This magnificent property has been recently built to the highest standard and boasts floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of the far-reaching views across the hills to the Monchique mountain range. With top-of-the line finishes, as well as heating and cooling systems, this 4 bedroom home is designed for year-round comfort. Less than 10 minutes from the medieval town of Silves with its castle, restaurants and river-front, it is well positioned for you to enjoy the beaches and nightlife of the Algarve as well as relax in the tranquillity of the countryside.
Automatic gates open to a cobblestone driveway bordered with Mediterranean plants, watered occasionally by an automated irrigation system, and an impressive stone wall, which lead to the house and parking. The front entrance porch with feature Santa Catarina tiles opens to a spacious hall with impressive views through the living room to hills beyond. The ample lounge boasts a curved wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool and extensive terraces, perfect for entertaining. A floating glass fireplace adds cosiness on a cool winter evening. Patio doors from the lounge and dining room open onto a covered terrace, with plenty of space for al-fresco dining. From here steps lead down to the 10x5m heated pool with ample room for loungers and soaking up the sun.
The open-plan kitchen and dining room is well-equipped and features a vaulted ceiling and central island with breakfast bar. It boasts hammered granite work-tops and integrated appliances including wine cooler, eye-level oven, microwave, induction hob and American-style side-by-side fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser. A separate utility or laundry room opens off the kitchen with a washer and dryer, sink and extra storage.
Downstairs there are two bedrooms each benefiting from a stylish en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 1 has a window onto the pretty courtyard, fitted wardrobe and bathroom with bath and shower over. Bedroom 2 features patio doors onto the terrace overlooking the pool, walk-in wardrobe and dressing room, and shower room with a walk-in shower. A guest cloakroom is conveniently positioned next to the patio door to the pool terrace.
A sweeping polished wood staircase with wrought iron balustrade leads upstairs to two more bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. Also on this level is an open-plan office or games area featuring a curved wall of picture windows, and an extensive roof terrace which is a lovely spot from which to enjoy the sunsets and starry sky. Bedroom 3 has a south-facing window with views, fitted wardrobe and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 4 has its own private terrace overlooking the pool and countryside, a walk-in dressing room and wardrobe, and spacious bathroom with walk-in shower. All of the bathrooms feature double sinks with built-in cupboards, heated towel rails and bidets.
The limestone interior and exterior finishes, Sucupira hardwood bedroom flooring and staircase, and the antique cobblestone driveway were all inspired by the refurbishment of the Pousada Palácio de Estoi and sourced from the same suppliers. Top quality fixtures include German high-performance double-glazed windows, Daiken heat pumps for underfloor heating and cooling plus hot water, supplementary fan coil heating and cooling, and security system.
Below the pool terrace is an enormous area with the potential for development into a home theatre, games room, gym, home office or even guest apartment. To the east side of the property is a small garden with fruit trees. The land slopes below the house to a larger orchard with space for a horse or other animals. The local shepherd can sometimes be seen with his goats and sheep grazing here amongst the wild flowers and local shrubs and trees.
This stylish home is situated between Silves and the market town of SB de Messines. It 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.