Ferragudo, Algarve, Portugal
Villa Princess is situated on the western side of the Algarve, perched on Ferragudo’s cliffs. Ferragudo is one of the Algarve’s newest hot spots and the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing villa holiday.
Villa Princess is owned by the Portuguese royal family and is situated on the western side of the Algarve, perched on Ferragudo’s cliffs.
You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Algarve coastline, with luxury yachts and fishing boats passing in front of the house from the nearby marina. As the villa faces west, you can see out over the bay of Lagos and towards Sagres, watching the sun set each evening on your wonderful Algarve villa holiday.
Villa Princess has been refurbished and modernised throughout and the nine, en suite bedrooms are spread out over three floors of the property.
The villa boasts lots of lovely original features. The original furniture has been restored and the bedrooms have been refurbished in a more modern style but the original beds have been kept, which incorporate the family coat of arms. Extensive terraces and a swimming pool which overlooks the sea are real highlights of the villa and there is also a convenient bar and toilet at the pool, along with a poolside shower.
The swimming pool has built in steps at the shallow end and is 12.5 metres x 5 metres, with a maximum depth of 1.40 metres. To top off the outdoor appeal, the sun terrace has a retractable sun awning and tables that can seat 16 people for al fresco dining.
The ground floor is home to a recently modernised kitchen and the main drawing room with its grand piano overlooks the terrace with lovely sea views. There’s an entrance hall and guest cloakroom, and double doors that lead to a private chapel. The formal dining room can seat 8 people at the main table and if you’re expecting company, an additional 8-10 people can be added on circular tables.
You’ll also find the music room on the ground floor, complete with a CD player and comfortable chairs.
The lower ground floor has a television room, bar and cloakroom, plus there’s a children’s play room, in what was originally the garage, with a table tennis table. There’s also a laundry room at this level, with two washing machines and an ironing room too. Wifi access is available at the villa.
Two double bedrooms with en suite shower/bathrooms. Sea views and doors leading out to the terraces.
One twin bedroom, with en suite shower/bathroom. Sea view and doors leading out to the terraces.
One twin bedroom with garden view and doors out to a terrace with a river view.
Lower ground floor
One triple children’s bedroom (narrow beds) with en suite and sitting area. Doors leading out from the sitting area onto the poolside terrace.
NB: For parties of 10 persons or less, the ground floor only may be used.
One twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom /shower room. Garden view.
One double bedroom with an en suite bathroom /shower room. Foldaway sofa bed, only suitable for young children. Garden view.
One twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom and sitting room, and leading to a further twin bedroom with a sea view and doors leading out onto a terrace.
Hairdryers are available in every bathroom.
The beautiful waterside village of Ferragudo is one of the Algarve’s newest hot spots and the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing villa holiday. A picturesque destination with traditional fishermen’s homes, whitewashed houses and a tranquil place to sit and chill outside the cafes around the village square, watching the world go by.
Ferragudo Town has palm-fringed gardens, running by a narrow river to the main cobbled square, which has lots of cafés. Walk along the beach past Forte de São João. The Quay has restaurants with views across the Arade, perfect for some grilled fish.
The best way to get out and about is to hire a car and see more of the area in and around Ferragudo. The Algarve golf courses are just a short drive and the nearest shops and restaurants are only 1 km away.
Ferragudo with its picturesque church, fisherman's houses and Castelo de São João do Arade makes for a pleasant half-day or full day excursion from Praia da Rocha, though increasingly visitors are renting a holiday home in the village and enjoying its tranquility for longer.
There are frequent boats that make the short crossing from the marina at Praia da Rocha or there are buses from Portimão.
The small harbour where the ferries dock is lined with popular fish restaurants with fishing boats bobbing in the water.
Ferragudo has a quiet, tranquil feel. Narrow, cobbled streets radiate out from the main square Praça Rainha Dona Leonor and the Igreja da Nossa Senhora.
The 17th century Castelo de São João do Arade in Ferragudo along with the Fortaleza da Santa Catarina on the western, Praia da Rocha side of the river were built to protect Portimão and more inland Silves from attack by pirates.
The building was restored by the poet Coelho de Carvalho in the early 20th century and remains in private ownership. (It is closed to the public). A little further down the beach is a headland and lighthouse from where there are excellent views back across the estuary.
The nearest local airport to Villa Princess is Faro International Airport (FAO). We operate a varied fleet and your specific aircraft type may vary from city to city. We offer a range of private jet aircraft as well as turboprops and your Travel Planner will discuss your specific requirements at time of enquiry.
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The Villa Collection strives to protect the health of our guests and team members alike. We prioritize your wellbeing and that of your families by implementing a number of initiatives that will lead to a clean and comfortable stay. We request your adherence to any signage posted throughout the property and we appreciate your effort in helping us keep our Villa a clean and comfortable environment for all.
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WHAT ARE THE PROTOCOLS FOR EMPLOYEES?
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• Employees will be provided their own work tools and are not
permitted to share phones, desks, offices, or other work tools
and equipment with one another. This is to prevent the
potential spread of illness.
• Employees are required to practice social distancing guidelines
throughout the property. Workstations have been moved apart,
and shifts have been staggered. Those that can work
from home will do so.
• Social distancing is required in the employee break rooms.
• All internal meetings have been changed to teleconferences.
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