Santa Barbara de Nexe Villas
Santa Barbara de Nexe is a pretty little village north of Faro between Loulé and Estoi. Over the years Santa Barbara de Nexe villas have become extremely sought after as the area is much coveted for holidays, second homes and those wishing to live in the Algarve and it has a very strong ex pat community. The views from the village are excellent as it is slightly raised and you can see down across the countryside to the sea.
The center of Santa Barbara de Nexe has a beautiful whitewashed church, which has become a local landmark and is the focus for many an artist’s paintings, along with cafés, English pub, supermarket, bank and some lovely restaurants. It is lined with old typical Algarvean cottages and at various stages throughout the year there are small fairs that take place with local bands playing on the temporary stage.
The Santa Barbara de Nexe villas are mainly on the outskirts of the village in the surrounding countryside and some have the most stunning sweeping vistas across the valley, down to the coast. However, the most sought after villas are the ones that are within walking distance to the village and are hugely popular in the summer months.
There are some lovely villages around Santa Barbara de Nexe, one being Gorjoes; with a lovely 17th century church and Milreu and Estoi, places both rich in history and tradition, Estoi having a Palace and Roman ruins that you can visit. Other villages in the area are also worth visiting, such as Bordeira which has some lovely cafés and restaurants and the town of São Bras with some great restaurants. It is also a lovely area for walking as it is very peaceful and scenic, but quite hilly!
Algarve Country Side Santa Barbara Villas
Santa Barbara de Nexe is only a short drive from the towns of Faro and Loulé, which is another reason it is so popular. Faro is the capital of the Algarve and is a great town to visit. It has designer shops, great restaurants, fabulous water front with a marina and a fantastic nightlife as it is a university town, providing a great atmosphere. It also has lots of historical places to see around the town, such as the famous chapel of bones and the cathedral. Loulé is an old Algarvean market town with a main avenida running through it. It is very popular with tourists due to its great markets and shopping, well worth a visit.
The selection of Santa Barbara de Nexe villas to choose from is vast. They are scattered all around the village, up in the hills or in the surrounding countryside. The villas vary from small cottages to brand new luxury villas and some have the most amazing views. Most of the villas are set in their own grounds offering total privacy, some being in small clusters closer to the village, but whatever you choose you are guaranteed a great holiday and if you decide to buy a guaranteed great investment!