This stunning mansion, home of the last Princess of Portugal, is truly a unique property.
The mansion has been lovingly restored to its former glory over the last two years by the Duke and Duchess who now own it, in a beautiful and tasteful style to retain its old charm and feeling of history.
The grand dining room and its magnificent private chapel, together with the antique furniture and pictures, contrast very well with the modern comforts of en suite bathrooms, television room, and a poolside bar.
Situated above the cliffs, the villa has magnificent views overlooking the beach of Praia Grande and Portimão town to the Monchique hills in one direction and over the sea to Praia da Rocha in the other. There is a small beach directly below the villa (75 steps!) but there is a more leisurely slope on the property, down to one end of the long sandy Praia Grande. A car may be taken some of the way down. It is less than five minutes drive to the village of Ferragudo where there are an assortment of bars and restaurants and then the fishing and market town of Portimão is a little further on the other side of the river. Carvoeiro is a 10 minute drive westwards.
Although this is not a house for young rowdy parties or uncontrollable children, the owners have young children themselves and they are well catered for with a breakfast room for children’s meals off the kitchen and the converted garage is now used as a playroom.
Approximately 200m from the beach and 3 kms from the shops.
The ground floor consists of a hall way, cloakroom and the private chapel, large dining room, modernised kitchen, breakfast room, large drawing room with grand piano, comfortable sitting room and 4 bedrooms (2 twins and 2 doubles) all with bath/shower rooms en suite.
On the first floor there are a further 4 bedroom (3 twins and 1 double) all with en suite bath/shower rooms. One of these bedrooms has a sitting room off which another room has an armchair divan bed.
On the lower ground floor there is another twin bedroom with sitting area and full bathroom. A television room with VCR. A bar, a cloakroom and doors open onto the pool terrace.
For parties of up to 10, the second floor bedrooms will not be available unless specifically requested at the time of booking, in which case the price will be as for the whole house.
Maid service 5 times weekly (resident house keeper and gardener live in separate cottages within the grounds)
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
June 26, 2008
July 3, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.