Almancil, Central Algarve
Ownership Status: Offshore
Built in: n/a
825m2 Build size
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3,730m2 Plot size
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Magnificent traditional 4 bedroom Villa plus separate 2 bedroom Garden Cottage located between Loule and Almancil in the heart of the 'Golden Triangle. and only 15 mins from Faro International Airport.
Set within a 3730m2 plot with an additional 7000m2 of rustic land complete with Olive and Carob trees. This traditionally designed villa provides ease of flow, from spacious living areas to expansive terraces taking advantage of the magnificent country and coast views, offering total privacy without isolation.
A double height entrance hallway leads directly to a sizeable split level living area featuring a double sided wood burning fireplace, and gains access through double French doors to South facing terraces and a large swimming pool. At the centre of the Villa is the fully fitted kitchen with central island that leads to the dining room - also with French doors leading to a separate covered outside pergola dining area and a covered barbecue area. All 3 guest bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, built in wardrobes and french doors to terraced areas. The ground floor also consists of a guest cloakroom a fully fitted utility room, large airing/storage cupboard and underfloor heating and air-conditioning throughout.
The master bedroom suite almost totally encompasses the first floor, which includes fully fitted wardrobes, a bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower. A small landing leads to the dressing room area, with extensive closets and it is big enough to be used as a smaller 5th bedroom. Both rooms have access via French doors onto the private south facing terrace with panoramic country and sea views.
The Garden Cottage, has its own calçada driveway leading to it and features 2 double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes and 1 bathroom between. The large open plan kitchen, dining area and living area has a built-in wood burning fireplace in the corner. There are 2 outside terraces, at the front and back and include a storage cupboard and log store.
The vast plot is fully fenced and has many features in the garden. 2 sets of automatic electric gates access the Calçada driveway / courtyard leading to and around the villa. There are beautiful manicured lawns bordered with mature Mediterranean trees and established rock gardens, a putting green, vegetable and herb gardens plus orange, lemon and even pink peppercorn fruit trees. All benefitting from an automatic irrigation system using water from the borehole. There is plenty of space, with a triple garage, separate car port for 3 more cars, garden shed and covered log storage.
The extensive pool area is where you will probably spend a lot of time. The 12 x 6 metre pool (with optional heating) boasts a south facing split-level terrace with stunning views over the countryside and the Atlantic ocean is in the distance. Enhanced by a lovely water feature / fishpond, a thatched gazebo area covering the Jacuzzi and a second barbeque area, this is all complimented by extensive lighting around the pool and garden to accentuate its beauty.
This Villa really does have almost everything.
ABOUT THE AREA:
Loulé is famous throughout Portugal for hosting the biggest and most flamboyant Brazilian-style carnival each year before Easter. At carnival time the town is transformed into a mesmerising party of colour, music and dancing. The event attracts people from all over the Algarve who come to watch the processions and join in the festive atmosphere.
Loulé sits 12 km from the coastline of the 'Golden Triangle', an area which encompasses the luxury resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.
The centre of the town is steeped in history. Its thirteenth century castle is built on an area previously settled by the Romans and its main church, Igreja Matriz de S.Clemente, was built on the site of an ancient mosque and also dates back to the thirteenth century. Loulé market hall (Mercado Municipal) is a striking landmark and an excellent example of classic Moorish architecture. It re-opened in early 2007 after a long period of renovation. Browse the town’s cobbled streets and you will see how Loulé has gained a reputation as the craft capital of the Algarve. Local handicrafts include ceramics, copperware, leatherwear, embroidered linen and tableware, quilts and lace, many of which can be purchased at the colourful Saturday gypsy market.
Some perks of owning property in Loule: Faro Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away and is served by several low-cost airlines, it is traditional Algarve combined with modern living, just 10 minutes’ drive to the 'Golden Triangle' town of Almancil, easy access to excellent road and rail networks, close to world-renowned golf courses, a wide choice of local leisure activities for all ages including art galleries, swimming pools and a sports pavilion, a wealth of restaurants and bars serving international cuisine, traditional markets, numerous supermarkets, English-speaking banks, pharmacies, local health centres and other amenities. A new major retail outlet with Ikea and 110 shops, opening in 2017, is a short drive away, plenty of entertainment for the children in and around the area including Roma mini golf park in Vilamoura, Aquashow waterpark near Quarteira and the renowned Zoomarine centre in Albufeira.
If you are seeking a property in an authentic country town in the foothills of the Algarve mountains then search no further than Loulé. This town is one of the oldest in the region and is located just 18 km (11 miles) northwest of Faro.
- Air conditioning
- Reception room
- Covered dining area
- Laundry room
- Storage room
- Luxury property
- Features great views
- Sea view
- Morning sun
- Evening sun
- Orientation: South
- Near bars / restaurants
- Near school(s)
- Near shops
- Near a golf course
- Near the beach
The energy rating shows the energy efficiency of a building on a scale of A to G. The most efficient homes – which should have the lowest fuel bills – are in band A, whereas the most inefficient homes are in band G.