QUINTA ALGARVIA

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

A CHIC SEASIDE DESTINATION

Set in a secluded enclave among pine woodlands, Quinta Algarvia feels worlds away from the bustle of Algarve. But the quiet setting belies its central location: this rambling villa is only 5km away from the region’s golden beaches. There are five bedrooms, a chic pool, manicured gardens and an open-air terrace and barbeque.

THE LOCATION

Right in the centre of the Golden Triangle just outside Quinta do Lago estate, this stylish seaside retreat is surrounded by pine woodlands, palm trees and lush greenery. It feels cut off from everyone and everything but in fact, it's only 5km away from Algarve's famed golden beaches.

THE VILLA

The villa, a rustic house painted white with traditional terracotta roof tiles is large with five bedrooms, an open-air terrace and barbeque, a steam room and its own gym.

Inside the interiors are contemporary, decorated in elegant creams and caramels. The living space takes its inspiration from a giant print of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, the gold of the Klimt painting picked up in detailing on the cushions and reflected in the mirrored and glass furniture. There are beautifully chosen decorative objéts - glass vases filled with translucent shells, mosaic dishes, even a vintage gramophone with sparkling silver horn - and abstract ceramics scattered throughout. The room also benefits from a beautiful pale stone fireplace and cool marble floor tiles.

WHAT TO DO

What really sets this villa apart is its enviable location within a stone's throw of Quinta do Lago. Here you'll find a five-star hotel and many top-notch restaurants, plus an equestrian centre, 72-holes of championship golf, tennis clubs and an array of water sports. But Quinta do Lago also embraces part of the Ria Formosa, a protected nature reserve of lagoons, channels, salt marshes and islands. If you're after peace and quiet, you'll certainly find it here.

5 BEDROOMS / SLEEPS 10

Gated property

Self-contained private gym with a treadmill, cross trainer and exercise bike

Steam room and outdoor hot tub

Huge swimming pool with shower

Paperback library, and a selection of toys and games for young children

Air-conditioning and under floor heating

Kitchen essentials

Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console

iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access

Five large bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom or shower room

High quality bed linen

Luxury towels, pool towels and bathrobes

Molton Brown Toiletries

GREAT FOR: BEACH / GOLF

TRANSFER: FROM FARO AIRPORT - 20 MINUTES
FROM LISBON AIRPORT - 150 MINUTES