Set right on the coast, Quinta Ferrinha is ideally suited for large families. It is very spacious and is just a 5 minute walk from the beach, yet it retains a high level of privacy. The views are stunning and the sea can be heard from the terraces. The dramatic rock formations in this area of the Algarve are very attractive and beach, just below the villa, is a gem amongst the rocky lacework – this very pretty beach has recently been awarded a gold flag which means that it is one of the safest and cleanest for swimming.
The interiors of the villa are very relaxed and are furnished with some antiques, including traditional Portuguese wrought iron beds, as well as rustic and rattan pieces. A wide spiral staircase links the left wing ground and first floor levels where most of the bedrooms are located.
The suites on the lower ground floor are more suitable for a nanny with children, or for teenagers, whilst the very top floor is currently closed to clients. A central patio with large glass windows, terracotta tiled floors and wood lined ceilings keeps the house cool in the hot summer months, and there are electric shutters on all the windows.
On the ground floor is the entrance hall and interior patio. There is a service area with a drinks fridge, a staff cloakroom and the well equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. The split-level living/dining room has panoramic windows over the garden and the coast. The living room also has a wood burning stove and French windows which open on to a large partially covered terrace.
On the ground floor of the left wing is a corridor which leads to a twin bedroom with a full bathroom en suite and a twin bedroom with small beds, more suitable for children, and French windows to a terrace. There is a further separate full bathroom.
On the first floor is the Master bedroom which has two large beds, a bathroom and stunning views. There is a further suite with a twin bedroom and a bathroom.
On the lower ground floor is a service area with fridge/freezer and a changing room with a shower and toilet for pool use. There is a laundry room with washing machine. Internal or external (via the garden) access leads to a sitting room with a single bed, a twin bedroom and a bathroom. There is a second suite with a twin bedroom, bathroom and a dressing room with a small single bed.
Immediately in front of the villa is a large, partly covered terrace, accessed from the living room and twin bedroom, with a low wall and wide open stairs which lead to the seawater swimming pool (16 x 8m) with Roman steps and ladder access. The pool is surrounded by terraces which are furnished with sun loungers, chairs and tables and a pool shower.
Typically Mediterranean, the garden is loosely planted with herbs, vines, hibiscus, mimosa, oleander, pine and fig trees. Within the extensive grounds are some staff cottages plus a smaller second house, sometimes used by the owner, but all quite some distance from the villa. A small gate in the hedge of the property opens on to a public path which leads to a wooden staircase with access down to the beach.
Facilities and Staff
* Facilities - Dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.
* Swimming pool - 16 x 8m with Roman steps and ladder access.
* Staff - Daily maid service except on Sundays and holidays. Clean linen, towels and pool towels provided twice per week.
Sleeps up to
Within walking distance of
typical pricing (per week)
June 23, 2008
July 7, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.