Garvão Near Ourique



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OPEN TO OFFER FOR A VERY QUICK SALE. This is a really lovely cottage ideal as a full time residence or a holiday home. Originally, a farmhouse, our client, who was a quality builder back in the UK, repaired and altered the property to create this beautiful Cottage. It is approached along a farm track only used at this end occasionally by the farmer, most of the farm activity is further back along the track closer to the village, where it passes through paddocks of sheep and goats.  The area is tranquil with a wonderful rustic feel, even though the land backs on to the railway line, which is not a nuisance to the house, as it is set at a slow section down in a cutting.  The property now requires a little attention to detail, but the location is very attractive with huge, spreading Cork Oaks set in amongst beautiful gently rolling meadows, typical of this region. The accommodation briefly comprises an Entrance Porch, Reception Hall with Wood Burner, excellent Lounge with Wood Burner, well fitted Solid Oak Kitchen, Utility Room, Master Bedroom with luxury Ensuite Bathroom and a Second Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom. Outside, to the front are a number of brick built Storage Arches similar in style to Railway Arches which are used for Workshops, Tool Storage Facilities, Nooks to Sit in and there is even a large old Bread Oven. The Courtyard is private being walled on all sides and is attractively tiled with two centrally planted Orange trees.   To the rear is a very nice partly covered terrace that further opens to make a sunbathing terrace, large gardens with a lovely feature well and grounds beyond that have a number of fruit and decorative trees.  There is a second Gateway, to the side of the land, Borehole Water, and ample space for a Garage, Swimming Pool or Stables and even possibly a couple of Cabanas, but any of these extra facilities will require planning approval.

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FRONT COURTYARD 27m x 13m (88’7” x 42’7”)

A very large area crazy paved and giving access to the front door, a quiet private area to sit which faces the arches.


An extensive multi use area ideal for the safe keeping of saddlery and other equestrian equipment if required, or a workshop/garden store, with shady places to sit, a large bread oven and a pedestrian gate out to the track and countryside.


Over the timber front door which has a small glazed central hatch and accesses the hall.

RECEPTION HALL 2.56m x 2.66m (8’5” x 8’9”)

With feature wood burning stove, traditional blue and white half tiled walls with contrasting dado height tile, china display shelving above the doors which give access to all rooms and timber lined vaulted ceiling.

LOUNGE 7.47m x 3.38m (24’6” x 11’1”)

A dual aspect room with a large wood burning stove, display shelving, wall light points, vaulted ceiling, window to front and double doors to covered rear terrace.

KITCHEN 4.49m x 2.83m (14’8” x 9’3”)

Having an excellent solid Oak fitted kitchen comprising extensive range of floor units all set under a beautiful marble work surface, inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap over, integral fridge, four ring gas hob with electric oven, tiled splashbacks, display shelves, timber lined vaulted ceiling, and a window and door to the rear terrace.

MASTER BEDROOM 3.53m x 3.63m (11’7” x 11’11”)

Having timber lined vaulted ceiling, wall light points, arch to dressing room and window to rear overlooking the terrace and gardens beyond.

DRESSING ROOM 2.37m x 1.72m (7’9” x 5’7”)

With range of fitted wardrobes and traditional blue and white half tiled walls with contrasting dado height tile.

ENSUITE BATHROOM 3.57m x 2.37m (11’8” x 7’9”)

A lovely spacious bathroom having a raised level bath with centre mixer taps in antique brass with handheld shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, WC, bidet, traditional blue and white half tiled walls with contrasting dado height tile, wall light points and fitted wooden shelving.

BEDROOM TWO 3.48m x 3.42m (11’5” x 11’2”)

Having a large open storage mezzanine area, window overlooking the front terrace and door to bathroom.

BATHROOM 2.30m x 1.86m (7’6” x 6’1”)

Having a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, wash basin, WC and door to utility room.

UTILITY ROOM 2.30m x 2.05m (7’6” x 6’9”)

With space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for freezer, work surface and door out to the courtyard.


COVERED TERRACE 7.23m x 3.76m (23’9” x 12’4”)

With doors from the Lounge and Kitchen.


Fully tiled and having a parapet wall with steps down to the garden.


There is drinkable borehole water and in the garden is the borehole pump house. The well can be utilized for watering the garden and there is plenty of space for solar panels if required.


The gardens and land have only recently become untended, but there is an excellent array of established shrubs and trees for a new owner to take advantage of. There are lots of fruit trees, Olives, Orange including Navel Orange, Apple, Nespera etc. There are some majestic Palms that just need tidying and there are meandering paths etc. to re-discover. Also within the garden, up two steps, is a large Well set on a circular terrace. The gardens recovered will be a real treat for the new owners.


A large level area, dotted with Olives and fruit trees, fenced on three sides with the railway cutting providing the 4th boundary, there is a separate gate from the track on the left hand side of the land, which is particularly of use for those wishing to have horses or possibly using this area for Cabanas, subject of course to any necessary planning. For the equestrian, there is plenty of outriding and even neighbouring horses to make friends with.



Include quality timber framed cottage style windows with timber shutters and insect screens. Sturdy timber doors with glazed panels and security shuttering, tiled flooring throughout.


The property is freehold with mains electric, own borehole and drainage is private. The village of Garvão is just a 1 minute drive away and offers a post office, cafes and some small shops, The Market Town of Ourique is about 5 minutes away and offers a Supermarket, Medical Centre, Markets, Restaurants, Bars and other Leisure Facilities plus the IC1 main road for access to the Algarve and Faro Airport (50 minutes) and the train station for either the Algarve or Lisbon is just a minute 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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