MODERN FARMHOUSE OFFERING COMPLETE ‘OFF GRID’ LIVING
Close to Ourique
Here we have a modern spacious Farmhouse style home that produces ALL its own electrical needs to meet a modern young family’s lifestyle. Running costs are almost negligible with the added advantage of planning approval to remove old dead Cork Oak trees that will fuel the wood burners and BBQ’s for many years to come. The property has gas central heating via radiators, double glazed windows and full insulation including cork insulation in the roofing The property is approached along a length of good track and the accommodation briefly comprises of an Entrance Hall leading into a very large Living Room with a well fitted Kitchen that has a large Breakfast Area at one end, central Dining Room Area, large Lounge Area to the opposite end, Two Double Bedrooms with a Study/Nursery and Two Luxury Bathrooms. To the rear of the house is a fabulous Verandah with incredible views over the evergreen of the Valley below with its Barragem, and extending upwards over the hillsides beyond. Below the house are the Solar Panels and there is a Brick Storage Unit that holds the 24 Batteries and Inverter for the Solar Energy Bank. Beyond the Solar Panels is a small Fruit Orchard and further onwards a Brick Built Stable Block with adjacent Tack/Feed room and a Chicken Coop with Nesting Boxes, Roosting Perches and an outside enclosure. To the rear is a large timber Hay Store/Tractor Store and a further small Timber Stable. The property has its own large Barragem (Lake) filled from the Winter rains and a Borehole with drinkable water. There is also the remains of the old ruin close to the house which could be made into an Architectural Garden Feature or removed to use as old natural stone walling in a different location. **Eligible for a rural tourism project.**
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ENTRANCE HALL 5.47m x 4.93m (17’11” x 16’2”)
Having a secure front door, attractive tiled flooring and access to bedroom two, the bathroom and the living room.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN LIVING ROOM 12.8m x 4.93m (42’ x 16’2”)
A lovely huge room with access on to the rear verandah. Cathedral style beamed ceiling that is fully cork insulated. Arranged as follows:
LOUNGE AREA 4.93m x 4.27m (16’2” x 14’)
Having a superb feature fireplace, which has ducted heating to bedrooms one and two and a door out to the rear verandah.
DINING ROOM AREA 4.93m x 3.25m (16’2” x 10’7”)
Wonderful spacious area with fabulous views over the grounds and with double doors out to the verandah.
KITCHEN AREA 5.37m x 4.93m (17’7” x 16’2”)
With window and door to side patio area and a door to the rear verandah. Excellent range of fitted Oak wall and floor units with granite work surfaces over, inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and shower extender. Space for dishwasher and fridge freezer. Four ring Gas hob with gas oven below, ultra slim built in extractor fan system and tiled splashbacks.
WALK IN PANTRY 3.23m x 2.01m (10’7” x 6’7”)
This area is large enough for using as a larder and utility store as well as a pantry.
FAMILY BATHROOM 4.71m x 3.04m (15’5” x 10’)
Of enormous proportions and includes a large glass wall corner shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet, concealed flush WC, fitted linen cupboards, space for washing machine and work surface over, windows to front and side aspect. There is also a ladder radiator, electric wall mounted bar radiator, tiled walls and floor.
BEDROOM ONE 4.69m x 3.91m (15’4” x 12’10”)
Window to side, radiator, concealed doorway to bedroom two and doors to study and ensuite.
Having a corner shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet and concealed flush WC. There is also a window to front with opaque glass, ladder radiator, and tiled walls and floor.
BEDROOM TWO 3.87m x 3.68m (12’8” x 12’1”)
Window to front, radiator, heating duct, wall mounted Aircon unit and a concealed door to bedroom one.
STUDY/NURSERY 4.06m x 3.89m (13’4” x 12’9”)
Radiator, doors to verandah, lounge and bedroom one.
Smooth crazy paved tiling runs the whole way around the house, the rear verandah is set above the garden and looks to the far reaches of the land and beyond, there is a trellised area where a grape vine thrives and it is a wonderful area for sitting and enjoying the peace.
BRICK BUILT STABLE BUILDING
Set on a concrete base, arranged currently as follows:
STABLE 4.18m x 3.16m (13’8” x 10’4”)
Of a good size with typical stable gate doorway and further timber door to the hay barn.
FEED STORE/TACK ROOM 4.18m x 4m (13’8” x 13’1”)
Having a tiled floor and window to side.
With roosting and nesting boxes, a door and a chicken hatch to the outer enclosure.
TRACTOR HAYBARN 10m x 5.13m (32’10” x 16’10”)
Set on a concrete base, timber clad to three sides under a corrugated iron roof and having almost full width access barn doors at one end and a further large barn door out to the land.
WOOD STORE/GOAT HOUSE 4.03m x 2.10m (13’3” x 6’10”)
MACHINE HOUSE 4m x 4.5m (13’1” x 14’9”)
In the first area is a water holding tank and adjacent is the hot water tank, then the borehole tank while next to that is the wall mounted gas boiler which heats the hot water and the radiator system. Here also are the 24 x 12 volt batteries (installed in 2016) with inverters for the solar panel system. Adjoining is another area of about the same size that is currently used for storage and to the rear, a carport.
CARPORT 7.5m x 2.6m (24’7” x 8’6”) widening to 5.5m (18’)
Under the widest area is a cupboard with louvre doors containing large gas bottle that serve the boiler.
Around the property are a number of fruit trees including Apricot, Peach, Orange, Lemon and Loquat, There is a vegetable garden area and plenty of space and scope for creating a pretty garden.
TOOL SHED 3m x 3m (10’10” x 10’10”)
Of Aluminium construction set on a concrete base, whilst to the front of the property is a fenced Dog Kennel approached up a set of stone steps and the original Ruin which could be removed to use the stone elsewhere or left as an architectural feature.
The land has gentle grassy slopes dotted with Cork Oaks, a long BARRAGEM that is low but not empty after a very long dry year, steeper slopes with hills and valleys covered with Cork Oaks, Holm Oaks, Olives and natural shrubs, currently it is only used as a pretty backdrop and home for local wildlife but it could be used once more with a little management.
The property is freehold with solar electric, own 60m deep borehole and drainage is private. The town of Ourique is just a few minutes drive away and has many modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars and other Leisure Facilities, The superb Barragem Monte da Rocha is close by and the airport and Algarve are both just an hour away.
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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