This lovely home is set on a ridge between the medieval town of Silves and market town of SB de Messines. The small plot (600m2) is low maintenance but looks out over the countryside with views all the way to the distant ocean.
Automatic gates open to a spacious paved area with natural stone walls and raised flower beds. Steps lead up to the covered terrace, which spans the width of the house, and the front door. The door opens to a small entrance hall and living room. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace to keep it cosy on cooler winter evenings plus 2 sets of patio doors to the covered terrace, allowing you to make the most of the great views. There is plenty of space on the terrace for al-fresco dining overlooking the pool and views to the coast beyond.
Next to the living room is an eat-in kitchen with separate pantry. It has attractive granite worktops and a picture window over the sink which looks out onto the sheltered courtyard with pretty stone walls. This is a lovely spot for entertaining with built-in BBQ and summer kitchen, plus tiled table and benches.
Also on this level are 2 bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes. One bedroom has patio doors onto the south-facing terrace and the other has a west-facing window. They share a family bathroom with bath and shower over.
A marble staircase with wood and wrought iron railing and stain glass window leads up to the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Patio doors open onto a private terrace, perfect for sunbathing or star gazing. From this terrace the attic space is accessible with plenty of storage.
The heated pool is surrounded by paved terrace with ample space for sun loungers and relaxing. It enjoys pretty views over the neighbouring rustic land with olive and fig trees. Opening off the courtyard to the rear of the house is a carport, store room and stairs to a roof terrace.
The property is mostly paved with some low-maintenance flower beds. It is framed with natural stone walls with grape vines and raised flower beds with succulents. There is a cistern (water tank) collecting rain water from the gutters and this is used for the garden and pool. The house has water from the mains supply.
Located 10 minutes from Silves with cafes, restaurants and shops, and about 8 minutes from SB de Messines, this is a lovely area for walking. It is just a couple of minutes drive to a restaurant and cafe and about 25 minutes from beaches. Faro airport is 45 minutes away.