São Bartolomeu de Messines



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This spacious rural fully restored and modernised farmhouse retains much of the original character and many interesting rustic features to give a character feel, Chestnut oiled shutters to the double glazed timber framed windows and doors together with shelving using reclaimed wood from old feeding troughs. There are neighbours dotted here and there in the valley so that you are not isolated, but the overall feeling is of peace and solitude.  The Accommodation briefly comprises spacious Entrance Hall, large Living Room with Cathedral ceiling and feature open fireplace, handmade fitted Kitchen Breakfast room with large walk-in Pantry off, Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom, 2nd Double Bedroom, Family Shower Room and Loft space with 3rd Double Bedroom or Office/Play Room. There are superb tiled floors throughout, reverse A/C units, slim-line stone radiators to main rooms and of course traditional thick Farmhouse walls retaining heat in the Winter and coolness in the Summer together with all rooms having heavy round Eucalyptus beams to the insulated and lined ceilings. This wonderful old farm has its own Lake, two water holding tanks for domestic use, large rainwater tank for irrigation and chemical free filtered drinking water supplied from the Well.  There is a large metal Storage Container, Garden Shed, plenty of Parking, flat areas for sitting and sunbathing and plenty of space for a Swimming Pool, if required, subject to approval. The Gardens and Grounds blend well into the surrounding countryside and there are fruit and Olive trees. This property could be used as a very comfortable Permanent Home or ‘lock up and go’ Holiday Home, with its sturdy Shutters and full Alarm System. Just 12 mins to town, easy access to the Motorway and Airport, a van delivers essentials once a week and there is a twice weekly bread van.

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ENTRANCE HALL 4.26m x 3.10m (14’0” x 10’2”)

Having wide hardwood double entry doors, beautiful tiled flooring and access to all rooms.

LIVING ROOM 8.14m x 6.19m (26’8” x 20’3”)

A dual aspect room with a wonderful view of the hillside opposite, electric wall hung stone radiator, attractive feature open fireplace in brick and having large dog grate, shelving racks made from antique animal feed troughs, A/C unit, tiled flooring, Cathedral ceiling with heavy round Eucalyptus beams, insulated and lined with Eucalyptus cladding, double French doors lead out to the front sitting area.

KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 4.43m x 4.03m (14’6” x 13’2”)

A most attractive handmade bespoke kitchen with an excellent range of wall and floor cupboards with granite worktops over, Special ‘L’ shaped stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and separate filtered drinking water tap, gas cooker point, extractor hood over, lime washed ceiling, great views to the front and door to

PANTRY 2.74m x 1.24m (8’11” x 4’01”)

with shelving, plumbing for a washing machine and window to front.

MASTER BEDROOM 4.25m x 3.64m (13’11” x 11’11”)

Range of built in wardrobes, window to rear, A/C unit and door to ENSUITE having a wash basin inset into a granite vanity shelf with large over basin illuminated mirror, fully tiled walls, towel radiator, low level WC, bidet and large walk-in wet room style shower.


doors to bedrooms and family shower room.


having a wash basin inset into a granite vanity shelf with large illuminated mirror over, fully tiled walls, towel radiator, low level WC, and large walk-in wet room style shower.

SECOND BEDROOM 5.49m x 3.55m (18’0” x 11’8”)

Range of built in wardrobes, window to rear, A/C unit, attractive timber stairs to first floor.

LOFT STYLE THIRD BEDROOM 7.73m x 5.28m (25’4” x 17’4”)

Limited head height towards the eaves, large fully opening round window with views towards the Lake (Barragem), enormous range of handmade storage lockers running the length of the loft space with useful work surface.



Nicely stocked with colourful ground cover plants a lovely backdrop to blend in with the natural surroundings. There are plenty of flat areas around the house that make ideal sitting, dining and sunbathing areas and of course there would be space for a swimming pool subject to planning approval. There is PARKING SPACE available for at least three cars. A STORAGE CONTAINER 12m x 3m (40’ x 10’) and a GARDEN SHED ideal for tools.


Rising steeply behind the house with Cork Oak and many other native species, the majority of the land has been used just as a back drop left to nature, there are beautiful views from the top of the land and further land goes steeply down the other side of the hill.

To the side of the house is a flat field which could be used either for growing fruit and vegetables or as a small paddock – the outriding around the area is fantastic, just above this is the LAKE of nearly 1000m² with irrigation pipes in place. A lovely place to sit and watch the birds, fish and terrapin that live here.

Across the little road to the front of the house is a flat field, part of which is an Orange grove, The well is situated here and there is a small stream - stepping across it, you enter a slightly higher flat terrace, with a few wonderful old Olive Trees.



The property is freehold with mains electric, own barragem, own well with filtered drinking water and drainage is private. The local village is 4kms away where there is a small locals bar and café, while the town of Messines is 12kms and offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars, cafes, market and a supermarket. Beaches are about 30kms and Faro Airport is about 60kms.

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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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