A beautifully presented, single storey 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villa with a separate 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom annex, with a beautiful stone walled swimming pool, jacuzzi, swim up bar and a 5-hole mini golf green. The property is ideally located between the popular towns of São Bras de Alportel and Loule.
The property has spacious, bright and airy accommodation, which is laid out on one floor comprising, hallway with glass doors straight ahead into the large L-shaped open plan lounge/dining room with fireplace, feature coved ceiling and three sets of double patio doors that lead onto the veranda and swimming pool. From the entrance hallway (right) there is a double bedroom with air conditioning and an en suite bathroom featuring a power shower and underfloor heating. Directly down the hallway there is a modern fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar and a large feature glass window, which overlooks the gardens, providing beautiful countryside views. There are Electrolux integrated appliances, including a full-length drinks fridge and separate utility area. Doors lead to the dining room with direct access to the veranda, which overlooks the swimming pool beyond.
From the entrance hallway (left) there are 3 further bedrooms, the master bedroom has air conditioning, fitted wardrobes, en suite with power shower and underfloor heating and double doors, which lead to the veranda and swimming pool. Bedroom 3 has double aspect windows, overlooking the gardens, and air conditioning and bedroom 4 has a double window aspect over the garden, wardrobes and air conditioning. A bathroom between bedrooms 3 and 4 features a power shower and underfloor heating. A further family bathroom can be found containing a jacuzzi bath.
The covered veranda has a wood beam ceiling and white picket fence, which stretches along the entire length of the villa and leads to the swimming pool.
The self-contained annex also houses an outside shower for those using the pool. The annex comprises of a fitted kitchen with windows over the garden and a bedroom with windows over the swimming pool and bathroom with power shower and underfloor heating.
The property is located at the end of a quiet road, equidistant to Sao Bras de Alportel and Loule. It is fenced and has walled gardens, which look over the lovely countryside.
Electric wooden gates with video camera, open onto the property and at the end of the driveway is parking for several cars and there is a separate annex with wood beamed ceiling and clear roller blinds that currently houses a gym or can be used for further entertaining. There are separate units housing the gas bottles and pool pumps, as well as a cistern and available borehole.
It has a stunning stone walled jacuzzi and large swimming pool with swim up bar, that has its own entrance and automatic shutters. This is the crowning glory of the villa. The swimming pool also has a retractable solar blanket. In addition, the substantial gardens feature a five-hole, four tee golf green which would provide hours of fun and essential practice for the keen golfer.
In excellent order, the property has been thoughtfully renovated throughout offering every amenity a family or holidaymaker would require. This property ticks all the boxes for a lovely family home or a desirable holiday rental.
Sao Bras de Alportel is a mix of old and new, with typical, low white Algarvean houses amongst the slightly dusty, grander merchant houses from its wealthy past. The area near the church is the older part of town and typically Algarvean with narrow, cobbled streets criss-crossing each other and small shops and cafes in between the houses. As you move further away from the church the streets widen and modern apartments take the place of the older white washed houses. There are lots of shops and supermarkets, banks, restaurants, cafes - everything you need in fact!
Broadband is widely available in Portugal and is known as 'banda larga'. It is considered to function better than broadband services in the UK due to the fact that Portugal was one of the last countries to embrace broadband technology and thus has a system with newer design and technology. There are several service providers offering ADSL, fibre and wireless services in Portugal to the residential and the professional markets.
Build size: 318 square metres
Plot size: 6,400 square metres
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An eclectic mix of world famous luxury resorts and traditional Portuguese towns, central Algarve remains the heart of the Algarve region with beautiful beaches and coastlines.
Central Algarve is home to the "Golden Triangle", a prestigious area between Faro and Albufeira, host to three world famous holiday and golf resorts: Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura. These three resorts have cemented the Algarve's reputation as one of the best golf destinations in the world. Just as popular is the beach resort of Albufeira, which features vibrant wildlife and several gorgeous beaches.
Not just resorts and tourism, central Algarve is also home to traditional towns like Sao Bras de Alportel and Loule, which are popular with British ex pats. Just as beautiful is the Ria Formosa National Park, a natural reserve that extends from Faro to Tavira.
With a variety of well-developed resorts, central Algarve still retains its natural beauty and authentic splendour all across the region.
The beauty of the central Algarve region is in its accessibility from the Faro airport, with many of the main resorts and towns all within a 30-minute drive from Faro airport, one of the reasons the central Algarve is popular with families.
To reach Faro city from the airport it's a 10-15 minute drive or taxi ride, with the rest of the Algarve region opening up once you've arrived at Faro City's bus or train stations.
Receiving more sun each year than California, central Algarve is a hotbed for beach lovers, especially in the summertime. With fairly low wind speed compared to the western Algarve region, the summers in central Algarve are long and dry, with up to twelve hours of sunshine a day.
As for the winter months, temperatures sit at around 11°C to 18°C, making for a fairly warm winter season. The shorter days and increased rainfall will bring less sunlight, however, there are days in which temperatures reach as high as 20°C in the sunlight.
Ria Formosa National Park – It's no surprise that this national reserve was recently elected one of Portugal's seven natural wonders, with its spectacular coastal lagoons and wetlands making it a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. From guided walks to kayak trips through the lagoon, this national reserve has something for everyone.
Faro - The capital of the Algarve, Faro stands as a picturesque beach town which offers a brimming nightlife and historic Portuguese sights and architecture. From the well-preserved "Old City" and its cobblestone streets to the Faro Jewish Heritage Centre, you've got plenty of history to look at throughout the city. The multiple kilometre long Praia de Faro beach offers room for anyone to set a towel down and relax in the sun as well.
Central Algarve is the heart of the Southern Portuguese coast and is one of the most sought-after European tourist destinations. With a stunning national park and beautiful beaches just within a few kilometres of Faro, central Algarve is also home to a variety of small Portuguese towns if you're looking for an authentic Portuguese experience.
Since central Algarve is the hub of the Algarve you'll find a large range of available types of homes and property. From plots of land and luxury villas along the coastline to villas and apartments within the beach towns and fishing villages, Central Algarve is full of options. You'll also find a variety of fabulous villas and houses spacious enough for families and close to the many golf resorts, catering for families and golf lovers alike.
Some of the most popular places to live in Central Algarve include Vilamoura, Sao Bras de Alportel, Vale do Lobo and the prestigious Quinta do Lagos.