FABULOUS HOME NEAR TO THE THRIVING VILLAGE OF SAO BENTO, ALENTEJO
SAO BENTO, ALENTEJO
This is an excellent opportunity to buy a beautiful modern home built about 10yrs ago in the style of a traditional Alentejo Monte with a definite WOW factor the moment you step inside. The property is well located being about 10 minute drive to the thriving local village with Restaurants, Snack Bars, Shops etc. and also benefits from being about a 20 minute drive to the Spanish border so can make the most of both important EU countries.
This lovely property is entered through a large wrought iron gate, the driveway then leads up to the house and extends on round to the large Detached Garage at the rear. The accommodation briefly comprises a large Covered Entrance Porch with plenty of space for sitting, an enormous Living Room, the Lounge Area with feature Fireplace and attractive Wood Burner, a Dining Room Area and modern Fitted Kitchen with marble work surfaces including a large Breakfast Bar. There are fully lined, insulated and vaulted ceilings throughout, an Inner Hallway leads to all Bedrooms and Bathrooms and has a small Wood Burner. Principal Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room, Three further Bedrooms a Shower Room and a Family Bathroom that doubles as a Guest Cloakroom.
At the rear of the House is a further large Covered Verandah, there is a Tractor and Implement Store/Garage, a good sized Garden that is fenced and beyond which is the main body of Land with Two Lakes and a Stream.
A quality generator is included and the property is ready for being connected to the mains electricity. However, this is an opportunity to install Solar panels with an inverter and battery bank to generate all your own FREE electricity – or just carry on with the excellent generator, which will supply enough electricity to meet one’s needs. Tractor, implements, tools and furnishings may be available by separate negotiation.
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With aluminium reinforced secure front door.
LIVING ROOM 10m x 5m (32’9” x 16’5”) approx.
Having a very real ‘WOW factor’ with its vaulted lined ceiling giving this area a very special feel and is arranged as follows:
LOUNGE AREA 6.8m x 5.15m (22’3” x 16’10”)
Dual aspect room with a superb recessed fireplace, the chimney breast is supported by a bressumer beam and there is a majestic sized wood burner sitting on a large Portuguese marble hearth which matches the marble window sills. A wonderful blue and white painted mosaic tile rural scene is mounted on one wall and there is tiled flooring.
DINING ROOM AREA 5.15m x 4.07m (16’10” x 13’4”)
Having inlay tiling, a window to the side and open plan to the kitchen breakfast room.
FITTED KITCHEN BREAKFAST 7.20m x 3.08m (23’7” x 10’1”)
Beautifully fitted kitchen with an extensive range of wall and floor units with marble work surfaces, inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, five ring, range gas cooker with large oven and overhead extraction canopy, space and plumbing for washing machine, gas fired hot water boiler and door to rear terrace.
With access to all bedrooms and guest bathroom. An added feature is that it widens at the far end to make a seating area ideal for reading and benefits from having a small wood burner.
White suite having a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower, pedestal wash basin, bidet, low level WC, tiled walls and window to front.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 4.88m x 3.05m (16’0” x 10’)
A lovely bright spacious room with double doors out to the covered rear terrace and door to Ensuite comprising twin circular shower tray bowls, handheld shower, pedestal wash basin with illuminated mirror over, low level WC and tiled walls.
BEDROOM TWO 3.63m x 3.53m (11’10” x 11’7”)
Double doors out to the covered front terrace.
BEDROOM THREE 3.53m x 3.52m (11’7” x 11’6”)
Double doors leading out to the rear terrace.
Twin circular shower tray bowls, handheld shower, pedestal wash basin with mirror over, low level WC and tiled walls.
BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY 3.14m x 3.10m (10’3” x 10’2”)
Window to front aspect.
REAR COVERED VERANDAH 8.53m x 2.69m (28’ x 8’10”)
Wonderful sitting area with far reaching views.
An avenue of trees has been planted to either side of the driveway. This inner ring of the grounds has been fenced and therefore is ideal for a dog owner.
TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT BARN 5.65m x 5.60m (18’6” x 18’4”)
With double steel entry doors.
The land to the right hand side of the property is beautiful rolling countryside, dotted with the odd Holm Oak and culminating in a valley with two lakes. The views in all directions are fabulous and the soil looks to be nicely fertile – ideal for horticulture or as an Equestrians dream. The land to the left of the property is steeper with a mixture of trees and scrub, a track runs down to the very bottom of the land where a stream flows for most of the year and then a hill rises back up towards the front of the property, which is again quite steep but has been ploughed and could be planted if required or just kept as a beautiful natural backdrop to this really lovely home.
The property is freehold with own borehole and drainage is private. The village of Sao Bento is just a 10 minute drive, with, supermarket, cafes and bars, The major town of Serpa has all modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars and many other Leisure Facilities, and is just a 30 minute drive. Spain is also 30 minutes away and there is a lovely lakeside beach at Mina de Sao Domingos just 40 minutes distant.
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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