This beautifully renovated property is just a short drive from the medieval town of Silves and is set in a gently sloping plot of over 15,000m2 with its own orchard. Designed as an exclusive B&B it would also make a great family home perfect for entertaining with its superb wrap-around covered terrace, shady seating areas, salt-water pool and far-reaching views.
The entrance hall leads to a spacious lounge and dining room with vaulted wooden ceilings and views to the coast and mountains. The lounge has a feature fireplace, which is used to heat the whole house, and doors opening to the covered terrace and gardens. The dining room has views north to the mountains and is plenty large enough to accommodate dinner parties of twelve.
A hall leads to the eat-in kitchen with granite work tops, induction hob, built-in oven, and doors to the covered terrace - the perfect shady spot for an informal lunch. Also off the hall is the fourth bedroom with doors to the garden and an en-suite shower room. Upstairs is the master suite with sitting area, wrap-around private terrace with views of the sea and hills and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and double vanity.
To the other side of the living room are 2 further spacious bedrooms both with doors to the covered terrace, en-suite shower rooms, built-in wardrobes and ceiling fans.
The outdoor living space is well-designed with plenty of shady seating areas and secluded spots to relax and enjoy the views. For outdoor dining there is a summer kitchen with old bread oven. The orchard is well stocked with a variety of fruit trees such as orange, lemon, apricot, plum, fig and grapefruit, and scattered thoughout the grounds are almond, olive, carob and grapevines.
This sympathetically restored property has retained many traditional features such as wood beam ceilings, Santa Catarina tile floors, exposed stone work and the original wooden shutters. At the same time the house has been designed for comfort with central heating fueled by the wood burner, airconditioning, ceiling fans, and excellent insulation in the roof. For your peace of mind the property is fenced with automatic gates and intercom, and there are shutters or security grills on all doors and windows.
There are two entrances to the property with a shady parking area for guests. There is a separate store room which would make a good utility space, and there is further storage in the attic. Water is from borehole with a large cistern and there is also mains supply.
Situated less than 10 minutes from the thriving town of Silves, 15 minutes to beaches, 10 minutes to golf and 40 minutes from Faro airport.