Located only a 6 minute drive from the medieval town of Silves this charming farmhouse has been completely and lovingly re-built blending traditional features with modern comforts. The house is set in an elevated position with lovely views across orchards of avocado, mango and orange trees to the rolling hills and valleys beyond. There is also the option to purchase an adjoining 6 hectare parcel of land with orchards, river running through and a 210m2 warehouse.
The pretty wooden double front doors open to an entrance hall with a closet for coats. The L-shaped living room consists of a lounge with attractive integrated shelving, wood-burning fireplace and patio doors leading out to an entertainment area with built-in bbq, pizza oven and views across the valley and canal. The dining area features an exposed brick wall and built-in wooden cabinets.
The downstairs bedroom has pretty arches and integrated shelving as well as built-in wardrobes. The adjacent bathroom has a sunken, tiled jacuzzi tub and stunning enclosed shower with recessed lighting.
The eat-in kitchen is typical farmhouse-style with hand-made wooden cabinets and smooth granite worktops with moulded sink. Adjacent is an office or utility room with huge amounts of storage, double doors to outside and a window looking south over the hills.
Upstairs are two attic bedrooms each with a private shower room with port-hole style window, built-in wardrobes and storage under the eaves. Separating the bedrooms is a spacious family room or play area with a wood-burning stove and doors to a small terrace looking north. The floors upstairs and in the downstairs bedroom are all solid wood and the rest of the house is tiled. The ceilings downstairs have exposed wood beams. There is central heating throughout and air-conditioning for heating and cooling in all of the rooms.
A large covered terrace opening off the south-side of the house is the perfect space for outdoor dining and relaxing in the shade. Steps lead down to the 14 x 4.5m pool which is great for doing lengths and is surrounded by wood decking with plenty of space for sun loungers. There is a toilet and shower next to the pool as well as another covered terrace for those who prefer shade.
There is a 300m2 wood shed that could be used as stables and the level area in front would be suitable for a sand ring. Old animal sheds on the property could be re-built for storage. In addition there is a ruin on the north side of the hill that could potentially be re-developed. The property has an Agro-Tourism license and so further development could be approved for guest accommodation, and given the beautiful natural surrounding it would be a great location for yurts, tipis, safari tents or straw-bale houses.
With over 6ha of land there is plenty of space for horses and other animals. There is also the option to buy the adjoining land (65,410m2) which has a 210m2 warehouse and orchards with mango, avocado, persimmon, pear, plum, apple, orange and peach, and is bordered by a river. The total asking price for both plots is €695,000. This a fantastic area for hiking, cycling or trekking, with tracks leading to the nearby dam and countryside beyond.
The property has access to irrigation water from the canal for a small annual fee, as well as river water and a well. The house has mains water.
There is a restaurant and coffee shop within a 5 minute walk and the dam is 3km. The medieval town of Silves with its castle, restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and other amenities is 6km. Beaches are 20km away and Faro airport is a 45 minute drive.