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Casa da Filipa

Ferragudo and Surrounds, Algarve, Portugal

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Set right above and with direct access to a wide sandy beach, this large villa set in extensive gardens was built for entertaining. An ideal choice for a special celebration.

In brief

  • Clifftop views
  • Direct access to the sea
  • Extensive grounds

About the villa

A royal property in a regal setting, this huge villa is perched in splendid seclusion in extensive grounds on a cliff-top overlooking the sea facing west towards Sagres and the setting sun with terraces at all levels for eating indoors or just chilling, enjoying the magnificent views and a swimming pool overlooking the sea.  Immaculately kept, it retains its informal atmosphere and personal touches. Facilities include table tennis in the games room, a grand piano in a sitting room, a bar at pool terrace level, a large TV room and a private chapel. The style of this unique house is one of past grandeur, beamed ceilings, antique tiles and traditional furnishings adding character to comfort.

Recent additions include additional soft seating and built-in seating on the main terrace in addition to the existing tables and chairs. The beach with a selection of  simple beach restaurants in season, is accessed by steps directly below the property or via a more gentle pathway through the gardens and a gate. Although the property feels very separate and private, it is actually just 1km from the quiet charming fishing village of Ferragudo and 6km from busy Portimao with good shopping and all facilities. We strongly recommend a walk along the beach to the small restaurants quayside where you can get delicious grilled fresh fish. Golf, tennis and water sports and horse riding are all a very short drive away. There are further renowned restaurants within a short drive. A superb choice for an informal family holiday or special celebration. 

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Villa details



  • Triple children’s bedroom (narrow beds) with sitting area, opening to pool terrace
  • TV room with flat screen LCD TV & DVD player
  • Bar opening to pool terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Utility room


  • Entrance hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Private chapel
  • Dining room with seating for 8 at the main table and a further 8 - 10 on two circular tables
  • Living room opening to terrace with awning and furnished for dining for 16
  • Smaller sitting room
  • Kitchen and breakfast room, ideal for children's meals
  • Large double bedroom with bathroom en suite, sea views and doors to terrace
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite, sea views and doors to terrace
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite and sea view (connecting door with double bedroom above)
  • Large twin bedroom with bathroom en suite, and garden view
  • Former garage with table tennis


  • Large twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and garden views
  • Very large double bedroom with shower room en suite and doors to upper terrace
  • Hall / ante-room with 2 twin bedrooms (one room with beds in an L shape) leading off it and sharing a bathroom. There is access to shared terrace from these rooms. These bedrooms are more suitable for children


Children's Facilities

  • A complimentary travel cot available
  • A complimentary highchair available

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue


  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • Blu-Ray player
  • CD player
  • Piano

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 12.5m x 5m
  • 0.8m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • Pool heating available – price on request
  • Please note guests must book pool heating prior to their stay

Something Special

  • Access to the beach

Villa Essentials

  • 2 x Washing machines
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Central heating on request at extra cost

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Housekeeping service 7 hours per day 5 day(s) per week
  • Pool cleaning
  • Groundsman

AVAILABLE on request at an additional cost

  • Cook service
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping
  • Weddings

Important Information

Saturday changeover apply in peak season (July & August) and flexible for other periods.

For larger groups and/or special celebrations CASA COLMEIA which sleeps 6 can be booked together with Casa Filipa. This property is on the same estate as Casa Filipa but is independent. 

Wedding parties of 50 guests maximum accepted only outside the peak season only and all  properties on the estate must be booked together; there is an extra wedding fee plus special security deposit applies - please ask for more details.

  • There are some unprotected drops from various terraces and around the swimming pool - young children need to be supervised.
  • No smoking (outdoor only) & no pets
  • Please note that the owner provides the welcome pack for this property which differs from the CV Welcome Pack. Details can be found in your driving instructions or on a request basis.
  • There is a resident groundsman who lives unobtrusively on the estate.


An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Two beach restaurants open seasonally located along the beach (March - September)
  • Shops and restaurants along the beach - Ferragudo - 1km or 1.5km by car
  • Tennis Carvoeiro Club 3km
  • Portimão (all facilities) 6km and Carvoeiro 8km
  • Golf: 15 - 20 minute drive Alama, Alto Golf, Gramachio, Pinta, Morgado do Reguengo or Vale do Milho courses


  • Silves 18km
  • Lagos 25km
  • Monchique 30km
  • Cape St. Vincent 65km


  • The wide sandy beach just below Casa da Filipa can be reached from a steep flight of private steps directly from the villa; a gentler slope but longer walk from the estate grounds leads to Praia Grande 1km
  • Kayaks and pedaloes can be rented from Praia Grande below the villa


  • Faro 60km
About the area

Ferragudo and Surrounds

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Set on the banks of the River Arade, Ferragudo’s white buildings tumble down the hillside to the waterfront and there are several excellent beaches nearby. The stretch of coast from Carvoeiro to Lagos is dotted with busy family resorts, but this doesn’t mean these pretty fishing villages and coastal towns have lost their charm. History abounds inSilves and Lagos’ Old Town, while Albuferia offers all the usual delights of a big resort town. 

Find out more about Ferragudo and Surrounds



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