Castelo Paraiso

Castelo Paraiso - São Brás de Alportel - Corotelo - Algarve - Portugal

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Castelo Paraiso

Welcome to the Castelo Paraiso

The Main House

Castelo Paraiso

Occupying three hectares in the hinterland of the Algarve, Castelo Paraiso forms part of an estate that traces its origins back to the Middle Ages. Made up of a main house, five independent cottages, an office building, a privat chapel, stables, orchards and outbuildings set within a park-like landscape, it contains elements dating back to the 14th century. The result is a luxurious estate that combines classical Portuguese and Italian style with the sunshine, hospitality and freedom of the Algarvian hinterland.

Castelo Paraiso - a Country Classic

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Occupying three hectares of gentle, verdant hills in the hinderland of the Algarve, between Loulé and the village of São Brás de Alportel, the Castelo Paraiso forms a part of an estate that traces its origins back to the Middle Ages.

Although sizeable by today´s standards, the property once streched for miles. But the winds of change gradually caught up with the owners of large landed estates and they were forced to sell off bits of land in order to maintain their lifestyle. By the time the current owner, came across the property, it had fallen into disrepair. Although the Castelo Paraiso had belonged to a Portuguese aristocrat for 35 years, his diplomatic postings and the rising cost of maintenance had taken their toll. Far from being put off by this, the current owner was charmed and within five minutes had made up his mind to buy it. Coming from the construction business himself, he took charge of the entire rebuilding, from redesigning the main house, outbuilding and gardens to supervising a crew of 60 men and decorating the interior. 

Main House

Castelo Paraiso forms part of an estate that traces its origins back to the Middle Ages.. (more  Info)


Five independent cottages set within a park-like landscape, All cottages are very close to the main house. (more  Info)

Inner Gardens

Down to the hall and out into the most beautiful inner courtyard with tall cypress trees, numerous flower pots, old ladrilha tiles and cobble stones, a raised area with old benches and antique azulejos. The walls have numerous niches with classical Roman sculpures and fragment features. (more  Info)

Outer Gardens

Castelo Paraiso is accessed through iron gates (remote controlled and automatically operated) up a cobbled drive flanked by tall cypress trees and large antique pots. From guest cottage 3 and barbecue area 16th century gate leads to the park. a paved walkway flanked by lights leads to the far end of the estate - here you will find an Artificial Lake. (more  Info)

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