This charming and spacious home is set in an elevated position with lovely views across the countryside to the coast. Designed for year-round living with underfloor heating throughout, it boasts spacious living rooms overlooking the pool, plus 3 bedrooms and large office. There is also a potential basement with space for a garage and games room.
Located on the edge of a hamlet just 10 minutes from the medieval town of Silves and surrounded by orchards, a short track leads to the property. From the gates a traditional cobblestone driveway leads through low maintenance gardens with Mediterranean plants up to the parking area and on to the house.
The front door opens to a spacious entrance hall overlooking the lounge with views to the distant coastline. The lounge has a feature fireplace to add cosiness in winter, plus sliding doors onto the shady terrace with steps down to the 9 x 5m heated pool. Opening off the lounge is a dining room, also with sliding doors to the terrace with a pretty wood beam pergola covered with bougainvillea, perfect for al fresco dining. Adjacent to the dining room is an ample eat-in kitchen boasting wood (oak) cabinetry, granite worktops, integrated appliances (fridge, dishwasher, oven and microwave) and an area for informal dining with doors onto the terrace as well as a west-facing window to catch the afternoon sun.
The living room and kitchen all feature wood beam ceilings as well as wood beam accents around the fireplace and kitchen chimney. Connecting the kitchen with the entrance hall is a utility area or laundry with separate sink, cupboards and space for a washing machine and dryer. A door from here leads to a walk-in pantry or mud/boot room with more storage space and a door to outside, convenient for bringing in your groceries.
Also on the ground floor are two en-suite bedrooms. Both bedrooms feature sliding doors to the terrace plus views south over the countryside. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over and is tiled with a Roman theme with recessed alcoves. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite bathroom tiled in a Moorish theme with walk-in shower. This bathroom can also be accessed from the entrance hall making it perfect for guests to use as well.
From the entrance hall a pretty tiled staircase with recessed alcoves leads up to the open-plan office or play area. With windows on 3 sides this space is flooded with light. A door from here leads to the sunny master suite with a private sitting room with corner fireplace and a terrace overlooking the pool. The bedroom area has its own terrace as well as an east-facing window to let in the morning sun. The en-suite bathroom has a jetted tub plus separate walk-in shower and ample counter space. The upstairs has hardwood floors except in the bathroom.
All of the ground floor rooms have sliding doors to a wraparound terrace of traditional Santa Catarina terracotta tiles and overlook the pretty gardens. Steps from the terrace lead down to the pool and sunbathing area. On this level there is an outdoor shower and BBQ area.
The property is completely fenced and has a 6-zone irrigation system. The garden is low-maintenance with well-established plants, gravel pathways and natural stone walls.The area above the house is terraced and would make a lovely herb garden just off the kitchen.
Although there are houses to the side and behind the property, it is not overlooked and enjoys uninterrupted views across the countryside to the coastline. This is a lovely area for walking or cycling, and the nearest village is just 15 minutes on foot (1.2km) and has a lovely restaurant plus a café.
It is 16km to the bustling seaside resort of Armaçao de Pera with beach and restaurants and an 11 minute drive to Silves with daily market, restaurants and other amenities. The Nobel school is 20km and Faro airport is 45 minutes on the motorway.