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Lovely 4 Bedroom Villa With Own Pool Set in 12 Acres

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,421 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Very Private and Secluded Yet Not Remote.

This really is a beautiful villa. Tucked away from its neighbours about 200 yards down a winding driveway, you could easily believe you are alone in the world in this magical spot where a pretty stream runs though the garden. Yet it is not at all remote with restaurants within 50 yards of the gateway and big towns and nightlife (if you want it) only about a 20 minute trip by car.

The villa has four bedrooms,four bathrooms (2 with baths, 1 with a hydrotherapy shower and 1 with a standard showers). There are three balconies and two patios plus the pool area and barbecue. The living area is a huge open plan room with wood burning stove and satellite TV*. There is a separate dining room and the kitchen has direct access to one of the patios. If you enjoy walking, footpaths from the property lead to trails that cover the whole Monchique eco zone. For shopping, Monchique has an excellent supermarket and numerous small shops, while the large fishing port of Portimao is only about 18km away. Buses stop nearby for Monchique or Portimao, but a car is recommended.

This beautiful villa offers you a very private holiday yet it is not at all remote, with restaurants just over the road from the driveway. It is situated about 2km from the picturesque spa village of Caldas de Monchique and only a short drive from the resorts of Praia da Rocha, Portimao and Alvor. There are several good golf courses within about 20 minutes by car and also several spectacular beaches about the same distance away.

You can easily book the villa by clicking on the BUY NOW button, or if you want extra information and special offers, Please CLICK THE LINK to the villas own website for more information and the detailed price list and up to date availability. The link can be found at the bottom of the Facilities page (above Request to book panel)

* Internet & WiFi is provided free to our clients via a wireless connection provided by Vodafone. In the event of a service failure, we will do all we can to get a speedy repair, but as we are entirely in the hands of Vodafone, this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise the UK satellite television is operating at the extreme range of the UK service. In the event of a programme loss we will call out the local engineers but we cannot guarantee UK programmes.

Quinta da Mimosa is located in the beautiful 3000ft Monchique mountains, but being in the foothills it is only 350 feet above sea level and 15 minutes drive from Portimáo, so not at all 'out in the sticks'.

More Details

Owner
Alan Philpott
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Alan Philpott

We are a family who live at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, England. In the late 1980's, Jenny and Alan Philpott along with Alan's mother Joan fell in love with Portugal and The Algarve, in particular. In the late 1980's we were looking for a suitable location to build a large villa for our own use which would be secluded and private. We travelled the length and breadth of the Algarve, looking for the perfect spot. We went up and down dirt roads, often ending up in remote places, miles from anywhere. Eventually we came across just over 12 acres of land in the foothills of the Monchique mountains that once been a farm. It was the perfect place to build our house, but, in those pre-EU days, foreigners were not allowed to own more than one acre of land in Portugal. The only way we could do it was by owning a Portuguese company which in turn could buy as much land as it wanted.

Alan Philpott purchased this villa in 1993

Why Alan Philpott chose Monchique region

We had spent a year searching the Algarve for a suitable spot to build a villa. We looked at all sort of places, some lovely ones were so remote we could not face a twenty mile trip to the nearest shop or doctor. Others were in prime seaside positions but with nearby development happening so fast they would soon be in the centre of a housing estate or overlooked by a tower block.

Then we found this magical 12 acre spot with all sorts of fruit trees, cork oaks, pomegranates, orange and lemon groves and of course the lovely mimosas which brighten the place so much at the end of winter. Among the trees were the ruins of the old farmhouse and stables, close to a stream that runs through the land all year. This was the perfect place, so good in fact that we had to build something special. Alan used a lot of sketch books doodling pictures of possible houses before he came up with an idea that would fit in with such a special place. The sketch was turned into rough plans that were finally turned into working drawings by a local architect. After the planning formalities and choosing a builder, work commenced.in 1992. In October that year we were joined by a new member of the family, Christopher. To our surprise, the Portuguese builders were quite reliable with any delays being down to Portuguese bureaucracy and the villa was completed in 1993.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy, beautiful surroundings, yet close to civilzation. Just a short walk up the driveway and there are two restaurants that serve excellent Portuguese food at reasonable rates.

Only 15 - 20 minutes and you are in the city centre of Portimao or on the busy beach at Praia da Rocha or the quiet one at Praia da Vau. A short way up the hill to Monchique there is a supermarket, shops petrol stations and some wonderful views especially from Foia, the highest point of the Algarve. The spectacular west coast beaches are within easy reach

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alferce in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2421 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Shared between bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This is downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , Cold shower by the pool
  • 2 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. 2 bedrooms share a bathroom. The downstairs bathroom has wc, washbasin, bidet and a multi head shower cabin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Full bathroom just outside this bedrooms door. Small balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Full bathroom en-suite. Balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed in lounge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Full bathroom just outside bedrooms door + roll away bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower/toilet. Room is on 2nd floor
  • Bedroom 1, the Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony. It has a king size double bed and a single bed. Internet* connected PC with printer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FOR FULL INFORMATION, SEE THE VILLAS OWN WEBSITE www.mimosavilla.co.uk The maid comes 5 mornings per week.. She is very discreet so don't worry if you want to get up late. The garden adjoins the Monchique forest trails system, so if you have the energy, there are some wonderful walks and mountain bike trails. The two nearby restaurants are excellent and good value for money. Both are family run businesses and their food and prices are hard to beat anywhere. * Internet & WiFi is provided free to our clients via a wireless connection provided by Vodafone. In the event of a service failure, we will do all we can to get a speedy repair, but as we are entirely in the hands of Vodafone, this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise the UK satellite television is operating at the extreme range of the UK service. In the event of a programme loss we will call out the local engineers but we cannot guarantee UK programmes

Location

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
EARLY SUMMER 2017
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
SUMMER a 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
 
SUMMER SHORT BREAK
1 Aug 2017 - 2 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
 
 
SUMMER b 2017
3 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
 
LATE SUMMER 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,190
for 7 nights
£1,190
 
 
Winter 2017/18
1 Oct 2017 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
£7,900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Accommodation license number 6702 / AL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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