For Sale
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ATTRACTIVE FARMHOUSE and SEVERAL RUINS SITUATED in an OUTRAGEOUSLY BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

1,400,000
Near Ourique,
Lower Alentejo
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
14.45 Ha.
35.70 Acres
C Energy Rating
Swimming Pool

ATTRACTIVE FARMHOUSE and SEVERAL RUINS SITUATED

in an OUTRAGEOUSLY BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

No matter which Country you come from there will be ‘property buying’ programs on the TV and the presenters always say “Location, Location, Location” is the most important aspect when buying a property.  Well this property is top of the list for its location and what it has to offer any discerning buyer.   Currently there is one lovely, well built Alentejo styled farmhouse with the most fantastic, well stocked gardens with lots of neatly pruned specimen trees and shrubs all having that appearance as though from a top quality magazine. This property is ‘Green’, cheap to run producing its own electricity from smart Solar Panels and its own water from three boreholes.  Additionally, if wanted for a Rural Tourism activity such as a Yoga Retreat or ‘Upmarket’ style of holiday lettings, there are SIX large Ruins, all of which could be recovered, with each ruin sited on this exclusive estate and all having incredible views over the Lake.   There is virtually no Light Pollution making it ideal for Stargazers and those keen on the night sky.  Of course the land too is well maintained and includes a superb traditional Olive Grove producing a good annual income from some 360 Olive Trees, while the remaining land is used for grazing livestock.  There is also an attractive American Barn style STABLEYARD with 12 spacious loose boxes, 2 x horse wash Showers, a Manege/Sand Arena and large Workshop.  There is external lighting surrounding the House, Terrace, Gardens and the Equestrian Area.  The Agents confirm that in nearly 75 years of joint practice in the field of property, never have we seen anything like this property on offer.  Don’t miss this ‘one off’ opportunity.

THE NEAREST PLACE TO HEAVEN ON EARTH 

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THE HOUSE
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.
THE GARDENS
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.
SWIMMING
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.
RUINS
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.
EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
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.
THE LAND
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.
GENERAL
SERVICES
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.
LOCAL INFORMATION
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.
Listing ID: 
0921124
“Location, Location, Location” A Lovely Alentejo styled Farmhouse + SIX large Ruins +American Style Stable Yard with Arena + 360 Tree, Olive Grove + Huge Lake Frontage - The nearest place to Heaven on Earth

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