This charming and character-filled "Quinta" farmhouse has been thoughtfully and lovingly renovated and offers privacy and tranquillity making the most of the country location and the typical Algarve outdoor lifestyle. Set in beautiful mature, landscaped Mediterranean gardens filled with an extensive variety of trees, fruit-trees and shrubs, and surrounded by approximately 1,400 palm trees with an impressive outdoor entertainment area, this really is a piece of paradise.
Set back from the road you enter the parking area with a large carport for shade and a double garage. A traditional cobblestone path leads through the beautiful gardens to the house.
The covered porch leads into the entrance hall overlooking the sunken lounge. Off the entrance hall, the country farmhouse style kitchen has plenty of room for a table for six. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and a range cooker with a 5 ring gas hob. There are also 2 storage areas in the roof and a stable door that leads to the covered terrace and garden area.
Opposite the kitchen, the spacious dining room offers a wood burning fire place for those cosy winter dinner parties. Also off the entrance hall is a guest cloakroom.
The open plan living room is a few steps down from the entrance hall and is sunny and bright. The lounge area is ample and features a wood burning fireplace plus double patio doors leading to the shaded covered terrace and beautiful lawn area. As in the other living rooms, the ceilings are vaulted with cane over exposed beams adding a cosy traditional feel to the room. A stone samba/paddle staircase leads to the spacious mezzanine gallery office area.
The fireplace also heats the adjoining TV room which offers abundant light from the patio door that leads to the pool and outside entertainment area. From the TV Room a corridor leads to the bedrooms. The master suite opens onto an east facing secret garden with terrace area from where you can absorb the morning sun. The wall of built in wardrobes offers ample storage as does the mezzanine area taking advantage of the high ceilings. The recently renovated en-suite shower room boasts underfloor heating as well as a large walk-in shower.
There are 2 further bedrooms that are adjoining but could easily be separated. One overlooks the pool area while the other overlooks the garden. Both have built in wardrobes. There is also a separate family bathroom in this area with bath and shower over.
The west wing is where you will find a 2-bedroom self-contained guest annex with its own entrance and terrace area. With 2 cosy bedrooms, an open plan living area with kitchenette and separate bathroom this is perfect for rentals or family coming to stay. Alternatively this annex could easily be incorporated into the main house if desired.
The studio is separate from the main house. It has been converted from a garage to be used as further guest accommodation. This open plan studio with a vaulted beamed ceiling boasts a kitchenette with a breakfast bar and a separate shower room.
Winding cobblestone pathways lead through the grounds to the generous paved patios and covered terraces with traditional cane over exposed beam ceilings. There is an attractive outdoor entertainment area with a large Roman end swimming pool and abundant space for sunbathing. The adjacent bar area has kitchen facilities and a large built in BBQ to support pool-side entertaining and perfect for al fresco dining. To the edge of the bar area is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room
The garden areas are well established with mature trees creating shady areas perfect for relaxing on a summer afternoon as well as space to host large events. And after all of the relaxing head to the astroturf tennis court to burn some energy.
There are various other outbuildings - a laundry room, an art studio, a shed. The property has 3 supplies of water, from the Bravura reservoir, a borehole and mains water. The water to the main house and annex are heated via solar panels.
Multiple Income Generation Opportunities
This is a truly versatile property - in addition to making a wonderful family home it also has immense potential to generate additional income from multiple sources. It has been successfully run as a bed and breakfast retreat. With it's secret garden and lush landscaping it has also been used as a spectacular wedding venue. Finally a horticultural business has also been run from the property and all the necessary Infrastructure is still in place. This includes a 2,300m2 glass greenhouse (which could potentially be dismantled and sold if desired), a palm tree plantation offering approximately 1,400 mid-size palm trees ready for market and outbuildings, tractors and loads of other necessary equipment to run this business.
The current owners have only used this property as a home for the last decade and not as a business, therefore there are no business-related figures available.
Don't miss out on this superb opportunity conveniently located only 5 minutes drive to the large local supermarkets and 7 kilometres to the quaint fishing village of Alvor, with its award-winning, sandy beaches, harbour, marina and many restaurants. Penina Golf is a short drive away and it is only a 50 minute drive from Faro airport.