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Algarve, Tavira (Santa Maria e Santiago), Portugal

Compass Property Sales, Portugal







4,252 sq ft

395 sq m

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Total area: 7940 sqm
  • House area: 395 sqm
  • Swimming Pool
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Fireplace
  • Construction year: 1988


Located within 20 minutes walk of the prestigious blue flag beach of Barril in Santa Luzia and a 5 minute drive from the fantastic coastal town of Tavira, is this spacious 3 + 1 bedroom traditional Algarvian villa, ideal for those seeking a family oriented lifestyle close to amenities and the sea. The charming “Quinta do Caracol” villa is centrally positioned on 7,940 m2 of levelled, fenced and beautifully landscaped gardens adorned with numerous mature fruit and olive trees. Boasting a total living area of nearly 244 m2 plus an additional 151 m2 basement complete with a double sized garage, games room and ample storage spaces, the property offers many diifernet lifestyle options depending on individual family dynamics. The equally impressive exterior features a stunning 60 m2 swimming pool surrounded by lush lawn areas and a feature covered terrace – perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining - that showcases an ancient olive tree growing through its centre. Whilst some modernisation and updating will be required on the villa, this sizable property in its enviable location needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Set on either side of the meandering Rio Gilão and affectionately known as “The Venice of The Algarve”, Tavira is arguably the Algarve's most charming town. The old Roman bridge, the ruins of a hilltop castle and an astonishing 37 churches with the oldest dating back to the Middle Ages, are among many of Tavira´s historic attractions. An enticing collection of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops makes it the perfect sunny Portuguese destination or as an excellent base for exploring the Algarve’s eastern reaches. Tavira is ideal for wandering and exploring the ancient city with its many cobblestone streets, hidden green gardens and tree lined squares. There’s a small, active fishing port and a modern market with Tavira also being the launching point for the stunning, unspoilt beaches of Ilha de Tavira.

There are several great beaches near Tavira. The coast in this area is great for long seaside walks and for bathing, as its waters are warmer than anywhere else in the Algarve.

Ilha de Cabanas: This is an island in front of the town Cabanas de Tavira, with a spectacular long and narrow beach. The sand is white and the island feels like paradise. Great for long beach walks.

Ilha de Tavira (also known as Tavira Island): Is famous for being one of the best beaches near Tavira. The beach is quite sandy and the sand is almost white. Tavira Island stretches for approximately 11 kilometres and is just 3 kilometres south from the town of Tavira. There are restaurants and the beach also holds a Blue Flag, showing the quality of the beach. It is a great destination for a day trip.

Praia do Barril: Accessible on foot or by train, this beach is known for its bizarre anchor cemetery with over 100 anchors in front of the beach. The anchors were from the tuna fishing community, which disappeared when the bluefin tuna moved to other waters. The beach itself is also very big and also incredibly beautiful.

There are many top rated restaurants in Tavira. If you like food, you won’t be disappointed here. From local cuisine to fine dining, you can find it all in the area.

Praça da República, Roman bridge, Jardim do Coreto, Mercado da Ribeira, Mercado municipal, Igreja da Misericórdia, Torre de Tavira (Cámara Obscura), Castle of Tavira, Santa Maria do Castelo church, Santiago church, Science centre, Islamic Museum, Tavira d’Artes, Pego do Inferno (waterfall), Ria Formosa

Walking, bike riding, bird watching, photography, culinary courses, wine tasting, trekking, historical tours, fishing trips, boat trips, water sports, golf, tennis, swimming, skating, etc.

We are a fully licenced (AMI 17591) real estate company with a vastly experienced team that have an abundance of local knowledge, focusing on property sales predominantly in and around Tavira and the Eastern Algarve. The company was established to offer our all property buyers and sellers alike, a highly professional, friendly and approachable service ensuring a smooth and problem free sales process. Contact us or visit us now to chat in more detail about how best we can help you find the perfect property in the beautiful Algarve. The main office of Compass Property Sales, with ample parking directly outside, is located on the west side of Tavira just 300 metres from the landmark Sail Roundabout.

Algarve, Tavira (Santa Maria e Santiago), Portugal

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    19.9 miles
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Compass Property Sales, Portugal

Rua de Santo Estevao, 25A Tavira Algarve 8800-386

Compass Property Sales, Portugal

Compass Property Sales is a fully licenced (AMI 17591) and independent real estate company with the main office located in Tavira, focusing on property sales in the East and Central Algarve. The company prides itself on being able to offer both buyers and sellers alike, a highly professional, friendly and approachable service. The commitment to clients is to ensure a smooth and problem free sales process backed up by locally based, reputable and highly experienced legal professionals and trad

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