The location in Alto do Relógio, just outside of Loulé offers spectacularly stunning views out and across a valley and the sea.
It is a rural location with a cafe/bar and small shop selling essentials and a very good restaurantjust a little further down the road. There is now a new large supermarket just 2 minutes drive from us, offering anything you might need and open 7 days a week. A 5 minute drive away is the market town of Loulé. This offers easy access to all the necessary shops, supermarkets and restaurants. We are also just a 20 minute drive from the local beaches and Faro airport.
Detailed information of accommodation
We hope and believe Casa Ourico do Mar represents a hassle free holiday for the disabled wheelchair user. It has been adapted to suit people of all disabilities and learning difficulties - accessible transport is available. It is situated 20 minutes from Faro airport and is just a 5 minute drive outside the market town of Loulé.
Despite its proximity to Loulé the villa is set in a very quiet countryside location. The property is built into the side of a very steep valley affording breathtakingly stunning views down and across a valley and out to the sea.
There is a local café and small shop selling essentials (like a corner shop) within a short distance of the villa as well as a restaurant a bit further down the road. A new supermarket is just a 2 minute car ride away offering anything you should need 7 days a week. Loulé, which is not within realistic walking distance, offers many restaurants and cafes as well as plenty of shops including several supermarkets and the open air market which attracts visitors from afar every Saturday morning.
The accommodation can sleep six people and up to eight people with use of the bed settee. It comprises 3 twin air conditioned bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms (2 with wheel-in showers and wardrobes). The larger wheelchair accessible bedroom with wheel in shower and wheel-in wardrobe. This room has an electric height adjustable bed with a Tempur memory foam pressure relieving masttress, bed sides and head/foot raise options plus the ability to add a grab bar/monkey pole.
Second smaller wheelchair accessible bedroom also has wheel in shower and wardrobe. The non accessible bedroom has twin beds with ensuite including a bath and shower. Large open-planlounge/dining area includes a settee and a bed settee and TV with Sky digibox and card showing Sky Variety Entertainment channels. There is a portable telephone to make local calls.
The kitchen includes an electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine (in pool side store room), kettle, coffee maker and toaster. There is a large terrace with eating and barbeque area leading off from the lounge and kitchen (also accessible from car parking area), which has views out over the valley and to the sea - relax, enjoy the views and enjoy the sunsets!
Access to pool and large terrace area is from the lounge via a large 'straight in - straight out' 2 x 1.10 metre Otis lift. This area consists of a heated pool with hoist (both seat and sling options) and built in steps in the shallow end, pool side room with relaxed seating and fridge to keep your drinks cool, flat terracing surrounded by garden below. The ionised swimming pool is 4 x 10 metres in size and is heated to 25ºC from May to October. The property also has central heating and softened water.
This property is built into the side of a very steep valley affording spectacular views and is therefore on split levels - each level is accessed by the large lift. The lower level is the pool and terrace area; the middle level is the 3 bedroom unit and the top level is occupied by us. Guests park their car on the middle level and have level access to their accommodation, using the lift to get to the pool where they have total privacy.