These wonderful cottages are sperated by a little courtyard but still close enough together to provide private accomodation for visiting family and friends who can enjoy the communal outdoor dining and quiet sitting areas. Set in a fenced garden in a valley location close to a typical village with an authentic community of Portuguese and international residents.
The main cottage is comprised of a grand entrance hall opening into a spacious lounge with central heating, open fire and patio doors leading to terraces. On an upper level is the open plan kitchen, dining area with lots of worktop space and traditioal wood cabinets and drawers. Again patio doors leads to the south facing cobbled courtyard and covered outdoor dining area surrounded by established gardens, trees and bourganvillea. At the side of the kitchen is a very good sized utility/ laundry room.
The main bedroom is en suite with lovely traditional tilling and bath, there are fitted wardrobes and patio doors leaving to the courtyard.
A second stone cottage is across the courtyard and has a good sized double bedroom, very nice bathroom with shower and spacious light lounge.
This property is in very good condition and has been lovingly maintained, the caned ceilings are a feature through out both cottages as are the thick walls, cobble paving and Santa Catarina floor tiles. Air conditioning is in the bedrooms and there is heating via a central heating system and stone radiators in the bathrooms.
At the top of the garden is where the salt water splash pool is located under a wooded pergola which is private, quiet and not overlooked. Further on from the pool and gardens is a large plot of rustic land, in all over 12,000m2 which could be cultivated with fruit trees.,
This is an ideal property for a couple looking for tranquility, privacy who love nature but still requires additional accomodation for visitors.
Double glazing, fly screens
Thick stone walls
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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