Located on the edge of the stunning Vicentina National Park, Casa Dourada provides a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore this dramatic and unspoilt corner of the Western Algarve. The newly-renovated property is surrounded by an extensive tiled patio with double door access from all the rooms and has a large, beautiful Mediterranean walled garden offering total privacy. The rear of the house has unspoilt views over the national park with a stunning beach only 5 mins by car. The house is managed by a local agency and comes fully equipped with all bedding, high quality linen and cutlery and kitchen utensils. There is a washing machine,dishwasher, satellite TV, DVD player,stereo, internet access (via top-up dongle) and a brick garden barbecue. Situated down a rural track on the edge of Vila do Bispo village, the property is ideal for children as there is no traffic except for an occasional herd of cows. It is an easy 5 minute stroll into the village which has all amenities, including a great fish and fruit market, baker and a Lidl supermarket.
- Villa1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Villa near Sagres, Located In National Park, 3 Km from stunning beaches.
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- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 11, 2018
I am currently based in London and work in the production of wildlife films for TV.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Owner chose Vila do Bispo
I have been visiting this area for over 30 years. It is such an amazing area I decided to buy a house here and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle as much as possible!
What makes this Villa unique
This property is set in a peaceful location, close to beaches and one of the few properties within the National Park. Superb views from the rear of the house over rolling hills and pristine countryside.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Sehr ruhig und angenehm!
Wir, Familie mit zwei grösseren Kindern, haben das angenehme Ferienhaus am Rande von Vila do Bispo sehr genossen. Das Haus ist geräumig, gemütlich eingerichtet und sauber. Alles vorhanden, was man braucht. Aus der Küche schaut man direkt in die Landschaft/Westseite, Sonnenuntergang, vor dem Haus ist ein herrlicher Garten, wo man unbeobachtet sein kann. Das Haus liegt an einer unbefestigten Strasse, in den Nachbarhäusern wohnen Portugiesen. Die Stimmung ist ländlich, Hundegebell und Hähne am Morgen kommen vor, Gänsegeschnatter, Taubengurren, ebenso Mücken und Grillenzirpen. Kein Autolärm. Der Lidl ist ca. 300 m entfernt, die lokale Markthalle mit Obst, Gemüse, Fisch 200 m. Vila do Bispo ist wenig touristisch, dennoch gibt es zwei gute Restaurants am Ort und mehrere Bars, Bushaltestelle, Bank, Bäcker, Metzger, Lidl, Polizeistation und einen super Surfshop im Gewerbegebiet. An den Stränden ist man mit dem Auto schnell, auch dort gibt es Bars, Surfschulen.
Im Herbst kann es an der Westküste sehr neblig sein, der Nebel kann auch in den Ort ziehen.
Gesamteindruck war gut.
Nettes kleines Haus, zentrale Lage, alles bestens. Die Vor Ort Betreuung durch die Verwalterin war perfekt.
Special interest holidays:
Surfing, bird watching, horse-riding, scuba diving, walking, golf, fishing, mountain biking.
The nearest beach to the property is Castelejo,surely one of the most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in Europe (5 mins by car), accessed via a dramatic winding road down through the park. Wild and invigorating, Castelejo has 3km of golden sands backed by dramatic cliffs, and the Atlantic breakers attract surfers from all over the world. It is also famous for its amazing sunsets which can be viewed from the cliff top or over a glass of white wine from the beach restaurant/bar.
Faro airport is 113km away on the motorway which is accessed from Lagos (one and a quarter hours by car). Car hire is recommended and is very cheap, especially if booked online.
Beautiful beaches at Zavial, with its crystal clear waters, and Ingrina are 10 minutes by car, ideal for family swimming and snorkelling. 5 minutes walk into Vila do Bispo village. Sagres beaches and fort are 9km (10 minutes by car). Spectacular cliff views and historic 18th century lighthouse at Cabo Sao Vicente, the most south-westerly point of Europe, 12km. Lagos is 22km (25 minutes by car). Salema fishing village and beach is 15 minutes by car. 'Aqualand' waterpark is 30km (35 mins by car).
The village has all amenities including bank, ATM, daily traditional fresh fish and fruit market, pharmacy, petrol station, numerous excellent local restaurants offering traditional Algarve cuisine. Activities include all watersports, especially surfing and body-boarding, scuba-diving, fishing, spectacular nature walks, mountain biking, horse riding and birdwatching, all within 15 minutes by car. Numerous unspoilt sandy beaches and coves 5 -15 minutes by car. Free wireless internet available at the Caravela bar opposite the bank - they serve excellent fresh orange juice.
Booking Notes: 25% non-refundable deposit with full payment due 6 weeks in advance, Euros or sterling accepted. Payment into English or Portuguese bank. Changeover Day: Preferred Saturday changeover.