This unique property is situated in peaceful countryside between the medieval town of Silves and São Bartolomeu de Messines with expansive views to the coast and over 4ha of land.
A complete project has been developed by a renowned local design and architecture firm to convert the existing farmhouse and other buildings 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 farmhouse.
Currently the property consists of a main farmhouse with lounge, dining, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main level, and multiple rooms on the basement level as well as a large double garage. 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. With some minor repairs and tidying the main farmhouse is easily habitable and could make a lovely family home. The second house would need 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.
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.