This old farmhouse has been lovingly restored and is in a tranquil countryside location and a short drive away from various award-winning beaches.
The traditional calçada (cobblestone) driveway is lined with mature olive trees and rosemary bushes, and there is plenty of parking space for four or five vehicles and even a camper van.
Upon entering the house you will find a spacious open plan living room with cosy lounge, dining area and adjacent kitchen. The kitchen has a central island which features an AGA cast-iron cooker and plenty of work space. Opening off here the kitchen extends to a pretty alcove with a double farmhouse-style stone sink, fridges and more storage space. From the kitchen double doors leading to a shady terrace surrounded by natural stone walls with outside seating and a superb al-fresco dining area.
Also on the ground floor of the house are two bedrooms currently used as a music/hobby room and an office. These share an attractive guest bathroom with walk-in shower, bath tub and double sinks. There are plenty of cupboards for storage.
The wood staircase leads to a charming upstairs lounge with lots of relaxing space. Two more spacious bedrooms open off this lounge. The master suite has plenty of windows and views across the gardens and double doors lead to a unique and stylish bathroom with a free standing bath. Patio doors open off the bathroom to the garden on the higher level at the rear of the house.
To the front of the house is an open water tank (cisterna) that the current owners use as a pool. It is surrounded by terraces with ample room to sunbathe overlooking the open meadow. A variety of trees provide shade in summer.
The grounds of the property are mostly walled and extend to over 17,000 square metres, with plenty of fruit trees and native trees such as almond and carob. There is a small horse stable and outside sheds and the flat land is ideal for horses.
Near the entrance to the property is an old warehouse which the owner has converted into a charming loft style guest cottage. It has a sunken lounge with doors to the garden, a dining area with patio doors to a little terrace. Up a few steps is a farmhouse kitchen plus bathroom with bath and shower over. Tucked into the eaves is a mezzanine bedroom.
Although this property is surrounded by peaceful countryside it is less than 5km to the coast, golf as well as all amenities. It is just a short drive to Guia with plenty of local shops and restaurants and only 4km to Algarve Shopping with movies, food court and a great variety of shops. The beachside town of Armação de Pera is about 5 minute drive and the beaches is even closer. Albufeira Marina is 6km away and Faro airport is a 35 minute drive.