This stunning property is located right in the heart of the Central Algarve. The special property is within a 5 minute drive to a local traditional village with all the amenities you could want including a post office, bank, chemist, doctor and also a hair dresser, mini-market, newsagent selling English newspapers, cafés, bars and restaurants. The village also holds monthly street markets and annual street festivals around the church square. You may find yourself stuck in a traffic jam due to the shepherds herding their goats or a local farmer on his tractor. The charm of the Portuguese culture, community and architecture remains a strong attraction in this area with their ornate chimneys, white washed villas and cobblestone streets.
The nearest major shopping town is Loule, just 10 minutes drive away with a traditional high street with an array of shops, restaurants, public and private hospitals and a wide range of services and its own theatre. Hidden amongst Loule town centre are castle ruins and ancient arabic walls, in the centre of the town is a moorish-style building with its distinctive twin red domes, home of the famous market held Monday to Saturday until lunch time, a colourful site with a choice of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and herbs and spices. Each Saturday morning just a few minutes away is a fascinating gypsy market held beneath the elevated domed church on the hill in Loule.
There is great access to all the motorways including the A22 (toll road) and A2, taking you to East and West Algarve, North to Portugal and East to Spain and the long-standing EN125 now upgraded with roundabouts, double white lines preventing overtaking and the installation of speed cameras all in an effort to make it a safer, quicker route to travel compared to how it used to be. The international airport of Faro is just 25 minutes away.
The contemporary villa is set over three levels plus a roof terrace, in a tranquil location surrounded by tree-lined fields and white washed villas. In the Central Algarve, it is just a short drive to the coast between Vilamoura and Albufeira, where you can find some unspoilt Blue Flag beaches and championship golf courses.
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