Villa with 3 bathrooms and swimming pool in Picota, Algarve
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From £758 per week
Villa to rent in Picota, Algarve
Villa overview - owner's description
Villa Cortina is an impressive rural hideaway set in peaceful countryside with very large landscaped gardens, yet only minutes from the bustling market town of Loule & the world famous resort of ...
Villa Cortina is located in the village of Parragil; a traditional rural community set in rolling hills, north-west of Faro. Parragil has a small mini-market selling basic essentials (1km away) and you will find a good selection of local restaurants in the surrounding area or at Loulè, 8.5km away.
The beaches along the Algarve feature golden stretches of sand, lapped by the warm waters of the Atlantic. The closest beach is at Vilamoura, 14km away, where there is also a large marina where you can stroll around between shops, bars and restaurants and admire the colourful array of yachts. Vilamoura also has 4 golf course, the nearest of which is also the newest; Laguna. This course has three different nine-hole loops and is approximately 13km away.
The pretty town of Loulé is 8.5km. It’s traditional cobbled pathways are home to the small shops where local craftsmen make their wares; leather and ceramics. Every Saturday there is a lively market where stalls fill the square with fresh local goods and the handicrafts. A few walls remain among the beautiful ruins of a 12th century Arab castle, which stand side-by-side with Loulé’s modern buildings.
The Algarve capital of Faro is home to a spectacular coastline where sandbanks, islands and miles of dune intermingle across the low waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This area is a natural park; protected for its environmental importance but the sandy beaches are open to all who wish to build sandcastles, and splash in the warm, shallow waters.
Approach:Villa Cortina sits on a hillside in the heart of rural Algarve overlooking the rolling plains towards distant mountains. The large landscaped gardens contain a wealth of features and different areas to explore. Only 1km from a local shop and 8.5km from the pretty town of Loule, this is a great choice for a relaxing holiday and a base from which to explore the historic towns, and lovely sandy beaches of the Algarve.
Green gates open onto the beautiful gardens surrounding Villa Cortina and the large driveway has a small roundabout to make turning easy; this small circle is decorated with a large ornamental terracotta pot. From the parking area, steps lead up to the wooden front door. A thriving climbing plant is entwined across the entrance walls, covering it with red-flowers and thick green leaves
Ground Floor:The homely sitting room has a large wooden beam across the ceiling, and a ceiling fan to stir up a cooling breeze. In the centre of one wall is an open fireplace, and arranged around it are a sofa, armchairs and coffee table. The sitting room has a large TV, video player and CD player. Patio doors open to the shaded veranda with beautiful panoramic views across the rolling plains. There is also a dining table and chairs for six.
A doorway leads through to the spacious kitchen where there is a fitted kitchen with a solid worktop. There is a breakfast bar with bar stools and the kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven/hob.
The pretty master bedroom is furnished with a double bed, bedside cabinets, armchair and chest of drawers & fitted wardrobes. Draping curtains frame the patio doors that open on to one side of the shaded veranda. A door opens into a brand new shower room, with walk in shower, toilet & sink. There is also a separate brand new shower room with walkin in shower, toilet and washbasin.
First Floor:A staircase leads from the entrance up to the first floor landing. A door opens on to a small terrace with external stairs down to the gardens and pool. On the first floor are further bedrooms; one is furnished with a double bed and the second with twin beds. Both have patio doors opening onto upper balconies with beautiful panoramic views across the lush, green countryside. Sat here as dusk descends, you can watch the pinking sky and enjoy the tranquillity; disturbed only by the distant tinkle of goat bells. Outside:The beautiful landscaped gardens are a fantastic feature of this holiday villa; with different areas and features to explore. There are lawns, rockeries, and plenty of hidden shady spots beneath tall trees where you can relax with a good book. Neighbouring the grounds are orange groves that fill the air with a citrus fragrance. A stone wishing well sits on the left at the beginning of a long driveway lined with lawns and shrubs that leads up to the villa.
Set into a downwards slope, Villa Cortina’s elevated position affords beautiful panoramic views across the rolling plains to the distant mountains. Patio doors open from the master bedroom and living room onto a shaded veranda running along the back of the villa. Overlooking the pool below and the far-reaching scenic landscape, this small terrace is a lovely spot to savour that first morning cup of coffee.
A large staircase takes you down to the sun-filled pool terrace below. The large kidney-shaped pool has integral steps in one corner to lead you gradually into the water. A stone wall borders the pool along the far end, and opens to the large gardens at the side. The terrace has a barbecue dining area with a large built-in barbecue and new, luxurious and comfortable resin weave dining table with eight matching chairs. There is also new for 2015, a fabulous resin weave modular seating area with coffee table overlooking the splendid far reaching views. Either side of the pool terrace you will find green and lush gardens to explore; among which there is a 9 hole putting green and a large summer house with bar and games including darts.
Villa Cortina is a fantastic holiday villa for those who enjoy outdoor living in the warm sunshine.
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Outside this villa in Picota, AlgarveThis villa is in the countryside. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garden and a tennis. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 22 February 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 26 March - 23 May 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 27 June - 31 December 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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£100.00 per week, paid with booking
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 cot
Private pool, Size 5m, Depth 0.8m to 1.8m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Clothes drier, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Parking, Private garden
Maid service three times a week. As part of our "Much More Collection", this villa comes with a number of extra features and fittings as standard (which may not be listed below in the "features" section). View full details of all the extras which will go to making your stay at Villa Cortina feel a home-from-home.
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