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A beautiful and comfortable home offering well arranged accommodation with the main rooms all having views over the amazing gardens and to the lake beyond. Comprising interconnecting formal Lounge of generous proportions, Family Room and spacious Kitchen Diner all with Fantasia ceiling fans, a large Salamander in the kitchen and a pellet burner in the Lounge.
From both the Lounge and Kitchen Diner are wide sliding patio doors leading out to a superb and spacious covered Verandah overlooking the gardens and pool with views beyond to the Barragem, from here wide stairs lead down to the superb gardens.
There are Three Bedrooms each with own Ensuite, the Master Bedroom has a large dressing room and all have views to either the front of the property and across the land or over the pretty side garden to the lake.
One of the finest, well stocked gardens one could ever wish for, the landscaping gives an aura of tranquillity and harmony, with hidden seating areas and surprising features at every turn and the trees and shrubs are all beautifully maintained. Beyond the formal gardens there is a hard-standing play area ideal for Tennis or family ball games. There is a building housing a Utility room and back-up generator to the side of the property and in the gated driveway is a double Car-port.
The property has a large in-ground agricultural tank with two pumps, all freshly painted ready for a new owner to enjoy for using as a swimming pool. Of course the huge Barragem also offers plenty of Natural swimming opportunities. Because of the Estates privileged location, the usual type of in ground swimming pools are not allowed, however natural swimming pools would be permitted near each of the ruins if required. A Natural pool has already been created on the property utilising two huge stones as diving boards. * This is temporarily drained while the reeds are removed.
We are advised that these Ruins can be rebuilt and possibly made larger. We also understand that the property is ideal for creating an entirely unique Tourism Project, perhaps an exclusive retreat which should be well received by the Camara (local council) and could amount to a project of up to 2,000m².
There is a very nice American Barn style of stabling, comprising of 12 x (4m x 4m) stables with a very wide central aisle. Each stable has a timber opening window to the outside providing nice airy stables with an interesting outlook for each horse. There are 2 x Horse Showers, auto water drinkers in each stable, large Hay Barn, Feed Store, Tack Rooms and a large Workshop. Outside of the Yard is a Post and Railed Sand School with double entry gates and the owners have created a ‘gallop’ around part of the property.
Either bounded by the lake or fenced is well managed and is currently divided into a number of paddocks containing indigenous species of trees and shrubs including Holme Oaks with auto filling water troughs for livestock and agricultural gates. There is also a large Olive Grove of some 360 trees that produces around 2,000 litres of high quality Olive Oil per annum, this provides a substantial income for the estate.
The views are outstanding as is the fishing and bird watching, there are plentiful pretty walks around the peninsular and as the water levels rise and fall throughout the year, the land area can increase substantially (as it is currently) then the levels rise again and return to the properties boundaries.
ELECTRICITY: Own electricity is generated through own solar panel system, which provides for all the supply/usage needs of the estate. Gas requirements are met by using Bottled Gas. WATER: There are 3 boreholes to supply all the needs to this property with pumps run from the estates own electrical supply, therefore the estate is entirely self-sufficient. ANNUAL TAXES: Currently around 400€ per annum.
The property is freehold with electric supplied through own solar panel system, there are 3 boreholes and drainage is private. The town of Ourique is just a 10kms drive, roughly split as 5kms on tarmac roads and 5kms on track roads. Ourique offers everything expected from a major town including a supermarket (2nd supermarket being built now), pharmacies, restaurants, cafes/bars, schooling for all ages and a thriving expat community. The Algarve and all its facilities is under an hour away, Faro airport is approx 1hr 15mins, West Coast beaches about 40 mins and the train station about 10 mins away with regular trains to Faro, Lisbon and Porto.
Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise that all rooms and any land are measured by you or your appointed solicitor or surveyor prior to purchase. All measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs, and plans are for guidance only. It should not be assumed that the property meets all the appropriate legal requirements.