5 bedroom villa for sale
Portugal - Algarve, Vale do Lobo
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THE SETTING: For the most exclusive postcode in Europe, head to the continent's south - western tip, to Portugals Algarve province. Here with excellent road and air connections, the region's aptly named Golden Triangle is not only the focus for many of Europes finest golf courses and beaches, but also home to the most coveted real estate. At the forefront of this haven of exclusivity is the Vale Do Lobo luxuary resort, the very epitome of fine living. The Algarve's original and arguably the most successful luxuary golf, real estate and holiday development. For over 50 years Vale do Lobo has worked tirelessly and with boundless passion to create the ideal world. The result is the perfect medium - exclusive seclusion and privacy joined by a wealth of first - class services, including numerous sports and leisure facilities and excellent amenities. The beach 'golf - front' location adapts exceptionally to a choice of lifestyles, catering as much to active, culture seeking couples as to young families. In the heart of this manicured setting villa Astradeus is just 20 minutes by car from Faro international airport and only 2 to 3 hours from northern Europe's major cities.
THE LIFESTYLE: If you find the right place, the right location, you’ll be welcomed by a world of possibilities, right on your doorstep. Open the door, fling open the window and breathe in this heady environment, with the wonders of blue skies and the teal blue of the ocean beckoning. Let the refreshing waters of the Atlantic wash the sand from between your toes, as the sun accompanies your moments of leisure. Your soundtrack - the ‘tack’ of the well aimed tee shot, the trill of exotic birdsong, or the soothing hum of contented crickets, in a setting seemingly designed to help you unwind, and to enjoy the finer things in life.
This is your own private canvas, to decorate with a ‘pick and mix’ of tempting leisure and sporting fancies. The agenda is yours to decide: an alfresco breakfast, a dawn tee-off, a lazy seaside lunch, an afternoon of pampering, an evening of cultural and gastronomic highlights.
A home in which anything is possible - a retreat for you alone, to wrap yourself in comfort, or a venue, the stage for endless moments spent in the company of friends and family, sharing precious time in precious surroundings. And beyond, a region and a people of boundless charm, vitality and surprises, waiting to be discovered.
THE EXTERIOR: From the elegant architecture, reflecting the class of the local build style, or the grand gated entrance to the villa, to the lush sweeping lawn and majestic palms bordering the pool, this property is a constant pleasure to the eye. The outdoor areas of the Villa, truly an extension of indoor living space complementing the climate enjoyed by the Algarve throughout the year, which offer a series of scenarios in which to indulge in open-air living. Shady terraces spill out of the house, past tropical palms, towards the large swimming pool - the ideal location on lazy sunny days...and incredibly atmospheric as the sun sets, with dramatic lighting bringing out the warmth and romanticism of this exterior space.
The front of the house, just metres from the spotless 8th green of the Vale do Lobo Ocean, presents an inimitable series of curves, angles and archways, with traditional Portuguese cobbles leading from the entrance gate to the front door. A unique feature, drawing the eye up from the generous pergola style carport, an elevated terrace, purposely built to watch the neighbouring football training ground, occasionally host to top league teams from across Europe.
Villa Astradeus tumbles down towards the ocean, with its southern aspect seemingly embracing the view and collecting around the spacious decked pool area, or the covered outdoor kitchen and barbecue area. Strategically positioned and shaded terraces adjoining the main house extend the comfort from inside to out, providing an inviting outdoor living space in which to make the most of the Mediterranean climate.
On the first floor, a veranda bursts from the master suite, offering views over pine canopies and terracotta tiles to the swathe of mesmerising blue that is the ocean. While, below in the lush garden, quiet shaded areas, perfect for sitting quietly and relaxing as nature continues all around you, these are joined by pathways that stretch along the edge of the lawn and around the Villa to a lower garden area.
THE INTERIORS: With the grand, double-height entrance hall, its curved staircase spiralling up to the traditional domed brick ceiling, the Villa provides a fitting welcome into a property designed to be enjoyed, lived and loved. Every space has been conceived to facilitate a certain lifestyle - one of carefree, leisure-inspired Mediterranean comfort, where high-tech solutions are seamlessly interwoven into the perfect canvas.
Developing over different levels, into carefully defined spaces, the generous living areas of the villa embrace their southern aspect, welcoming in the unique light of the Algarve and revealing a befitting stage for all manner of activity. The interesting architecture has created unique areas, raised platforms, curved walls, window views everywhere, and remarkable ceiling configurations, combining to produce a layout that is multifaceted and readily adaptable.
The multi-aspect master bedroom pours out onto the open-air terrace, before sinking back into a private reading room, and elegant yet functionally designed bathrooms. Downstairs the expansive living spaces of the ground floor welcome the beating heart of any home, the kitchen - providing all the ingredients needed for the discerning hobby-chef, mixing quality and technology with style and timeless design, while producing a functional family environment.
Working as the ideal venue in which to act out your leisure aspirations, the Villa offers plenty of scope for entertaining and welcoming guests into your beautiful home. The villa enjoys a series of guest suites, featuring spacious rooms and bathrooms.
When you retire after a memorable dinner party in the stunning dining room, with its frescoed ceiling, to one of the outdoor dining and seating areas or you can replace the manicured green just outside your front door with the brushed baize of the antique full size snooker table in the games room - the scene for many a friendly match, where family and friends can watch the games in the comfortable bar area. Alternatively this is an area that would make an exceptional cinema room or music studio.