House in Parque da Floresta, Budens, Western Algarve, Portugal - Situated on Golf and Leisure Complex
About David Hallworth
Having worked for 35 years in the finance sector, I retired in 2004 and now fill my time with golf (which could always be better), enjoying our grandchildren, photography, computing and using my work acquired skills as Bursar for a local Methodist Circuit.
David Hallworth purchased this House in 1995
Why David Hallworth chose Vila do Bispo
We first visited Parque da Floresta in 1994 and fell in love with the place. A return visit the following year was enough to persuade us to purchase one of the new houses then being built in the main Golf Village. We own the house with two other couples and have a formal sharing agreement but because I have the time, it's me who does most of the lettings administration. Parque da Floresta is situated in the heart of the unspoilt Western Algarve, away from the crowds of the busier tourist centres.
What makes this House unique
The house, being located in the middle of the golf course, is popular with golfers and our very close proximity to the pool and other resort facilities makes us one of the prime locations in the main Golf Village. For the more active holidaymaker, we are only 50 meters from the Gym complex (which also houses the Spa for those who want a more relaxing holiday!).
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Beleza das praias de Vila do Bispo
Casa muito espaçosa e com boas condições. Apenas referir a falta do Wifi e dos canais portugueses na Tv.
A região tem as mais belas praias do Algarve, aqui a natureza e a tradição local convive bem com o turismo.
Thank you for your review. As detailed in our listing, there is WiFi provided by a 4G router. As advised in the listing and information provided at the time of booking, this requires the purchase of a Data only SIM.
Special interest holidays:
Other facilities include: Tennis courts (rackets and balls available) with junior and family tournaments. Junior football training (availability can be checked pre-booking). Bowls (equipment hire available). Driving range (lessons available). Extensive under 14s play area. Children’s fun club (usually only operates in school holidays). Mountain biking. Archery.
Parque da Floresta is on the edge of a nature reserve in the unspoilt Western Algarve, close to a number of sandy beaches. Salema beach and fishing village is just 5 mins away and offers numerous bars and local restaurants, while there are many other beaches within 20mins drive, including those on the West coast which are very quiet but ideal for surfing and offer both stunning and spectacular views. The wild flowers are at their best in the spring and well worth viewing on foot.
Faro airport is a 1 hour drive away along the A22 toll motorway. It is also practical to fly to Lisbon and drive down to the Algarve through some fantastic scenery and this will take between 2.5 to 3 hours. Car hire is essential to give you the freedom to explore this part of Portugal.
The nearest village is Budens, approx 1 mile away with supermarket, petrol station, bars and restaurants. Salema is the nearest fishing village with a large beach and many restaurants and can be reached by car in 5 mins. Lagos, the nearest large town is about 20 mins away with its marina, shops, restaurants, nightlife and numerous boat trips. There is a Lidl supermarket in Vila do Bispo, about 10 minutes drive west.
Parque da Floresta is a fantastic location, ideal for a relaxing holiday in the Algarve. The resort provides all the golf and leisure facilities you could need while the surrounding region remains largely unspoilt retaining its Portuguese character. Lagos, is the nearest large town and has an abundance of interest for visitors. The town has three large supermarkets, numerous banks, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. From the marina and quayside many boating and sailing activities are available, including visits to the grotto's and daily dolphin watching. Lagos is steeped in history, the old slave market is now used for exhibitions of local artists. The church and museum nearby illustrates many centuries of influence from before Roman times and well worth a visit for the whole family.