€ 1,050,000 £ 926,778 $ 1,252,074
About the property:
Beautiful and exclusive country house just outside the historic town Silves. The property has lovely views over the countryside. The main villa is set on one level, has 3 bedrooms and an extra room which is currently used as an office but could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom. All rooms are built with style and exclusive materials. The living room is spacious with beautiful windows and a warming fireplace. The kitchen is unique and has a large fireplace, a handy pantry, space for dining table and a seating by the window. From the kitchen you reach out to a large covered terrace and the pool area. The villa is well thought out and practical for maintenance and has underfloor heating in all rooms.
Underneath the terrace and pool, there is a large self contained apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen with dining table. There are two bathrooms, a living room with fireplace and enough space for multiple guests. The living room has big sliding doors that lead to a lovely private covered terrace.
The plot area is 27.000 m2, offering plenty of space to go for a walk through the beautiful area. Within 5 minutes you reach the center of Silves and within 15 minutes you reach the south coast of the Algarve.
Extra features: tennis court with bar area, double glazing, solar panels.
About the location:
Silves is regarded as the best northern town of the Algarve and is a great opportunity to discover the "real" Portugal. Silves has a very different ambience from the coastal resort towns. It is surrounded by orange and lemon trees, sitting on the banks of the Arade River.
Silves is an historic old Moorish town and the importance of Silves lay in the fact that it was the main access to the inland areas of the Algarve because of its river location, although the river is now too silted up for large vessels to use.
Silves Castle is now the best preserved castle in the Algarve. The castle and the Cathedral beside it are the first buildings you see as you approach the town, as they sit on the hilltop above the town.
Also close by is the latest golf course belonging to the Pestana Group surrounded by typical fruit orchards and small farms.
There is also Monchique, a picturesque little village found up North, known for its handicrafts and for its natural beauty. Monchique has the highest peak of the Algarve, called Fóia, with an elevation of 902 metres.
Silves, Western Algarve
Built in: 1992
230m2 build size
€ 4,565 £ 4,029 $ 5,443 / m2 build
27,000m2 plot size
€ 39 £ 34 $ 46 / m2 plot
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