Situated high up in the old historic part of Aljezur, this grand, majestic old house has been sympathetically restored, retaining masses of original character features. The property is laid out over 2 floors with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each floor.
The beautiful large entrance hall has double doors opening to the impressive living area, with its exposed wooden beams and traditional log-burner in the corner. This spacious room is split between the lounge area at one end and the formal dining area at the other end. French doors open on to a large terrace, perfect for outdoor dining, with magnificent views for miles around, over-looking the roof-tops of the old town, across the valley to the new part of Aljezur. Steps lead down from this terrace to the pool-side terrace below.
The large kitchen features a wood-fired oven, plus an induction hob and conventional electric oven, a dishwasher, a beautiful white Belfast sink and grey granite work-tops. There are 2 pretty seating corners either side of the wood-fired oven, plus a central island which doubles as a breakfast bar. Two windows with great views and a Velux window in the roof let lots of light into the kitchen.
There’s an adjacent pantry and boiler room – the back burner on the fireplace is linked to the hot water and to the radiators for central heating.
Along the hallway, there is a pretty double bedroom, 2 bathrooms (both with full baths with shower attachments), a twin bedroom at the end on the hall and then the master bedroom off to the right. The master bedroom is very spacious and has 2 large windows capturing those panoramic views across the valley.
From the entrance hall, steps lead down to the lower floor, where there is a large twin bedroom with access to the lower BBQ terrace and a store room with 2 large electric boilers (more than sufficient, even when the house is full). Two more steps down there is a large bathroom with corner bath and an adjacent smaller shower room. There is another door out to the BBQ terrace at the end of the hall.
Further down the hall are 2 bedrooms – a twin and a very large double – both with doors out to the pool-side terrace.
The pool measures 3 x 5 metres and is 1.2 – 1.3 metres deep and is heated. There is ample space to relax in this very private and tranquil spot that feels like a little tropical paradise with all the palms around and the Moorish feel to the whole area. There is a games room/ store room adjacent to the pool.
Beyond the pool terrace there is a BBQ room with sink, plus a laundry area and a door out to another walled terrace with a rear door out to the street (which could potentially be a small parking area if required).
The property has a rental license (as a 6 bedroom house) and rents out very well during the season, providing a very good income for the owners. The market town of Aljezur is always bustling with people and attracts many surfers due to its proximity to a multitude of superb surfing beaches such as Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoeiras, all just a short drive away. There are many cafes and restaurants down by the river which runs through the centre of the town, and the castle dominates the skyline at the top of the town. Situated right in the historic centre (but on a quiet lane), this truly unique property must be seen to be appreciated.