This beautiful country property with traditional quinta, paddocks, annexes & further outbuildings to develop would make a perfect country retreat or B&B, or alternatively be ideal for anyone wanting to keep horses and have an income from renting out a part of the property whilst living on-site. The property is divided into 2 distinct sections, with 2 completely separate entrances.
The main entrance has a sweeping driveway leading up through more than 2 hectares (5 acres) of fenced paddocks and citrus orchards to the impressive main quinta. You drive through gates into a large cobbled courtyard parking area with carports and mature eucalyptus trees providing shaded parking for around 6 - 8 cars. Steps lead up to the entrance porch.
Inside the property, the entrance hall leads into the living room and you immediately notice the high ceilings made with the traditional cane & wood beams. Wooden floors have been laid to accommodate under-floor heating in the living area and one of the bedrooms. Patio doors open to the terrace and garden with a wonderful lawn leading to the pool area. The living room also benefits from a log-burner which vents heat into other sections of the house, including the master bedroom, which is just off the lounge and boasts a bath and sink within the bedroom, plus an en-suite toilet and shower. There is a second bedroom on this side of the living area with an ensuite toilet. The living room leads into the dining room which also has a sitting area and another fireplace, plus a hatch through into the kitchen. This area has lovely terracotta flooring.
There are patio doors out to the large cobbled entertaining terrace with a BBQ area complete with built-in brick barbecue, sink and fridge, a lovely outdoor lounge area and a dining area under the pergola. The country kitchen has slate flooring and wooden bench-tops and an Aga-style gas oven and hob. There is a utility/laundry area to the rear of the kitchen with a back door leading to a courtyard terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large stylish family bathroom with full bath, separate shower with rain head, toilet and sink. This services the 3rd and 4th bedrooms situated just off the dining room. One is a large double with fitted wardrobes, whilst the other is a smaller twin bedroom ideal for children. The main house cover 288m2.
To the rear of the kitchen courtyard is a large annex comprising an entrance hall, a large bathroom with a shower cubicle plus a free-standing bath, and a very large room currently used as a gym/play room and accommodating extra beds for guests. One end of this room is prepped for a kitchenette, and it could easily be made into a one bedroom self-contained cottage. High wooden ceiling give this annex lots of charm and character. Two sets of patio doors open on to the cobbled area where the parking is. The annex has gas central heating (as does the master bedroom in the main house).
Majestic tall palms and cypress tress surround the pool area. The pool is solar heated and there's ample space for sunbathing. The main house, pool and annex could be rented out and would generate a sizable income throughout the summer months.
Partitioned off by a high wall giving complete privacy, is the second part of the property. This can either be accessed via a spur off of the main driveway, or via a gate in the wall from the main parking area, or via its own private entrance directly from the road. In this part of the property there is a spacious two bedroom cottage comprising entrance hall, a large living/dining room with adjacent kitchen, a bedroom with bathroom on the opposite side of the hall, and a huge room of almost 25m2 with a spacious en-suite shower room. The cottage measures 136m2. Adjoining the cottage is 238m2 of warehouse space, currently split into several divisions. There are numerous possibilities for developing this space (subject to planning permission), such as 7 further bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, set around a central communal room e.g. for serving breakfasts. This could function as a B&B or as a residential care home or as a centre for adventure holidays. There are extensive terraces surrounding this part of the property, which could be re-designed or landscaped.
The property benefits from its own water supply (via a large well) and has a water tower and tank guaranteeing a constant free water supply. Mains water is also connected if required.
With easy access via tarmac road and only 2kms away from the lively village of Odiaxere, this property is definitely not remote (and there is a very good restaurant just down the road). The stunning 5km long Meia Praia beach and Palmares golf course are both only a 5 minute drive away and the historic town of Lagos is 6.5kms away. This property offers many different possible uses - please ask for further details or to book a viewing.