4 bedroom villa for sale
Ourique, Beja, 7670, Portugal
- Beautiful country house with 360 degree views
- Quality built 10 years ago for current owners
- All rooms spacious and airy
- very large open plan lounge,dining kitchen
- All bedrooms are double with full ensuite facilities
- Internal shutters and flyscreens throughout
- Log burner and underfloor heating
- Solar power hot water systems
- 15m pool with large entertaining areas
- easy access to local amenities,motorways ,Faro and Lisbon ai
This traditional looking Monte was completed in 2006 and sits in 7.5 hectares of the Alentejo countryside.This spacious house with its 15 metre pool and plenty of outside entertaining areas makes a lovely home and/or a holiday rental business< it has been successfully run as this for the last 3 years>-it is a registered Alojamento Local property and has been maintained to a high standard.
When planning permission was granted to build this superb house it was also granted permission to build another 250 square metres of agricultural buildings -making it attractive to anyone who wishes to pursue any agricultural or equestrian activities.
Open the front door to Cachorros and you enter the Hallwayof this house- where there is a large built in storage cupboard and guest WC.
Through the arch into the large spacious Loungewith its Log Burning stove,underfloor heating,plenty of electric sockets and Satellite and TV points Doors open onto the covered upper patio overlooking the swimming pool and its surrounding terraces.This outside lounge area is comfortably furnished to allow you to enjoy the spectacular views.
The main lounge with 2 separate seating areas flows into the open planKitchen-Diningarea which provides hand built kitchen units complete with granite tops including a double sink.A new Smeg range cooker was installed in 2015-it has electric ovens and a gas 6 burner hob. There is a utility room which has ample shelving and is also where the washing machine and dishwasher are situated. The dining table can seat 8 comfortably.The kitchen door accesses onto a dining patio which is shaded by a pergola.There is outside lighting and a BBQ area.This large dining patio catches the early morning sun and is a great place for dining and entertaining.
Master bedroom-i.This large bedroom is airy, having high ceilings and shutters at the windows means it can be kept cool in those hot summer months-there are also flyscreens at all the windows.Plenty of wardrobe space provided by a separate built in wardrobe area.Doors to the terrace. Great views from the bedroom windows.
The large en-suite bathroom has a large bath,walk-in shower, washbasin,bidet and toilet.
Guest bedroom 1large double bedroom with plenty of space -doors onto the terrace, great views,2 fitted wardrobes and its ownEn-suite bathroom with walk-in shower,washbasin,bidet and toilet
Guest bedroom 2 currently has twin beds,fitted wardrobes and shelves andEn-suite- walk-in shower, washbasin ,toilet and bidet
Guest bedroom 3Another twin bedded room, fitted wardrobe andEn-suite-walk-in shower,washbasin,toilet and bidet .
OUTSIDE- From all aspects there are great views,there are 3 areas where one can lounge,eat, relax by the pool and that all important shade is provided by a pergola on the side terrace for dining ,a shaded area by the poolside and a lovely upper patio with alpendre overlooking the pool that is currently used as a lounging area.The immediate areas around the house have been planted with trees and shrubs and irrigation is in place.There is a walled part of the garden that currently has 3 apricot trees,a fig,nectarine,cherry ,plum and pomegranate trees.There is an outside storage shed and the poolhouse is big enough for some storage as well as housing the pump,salt water system and the filtration system for domestic water< the water comes from our own borehole and has been analysed and is safe to drink >.
There are 2 new solar hot water systems located outside the house
There is mains electricity. There is the possibility of fibre-optic broadband-the new cabling goes past our house on its way to Garvao.There is a telephone line to the house-not currently in use.
The swimming pool is 15 metres long and 5 metres wide with access by wide steps at the shallow end of the pool.The pool has a salt water system, there is a heat exchanger which provides heating in the late spring and early autumn months. There is plenty of space for sun loungers and a shaded area, poolside shower and storage cupboard complete the pool area.
The village of Garvao is 5minutes by car and about 30 minutes to walk-it is a small village and has mini market,bakery hardware shops a few bar/ cafes.
Ourique a larger town is 13 km about 12-15 minute drive-it has 2 supermarkets ,a variety of small shops,cafes, restaurants,banks, pharmacies ,library,cinema,football club and a swimming pool.There is a doctors surgery and a small cottage hospital.
The Cafe Central in Ourique which is run by a husband and wife team-she is english and speaks fluent Portuguese,he is Portuguese they provide a valuable service of translation,holiday rental management and pool cleaning and are very helpful to expats of all nationalities who come to settle in the area.
Cachorros is easy to get to from Lisbon and Faro by car or rail-the rail station is in Funcheira just 10 minutes drive from the house.The wonderful West coast and its beaches and National park are only 45 minutes away and the Algarve with its many resorts,shopping centres and golf courses is also an easy 50 minute drive away.
- Faro (International), 84.6 miles
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