This elegant house is tucked away at the end of a track lined with cork and eucalyptus trees and feels very secluded, but the quaint town of Monchique is just a five-minute drive and you can walk to two restaurants in 10 minutes.
Find plenty of different areas to spread out in – a sitting room with games, books and an open fire, a terrace overlooking the magnificent garden, which rolls down towards distant views of the sea. Orange and lemon trees add heavenly aromas, and you’ll find a tennis court, heated pool and summer kitchen, as well as a vine-covered seating area to the side of the house.
This part of the Algarve is peaceful and the hills above Monchique are a protected natural reserve with trails you can hike or bike. The beach is 30 minutes away or you can drive to the Costa Vicentina in an hour, for more beaches and wilder surf.