4+1 bedroom Quinta with an annexe conversion, dating back to 1913 renovated and sympathetically retaining some original features set on 3200m2 of cultivated land, surrounded by fruit trees, countryside setting and a peaceful area set within a quiet area amongst the local Portuguese and just 7 km away from the bustling inland market town of Loule, surrounded by good quality value restaurants.
Behind electric entrance gates the house is reached by a sweeping gravel driveway adding extra privacy to the property. On entrance surrounded also by approx 60 fruit & nut trees and a large vegetable garden.The present owners retired and enjoying this pace of life.
The quinta offers a pleasing entrance to a welcoming built in bar reception area, which leads through to a bright spacious living room with built in fireplace & a lower level dining area adjacent to a small office area
This area leads through to a nice en-suite shower double bedroom. Also a shower room that has the use with a further double bedroom.
The Quinta has a wonderful spacious bright fully fitted and equipped kitchen with a`Troia´ 6 gas ring hob and oven separate spacious storage laundry room.
Access from the rear of the property leads to a terrace with an 8 x 4 m swimming pool , offering a covered BBQ eating area with built in BBQ and utilities plus a small office storage space.
The first floor has a small sweeping staircase that leads to a bright hallway landing leading to a pretty double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a full bathroom and separate shower stall adjacent to the main bedroom with access to a large sun terrace with super country views to the rolling hills surrounding.
Borehole, mains water and a cistern so plentiful access to the water to feed the fruit trees amongst those hot summer days.
Certainly a charming, warm and inviting property that you can just switch off and enjoy the harmony.
Near bars / restaurants
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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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