SĂtio do Vale is a light and airy villa, set in the hills above Tavira with beautiful open views down to the sea across rolling hills. Originally a simple farmhouse, the villa has been completely rebuilt and refurbished to offer a perfect place for a quiet, comfortable and relaxing holiday.The villa is set in its own garden, with a lawn, herb and flower beds and a choice of seating areas under the shade of olive, carob or almond trees. Some steps take you down to the beautiful turquoise infinity pool with its stunning views across the countryside. Our land extends further down the hillside where there are carob and fig trees.
Inside the house on the ground floor there is a spacious and fully equipped modern kitchen/dining room, a large sitting room with French windows onto the verandah, a bathroom and a twin bedroom. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms, a small study with a bed, and a roof terrace. All rooms are light and modern in style and comfortably furnished.
The house is set on the edge of the small rural community of Estorninhos. The locals grow olives, carob, some vines and fruit trees. There are bee hives further down the valley and you'll also see ducks, hens, dogs and sheep roaming around.
Discounts for smaller groups in April, May, June,September, October.
Long lets possible November- March with special prices. Please contact us for details.
Tavira is by far the most attractive town in the Algarve. Set on both sides of the river Gilao it has bridges, remnants of an old castle and plenty of churches. There are some lovely old houses with the characteristic Tavira rooves and door knockers shaped like hands. There's a great food market where you can buy fresh fish, locally produced honey, figs, nuts and salt as well as mounds of delicious fruit and vegetables. It's a good idea to take a mini- train tour around the town to give you a feel for the place and then spend some time wandering around the cobbled streets at your leisure. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, all with outside seating to enjoy the warm summer days and evenings.
Tavira is also well served by supermarkets - and there's a large shopping centre on the outskirts of the town with a huge supermarket, and all sorts of other shops and cinemas!
Estorninhos is about 10 km drive from Tavira. It's a tiny village up in the hills well away from the summer bustle. The locals are mainly small scale farmers - the younger generation has tended to move away to find work elsewhere. The village has a shop where you can buy a few necessities and the village is also visited regularly by a bread van, a fish van and a frozen food van! The locals enjoy hunting in the autumn and spring - you'll see rabbits and pheasants running around. The village is an ideal starting point for long walks in the hills, bird watching and there are also golf courses within easy reach. The temptation in the summer however may simply be to relax by the pool and enjoy the views.
An elegant, light and spacious 3 bedroomed villa in a rural hillside setting 20 minutes drive from the unspoilt town of Tavira and sandy beaches. Set in an attractive garden, with a turquoise infinity pool, the villa has stunning views across the hills down to the sea. The villa is within easy reach of a number of golf courses, including Monte Rei ranked number 1 in Portugal.