Charming Country Property With Two Houses and Stunning Views to Coast for sale in Silves, Algarve
This unique property with two spacious houses is situated in peaceful countryside between the medieval town of Silves and São Bartolomeu de Messines. It boasts expansive views to the coast as well as over 4ha of land. It has an enormous amount of potential as a comfortable family home with guest house, or a great rural tourism opportunity.
Currently the property consists of a main house with lounge, dining, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor, and multiple rooms on the basement level as well as a large double garage. There is a spacious covered terrace off the living room with views south towards the coast. Off the kitchen is a lovely barbecue area and steps from here lead up to a small grotto with seasonal stream and a water tank ideal for swimming.
The second house is styled like a castle and currently consists of 2 studio apartments, one on the ground floor and one upstairs with a terrace. Also on the ground floor is a very large room, which could easily be a third apartment. This building needs work as there has been some water infiltration from the flat roof and terrace, and it has not been used for a number of years. In front of this building is another water tank which could easily be made into a second swimming pool.
A complete project has been developed by a renowned local design and architecture firm to convert the existing two houses into a stunning rural B&B with a total of 14 en-suite bedrooms. Each building would have 7 bedrooms plus areas to relax both indoors and out, dining areas, a bar, patios and roof terraces. The gardens will be landscaped using a blend of low-maintenance Mediterranean plants and incorporating a creative grass field. The 2 existing water tanks will be re-purposed as swimming pools.
The design includes all the creature comforts such as underfloor heating in the bathrooms, air-conditioning and heating throughout, hot water from solar panels and heat pumps. In addition the existing traditional features will be retained and highlighted, such as the Santa Catarina floors in the main house.
Located just 5 minutes from the market town of São Bartolomeu de Messines and 10 minutes from Silves, each with daily market, cafés, restaurants and train station. It is only 30 minutes by car to the coast with a great selection of beaches to choose from and within 15 minutes you can be on the golf course. Faro airport is less than 45 minutes.
- two houses, one ready for living and one needing renovation
- gently sloping land with views to the coast
- 2 swimming tanks
- fantastic family home with separate guest house or tourism opportunity
- design project to convert existing into 14 bedroom luxury b&b
- energy certificate: D
- 779 m² construction area
- 46560 m² plot area