Luxurious 5 bedroomed detached villa in a prime location overlooking the town of Silves, with spectacular distant views of Portimão and Monchique mountain. Large secluded pool, outside kitchen with elegant dining area for al-fresco dining. Fantastic games room with full size snooker table and multi-gym. The perfect holiday home for a relaxing holiday with family or friends.
This beautiful holiday villa is located in a tranquil location on a private hillside, just minutes away from the beautiful ancient town of Silves and offers a unique sense of luxury, built to a grand and elaborate scale.
The house is approached by a sweeping... tree lined driveway, with a beautiful stone fountain under the trees. Inside the elegance continues, each room is decorated to a different style giving the feeling of a small boutique hotel.
This rustic portuguese villa has 5 huge bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathroom, plus 2 newly-refurbished and fully tiled shower rooms finished to a very high standard. The house is furnished throughout with a superb selection of quality antique furniture, handed down through generations of the Portuguese owners’ family giving it a feeling of grandeur.
There is a large homely lounge with traditional leather sofa and armchairs, English Sky free to air TV and Portuguese TV, Air Conditioning and piano. From the lounge there is access directly outside to the pool area. Aswell as the main lounge there is a small lounging area nestled between bedrooms 4 and 5 furnished with wooden table and four chairs, with a stone chess board and patio doors to an attractive vestibule, planted and partially covered with canvas shades.
The dining room, with stunning wooden floor has a striking central fireplace of stone and brass, and is furnished with a large banquet table and chairs, large traditional dresser containing full dinner service, and benefits from a small 'snug' area at one end with comfy leather chairs. There are patio doors to the garden.
The light and airy kitchen breakfast room has beautiful hand-painted tiles, traditional fully fitted dark wood units, and dual aspect views over the garden and surrounding countryside. It is well equipped with gas oven, hob, double sink, and microwave. The adjoining utility room houses the fridge and freezer, aswell as the washing machine, and conveniently a door leading to the garden and clothes line.
The huge individually decorated bedrooms are all beautifully furnished with wardrobes, bed side tables etc, and four of the five bedrooms have either en-suite or private bath or shower rooms, Air Conditioning and ceiling fans.
The Games room is a fantastic addition to this property, with a full size snooker table, multi-gym, comfy sofa, TV, a vast selection of reading books and even a drum kit - there will be something to keep everyone amused.
Air conditioning/heating is available for an additional charge.
Outside the large secluded south facing swimming pool gets the sun all day, and is surrounded by a large terrace, and fringed by mature hedging and trees. There are lots of sun loungers, and parasol for those who prefer the shade. Under the pagoda is the outdoor kitchen area with cooker, fridge/freezer and sink, along with the adjoining large stone table with benches, which offers a cool and tranquil space to dine alfresco. Next to the pool is a lawned area with built in BBQ. Pool towels are supplied.
Extensive mature gardens surround the property, and provide both sunny and shaded rest areas with seating, ideal for relaxing with your favourite novel, playing chess, or simply relaxing.Read more
Elegant and Luxurious Villa in Silves Silves, Algarve, Portugal
Additional Location Information
Located in a tranquil location on a private Algarve hillside, this stunning villa with private gardens and pool is just minutes away from the beautiful ancient town of Silves with it's ancient red stone castle, cathedral and architecture steeped in history, as well as an array of restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. You can wander the quaint cobbled streets, visit the market and try one of the many cafés, bars or restaurants. If you travel a little further out of town, in many local villages a three course meal with wine can be bought for around 10 euros!
Silves also benefits from a fabulous public indoor heated swimming pool with gymnasium, sauna and various excercise and aerobic classes.
Slightly further afield is the Monchique mountain, the highest point in the Algarve, with fantastic views and traditional restaurants.
The nearest beaches are Armação de Pera or Carvoeiro which are just 10 to 15 mins by car, with hundreds of other Algarve beaches all very close. This particular stretch of coastline is dramatically beautiful, certainly the best in the Algarve and contains probably the best clifftop walks to be had anywhere in the world, perfect for those who enjoy walking, hiking or rambling.
There are a selection of golf courses nearby, including the Silves Pestana course, and the famous Amendoeira Golf course which is the largest in Europe, with bowling and fitness centre among it's many facilities.
Other nearby golf courses include the Pestana and Gramacho courses at Lagoa, and Morgado set in the Monchique mountain.
Two big water parks ,Slide & Splash and Aqualand are within 15 minutes drive and Zoomarine for the whole family is 20 minutes drive. Algarve Shopping Centre at Guia, just 25 minutes drive away offers great High Street shops,cinemas and restaurants.
For the more adventurous the villa is ideally located for horse riding, cycling, golf, tennis or walking. Babysitting service is available upon request.
Faro airport is 35 mins east by car, and in our opinion car hire is essential, although Silves Gare station is just 1km away where you can catch a train to anywhere in the Algarve. The nearest towns after Silves are 4km to Lagoa, and 10km to Carvoeiro.
Local places of interest include:
Castle: This splendid Moorish fortress, one of the finest in Portugal, is open daily July-Aug 9:00am-8pm and Sept-June 9:00am-5:30pm, there is a small entrance fee.
Cathedral (Sé): Located just below the Castle – Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm, Sun open between mass – free entrance.
Igreja da Misericórdia: 16th century church opposite the Cathedral main entrance with Manueline doorway, Renaissance altarpiece and 17th century paintings. Frequently the venue for classical music evenings. Mon-Fri 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00-5:30pm – free entrance.
Archaeological Museum: Constructed around a medieval Islamic well and recently renovated and extended with translations in English. Mon-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm.
Torre do Relógio (The clock tower): One of the major landmarks in Albufeira, surviving the earthquake of 1755.
Ponte Grande: Impressive caverns with large arches, and also the underwater caverns of Grutas do Xorino.
Albufeira Market: Takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
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