Gorgeous Village Home With Lots of Extra Potential and Outdoor Space for sale in Silves, Algarve
This lovingly restored village home with numerous outbuildings and land has beautiful views over the surrounding countryside to the distant coast. It is walking distance to a café and restaurant and close to both the medieval town of Silves as well as the market town of São Bartolomeu de Messines. This property features a main house with 3 bedrooms and loads of extra potential with two old barns, a large store room and carport, plus space for a pool in the garden. In addition there is just over 1/2 hectare of land across the lane which would be suitable for animals, growing vegetables and fruit, or just space to enjoy nature and relax.
The traditional old house (120m2) has been completely renovated while retaining its charm and character. The new roof has been done in the old style with exposed wood beams and canes, but with modern insulation to keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer. The original windows and shutters have been carefully restored and frame the picture-perfect view, while a polished concrete floor gives a more contemporary feel.
From the little lane a gate leads to the front terrace with the cobblestone floor and a shady area with built-in bench seat (in-laid with Algarvian tiles) - a lovely space from which to watch the world go by. The typical wood front door with opening glass window opens to the living room with vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning stove for cooler winter evenings. The charming country kitchen opens off the living room and boasts concrete work-tops and wooden cabinetry.
There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom opens off the living room and has an en-suite toilet with hand-painted washbasin, and walk-in wardrobe. The door to the bedroom can be closed off so that the toilet can be used as a guest cloakroom. The second bedroom opens off the kitchen and used to be the original farmhouse kitchen with the old chimney breast retained as a feature. The third bedroom is off the corridor to the bathroom and features a skylight. The family bathroom has a walk-in shower and an old stone washbasin and partially exposed stone walls give it charm. Next to the bathroom is a small utility space with washing machine and a door to the lane at the rear.
Adjoining the house, and accessible from the rear lane, are 2 barns (approx 70m2 in total) with traditional cobblestone floors and exposed stone walls. These do need renovation but would make a lovely workshop or studio. Across the lane is the old bread oven with an attached room, currently used for storage, and next to this is a carport.
Across the front lane is a spacious garden with the old cistern for collecting rain water. Historically this would have been the property's sole source of water, but now there is mains water. Here, there is space for a pool, and there are fruit trees, various outbuildings for storage, and more off-road parking. This raised area offers lovely views across the countryside. On the other side of the lane is the rest of the land with a variety of trees including olive, almond and carob. This would make a great area for extra parking (in case you have a caravan or boat), as well as space for a horse or just growing vegetables or more fruit trees.
Situated in a peaceful hamlet, this character-filled home has loads of potential. It is only 15 minutes from the medieval town of Silves with its castle, riverfront and restaurants. The lovely beaches of Armação de Pera are only 20 minutes away and Faro airport is 45 minutes on the motorway. Nobel international school is 23km or you can catch the bus in Silves.
- lovingly restored village home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- lots of traditional features and character
- numerous outbuildings including 2 barns
- garden with space for a pool plus agricultural land
- views across the countryside to the coast
- walking distance to a café and restaurant
- energy certificate: F
- 192 m² construction area
- 5200 m² plot area