We have now stayed at Vilharina twice, it is our treat when we are travelling up that western coast of the Algarve. We first found it two years ago, when it had only just opened weeks prior. Money has been no object when developing this wonderfull self catering accomodation (B&B). It is I believe owned by the Chairman of one of Portugal top football clubs and one can see the quality in the fixtures and fittings. The rooms are all different sizes, either just rooms or a few apartments. You take breakfast either in the air conditioned breakfast room or on the terrace. The grounds are a feature of this property, it is sat in a dell only a 10 minute car journey from the incredible Atlantic Beaches near Carrapateira. A wonderfull pool area does mean you can simply relax and do nothing. Obviously the fittings are all new and therefore everything is in very good condition. All the rooms and appartments have large doors opening up onto their own private balconys. The rooms are very spacious with a seperate toilet and a seperate bathroom which if you are a little shy are not for you! The bathroom and open shower has a ceiling to floor glass panel, which means that you can either shower or bath whilst enjoying the view over the valley. Or in my wifes case relaxing in the bath, enjoying the view....with a glass of wine! On both our stays in May/June and again in mid September there were no more than 8 - 10 people staying which may be due to the price 130 euros per night is not cheap, but it is something special. There are no TV's in the rooms but there is a TV lounge with large flatscreen TV, surround sound DVD and a very comprehensive library in many languages. We will continue to use this establishment as our stopover and just enjoy its peace and tranquility even if it is just for a couple of nights.
- Also Known As:
- Monte Da Vilarinha Portugal/Carrapateira, Algarve