This spacious and charming home is set in a fenced plot with mature trees and lovely views across the countryside to the coast as well as north to the Monchique mountains. It is a lovely area for walking and cycling yet just 25 minutes to the coast and beaches. There are a number of popular country restaurants within a few minutes drive.
The property has been well designed and can be used either as a 4 bedroom family home or, with minimal effort, you could close off one or two bedrooms and bathroom creating a separate guest annex with independent access.
Gates open to a calçada (traditional cobblestone) driveway and gravel parking area. A small courtyard, shaded with a pergola, leads to the front door and entrance hall. The open-plan living room is filled with light and has lovely views south towards the coast. There is a spacious lounge area with wood-burner, vaulted wood-beam ceilings and doors onto the spacious entertainment terrace with pergolas for shade in summer. The dining area also benefits from doors onto the terrace and BBQ area and steps from here lead to the 10 x 4m pool which is fenced for child-safety. The well-fitted kitchen has ample cupboards, granite counter tops, double eye-level oven and gas hob. A door leads out to a sunny garden and access to a large storeroom or workshop and wood shed. Next to the kitchen is a well-equipped utility/laundry room with toilet and wash basin.
From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the next level with two bedrooms including the master suite. The generous master bedroom boasts dual aspect windows to catch the morning sun and views, a walk-in cupboard, plus built-in wardrobes. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with shower over and heated towel rail. The second bedroom has lovely views south with glimpses of the sea and a shower room adjacent.
A short flight of stairs leads to the final level with two more bedrooms with east-facing windows and another bathroom. The fourth bedroom benefits from a mezzanine level with extra sleeping accommodation taking advantage of the vaulted ceiling. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom has a bath plus separate walk-in shower. There is a door to the outside from the corridor and it would be a simple matter to close off either one or two of the bedrooms plus bathroom on this level to create an independent guest annex.
The garden is low-maintenance with pretty stone walls, Mediterranean plants and many mature trees including olive, carob and cork oak. It is well-equipped for children with a fenced pool area, zip line, tree house and swing. The property benefits from air-conditioning throughout, insect screens and alarm system. There are solar panels for hot water, a 50,000 litre cistern (water tank) collecting rain water which can be used for irrigation and the pool, and water to the house is from the mains supply.
This stylish property would make a lovely family home with a separate area for guests if you wish. It is situated between Silves with its medieval castle and the market town of SB de Messines and is about 10 minutes to either, with daily markets, shops, cafés and restaurants. This is a lovely area for walking, hiking and cycling and there are two excellent restaurants within 2km. The coast and beaches are only 18km and Faro airport can be reached in 45 minutes. The Nobel international school is 25 minutes drive or the bus collects in Silves, and the German and Dutch international schools are 15 minutes away.