Stylish, secluded Portuguese mountainside home.

Stylish, secluded Portuguese mountainside home.

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A spacious, secluded stylish house in the Serra de Monchique, Algarve hills. Private swimming pool within sub tropical courtyard garden. Terraced orange grove and petite vineyard.
Trinada is a two bedroom, two bathroom traditional detached Algarvian farmhouse tucked away in the hills of the Serra de Monchique with spectacular views of the southern Portuguese coastline. This is a fabulous area for walking, relaxation and wildlife. Situated in the far South West tip of Portugal the house is 30 minutes from the wild surfing beaches of the Atlantic and equidistant from the beautiful sheltered coves of the Algarve. Faro airport is just over an hour’s drive.

Once approached via the drive and through the front gates into the totally private courtyard with swimming pool you will find two outside dining and seating areas. The first is a covered veranda complete with chairs, table and a day bed for relaxing in the shade. The other is a shaded terrace complete with dining area, grape vine overhead, barbeque and wood burning oven.

Internally the house is airy and cool with comfortable and stylish furniture, fixtures and fittings. A large Alentejo style fireplace divides the expansive sitting room from the kitchen and pantry. Here you will find a TV and DVD player with a selection of films on DVD and books and Griffin speaker with attachment for your iPod. Wifi is available throughout the house.

The kitchen and separate pantry is well equipped with tableware, pots and pans and utensils and has white marble shelving and work top and a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Spring drinking water spigot in the kitchen (Monchique water is famous for it’s purity and taste).

The dining room has a long table seating six and has an open fireplace and a vaulted ceiling of handmade terracotta bricks.

Both double bedrooms (one with king sized bed and one with two single beds) are cool at night with high ceilings and ceiling fans. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and in addition to double sinks and shower the master bathroom contains a bath and bidet. Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath and beach towels and toiletries are provided.

Trinada is in the middle of a “Special Area for Conservation”. The birdlife in particular is extremely varied. The cork oak wooded hills are interspersed with terraces growing oranges, lemons, grapefruit and vegetables. Local activities include playing golf on some of the best year round courses in the world and excellent surfing on the West Coast. Other local activities include hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, yoga, go karting and scuba diving. There is also a flying school at Alvor aerodrome. Close by is a thermal spa dating back to Roman times at the beautiful Caldas de Monchique.

The hill town of Monchique is only a 10-15 minute drive and offers a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Shops include an excellent butcher and Intermarche supermarket. The smaller town of Marmelete, with it’s two small mercado’s, is an 8 minute drive.

There are many restaurants in the area serving traditional Portuguese mountain food including the famous Chicken Piri Piri. The closest is the locally renowned “Tasco O Petrol” a 15-20 minute walk or a 4 minute drive from the house.

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  1. Two guys with a mature, well behaved Jack Russell dog, Betty.

  2. Adam recently finished his career as a Commercials Producer and Stephen was an Arts Lecturer. Now we manage and rent our properties in London and Devon, UK.

  3. We love walking, sightseeing, History, Art and good food

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Trinada is in the middle of a “Special Area for Conservation”. The birdlife in particular is extremely varied. The cork oak wooded hills are interspersed with terraces growing oranges, lemons, grapefruit and vegetables. Local activities include playing golf on some of the best year round courses in the world and excellent surfing on the West Coast. Other local activities include hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, yoga, go karting and scuba diving. There is also a flying school at Alvor aerodrome. Close by is a thermal spa dating back to Roman times at the beautiful Caldas de Monchique.

The hill town of Monchique is only a 10-15 minute drive and offers a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Shops include an excellent butcher and Intermarche supermarket. The smaller town of Marmelete, with it’s two small mercado’s, is an 8 minute drive.

There are many restaurants in the area serving traditional Portuguese mountain food including the famous Chicken Piri Piri. The closest is the locally renowned “Tasco O Petrol” a 15-20 minute walk or a 4 minute drive from the house.

Buzzy restaurants
Café Imperio. Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, 8550-232 (on the main road just before Caldas on the way down the hill from Monchique. Tel: + 351 282912290 Rustic place with the best local chicken piri piri (in our opinion!). Our favourite mountain restaurant, locally called the Chicken Shack. Much better than Nando’s. Tasca do Petrol EN 267, Corgo do Vale, 8550-145 Marmelete. + 351 282 955 117 Our local up the main road (turn left at the top of our lane onto the main road). Good basic Portuguese mountain food such as Porca Preta, Wild Boar Chicken Piri Piri. Go for “Duck Rice” with salad on Tuesday lunchtime (12:00 or 14:00 sittings - Make sure to book: you have to pre-order duck rice). Fish during the Summer on Thursday’s. Restaurant Rui Marisqueira www.marisqueirarui.pt Rua Comendador Vilarinho No 27, 8300-128 Silves +351 919 856 475, +351 282 442 682 We love going to Silves with it's castle and we usually try and have lunch at this fish restaurant. We love it for it’s fresh fish and the fact that it’s very Portuguese. Always book. Afterwards we usually have a coffee or tea at Da Rosa Café, in the main square below the Camra (town hall). Again, very Portuguese. Quinta dos Santos Rua do Pestana Golf, n.1, Sesmarias, Carvoeiro, 8400 Lagoa +351 282 343 264 www.dossantoscraftbeer.com Vineyard and brewery. You can try their own beers and wines accompanied by ‘petiscos’ (Portuguese tapas) in their tasting room ‘a Esquina’ overlooking the vineyards. They have recently opened a new and larger restaurant on the premises which is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 10pm. Best to make a reservation, particularly over the Summer. Pont a Pe Largo da Liberdade, 12 8670-066 Aljezur Tel: +351 282 998 104 We like going to this predominately fish place in it’s central Aljezur riverside location after going to the old market on a Saturday for the best fresh fish. Good to walk up through the village afterwards to the museum and the castle. Fantastic views from the top of the hill at the castle up to the Serra de Monchique and down the estuary. Bistrot Gulli. En 120, Sitio de St.Susana, Aljezur 8670-153, Portugal +351 282 994 344 Italian. Pizza and other dishes. Restaurante Solar do Farelo. Varzea do Farelo, 8500-160 Mexilhoeira Grande. + 351 282471405 Great lunch deal of Portuguese food with unlimited good wines. Serve yourself directly from the huge vats of wine. Other specialised wines and ports for sale. Worth the trip down the hill but it may be best to go by taxi! Ochala, Monchique Rua do Samora Gil 12, 8559-461, Monchique Tel: + 351 282 912 524 Good coffee shop and café in Monchique serving excellent light lunches Adega Villa Lisa Rua Francisco Bivar , Mexillhoeira Grande, 8500-132 Tel: +351 282 968 478. We love this village place down the hill towards the Algarve that has been here serving the same fixed menu for years. It’s really worth the trek. Traditional Portuguese dishes, some a surprise (in a good way!). 5 courses and unlimited drinks for €35. Make sure you nominate a driver beforehand! Casa Chico Ze Sitio da Torre, En 125 Lagos GPS: 37.13552508N, - 8.6634171W Tel.+351 282 798 205 Good, cheap seafood.

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