SOLD A rare opportunity to purchase this fabulous Quinta, located on a lovely country side location near a small village. The setting is superb, very hard to find these days, a great south facing plot with excellent distant sea views. This traditional Quinta has been extended a few years ago. The architect managed to maintain the original and authentic traces of the old building in a successful marriage with the more modern new part of the house.
From the main entrance, located in the old part of the house, one has one bedroom on either side of the hall, which goes through to the kitchen with the original chimney still present in its full glory. Here a wood burning stove provides a cosy and warm atmosphere during the colder days in winter time. There is also a bathroom at this side of the house for the two bedrooms. From the kitchen an original stair case leads up to the flat roof where the solar panels for the hot water system are located.
From the kitchen one arrives at the new part of the house: a spacious living room with mezzanine: an ideal spot to watch television or to use as an office, furthermore a master suite with bathroom and dressing area and there is also a spacious second lounge or library room.
Separately from the main house there is a one bedroom guest apartment, consisting of a living room with kitchenette, a bedroom and a shower room. There is also a fifth bedroom and bathroom, the old "casa do forno" (the place where the old original oven is) with exterior access.
In the basement, which is accessed from the outside, there is a large laundry area, with a lot of storage space.
The whole house has floors in Santa Catarina terracotta floor tiles, partly the original ones and partly new. The new part of the house enjoys under floor heating (water system) which is operated from an electric heat pump. The bedrooms and kitchen in the original part of the house also have air conditioning units & electric wall radiators. All doors, windows & shutters are in wood. The old part of the house features high ceilings with the traditional use of wooden beams with cane.
The mature garden is a festival of beautiful plants and variation of fruit trees including a lychee tree. There is a walking path going around the whole plot, one part bordered by a row of cypresses leads to a lovely place where a huge carob tree (alfarrobeira) provides a beautiful shadow, from here there are also great sea views. There is also a wooden one bedroom house in the garden, a little away from the main house, ideal for guests.
There is still the possibility to build a swimming pool in the garden.
A beautiful & serene country home for people who appreciate the authentic portuguese style.