This property is set in a unique and enviable location surrounded by natural beauty with dazzling panoramic views of the surrounding hills and the southern and western coastlines stretching as far as the Port of Sines. It is an idyllic spot to own a property for anyone looking for peace and tranquillity, breath-taking scenery and to be in perfect harmony with nature.
Access to the property is via a tarmac road and a short country track giving it total privacy. The entrance leads past the mountain spring fed fresh water lake to an ample gravel parking area and double garage.
This was fully renovated in 2003 in keeping with the local area. There are 3 bedrooms, two of which boast free standing wood burning fireplaces and en-suites, plus a further shower room. The kitchen/diner with stained timber mono vaulted ceilings over exposed beams boasts views over the spectacular landscape. The living room benefits from a wood burning fireplace ideal for those cosy nights. Outside there is a bread oven and many areas for alfresco dining and relaxation. The electrical supply to the house is completely run via solar generation panels but also has mains backup for the occasional cloudy day. Water to the kitchen and shower room are also heated via solar panels. The rest of the water is heated by gas. The water is sourced directly from mountain springs (fontes) of Monchique.
This villa was built in 2010 to the highest quality. You enter the house via the large closed-in covered terrace with plentiful seating and a bar area. This space is bright and airy due to a wall of windows which also make it perfect for year round use. Patio doors lead into the open plan living, dining and kitchen area with wooden mono vaulted ceilings over white painted exposed beams providing a light and spacious ambiance. For your comfort there is a wood burning fireplace with back boiler which fuels the central heating throughout. The kitchen is fully fitted with solid wooden worktops and a double bowl ceramic sink. From here you can access the outside via a single patio door. There is a guest W.C. and a storage cupboard. All 3 of the bedrooms lead off of the living/dining area and boast external patio doors and large en-suite bath or shower rooms.
The property benefits from double glazed, thermally insulated tilt-and-turn windows and patio doors throughout as well as solar panels to heat the water.
This second villa can be purchased separately. See property listing 2446 for full details.
Outside there are many areas for relaxation including an above ground swimming pool built into a deck area which offers unobstructed panoramic views over the hills and breathtaking landscape.
There is further accommodation in the form of a renovated retro caravan situated under a covered area with an outside kitchen area and shower room. This area benefits from a wood burning fireplace and plenty of space for alfresco dining.
There are 4 natural springs on the property all with an abundance of water, some having been made into beautiful features. The land surrounding the houses is terraced offering plentiful usable spaces for relaxation, keeping animals and enjoying all that nature has to offer.
There is a small storage house ideal for all of the garden equipment and a log store area.
Currently run as a B&B guest house with repeat clients and a proven record this could continue as a successful business or would equally make a beautiful family home. It is perfect for anyone looking for peace and privacy, in beautiful surroundings with the lush landscape of rolling hills, leafy woods and natural springs on your doorstep.
Uniquely located at 650 metres above sea level on the mountain side, it is only a 10 minute drive to the market town of Monchique where there are all the amenities you need including supermarkets, banks, shops and many good restaurants. The nearest beach on the south coast is 30km and the unspoilt wild west coast beaches are just 40km away. The city of Portimao is 26 km away and the closest airport, Faro, is just over an hour’s drive away.