Amazing rare opportunity to own a stunning, renovated Manor House style property in the Western Algarve, Portugal. If you are looking for a quiet, laid back and relaxed place to live among nature, then look no further!
The area is characterised by narrow, winding cobblestone streets, orange groves, the smell of the pinetrees, shepherds herding their goats, the sound of the church bells, cafes, restaurants and shops offering homegrown produce and handicraft. The village square is tree lined, surrounded by benches with an attractive Moorish water wheel feature in the centre. Nearby are ruins, chapels and natural spring waters. This property is located just a short distance from a traditional market town, surrounded by a thickly wooded backdrop, typical Portuguese character properties with white washed walls, bands of colour framing the windows and doors and unique chimney designs. The main village square offers a friendly community, a tavern with a roaring log fire in the winter selling typical Portuguese food cooked in a traditional bread oven, snack bars and nearby a selection of restaurants that residents and visitors travel many miles to dine in. Also nearby are a selection of high-end well-being, health, beauty and fitness facilities including an indoor pool gym, sauna, steam baths, therapy tubs and relaxing treatments. For the adventurous the area offers a Motorsports circuit, go-karting, walking hacks, bike trails and horse-riding. There are also the practical facilities of a post office, crèche, primary school, secondary school and hospital.
Just approximately 20 minutes drive is access to a choice of 2 very different coasts to enjoy, either head West to sunsets, deserted beaches, the rugged cliffs of the Algarve and surfing or head South to the popular tourist beaches, restaurants and golf courses. Access to the motorways and shopping malls is approximately 15 minutes drive away and Faro International Airport can be reached in approximately 1 hour’s drive.
The current owner has maintained the property to a high standard and has renovated and upgraded throughout as follows:-
Repainted the exterior
Repainted the bedrooms
Installed a new fully fitted kitchen
Fitted beautiful antique style lighting to the garden and pool areas.
Bespoke venetian style stairwell black wrought iron railings with gold emblem
Installed elegant antique crystal chandeliers, two are 2 metres long.
New wrought iron chandelier to the bottom terrace.
Installing brand new double glazed windows with interior shutters and mosquito nets.
New toilets and bidets in the house.
Originally built 1938, the interior has now been completely rebuilt leaving only the original outside walls. The impressive architecture of the property is carried through to the inside with wrought iron balcony overlooking the open plan lounge below. Through the impressive front door on the street level the property opens up to a reception area (5.7m x 3.5m) with the wow factor of an amazing mezzanine gallery (7m x 6.5m) with wrought iron balcony overlooking the open plan living accommodation below. The top floor accommodation includes 3 large bedrooms with fitted heated wardrobes, each with their own private ensuite and separate bathroom, cloakroom and laundry room. The Master bedroom faces the garden with a corner window feature, patio doors to a terrace, fitted heated wardrobes with storage above.
Sweeping venetian stairs lead to multiple living areas including a raised cinema entertainment area (5m x 5m) wired for 5.1 surround sound system, cloakroom, bar, lounge (9m x 8m), raised dining area (4.5 x 4), a guest bathroom with bath, a newly fully fitted kitchen with access to the four level garden, garage and pool. French doors lead to an attractive shaded terrace (8m x 3m) ideal for alfresco dining overlooking the pool and garden below also wired for sound.
The kitchen is fitted with solid marble work tops, mosaic wall tiles, floor to ceiling wall units, and island breakfast bar with sink unit. Appliances include in-built dishwasher, fridge freezer, fridge, freezer, oven, hob, microwave, 3 extractor fans and attractive solid fuel ‘Franco Belge’ cooker range. The ensuite bathrooms are finished with floor to ceiling mosaic tiles, WC, bidet, handwash basin with undersink storage and walk-in showers with a brand new high quality range of sanitary ware.
Internal steps on the middle level, lead to further living accommodation and the pool level. On this third basement level are a further 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge area, ideal set-up for a separate apartment with access to the pool, finished outside with attractive granite stones.
The Gardens and Garage
The outside space is split into 4 levels, surrounded by granite walls, the secret gardens all offer different features with double wrought iron garden gates. Each garden area offers peace and tranquility in an idyllic location. The street level garden has a traditional and charming purpose built-in pergola covered seating area, access to the front garden and garage/workshop. The granite stone built garage with an up-and-over electric door has a high ceiling and space for 3 cars, storage and workshop. Throughout the garden has a selection of mature palm trees, exotic plants and a variety of fruit trees including advocado, orange, tangerine, lemon, fig and nespera. The swimming pool is a unique octagonal shape measuring 10mx7m surrounded by a spacious calcade stone terrace, 2 x mosaic poolside showers and set-up for an outside sound system. The ornamental koi pond has a stone lion head feature fountain and there is a further garden past the pond. Another garden level offers a tree lined, irrigated lawn area.
With a separate water and electricity supply, 3 windows and a side door and measuring 8m x 7m the attractive build of the granite stone garage offers a perfect platform to convert to a guest annex, subject to permissions.
Property features include;-
Solar water heating
Electric water heating
Wood fired central heating system
Two wood burning fires
Mains water & drainage
Plot size of almost 1500m2
Build size of just under 400m2
Price 825,000 euros (negotiable)