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Loule, Central Algarve
Ownership Status: Private
Built in: 1995
700m2 Build size
/ m2 build
11,250m2 Plot size
/ m2 plot
This is an absolutely magnificent property situated in a totally secluded area with spectacular views across country to the sea. Whilst in a very private area, it is just minutes drive from the bustling market town of Loule.
The villa was built in the mid '90's but was extensively refurbished last year. It has also just been redecorated inside to a pristine condition. Approached up a long sweeping driveway accessed via electric gates, there is ample parking for several cars. The grounds of over 11,000 m2 are all beautifully landscaped with palm trees, an orchard stocked with fruit trees, a cactus garden, a dedicated rose garden, boules court, tennis court, football, volleyball and basketball pitch, a large fish pond stocked with huge koi carp, a waterfall and a play area with wendy cottage, swings and slide. The garden also benefits from a photovoltaic unit generating an average of €300 electricity a month, solar panel array for hot water and central heating.
On the ground floor, there are two very large light and airy bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one en-suite with patio doors to the gardens. Next door the bathroom is decorated with a fabulous Moroccan style canopy. The spacious imposing hallway leads in to a comfy dining area adjacent to the kitchen. The lounge has six full length windows allowing maximum opportunity to enjoy those views. There is also a home cinema/TV and games room with feature fireplace.
The fully fitted light oak kitchen with high end appliances and marble worktops has a separate utility room next door.
Upstairs, there is a master bedroom suite with a separate massive dressing room and ensuite with Jacuzzi bath. This room opens out onto a huge terrace. There are also two further bedrooms here all with spectacular views.
The villa benefits from a lower ground floor with laundry room, gym, family area with pool table, wine cellar, sauna and store room. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite walk in shower/wc - perfect for an au pair or staff.
Outside there are numerous terraces with covered seating area. Quality, unique ornaments and statues surround the large pool which is dominated by those sea views.
This villa would make an ideal family home or holiday home and it must be seen to be fully appreciated.
The area of Loule
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
- Underground Parking
- Reception room
- Covered dining area
- Kids play area
- Laundry room
- Storage room
- Luxury property
- Features great views
- Sea view
- Morning sun
- Evening sun
- Orientation: South facing
- 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.