This beautiful traditional-style property has been lovingly rebuilt to the highest standard while retaining the original charm with typical wooden windows and terracotta tiles. Built for year-round comfort, the house has central heating, pre-installation for air-conditioning, solar panels, and insulation throughout to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. There are plenty of windows to keep it light and bright as well as from which to enjoy the views across the rolling hills, and a fantastic outdoor entertainment area and garden.
Situated on the edge of a peaceful village, it is just a short stroll to the local restaurants and cafés, and there are numerous hiking and cycling trails on your doorstep. The market town of São Bartolomeu de Messines is just 8km away and there you have a daily market, shops, restaurants, health centre, train station and other amenities.
Steps lead up to a covered front porch, a lovely space to relax and look out over the village. The traditional-style front door has windows to let in light and a cooling breeze and opens to the entrance hall. This leads to the living room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, a cosy seating corner and dining area. Large patio doors fold back to create a seamless flow with the impressive outdoor entertainment space and pool.
Adjacent to the living room is the well-equipped kitchen with stylish custom cabinetry, built-in appliances, granite countertops and Smeg range with gas hob. A door from the kitchen opens to the terrace where there is a separate utility room with space for washer, dryer, freezer and extra storage. From the terrace, wooden gates open to one of the parking spaces, convenient for bringing in your groceries.
Also on the ground floor are two en-suite bedrooms, perfect for guests or possible B&B, both with south-facing windows and built-in wardrobes. The first bedroom has a generous bathroom with walk-in shower, double vanity, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail. The second bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
From the living room a sweeping staircase leads to the upper level with engineered hardwood oak floors and which features a second lounge and patio doors opening to a west-facing balcony with views across the fields, orchards and hills. Also on this level is the third bedroom and adjacent bathroom, which can be made en-suite by closing a curtain to the hall. This large bathroom has a corner shower, separate tub, washstand, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail. The fourth bedroom is currently used as an office and could easily be made larger. Preparations are also in place for a mezzanine level above the ground floor living room should you wish to create an extra bedroom.
The outdoor entertainment space is impressive with a raised pool (7.5m x 4.5m) with semi-circular seating area to the side (perfect for small children to play) and tiled terraces for sun loungers and relaxing. There is a covered terrace with built-in gas BBQ and a separate wet room with shower, toilet and sink. To the side of the house is another raised terrace with more seating space, sheltered by the neighbouring cottage.
Steps from the main terrace lead up to the rest of the garden and land (over half an acre) with pretty stone walls, olive and carob trees, a copse of cork oak trees, and expansive views across the countryside. On this part of the land are the remains of old animal sheds with the potential for these to be rebuilt. There is a separate entrance at the far end of the land with more parking and convenient access for a tractor or horse trailer. Closer to the house there is also a carport with shady parking for one car.
With top quality fixtures and fittings throughout and elegant indoor and outdoor living space, this would make a lovely family home or would work equally well as a boutique Bed and Breakfast. The location is excellent on the edge of the countryside with plentiful walking trails and nature, and the convenience of cafés and restaurants only a short stroll from your door. The coast is only 30 minutes by car and the nearest train station is 10 minutes. Faro airport is a 45 minute drive away.