This attractive 7 bedroom property is in perfect condition with lots of extras to make it a truly comfortable home to enjoy throughout the year. With a house with 3 bedrooms, a large workshop and two completely self-contained 2-bedroom apartments there is space for friends and family to visit, or the potential for good rental income. To take advantage of the great weather there is a solar-heated pool and relaxing outdoor space for sunbathing, plus a covered terrace for enjoying drinks and tapas in the shade. It is set in a walled plot with mature trees, lawns and paved terraces in a small village between the market town of São Bartolomeu de Messines and the medieval town of Silves.
3 Bedroom House
The front door opens to an entrance hall with attractive wood panelling and from here double glass doors open to a spacious dining and sitting room with a Godin wood-burning stove and sliding doors to a patio overlooking the front garden. On this side of the house there are 2 guest bedrooms which share the family bathroom with walk-in shower and heated towel rail. The hall leads to a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with white high-gloss units complimented by red brick-style tiling, granite countertops, built-in oven and microwave, gas hob and breakfast bar. The cosy lounge has a wood-burning fan-assisted fireplace and door to the spacious covered terrace, outdoor dining area, gardens and pool. Off the lounge is the master bedroom with separate dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath.
There is an adjoining office with shower room which is accessed from the main house by a covered terrace.
From the garden the front door opens to a spacious open-plan lounge and eat-in kitchen. The kitchen has granite work-tops and a gas hob. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a window to an enclosed courtyard and other with a south-facing window to the gardens. There is a bathroom with walk-in shower.
A separate entrance leads to an enclosed courtyard with steps to this first floor apartment. There is a lounge with sliding doors to a patio overlooking the courtyard. The kitchen is equipped with ample cream-coloured units and a gas hob and extractor. There is enough room for table and chairs. One bedroom is off the kitchen and has a south-facing window with views over the gardens. The other bedroom is off the lounge and has windows to the south and east overlooking the pool. There is a bathroom with shower over the bath.
Workshop or Studio
Adjacent to the main house is a 7x4m workshop with windows overlooking the pool and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. It would make a lovely yoga or art studio. This also contains the pool pump and on the roof is the pool solar heating.
Outside there is plenty of space to relax, whether you wish to enjoy the sunshine or the shade. There is a generous paved pool-side terrace and entertainment area with built-in BBQ. Gravel pathways wind throughout the landscaped gardens with pretty raised flowerbeds and lush lawns. To keep the garden looking lovely there is an automatic irrigation system (including to potted plants) using rain water stored in a cistern.
There is a walled vegetable garden with raised beds and irrigation, and a variety of fruit trees throughout the property including orange, clementine, satsuma, lemon, lime, nespera, fig, olive, grapefruit, pomegranate, walnut and carob.
The many extras include: central heating, air-conditioning, double glazing, mosquito screens, solar panels for hot water, heated pool, alarm system, garden lighting, automatic entry gates, plenty of parking, 2 entrances, video entry, automatic irrigation system and cistern to collect rain water.
The present owners have cherished this home maintaining it to a very high standard. It would lend itself to many different uses for example a family home with a separate flat for friends and family, or providing a generous rental income with a combination of rental units and owners' accommodation. With its manicured gardens and pretty enclosed courtyards it would make a lovely venue for weddings or special celebrations.
Located less than 10 minutes from the market town of São Bartolomeu de Messines and medieval Silves, each with shops, restaurants, health centre and other amenities. 15 minutes to golf and 25 minutes to beaches.