Delightful Country Quinta With Lots of Character for sale in Barão de São Miguel, Algarve
This beautiful, traditional property is located within walking distance of the sleepy little village of Barão de São Miguel, yet it's no more than a 10 minute drive to some of the best beaches that the Western Algarve has to offer! With good access via a tarmac lane, the property is secluded yet not isolated, set within a lovely tranquil setting, with fabulous country views.
The gated driveway passes the orchard and vegetable garden and then an extensive lawn, with ample parking by the main entrance and a car port behind the property, next to the rear entrance. The entrance porch leads into the main living area, which is a huge open-plan space with the living and dining areas benefiting from 3 sets of patio doors opening on to a beautiful south-facing covered terrace. There's an outdoor dining area over-looking the landscaped garden and pond. The open-plan kitchen is fully equipped and features grey granite work tops. There is a large range-oven with 7 gas rings, 2 electric ovens and a large warming drawer, perfect for anyone who enjoys entertaining. There's also a dish washer and large fridge-freezer and ample cupboard space, plus a little breakfast bar.
Off to the side of the kitchen, there's a large utility room/ laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, a 2nd fridge, plus a sink and draining board, and ample storage space. Beyond the utility room is the garage, with double doors facing the entrance side of the property. A shower and sink have been installed and the garage is currently being used as a guest bedroom.
At the far end of the living room, there's a sunken 'snug' next to the log-burner, perfect for winter nights in! The master suite lies beyond the living room and comprises a large bedroom with an equally large bathroom (with full bath, separate shower, twin sinks and ample storage space). There are spacious built-in wardrobes and patio doors opening to a private, sunny terrace over-looking the garden. On the opposite side of the living area, a hall leads through to a guest cloakroom and 2 adjoining rooms, connected by 2 archways, both with patio doors opening on to a terrace covered by a large pergola covered with the most stunning wisteria, providing a beautiful shaded seating area. These 2 rooms are ideal as a bedroom with adjoining bathroom room and dressing area (work has begun on the bathroom). Alternatively they could be used as a bedroom and adjacent study.
From the living room, a beautiful wooden spiral staircase leads to the first floor which comprises a second living room (with a small kitchenette fitted) and patio doors to the balcony, plus a shower room and another large bedroom with access to the balcony. The balcony boasts far-reaching views across the countryside to the coast near Burgau in the far distance. There are external stairs leading down to the main entrance and garden. With a little adaption, the first floor could easily be converted to a self-contained one bedroom apartment.
Outside, there are 2 distinct garden areas. The area in front of the property comprises a large lawn (the borehole provides water for irrigation), with beautiful planted borders and a pretty pond. The orchard in front has a wide selection of trees including peach, plum, pomegranate, apple, pear, lemon, mulberry, loquat, etc. The large, productive vegetable garden is bordered by grape vines and there's a storage shed for the gardening equipment. There's also a 5 x 10 metre pool off to the side of lawn, surrounded by a terrace for sun bathing, plus a fabulous BBQ area.
Behind the property rising up the gently sloping land are several terraced areas with 'dry' garden comprising native plants, shrubs and trees, such as olive, fig and almond trees. Little pathways meander through this beautiful natural zone, with a couple of different seating areas, one of which has a swinging bench seat under a mature olive tree, a very idyllic spot for relaxing and enjoying this natural setting.
This property is perfect for a large family wanting space, peace and privacy. There are 2 international schools in the vicinity, plus golf, tennis and spa facilities at the Santo Antonio Golf Resort less than 10 minutes away. The West Coast surfing beaches are only a 15 minute drive away. The village has a couple of cafes and there are a great selection of restaurants and bars within a 10 minute radius. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a little piece of paradise!
The property features traditional terracotta flooring and beautiful wooden windows and shutters and is being sold fully furnished and equipped.
- possibility to have 4 bedrooms or 3 plus a garage
- huge open-plan living room
- beautiful terraced areas
- large pool & barbecue area
- extensive gardens with many fruit trees
- peace & tranquillity yet walking distance to the village
- 10 minute drive to burgau & salema & to beaches
- 15 minutes west of lagos
- 221 m² living area
- 4720 m² land area
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