The entrance to this home is fronted by a typical Portuguese balcao and shaded verandah. Heavy wooden double doors open into an impressive hallway which houses the antique alter seen in so many traditional homes.
With entrance doors from the Hallway and the Dining Room you enter a generously proportioned lounge. This airy room has a high lofty open beamed ceiling three traditional shuttered windows overlooking the pool and two sets of shuttered doors onto the front balcao. This fresh room is furnished with an eclectic mix of old and new, to provide a comfortable space for lounging or watching TV.
The spacious Dining Room which is furnished with a large table, and seating for six, has a door off to the bathroom and out onto a second balcao which overlooks the pool and garden.
A large and well equipped family kitchen, with an extensive range of bespoke teak and glass fronted fitted floor and wall cupboards. A window at each end gives views over the garden and floods the room with light. There is a central island unit topped with an impressive slab of a warm yellow coloured polished stone sourced in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
There is a gas cooking range with 5 burners and a full size oven, microwave oven, an ‘Aquaguard’ water purifier and a fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1 is air-conditioned and has a double bed.
Bedroom 2 is air-conditioned and has an enormous 6-foot wide double bed or twin beds on request.
Family Bathroom with his and hers wash hand basins.
Bedroom 3 is also air-conditioned and is located in an attached pool cottage. There is a double bed and an en-suite shower room. This accommodation has a separate entrance.
The big totally private walled garden will make it hard to leave Casa De Carmona. Shady in parts but with an extensive sunbathing patio, mature trees and pretty flowering shrubs, large lawns, outdoor dining terraces, a gazebo and shady seating areas are dotted around the garden so a shady spot in which to relax and while away lazy afternoons reading is not hard to find. For the more energetic the latest addition is the fabulous swimming pool (a 12 x 4 m lap pool) and a boules court, for those with the energy to get off their sun lounger!! The beautiful walled garden and pool is all yours!