São Marcos da Serra



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This traditional style farmhouse has been the subject of extensive modernisation and improvement since being in the ownership of our clients and now is a very spacious, very well appointed home offering all the amenities you could wish for in a luxury home in the sun.  This property is specifically located away from neighbours, ideal for those seeking quiet and privacy, but not isolated being just outside the village, only a stone’s throw off the IC1, 2 minutes from the station for trains to Lisbon and only 50 minutes from Faro Airport. Briefly, the Accommodation is arranged with Entrance Hall opening into a well-appointed luxury fully fitted Kitchen with granite worktops and large breakfast bar opening into the baronial Dining Room, double doors lead into the very large and beautifully warm Lounge with 180° views of the surrounding hills, Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Area and wet room style Shower with 4 piece Suite, two further Double Bedrooms, Jack and Jill Shower Room and a Separate Apartment with spacious Living Room, fitted Kitchen, Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom, 2nd Bedroom with separate Shower Room.  All windows and doors are double glazed and have insect netting, Air Con in most rooms, 3 phase power, Internet speeds 20+, Santa Catarina tiling throughout and the roof has been renewed and is fully insulated as expected in a home of this quality. Outside, there is a superb Covered Terrace, beautiful Dining Pavilion, Sauna, Sunbathing Terraces all set around an inviting Pool and the whole area is superbly presented with an extraordinary array of trees, shrubs and plants to rival most botanical gardens – all on auto irrigation and create a superb backdrop to this beautiful home. An additional feature is that there is a Second House to extend and modernise subject to appropriate approvals.  The property is approached via electric gates.

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The roof has deep insulation and all ceilings are timber lined for maximum performance for helping with the cooling in the Summer and warmth in Winter. All opening windows have insect netting, most rooms have reversible A/C for heating and cooling. Perfect positioning provides dawn to dusk Sun, There is a burglar alarm system and cameras for extra security, 3 phase power, all flooring, both inside the house and the outside terraces are Santa Catarina tiles and Mail is delivered directly to the gate.


Having double glazed entry doors with multi lever locking and toughened glass.

KITCHEN BREAKFAST 5.48m x 4.75m (17’11” x 15’7”)

Double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, separate reverse osmosis drinking water tap, full range of fitted wall and floor cupboards with granite worktops, very large matching breakfast bar, full range of built in appliances including upright fridge freezer and five ring gas hob unit, the window overlooks the pool terrace with a superb backdrop of the wonderful hills beyond and there is a further lounging area with central ceiling fan to the side of the breakfast bar.

BARONIAL DINING ROOM 6.10m x 4.56m (20’0” x 14’11”)

Built in Fogo Montanha wood burning stove, arched windows and French doors to the large covered terrace, pool and other outdoor leisure facilities. Wide double timber and multi paned timber and glass doors with arched top lead into the lounge.

LOUNGE 7.95m x 6.35m (26’0” x 20’10”)

A magnificent sized room with nine floor to ceiling windows to three sides giving over 180° views to the East, South and West with reduced light transmission and reflective finish to exclude excessive sunlight. French doors lead out onto the:

BALCONY 8.5m x 2.6m (27’10” x 8’6”)

A great place for chilling and surveying the beautiful countryside.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 6.00m x 4.46m (19’8” x 14’7”)

Window to front, walk through Dressing Area with door to Ensuite Shower Room comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, window to front, glass wall and walk-in shower, wood panelled ceiling, two towel radiators, tiled floor and walls.

BEDROOM TWO 4.48m x 3.36m (14’8” x 11’0”)

Window to front, wardrobes and doors to Jack and Jill bathroom and the kitchen sitting area.


Automatic concealed lighting on entry, floor and walls in black tiling, wash stand in black granite with matching black wash basin and low level WC. Chrome fittings and ladder towel radiator. Corner quadrant shower with double entry doors.

BEDROOM THREE 4.38m x 3.36m (14’8” x 11’0”)

Window overlooking pool terrace.

COVERED TERRACE 19m x 3.2m (62’4” x 10’6”)

SWIMMING POOL 9m x 4m (29’6” x 13’1”)

plus Roman entry steps and having a ‘deep end’ of 2.1m (6’10”).

DINING PAVILION 5.0m x 3.04m (16’5” x 9’11”)

Having wind up and down side panels ideal for Summer Shade or Winter breezes this pavilion gives the perfect viewing platform of the surrounding leisure facilities and the beautiful semi tropical gardens, a truly stunning place to entertain all year round.


The entire terrace including the covered area amounts to around 240m² all finished in Santa Catarina tiling and the whole area has uninterrupted views of the hills and countryside.


Comfortably fitting four persons.

OCTAGONAL SUMMERHOUSE/STUDIO 3.66m (12’0”) approx. diameter

Having sliding aluminium framed windows, tiled roof and timber lined ceiling.


The annexe has its own outside entranceway together with further access from steps leading down from the pool terrace.

LIVING ROOM 5.90m x 3.93m (19’4” x 12’10”)

Double glazed windows and doors, A/C unit.

KITCHEN 2.89m x 2.05m (9’5” x 6’9”)

Double bowl sink unit, mixer tap over, additional tap with softened water, fitted floor and wall units with work surfaces over, extractor fan, plumbing for washing machine.

MASTER BEDROOM 4.36m x 4.0m (14’3” x 13’1”)

With dual aspect windows, door to ensuite, A/C unit.


Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, Bidet and fully tiled walls.

BEDROOM TWO 3.49m x 2.05m (11’5” x 6’8”)

Window to front.


Corner shower, low level WC, pedestal wash basin and tiled walls.



Around the house there are wonderful well stocked semi-tropical gardens and various raised vegetable gardens - so no need to stoop! All plants are on auto watering at night time for best effect, many potted plants will be available to the new owners’ dependant on offer. Beyond the more formal areas the gardens are mostly cultivated and approx. 1 ha. is fenced, ideal for safe keeping of dogs and children.


This wonderful property is approached along an unpaved road almost from the village. The double gateway is electrically operated from the house and all callers can be verified before admittance, the driveway sweeps up to a DOUBLE CARPORT and onward to the house where there is a further open fronted SINGLE CARPORT. A lovely feature are the Lombardi Pines that flank either side of the driveway like sentries, there is automatic lighting all along the drive and around the house and a second gated driveway leads to the other side of the house and annexe, wide enough for lorry access.


Situated to the rear of the land and main house, this property is held under a separate Caderneta and can be kept or sold on. Whichever a new owner choses, this property is ripe for extending and renovating subject to obtaining the correct licences.


The majority of the land is hilly with wonderful views from the tops and a flowing river in a valley, (Houses are well above river level). A flat area with a well across the track to the front of the main house would lend itself to Equestrian purposes if required having wonderful outriding throughout the area.



The property is freehold with 3 phase electric, own borehole and drainage is an eco friendly fossa. The village of Sao Marcos de Serra is under 5 mins away and offers schooling, cafes, general stores, post office, ATM, Chemists etc. The larger town of Sao Bartolomeu De Messines has modern conveniences including Supermarket, Market and Restaurants. Silves & Guia shopping are about 25 mins and Faro Airport 45 mins.

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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.

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