Really good secluded location; owner not on site unlike other places we have stayed (but easy to contact if needed) so we had complete privacy. Loved the option of indoor and outdoor kitchens. Bar, pool plus an upstairs terrace were great. Beds comfortable and property was very clean.
If you want a really relaxed holiday away from everyone but within a short walk of a restaurant and shop, we would definitely recommend the villa.
We had the most relaxing week at the villa. It is a paradise! So peaceful and the villa is gorgeous. The grounds are vast with many places to sit and relax. The large pool and the bar with pool table kept the kids (and adults) entertained for hours every day! As a family of 4 we had so much space. We plan to return at some point, perhaps with friends or more family so they can enjoy this beautiful home too. We barely left the villa except to buy food from the local Lidl! We did venture as far as Coimbra for a day and loved the historical feel and cobbled streets.
Nick, Lucy and the rest of the team were friendly and helpful on the couple of occasions that we met them. It was a pleasure to meet you all. We have the holiday blues right now and will definitely be back at some point. Thank you.
Unquestionably one of the most serene locations in Portugal. Come for the great hosts, beautiful views and long lasting holiday memories. Expect luxury rooms, beautiful swimming pool, outdoor cooking area and well equipped private bar. An experience not to be missed!
We really enjoyed our stay in Clive's beautiful villa. The villa has everything you could want and more: Pool table, Bar, Pool, well equipped outside kitchen with pizza oven and large dining table, plenty of other deck chairs and other sitting spots, loads of fridge space and excellent bedrooms with comfy beds and good quality linen. It was absolutely spotless when we arrived.
Perhaps our favorite feature of the property was its garden and the surrounding forest and olive groves. It is an extremely beautiful setting. The garden is bursting with sweet smelling flowers and herbs, butterflies regularly flutter past and the forest provides a wonderful back-drop. We loved to sit outside in the evening, glass of wine in hand, and watch the sun set, the moon rise and listen to nothing but the sounds of nature. It was terribly romantic!
The villa is so secluded that you can't hear or see any sign that other humans exist. You are in your own stunning little world! It is incredibly peaceful. Of course this does mean that if you wanted you could splash around in the pool to your hearts content at 3am in the morning, confident in the fact that you are not annoying any neighbours!
Also must mention Clive - What a lovely host! He attended to our every need, was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area and gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to go.
We can't recommend this villa highly enough, and will definitely try to come back again. It was extremely difficult to leave!
The beautiful villa is a very short drive from Arganil.The surrounding countryside is beautiful which makes the views from the pool fantastic.
The staff were kind and attentive during our stay.
The villa itself was fantastic with a bar that we played pool in, a stone pizza oven, barbeque and great places to hang out and eat in or out of the sun.
You can buy food from the local market which is a very short drive or a nice walk from the villa, and we enjoyed preparing this in the spacious out door kitchen.
Following a path from the villa down to the river there is a great place to swim and enjoy the sun and water. A restaurant is very close by too.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay for all of our group. I would definitely reccomend for friends and families alike.
We definitely plan to return next year!
Very friendly inviting staff, I was very well looked after. Great pool, great bar, great accomodation and great surroundings. Local town Arganil has most amenities you'll need with water sports at nearby lakes. All in all a great place for a holiday for friends or families and I would holiday there again.
This is our 2nd visit to the Villa and the children all cried yesterday at the thought of leaving. The peace and beauty are truly breathtaking. The owner Clive is an amazing kind man, nothing is to much to ask and we have enjoyed meeting him. Next the caretakers Lucy and Caroline add great knowledge, wisdom and some good chats. Along with all the other great people we have met we feel we are leaving friends behind. We will be back as soon as we can