Quinta Algarvia, Portugal
The Algarve - 5 bedroom villa, sleeps 10
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Secluded enclave among pine woodlands ▪ Large swimming pool with outdoor shower ▪ Self contained private gym ▪ 5 km to region's famous sandy beaches ▪ Manicured gardens ▪ Part of The Hideaways Club ▪ 20 minutes to Faro airport
Right in the centre of the Golden Triangle just outside Quinta Lo Lago estate, this stylish seaside retreat is surrounded by pine woodlands, palm trees and lush greenery. It feels cut off from everyone and everything but in fact, it's only 5km away from Algarve's famed golden beaches.
The villa, a rustic house painted white with traditional terracotta roof tiles is large with five bedrooms, an open-air terrace and barbeque, a steam room and its own gym.
Inside the interiors are contemporary, decorated in elegant creams and caramels. The living space takes its inspiration from a giant print of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, the gold of the Klimt painting picked up in detailing on the cushions and reflected in the mirrored and glass furniture. There are beautifully chosen decorative objéts - glass vases filled with translucent shells, mosaic dishes, even a vintage gramophone with sparkling silver horn - and abstract ceramics scattered throughout. The room also benefits from a beautiful pale stone fireplace and cool marble floor tiles.
What really sets this villa apart is its enviable location within a stone's throw of Quinta do Lago. Here you'll find a five-star hotel and many top-notch restaurants, plus an equestrian centre, 72-holes of championship golf, tennis clubs and an array of water sports. But Quinta do Lago also embraces part of the Ria Formosa, a protected nature reserve of lagoons, channels, salt marshes and islands. If you're after peace and quiet, you'll certainly find it here.