This wonderful 2 bedroom country house is set within undulating countryside not far from the village of Budens and benefits from magnificent, wide-open country views. The house itself is full of character and has been totally renovated, yet retains many beautiful features such as the high beamed ceilings and the pretty hard-wood cottage-paned windows.
There is a large entrance porch and the entrance hall leads into the lovely, spacious living room with feature fireplace. Large bay windows overlook the meticulously maintained gardens to the countryside beyond. Adjacent is the kitchen/diner comprising a fully-fitted kitchen with oak cabinets, complemented by solid granite work-tops, plus a bright and spacious dining area with wooden doors opening to the garden. There is a delightful covered terrace on this side of the property which doubles as a second living area and could easily be glazed to form a conservatory. On this side of the property, there is also a BBQ area with a secondary kitchen/utility room as well as a store room. Two cobbled outdoor seating areas surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens are perfect for al-fresco dining and entertaining.
Back inside the villa, off the entrance hallway there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; the master bedroom has a very large en-suite bathroom with a big walk-in shower & twin sinks. The guest bedroom is very spacious and the family bathroom is just across the hall. Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes. The house is in beautiful condition throughout and benefits from gas central heating. Fly screens have been fitted to most of the windows.
To the rear of the property is the spa terrace & garden, with the Jacuzzi hot-tub sunk into the landscaping, perfect for relaxing any time of the day or night as the whole area can be illuminated. There are also steps leading up to a small roof terrace with panoramic country views all around.
The land is just under 2 hectares (1.96ha or almost 5 acres) and is perfectly set up for anyone looking for a small-holding. The land in the valley is fertile and ideal for growing vegetables or keeping horses. There's a multitude of different fruit trees in this area, including peach, apple, plum, pear, cherry, avocado, mulberry, almond, fig and loquat. There are 2 wells supplying water for irrigation (plus there's mains water and electricity to this area of the land as well). There's a pig sty and 2 small pig paddocks, plus a parking area for the tractor and an old store room. A small stream runs through the valley in the winter time. The land then rises steeply up the hillside and is an untouched wilderness covered with ancient cork oak trees. There's a paved area under the shade of one of the cork oaks, the perfect spot for a picnic table & chairs. Closer to the house, to the rear of the BBQ area, a number of pine trees have been planted which will provide welcome shade once fully grown.
The property benefits from a large gravel parking area and palms line the entrance track. The main road is one kilometre away along a well-maintained, easily traversed dirt track. The house is on mains water and electric and has good internet and phone connection. The garden has automatic irrigation (the water can come from either the well or the mains). The house is connected to a septic tank system with multiple chambers. There is also a large log store behind the house.
This property is perfect for anyone wanting to lead the good-life, surrounded by nature, but by no means isolated. It's only 1.5 kms to Budens (where you will find a large supermarket, cafes & restaurants) and within 4 - 5 kms you have the beaches of Burgau, Cabanas, Boca do Rio and Salema.