Villa in Almadena, Praia da Luz, Algarve. Close To Many Beaches And Golf Courses
Mrs Robin Ketteringham
About Mrs Robin Ketteringham
Hello We have owned this property for over 20 years and it has been the destination of many family holidays over the years. Our children came to regard Portugal as a second home and had many friends there, particularly in Salema where, as teenagers, they enjoyed the bars and restaurants and we, as parents, never had to worry about them out alone in the evening. We enjoyed the beaches at Salema and slightly further afield at Zavial and on the west coast. We loved the restaurants by the sea but the barbecue and garden enabled us to eat at home as a family and we enjoyed the shopping at local markets for those meals. The weather in Portugal is such that we eat almost all our meals outdoors from March to November and now that we are retired we are better able to visit throughout that peri
Mrs Robin Ketteringham purchased this Villa in 1991
Why Mrs Robin Ketteringham chose Almadena
We bought this house after 10 years of owning an apartment in Salema. After all those years we had come to love the Western Algarve for the weather, beaches, food, and friendliness of the people. We felt at home there. It was easy to get to Faro airport early in the morning, pick up a car and be in Almadena for a late lunch! (Now that the motorway serves the Algarve it is only an hour from the airport). We also love to walk in spring and the autumn (when the weather is still good but a little cooler) and visit the inland areas such as Monchique and Silves. Almadena is quiet and takes us away from crowds. Even in August we can choose whether to go to a vibrant buzzy place or a quiet destination. Sometimes we go for a long week-end sometimes 4 weeks. We always return refreshed.
What makes this Villa unique
Almadena is a typical Portuguese village making an ideal spot to base your holiday, it's small with a few shops and restaurants for any immediate needs. The garden and pool give you immediate access to enjoyment of the weather. You will need a car to explore the glories of the Algarve coast and the inland areas. Busy Lagos is an attractive destination to shop and eat and is about 15 minutes away by car. It also has lots of attractions suitable for the family, boat trips etc. If you have children, try the water parks such as Slide and Splash, a little further along the coast. There are several attractive golf courses all close by. As the house sleeps 6 people and has three bathrooms we never feel on top of one another; the spacious living areas give us all plenty of space to chill out
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic holiday! :-)
We recently stayed at the villa in Almadena and had a lovely time. The villa was very clean and well presented. We received a welcome pack upon arrival. A cleaner came half way through the week to clean the villa and the pool was also cleaned during our stay.
Mr and Mrs Ketteringham were very helpful from day one. This was the first time we have been to Portugal and loved Almadena, a very small local friendly town, with a mini market and local amenities.. There is a lovely pub located in the village called Brodies, that we ate at twice.. Burgau is within walking distance, Burgue a local fishing village with a fantastic sandy beach... We travelled to Praia da Luz, which is just a 10 minutes drive.. again great beaches and restaurants.. We traveled by bus.. there is a bus stop in Almadena and only cost 8 euros for all 5 of us to travel on.. The bus's are pretty regular and easy to use..
We are very keen to visit again and stay at Mr and Mrs Ketteringham's villa and have already enquired for a longer stay in 2019!
Highly recommend all! :-)
More than adequate villa for a family holiday.
Firstly I would like to thank Mr Ketteringham to allow us to have a holiday in his villa.I was very disappointed that the bedding was not changed as agreed.I was of the impression that a welcome pack would be there on arrival.If it should have been,it was not there.Our gas ran out on the 3rd day,which was dealt with on the same day.However perhaps that should not have happened,as the system was a two bottle sytem,so that when one bottle is empty it should be changed whilst the other bottle is being used.These comments are purely for the benefit of the owner..Regards,Gordon Kendrick
Maison familiale sympathique
Maison très sympa et agréable, spacieuse et fonctionnelle...parfait pour des vacances en famille.
Proche mer et commodités donc super.
Cependant les prestations (ménage intérieur et nettoyage piscine) laissent vraiment vraiment à désirées voir inadmissibles!!!
location idéale pour une famille .PARFAIT
Très belle villa spacieuse, propre et très fonctionnelle . Identique comme sur les photos . Le point culminant était la grande terrasse avec la piscine. Agréable séjour dans la ville d'Almadena, a proximité de Burgau, Luz et de Lagos ou l'on y retrouve de bon restaurant, de belle plage, des magasin et surtout un paysage magnifique . La plage la plus proche est très appréciable. Une villa vraiment idéale !!
Almadena is 3km from the coast. The nearest beach is at Burgau, about five minutes drive away but there are many other great beaches within a short drive. Some of our favourites include Luz (10 minutes), Salema (10 mins), Zavial (20 minutes) and Beliche (30 minutes). There are also lots of lovely beaches around the Lagos area (15 minutes).
We also often travel to the beaches on the west coast, which are good for surfing, particularly those close to Aljezur.
The closest airport is Faro, which is 90 km away, but there is a direct motorway and so the journey time is around an hour. There are a number of companies that offer transfers from the airport and there is a train line that runs from Faro to Lagos (10kms away).
Car hire is recommended as public transport is limited.
The closest large town is Lagos (10 km), which offers a variety of shops, a well known fish market, restaurants bars and night life.
Sagres (20km) and Cabo S. Vincente (the most Western point) is 30km away.
Access to Portimao (30km), Silves - a historical town with castle (40km) and the Monchique mountains (50km) is also very easy via the motorway.
The village has a couple of shops, where all basic food requirements can be bought. There are also several bars, a pub with a weekly quiz night, and a couple of local restaurants. The closest supermarkets are 5km away in Praia da Luz or 6km to the east at Budens.
As the largest town, Lagos offers a wide variety of shops, supermarkets and banks and has a number of museums, a marina offering boat trips and other water sports as well as many restaurants and bars.
All the coastal towns boast a number of restaurants ranging from beach bars to more upmarket eateries. In particular, Praia da Luz and Salema have several great places to eat. There is information about many of the local restaurants at the villa and we are happy to offer recommendations on request.
There are many interesting places to visit during your stay. The historic town of Silves and the lighthouse at Cape St Vincent are both worth a trip as is Sagres and Aljezur. There are also plenty of walks in the surrounding area and the Monchique mountains are only a short drive away.
For those with children, there are a couple of large water parks and ZooMarine, which make for a fun day out.