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Characterful Farmhouse Set Amidst 15 Hectares With Ruin, Lake and Stream in Mexilhoeira Grande, Algarve


Characterful Farmhouse Set Amidst 15 Hectares With Ruin, Lake and Stream for sale in Mexilhoeira Grande, Algarve


This charming characterful "Quinta" farmhouse is nestled in a garden oasis, surrounded by beautiful mature landscaped gardens in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.  Just 15 minutes drive from Portimão this really is an idyllic setting.

This beautiful farmhouse has been sympathetically renovated, retaining many traditional features and charm. In addition to the main house, there is a courtyard with BBQ, an annex room, a workshop, a free-form swimming pool with beach entry, a lake, stream and a 130m2 ruin on its own plot which can be rebuilt or sold separately.

Access to the property is via a tarmac road and a short country track, giving it total privacy. Two driveways lead to plentiful parking areas and 2 carports with parking for up to 5 cars. Pretty slate pathways weave through the garden to the house.

The front door opens to a bright, long entrance hall which is flooded with light.  From here, an arch opens to a spacious room, currently used as a second lounge and entertainment space, with vaulted wooden ceiling over exposed beams.  A mezzanine area creates a lovely office or storage area. This room benefits from a wood burning fireplace ideal for those cosy winter nights and air- conditioning for heating and cooling. There is also a kitchenette with bar area and shower room - this could easily be used as a self-contained guest annex. There is also access to the pretty central courtyard from here.

From the entrance hall, another door leads to the main part of the house and opens to a cosy room which could be used as another office area or snug. From here an archway leads to the living room with vaulted ceiling with wooden beams and double doors leading onto the wraparound terrace with views over the pool and surrounding countryside. The lounge area features a wood burning fireplace, and the dining area has ample room for formal dining.  For year-round comfort, there is air-conditioning to heat and cool.  Adjoining the dining room is the traditional farmhouse style eat-in kitchen with mono-vaulted ceiling with wooden beams, also with a door to the terrace. The kitchen benefits from marble counter-tops, quality freestanding appliances (an electric oven with induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer as well as a separate freezer) and air-conditioning. There is also space for a table and chairs for casual eating, should you prefer to eat inside. Outside on the terrace, there is plenty of space to dine alfresco.

Opening off the office/snug is a family bathroom with walk-in shower, and a short hallway with built-in wardrobe leads to the two bedrooms and a second bathroom with bath with shower over. Both bedrooms feature mono-vaulted ceilings with wooden beams, built-in wardrobes, air-conditioning for heating and cooling, and patio doors leading to outside, one to the courtyard and the other to the terrace overlooking the swimming pool.

Outside, a paved courtyard with traditional stone BBQ and stone table and benches connects the main house with the annex room. This features 2 beautiful decorative cartwheels used for windows and is the perfect space for an art studio, gym, or it could even be used for further accommodation.

The wraparound covered terrace with wooden ceilings gives plenty of space for alfresco dining, entertaining, relaxing and making the most of the outdoor lifestyle, while soaking up the panoramic views. From the terrace, there are steps down to the pool level. The large free-form salt chlorinated swimming pool boasts a beach entry, waterfall feature and jetted seating area in this peaceful oasis. The pool is surrounded by ample terrace areas perfect for sunbathing and taking in the unobstructed views over the hills and breathtaking landscape.

The house is surrounded by mature, low maintenance, landscaped gardens filled with an extensive variety of trees and shrubs (including 5 orange varieties, lemon and grapefruit, as well as grape vines). Winding slate pathways lead down the garden towards the private lake. In the garden is a wooden house which is currently used as a workshop and for storage. The rest of the land is left to its natural beauty. The land is perfect should you wish to keep horses or other animals. Nestled by the stream is the 130m2 ruin which can be rebuilt to its former glory or could also be sold separately.

The property benefits from photovoltaic solar panels for electricity generation (with a battery back up) in addition to the mains supply, greatly reducing the electricity bills. It also features solar hot water system, fibre internet and water from a well which is pumped and stored in 2 water storage tanks (cisternas) of 220m3 and 35m3.

This property is perfect for anyone looking for peace and privacy, in beautiful surroundings, with the lush landscape of rolling hills on your doorstep. Although there are other properties in the vicinity, each has ample land to give plenty of privacy.

The vibrant town of Portimão with its riverfront esplanade, shopping centres, cinemas and other amenities is only just over 15 minutes drive away, and the pretty village of Alvor with its wide selection of restaurants and its beautiful beach is approx a 20 minute drive. The closest airport, Faro, is just over 50 minutes drive away.

  •  2/3 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms
  •  annex room - ideal as art studio, gym, extra accommodation
  •  wooden house used as a workshop and for storage
  •  free form salt chlorinated swimming pool with beach entry
  •  private lake and stream
  •  ruin of 130m2 to be rebuilt or sold separately
  •  own water supply from well pumped to 2 water tanks (220 & 35m3)
  •  photovoltaic solar panels for electricity generation + solar hot water system
  •  energy certificate: B
  •  354 m² construction area
  •  151250 m² plot area
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