Goldra (st Barbara De Nexe), Central Algarve
Ownership Status: Private
Built in: n/a
457m2 Build size
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4,924m2 Plot size
/ m2 plot
Superb unique 4 bedroom villa on a large plot, set in the countryside between Loule and Santa Barbara, and within touching distance of the towns, beaches, golf courses and all other facilities.
The property was totally remodelled in 2004 and now provides modern features, quality materials, fixtures and fittings of a high standard including underfloor gas heating and solar panels for water heating.The plot is fully enclosed and designed not to be overlooked enjoying peace and tranquility, while boasting panoramic countryside views.
An electric gate leads up a long sweeping calcada driveway to a vast parking area with a carport and a garage. The mature landscaped front garden that you pass on the way to the villa, features synthetic grass and a golf pitch-and-putt green.
The impressive entrance hall to the villa has a video screen with intelligent cctv system and plenty of storage. A spacious open plan dining and living room area with high wooden ceilings, feature a gas fireplace and ornamental mantle piece. Patio doors lead to the U-shaped pool area with decking all around and purpose built shaded areas either side of the pool - one side for the bbq and dining, the other featuring a large hot tub and lounging area. The pool overlooks a large artificial grass-lawned garden and under the pool is a room with plenty of space - easy to convert into a games room or an extra bedroom.
Still on the ground floor is a good sized fully fitted and equipped kitchen with patio door leading to a terrace . All 4 bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes while the master also boasts a walk in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with seperate walk-in shower.
Bedrooms 2 & 3 also include en-suite bathrooms and the fourth bedroom, currently used as an office, is in close proximity to the guest bathroom.
The first floor is an impressive, well lit, open-plan loft conversion with enough space for a gymnasium with sauna and shower, lounge area and a seperate Cinema room.
Below the villa is the double garage, laundry room, cloak room and a sizeable storeage room.
Lastly, on the grounds at the front of the property, there is an annex, currently used as a work shop, which could easily be converted back into an independent studio apartment.
About the area:
Goldra is a very quiet and peaceful location, surrounded by magnificent views that really capture the essence of the mountains. It is extremely well situated near the picturesque village of Santa Bárbara de Nexe, with a variety of restaurants and small shops. Close by is the market town of Loule, which 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.
Loule 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. Loule 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 this area: 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 main home or holiday home in the foothills of the Algarve mountains then search no further!
- Air conditioning
- Reception room
- Laundry room
- Storage room
- Features great views
- Orientation: South East
- 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.