This gorgeous 2 bedroom home boasts open-plan living with floor to ceiling windows to capture the magnificent country views. It is surrounded by generous terraces for entertaining or just relaxing and soaking up the sounds of nature. A water tank with ample wood deck is perfect for cooling off on a summers afternoon. For guests there is a separate chalet with bathroom tucked amongst the trees.
Although in a peaceful location it is just a short cycle to a restaurant and local cafes. There is easy access to walking trails and it is not far from a dam.
The open-plan living room has vaulted wood ceilings with exposed beams, large full-length windows to let in lots of light and polished wood floors. It consists of a lounge with stunning views over the hills, integrated shelving and a wood-burner for chilly winter evenings, an ample dining area overlooking the garden, and stylish kitchen with central island. The kitchen is well equipped with stone counter-tops and back-splash, eye-level oven, gas hob, built-in fridge, and double sink. A door from the kitchen opens to a charming covered terrace which catches the morning sun - a lovely spot for breakfast. Off this terrace is a separate utility and storeroom.
The master bedroom has generous floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the views north, a glass door opening onto the garden, a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating. Featuring a tub as well as walk-in shower and double vanity, the bathroom also benefits from plenty of natural light.
The second bedroom has east-facing windows to let in the morning sun, a wall of built-in wardrobes, and a mezzanine area which could be used for sleeping or storage. A door opens onto the covered terrace and gardens. Adjacent to this bedroom is a family shower room. By closing the passage door, this bedroom also becomes en-suite.
Opening off the living room is another spacious covered terrace perfect for al fresco dining and relaxing. With a glass panel on the north side this is a cool and shady space, protected from any wind, yet positioned to enjoy the far reaching views across the hills. Traditional cobblestone paving extends the entertainment area to the 4x8m water tank with plenty of sunbathing space around it. The surrounding gardens are filled with Mediterranean plants and stone walls and are low maintenance.
Nestled amongst the trees is a wood chalet with bathroom with shower. It has space for a double bed plus lounge area and has a small porch off the front.
This energy efficient home benefits from insulation in floor, walls and roof to keep it a comfortable temperature year-round. There is also air-conditioning in each room to heat and cool should you need it plus underfloor heating in the bathroom. Photovoltaic panels on the roof generate electricity and there are also solar panels for hot water. The wrap around terrace shades the house on three sides. Electric, remote controlled roll-out awnings are installed on the remaining windows to provide shade as well as fold down like blinds for privacy. Roof gutters collect rain water to fill a 7000 litre cistern which is then used to irrigate the garden.
The driveway is paved and has electric gates at the entrance. There is plenty of parking space plus a carport providing shade for two cars. The property is mostly fenced. There is a shed for garden tools plus a covered wood-store.
Extras include monitored alarm system, mosquito screens and ceiling fans.
Located a short 2km cycle from the pretty village of Vale Fuzeiros with its restaurants and cafés, it is only 8km to the market town of SB de Messines with daily market, shops, health centre, schools and train station. The medieval town of Silves is just over 10 minutes by car, the coast is about 25 minutes and Faro airport is 45 minutes on the motorway.