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An Elegant Villa and Cottage with Gardens and Pool in a Truly Unspoilt Village.

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Last updated: 07/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A handsome villa, with delightful mature gardens & a large private pool. Experience a truly authentic village life, with friendly Portuguese neighbours, plus comfort and privacy - a rare combination ! The Villa has a superb sunny (25 foot) sitting room at first floor level, with wood-burning stove, overlooking a pasture often grazed by goats. 2 French windows lead onto a wide sun terrace looking towards the coastal cliffs. Steps curve down to the mature walled garden containing peach, orange, lemon and mandarin trees, fruiting vines & a gazebo.
The adjacent private pool is surrounded by floral beds in its own walled garden, reached by a gate in the Villa garden, thus enabling it to be secured safeguarding infants. The ground floor has 2 large twin bedrooms with French windows into the garden & 2 bathrooms (baths & showers). The optional cottage (Casita) has a sitting room (with a sofa which can become two single futons), 1 twin bedroom & bathroom. There is air-conditioning , and heating if required in winter months.
A generous welcome pack of food and wine is included. An English babysitter is available. Additional beds, cots and high chair are available.

The house has views over open countryside and over the quaint village roof tops to the coast. The area, being a National Park, is generally agreed to be the most beautiful in the Algarve and is richly endowed with wild flowers, rare birds and butterflies.

Golf, fishing, riding, tennis and sailing, are all only a few minutes away, as are little whitewashed fishing villages where the morning catch is sold and cooked, very cheaply.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 3 twins, 2 sofa beds, further beds available, 2 cots, crib on request.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The facilities listed include both the Villa and the Casita (cottage). Welcome pack of food and wine provided. English speaking baby-sitter available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    British residents in the area have been experiencing problems accessing BBC channels recently, but Sky and CNN are unaffected....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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The prices given are for the Villa. The Casita prices are considerably lower, often less than half the villa prices. Please telephone, or consult our website( www.vilad.com): for details of  the Casita prices. The Villa can be rented on its own but the Casita can only be rented in conjunction with the Villa.
Details and prices for the Casa dos Arcos (sleeping 8+) can be viewed on our website.
SPECIAL OFFER : For CHRISTMAS WEEK : All three houses together  ( Casa dos Arcos, Villa dos Arcos and Casita do Pintor): combined rate £1150 (based on 14 persons - extra persons £40 per week each).
Please see website  : contact owner for more details

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Faro
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

The village is located in the West Algarve approx 8 miles west of the historic town of Lagos. The village has changed little with the twentieth century. Brightly painted houses look onto winding cobbled streets.

The area, generally agreed to be the most beautiful in the Algarve, consists of gently rolling hills with a wealth of walks through fig and almond groves. This National Park is the Algarve's only conservation area and is richly endowed with wild flowers and an astonishing range of birds and rare butterflies. A bird- watching log is kept in the Villa and features frequent references to various eagles, harriers, egrets, hoopoes, vultures and warblers. Expert guided bird-watching tours are available.

The village is under a mile from the completely untouched coastline of small sandy coves, and stands approximately 100 feet above sea level in open countryside overlooking a wooded valley dotted with white windmills and eucalyptus forests.

Other Activities: Bird watching and reserve, donkey sanctuary

Golf: Parque da Floresta is 1/2 kilometres away; this 18 hole championship golf course (due to be expanded to 36 holes) is in a beautifully landscaped setting and has a health centre, swimming pools, tennis courts (floodlit), bowling green, restaurants, club facilities, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, classes, competitions and social events. Concessionary rates have been negotiated via the local representative.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: The owner (not Patricia , who is a friend of the owner and is dealing with the bookings ) writes : I was a barrister, a Cambridge don and a schoolmaster at Oundle and, after retirement , a professional artist, having been an amateur painter for many years previously. I hold annual exhibitions in London, Paris, and Oundle where I still live, in a 500 year old drovers' inn, with an art gallery converted from the ancient stables. I am also a keen musician , playing the bassoon in various chamber ensembles, and on numerous occasions have brought chamber groups to the Villa and given concerts in the local area.

Why the Owner Chose Burgau, Budens, Portugal:
The owner (not Patricia) writes : I found this charming village almost by chance 35 years ago. I had come to Portugal in search of beautiful places to paint, but, dismayed by the wanton development along most of the Algarve coast, penetrated to the west Algarve,which was then virtually unknown, and discovered this delightful village, only a few minutes walk from the most stunning coast. I was painting there when a villager told me about a ruined manor house (the Casa) which was for sale very cheaply, and having fallen in love with the village, I rashly bought it at once. This was the start of over 10 years restoration, and subsequently, the designing of a smaller house (the Villa) in its grounds, which is now completely separate and the conversion of two old barns into a cottage (Casita) in the Villa grounds. It was a somewhat fraught experience at the time, but being finished it is an unfailing joy whenever I go there, either to paint or with friends and family (see photo, on the beach). Astonishingly, the village and environs have hardly changed since my first arrival and I bless the day when I made that impetuous decision to buy the old ruin.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The owner (not Patricia) writes : There is too much to summarise here, but, briefly, I love the tranquility and beauty of the place with many of the old village characters whom I have known for 35 years, the wonderful views in all directions, the sense of peace and privacy in my gardens and pools, the astonishing bird life and the timeless quality of the place. I can't do justice to it here - you need to experience it for yourself !


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Villa

    The Villa

  • Villa sitting room

    Villa sitting room

  • A bedroom in the Villa

    A bedroom in the Villa

  • Villa kitchen

    Villa kitchen

  • Casita sitting room

    Casita sitting room

  • Villa garden, gate into pool garden

    Villa garden, gate into pool garden

  • Pool in the Villa

    Pool in the Villa

  • A street in the village

    A street in the village

  • The nearest beach

    The nearest beach

  • Road to the village

    Road to the village

  • Goatherd on the path to the beach

    Goatherd on the path to the beach

  • Cliffs at Cape St Vincent

    Cliffs at Cape St Vincent

  • Villa dos Arcos

    Villa dos Arcos

  • Part of the Villa garden

    Part of the Villa garden

  • One of the bathrooms

    One of the bathrooms

  • The Casita

    The Casita

  • Village roof tops from balcony

    Village roof tops from balcony

  • Villa staircase

    Villa staircase

  • The secluded beach ; ruined Roman fortress on cliff top

    The secluded beach ; ruined Roman fortress on cliff top

  • View from the Villa sitting room

    View from the Villa sitting room

  • Fishing beach nearby

    Fishing beach nearby

  • Village farmer ploughing

    Village farmer ploughing

  • wildflowers galore

    wildflowers galore

  • Sunset over the Cape

    Sunset over the Cape

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    House
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/16/2016
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