SOLD - If you are looking for a home in the Algarve, Portugal, then this is the one! An immaculately kept villa, built in an elegant "Portuguese manor house" style. Stylishly decorated electric iron gates open to a large drive way in cobble stone (Portuguese calçada) which takes you up to the large parking area to the back of the house, where there is also a double carport. The house was originally built around 1990, the current owners bought the property in 2002 and improved the existing house greatly, by putting in a new kitchen and fabulous new windows with double glazing (security glass), the windows look like wood, but they are made of a high quality PVC, and it is only when you come very close you will see it isn't wood! The house is well insulated and surprisingly light for a farmhouse style house. The whole house has high ceilings, ideal in a warmer climate.
The spacious entrance hall has double doors opening onto the large open plan living room. Here are two generous sitting areas: one around the imposing feature fire place and another sitting area with the television. The generous dining area is open plan to the living room on one side and to the kitchen on the other side. The kitchen has been recently renovated and is fully fitted with AEG appliances and complete with a SMEG American Style fridge/freezer. From the kitchen there is also access to the cozy kitchen terrace, ideal for eating outside
From the hall to the right there is access to the office and two bedrooms: the master suite with a generous dressing area and bathroom with bath and shower, and another spacious bedroom with a separate bathroom. The office -with doors opening onto the garden- could also be used as a (6th) bedroom. A beautiful traditional style staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor where there is another guest bedroom with shower room en suite and a lovely private terrace.
Behind the kitchen there is access to a second kitchen. Here there is also a study/sitting room with two further bedrooms and a shower room. This part of the house could easily be used independently by guests, as it has its own access from outside.
The house is well insulated and has heating and cooling throughout with air conditioning units. There is heating from 3 different wood burning fire places. Hot water is generated by solar panels with electric back up. There is bore hole water and mains electricity.
Around the house there are many lovely terraces, covered and uncovered, so there is always a good place to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful garden.
The garden is very mature and divided into three parts: around the house the garden is mainly laid to lawn, with easy access to the pool, a few steps down there is a second part of the garden, which has been purchased at a later date and the owners have created here a great (rock) garden with many different varieties of plants, some walk ways and small lake in the middle, great for garden lovers, but no worries if you do not have such green fingers, the garden is quite low maintenance, so the gardener can keep it beautifully for you too!
To the side of the house there is another part of the garden, which could be ideal for growing your own vegetables.
The location is very central, only minutes from Almancil, with Apolonia supermarket and Vilamoura, with the International School, Marina, beaches and golf courses. It is approximately 20 min drive to Faro airport.
A great property with beautiful atmosphere. A true home to fall in love with.