This stylish country property has been fully renovated in keeping with its' original rustic style, but it has been brought to a 2022 style and standard of living.
The house is surrounded by the peaceful country side just north of São Brás de Alportel, the drive to the house is lovely, a winding road through the hills of the Serra Algarvia. The house is south facing and from the house there are marvellous views over the rolling hills of the hinterland. The house has been thoroughly refurbished by the present owners, including new electrics, new plumbing, new kitchen, new bathrooms and partly a new roof! The house has been renovated with a lot of taste and attention for the authentic Portuguese style, that "je ne sais quoi" feel of a fabulous ambiance! Just the kind of property we so like and immediately fall in love with!
The house is fully walled-in, with electric gates opening onto a calçada (cobble stone) parking area with enough space for two cars. The entrance to the house is via a lovely porch, where one can also enjoy the shade on hot summer days. A few steps up bring you to the top terrace from where there is the main access to the house.
Double doors open into the hall with a stylish staircase to the first floor. To the left there is one of the bedrooms, currently in use as a TV room. From the hall there is also a guest WC featuring the original stone walls of the old house. From the hall to the right there is the spacious sitting room with a wood burning fire place (Fogo Montanha). The dining room is next to the kitchen, which is semi-open plan. There is also a separate laundry kitchen with direct access to the terrace.
On the first floor there is one guest bedroom, currently in use as an office, with a separate shower room and a master bedroom with a bathroom en suite. The roofs are in traditional wooden beams with cane in between de beams and have been painted white, adding to a lovely light atmosphere. All doors and windows and shutters are in wood. The floors area laid with Santa Catarina terracotta tiles and the walls have traditional rustic style "estuque" (plaster).
The guest annex is located near the pool and has it's own private terrace, bedroom and bathroom and a kitchenette. The annex has it's own entrance, ideal to rent out or for having independent guests.
The heated swimming pool is totally private as it is surrounded by the terraces and the house. There are three cascades into the pool, soft sounds of flowing water, adding to the relaxing atmosphere of the natural environment.
To the west side of the house there is a covered BBQ terrace with built-in benches and a table, ideal for al fresco dining with a view over the green valley in front of the house. There is mains electricity and mains water (which comes from a local well, the whole village receives the water from this well and it is free of charge!).
An unique opportunity to buy an authentic Portuguese holiday home in the Serra Algarvia, but at the same time only 5 minutes from town and about 25 minutes to the coast!