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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa dos Arcos. The quiet location and the spacious living accommodation, not to mention the lovely pool, really made our stay in Portugal memorable. Figueira is one of the few unspoilt places on the South West coast of Portugal and one of the highlights was walking to Figueria beach, wonderfully remote and no other souls to be found, I suppose you sacrifice remoteness for lack of amenities. However there were other beaches nearby with facilities and restaurants with some great shell fish.
The description of the villa was accurate and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We ate out most evenings but the kitchen was well appointed for the evenings we decided to stay in. The local supermarket was excellent and very inexpensive compared to the UK.
I have passed on the details to several friends and look forward to returning next year.
With the coast so heavily developed it is a delight to still find a village which retains its traditional character. The villa is a traditional dwelling located on the edge of the village with lovely views of the surrounding countryside from its spacious first floor sitting room. There is a sunny walled garden with mature plants and this leads to the villa's own pool. Within a short distance of the villa are a number of delightful beaches. The village has a lovely small restaurant where home cooked food is available in friendly informal surroundings. The village is full of narrow streets, but we never had any difficulty parking our hire car right next to the villa. The villa was well maintained and although we had no problems it was reassuring to know that that there was someone nearby to help with any difficulties. A piece of old Portugal away from the madding crowds, and thoroughly recommended.
The Villa is just as described in the website : spotlessly clean, spacious, with lovely views from the windows and terrace. It is full of local character, with a beautiful garden and a large swimming pool which has been completely renovated this year. It is tastefully decorated and well equipped, and the caretaker who met us was very helpful in answering all our questions.
We loved being in a real Portuguese village, with its cobbled streets and quaint little shops, and, as a bonus, a really excellent restaurant where delicious home-cooked meals were extremely modestly priced.
The nearest beach was a joy - hardly anyone else on it, with perfect sand and sheltered by cliffs ; the children loved exploring the caves.
It was so good to find a comfortable, stylish villa which was not on one of the many developments scarring the coastline further to the east.
We would recommend this unreservedly, unless you or your family want night life - there is none ! But there are many restaurants in other nearby villages, and we were never disappointed.
Finally, if you are a keen bird-watcher, this is a paradise - even a hoopoe in the garden, and lots of egrets in the pasture immediately outside.
Go before it gets spoilt.
The directions we were given and assistance to get to the property was first class. The villa was very pretty, just like the photos. It was spotlessly clean. Tracy, the housekeeper had left a welcome pack of food and a bottle of wine for us, she was extremely helpful and friendly throughout our week's stay. We were blessed with mainly sunny weather but as it was the middle of March the nights were chilly, the log burner in the living room made the room look lovely and was really warm.
We weren't familiar with this area of Portugal but really enjoyed the non tourist environment. We went some lovely walks to the unspoiled beaches, which were absoulutely beautiful and enjoyed the cliff top walks to the pretty little resort of Salema which was only about a mile away by road. There was plenty information in the villa about the local and surrounding areas. The patio areas were wee sun traps. We mainly ate in or had barbecues as our family and 2 year old grandson were staying with us but really enjoyed a delicious but extremely cheap lunch in one of the local bar/restaurants Saphinas.
We had a surprise visit in the field adjacent to the villa of sheep, lambs and goats along with the melodic sound of the bells they wore round their necks - pure joy for our wee grandson!
The Vila dos Arcos was a charming place to spend a few days of sun before facing winter in London. It was my first visit to the Algarve and the Vila offered a perfect introduction.
Figueira is an unspoilt Portuguese village set on a rising ground a short but adequate distance off the main road between Lagos and Sargres. It is in the West Algarve National Park and so the countryside is less developed than further East.
Figueira beach, set between two protruding outcrops of rock and guarded by a Roman fort is not accessible by road so is never crowded. The walk from the Vila to the beach takes about twenty pleasant minutes.
The Vila is very well designed with a spacious living room on the first floor giving views of the village and surrounding countryside in two directions. There us also a south facing-large balcony looking over the courtyard gardens. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and open directly into the inner courtyard. Two doors lead from the inner courtyard into an outer courtyard with a swimming pool. Both courtyards are paved with marble and have varied plants in beds and climbing up the walls, including a vine, pomegranate and bougainviliaea. These gardens have great charm and offer a relaing setting for lazing, swimming or reading.
The Vila dos Arcos offers the best of both worlds - modern comfort and classical Portuguese charm - an excellent place for a short or long holiday at any time of the year.
Een heerlijk huis, goed onderhouden, mooie lokatie in klein rustig dorpje vlakbij diverse mooie stranden. We hebben genoten van het huis en kunnen het iedereen aanbevelen!
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These rates are for the Villa. The Casita prices are considerably lower, often less than half the Villa prices. Please telephone, or consult our website( WWW.VILAD.COM): for details of the Casita prices. The Villa can be rented on its own ; the Casita can only be rented in conjunction with the Villa.
Details and rates for the adjacent Casa dos Arcos (sleeping 8+) can be viewed on our website.
By cheque or bank transfer.
50% deposit on confirmation of booking, balance payable two months prior to departure.
If a booking is cancelled the deposit and balance will be returned in full if the property is subsequently let for the relevant period.