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Charming Country Home Plus Detached Guest Cottage, Pool and Barn for sale in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Algarve


Situated in the peaceful hills just 15 minutes north of the market town of SB de Messines is this pretty country property with sweeping views set in just over 1 ha of land. The charming 4 bedroom main house (120m2) is in immaculate condition and there is a detached cottage (160m2) in need of renovation that would make a perfect guest house. Outside is a lovely entertainment terrace and pool.  In addition there is a large barn or animal shed, meadow and cork plantation.  This is a fantastic area for hiking, biking or horse riding and in the evenings you can relax outside and enjoy the star-filled sky.

Main House

Pretty stone steps lead to a patio with double glass doors to the open-plan living space with vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams.  The lounge area is spacious and light with a central fireplace of local stone separating it from the dining area.  Glass doors from the dining area lead to a covered terrace overlooking the pool which is a lovely space to relax in the shade.  Surrounding the pool is a generous paved terrace with space for loungers and sun bathing and low maintenance gardens with flowering low-maintenance Mediterranean plants.  Opening off the dining area is a farmhouse kitchen with feature stone wall, gas hob and electric oven, plenty of cupboards with lighting, and a wood counter-top.

A door from the kitchen leads to the bedroom corridor.  The master bedroom has a west-facing window and an en-suite shower room. There are 2 more spacious bedrooms plus a 4th smaller bedroom.  These share the stylish family bathroom with walk-in shower, tiled counter-top with vessel sink, plus a utility space with washing machine and shelving from reclaimed wood.

To keep you comfortable throughout the year there is air-conditioning to heat and cool in two of the bedrooms plus the living room, in addition to the wood-burning fireplace.  The windows are all double-glazed and the property is insulated.

Detached Cottage

The detached cottage is in its original condition with a basic kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 attic rooms plus an animal shed.  The building is in reasonable condition with the roof mostly intact, however it does need some renovation.  There is running water and electricity inside the house.  This would make a lovely space for family or friends or a great rental unit should you wish to generate income.


The barn is approximately 26m x 8m.  It consists of a garage-style entry to a store room with wooden doors to the animal area with individual stalls. To the side of the barn is a gently sloping grass meadow with cork trees which leads down to a seasonal stream.

There is some flat land around the house but most is gently sloping, with some open meadows plus a cork plantation.  Water is from a well and sewerage is to a septic tank. The main house has a cisterna (water tank) built under the covered terrace for water storage.

Although set in a peaceful area the property is not isolated with the nearest neighbour only 150m. The village is a 20 minute stroll (1.5km) and has a café.  The market town of SB de Messines with supermarkets, health centre, schools and train station is 15 minutes by car (11km), the coast is 35 minutes and Faro airport 50 minutes using the motorway.


  • 4 bedroom main house
  • detached 3 bedroom cottage for renovation
  • large barn or animal shed
  • 6x4m pool with cover
  • peaceful country location with pretty views
  • 15 minute walk to nearest village with café
  • 35 minutes to coast and beaches
  • energy certificate: D
  • 280 m² living area
  • 10160 m² land area
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Reference Number   2511