An imposing villa set in prime location It is located just a five minute drive from downtown Loulé but this magnificent villa is a world apart. High walls clad in natural stone surround 8000m2 of manicured gardens and at the highest point of the property sits Casa Maria, proudly commanding stunning views down to the coast. Completed earlier this year, it is clear to see that no expense has been spared in creating a property of the highest standards. Full air conditioning, central heating, a high tech security system with CCTV and a heated salt water pool add to the many creature comforts of the house whilst features such as beautiful tile panels and fountains embellish the gardens with an air of tranquil elegance. This is in fact a home which has been designed from the outset with outdoor living in mind. The spacious pool area is overlooked by large covered terraces and an outdoor kitchen and built in dining area provides the perfect venue for al fresco gatherings. The house itself, with a covered area of 600m2, offers four en-suite bedrooms whist a further two-bedroom cottage converted from an old farmhouse and with its own lounge and kitchen provides for private guest accommodation. On entering the main house, a spacious hallway opens through glass doors to the lounge and in turn the covered terrace with views over the pool to the countryside and ocean beyond. A separate dining room leads to the spacious kitchen fully fitted with high quality De Dietrich appliances. Two bedrooms are located on this level with a further two upstairs including the master suite with Jacuzzi bath and a steam-room/shower. The upstairs rooms lead to another large terrace from where the views are truly breathtaking. But there is more to this magnificent property than initially meets the eye. From the ground floor a stairway leads down to an enormous basement with its own fully fitted kitchen, lounge area and abundant space for either a gymnasium, home cinema or both! The basement is finished with natural brickwork and ceramic floors lending a rustic feel in contrast to the more modern style of the upper floors and leads directly to the garage.