Gorgeous, Rare, Traditional-Style Farmhouse With Thriving Business and Land Close to the Ocean for sale in Porches, Algarve
Located in the peaceful countryside of Vale de Rei, this beautiful old farmhouse has been sympathetically updated retaining many traditional features and charm. In addition to the main house, there are two annexes currently used for guests, a thriving dog and cat kennel business, plus stables and paddocks.
An impressive gated entrance opens to a cobblestone courtyard with traditional bread oven which connects the main house and annexes. Steps from here lead down to the swimming pool and sun terrace, sheltered with rustic stone walls and with pretty views over the countryside.
The main house has a lovely shady terrace with ample room for al-fresco dining and relaxing. From here a traditional wood front door opens to a beautiful entrance hall with Santa Catarina tile floors and traditional tile mural. Off the hall, a baroque-style entrance leads to a cosy lounge with a new wood-burning fireplace with ornate stone surround. The open-plan dining room and kitchen have another wood-burner for the cooler winter months. The rustic kitchen with Italian stone tiles features a range-style oven and plenty of natural light.
The first double bedroom is located across from the lounge. It boasts authentic cane and beam ceilings and overlooks the front terrace. Another double bedroom is at the back of the house and there is a spacious tiled bathroom with bath and shower over.
Pretty stone pathways lead down to a lower level, originally used for storage but currently used as accommodation. This annex features a spacious lounge with wood beam ceilings, patio doors onto the terrace and wood burner, compact fitted kitchen, double bedroom and attractive tiled bathroom, making it a great space for friends and relatives. With a terrace overlooking the pool, this a desirable spot to relax and enjoy. If you wish, a staircase could be put in to connect this annex to the main house above.
On the other side of the attractive pool area is another annex, originally designed as storage but currently used as a guest house for friends. This comprises a sunny lounge with exposed stone walls and fireplace, plus kitchen on the ground floor. A spiral staircase leads upstairs to a generous bedroom with a door onto a sunny terrace overlooking the pool, plus a bathroom. Patio doors from the lounge open to a lovely outdoor entertainment area. This could be accommodation for staff if the new owner continues running the kennels.
There is an irrigated flat lawned area nestled amidst plenty of mature trees. Further down the path is a large fenced paddock which is situated close to the kennels. The kennels are run as a successful business and include 20 spaces for dogs and cats. This could be continued if you wish.
There are a further two paddocks and also a barn with stables. The gardens and surrounding areas have been carefully nurtured over the past 30 years and are a place of tranquillity and peace with plenty of shady trees and hedges.
Although this property is surrounded by countryside it is only a few kilometres to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve and 5 minutes drive into the bustling fishing village of Carvoeiro. There are 6 major supermarkets all within 10 minutes drive and a selection of golf courses only a short drive way. The Nobel international school is only 3km and Faro airport is 40 minutes by motorway.
- 2 bedroom farmhouse plus 2 separate annexes
- lovingly restored with lots of charm and traditional features
- thriving kennel business
- barn with stables plus paddocks
- 3.5km from the closest award-winning beach
- 300 litre solar water panels
- energy certificate: D
- 242 m² construction area
- 10000 m² plot area