SPACIOUS CONTEMPORARY EQUESTRIAN ESTATE IN THE SOUTHERN ALENTEJO
Near Almodôvar, Alentejo
A wonderful modern property of architectural style that captures the quite outstanding and far reaching views across the stunning countryside of the Lower Alentejo. This contemporary styled home is approached through a set of electric gates leading onto the tree lined driveway that culminates at the front door and to a separate area for visitor parking. The accommodation, which benefits from having Solar Panels that heat the Domestic hot water and the Underfloor heating system, briefly comprises Entrance Vestibule, cavernous Living Room, state of the art fitted Kitchen, Diner, Utility Room and Laundry, Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room, Three further Double Bedrooms each with own Ensuite Facility and one even having a Seating Area and Kitchenette, each Bedroom also has its own Patio Area and all around the house there are very attractive Natural Indian stone paving slabs. Another fabulous feature is the Infinity Pool ideally positioned for taking in the views from the pool itself and there is a very large Al Fresco Dining and Entertaining area in a shady spot by the Pool. This wonderful house also benefits from Full Insulation, sealed Double Glazed Windows with insect screens where appropriate, Sills and Thresholds in Marble. Below the house is a Triple Garage with Cloakroom, Dog Grooming Area, Pool Pump House etc. Superb Equestrian Facilities include an L-shaped brick/rendered building of over 150m² under a clay tiled roof with 3 large Stables with Auto Water Drinkers, (possible to configure to 8 Stables if required), Feed Store, Tack Room, Hay Barn, covered Horse Wash Down, Light, Power and Water tap to the concrete apron area of over 215m². There is a 36m x 23m Sand Arena, Shady Fields and outstanding Hacking on quiet rural Tracks. The House is approached over a wide central Driveway which has been planted with many Trees and Shrubs including Exotics, offering very attractive foliage with architectural form against the mix of smooth white rendering and contrasting dark stone walls and the pale grey stone chippings against the smooth Indian stone tiling, all of which is irrigated and lit up at night.
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Of open plan design, grey steel secure front door and tall slim windows overlooking the outside entrance way.
LIVING ROOM 8.43m x 7.63m (27’8” x 25’0”)
There is a very attractive log burner fire set into the chimney breast which also has a back boiler for the underfloor heating and domestic hot water, but the main feature is the view through the huge glass wall, which is extensive, stunning and far reaching. There are no interruptions to the view, neither will there ever be, as building in the Alentejo is now restricted and very carefully monitored only allowing the rebuilding of registered ruins. Sliding patio doors lead out to the Infinity swimming pool and the various terraces providing sunbathing, general seating and entertaining areas. In addition the room has a vaulted ceiling, wall light points and is open plan to the kitchen.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 5.78m x 4.42m (18’11” x 14’6”)
A chef’s delight having an extensive range of fitted wall and floor units with granite worktops over, frosted glass splashbacks, an underslung stainless steel sink with Monobloc tap and equipped with major branded quality appliances including a built in coffee machine. There is a matching Island unit with four ring gas hob with additional Wok burner, stainless steel extractor hood over, an extension to the island of a large eating area for breakfasts, wall mounted TV inset ceiling lighting and windows towards the side terrace and stable yard.
UTILITY ROOM 3.99m x 2.03m (13’1” x 6’7”)
Situated off of the kitchen and fitted with wall and floor units with granite worktop and underslung stainless steel sink unit with Monobloc tap over, door to side BBQ terrace and door to:
LAUNDRY ROOM 3.99m x 2.03m (13’1” x 6’7”)
Plumbed for washing machine and having fitted shelving.
Off the hallway and having a wash basin with fitted Monobloc tap inset into a vanity unit with cupboards below, large illuminated mirror over, concealed flush WC, part tiled walls and tiled floor, pair of small opening windows.
With door leading directly downstairs to the garage and door to the master suite.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 8.28m x 4.12m (27’2” x 13’6”) Overall.
Having a sliding patio door to own patio terrace and to pool, AirCon unit and inner hall to walk in wardrobe/Dressing Room and further doorway to Ensuite Bathroom With His and Hers wash basins each with own Monobloc tap set onto a tiled shelf, very large mirror over, tile panelled bath, bidet, WC, and separate walk in shower having both fitted drench shower and hand held shower. There are windows providing natural lighting.
BEDROOM SUITE TWO 7.18m x 5.80m (23’6” x 19’0”)
A large spacious suite with sliding patio doors to the sunken terrace and pool, superb views and additionally has a kitchenette, fitted wardrobes with sliding doors, AirCon unit and door to: Ensuite Bathroom With tile panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, bath shower screen, WC, wide wash basin with Monobloc tap and illuminated mirror over, inset ceiling spotlighting and fully tiled walls.
With doors to bedrooms Three and Four.
BEDROOM THREE 6.32m x 4.11m (20’8” x 13’6”)
With good range of fitted wardrobes, inset ceiling spotlighting, patio door to private sun terrace and door to Ensuite Bathroom having wide wash basin set on a tiled shelf with Monobloc tap arrangement and vanity mirror over, tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower, WC, tiled walls, and two small windows.
BEDROOM FOUR 5.55m x 4.10m (18’2” x 13’5”)
With patio door to a private terrace and door to Ensuite Bathroom having a wide wash basin set on a tiled shelf with Monobloc tap arrangement and vanity mirror over, tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower, WC, tiled walls, and two small opening windows.
DOUBLE GARAGE 12.0m x 5.52m (39’4” x 18’1”)
Situated beneath part of the house and is accessed via a double electric door, workshop space, lighting, power, water treatment/management/distribution plant for the domestic water. There is a fitted Dog wash/Grooming sink with hand held shower and adjacent grooming and drying area on a secure fitted workbench. There is also a Cloakroom with wash basin and WC, door to stairs leading to first floor.
INFINITY POOL 11.5m x 2.5m (37’8” x 8’2”)
Salt water pool with wide steps to the side and amazing views.
PUMP ROOM FOR POOL 7.87m x 2.34m (25’10” x 7’8”)
With all the controls and workings for the Salt Water Swimming Pool.
BOREHOLE WATER SUPPLY
With added filters to purify for drinking in the house.
Easy to maintain irrigated borders and planted areas, many with valuable mature specimens have been utilised to enhance the overall look of this really superb equestrian estate. There are seating areas to every side of the property - near the swimming pool, overlooking the Paddocks, at the front surrounded by leafy planting, by each bedroom plus a barbecue dining area overlooking the Equestrian block and countryside beyond.
THE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
EQUESTRIAN STABLE BLOCK
Having around 34m (110’) of linear space, there is therefore ample room to create 8 Stables, Feed and Tack rooms and a Hay Barn if required. The building is of solid construction with tiled roofing and high vaulted ceilings for keeping everything cool, light, power and water connected. Our clients currently have the area configured as follows but as said, this can be easily changed, there is also a wide concrete apron area amounting to some 215m² between the stable block and the sand arena.
STABLES 1 x 4.0m x 4.7m (13’1” x 15’5”) 1 x 3.0m x 3.6m (9’10” x 11’10”) 1 x 4.65m x 4.15m (15’3” x 13’7”)
FEED/TACK ROOM 4.7m x 2.4m (15’3” x 7’10”)
FIELD SHELTER 4.6m x 3.2m (15’1” x 10’6”)
WOOD STORE 8.4m x 4.8m (27’6” x 15’9”)
HORSE WASH DOWN AREA
SAND ARENA 36m x 23m (118’ x 75’5”)
Gently undulating grassland with a good number of large shady trees working as leafy field shelters, divided into paddocks with post and tape, auto water troughs are dotted around the paddocks and gorgeous views in all directions.
ADDITIONAL LAND x 2
ADDITIONAL LAND 1
The property is being sold with 3.5 Hectares (8.65 Acres), if required there is 7.5 Hectares (18.50 Acres) of adjoining land.
ADDITIONAL LAND 2
There is also a further 5.2 Hectares (12.85 Acres) of land with a Registered Ruin which is available to the buyer, bringing the total available land to 16.2 Hectares (40 Acres). ALL AVAILABLE SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION.
The property is freehold with mains electric, own borehole and drainage is private. The towns of Almodôvar (15 minute drive) and Ourique (20 minute drive) have all modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Bars, Restaurants, and many other Leisure Facilities, The Algarve and West Coast beaches are easily accessible in under an hour.
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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