SPACIOUS QUINTA WITH FANTASTIC OUTDOOR FACILITIES
3 + 2 + 1
Fed up with the hustle and bustle of modern living? Then this outstanding property offers peace and tranquillity… We can only give a taster here as this property really needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated. This very private and remarkable estate is not isolated, having a local bar just 1 mile away and the major town of Lagos is a 5 – 10 minute drive. Briefly, the Main House has a Reception Hall, Lounge, Study, Dining Room, fitted Kitchen, Principal Bedroom with Ensuite, 2 further double Bedrooms, each with own Ensuites and wonderful shaded Verandahs. A Studio Apartment on the first floor would be ideal for teenagers or staff as it has its own external staircase. Further, there is a charming Cottage with 2 double Ensuite Bedrooms, good sized Living Room, Kitchen/Breakfast and Entrance Hall with Dining area. Both suitable for letting out. Outside is a heated 12m Swimming Pool, covered Summer Kitchen with BBQ, wide Patios for dining and sunbathing, Floodlit Hard Tennis Court, absolutely beautiful Landscaped Gardens with green Lawns, extensively planted borders with seasonal flowering Shrubs, specimen Trees including Palms and many varieties of Fruit Tree. The property is approached along smooth tarmac roads right up to the main set of electric gates then onwards over the immaculate Calcada Driveway to the inner gate (for keeping dogs in and wildlife out) up to the final set of gates that lead into the large pretty Courtyard in front of the house. Outside the fenced Landscaped Gardens, there is around 10 Acres of quite level land, previously used for horses but useful for other purposes such as Rural Tourism, Farming or just left to Nature as it is now. Other features include extensive external Lighting, Air Con Units for both cold and hot air, Solar Water Heating, Borehole Water, Wrought Iron Grills or Shutters to all the windows and doors.
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RECEPTION HALL 12.06m x 3.04m (39’7” x 10’0”)
Seating area, 2 double cupboards, access to all rooms.
LOUNGE 5.81m x 5.48m (19’1” x 18’0”)
Magnificent working feature fireplace, Air Con, parquet style flooring and wide sliding patio door to the verandah. Wide doorway to:
STUDY 5.81m x 3.04m (19’1” x 10’0”)
Currently open to the lounge but the doors can easily be re-hung.
DINING ROOM 5.13m x 4.10m (16’10” x 13’5”)
Feature open fireplace, Air Con, parquet style flooring, wide sliding patio door to verandah and open to the kitchen.
KITCHEN 3.80m x 3.60m (12’6” x 11’10”)
Fully fitted with an excellent range of floor and wall mounted kitchen units, ‘brushed’ steel effect double sink unit, great view from the kitchen window over the swimming pool, tiled floor, space for a breakfast table, induction four ring hob with extractor hood over, built in Hotpoint oven and door to:
UTILITY ROOM 3.10m x 2.20m (10’2” x 7’3”) minimum.
With water and power points, doors to verandah and to a very large storage cupboard ideal for household cleaning appliances.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 4.95m x 4.50m (16’3” x 14’9”)
Wood burning stove, Air Con, ceiling fan, dual aspect windows, built in wardrobes, laminate flooring and door to:
Tile panelled Jacuzzi bath with mixer taps and handheld shower, corner shower cubicle, his and hers wash basins in vanity unit with cupboards, low level WC, fitted accessories, fully tiled floor and walls.
BEDROOM TWO 4.41m x 3.49m (14’6” x 11’5”)
Built in wardrobes, parquet style flooring, Air Con, door to:
Tile panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, bidet, fitted bathroom accessories and fully tiled floor and walls.
Off the main hallway with doors to bedroom three and the bathroom, which also doubles as the guest cloakroom.
BEDROOM THREE 3.66m x 3.39m (12’0” x 11’1”)
Built in wardrobes, parquet style flooring, Air Con and door to inner hallway.
Tile panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, fitted bathroom accessories and fully tiled floor and walls.
Run the whole width (some 20m) (66’) of the property to the rear and are planted with shrubs that put on colourful displays, with wonderful covered and shaded areas to sit, dine and entertain.
SWIMMING POOL 12m x 6m (39’4” x 19’8”)
The pool is Heated by an Air Heat Exchanger allowing for year round use. The pool itself is quite superb, tiled and having a dolphin motif and Roman End steps for easy entry and a pool cover for the Winter. The pool side terracing is all in the Portuguese Santa Caterina tiling with fabulous inset Palm trees. Pool Side Shower.
SUMMER KITCHEN 6m x 3.5m (19’8” x 11’6”)
A large covered area with a fitted traditional outdoor wood BBQ, plenty of work surfaces and benefitting from having both light and power. There is also ample space here for quick storage of umbrellas, chairs and pool play things ready to bring out the following day.
Discreetly situated at the side of the house with ease of access from the swimming pool and main patio terraces, having a low level WC and wash hand basin.
STUDIO APARTMENT 7.40m x 5.27m (24’3” x 17’3”)
A spacious area that would be ideal for staff/teenagers or rentals having its own external access staircase leading to a nice suntrap terrace and entrance door. The apartment that has Air Con is arranged as a double bedroom area with charming sitting area which could easily be incorporated into the main house should more integrated space be required, making a magnificent bedroom suite. Within the apartment is a door to massive eaves storage space and this could also be added in to a bedroom project from which there would be stunning views over the Countryside.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Corner shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, fitted bathroom accessories, fully tiled walls and floor.
THE DETACHED COTTAGE
Situated off the Courtyard area, ideal for holiday letting or elderly relatives.
HALL AND DINING AREA 3.37mx 2.01m (11’1” x 6’7”)
Views of the side garden and towards the tennis court. Door to:
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN 6.70m x 2.95m (22’0” x 9’8”)
A lovely cosy room with wood burning stove, Air Con, tiled floor throughout and fitted kitchen area with breakfast bar, four ring Fagor electric hob, extractor hood, double bowl stainless steel sink, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.
UTILITY ROOM 2.18m x 1.04m (7’2” x 3’5”)
Plumbed for washing machine, power points, cupboard with space for domestic cleaning appliances.
BEDROOM ONE 4.22m x 3.20m (13’10” x 10’6”)
Built in Wardrobes and tiled flooring. ENSUITE Corner shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, fitted bathroom accessories, fully tiled walls and floor.
BEDROOM TWO 4.21m x 3.21m (13’10” x 10’6”)
Built in Wardrobes and tiled flooring. ENSUITE Corner shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, bidet, fitted accessories, fully tiled walls and floor.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
DOUBLE GARAGE 6.50m x 6.40m (21’4” x 21’0”)
With two up and over doors, light and power points.
GYM 6.39m x 3.66m (21’0” x 12’0”)
Having light, power points and water.
CARPORT 6.10m x 4.47m (20’0” x 14’8”)
With storage shed attached to the rear, currently a log store.
FLOODLIT TENNIS COURT
Fully fenced and floodlit to allow ‘daylight’ vision for playing in the cooler evening air.
With full irrigation system, beautiful smooth green lawns and very well stocked borders with various secluded and quiet seating areas dotted around. A real delight and would stand proud with many a botanical garden with its wide variety of trees and shrubs and the fabulous colours and scents of the fruits and flowers. It really does need to be seen for its breathtaking beauty at every turn.
DRIVEWAY AND PARKING
A grand entrance to a superb property. The access roads to the property are all tarmac and appear to have been only recently surfaced. Arriving at the estate there are electric gates that open onto the Calcada driveway with an attractive avenue of Umbrella Pine trees up to the second gate, which is part of the ring fence system that protects the stunning landscaped gardens from wildlife intruders and also keeps the owners dogs in, but free to roam at will. The driveway then continues onwards to the inner gates opening onto a beautiful wide courtyard, with patterned Calcada insets, bounded by the main buildings of this magnificent property.
The land in recent years has been left to Nature, but in the main is level ground. With a little attention to clearing, the land could be turned back to Paddocks, as it once was and fully arranged for horses. With borehole water, it would be possible to keep a part of the land as green paddock, other areas for producing hay. There is plenty of room for a sand school/manege and the outriding in the area is excellent. The Algarvian walkway, dating from the 9th Century, is just outside the front gates and is ideal for riding along, as many of the pilgrims used to do back in the day. Alternatively, it is possible to create rural tourism here for cabins, yurts, motorhome holidays, pony trekking etc. subject to any planning permissions required, The land could also continue to be left to Nature as the current owners do, which maintains a very large barrier from the outside world therefore enhancing the overall peace and tranquillity.
STABLE BUILDING 6.20m x 4.30m (20’4” x 14’1”)
This brick built building with tiled roof has had one end bricked up to create a storage unit, as the vendors have no equestrian interests. However, we believe that this building could be used for a feed or tack room allowing for a much airier form of stabling to be built in timber out from the side wall of the existing building and may not require planning permission.
The property is freehold with mains electric, own certificated borehole water supply, Drainage is private. Partially double glazed. The nearest bar is at Monte Judeu about 1 mile, a much larger selection of shops and restaurants can be found at Portelas about 5 minutes drive, with the major town of Lagos 5 – 10 minutes drive, providing all modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars and many other Leisure Facilities. Beaches just 10 mins drive.
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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