What's New? and Travel Links
New for 2019
This winter we built a veranda roof for
the top terrace overlooking the pool. (Photos below) This terrace is already gated for your children to be safe
from the pool but half the area will now be covered. There are cushioned chairs, leg rests and a sofa
for cool shady reading, but plenty of room for an outdoor cot in which your baby can snooze without you having
to worry about sunburn or moving parasols around. In the unlucky event of rain you can still sit and read
outside, or just gaze at the views, without getting wet. There's plenty of room on the other half of the terrace which will
remain uncovered - happy news for sunworshippers.
New for 2018
We installed a pool heater to
maximise the swimming months in Spring and Autumn - hopefully now Easter swimming will be less challenging! The
pools is permanently heated to a cool but possible 23C for free: we can boost it to a luxurious 28C but we will have
to add Euro 200 per week for this facility, payable on arrival - please let us know when you book if you
require the extra pool heating. If you check out other villas with pool heating, you may find that in most cases
we are considerably cheaper than others.
Also new was a totally private 4-seater hot tub/spa hidden at
the end of the back garden. West facing, this has its own terrace overlooking the mountains across the
valley, showing superb sunsets and brilliant starry nights - and not one building in sight.
TRAVEL LINKS :
Click here for information about Faro Airport
Click here for information about Lisbon Airport
Click here for information about Seville Airport
Faro Airport is the nearest airport, situated in the Algarve
capital about 35 minutes' drive away.
Lisbon is 2 1/2 hours drive away; Seville is 1 1/2 hours away.
Links to relevant airports are given above.
To help you select the best flight
for you, carriers and their websites are given below.
Click here for Auto-Jardim Car Hire
Click here for Hertz Car Hire
Click here for Avis Car Hire
Click here for Europcar Hire
At Faro Airport there are the usual car hire
companies and links to a few are given above. If you're in a hurry, bear
in mind the hire car firm recommended by your airline may be used by everyone else on your flight so there may be long queues
at the desk.
There are cash machines (Multibanco) at the airport.
MORE USEFUL INFORMATION
EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD: The British Embassy urges travellers to
obtain and bring a European Health Insurance card (EHIC). It's a piece of plastic entitling the holder to all medically-necessary
treatment during a temporary stay in Portugal. Easy to get - check out www.ehic.org.uk and it costs nothing.
you can hire golf clubs and most accessories on arrival at Faro Airport and the link to the website follows.
Click here for golf hire