6 bedroom villa for sale
Portugal - Algarve, Bordeira
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- 'Herdade' (country estate) covering approximately 61.5 hectares
- Green rural landscape, completely unspoilt
- Huge scope and potential due to the size of the property
- The use of ecological building materials , utilising the thermal mass of the building
- The property naturally stays cool in summer and warm in winter
- Perfect set-up for a riding centre
- Existing income from cork and pine nut production
- Idyllic location in a green fertile valley, sheltered by the surrounding hills
- 5 minute drive to Carrapateira village; 15 minute drive to the quaint town of Aljezur
Set in beautiful countryside, this equestrian property is located on the Algarve's unspoilt West coast, just 3kms inland from the truly stunning beach of Bordeira and the pretty coastal town of Carrapateira. Reached via graveled tracks, the main driveway leads to 3 properties which are all adjoining, therefore can be used individually or as one large property. From its slightly elevated position, there are views over the 8 hectares of green paddocks in the valley. This setting is ideal for a country retreat and for nature lovers.
The property has a further 2 hectares of fenced paddocks adjacent to the houses. The main farm house covers 283m<sup>2</sup> and the 2 adjoining annexes cover 253m<sup>2</sup> giving a total habitable area of 536m<sup>2</sup>. There's a large barn consisting of 10 stables, each with their own outdoor space, plus a tack room and ample space for hay storage, covering a total of 330m2. There's a full size training arena plus a horse-washing area. There's also a very large open-sided agricultural building, ideal for farm machinery and vehicle storage. The remaining land is fully fenced and consist of approximately 30 hectares of cork oaks and 20 hectares of pine trees, all of which produce income for the farm. The terrain is perfect for keeping free-range pigs. There is a great 5km track through the property suitable for walking, mountain biking or horse riding. There is also a water dam, 2 wells and a small lake used for irrigation of the farmed land, plus main water connection for the houses.
The property consist of one spacious main house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a large open-plan kitchen and living room. The open fireplace serves to heat a water deposit which in turn is connected to the radiators, providing heating throughout the house. Stairs lead to a large mezzanine level which comprises an office, plus a store room and access to a roof terrace. There's also a garage connected to the main house. The hundred year old farm house was built with rammed earth and stones and has been completely renovated in 2007 with the same materials in the form of compressed earth blocks – a superb ecological building system totally in-keeping with the local environment.
Two cottages adjoin the main house: - one with two bedrooms, a good sized bathroom and open-plan kitchen with living area and a cosy fire place; the other has one bedroom, a bathroom and a living area with kitchenette, also with a fire place.
The properties combined can easily accommodate 12 people. There is also a further annex behind the houses with a room ideal for accommodating a caretaker or workers, plus a large open kitchen and a porch with a bar and a toilet, ideal for large group BBQ's and dinners.
There are endless tracks to explore in the vicinity and the property's location on the edge of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park means the area has a rich biodiversity. The property also benefits from many fruit trees and a large vegetable garden. This property is set up and ready to go as an equestrian centre, but would be equally suited to rearing other animals or as a rural tourism site/ boutique lodge.
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