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A spacious adaptable three bedroom bungalow with 1 wet-room en-suite, 1 specialist bath, a large farmhouse kitchen, large lounge/diner and conservatory. Set in own pet secure grounds with large patio having views of England, Wales and our 12th century castle. Suits families of any age and equipped with everything you may use at home, local welcome pack and often forgotten extras. All linen and towels provided plus washing powders etc. Well behaved assistance and companion dogs most welcome.

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(Based on 6 people sharing Self Catering, per Week)
Starting From £345.00 To £930.00

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Casa Julia


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Summary: This beautiful accessible villa has private enclosed garden, pool, and hot tub, just 5km from the coast. 2-bedroom self-catering villa with spiral stair to additional mezzanine bed-space overlooking lounge.

Superb semi-rural location close to Almancil and local amenities. Easy access and quiet romantic seclusion for Algarve Honeymoon couples, families, elderly or disabled people. Underfloor heating. Wheelchair friendly design. Short drive to many local attractions, beaches, tennis and golf.

Services Available


  • Accommodation Sleeps Up to 6
  • Level Access Shower


  • Static Phone


  • Non Smoking
  • Oxygen Hire
  • Scooter Hire
  • Wheelchair Hire
Entrance Description
  • Entrance Doorway Width: 85cm
  • This renovated farm building just outside Almancil provides modern amenities but retains its unique local charm. Parking available at roadside and in front of or inside garage (used as wood store in winter). Entrance ramp from roadside drop-off approx. 1 in 12 slope over 6.5 metres with raised kerb edge and alternative steps (no handrails). Level landing in front of entrance to bougainvillea shaded garden, covered terrace and villa, with at least 80 cm clear door opening.
Living Area Description
  • All rooms have doors and corridor to suit most wheelchair users, with at least 80cm clear door openings, except door to garage 71cm clear opening. Lounge has attractive log burning stove in regionally styled alcove and 2 two-seater sofas. Spacious bathroom has wheel-in shower area with grab bars, fold-down padded seat and arms; toilet with soft-feel seat, wall-mounted and drop-down rail, hand-rinse basin 69cm rim height; separate washbasin with approx. 70cm height kneespace 84cm rim height
Numbers of Rooms
  • Number of Accessible Bedrooms (without En-suite): 2
  • Number of Accessible Bathrooms: 1
Accessible Room Facts
  • Double Rooms Available
  • Twin Rooms Available
  • Single Rooms Available
  • Bedroom doorway width: 80cm
  • Bed height (Floor to top of mattress): 48cm
  • Height of space under bed: 24cm
  • Room lights can be switched off from bed
  • Bathroom Doorway Width: 80cm
  • Height of lowest toilet (from floor to seat): 48cm
  • Height of highest toilet (from floor to seat): 48cm
  • Toilets with Right Transfer Available
  • Toilet grab rails on both sides
  • Shower has grab rails
  • Shower has a drop down chair
Exterior Description
  • No steps except 6-13cm (2-5 inches) height step down into outdoor pool-shower, and 1.5cm (approx. five eighths of an inch) villa threshold. Garage and outdoor shower access maybe difficult for mobility impaired people. Garden and pool patio areas level or very gently sloping, with continuous paving for easy access and cleaning. Raised pool sidewalls create seating 43cm width 30-66cm height above patio for easy transfer between wheelchairs and water; wide steps in corner of pool.
  • Distance to nearest Town: 1 miles
  • Outside, the roads can provide quiet walks around locality of villas and quintas, to local shops and restaurants. Only 15-20 minute walk into town of Almancil, with some shops, restaurants and cafe's closer. Villa is located within the 'Golden Triangle, so named because access to the best that the Algarve has to offer is no more than a 15-20 minute drive. The very popular Almancil Karting Centre (parakarts with hand-controls) and two waterparks are within 2km away, providing entertainment for all ages. Only ten minutes by car to go north to the picturesque market village of Loulé, or south to the beach. The old walled city of Faro with narrow cobbled streets, beautiful squares and magnificent architecture, Cathedral and museum is only 15 minutes drive to the east; and just outside the city walls is a pedestrianised area with stylish shops and outdoor restaurants. Zoomarine Dolphin Park and Algarve Forum Shopping Complex are approx. 20 minutes drive west.
Additional Services
  • This no-smoking villa has under floor heating in kitchen and bedrooms, with separate control for bathroom and log fire in lounge. Logs provided October-April. South facing windows onto terrace with fly screens can be left open for cooling on warm summer nights. Wooden shutters provide added security, with high ceilings and insulated roof, aid natural ventilation to keep the villa cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Fans in all rooms. Saltwater pool (approx 5.5m x 3.5m) has protective child-safe pool cover that also aids warming of pool by solar energy March-October. Fully fitted kitchen diner plus regionally styled outdoor BBQ and patio furniture in covered terraces. Sunbeds, umbrellas, palm tree, and Hot Tub for relaxing. Local House Manager available by phone for advice or emergency assistance. Complementary ‘meet, greet and guide’ from Faro airport. Car hire with hand-controls, mobility aids, personal assistance, and transport can be arranged. Portable air-con can be hired.
Flight Details
  • Nearest Airport to the accommodation: Faro
  • Approximate flight time from London to Faro = 2 Hours 40 Mins.
Transfer Details
  • Accessible Taxi / Bus can be arranged.

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Avg. Customer Review: 5 stars

5 stars = Casa Julia is a splendid villa

Reviewer: Brian Jones from Lancashire, England


. We loved it and it’s clear that the owners do too. It feels like a secret garden, secluded and private – which will probably suit many of its visitors. Although it is a short distance to a main road, there was no traffic noise from it, but we’d reinforce the need for a car. There’s only one eating place locally and, as far as we found, no shops. Though Almancil is very close, it’s either a car ride or walk beside a busy dual carriageway. The villa is very well equipped. We used the small swimming pool almost every day and usually followed that by popping into the hot tub. There are accessible beaches nearby and, as long as it isn’t too rough, the lifeguards help wheelchair users in and out of the water with a buggy. Designated parasols and loungers are free for wheelchair users. Steve, the owner, could not have been more helpful with lots of useful information in advance and books and maps at the villa. It was great to be met at the airport by the local manager and we did appreciate the welcome pack at the villa. I guarantee you’ll enjoy too.

12th November 2012

5 stars = casa julia

Reviewer: Michael Naylor from Nottinghamshire, England


We had a great time. The villa was well equiped, sited in a nice quiet location but still handy for nearby towns and restaurants. The adaptions made out stay so much more easier. Thank you very much for a great holiday, we are already thinking of comming back next year.

30th May 2011

5 stars = Casa Julia - Best Holiday Ever

Reviewer: Susan & Jen from Hertfordshire , England


Thank you for all your help - we enjoyed our time there immensly. Both agree that it was the best holiday we've ever had. Everything that we needed was catered for - you guys thought of everything - not only for someone in a wheelchair but for luxury extras that we felt gave a special touch. Didn't leave the villa the entire holiday except to buy food. Spent most of our time in the pool and in the hot tub. The meet and greet service was an absolute blessing. Natalie was so helpful and friendly and we were so grateful for her support. We feel so lucky to have found such an ideal place irrespective of disability, for two people to have some luxury time together in such a place of paradise. Back again Next year. Thank you!!!!

1st October 2008