Gorgeous Energy Efficient Home Plus Annex and Orchard for sale in Silves, Algarve
This charming home has been lovingly restored and retrofitted with top quality systems to keep you comfortable all year. It boasts renowned STO thermal insulation, solar panels for radiators, hot water and electricity generation, plus a heat exchanger to blow warm air through the house and annex.
Care has been taken to maintain the charm of this old farmhouse, with original interior doors, old chimney breast, and terracotta tiles in the entrance hall, while opening up the rooms to create a sense of space and let you enjoy the expansive views across the gardens and valley to surrounding hills.
Gates off a quiet country lane open to a traditional cobblestone driveway, which leads around the house to shady parking underneath and on to the carport with space for 2 more cars. A pretty paved entrance terrace leads to the front door. The entrance hall is warm and welcoming and leads to the formal living room with polished wood floors and dual aspect windows to let in lots of light. The dining area is spacious enough to entertain and also has a cosy seating nook. An arch from here connects to the lounge area with double-width sliding doors onto a covered terrace with magnificent views over the gardens and orchard. Steps from the terrace lead down to the entertainment area and pool with wood deck surround. There is ample space to sun-bathe or if you prefer the shade, there is a lovely covered terrace surrounded by flower beds with Mediterranean plants and a pretty water feature.
Back inside, there are 2 full size bedrooms opening off the entrance corridor plus a 3rd smaller room that is currently used as a dressing room and office. This 3rd bedroom is spacious enough for a single bed. Also on this level is a guest toilet, and two bathrooms each with shower cubicles.
Stairs from the entrance level lead down to the family living room with wood stove set in the old chimney breast. This cosy room is currently used as a dining room with doors opening onto the entertainment terrace and pool area. A couple of steps lead up to the modern kitchen which boasts integrated fridge and microwave, induction hob, dishwasher and plenty of counter-space. Opening off the kitchen is a spacious laundry area plus overflow kitchen space with oven, as well as a large walk-in pantry with extra fridge and ample space for storage. This space opens onto a shady garden and another covered terrace and BBQ area which is perfectly positioned for al-fresco dining.
Next to the house is a separate annex with its own toilet and wash basin, plus small kitchen. Sliding doors open to a wood deck with lovely views over the orchard. It is currently fitted with a sauna and it would be simple to plumb in a shower room should you desire. Like the main house, the annex is also exceptionally well-insulated and benefits from a blown air system with heat exchanger to keep it comfortable all year.
There is plenty of storage with two store rooms in the main house as well as a garage and separate workshop. In front of the garage is a shady carport, and there is another carport further down the driveway with space for 2 cars and electricity plug-in for a caravan.
The land is mostly flat with a great mix of fruit trees including orange, lemon, clementine, fig, lowquat, plum and apricot. An old water wheel makes a lovely feature and is a charming spot from which to enjoy the views across the trees and countryside.
Conveniently located just a few minutes walk from a popular restaurant and only 4km from the medieval town of Silves with all of its amenities, this would make a lovely year-round home. Silves golf is less than 10 minutes drive, the German School is 8km and Nobel international school is 12km. Faro airport is 40 minutes on the motorway.
- 3 bedroom home plus annex for guests or work from home
- top of the range insulation and energy efficient heating/cooling systems
- photovoltaic panels for electricity generation
- walking distance to restaurant and 6 minutes drive to town
- orchard with variety of fruit trees
- water from mains, well and canal system
- plenty of storage including workshop and garage
- carport under house plus 2nd carport for caravan with electricity plug-in
- energy certificate: A
- 322 m² living area
- 10360 m² land area
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