Set in a quiet village walking distance to the market town of São Bartolomeu de Messines is this 3 bedroom semi-rural house and barn stylishly renovated by the architect owner. From the pretty cobblestone street a secluded courtyard leads to the impressive entertainment deck and pool area with stunning views to the coast which links the main house and barn conversion.
Double glass doors open to the entrance area and open-plan living space with expansive windows to the south to fully capture the magnificent views. The lounge has a feature fire-place, vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams and a wall of doors fold back for seamless indoor - outdoor entertaining. The kitchen is well-equipped with ample cupboards and Silastone granite work-tops. The appliances are all built-in and include fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave and oven. A skylight adds brightness to an already light and airy space. There is a dining area with built-in wood cupboards.
Also on this level is a large bedroom with built-in wardrobes. The adjacent bathroom has a shower over the bath, granite countertop with vessel sink, toilet and bidet. The hall door can be closed to make this an en-suite bedroom.
A wooden staircase with integrated shelving leads to the lower level where the lobby area, with door to the garden, would make a perfect office space. The master bedroom is spacious with two separate doors to the garden and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, granite countertop with vessel sink and heated towel rail. The bathroom also features a door opening to the garden. A step leads up to the third bedroom which has a window overlooking the orchard.
On the other side of the entertainment area and pool deck the original barn has been stylishly converted into a guest annex perfect for friends and family. On the ground floor is a kitchen diner with hob and built in microwave which opens to the lounge with built in cupboards. Large glass doors create a great connection with outdoors and make this a lovely space from which to enjoy the views of the hills and countryside. Upstairs is a shower room and there is a mezzanine level bedroom tucked into the sloping ceiling. There is an independent entry to the barn from the village street.
This stunning 4-bedroom property has been designed to take full advantage of the beautiful views and outdoor lifestyle. A covered gazebo off the main lounge creates a perfect shady dining space adjacent to the built-in BBQ with preparation area. From here you can see the sea sparkling in the distance. The paved terrace with space to lounge and relax extends from the main house to the pool and sunbathing deck and is surrounded by mature trees and landscaped gardens. At night, well-placed lighting creates a cosy atmosphere. The 9x4m salt-water pool is heated to extend your swimming season and there is an outdoor shower.
Steps lead down to lawns surrounded by lush trees with cobblestone pathways and natural rock walls. A well-planted orchard with orange, clementine, lemon, plum and avocado trees provides fresh fruit most of the year. The property is completely fenced and very private. There is an irrigation system to make taking care of the garden simple. Water is from mains supply. Parking is on the street.
Located only 2.3km (a 30 minute walk) from the bustling market town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines with daily fruit and veg market, cafes, restaurants and train station. The property is 22km from beaches and 51km from Faro airport.