Charming Villa In the Perfect Countryside location Loule
€ 700,000£ 583,162$ 794,827
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Loule, Central Algarve
Ownership Status: Private
Built in: n/a
168m2 Build size
€ 4,167£ 3,471$ 4,731
/ m2 build
2,000m2 Plot size
€ 350£ 291$ 397
/ m2 plot
This Absolutely charming property is set in the heart of the Loule Countryside, with views over the hills and beyond, a true taste of the Portuguese lifestyle.
Situated overlooking the oldest windmill in the south of Portugal, which sits on land owned by the national trust.Tranquil, and mature garden with Golden Yew trees, and various fruit trees including olive, satsuma, and lemon. All 3 bedrooms are ensuite, in a rustic traditional style, with hand painted tiles. There are 2 good sized bedrooms on the ground floor, with polished traditional Santa Catarina flooring throughout.There is also a large attic area, with the potential to convert this into a fourth bedroom.
The large master bedroom, is on the top floor with en-suite and walk in wardrobes.Doors from the master lead onto a terrace with sweeping views across the hills.
The open plan kitchen, living and dining area is perfect for families and entertaining. For your convenience, there is also a utility room.The Living area features a solid oak fireplace made from one of the houses original beams. Look closer to discover a traditional hunting scene hidden within the fireplace! Perfect for dinner parties is the outdoor BBQ area, with majestic views through the typical old wrought iron gate that remains. The outside of this property is perfect for the sunny algarvean climate. It features a swimming pool, garage, and a borehole, plus plenty of seating space on the terraces. The asking price can include the furniture if desired. Although this villa is in a very peaceful location, it is still only a five minute drive from the market town of Loule, which boasts a host of shops, bars and restaurants, and is vibrant and buzzing all year around. Loule has retained its old aged charm, whilst developing into a commercial hub of the region. This is also, only a 15 minute drive to the algarves beaches, golf and the airport.
Covered dining area
Features great views
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.
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.
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