This charming and substantial 7+ bedroom "Quinta" is situated in the picturesque natural park area of SItio das Fontes, Lagoa and boasts incredible country views within a 5 minute drive of the closest town.
Set in beautiful mature, landscaped gardens filled with an extensive variety of trees and shrubs, this property is in a truly privileged location. It has been designed to maximise the views from every room with easy access to the gardens and fantastic outdoor entertainment space. There are generous paved patios around the house, annex and cottage using a mix of traditional Santa Catarina clay tiles and traditional cobblestones, and covered terraces with traditional beam and cane ceilings. Pretty flowerbeds and lush lawns surround a 9x5m heated swimming pool, and mature trees create shady areas perfect for relaxing on a summer afternoon.
The property is accessed via a private road and has 2 separate driveways leading to the house and the guest accommodation.
Upon entering, there is a spacious hallway with skylights and double doors to a large, bright lounge with a wood burning fireplace and patio doors that lead out to a wrap-around covered terrace overlooking the pool area. Adjacent is a fully equipped kitchen with ample cupboards, centre island and a breakfast bar. Sliding doors open to another secluded corner perfect for breakfast. Also off the entrance hall is a guest cloakroom and separate laundry or utility room.
On the ground floor are 3 bright double bedrooms with lots of fitted cupboards and storage, one of which is currently used as a dining room / office. The ample family bathroom has a bath and walk-in shower.
On the first floor, the comfortable master bedroom opens to a balcony with stunning views over the pool and gardens, the natural springs ("fontes") tributary and the main Arade river. There are fitted wardrobes and a dressing area, and the private bathroom has a bath and walk-in shower. Off the upstairs landing there is an adjacent small room that could be used as an office or linen closet.
Also on the first floor and reached via a separate outside staricase is a big, bright room with large windows allowing an enormous amount of natural light to enter as well as offering excellent views to the surrounding countryside. This would make an excellent secluded office or hobby and crafts room. This room is situated above a large garage with additional storage space.
Adjacent to the main house is a 3 bedroom guest annex with two separate entrances, front and back. This annex could easily be incorporated into the main house if desired. There is a large living / dining room with wood-burning fireplace and a conservatory from which to enjoy the views of the gardens and beyond. Outside there is plenty of seating for relaxing and al-fresco dining and a built-in BBQ area. Two of the bedrooms share a separate family bathroom with bath and shower. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and a door to the gardens and pool area.
Garage or guest cottage
A separate garage has been converted to be used as further guest accommodation. The lounge and dining area has a wood-burning stove and the open-plan kitchen is well-fitted with marble countertops and a breakfast bar. There are 3 bedrooms and one family bathroom. The cottage also has two entrances, one into the kitchen from the carport area and the other from the secondary driveway area. An exterior staircase leads to its own rooftop terrace from where you can enjoy views of the surrounding beautiful gardens and expansive countryside and river.
There are manicured gardens and paving surrounding the house and annexes with the rest of the 22,320m2 of land left to its natural beauty. There is a lower paddock that is relatively flat should you wish to keep horses and the property is surrounded by trails suitable for horse-riding, mountain biking or simply walking.
Each of the three accommodations has central heating and cooling, a wood-burning fireplace in the lounge and double glazing with mosquito/fly screens. Water is from borehole.
This is a truly amazing property and would make either a wonderful family home or alternatively a superb business venture.
Located less than 3km from the nearest town with restaurants, cafes, local daily market and train station and 10 minutes from a selection of gorgeous beaches. 66km from Faro airport.