The pool is large at 8x5m and has gentle steps in at the shallow end (Roman end). There is optional pool heating available at an additional charge of £125 per week in summer months and £150 per week in cooler months. There is a pool cover on a roller that can be used over-night or when the pool is not in use to maintain higher water temperatures. When pool heating is requested we aim for a water temperature of 28-29 degrees centigrade. Such high temperatures may however not be possible in the cooler winter months when obviously heat is quickly lost from the water surface to the cooler air.
Surrounding the pool is a large pool terrace with ample space for sunbathing and also areas which provide shade.There are sun-loungers with cushions.
pool area can be accessed from the three poolside bedrooms or from the
lounge terrace via steps.
There are wide steps leading down to the lawn and then tennis court from the pool terrace.
Next to the pool, on the edge of the pool terrace is the poolside
It is a covered area which stays delightfully cool in the heat
of the day. There is a bar and built in barbeque with an adjacent two
ring gas hob. In the cupboards under the work surface
there is a good supply of plastic crockery, cutlery and cups for
poolside use. There is a sink with hot and cold water and a small fridge with freezer compartment.
Next to this food preparation area there is a large tiled table with bench seating to one side and free standing chairs the other.
area makes outdoor living easy at Vila Margarida and the fridge is
ideal for drinks and ice-creams by the pool.
As with most of the villa the pool and terrace area enjoys a high degree of privacy and is not overlooked
Having been constructed some 30 years ago Vila Margarida benefits from a beautiful mature garden of approximately an acre. There is a lawned area with a variety of palms and sub-tropical plants. There are large areas of flower bedding below the pool,alongside the driveway and next to the lawn. There is also an orchard area with a variety of fruit trees (oranges, lemons, grapefruit, satsumas, apples, loquat, figs, grapes) and the orchard is separated from the villa by a splendid rosemary hedge. We are lucky enough to have a team of gardeners who tend the garden lovingly and visit once a week.
Not only are the gardens themselves a delight, but their size, mature planting and the fact that the villa and pool are located towards the centre of the plot affords guests with a very high degree of privacy.