Situated in Poco Barreto, between the historic city of Silves and the popular Praia do Carvoeiro, this simple yet comfortable villa has spacious accommodation and is set in a large, established garden.
The accommodation is on three floors with two self-contained apartments on the ground floor level making this an excellent choice for several families wishing to holiday together without loss of privacy.
The main living room on the first floor has a bar area with seating and a snooker table, there is a large terrace overlooking the pool and steps down to the pool and garden.
There are bedrooms on the second floor and on this level is a spacious terrace enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
The large swimming pool is surrounded by lawns, palm trees and tropical plants and there is a covered barbecue area.
Weddings & parties may be accepted at this house on request. Venue hire fees will apply. Please ask us for details.
(Although every care has been taken to make sure photographs and descriptions are kept updated, the properties are subject to changes, updates and improvements. If something is particularly important to you, please let us know so that we can confirm this facility is available).
Ground floor: 2 apartments, each with open-plan living room/kitchen with sofa bed, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom (interior bedroom), 1 shower room.
First floor: Living/dining room/bar. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. 1 shower room. Washroom. Laundry room.
Second floor: Small living room. 1 bedroom with 2 double beds, air conditioning & bathroom en-suite. 2 double bedrooms. 1 twin bedroom. 2 shower rooms. Terrace.
Limited Mobility - This property has a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor with little or no steps in the living areas or to the swimming pool/garden, so may be considered suitable for someone with limited mobility. As everyone's needs are different, please check with us at time of booking to ensure suitability for your group.
Originally the Moorish capital, Silves is now a thriving community with a bustling riverside complete with pavement cafés, cobbled walkways and cycle paths along the river. The vegetable and fish market is best on Saturday morning, spilling onto the narrow shopping streets, where an old fashioned hardware store and haberdashery sit alongside souvenir shops and bakeries selling delicious cakes. Silves is home to Rui's, one of the Algarve's longest established restaurants which serves excellent fish and seafood.The sandstone castle stands high above the town and has stunning views over the surrounding countryside and the River Arade. The cosmopolitan Café Inglês is next door to the castle and has an interesting menu and live music on Saturdays and Sundays (advance booking is usually required).
Despite its proximity to the coast, Paderne is very much a traditional village. Local produce is traded in the markets here and in nearby Algoz and Messines. There
are several restaurants at prices a good deal lower than on the coast; the black pig at Moiras Encantadas is a particular favourite and for wine lovers, the owner of Veneza has one of the most extensive lists we have ever come across along with a menu offering the best of Algarvean cuisine. Paderne is a thriving village and has a chemist, bank, post office, one or two small shops (which might stretch to be called mini-markets) and a very good fruit shop. It is worth remembering that in rural areas it is often possible to hear dogs, donkeys and other four legged friends!
Things we love
This is wonderful walking country, largely unaffected by tourism and a great example of the 'real' Algarve , with good, inexpensive restaurants.
Things to be aware of
You may hear occasional traffic noise from some of the properties and once again, most country people keep dogs.