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Lower Alentejo

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Santana da Serra is just how you imagined a little Portuguese village in your day dreams, well here it is, the quintessential Portuguese village complete with the old boys with caps sitting on the stone bench, village café/bars, whitewashed walls, little village shops, Church bells ringing and a River (Rio Mira) running right through the centre…….it’s all there!    The property we have to offer is located just outside the village along a dirt road that goes up hill and down dale and then into view comes this ‘Blue and White’ farmhouse typical of the region.  The Quinta offers three Double Bedrooms, two Bathrooms, Kitchen and two Reception Rooms.  It has the really thick stone walls that keep the house cool in Summer and warm in Winter and the interior and all around the property are just packed with character.  The outside has enchanting covered areas to sit and/or dine with BBQ and a separate bread oven with a further original oven on the patio. There are some wonderful terraces from which to take in the stunning far reaching countryside views, which really are quite astonishing.  The gardens are all nicely laid out, maturing well and irrigated.  There is an attached garage, gated carport and there is a large terrace that includes a sunbathing area, Shaded Seating Area and a Swimming Pool.    Please note, this property is not suitable for the elderly or the disabled due to the different levels within the house. This property is ideal as a fulltime Residence, Holiday home or full time Rental Investment and is just a tiny step outside the Algarve, but so refreshingly different.   MAKE THOSE DREAMS A REALITY AT THIS VERY REASONABLE PRICE.

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Large enough and interesting enough to double for another sitting area to drink in the fabulous views over the countryside, a great place to sit on a chilly Winters’ night with a small oven fire and there is also a separate BBQ. Steps lead up to the front door and into the living room.

LIVING ROOM 4.89m x 3.6m (16’0” x 11’10”)

Separated by a three quarter width dividing wall with inset old cartwheel feature from the kitchen diner.

KITCHEN DINER 4.89m x 3.26m (16’0” x 10’8”)

The living room area has one wall in exposed stone, a timber covered ceiling, two shuttered windows to the rear with fabulous uninterrupted views of the hills to the horizon, recesses for ornaments and a tiled floor. The Kitchen/Diner has a good range of floor and wall units, gas cooker point, integral fridge, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over and feature Inglenook fireplace that offers fitted stone recessed sitting area to each side of the old fireplace with Bressemer beam and wood burner, window to front and door to Bedroom One.

BEDROOM ONE 3.57m x 2.68m (11’8” x 8’9”)

Timber lined ceiling, door to ensuite and window to the front.


Comprising a vanity unit with inset wash basin and storage cupboards below, mixer tap and mirrored medicine cabinet over, bidet, WC, spacious shower with sliding door entry, tiled walls and floor, Electric towel radiator and window to the rear.


Accessed from the living room with doors to bedrooms two, three and the lounge, having Santa Catarina flooring.

LOUNGE 4.36m x 3.62m (14’3” x 11’10”)

Having its own entrance door from the front of the house, corner open hearth fireplace, shuttered window to front offering amazing rural views, china display alcoves in a series of three on one wall, timber lined ceiling and recess storage area with door to bathroom.


Having wash hand basin with mirrored medicine cabinet over, low level WC., bidet, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, deep set window to front with obscure glass, tiled walls and floors.

BEDROOM TWO 3.59m x 3.38m (11’9” x 11’1”)

Timber lined ceiling, one wall in exposed stone and a window to the rear.

BEDROOM THREE 4.11 x 3.35m (13’6” x 11’0”)

Timber lined ceiling and a window to the rear.


GARAGE/STORE ROOM 5.13m x 3.77m (16’10” x 12’4”)

Having a wall mounted hot water heater and double entry doors.

CARPORT 5.58m x 3.98m (18’4” x 13’1”)

Having double iron entrance gates from the rear with the possibility of driving through and onto the end of the crazy paved patio, also with light, power and water.


Superb areas for sitting and taking in the stunning uninterrupted vistas of the hills and countryside all the way to the horizon, places to catch the sun or the shade all day long to meet your mood. Having such extensive patios there is every opportunity here for Al Fresco dining with friends and for having big parties using the old stone BBQ’s or the big bake house oven on the terrace or just use a modern gas BBQ….there is the space for choice!


There is a superb wide sunbathing terrace that surrounds the 8m x 4m Swimming Pool with Roman end entry. The pool has a full pump circulation and filtration system and is finished in a beige mosaic tile. Also on the terrace is a large covered structure ideal for sitting in the shade or having meals under cover. The property is very secluded but not isolated as there is just the one neighbour.


Very well stocked borders and special planted areas with specimen trees and shrubs giving great pleasure and delight all year round. All borders around the Quinta are irrigated. Away from the terraces the land slopes away and is planted with olive, apricot, fig and orange trees. Part of the boundary is walled and there is a double wrought iron entrance gate leading onto a former driveway location that could be re-instated if required. There are extensive patio areas to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature together with the heavy scent of regional herbs filling the air.


Situated close to the carport in its own cute little blue and white house. A filter could be fitted to allow for drinking water too.


Just two minutes drive away, or a pretty walk through the countryside leads you to this delightful village for an ice cream or a beer by the river.



The property holds an Alojamento Local licence that enables Tourism Rentals, but does not hold a swimming pool licence.


The property is freehold with mains electric, own borehole and the drainage is private. The village of Santana da Serra is about a 2 minute drive away, which has cafes, butchers and minimarkets. The major town of Ourique is about 15 minutes drive away and has all modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars and many other Leisure Facilities, Faro Airport is only about 50 minutes away.


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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