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ALGARVE VILLA ACCOMMODATION AT CASA DA INFANTA

Sleeps: 18/19 | Bedrooms: 9 | Bathrooms: 9 |

Algarve villa - A large luxury villa at Ferraguda overlooking Portimao and the beach, Portugal

Casa da Infanta Overview
Casa da Infanta, translates into English as the House of the Princess and was the home of the Princess of Portugal and remains in the ownership of her family.

The most famous family member of the House of Braganca was undoubtedly a second son, Prince Henry the Navigator, who was responsible for a famous navigation school at Sagres founded in the 15th Century.

During the age of the Discoveries around AD1500 the famous little Portuguese 'caravelas' would have been seen from here as they sailed off on their voyages of Discovery toward Africa, the Americas and the Far East.

The house is on the cliffs at Ferragudo. It faces west over the bay of Lagos and towards Sagres and the setting sun.

Nowadays the view is of the peaceful waters of the Algarve coast and yachts making their way from the marinas and of fishing boats passing in front of the house.

Across the wide estuary is a distant view along Praia Rocha beach that is well known to the many visitors to the Algarve region of Portugal.

Casa da Infanta has been completely refurbished and updated to modern standards. There are 9 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, sleeping 18/19 persons spread over three floors of the building.

The golf courses of the Algarve are a short drive away. Golfing parties might like to know that the villa can sleep 12 in separate beds with an extra person sleeping on a sofa bed in a sitting room. Accompanied wives can, of course, share a bed with their husband increasing this total.

The house has the original furniture which has been restored. The bedrooms have been refurbished in a more modern style but retain the original beds which incorporate the family coat of arms.

Accommodation
The property consists of the following:

Ground floor

Entrance hall and cloakroom. Double doors leading to a private chapel.

Room overlooking the terrace and with sea view, boasts a beautiful grand piano.

Formal dining room with table seating 8 when closed and a further 8-10 on two circular tables.

Breakfast room which is usually used for children's meals.

The terrace has a retractable sun awning and tables for outside eating for 16 people.

Music room with a CD player and comfortable chairs.

Kitchen which has been recently modernized.

2 double bedrooms with en-suite shower/bath rooms. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower/bath rooms. All these rooms have a sea view and doors leading out to the terraces.

Twin bedroom with garden view and doors out to a terrace with river view.

Lower ground floor

Television room. Bar, Cloakroom.

1 triple children's bedroom (narrow beds) ensuite and sitting area with doors leading out from the sitting area onto the pool terrace.

For parties of 10 persons or less it is possible to use only the ground floors at a reduction in price, except during high season.

First floor

1 twin bedroom with en-suite bath/shower rooms. Garden View.

1 double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower rooms, foldaway sofa bed, only suitable for young children and garden view.

1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and sitting room and leading to a further 1 twin bedroom. Sea view and doors leading out onto a terrace.

Other

Hair-dryers available in every bathroom.

The former garage is now used as a play room for children, with table tennis.

Laundry room containing two washing machines. Ironing room.

The owners of the house are non-smokers and it is suggested that those wanting to smoke should use the downstairs television room of outside on the terraces and balconies.

The house has a lift which can be switched on upon arrival and departure (luggage) and switched off during clients' stay, for safety reasons (children).

The house has an automatic internal telephone system with the cost of the calls being logged automatically. A deposit is required for the use of the telephone and requests for additional payments may be made if usage is high.

The house has central heating for winter use. During the restoration of the house, it was considered that air conditioning is not necessary since the situation of the house has the benefit of the cooling winds from the sea and the Portuguese trade winds. However, all bedrooms on the first floor and two on the ground floor have air–conditioning. The housekeeper will be adjusting the shutters in the house to avoid direct sunlight raising the cool temperature of the interior.

Outside
Outside there are extensive terraces and a swimming pool overlooking the sea. A downstairs bar and toilet are available from the pool which also has a pool side shower.

The swimming pool is 12.5 metres by 5 metres and the maximum depth is 1.40 metres. It has built in steps at the shallow end. Solar heating for the pool is available for and extra charge of 200 euros per week.

The estate grounds slope down to a sandy beach or alternatively the long flight of private steps can be used which lead down to the beach directly below the villa. Here most of the users come by boat from the town of Portimao which is 2 kilometres upstream on the other side of the river.

A walk along the beach past Forte de S. Joao, or along the road, brings you to the waterside village of Ferragudo, which is undoubtedly one of the gems of the Algarve coast.

Opportunity should be found to have lunch of fresh fish grilled on a charcoal brazier at the small restaurant on the quay.

Within the estate there are two cottages, one of which is the home of D. Regina, the housekeeper, who arranges cleaning of the house five days per week. The second cottage is the residence of the gardener.

D. Regina or her staff may prepare simple meals on alternate week days, with payment for time. Expenses are a local arrangement direct to her. Clients must shop themselves.

Location
The quiet charm of Ferragudo makes this house more suitable to mature persons wanting the charm or the golf of the Algarve rather than young parties seeking the nightlife of the resorts.

The nearest shops and restaurants are 1 km away. The beach is 50 metres away.

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- 9 Bedrooms
- 9 Bathrooms
- Welcome pack included
- Resident house keeper and gardener
- Cleaning on weekdays
- Magnificent views
- Outdoor terraces and balconies
- Barbecue
- Cable television
- Satellite television
- Video
- Table tennis
- Safe
- Outdoor swimming-pool
(solar heating: € 200 / week)
- Central heating: € 100 per week (half house rental), € 200 per week (full house rental)
- Hair dryer in every bathroom
- WI-FI internet (on request)
- Baby sitting (€ 15 / hour)
- 2 cots and 2 high chairs available (no charge)
- 1 beach/pool towel per person
- Nearest airport: Faro
- Nearest motorway: A22
- Nearest beach: Ferragudo 50 mts
- Portimao: 2 kms
- Map

 
Half house - 5 rooms / 10 persons
7 Jan to 7 Apr€ 4052
8 to 22 Apr€ 4118
22 to 30 Apr€ 4052
1 May to 3 Jun€ 4118
3 to 30 Jun€ 5148
3 to 30 Sep€ 5148
1 to 31 Oct€ 4118
1 Nov to 30 Dec€ 4052
 

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- Weekly rates are in Euros, include utilities, unless otherwise stated and change of linen
- Price includes pool and beach towels
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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Fam. John
2011-09-08 10:51:28
We have stayed in casa da infanta end of july for 2 weeks and have loved it. THE villa is great, very spacious and just lovely. THE view is out of this world. We had à wonderful vacation with three families staying. Thanks to à great staff that we could enjoy each day.

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