Charming Country Villa Just 10 Minutes Drive From the Beach for sale in Barão de São João, Algarve
This spacious single storey villa sits within beautiful countryside close to the Espiche golf course and just a short drive from the beaches at Luz and Burgau. The location is peaceful yet not isolated and there are several cafés and restaurants in the local village just 1.5kms away. The property is accessed via a tarmac road with double gates through to a driveway that sweeps through the natural gardens to an ample parking area with plenty of mature trees offering shade.
The large turret entrance hall has high ceilings plus a little store room perfect for coats and boots. Double doors lead down 2 steps into the living room which has an almost new 'Fogo Montana' log burner, perfect for winter evenings (the land supplies sufficient wood not to have to buy in any). There's also a ceiling fan for warm summer days. Patio doors lead out to the large south-facing terrace and BBQ area, great for entertaining. This area of the garden would be the ideal spot to site a pool if required.
Back inside, the traditional kitchen is off the entrance hall and has a large pantry. The views from the kitchen window stretch across miles of open countryside to the National Forrest near Barão in the distance. The kitchen leads on to a snug (or dining room) with an open fireplace and patio doors to a west-facing covered terrace which wraps around the whole corner of the villa and is the perfect spot to watch the sun set. This area of the garden is fenced, making it ideal for dogs. A couple of steps lead from the snug down into the living room.
A hallway off the entrance hall leads to the 3 bedrooms. The 2 guest bedrooms share a family bathroom whilst the twin aspect master bedroom benefits from its own private shower room. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and electric wall-mounted heaters.
Outside there's a 4x4m wooden shed that houses the garden equipment and machinery. There's also a large wooden structure that is currently used as a workshop but would be an ideal space for hobbies or other activities.
Beyond the garden, a little further away from the villa is the garage which has recently been converted into a studio apartment with an open-plan kitchen/ living room, a bedroom with sliding doors to screen it off, plus a shower room. There are 2 sets of patio doors opening onto a raised terrace with steps down to an area which could easily become a little garden. The views are far reaching across the countryside. This is a great space to accommodate guests, giving them plenty of privacy.
The property sits on 2.3 hectares of land (5.7 acres) and has numerous trees including fig, almond, mulberry, lemon, avocado, Phyllis almond and medronho bushes which all thrive without the need for irrigation. The property benefits from a bore hole with a state of the art filtration system making the water great to drink. There's also a shallow drainage well. Most of the land is either flat or gently sloping and paddocks could easily be created to keep horses or other animals. There are many tracks leading off the land through open countryside, making it ideal for horse riding, mountain biking or hiking. There's also a productive vegetable patch.
This property lends itself to anyone looking to live here permanently, wanting tranquillity yet relative proximity to amenities and beaches.
- 3 bedroom villa plus guest studio
- pretty gardens surround the property
- borehole with filtration system for drinking water
- fenced area for dogs
- attic storage space plus large shed
- septic tank
- 10 minute drive to luz beach
- furniture in the studio can be included in the sale if required
- energy certificate: D
- 156 m² construction area
- 23200 m² plot area