Ref 7Q23123
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Total area 37,000m²
  • Built area 1,300m²
  • Year constructed 1880
  • Energy rating
  • € 3,500,000

For sale, Manor House with outbuildings

and large plot of land for further development near town

São Brás de Alportel

This property gets us really excited, not only for its rarity, but also for the potential it offers to acquire and renovate one of the very few original manor houses of the late nineteenth century in the Algarve. With its central, yet rural position in São Brás de Alportel, this impressive estate is still in the hands of the family of the original owner. Surprisingly, much of this well-preserved property is still in its original state, revealing a beautiful building with high ceilings, large corridors and majestic façades, with many of its original architectural features in place. The buildings are surrounded by a large, flat, walled-in plot of land, which can be used for either agriculture or further development: an additional 1.000m2 of covered area is permitted on the land. 

Authentic, with heaps of character and charisma, representing the typical architecture of the time, the property lends itself entirely to being transformed into a stylish Boutique Hotel, showcasing the best of Portuguese charm. 

Its location is very good: just on the outskirts of the small town of São Brás de Alportel,  in a semi-rural environment, yet within walking distance to the historic centre and shoo of the town. São Brás resonates the slow pace of a rural town, but at the same time reveals pockets of cosmopolitan, urban living, with a curious batch of shops, cafés and restaurants revealing entrepreneurship and bringing new life to the town.

The estate has several entrance gates and includes several annexes:

- the spacious Main House with several balconies, terraces and verandas or arcades;

- the Caretaker's House, with several courtyards, verandas and wood ovens;

- Warehouses (where cereals, wine, olive oil and fruits used to be kept)

- the Garage or Coachhouse;

- the Stable;

- Threshing Circles;

- the Scoop Wheel, the Well, the Spring, Boreholes;

- Water tanks and irrigation channels

The MAIN HOUSE, covering some 680m2, is laid out over two floors. On the ground floor: a spacious living room with fireplace, two dining rooms, a large kitchen, an office, three bedrooms and one bathroom. The seven remaining  bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the top floor. Outside, the house has several enjoyable relaxation areas, with covered terraces on the north and the south elevation.

OUTSIDE the buildings are framed in flagstones, Portuguese cobblestones or gravel. Landscaped spaces with plants and trees extend out to the agricultural land with some carob trees, almond trees, olive trees, other fruit trees and a large pasture area. The property also has great potential for conversion to organic farming and organic agricultural certification, with pasture, orchard and grove area. It has several boreholes and a spring with enough water for an agricultural concern, watering the gardens and supplying the house. And there is the possibility to develop part of the land too, due to the proximity to the urban centre, there is the possibility to build another 1500m2 of accommodation on the land.

An excellent option for anyone looking for nature tourism, rural tourism, or residential opportunities with clean air, peace, tranquillity and security. The small town of São Bras de Alportel is very well served, with all amenities you could need, ensured by an active local council, clinics and medical services, creative and craft associations including art centres, markets, fairs and galleries, cafés, restaurants etc. There are exhibitions and cultural festivals throughout the year.  The access is very good, with an easy drive to Faro airport, beaches and golf courses of the area all within 30 minutes' drive of the property.

An excellent opportunity to transform a slice of Portuguese heritage, although not classified as such, into a contemporary classic boutique hotel or even a permanent residence with the possibility to be fully self-sufficient.


  • Country view
  • Storage room
  • Borehole
  • Parking area
  • Fruit & vegetable garden
  • Covered terrace
  • Terrace
  • Centrally located
  • Parking garage
  • Garage


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