This Travel Tuesday, we take you from London’s most sought after addresses with views of iconic landmarks to a heritage villa hidden in the pristine village of Aldona, Goa. Owning a property in both of these locations offers living a diverse lifestyle from shopping, dining and entertainment of central London to relaxing and recharging amongst lush greenery in Goa.
Contemporary Villa | Eaton Square, London
Internally arranged over several floors, this property is a true family home comprised of five bedroom suites. With the ground and first floors dedicated entirely to entertaining, there is a large dining room, functional bar area, open plan kitchen and a bright first floor formal reception room. The lower ground floors of the house comprises a state of the art cinema and separate staff accommodation with kitchen and living room.
Situated in Bardez, North Goa, Aldona is a village that instantly engulfs you with feelings of nostalgia and saudade as soon as you set foot in it. For, unlike some other villages in Goa, Aldona has, to a large extent, retained the atmosphere of its past, resisting the onslaught of unbridled development. Aldona has also become home to various famous artists like Amitabh Bacchan, Celebrity author Amitav Ghosh and his author-wife Deborah, Rahul Srivastava, Maria Aurora Couto, Quiz master and writer Aniruddha Sengupta, researcher-writer Annie Claire Ketteringham and sculptor Walter D’Souza to name a few.
Adona is just about 15 minutes drive away from busy calangute-candolim-baga sector and a drive to Panjim might take about 25 minutes. Its just far enough to not let noise of commercial tourism from shoreline seep in, yet close enough to enjoy a couple of outings to beaches and come back without fretting too much over the distance. But if you live in Aldona, there are enough places and activities within the village to explore.
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