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Luxury country villa with stunning panoramic mountain views.

In São Marcos da Serra, Silves

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  • 3
  • 3
  • 145 m2
475.000 €

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Villa for sale in São Marcos da Serra

Perfectly nestled inside seven hectares of Algarve’s beautiful mountains, in the historic village of Vale Madeiros, and upholding the authentic charm and architecture of the region is this luxury renovation.

The property is approached by a gated entrance with intercom system to the main house. A 300m cypress tree lined drive leads to the property which sits in mature gardens on a small hill with panoramic, 360 degree, uninterrupted views to the lush countryside and hills of Monchique in the distance.

Inside the property the main lounge is accessed via an arch and features a large convector wood burning stove and fireplace. Double pane windows with la large marble window seat and high ceilings. An open plan dining room with sliding doors to the kitchen also offers views towards the courtyard.

The large oak fitted kitchen has plenty of space for a dishwasher, gas hob and eye level self cleaning oven with cool larder under, and there is also space for a large fridge freezer. A separate internal barbeque area with external chimney allows for year round grilling. For drinking water there is a water purification system installed. Dual pane windows to courtyard and large door to rear offering open views to Monchique. A breakfast bar and also a small sitting area make for lovely spots for morning coffee.

Just off the kitchen is a fully tiled laundry room with fully fitted units, washing basin, space for washing machine and facilities for ironing and drying, with a window to the rear of the property. A separate boot room/cloakroom with external window with hanging for coats with shelving above is also found here.

This villa comprises of three double sized bedrooms, two of which are en-suite and one is currently used as a study. The main bedroom offers a light and airy large room with high ceilings and internal fireplace, along with two radiators and a separate arch leading to an ample walk-in wardrobe. Adjoining is a large en-suite bathroom with hydrotherapy Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, double vanity basins with marble tops, bidet and WC. The bathroom is fully tiled from floor to ceiling with a window overlooking the countryside. The inner courtyard and pool are directly accessible via private and connecting door.

A long hallway with arched windows and double doors fill it with natural light and lead to the courtyard. There is also a WC and wash hand basin situated off the hallway and large storage area to the tiled roof space over one side of the house.

The second bedroom features a window overlooking the countryside. It has a fully tiled en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, WC and marble top vanity unit. It is equipped with a radiator for those rare chilly days and has further storage for laundry or linen to one end of the bathroom.

Bedroom three is currently used as a study and offers a large fireplace with convector wood burning stove and radiator, it also has a double arched windows - a perfect spot to cuddle up on winter evenings!

The villa is equipped with an oil fired combination boiler situated outside the house, which provides instant hot water and central heating when required. And further supported with an electric under-floor heating system which is zoned to allow different areas to be heated when required.

Ceilings are all in chestnut and all wooden doors, windows, shutters, door surrounds are in oak. Windows are double glazed and window sills internal and external are in grey marble. All floors are in handmade Santa Caterina tiles.

The property also benefits from a double water filtration system. One set of filters are located by the wells, the second filtration system is in the pump room below the cisterna which also houses the house pump, pressure system for guaranteed water pressure and main pump for the three zone fully automatic irrigation system. There is also a large water softening system. There are several water taps surrounding the house and gardens. The pump room for the pool is accessed via the driveway with secure storage space.

Multiple sitting gardens throughout the property provide for lounging or quiet contemplation surrounded by nature. A large back terrace, also laid with Santa Caterina tiles, is where a shady pergola can be found offering cool comfort by day and lovely evenings dining al-fresco. Steps away is the glass tiled pool providing a cooling dip to the summer's heat.  

With seven hectares of land this property is a haven for wildlife including deer, hare, wild duck and a wide variation of bird species. If you enjoy having land with edibles or you have a green thumb there is plenty of both. Orange, lemon, fig, pear, grape, plum trees can be found on the land, as well as cork and oak. Pepper and olive trees are within the gardens surrounding the property.

The property plot also has its own spring fed water supply, four wells, a large cisterna. It benefits from a computerised photovoltaic system which is situated in its own bespoke building some 200 metres away from the property. An American system which guarantees electricity to the property 365 days of the year, is fully serviced, requires little maintenance and negates the need for electricity bills. The build quality and energy system allow the  property to benefit from a rare A+ energy certificate. Aside from being luxurious and beautifully renovated to the last detail, ample parking is available for ten vehicles - just in case you want to entertain. You’ll want to entertain...

Privacy and seclusion can be enjoyed on this property and yet it is less than 5 minutes from the IC1. The village of São Marcos da Serra is 6 minutes away with shops, doctors, restaurants, post office and village life. For a larger supermarket, Messines is just 15 minutes away and the beaches of the Algarve are 35 minutes by car. Faro airport is a 40 minute drive.

The property has recently been redecorated to a high standard including all external walls, windows, chimneys and roof. Pool pump and filtration system are newly fitted - June 2018. Water system and central heating system are fully serviced with documentation supplied. 

A beautiful renovation that has updated the property yet kept its traditional appeal while remaining low maintenance. Here are all the makings for cool summer living and cozy warm winters. Whether a permanent home, lock and leave holiday home or possibly even a holiday rental. 

4G high speed internet can be accessed inside and outside the property.

Some furniture and fittings may be available with the property under separate negotiation.


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 1. Over 300 days of sunshine per year
 2. International airport with cheap & easy flights to the UK & Ireland - Over 90 a day in high season
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Property Details

  • Reference IDH30763
  • Type Villa
  • Certification A
  • Bedroom(s) 3
  • Bathroom(s) 3
  • House area 145 m2
  • Land area 43000 m2
  • Zone São Marcos da Serra
  • Region Faro
  • Features:
  • Under floor heating
  • Double Glazed Windows
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • Premium Fixtures
  • Wood Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Additional Storage
  • Laundry Room
  • Central Heating
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Photovoltaic Power System
  • Premium Finishings
  • Solid Wood Fitted Kitchen
  • Solid Wood Internal Shutters
  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Pergola
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Mountain View
  • Automatic Irrigation System
  • Lounging Gardens
  • Intercom Gated Entrance
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Traditional Architecture
  • Near Beach
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Hospital/Medical
  • Near Schools
  • Private Parking
  • Uninterrupted views
  • Immaculately presented