SUPERB EQUESTRIAN ESTATE
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OUTSTANDING FEATURES include: 1st Class Equestrian Facilities * Licenced Rural Leisure Tourism (see details) * Beautiful large Quinta with Sea Views * Three Guest Apartments * Set in Tranquil Nature Reserve * Close to Beach * Fantastic Facilities Offered at the near by Town of Alvor * Potential for B&B * Licenced for up to 20 Horses. Everything about this superb property is exceptionally rare to find anywhere in The Algarve. The spacious accommodation is easily adaptable to create a home or home with business to meet most requirements, but is currently arranged with a huge 15m long living room (could be divided to make a number of rooms) with Mezzanine Library/Reading Gallery, Marine Aquarium with associated equipment rooms, (not included) luxury fitted Kitchen with quality appliances and space for a breakfast table, Utility Room with separate Pantry/Larder and separate Cloakroom, Master Bedroom Suite with luxury Shower Room, and Gallery Office/Store, further upper Suite with large rooms comprising Double Bedroom, Ensuite Bathroom, very large Dressing Room and a Large Office (could be remodelled to make 3 bedroom suites), 3 Individual Guest Apartments, Superb covered Verandah’s and Terraces, Swimming Pool and Landscaped Gardens, Outbuildings, large Carport, Gas Central Heating, Wood Burner, Borehole water and fresh Canal water huge Aviaries for keeping larger birds. Equestrian Facilities include: Three quality timber Stable Blocks, Horse Shower, Hay Barns, Turn Out Areas, Lighting, Water, Clients WC. 40m x 20m professionally constructed Floodlit Dressage Arena with Silica sand/fibre surface with in-built drainage, Tack and Feed rooms. There are various Paddocks and all areas around the Residence, Driveway and Equestrian Facilities have Pedestrian and Security Lighting and the entire Property is Fenced and Gated.
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LARGE COVERED ENTRANCE PORTICO
A grand covered traditional entrance way for a car to stop and unload its passengers or goods in through the impressive front door.
With natural brick domed ceiling, large wood burning stove, door to kitchen and archway into the living room.
LUXURY FITTED KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST AREA 4.70m x 3.99m (15’5” x 13’1”)
Having an extensive range of fitted floor and wall Units with Granite Worktops and quality built in Appliances such as Miele Dishwasher and Coffee Machine, Eye Level Oven, Frasa Extractor Hood stretching over the top of both Hobs and there is a Siemens American style Fridge Freezer. Double doors to covered Verandah and door to Utility Room 3.86m x 2.67m (12’8” x 8’9”) with space and plumbing for Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. Pantry 3.2m x 1.78m (10’6” x 5’10”) with door to Staff W.C. Low level WC and Wash Basin. * The Utility Room, Pantry and Staff WC were all formerly used as Maid’s Accommodation.
LIVING ROOM 14.89m x 8.43m (48’10” x 27’8”)
Overall size including the Entrance Hall and Aquarium. Large Lounge Area with two sets of Windows to the front, tiled floor, Air Con, radiators and open tread stairs to the feature Minstrel’s Gallery 8.43m x 2.34m (27’8” x 7’8") a great place to sit, read and relax. Spacious Dining Area with wide French doors out to the covered Verandah. Marine Aquarium An amazing feature with 2 huge viewing windows and 1 smaller one holding 15000 litres of salt water. This is available by separate negotiation or will be removed including all the associated equipment, the removal of which would free up a very large space and could create further bedroom accommodation. Study Area with French doors to the covered Verandah, massive sliding doors into Master Bedroom Suite and steps up to Guest Cloakroom, Bedroom Two and Aquarium Equipment Rooms.
Concealed flush WC, wall mounted Urinal with lid, Pedestal Wash Basin, Vanity Mirrors with Lighting and part Marble Walling.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 6.34m x 3.92m (20’10” x 12’10”)
Three single doors and a set of French doors to the covered Verandah, Spiral Staircase to a Mezzanine Gallery which could be used as a dressing room. Sliding door to Luxury Ensuite Shower Room Completely lined in Marble comprising twin Wash Basins with Vanity Mirror and Lighting, Walk-in Shower with Massage Jets, low level WC with concealed flush.
DOUBLE BEDROOM SUITE TWO 5.17m x 4.27m (16’11” x 14’0”)
With built in wardrobe and chest of drawers both with storage cupboards over, doors leading to stairs from the Study Area, the Master Shower Room and its own Ensuite Bathroom with Whirlpool Bath, Wash Basin inset into a Marble Surround and a Concealed Flush WC. An archway leads through to the Dressing Room.
DRESSING ROOM 6.43m x 3.43m (21’1” x 11’3”)
Extensive range of quality fitted wardrobes and clothes storage systems and door to Bedroom Three.
BEDROOM THREE/OFFICE 6.43m x 3.43m (21’1” x 11’3”)
A nice bright room with lots of windows and own outside access via a flight of stairs.
COVERED MAIN VERANDAH 20.0m x 2.80m (65’7” x 9’2”)
Accessed from the main rooms of the Quinta with views over the Pool, across the Lawns towards the Stables and even a Sea View. Steps lead to a Wide Terrace with ornamental Well, lots of space for Outdoor Furniture and further steps lead down to the Pool.
SWIMMING POOL 10m x 5m (32’10” x 16’5”)
With underwater lighting and central Roman entry steps with chrome handrail.
Beyond the pool are well tended irrigated lawns, attractive well stocked borders with a variety of mature Palms, various fruit trees and pretty mature flowering shrubs. The hedged formal gardens form a complete privacy barrier between the Quinta and the Equestrian facilities. Around the property are many mature specimen Trees offering shade along the finely constructed and attractive pathways. To the side of the Quinta is a large Parrot Aviary of about 70m² with good height to allow flight. Adjacent is a Water Fowl Aviary of around 130m² with a water course for the ducks and at the very rear of the grounds is an area of about 1000m² with further Aviaries that require repair or removal.
BELOW GROUND WORKSHOP 6.84m x 3.60m (22’3” x 11’10”)
with long sloping entrance way.
COVERED PARKING 10m x 5m (32’10” x 16’5”)
The Residence is reached through Electric Wrought Iron Gates with the Driveway flanked by mature Palms and specimen Trees and Shrubs. The Driveway culminates at the Covered Parking Area and turning circle.
There are a number of outbuildings including the back-up Generator Room (8m²) in case of power failure, 3 x Storage units (total 42m²).
APARTMENTS Attached to the house are Three Apartments arranged as follows:
Accessed by French doors into Living Room 7.16m x 3.86m (23’6” x 12’8”) including Open Plan fitted Kitchen with built-in Appliances and an American style Fridge Freezer, recessed, lit Display Shelving and door to Double Bedroom 5.95m x 4.17m (19’6” x 13’8”) having French doors to own private Patio Area for Al Fresco Dining and a further door to Ensuite comprising Wet Room Shower, Concealed Flush WC, Pedestal Wash Basin and attractive tiled walls and flooring.
Bedsitting Room 4.28m x 2.13m (14’0” x 7’0”) Door to Ensuite comprising Wet Room Shower, Pedestal Wash Basin and Concealed Flush WC.
Accessed via steps down to a private Patio with door leading into Living and Bedsitting Room 6.33m x 3.48m (20’9” x 11’5”)door to incomplete Kitchen 3.22m x 1.86m (10’6” x 6’1”) and door to Ensuite Shower Room, with Concealed Flush WC, Pedestal Wash Basin and Shower.
There is Touristic Approval for keeping 20 Horses with an allowance of just 10m² per Horse, in order for each horse to have more space the vendors have built to a more generous specification allowing for larger Stallions. There are superb facilities with quality finishing’s and the Stable Blocks all benefit from having lighting and power while some have auto drinkers and some have turnouts. They are arranged as follows:
STABLE BLOCK ONE 12.49m x 12.59m (41’0” x 41’3”)
Quality timber construction under a Tiled Roof with excellent height to allow for good air flow, Concrete Flooring in good order, wide Centre Aisle with Two Boxes to each side and large Hay Storage Facilities.
STABLE BLOCK TWO 18.43m x 10.04m (60’5” x 32’11”)
Quality timber construction under a high Tiled Roof and divided into Four Stalls with a wide internal Aisle. There is even an Air Con unit here. At one end is a Feed Room, separate Tack Room and Clients WC. Attached to this stable block is a Horse Shower/Wash Down Area, Hay Store and Tractor Barn. N.B. The timber linings, metal stall dividers and doors together with the fronts are not included in the sale price, but may be purchased separately.
STABLE BLOCK THREE 15.80m x 6.76m (51’10” x 22’2”)
A line of four Large Boxes with a Turnout Area.
FLOODLIT DRESSAGE ARENA 40m x 20m (131’ x 66’)
Professionally built Arena with drainage under a Silica Sand and Fibre surface, Post and Rail fenced and having easy access Sliding Bar Gateway.
There are a number of useful Paddocks that are Fenced by either Post and Rail or Post and Electric Tape with some areas having Trees for shade. The Paddocks provide a change of scenery to the horses on a daily basis and there are fabulous views towards Lagos and Alvor Ria.
It is should be noted that the Apartment Alterations, Additional Outbuildings and the Equestrian Areas are in the process of further legalisation.
The property is freehold with mains electric, own borehole, canal water and drainage is private. The Quinta has LPG Central heating and Air Con. The ceilings through the older parts of the Quinta are very high and have been beautifully and professionally lined with quality cane infills. A small pretty beach, salt lakes with Flamingos and the sea are all within a gentle stroll at just 1km away, whilst shops, schooling, leisure facilities including Golf, Ports and Marinas are all within about 10kms. Faro Airport is around 50 minutes drive.
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