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Lower Alentejo

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Built in 2011 to reflect the style of a typical Alentejo Monte is where the old ends and the rest is just tasteful style all the way. This beautiful light and airy home has every modern convenience to keep you smiling even for those not so fun chores!  The Spacious Home is well positioned to take advantage of the panoramic vistas over the rolling countryside from the Main Terrace and Living Room, the incredible sunsets together with the long shadows cast in the evenings across the Alentejo landscape are a legendary feature.  The extra thick wall construction of a special honeycomb brick together with thermal insulation, keep this home beautifully cool in Summer and snugly warm in the Winter with underfloor heating provided by the bank of solar panels on the garage roof with backup from a ‘super efficient’ commercial wood burning boiler in the Garage. The Open Plan Living Area comprises a large covered Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Baronial Dining Room, fabulous fully fitted ‘Homes and Gardens’ luxury Kitchen/Breakfast Area, doors to an outside partially enclosed Dining Terrace.  Steps lead down from the Dining Room into the Lounge with large glass doors which slide open within the walls and overlook the beautiful Swimming Pool, flower covered terraces and the wide countryside view beyond all the way to the horizon. Three Double Bedrooms all with own Ensuites, Covered Terraces, 12m x 6m Swimming Pool, Garage Block for two cars and a Double Carport. The Gardens around the property are superbly stocked with many specimen trees and shrubs, there is a lovely lily pond, Boule Court and productive Kitchen Garden. The remaining land has plenty of Holme Oaks for shade and paths wend round the entire area.


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A shady cool sitting place.


Open, bright area with direct access to the living areas.

STUDY 2.76m x 2.20m (9’0” x 7’2”)

Window overlooking the driveway and would make a single occasional bedroom if required.


Window to rear, basin in vanity unit, low level WC, towel radiator, part tiled walls.

BARONIAL DINING ROOM 7.42m x 5.35m (24’4” x 17’6”)

With cathedral ceiling giving an overall ‘WOW factor’ that leads on into all the living areas. There are easy steps down into the lounge area so you get those fantastic wide angled views of the countryside from the dining room as well as the lounge.

LOUNGE 7.29m x 5.78m (24’ x 19’)

Unusually large 4m x 3m (13’1” x 9’10”) patio doors slide effortlessly back inside the walls, completely out of sight, giving that feel of inviting the outside in. There is a very modern glass sealed fireplace, which throws out enough heat to warm the house in minutes.


OPEN PLAN TO ULTRA MODERN LUXURY KITCHEN 5.29m x 5.00m (17’4” x 16’5”)

Again with the cathedral ceiling, this kitchen is really something having a ‘super size’ island unit with breakfast bar, ¼ size quick rinse sink unit with mixer tap, pop up electric socket, pop up linear extractor fan plate, located behind the straight line gas hob unit, black granite work surfaces over a selection of storage cupboards, further work surfaces with a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over, storage cupboards below and huge bank of further cupboards that also include a built in Bosch fan oven, Seimens combi/microwave/steam Oven, Bosch warming drawer, Bosch integrated dishwasher and ample extra storage cupboards. Window overlooking the covered dining terrace and doors to terrace and utility room.

COVERED DINING TERRACE 12.00m x 3.42m (39’4” x 11’2”)

Simply superb, open at one end and enclosed in glass along the long side/windward side.

UTILITY ROOM 5.69m x 2.55m (18’8” x 8’4”)

Fully fitted with a range of floor and wall units with extensive work surfaces, Space and plumbing for a washing machine, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and door with side window out to the rear covered dining terrace.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 7.57m x 5.44m (24’10” x 17’10”)

Amazing room with patio doors out to the covered terrace, window to side, Aircon unit, door into Dressing Room Area with sliding door entry and completely fitted out with hanging space, shelving, drawers and storage lockers. Door to ensuite.


Large bath with side mounted mixer tap, Recoil flexible handheld shower, further large Wet Room style shower, ‘his n hers’ wash basins in a large vanity unit with cupboards and drawers below, wonderful matching fitted illuminated vanity mirror, low level WC, bidet, fully tiled walls and floor.

BEDROOM TWO 4.41m x 3.31m (14’5” x 10’10”)

With large tilt and turn doors to small seating area and door to Ensuite Wash basin in vanity unit with deep drawers below and large mirror over with separate lighting over, walk in shower with glass wall screen, low level WC, window to rear, tiled walls, tiled floor and wall mounted towel radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 4.41m x 3.31m (14’5” x 10’10”)

With large tilt and turn doors to small seating area, fitted wardrobes with sliding doors set in a recess and door to Ensuite Wash basin in vanity unit with deep drawers below and large mirror over with separate lighting over, ‘P’ shaped bath with wall mounted mixer tap and separate wall mounted handheld shower with curved glass shower screen, low level WC, towel radiator, tiled walls, tiled floor and window to rear.


SWIMMING POOL 12m x 6m (39’4” x 19’8”)

A really lovely saltwater, computer controlled pool, importantly providing complete PRIVACY yet allows for users to view the countryside and giving the same effect as an Infinity Pool. This is a mosaic tiled pool with under water lighting and sun bathing terraces.

Below the swimming pool terrace is a ‘Blade’ waterfall that falls into a flourishing fish and lily pond and of course gives the sound of a gently running stream. Under the main part of the pool is a very large secure storage area with steel security door further garden tool store, pump room and the cisterna that is used to collect rainwater from the property and then automatically tops up the swimming pool.

GARAGE 7m x 6m (23’ x 19’8”)

At one end is a walled off area which houses the wood burning boiler that can be used to assist the solar panel under floor heating system. If there is an excess then that can be added to the pool.

DOUBLE CARPORT 8m x 7m (26’3” x 23’)


The shrubs, trees and plants have been carefully chosen to provide colour, form and interest throughout the year. The gardens are an absolute delight being very well stocked and are flourishing, providing a beautiful natural backdrop, there is a productive Kitchen garden a young Arboretum and a rather fun Boules court. Steps and pathways give different approaches to special planted features – even a stone wild boar in the longer grass. Beyond the more formal gardens the Holme Oak Trees provide lovely shade and wooded walkways.



All the architraves and doors are made from American White Oak. All windows and doors are uPVC double glazed some with tilt and turn capability and have aluminium shutters, excluding the large sliding lounge windows which are double glazed aluminium with aluminium shutters. All covered terraces and verandah’s are in quality tiling.


The property is freehold with mains electric, own borehole and drainage is private. The Market Town of Ourique is under 5 minutes drive and offers a supermarket, restaurants, cafes, Doctors, clinics, dentists, education for all ages and Council services. The large shopping centre at Guia is about 45 minutes away and offers everything a household could require. Faro airport is between 50 minutes to an hour depending on which roads are used.

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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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