linen is all top quality, the bathrooms are pristine and the kitchen well designed and thought out. There are six bedrooms in the main house and a further three bedrooms are located in two suites which have external access.
A path leads down to the terraced pool area, with good quality loungers and a sheltered sunbathing area to one side. The separate children’s pool is heated ensuring a pleasant temperature and the main pool has heating and fencing if required. The modern games room, with pool table, table tennis, table football & Playstation 4, is next to the pool.
Planina is close to Medici, Sobra & Calombo.
NB Groups of 10 or less will be accommodated in the main house only. For larger groups rooms paid for in advance will be made available.
Weddings & parties may be accepted at this house on request. Venue hire fees will apply. Please ask us for details.
Tourist licence number 87644/AL
Main house (sleeps 10): Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 single bedroom with shower room en-suite. 1 double bedroom with bathroom en-suite, with bath & shower & terrace. 1 twin bedroom with bathroom en-suite. Washroom.
First floor: 1 double bedroom with bathroom en-suite with bath & shower. 1 twin bedroom with bathroom en-suite. 1 single bedroom with shower room en-suite (separate entrance).
Suite 1 (at extra cost) with separate entrance: Living room. Bedroom with king size bed & large bathroom en-suite with Jacuzzi bath & shower.
Suite 2 (at extra cost) separate entrance: Living room. Bedroom with king size bed & shower room en-suite. 1 twin bedroom with shower room en-suite.
Games room. Fenced duck pond.
Note: Twin beds can be made up as doubles, please request at time of booking
In the hills behind Faro there are some wonderful towns and villages which remain relatively unaffected by tourism. Loulé is a typical, bustling market town with lots of history and remnants of its Roman and Moorish past, including the old castle walls and mosque-like churches. As the coast has developed, gradually more villas have been built on the almond tree filled hills surrounding Loulé but this has not changed the character of the town; if you wander down the cobbled side streets, you will find workshops with craftsmen busily working on leatherware, weavers making baskets and metal workers beating out copperware.
São Brás is a sleepy town 12kms from Loulé with a central square, an interesting museum, several restaurants and few tourists. Close by is the village of Estoi which has Roman ruins, an 18th Century palace and an excellent market held on the second Sunday of each month. ...
Santa Bárbara de Nexe has several very good restaurants including inexpensive, traditional cafés and an Italian with live music on Sundays. For the adventurous traveller, Seville, just across the Spanish border, is an easy drive, just two and a half hours via the motorway. You can take your hire car at no extra cost if you notify us so that we can arrange insurance cover for Spain.
The village centre of Boliqueime is in the hills just in front of the motorway and a short drive to the coast. It retains a village atmosphere yet is just a fifteen minute drive from the centre of Albufeira and about the same to the golf courses at Vilamoura. The centre still has some cobbled streets with local shops, a post office, chemist and a couple of cafés and there is an annual fair, held during the summer in the church square, with stalls selling locally produced handicrafts and food. On the main road there is a well used and authentic café/restaurant, where one of our directors was once defeated by a rustic local stew of pig's head, complete with ears! The surrounding countryside is hilly, with pine and almond trees and dotted with gleaming white villas. This is the way to get the best of the Algarve if you do not mind a short drive to the shops and beaches. Salir is well known for its 12th century castle, originally built by the Moors to protect the countryside and its peoples from a Christian attack, It is situated at the top of the village and there are some outstanding views across the town and the surrounding countryside. It is close to the Rocha da Pena national park which is a popular hiking area, with locals and visitors alike.
The villages in these areas are largely unspoilt and most of our villas are in peaceful locations. The restaurants are usually very reasonably priced and offer authentic Algarvean cuisine.
You will have to drive to the beaches and barking dogs can sometimes spoil the tranquillity of the countryside.