Estate in Almancil, Central Algarve. Semi-rural Location 15 Minutes To Beach, Array Of Golf Courses & stunning restaurants nearby
About Sean Doyle
Having visited the Algarve for several years with my wife and family i felt it was time to take the plunge and make an investment in property here as i have always considered this to be my second home. Having found this majestic site and now near completion i want to share with others what i have been fortunate to enjoy over the past years. The Algarve has everything for all tastes and will be sure to make you want to return year after year.
Sean Doyle purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2013
Why Sean Doyle chose Cerro do Mocho
Almancil is a great area that caters for everyone. You are a stone throw from the town centre with its array of exceptional cafes and restaurants and a short drive to the stunning beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. It is perfectly situated for families and golfers who want to enjoy everything the Algarve has to offer but a nice distance away that you are not in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas. Local restaurants serve freshly sourced food at great value. The locals are extremely friendly and always welcoming which is one of the main attractions for buying in this gem of an area situated in the hills behind Almancil.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The uniqueness of this property is that it is the only one in the Algarve that has its own lake within its boundary that is solely for you and you only to enjoy. The property has absolutely everything you and your family need for a great vacation. You can enjoy your days lazing by the outdoor pool or have a paddle in the 3,000M2 lake. Alternatively, if you're feeling energetic you can walk around the 20,000M2 plot enjoying the sea views whilst sipping a cocktail in the sun or go fruit picking among the orchards. The property is gated and fenced so is 100% safe for families with children and pets.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Holiday of a lifetime
Amazing! Surpassed all expectations
We were a group of 14 family members for my special birthday. Perfect for a large group and a really special holiday
An excellent villa.
Had a wonderful stay. Great villa loads of room. Great location, Highly recommend
A wonderful place in a great location. Highly recommended
The high quality pictures don't do the estate justice, luxury from the front gates all the way throughout. Tough to find from airport taxis, but the coordinates and Google maps work a treat. Reinaldo friendly and helpful at the villa and Sean always on hand via email before and after your stay.
A couple of minor tweaks would help improve the estate. In one of the bedrooms there are a couple of loose drawers, 2 caffitierres between 3 villas became an issue for our large party and the a couple of minor issues with the pool.
The pool can become quite greasy with the use of suntan lotions and the accumulation of bugs left the pool feeling dirty after a couple of days. There were a few small cuts on the soles of feet from the pool floor.
Overall 17 happy visitors who are highly recommending a stay here. We echo prior reviews and the listing in recommending it for able bodied visitors, the pathways are steep.
We had an excellent time at Lago da Serra. The accommodation was high-spec, clean and comfortable with space for working and entertaining. The gardens, pool area and outdoor living areas are immaculate. Check-in and out and communication with the estate manager was simple. The location and surrounding views are incredible. Very highly recommended.
Great views, and perfect chilling spot.
Beautiful place and great sunsets--that's what I'll remember this place for.
To be honest the location can be a bit hard to find if you don't use Google maps, so I would suggest having a look at Google maps and pin pointing the main gate entrance exactly on the map (or your GPS), so you can get there quickly.
Aside from missing towels and some amenities when we arrived (which was quickly solved), we had a great time and enjoyed the place thoroughly (you almost don't need to go anywhere else to enjoy yourself). :)
Special interest holidays:
We offer special in-house fine dining where experts chefs will cook for you and your family. Price on request.
5* beaches of Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura are only 10-15 minutes away by car.
These beaches are stunning to say the least and host a variety of great cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. Sun loungers and umbrellas can be hired by the hour.
If you require something a bit more secluded we have details of many other beaches not found by the mass tourist population just yet.
Faro airport is located 20km from the villa with a transfer time of approximately 15-20 minutes. A car is recommended for this property unless you enjoy hill walking with a great view. We can organise bicycle hire if requested as this is a great way to explore the local area.
Almancil and Loule are equidistant to the villa- both 5 minutes away by car. Both towns are packed with culture and sites to explore with an abundance of cafes, bars and great restaurants.
The ancient town of Loule hosts weekend markets which mustn't be missed.