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Villa Cortina

High level of comfort. Fully equipped interior. Excellent pool area and garden. Premium location.
Vilamoura in Algarve, Portugal
from £727 per week
3 beds 6 people 3 bathrooms Air Conditioning Internet Access Private Pool Satellite TV DVD Player

Ref: PVL911F

Villa Cortina is an impressive rural hideaway set in peaceful countryside with very large landscaped gardens, yet only minutes from the bustling market town of Loule & the world famous resort of Vilamoura.

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Key Features

  • Elevated position with stunning panoramic views across rolling countryside
  • Air Conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens with 9 hole putting green
  • Large Summer House with bar & games
  • Full Size Tennis Table
  • Wireless Internet


Villa Cortina sits on a hillside in the heart of rural Algarve overlooking the rolling plains towards distant mountains. The large landscaped gardens contain a wealth of features and different areas to explore. Only 1km from a local shop and 8.5km from the pretty town of Loule, this is a great choice for a relaxing holiday and a base from which to explore the historic towns, and lovely sandy beaches of the Algarve.
Green gates open onto the beautiful gardens surrounding Villa Cortina and the large driveway has a small roundabout to make turning easy; this small circle is decorated with a large ornamental terracotta pot. From the parking area, steps lead up to the wooden front door. A thriving climbing plant is entwined across the entrance walls, covering it with red-flowers and thick green leaves

Ground Floor

The homely sitting room has a large wooden beam across the ceiling, and a ceiling fan to stir up a cooling breeze. In the centre of one wall is an open fireplace, and arranged around it are a sofa, armchairs and coffee table. The sitting room has a large TV, video player and CD player. Patio doors open to the shaded veranda with beautiful panoramic views across the rolling plains. There is also a dining table and chairs for six.
A doorway leads through to the spacious kitchen where there is a fitted kitchen with a solid worktop. There is a breakfast bar with bar stools and the kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven/hob.
The pretty master bedroom is furnished with a double bed, bedside cabinets, armchair and chest of drawers & fitted wardrobes. Draping curtains frame the patio doors that open on to one side of the shaded veranda. A door opens into a brand new shower room, with walk in shower, toilet & sink. There is also a separate brand new shower room with walkin in shower, toilet and washbasin.

First Floor

A staircase leads from the entrance up to the first floor landing. A door opens on to a small terrace with external stairs down to the gardens and pool. On the first floor are further bedrooms; one is furnished with a double bed and the second with twin beds. Both have patio doors opening onto upper balconies with beautiful panoramic views across the lush, green countryside. Sat here as dusk descends, you can watch the pinking sky and enjoy the tranquillity; disturbed only by the distant tinkle of goat bells.


The beautiful landscaped gardens are a fantastic feature of this holiday villa; with different areas and features to explore. There are lawns, rockeries, and plenty of hidden shady spots beneath tall trees where you can relax with a good book. Neighbouring the grounds are orange groves that fill the air with a citrus fragrance. A stone wishing well sits on the left at the beginning of a long driveway lined with lawns and shrubs that leads up to the villa.
Set into a downwards slope, Villa Cortina’s elevated position affords beautiful panoramic views across the rolling plains to the distant mountains. Patio doors open from the master bedroom and living room onto a shaded veranda running along the back of the villa. Overlooking the pool below and the far-reaching scenic landscape, this small terrace is a lovely spot to savour that first morning cup of coffee.
A large staircase takes you down to the sun-filled pool terrace below. The large kidney-shaped pool has integral steps in one corner to lead you gradually into the water. A stone wall borders the pool along the far end, and opens to the large gardens at the side. The terrace has a barbecue dining area with a large built-in barbecue and new, luxurious and comfortable resin weave dining table with eight matching chairs. There is also new for 2015, a fabulous resin weave modular seating area with coffee table overlooking the splendid far reaching views. Either side of the pool terrace you will find green and lush gardens to explore; among which there is a 9 hole putting green and a large summer house with bar and games including darts.
Villa Cortina is a fantastic holiday villa for those who enjoy outdoor living in the warm sunshine.

Additional Information

Maid service three times a week.

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am

In Summary

Ground Floor

Living Room:Doors to covered terrace
Kitchen:well equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and dining area
Bedroom 1:Double bed, en-suite bathroom, doors to covered terrace
Shower Room:

First Floor

Bedroom 2:Double bed, doors to covered veranda
Bedroom 3:Twin beds, doors to covered veranda
Bathroom:Bath with overhead shower, WC and wash hand basin

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  • Praia da Falesia and Vilamoura beaches 14.0 km

  • Mini-market 1.0 km

  • A good selection of bars and restaurants in Loule 8.5 km

  • Laguna Golf at Vilamoura 13.0 km

  • 30.0 km from Faro

Villa Cortina is located in the village of Parragil; a traditional rural community set in rolling hills, north-west of Faro. Parragil has a small mini-market selling basic essentials (1km away) and you will find a good selection of local restaurants in the surrounding area or at Loulè, 8.5km away.

The beaches along the Algarve feature golden stretches of sand, lapped by the warm waters of the Atlantic. The closest beach is at Vilamoura, 14km away, where there is also a large marina where you can stroll around between shops, bars and restaurants and admire the colourful array of yachts. Vilamoura also has 4 golf course, the nearest of which is also the newest; Laguna. This course has three different nine-hole loops and is approximately 13km away.

The pretty town of Loulé is 8.5km. It’s traditional cobbled pathways are home to the small shops where local craftsmen make their wares; leather and ceramics. Every Saturday there is a lively market where stalls fill the square with fresh local goods and the handicrafts. A few walls remain among the beautiful ruins of a 12th century Arab castle, which stand side-by-side with Loulé’s modern buildings.

The Algarve capital of Faro is home to a spectacular coastline where sandbanks, islands and miles of dune intermingle across the low waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This area is a natural park; protected for its environmental importance but the sandy beaches are open to all who wish to build sandcastles, and splash in the warm, shallow waters.

Customer Reviews

Mrs Scott, Wakefield Happy

Easy booking process, villa as described, good value for money

peace and quiet, great pool, large villa and grounds

Mrs Macleod, Kent Happy

peace and quiet in the hills. Great view but you do need a car to get to the beaches.

Mr Bailey, Devon Happy

there was a newly opened fantastic restaurant called Robins nest - owned by an Irish family which was fantastic and that was in the outskirts of boliquieme (need a car to get there). Paragil is quiet and peacful so ideal from escaping the hussle and bussle of life but well placed for supermarkets and places to eat all within about 15 minute drive.

Mr Doyle, Wexford Happy

It was lovely for peace and quiet, great views and a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Mr Earley, Flintshire Happy

Easy to check availability and prices online, but can also speak to a booking agent directly when needed, who are responsive and helpful.

Great if you like peace and quiet off the tourist route and away from noisy brits abroad.

Mr Pursey, North Sommerset Happy

Villa Cortina, Total peace and quiet, easy to get to ,shopping in Loule less than 5 mins away,Route 22 3 mins, Villamoura 10 mins.

Mr Davis, Suffolk Happy

Very efficient service - easy booking online with convenience of credit card payment.

Excellent weather, peaceful countryside

Mr Collister, Merseyside Very Happy

good service from start to finish

Mrs Reid, Herefordshire Very Happy

Quality of villas at a very reasonable and affordable price

Total peace and quite only the birds can be heard, yet only 20 minutes from superb beaches

Mrs Curtis, Essex Very Happy

Good communications / customer service. Good website.

Peace and quiet. Close to Faro shopping and airport.

Mr Gunster

This was our second stay at Villa Cortina and we found it just as fantastic our second time around as the first time. The villa itself offers everything a family could want with superb accommadation, amazing gardens, putting green, table tennis, best of all a large private pool with BBQ and seating area to enjoy Al Fresco dining. We find Loule to be a convenient location, there's a few good sized supermarkets, Modelo's in particular tended to most of our needs. Loule offers a choice of small shops selling locally produced goods such as shoes, tiles, pottery, leather and wicker goods and linen. There are many coffee shops and restaurants that are not touristy. In the middle of the town is the daily recently refurbished market. Here you can buy fruit & veg., fish, meat and bread. On a Saturday it is larger when the local farmers also bring their produce. Also on a Saturday is the gypsie and flower market which is a large tourist attraction. There is also a lovely jewellers shop located in Loule, where you will find the staff more than helpful and plenty of unusual jewellery. I myself, have had the fortunate opportunity to accrue (thanks to my generous husband) a new item of jewellery each year. (Next year is the eternity ring)

A five minute five from villa cortina is the restaurant Churrasqueira where you'll be able to dine on a selection of kebabs, all freshly cooked and super selection of fish dishes. Also avavilable is the famous chicken piri piri. Indoor and outdoor dining area's, nice friendly atmosphere. For a more refined dining experience we came across The Lemon Tree restaurant in nearby Almancil. The glorious outdoor courtyard setting offers a superb al fresco dining experience. The menu is varied (changes daily) and the food is all freshly prepared offering traditional portugese food along with more familiar dishes. The portions are extremely generous. We dined here twice during our stay and will definately return next year! The owners are very friendly and attentive. Would recommend you book as its always very busy. telephone number is:Tel: 289 395 399 and you will find it at: Avenue Duarte Pacheco 210, Almancil (near the traffic lights, opposite the Millennium Bank). Pic Nic in Qaurteria is the place to go for a very entertaining night out - guaranteed to give you the best laugh you have ever had - huge menu, great service, just be prepared... If you prefer a take away, there's a chinese restaurant in Loule (unfortunately I can't remember the name of it but you'll find it just off the roundabout opposite the BP Garage just past Modelo's. They don't deliver but you can phone your order through (menu and tel number at the villa) and collect when ready. Lastly, The Battering Plaice, again, at nearby Almancil offers English breakfast from 8am. English fish and chips, donner kebabs, pies, burgers etc. Sit down or takeaway. Open late. We used them on our last night at the villa and although it isd approx 25 minute drive back to Villa Cortina, our food was piping hot and extremely tasty! They are a newly opened takeaway and I would highly recommend them. Tel: 96 373 1736 to pre order. On a final note, all of the above recommendations are from our personal experiences, we have added them into this review as we feel they are well worth using and all are very reasonably priced, great food, great prices and most importantly - great service and atmosphere! Enjoy!

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