Gorgeous, Spacious Villa Set Within Ample Grounds Close to Meia Praia Beach for sale in Lagos, Algarve
This beautiful villa built just 3 years ago, combines all home comforts, such as underfloor heating and air-conditioning, with a traditional, country feel. Set within extensive landscaped grounds with space to entertain and relax, this property is a real oasis given that it's 900 metres to the busy Lagos Marina and 800 metres to the stunning Meia Praia beach, as the crow flies.
The villa comprises an entrance hall with beautiful old wooden doors leading to the open-plan kitchen/ diner/ living room. This living area has 4 metre wide sliding windows that open fully to the large south-facing covered terrace over-looking the pool and gardens. This provides indoor/ outdoor living at its best and is a superb area for entertaining. There's also a spacious purpose built barbecue area on the opposite side of the pool which boasts a large brick barbecue with rotisserie, an outdoor kitchen, plus shower and toilet facilities. The salt-water pool is solar heated and measures 12 x 6m with a 'beach' entry (great for young children to paddle in) plus a waterfall with seating underneath at the deep end. The lagoon-style pebble finish looks stunning when lit up at night.
Back inside, along the long hall that runs the length of the property, there are 2 south-facing guest bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms on the opposite side of the hall (a small shower room plus a large family bathroom with roll-top bath, a separate shower and twin sinks). Both of these bedrooms have patio doors to the terrace beside the tropical section of the garden, with numerous banana trees, plus mango, avocado, nectarine, plum and frangipani. There's also a study or smaller 4th bedroom plus a laundry/ boot room with direct access to the cobbled driveway to the rear of the property.
At the end of the hall is the very spacious master suite that comprises a sleeping area, a large en-suite shower room, a kitchenette with space for a table and chairs plus a lounge area. This could easily be a self-contained unit or granny flat if required. Twin patio doors open on to a large private balcony that over-looks the lower half of the plot to the beautiful countryside beyond. This section of the plot is currently used as paddocks and a 15m diameter training arena for the owners' horses but could be further landscaped if desired. There's also a 4m x 3m wooden field shelter for the horses plus a space for securely storing all horse feed and tack.
The entire plot is securely fenced for horses and dogs. There's also guttering and drainage connected to water storage tanks with more than 8000 litres of capacity, that can be used for irrigation. The villa is connected to mains water and sewage, with 2 water meters (house and pool/garden) to keep costs low. The garden has an automatic drip-feed irrigation system.
Although the property is not elevated enough to get sea views, you can hear if there are waves on the nearby 5km long golden stretch of sandy beach (Meia Praia). To walk to the beach takes approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
There's ample parking with a double garage plus an extensive area in front of and behind the villa, which is cobbled in Monchique granite. The property is situated at the end of a private lane that serves just 3 villas, so there is no passing traffic at all and the property benefits from an electric entrance gate with intercom.
This luxurious property with a country twist offers a superb location in a highly sought-after area, with space and privacy so often lacking in urban areas. Built to provide maximum comfort all year round, this villa will not disappoint. The underfloor heating throughout the whole house keeps the property lovely & warm in the winter months and a combination of ceiling fans and air-conditioning keep the property cool all summer long. The villa is also wheelchair accessible, being all on one level. Ideal as a beautiful family home or as a luxury rental property.
The villa has a built area of 277m2 and the double garage & barbecue area is 78m2, totalling 355m2 of construction plus the pool.
- 3 bedrooms plus an office/4th bedroom
- stunning lagoon-style pool with waterfall & solar heating
- underfloor heating powered by solar plus pellet burner (very economical)
- quality double glazed windows with thermal break
- whole house is well insulated
- beautiful solid wood ceiling fans in the bedrooms
- many mature trees including olive, almond, fig, carob, etc.
- space for a vegetable patch & chicken coop
- energy certificate: A
- 277 m² construction area
- 2720 m² plot area