Monday, 27 April 2015

Top 10 Algarve Country Retreats - ideal homes portugal

For most people, the idea of a holiday or relocation home in the Algarve is sun, sea and sand, which is why the highest concentration of properties is found in the coastal regions. However, as the Algarve is only 30 miles wide, you are never more than half an hour or so from the coast, so here atIdeal Homes Portugal we have put together a Top 10 of properties which are more inland, for those of you wishing to turn your back on the tourist resorts and retreat to the peace, solitude and exceptional beauty of the Algarvian countryside.
This beautiful villa is as private and scenic as they come. Nestled in the hills of the central Algarve, this villa has 2 private lakes and a total plot size of 30,600 m2. The only sound you can hear is the birds singing and, occasionally, the tinkling of bells as the local shepherd passes by with his goats! Beautiful, peaceful, tranquil but still only a 5 minute drive from the nearest town. This slice of paradise is on the market for only €670,000 (£482,400)

This lovely, new villa is set in open countryside and is lovely and peaceful, whilst at the same time being only a 10 minute drive from the main resort of Albufeira and the biggest shopping centre in the Algarve. A great combination of peace and convenience for just €325,000 (£234,000)

This tastefully renovated farmhouse, formerly a thriving Bed and Breakfast, in set in picturesque countryside close to the historic city of Silves. Whether you wish to run it as a business or use it as a fabulous family home, it is a bargain at only €595,000 (£428,400)

This lovely little villa actually has all the living area on one level, the lower ground level is a large garage/storey area with great potential for conversion to a cinema/games room or additional guest accommodation. There is a large orchard sloping down the valley and an additional plot of land across the road. It is 10 minutes drive from the City of Silves and the market town of Messines. A lot of land for your money at just €254,000 (£182,880)

This wonderful villa is set in 12 acres of land, which includes the pool, barbecue and dining area and tennis court, and still only 10 minutes drive from the historic city of Lagos. It comprises a main house of 4 bedrooms and a separate 2 bedroom annex. A Private oasis of tranquillity for just €975,000 (£702,000)
This lovely, recently renovated country cottage is just 10 minutes from the town of Loule. It has a large roof terrace with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. An absolute bargain at only €169,000 (£121,680)
This fully enclosed private cottage has beautifully manicured gardens and views over the surrounding hills. It is perfectly located near the main routes to Faro and Loule and only 2 mins drive to Sao Bras De Alportel. With a separate 1 bedroom annex also on site it’s a great opportunity at just €285,000 (£205,200)
This very individual property in the countryside above Lagos is perfect for those wishing to have “The Good Life”. It has its own artists studio and a huge plot of land to keep animals or grow your own produce, it even has it’s own well! An opportunity to be self sufficient for only €365,000 (£262,8000)
This traditional country villa near Tavira has a 1 bedroom cottage extension which can be used as part of the main house or a separate annex. It has mature gardens with fruit trees and a solar heated pool. This jewel of the east is on the market for just €380,000 (£273,600)
This 10 bedroom villa located near Estoi is perfectly set up for either a large family retreat or a guesthouse. Set in nearly 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens with a pool it is a true oasis of tranquillity. Recently reduced this property is now available for only €770,000 (£554,400)
For more information on these, and many other, fantastic properties for sale in the Algarve please contact the Ideal Homes Portugal Team on 0800 133 7644, email or visit
(All sterling conversion were calculated at a rate of £0.72/€ )

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