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Central Algarve

Villa Club

Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Almancil and Vilamoura including a new map

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Um modo autêntico de experimentar um lugar An Authentic Way to Experience a Place

arte Art artesanato Handicraft gastronomia Gastronomy património Heritage ritmo Rhythm

Loulé Criativo Turismo é um programa diversificado com Workshops, cursos e fins de semana temáticos. Loulé Creative tourism is a diverse programme with Workshops, courses, theme weekends.

para mais informações consulte: for more information visit:

www.loulecriativo.pt

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Oh no, I’m stuck to that service line again!

The sport for our times...

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Four seasons fairways reopened the doors of their new clubhouse with a glamorous celebration on 11th of may

Four Seasons Fairways, one of the Algarve's most prestigious villa resorts, boasting a mix of two and three bed villas is thrilled to a n n o unce t he ope ning o f t heir N E W Cl u b h o u s e fo l l ow i n g a s eve n - m o nt h refurbishment and €2m investment.

The reopening was celebrated with the presence of Loulé Mayor, who joined the Chairman of the Board, Board Directors, Management, Guests and all Companies involved in the project. The Clubhouse has been completely redeveloped and now features a glass walled wine cellar, indoor-outdoor bar, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools and a spectacular 'Upside Down World' Kids Club. It is also home to Amara, an intimate restaurant serving contemporary cuisine with a Portuguese

twist. Astrid Schep, founder of Quinta Style, the interior design company chosen to oversee the renovations comments, “the elegant, welcoming space has a warmth to it, a comfortable, relaxing, home from home feel with a sophisticated atmosphere that flows seamlessly from inside to out.”

copper rings to emulate bee hives hang throughout Vivo bistro and lounge bar and have been designed to reflect the local area's sizeable production of honey. Green hues are complimented with dusky

Four Seasons Fairways is open yearround, so great thought was required to create a design that works for all seasons, whatever the weather. With this in mind, the team created a stunning and spacious inside outside bar area that sits alongside intimate, cosy areas for dining and a spectacular fireplace. The craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout is second to none. Everything has been made to measure with numerous one-off handmade pieces and pinks, oatmeal and striking peacock blue furniture with a variety of textures and fabrics used throughout. An enter tainment room has been incorporated into the Clubhouse area with a full size snooker table, private workstations, lounge area and giant tv screen to show major sporting events.

influence and Vivo bistro and lounge bar. The central Clubhouse area blends contemporary design with a Portuguese

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wherever possible sourcing locally, with fabrics and furniture all made in Portugal. Handmade pendant lights using linked

The completion of this total make-over ensures this private club will continue to lead the market with its forward-thinking decor and its superb customer service. For more information visit fourseasonsfairways.com Central Algarve Issue 74, Summer 2018


FOUR SEASONS

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Your Time, Your Place

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For friends, family, or just you

S E A S O N S F A I R W AY S W E H AV E P R I VAT E V I L L A S A N D A C LU B L I F E S T Y L E T H AT A R E A HAVEN TO ESCAPE TO FROM BUSY SCHEDULES. THE HOME FROM HOME AMBIENCE OFFERS THE LUXURY OF A HOTEL ST YLE SER VICE ALONGSIDE A PERSONAL, FRIENDLY AND FAMILY LIKE ATMOSPHERE. TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP LIFEST YLE, VISIT U S AT O U R I N F O R M AT I O N C E N T R E I N QUINTA DO LAGO.

FairwaysDirect.com Official Resale & Rental Representatives

Four Seasons Fairways Information Centre | Avenida André Jordan | Quinta do Lago | Tel: +351 289 357 667 | info@fairwaysdirect.com www.fairwaysdirect.com

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IN THE ALGARVE The Reexões collection of exclusive designer furniture and lighting includes world famous names such as Poliform, Flexform, Casamilano, Gervasoni, Riva, Vitra, Lambert, Linteloo, Piet Boon, Roda, Royal Botania, Manutti, Paola Lenti, Kettal, Varenna Kitchens and Agape bathrooms. We offer a comprehensive choice to decorate your home with quality and style. Please feel free to visit our showroom or contact Willemien van der Burg. She will be delighted to discuss any decoration project and provide experienced advice and suggestions. Our website will give you further detailed information on our product range and interior design projects. REFLEXÕES CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Centro O Tradicional - Rua do Comércio - 8135 Almancil T (+351) 289 393 500 - info@reexoes.com - www.reexoes.com Central Algarve 74, Spring Summer 2018 Issue 73, 2018

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• BBQ’s Built-in or mobile • Luxury Outdoor Kitchens • BBQ Spares & Accessories • Outdoor Heating T: +351 289 356 233 / +351 917 866 779 www.bbqs-algarve.com Estrada de Fonte Santa, Almancil (Map Ref E4)

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Almancil - Map Ref E8 info@martinsebike.com www-martinsebike.com

E-Bike Trekking Mountain bikes Road bikes Folding bikes

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Removals

DLS Removals & Storage

Local removals, packing and storage in Almancil, worldwide shipping service. Weekly service to and from UK, references readily available. For free quotation contact.

289 399 946 919 873 075

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Four Seasons K8 Country Club

Luxury accommodation set in mature landscape gardens on the Quinta do Lago estate. Wide range of sports and leisure activities. Rentals and club membership available. E: sales@fsccqdl.com www.fsccqdl.com

289 357 158

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Four Seasons L8 Fairways

Luxury villas in secluded resort enjoying golf, pool, gym, beauty salon, restaurant and bar. The perfect location for creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. www.fourseasonsfairways.com

289 357 667

Resort

Quinta do N7 Lago Country Club

Luxury apartments with lake and ocean view, fully equipped and with large terraces that provide to all a fascinating and unforgettable sunset. The resort offers 24h reception service, Daily Maid Service, large outdoor & indoor

+351 289 352 352

Security

IBC

Fast Physical Security Response to alarm/CCTV activations and personal emergency calls. When you are ready to take your security as seriously as we do - contact IBC Security. www.ibcsecurity.com

289 093 344

Shopping / Gifts

Sesil Home E5

Traditional handpainted pottery, ceramics, tiles and terracotta items for home & garden. Beautiful embroidery, tapestry works, paintings, sculpture, tableware, handcrafted jewellery, photo frames, Portuguese cork products. wwwsesilhome.com

289 393 726

Grasshopper Synthetic / Artificial Grass Greens Solutions

Specialists in the design and construction of superior quality synthetic putting greens, lawns, sports and leisure areas. We strive for perfection and only deliver the best. www.grasshoppergreens.com

289 093 387 910 365 071

Tax Advisers & Private Fund E6 Management Investment Management

Personalised tax mitigation, inheritance tax planning, & bespoke investment portfolio management. Independent unbiased advice, regulated in PT & UK. E:info@privatefund.management www.privatefund.management

289 392 484

Luxury and normal taxi service. Estate and eight-seater cars available too.

289 399 000 289 394 238

ATF offers expert coaching for all levels & ages, weekly tennis & fitness programmes and game arranging tailored to you. We have Yoga, Spinning, Pilates, Boot Camp and plenty more for you to enjoy (see Pg 7). www.algarvetennisandfitness.com

289 385 028

Taxis Tennis

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Algar Taxis, D6 Viagens e Turismo Algarve H4 Tennis & Fitness Club

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Tennis Court Contractor

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Algarvtennis is a company specialized in sport and leisure areas construction. The main services are: tennis courts and padel-tennis constructions, from simple installation of synthetic turf to complicated golf courses.

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Auditório de Pedro Ruivo, Faro Teatro das Figuras, Faro Teatro Lethes, Faro

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You can obtain discount by using your Villa Club bonus card at all establishments highlighted with the yellow symbol

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RESTAURANT RESTAURANT 35 Years of Excellent Food and Wines Consistency has been our secret

Rua Eng. Duarte Pacheco,nยบ13 8125-212 Quarteira Telef: 289314375 Mobile: 965525355 www.oarco.com oarco@oarco.com Closed Mondays

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Restaurant Recommendations Online Reviews

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Family Restaurant Specialising in Chicken Piri-Piri Argentinian Ribeye Fresh Fish

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Another Monumental Trip! The Algarve Archaelogical Association by Jane Robertson

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f you have an interest in archaeology or history, you could consider joining the Algarve Archaelogical Association (AAA) or perhaps attend one of our interesting lectures (see box below).

Castelo de Vide from the castle

Recently the AAA organised a 4-day trip to the lovely town of Castelo de Vide (see map). This area is well known for the purity of its water, and there are fountains from which we could collect our own fresh supplies. The countryside was beautifully enhanced by the spring rains, and there were fields of wild flowers and sparkling streams dominated by huge outcrops of granite. After fully exploring the town and its castle, we spent the next days visiting interesting sites in the area. At the nearby old Roman town of Ammaia, we could see the remains of the forum, baths and southern gateway of the town and visited the museum which displayed interesting finds revealing much about the daily lives of local inhabitants from those times. We then crossed the border to Spain to visit Valencia de Alcantara where guides showed us some fantastic megalithic monuments. These granite dolmen tombs are over 5,000 years old. As an interesting aside, in 1762, the town featured in a battle where an Anglo-Portuguese force defeated the Spanish to take the town during the Seven Years War.

AAA Group at a Dolmen at Valencia de Alcantara

Valencia de Alcantara area with megalithic monuments

On our final day, we had an excellent visit to Viana do Alentejo to tour the castle and its church. On our return to the Algarve, all agreed that this had been an excellent tour to an area of great interest with beautiful and tranquil countryside. Another trip is being organised in October. South Gate of the Roman town of Ammaia

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About the AAA: This is a non-profit association formed 35 years ago by international residents interested in archaeology and history with a special emphasis on Portugal and the Algarve.

Forthcoming Talks 2 Oct Andy White – The History of Apotropaic (witch) Marks 6 Nov Dr Roger Tomlin – The discovery of the 'Bloomberg Tablets' – Roman wax writing tablets excavated in London Venues: The above lectures take place at 14:30 at the Museu do Traje in São Bras and 18:00 at the Convento de São José in Lagoa. Price: for Non-members: €6 (all funds raised go to archaeological grants and speakers). For more information go to arquealgarve.weebly.com Central Algarve Issue 74, Summer 2018


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New Restaurant

With an international cuisine located between Almancil and Quinta do Lago for a relaxing evening with friendly staff and delicious food!

Tel: +351 914 479 794

Solar do Poeta Relaxed Restaurant serving Traditional British Fare Home-made Pies, Fish & Chips, Calves Liver, Curries and many more favourites ... Sunday Carvery 12:30 - 16:30 Great Venue for Parties - Open Lunch & Evenings Call:289 355 094 Email:algarvelil@hotmail.com Follow signs to São Lourenço Church

Open every evening

Chinese Cuisine *LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS* Come and enjoy our new terrace! Traditional Portuguese Cuisine Suckling Pig Fresh Fish & Seafood daily Various Salads Various Cataplanas Vegetarian Menu Black Pork Lunchtime Dish of the Day

Tel: 289 398 291 or 919 364 809

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Enhance immune system, fight inflammation and cold.

Beneficial for sleep, headache, anxiety, bloating.

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ALGARVE’S FINEST IRISH GASTRO PUB DELICIOUS MEALS | CRAFT BEERS | COCKTAILS | LIVE MUSIC Quinta Shopping, Quinta do Lago | +351 289 358 205 | reservations@thecheekypup.com

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Bookings: +351 289 358 675

Extended restaurant . Large roof top bar and lounge, serving bites . Sunbeds, shades & beach-shack . Open all day from 12.30pm til late

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Golden Triangle Sales Team’s Selection

Featured Property

Farmhouse with Guest Cottage

REF. 6278 - ALMANCIL NORTH - €750.000

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Historic Farmhouse

Historic Farmhouse with great Charm!

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his tranquil farmhouse has a long history and comes with its own guest cottage. It is ideally positioned on the slopes of the Alfarrobeira Hamlet, overlooking the countryside and Atlantic ocean in the distance.

Dating from 1837, the farmhouse was initially at the centre of a large estate growing vines and wheat. These days, the property has been tastefully modernised but retains many of its original features, including an impressive beehive-shaped oven. This was the largest private bread oven in the area, producing over 200 round loaves per day! Looking at the security precautions, the bread was clearly a most sought-after commodity. The high doorstep and heavy barred door with its peep-hole and serving-hatch gave the baker all the protection he needed against the hungry marauders of the day! The main house (with 3 bedrooms) is mostly on one level and a swimming pool has been installed. There are still many eucalyptusbeamed, bamboo ceilings and stone floors throughout the property, retaining the traditional feel and providing an authentic backdrop to the many modernisations. The old cookhouse has been converted into a two-bedroomed guest cottage, again with those traditional ceilings. It is self-contained, within its own walls and gates, and has its very own plunge pool, garden and BBQ area. Perfect for your guests or perhaps as a letting business. This authentic style of farmhouse is a rarity these days and we recommend an early viewing. Energy Rating:

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