SPACIOUS VILLA, IDEAL FOR COUNTRYSIDE HACKING
Near Bensafrim, Lagos
This amazing property was formerly a quality Private Equestrian Estate having an exceptionally spacious two storey Quinta built to very high standards for the current owners. The house, pool and facilities are offered in well maintained order and the equestrian facilities only require some updating and improvement having around 12 acres of level land ideal to re-instate the paddocks, field shelters and former sand Manege. The outriding here is beyond ones wildest dreams with kilometres of tracks and stunning countryside views and wildlife. The highly regarded town of Lagos (about 10 mins drive) offers all your creature comforts and needs including the outstanding beach of Meia Praia. The accommodation briefly comprises Entrance Hall, extensively fitted Kitchen Breakfast room with granite worktops, wonderful Living and Dining room, Principal Bedroom suite with Dressing room and large ensuite Bathroom, Bedroom two with Shower room/guest Cloakroom, on the first floor a massive Bedroom three with ensuite bathroom, Bedroom four with ensuite shower room, Gymnasium, Office and plenty of storage space. Outside is a wonderful, wide verandah with BBQ area, lovely irregular shaped Swimming Pool area with Jacuzzi and well stocked landscaped gardens, a Sundowner, Parking for several cars and space for a horsebox, a detached garage with large workshop and below the house is a garage/games room with two large storage rooms. The property further benefits from double glazing with aluminium shutters all round including the wide patio doors. A superb property for equestrians or nature lovers alike having two hills, a stream, a Barragem, a spring, borehole, citrus and other fruits trees, olives, cork oaks and about 400 pine trees.
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ENTRANCE HALL 4.05m x 1.90m (13’3” x 6’3”)
FULLY FITTED KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 4.05m x 4.05m (13’3” x 13’3”)
Having an extensive range of fitted floor and wall units with granite worktop, built in Samsung oven, AEG electric hob, gas water heater and great views from two aspects.
MAGNIFICENT LIVING ROOM 10.07m x 5.47m (33’0” x 17’11”)
With wide patio doors out to the shady verandah, feature fireplace housing a glass fronted wood burning stove with ducted air vents for heating the majority of the house, air con and a feature pair of 3 steps accessing principal bedroom, guest cloakroom and stairs to first floor with large under stair cupboard.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE 4.09m x 4.05m (13’5” x 13’3”)
East facing windows and wide patio door to private part of the verandah, air conditioning and 2 heated wafer panels, door to: DRESSING ROOM Range of built in wardrobes to one side and large fitted dressing table with drawers below to the other side. Door to: ENSUITE BATHROOM Suite comprising large corner shower cubicle, his and hers wash basins set in a marble topped vanity unit backed by a full width wall mounted mirror, large Jacuzzi bath with mixer taps and hand held shower, bidet, low level WC, tiled walls and floor and heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO 4.04m x 4.34m (13’3” x 14’3”)
West facing windows.
SHOWER ROOM/GUEST CLOAKROOM
Comprising corner shower cubicle, wash basin inset into marble topped vanity unit, low level WC, bidet, fully tiled walls and floor.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Providing access to all rooms.
ENORMOUS BEDROOM THREE 8.12m x 6.56m (26’8” x 21’6”)
Incredible range of wardrobes with sliding doors and inset with fitted drawers and door to: ENSUITE BATHROOM Suite comprising large semi sunken bath with mixer tap and shower over, fitted shower screen, his and hers wash basins set in a marble topped vanity unit backed by a full width wall mounted mirror, bidet, low level WC, tiled walls and floor, fitted towel rail and a Velux roof window.
BEDROOM FOUR 8.02m x 4.02m (26’4” x 13’2”)
Range of fitted wardrobes with inset fitted drawers, door to: ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Comprising large corner shower cubicle, his and hers wash basins set in a marble topped vanity unit backed by a full width wall mounted mirror, bidet, low level WC, tiled walls and floor, fitted towel rail and a Velux roof window. This area is large enough to install a bath if required.
GYMNASIUM 5.9m x 2.67m (19’4” x 8’9”)
Having glass window panels overlooking the stairs and landing, Velux roof window, door to office and door to eaves storage room.
OFFICE 4.02m x 1.53m (13’2” x 5’0”)
EAVES STORAGE: Room 1 6.72m x 1.52m (22’1” x 5’0”)
Accessed from Bed 3 or Bed 4 via locking doors.
EAVES STORAGE: Room 2 6.72m x 1.52m (22’1” x 5’0”)
Accessed from the Gymnasium.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Around the house is lighting, garden taps and some of the grounds have an irrigation system.
Very spacious and ideal for outdoor dining having lovely views of the pool with its waterfall cascade and the surrounding landscaped gardens. There is also a built in BBQ with marble worktops and a stone bench (in the style of the old farm) providing further seating.
Of an irregular shape, having Roman steps at one end and a central cascade waterfall feature, plenty of private areas to sunbathe, HOT TUB and POOLSIDE SHOWER with a drench head and additional handheld shower.
SUNDOWNER 4.98m x 4.78m (16’4” x 15’8”)
A tranquil place to sit with drinks and watch the sun go down over the distant hills to the West.
GARAGE/GAMES ROOM 6.07m x 4.89m (19’11” x 16’1”)
Two storage rooms off, each of 2.11m x 2.38m (6’11” x 7’10”) Located beneath the house and having light and power. To one side in a separate building is the pool pump and filtration system.
DRIVEWAY and PARKING
From the main road the property is approached along a short track to the stone drive entrance way with pillars and gates. Through the gates the long track leads to the parking area (for at least six cars) by the house.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 9.14m x 3.11m (30’0” x 10’2”)
Having light and power, with space to the side for parking a horse box.
Most unusually for this area of gently undulating hills, this property benefits from having around 12 acres of level land ideal for paddocks and training areas should they be required. There is a stream and Barragem that could supply drinking water for animals.. The hills are planted with over 200 Olive trees, various Green and Black figs, citrus fruits including Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Kumquats, Pomegranates and about 400 Pine trees (future cash crop). Cork Oaks produced an income of 8,000€ six years ago and the next harvest would be in 2019. There is a plentiful supply of wood that can be used in the wood burning stove in the Winter and for the BBQ during the Summer. The owners, previously kept four horses here and have advised that it is possible to go on a three day hack along the farm tracks etc. towards the sea on the Western Coast and only having to cross one road at Carrapateira just before arriving at the sea!!! The vendors have excluded hunting over their land and this has attracted the return of the indigenous wildlife.
A recently installed 200 meter deep borehole is the main supply of water with 6 large holding tanks, there is also a natural Spring with good clean water and a Barragem.
The property is freehold with mains electric, water from own borehole, two springs and Private Drainage. The village of Bensafrim is about 1 mile, with bars, restaurants and mini markets, 10 mins drive to Lagos provides all modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars, Marina and many other Leisure Facilities. The highly regarded beach of Meia Praia is also about 10 mins drive and Faro Airport is approx. 50 minutes.
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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