Immaculate Hilltop Villa With Panoramic Ocean Views for sale in Burgau, Algarve
This stunning hill top property sits just 600 metres from the pristine beach of Cabanas Velhas and almost midway between the idyllic little fishing villages of Burgau and Salema, just over 2 kms away. The highly protected landscape of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park surrounds the property with the land being bordered on one side by the green 'Boca do Rio' valley where wildlife such as otters and eagles can be found.
The villa itself sits within a plot of 1.3 hectares (2.25 acres). The area surrounding the villa and landscaped gardens is fully fenced, plus there's a flat fenced paddock before the land dips down into the valley where there's a cycle track alongside the stream. There is a large gated gravel car parking area with a path leading to the raised terrace in front of the main entrance. The spacious entrance hall features a modern staircase with extensive use of glass to keep everything very open and light. The first floor accommodates part of the living space, comprising a beautiful modern kitchen, which is openplan to the dining area seating 16 people. This in turn opens onto a first floor terrace with a BBQ area, outdoor dining area and the 10 metre long salt-water pool. From its elevated position, this terrace has superb views of Cabanas Velhas beach and the ocean beyond, stretching along the panorama of this magnificent coastline.
The fully fitted kitchen comes with built-in oven, microwave, washing machine, dish washer, an American fridge and an island with an induction hob and over head extractor. The views to the north from the kitchen window are equally as panoramic, stretching across miles of unspoilt nature.
On this upper level, there is also the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and patio doors opening on to the balcony with stunning ocean views and it is next to the steps into the pool. The upper pool terrace faces due south so gets the sun all day long, perfect for sun-bathing.
Downstairs there are a further 6 bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, as well as the living room. There are 2 bedrooms on either side of the entrance hall looking towards the gardens to the rear of the property - 1 has patio doors opening on to the large entrance terrace, whilst the other 3 have private balconies. The 2 bedrooms on the opposite side of the hallway open on to the front garden with a covered terrace area providing some shade. The spacious living room also has twin patio doors opening on to the garden and there is a jacuzzi on the covered terrace. This terrace is a lovely protected sun trap, being totally south-facing. The living room benefits from a log burner for winter evenings, plus a lowered ceiling hosting discreet lighting. There's also space for a small dining table and chairs. There's a lockable storage cupboard just off the entrance hall.
Just to the side of the terrace off the living room you will find a self-contained studio apartment comprising a living area with patio doors opening on to a covered terrace, a kitchenette (with induction hob, mini-fridge, microwave & sink), bedroom area and en-suite shower room. If the property were to be run as a 7 bedroom B&B, this extra apartment would be ideal as a private space for the owners as the patio could be shielded off from the main part of the terrace and garden. The front garden has a lawn surrounded by a hedge for privacy. There are external stairs from the garden up to the first floor terrace for access to the pool.
To the rear of the property are extensive landscaped gardens featuring many fruit trees, including apple, pear, orange, lemon, grapefruit, plum, nectarine, greengage plus grapevines as well as a vegetable patch. The garden has lighting plus electric points, which is ideal if the property were to be used to host functions. The garden comes with automatic irrigation and the property has a borehole with a huge underground tank, providing free water for irrigation (the house is on mains water). Underneath the house, there's an area that houses a laundry, a log store, the hot water tank (that's linked to the 6 thermal panels on the roof, with gas boiler for back-up) plus extra space for storage.
Within the garden, there is a solar energy plant, currently generating approximately €800 of income per year. The addition of storage batteries would allow the property to become self-sufficient in terms of energy. At the end of the garden, there's a small building with a shower and outside toilet, which is an ideal space for hobbies, gardening or as an office. Past this is a large rectangular fenced paddock and a chicken coop area. Then the land turns into a wild, nature-lover's paradise, sloping down to the wilderness at Boca do Rio.
This property was totally renovated in 2016. Everything was renewed, including all electrics and plumbing and is still under warranty. The electrics are 3 phase and the pool has pre-installation for pool heating. The whole house is air-conditioned (for heating and cooling) and all the windows are quality double glazed PVC, with electric shutters. The property has a video entry intercom and is alarmed (plus security cameras). All the bedrooms have doors with locks, which is ideal if the property is to be used as a B&B.
There is already an AL rental license in place, along with all the necessary smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting. The property would also make a great venue to host weddings, retreats or other functions. There are 4 beautiful beaches within a 3 kilometre radius (Cabanas Velhas, Burgau, Boca do Rio and Salema). There's an excellent restaurant at Cabanas Velhas beach, plus another restaurant within walking distance. The popular coastal villages of Burgau and Salema offer an excellent choice of cafés, bars and restaurants and the larger resorts of Luz, Lagos and Sagres are within a 15 - 20 minute drive of the property. Activities such as horse-riding, cycling and water-sports are all available in the vicinity.
- 7 bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms) plus a studio apartment
- prime location within the costa vincentina natural park.
- walking distance to cabanas velhas beach, between burgau & salema
- air-conditioning throughout, electric shutters & quality double glazing
- 10 metre long salt water pool with fantastic views along the coast
- extensive landscaped gardens with lighting & automatic irrigation from borehole
- out-building plus paddock, fruit trees, veggie patch & an idyllic wilderness
- 5 minute drive to the beach resorts of salema & burgau
- energy certificate: B-
- 343 m² living area
- 13180 m² land area