3 bedroom villa for sale
Portugal - Monchique Algarve
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- 3 bedrooms
* Build size 327.3sqm; Plot size 2000sqm * Panoramic countryside and distant coastal views * Walking distance to restaurants, 20 minutes drive to large town. * Rental licence in place * Swimming pool * Garage
Attractive arch-shaped, electrically operated iron gates set into a natural stone wall mark the entrance to this villa for sale in Monchique and the drive is of traditional granite sets, lined with established plants and shrubs. At the top of the drive, there is ample parking for three cars and a large garage with an electrically operated door with log storage to one side. There is plenty of storage space within the garage.
The villa has been extensively modernised to a very high standard and includes new double-glazed windows and patio-doors throughout and good quality internal oak doors with brass fittings and matching door surrounds. The entrance to the house is at the first floor level through a good quality oak construction front door, with glazed panels. This opens onto a small lobby with a guest cloakroom to the left and in front, a staircase in polished stone with a polished mahogany handrail, that leads to the downstairs living areas. To the right, the lobby opens onto the spacious open-plan lounge and dining areas. Huge patio doors form the outer wall of these two areas which provide fabulous panoramic views to the open countryside and distant coastline beyond.
An additional living room from the lounge forms a cosy snug with a natural log fireplace set in a tiled hearth and with built-in shelving for TV and audio equipment.
From the lounge, a door leads to the master-bedroom which is of double-aspect, bright and of a good size, with patio doors opening onto the upper terrace. Built in wardrobes provide ample storage and the en-suite bathroom, which enjoys under-floor heating, includes a dressing area with additional built-in cupboards and heated towel-rails. Twin basins are set into an attractive stone worktop and there is a huge walk-in shower. The attractive wall tiles are of good quality stone finish.
The thoughtfully designed double-aspect kitchen ensures that the stunning views from this property can still be enjoyed from the main work areas, so even the washing up can be done in style! A hob and stainless steel extractor hood are located at the centre island of the kitchen, which also ensures that the views can be enjoyed wherever possible. An extensive range of high quality modern units with polished doors in attractive Jasmine white finish include every feature for ease of storage. Work surfaces are of polished Rhodesian Red granite and compliment the units beautifully. The kitchen incorporates a full range of kitchen appliances by Miele and De Dietrich and an American style fridge-freezer by Bosch. The back door leading from the kitchen to the garden is of oak and matches the design of the front entrance door to the villa.
The terraced gardens benefit from a water irrigation system and are well-stocked with a plethora of established citrus and other fruit trees and shrubs. Pathways in granite sets provide easy access to flower beds and the other garden areas.
A further patio door leads from the kitchen to the enormous wrap-around first floor terrace which is common to the dining area, lounge and master bedroom. A balustrade of stainless steel supports with glass panel inserts ensure that the spectacular views can be enjoyed from any area of the terrace, which includes two separate eating areas with an awning providing shade outside the lounge and dining-room.
Steps outside the kitchen lead from the upper terrace to the ground floor terrace, which is entirely paved in attractive square terracotta tiles. A bar-b-que is located under a pergola, as well as a further dining area with seating currently for eight guests. An unusual and attractive feature of this area is a built-in bar, fully fitted with shelving, recessed spot-lighting above and bar stools; a splendid area for entertaining on those balmy summer nights. A large square shaped pool is located in front of the bar area and ground-floor terrace, and the surrounding balustrade is of stainless steel and glass. A shower built within railway sleepers forms an attractive and unusual feature of the pool area and at the far end of the terrace an additional pergola is currently used for planting.
Entering the open-plan ground floor section of the villa from the terrace through one of the huge patio doors, a second bar area with fridge, sink, storage cupboards, shelving and recessed spotlights provides an additional entertainment area.
To the left of the bar, a small lobby leads to a double bedroom with built in cupboards and an external door to the outside terrace. This bedroom benefits from a separate shower room with shower, toilet, basin and towel rail.
From the other side of the lobby there is access to a very large utility room, part of which is currently being used as a gymnasium by the present owners.
At the opposite end to the bar, there is an additional lounge/TV area, a library, study and access to Utopia, being the temperature controlled wine cellar, lovingly created by the present owners. Of a generous size, fully shelved, well lit and a perfect area for those who are serious about wine!
The third double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is accessed from the lounge area and includes built-in wardrobes and a large patio door onto the terrace. The bathroom has under-floor heating, twin vanity sinks built into a stone work surface, storage cupboards, a bath with shower fitting and heated towel rails.
- Faro (International), 63.2 miles
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