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Fabulous Large South-West Facing Plot to Build Your Dream Home in Lagos, Algarve


Fabulous Large South-West Facing Plot to Build Your Dream Home for sale in Lagos, Algarve


This lovely, gently sloping plot sits just on the outskirts of a small village, only a 5 minute drive from the vibrant town of Lagos with its many superb beaches. The plot is 3,200m2 (three quarters of an acre).

There is currently a 2 bedroom wooden house on the plot which is legal and was constructed in 1980 and has a habitation license. It is habitable and comprises a little, covered front porch looking towards the main road, a living room with kitchen to the rear and 2 bedrooms, 1 either side of the bathroom. The front bedroom is slightly larger than the rear bedroom. The rear kitchen doors opens on to a gravel area and then the garden beyond with rockery borders, surrounded by mature trees. Off to the side, there's a large paved area with brick BBQ and a laundry house/ store room. This area is a lovely spot for outdoor dining and entertaining. The property is connected to mains water, mains sewage and mains electric.

Gravel pathways meander through the garden to a wooden shed that has been converted into a guest bedroom with a shower room on the side. The plot is fenced and has many mature olive trees, as well as almond, loquat, pine trees and a number of grape vines. Most of the plot is landscaped (though a little over-grown at present). There's also a licensed borehole providing a free water supply for irrigation and there is an irrigation system already in place, with a large above-ground water tank. Next to the house is a huge flat area, perfect for ample parking or it could be a small paddock if you wish to keep animals. There's also a disused chicken coop & netted compound at the top of the land, with a little wooden tool shed to store all gardening equipment.

If you are looking for 'the good life' and want just a little small-holding close to Lagos, this could be perfect, especially for anyone able to renovate and modernise the existing house.

However, the council have recently indicated that a property of up to 300m2 could be built, providing it is single storey and in keeping with the surroundings (subject to the relevant planning regulations of course). It would replace the existing building or be an extension of it and would need to be relatively in the same location as the existing house. This could be a fantastic opportunity to build your own dream home in a rural, but not remote setting. The neighbours breed and train horses and there's a good mixture of nationalities living in the village. There's just one café in the village, but the larger village of Portelas is only a couple of minutes drive away and has a mini-market and a handful of cafes & restaurants. With Lagos marina and the historic town centre a 5 minute drive away, there are plenty of options for dining out and other activities in the area.

Please note that the wooden house is not mortgageable, so cash buyers only please.


  •  good sized plot (rectangular too)
  •  existing 2 bedroom house with a habitation license (1980)
  •  viability to build a new villa up to 300m2
  •  mains water, electric & sewage
  •  licensed borehole with a 3000 litre tank
  •  landscaped garden with mature trees and irrigation
  •  shed converted to a 1 bedroom annex (not registered)
  •  country location, but not remote
  •  energy certificate: E
  •  71 m² living area
  •  3200 m² land area
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