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Delightful Country Cottage With Studio Annex Only 25 Minutes From Lagos and Alvor for sale in Monchique, Algarve


This pretty country cottage with charm and character is located in a small rural hamlet surrounded by rolling hills and natural beauty.  It is an idyllic spot for anyone looking for peace and tranquillity and to be in perfect harmony with nature. It is easily reached via a tarmac road and a short country track. The tarmac driveway leads to a double carport with a wall of planters perfect for a herb garden.  

This typical Algarvian cottage built in 2000 retains a traditional feel with timber ceilings over exposed beams throughout. The spacious open plan living/dining area benefits from a wood burning fireplace ideal for those cozy nights. From here the main front door of the property leads to a large terrace perfect for al-fresco dining overlooking the unspoilt scenery. The kitchen, opening to the living/dining area, has a rustic feel to it with tiled worktops boasting a water purifier for crystal clear drinking water and a ceiling fan for cooling. Adjoining the living/dining room is the spacious master bedroom with ceiling fan and window with views to the front of the property.  The bedroom also has a large en-suite bathroom. 

Adjacent to the living dining room is another room with a separate guest toilet. This room is presently used as an extension to the kitchen and pantry/storage area.  It could easily be another bedroom or large office and has access doors to the outside as well as kitchen and living area.

A few metres from the cottage is a small studio annex with separate entrance.  It has an open plan bedroom and kitchenette offering a sink and an antique stove for cooking as well as heating. There is a separate shower room (wet room) and adjoining this annex is another utility/laundry/storage room. There is also a workshop attached to the cottage with a built in BBQ.

Outside there is a large flat gravelled area perfect for overflow or guest annex parking. Stairs lead from here to the small studio annex. Another area has been flattened and offers electric and water connections ideal for an above ground pool. There is also a wooden storage/play shed with electrical connections.  

The property boasts 2 spring-fed wells - one that provides water for the house and the other provides water for the irrigation. Some of the land is terraced into 2 large grassy areas and much of the rest is left natural with cork oak, eucalyptus and pine trees leading to the top of the hill. There are many fruit trees including olive, orange, plum, tangerine and quince.

If you want to get away from it all but not be too far from the coastal towns this is the perfect place, only a 25 minute drive to Lagos and Portimao as well as the charming fishing village of Alvor. There is a local cafe/restaurant only a 5 minute drive away. There are a few villages approx 15 minutes drive away with all the amenities you could need bank, school, shop and daily markets. The closest golf course is 20 minutes away at Penina. Faro airport is approx 1 hour away.


  • lovely rustic cottage with wooden beamed ceilings throughout
  • log burning fireplace
  • 2 spring fed wells providing water for the property and irrigation
  • septic tank
  • carport for 2 cars
  • large parking area
  • 1 hectare of land
  • 2 built in bbq's
  • large attic storage space (covers whole of house)
  • energy certificate: E
  • 137 m² living area
  • 10520 m² land area
Reference Number   2499