This imposing mansion sleeping 16 adults and 3 children, is stuated above the beach of Praia Grande near Ferragudo. The villa is full of charm and history. With a really big swimming pool heated by solar panels and access to the beach it is great for a large family celebration
Casa da Infanta was the home of the last Princess of Portugal and now belongs to the Duke and Duchess of Bragança. The house has been beautifully and tastefully refurbished retaining the old charm and feeling of history. The grand dining room, the private chapel, the antique furniture and pictures are contrasted by the comforts of bathrooms en suite, a television room, a lift and a poolside bar.
Situated above the cliffs, the villa has magnificent views overlooking the beach of Praia Grande and Portimão town to the Monchique hills in one direction and over the sea to Praia da Rocha in the other. There is a small beach directly below the villa (75 steps!) but there is a more leisurely slope on the property, down to one end of the long sandy Praia Grande and a car may be taken some of the way down. It is not a five minutes drive to the village of Ferragudo where there are an assortment of bars and restaurants and then the fishing and market town of Portimão is a little further on the other side of the river. Carvoeiro is a 10-minute drive westwards; with Carvoeiro Tennis club and Gramacho Golf course the same distance.
GROUND FLOOR: This consists of a hall way, cloakroom and the private chapel, large dining room, modernised kitchen, children’s dining/breakfast room, large drawing room with grand piano, comfortable sitting room and 4 bedrooms (2 twins and 2 doubles) all with bath/shower rooms en suite. A large paved terrace has a retractable sun awning and tables and chairs for outside eating. The garage is not used for cars but as a playroom with table tennis table.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR: On the lower/pool level there is another twin bedroom with sitting area and full bathroom. A large television room. A bar, a cloakroom and doors open onto the pool terrace.
FIRST FLOOR: In low and mid seasons it is possible to rent the villa for 10 people at a reduced rent and then this floor will be closed.
Here there are 3 twin bedrooms with bathrooms en suite, 1 children’s bedroom with 3 narrow single beds and a shower room en suite.
SWIMMING POOL: The big tiled pool is 12.5 x 6 metres, with built-in steps at the shallow end. It is heated by solar panels and is encircled by a wide terrace well equipped with sun beds for everyone.
There are covered and open terraces and lots of wild countryside within the fenced-in property.
- Grand piano (please specify if it is important that the piano is well tuned)
- Satellite Cable television (limited programs in English) a Video and a CD player
- Table tennis table
- Incoming telephone
- Small Safe for cash and documents
- 3 cots and 2 high chairs (no extra charge)
- Resident housekeeper living in separate cottage
- Cleaning service 5 days a week, with weekly bed linen/towel change included
- Resident gardener/handyman lives in cottage by the carport
- Carport for 3 cars