Peacefully located in a hamlet-style setting close to the market town of Monchique, this charming property has stunning views over the surrounding hills and valley. It is easily reached on a tarmac road and has its own private parking area for two cars.
Having been lovingly restored to a high standard, with great attention to detail, this enchanting home dates back over 200 years. From the parking area, a pretty covered entrance porch welcomes you into a spacious hall featuring stained timber mono-vaulted ceilings over exposed beams. All of the 3 bedrooms are on this level with stairs leading up to the main living room and view terrace.
On the ground floor, two double bedrooms share a stylish family bathroom with walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. Bedroom 1 has a sloping ceiling with wood-beams and artistic charm. Bedroom 2 is currently used as an art studio but would make a lovely bedroom with a window opening onto a sunny courtyard garden. A spacious inner hall area would be perfect for an office nook if required. The master suite has patio doors onto a private courtyard terrace with water feature, built in bench seat with colourful tiles and beautiful plants for shade. It also has an en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower and heated towel rail, plus spacious built in wardrobe. Opening off of the master bedroom is a utility or laundry room with plenty of storage plus access to both the private courtyard terrace and a second pretty courtyard garden with gate to the road.
From the entrance hall stairs lead to the upper level where there is a guest wc, and a stable-type door off the landing gives access to the rear garden. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is flooded with natural light from the large patio door that brings the outside in. The fully-fitted kitchen boasts granite worktops with a breakfast bar and built in fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher and a 5-ring gas hob. The dining area offers plenty of space for a table and at least 6 seats. From here an external door leads to a pretty, covered terrace area with wood beam ceiling and stone walls, perfect for al-fresco dining. This is a charming spot to enjoy breakfast as the morning sun shines through the trees. The terrace wraps around the front of the house making the most of the views. Facing south-west this is the perfect spot from which to watch the dazzling sunsets.
For year-round comfort there is gas central heating throughout the house, plus air-conditioning and a wood burner in the living area. The thick stone walls also provide natural insulation regardless of season. The windows and patio doors are all PVC double glazed with removable mosquito screens, and the windows are tilt and turn. There is mains water direct from the natural spring of Monchique and solar panels for heating the water.
The beautifully planted garden has many areas for relaxation with shady seating areas to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. A large koi carp pond with waterfall feature completes the perfect garden oasis.
This is an idyllic spot to own a property for anyone looking for peace and tranquillity, breathtaking scenery, and living in perfect harmony with nature. Yet it is only a 5 minutes drive to the market town of Monchique, where there are all the amenities you need including supermarkets, banks, shops and many good restaurants. The nearest beach on the south coast is a 25 minute drive and the unspoilt west coast beaches are just 40km. The city of Portimao is only 20km and the closest airport, Faro, is just over an hour’s drive away.