A traditional Portuguese farmhouse with swimming pool that has been extended and upgraded over the years.
Located in a wonderful hillside location near Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Tavira. Sitting in a lovely south facing elevated location within an established walled garden with swimming pool and far reaching coastal views.
Accommodation is on one floor and consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main entrance opens into the reception area with log burner stove and with doors leading off to the large family bathroom, one bedroom with French doors out to the rear garden and terrace, bedroom two with en suite shower room, a lounge with free standing log burner and French doors out to the terrace and the swimming pool. Off the lounge you have direct access to bedroom 3 and a fully fitted modern kitchen.
Additional to the property on a separate plot across the road you have an independent outbuilding that could be converted to a studio apartment or workshop or garage which at present retains the bore hole for both properties.
Outside the property sits in a wonderful plot with amazing views from all angles of the coastline. Fully walled and fenced to all boundaries, the gardens are well established and maintained. There is a lovely terrace area for dining and a 8m x 4m swimming pool. The main frontage has a well established fish pound with lots of mature trees giving shade. To the rear there is an additional raised terrace with stunning views across the coastline. Access to the property is directly off a tarmac road.
This property has lots to offer with benefits including: hardwood double glazed windows, bore hole, fully fenced plot, solar hot water system, air conditioning, recently renovated kitchen, log burners, beamed ceilings with insulation, sea views, Wi-Fi/internet/telephone available.
Located in the hills of Alcaria Fria, a 15 minute drive from the popular town of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo. Anyone looking for a rustic charm farmhouse set in peace and tranquillity this is the property to view.
Faro airport is a 40 minute drive, the beach is 25 minutes away and shopping 15 minutes away.
Build size: 182 square metres
Plot size: 1,783 square metres
Built: Pre 1951
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If you're looking for a slower paced sense of life while avoiding the overcrowded tourist centres, then the Eastern Algarve is for you. The long white beaches sit beside old towns with small village cafes and gelato shops, making this region one for those looking for an authentic and languid experience.
While the Eastern Algarve has the features of a cute and quaint region, it also offers stunning day trips and gorgeous resorts across the region. From visiting the Olhão Saturday market for fresh seafood and local delicacies to sunbathing on the Fuzeta beach between the Atlantic and Ria Formosa lagoon, Eastern Algarve offers a tranquil and stunning lifestyle.
The most famous resort of the Eastern Algarve region is Tavira, which is approximately 30km away from Faro airport.
A drive or taxi will take between 30-40 minutes, or you can catch a taxi to Faro train station, with a train into Tavira taking about 40 minutes. If you catch a bus from the bus station in Faro, the journey to Tavira takes about an hour.
The Eastern Algarve tends to be the warmest of the Algarve region, with summertime temperatures reaching 30°C. While temperatures continue to rise further north, Eastern Algarve remains an almost perfect summer temperature thanks to its smooth breezes along the coast.
In the wintertime there are some rainy days, however, temperatures tend to stay within the 10C to 17C range.
Fuzeta Beach – Eastern Algarve's beautiful Fuzeta beach is actually a pair of beaches, a smaller beach you can walk to and an ocean beach over the Ria Formosa by water taxi or ferry. Beautiful soft white sand can be found on both beaches, with calm waters most of the year round.
Olhão – Just under 10km from Faro City, Olhão is the largest fishing port in the Algarve that began as a small fishing settlement in the 1300s. With a charming historical centre of town and many 17th century churches and chapels, Olhão stands as an essential visit in the Eastern Algarve.
Monte Rei – One of Portugal's top golf courses, the Monte Rei is a purpose-built golf resort about 15km from Tavira. With a variety of inclusive packages for the golf fanatic, this comprehensive resort also offers leisure packages, catering to those who want to explore Eastern Algarve's beaches and cuisine.
The Eastern Algarve stands as the most authentic and traditional of the Algarve regions, offering a non-commercialised slice of Portuguese life. With lovely towns like Olhão and Tavira close by, the hub of Faro City isn't too far away if you're looking for a break from the beach.
Along with this, Eastern Algarve offers unique experiences unlike any other region within Portugal.
Eastern Algarve is home to many traditional villas and townhouses, many of them located in lovely quiet spots in the countryside. If you're looking for something closer to town, you can also find a variety of smaller houses and apartments.
Tavira offers a larger selection ranging from charming apartments to grand and luxurious villas, making the Eastern Algarve region a fantastic choice for just about anyone.
Popular areas to buy property in the Eastern Algarve include the historic town of Tavira, the fishing town of Olhão, Moncarapacho and Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo.