This big traditional country farm will enchant you with its beauty and all the original character features that have been maintained and restored. The surrounding natural beauty of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park makes this the most idyllic spot to own a property for anyone looking for tranquillity, breath-taking scenery and harmony with nature.
The property comprises the main farm house and pool, plus barns and other out-buildings, with a present total built area of 716 square metres. There is a further 287 square metres of old buildings which have been cleared, which could prove useful for any plans to re-develop the property in the future.
Access is good via tarmac road and the driveway meanders up the hill to an open area with ample parking, plus there's a double car port. The beautiful old threshing floor makes a perfect turning circle for vehicles.
The main house (226 square metres) is single storey and south-facing and has the traditional thick stone and clay walls that keep the house warm in winter and cool in the summer. The beamed ceilings have been lovingly restored using chestnut wood. The original terracotta flooring is also a lovely bonus and the pretty windows are hand-crafted with internal shutters. Off the wide entrance hall is a guest cloakroom and an adjacent bathroom. Opposite there are 2 adjoining rooms: the first is currently used as a study and then several steps lead down into the second room which is a cosy, snug living room with an open fireplace.
As with any traditional country property, the kitchen is the heart of the home and this property has a large, gorgeous country-style kitchen which is open-plan to the dining area with a candle chandelier over-head and another little sitting area beside the log-burner. Doors open on to the south-facing covered terrace over-looking the pool - an idyllic spot from which to enjoy the tranquil, natural surroundings.
Beyond the living area is a spacious bedroom with a huge amount of storage/ wardrobe space and a partitioned off dressing area, plus its own large private bathroom with a laundry area in one corner. The bedroom also has access to the terrace.
Steps from the terrace lead down to the large 10m x 5m pool, finished in beautiful green mosaic tiles giving a very natural look. Next to the pool is a shower and changing area, plus a small art studio and beyond that is a high-quality imported sauna.
By the main entrance is a wonderful covered terrace, partly cobbled, which is adjacent to a large office which is adjoined to the main house and could potentially be a second bedroom.
The large barn behind the main house is 2 storey (199m2 construction) and currently comprises of a large workshop & storage area, and the main part of the barn where there are stalls for 3 - 4 horses. Above this on the first floor, there is a huge open space for storage and the end room has been converted into guest accommodation, comprising a large bedroom with fabulous views across the valley and an en-suite bathroom.
Adjoining the main barn is a single storey smaller barn with old animal pens to the rear (59m2 construction). In addition to these buildings, there are further out-buildings such as old pig sties (used as potting sheds), other small sheds and a 40,000 litre water tank which holds water pumped from the 3m wide well in the valley. There are 2 water systems - one for the house and one for irrigation. The land slopes gently down into the valley, with some parts of the land retaining the old terraces with stone walls. The land has a large number of olive trees and some almond trees, green fig trees, quince trees, plus one beautiful ancient blue fig tree.
This truly unique property has endless possibilities. It would suit someone looking for peace and tranquillity in beautiful, unspoilt surroundings, with extra space for visitors, keeping animals or space for carrying out a hobby. Plus there is potential to develop the outbuildings (subject to planning permission), for example, for some sort of business or rural tourism venture. The protection that the location within the Natural Park brings, guarantees the pristine beauty of this area and there are several gorgeous beaches within a 3 - 4km radius. Don't miss this opportunity to own a little piece of paradise where nature is your neighbour.