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Lower Alentejo

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Ideal for a couple for Full Time Living or as a Holiday Home, this property which was built around 2005 has been thoroughly maintained and thoughtfully improved by the current owners and offers a home in immaculate condition both inside and out.   The Monte is set in stunning Countryside and the Main Rooms, Verandah’s and Seating Areas are all set to take full advantage of the superb Rural Views. The Property is approached through a pair of wrought iron Gates onto the gravel Driveway, which offers Parking for two or three cars. The Accommodation is arranged as follows having a solid aluminium Front Door, very nice open plan fitted Kitchen and Living Room, Pantry, Sun Lounge/Dining Room with large picture windows to take full advantage of those views, Two Bedrooms, lovely Shower Room, all rooms have wall mounted Electric Radiators and Insect Screens. A Courtyard area ideal for eating or just sitting, Utility Room, Second Shower Room, Building containing the Machinery for the Property. Outside are Tracking Solar Panels for the electrics, Carport with Workshop, Timber built Summer House and very well maintained and stocked Gardens offering colour and interest all year round. There is space for a Swimming Pool subject to planning approval and the property has its own Borehole with filters added ready for drinking as well as for the garden.  This lovely area is very peaceful with just the sounds of Nature, excellent for Bird Watching and Country Walks and is truly Heaven away from a maddening world yet is not isolated being just 10kms from the friendly Market town of Ourique which offers Restaurants, Cafes, Health Centre, Supermarket and many modern facilities. The Algarve is less than an hour away and the beautiful West Coast Beaches are just a 40 minute drive.

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FITTED KITCHEN 3.53m x 3.42m (11’7” x 11’2”)

Well fitted with an extensive range of wall and floor units with marble effect worktops, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, wide window above the sink with wonderful views of the countryside, gas cooker with extractor hood over, breakfast bar, laminate flooring and timber lined vaulted ceiling. WALK-IN PANTRY shelved and with small window to front.

OPEN PLAN TO LIVING ROOM 4.00m x 3.53m (13’1” x 11’7”)

Having a Pellet stove that can heat most of the house, vaulted timber lined ceiling with fitted ceiling fan and double doors into the sun lounge.

DINING ROOM/SUN LOUNGE 4.74m x 2.44m (15’6” x 8’0”)

Having two large picture windows taking advantage of the amazing countryside views towards the hills dotted with Cork Oaks, tiled flooring, wall mounted electric radiator, vaulted timber lined ceiling and door to covered terrace.

ACCESS TO COVERED TERRACE 2.84m x 2.49m (9’4” x 8’2”)

A wonderful place to sit and drink in those beautiful views, plenty of space for a table and chairs, there is also outside lighting, Santa Catarina flooring and an attractive balustrade to one side.

MASTER BEDROOM 3.73m x 3.08m (12’3” x 10’1”)

Having a vaulted timber lined ceiling, ceiling fan, shutters with adjustable louvres, insect screen, laminate flooring and two wall mounted uplighters.


A lovely bright room with window to side and Velux window in the timber lined vaulted roof, hand basin set into a tiled vanity unit with cupboards below, W.C, bidet and spacious walk in shower.

BEDROOM TWO 3.73m x 2.99m (12’3” x 9’10”)

Having a vaulted timber lined ceiling, ceiling fan, shutters with adjustable louvres, laminate flooring and insect screen.


COURTYARD 6.12m x 2.71m (20’1” x 8’11”)

Having a wall mounted wind out sunshade, a feature wall in stone, fitted brick BBQ, terracotta tiled floor, archway through to utility room and machinery rooms.


Set to one side of the archway is the brick built battery store and inverters to the solar panels and further recess, which houses the backup generator and the bottled gas which is used for the cooker and the instant hot water heater.


To the other side of the archway is the utility room, which has space and plumbing for a washing and tumble dryer, plenty of shelving and storage space including space for stacks of Pellet bags, there is also the borehole filtration system.


After a hard days gardening or maybe after a long walk then here is a very useful shower room comprising corner tiled shower with mixer taps, hand basin, W.C. and attractive tiled walls.

LOWER PATIO TERRACE 12m (39’4”) long

With attractive balustrade, timber pergola with woven screen.


Very attractive and well stocked offering many different locations to sit and view the splendour of the countryside and distant hills. There are various fruit trees to supply the fruit bowl including Peach and Nectarine, a fenced Vegetable garden with shaded potting area and a large central Cork Oak for shade.

SUMMERHOUSE 4m x 3m (13’1” x 9’10”)


The house has mains electricity & solar electricity. Currently, the solar energy is used for lighting, ceiling fans and the fridge. All the other appliances are connected to the mains electric.

CARPORT 5m x 5m (16’5” x 16’5”)

On a firm base with attached covered workshop area.


There is parking for two or three cars on the gravel driveway.


With filters for drinking, but should be checked out on purchase.


Completely fenced and sloping down to the bottom of the valley, where there is a flatish area with old stone walling surrounds and a well. There are a substantial number of Olive trees which provide a good crop for Olive Oil production and currently the vendors allow the rest of the land to be grazed by neighbouring sheep which is a lovely backdrop and of course avoids having to strim the remaining land if you have no immediate use for it.



The property is freehold with mains electric, own borehole and drainage is private. All windows are double glazed. The town of Ourique is just a few minutes drive away and has many modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars and other Leisure Facilities, The superb Barragem Monte da Rocha is close by and the airport and Algarve are both just an hour away.

Small Print

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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