Lovely Traditional 2+3 bed Villa with Countryside Views
Property type: Villa
Fully equipped kitchen
FANTASTIC SPACIOUS 5 BED VILLA on the outskirts of ALTE. Set within its own plot & includes 2 FULLY FITTED KITCHENS, ROOF TERRACE, outdoor shower room, GARDEN with beautiful COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS yet WALKING distance into TOWN. Ideal for RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES or large FAMILY HOME. 20 mins to BEACHES
This SPACIOUS PROPERTY is rare to find on the market, offering diverse options for either RENTAL OR LIVING OPPORTUNITIES. The property is set within its own grounds and off a quiet lane, with double IRON GATES giving direct and secure access. There are two entrances into the property, which could give separate access´s if the property was to be divided up. To the right as you enter the property, you are instantly greeted with the large hallway and HIGH CEILINGS, giving plenty of natural light and allowing for good air circulation. The lovely LIVING ROOM has a FEATURE FIREPLACE, ideal for cozy winter nights and the window looks out over the garden and beautiful views. To the left the room is currently used as a DOUBLE BEDROOM but could be changed for individual needs. Carrying on up the hallway there is a further room to the left which again could be used as a DINING ROOM or a further bedroom. To the left you enter into the first FULLY FITTED KITCHEN. This part of the property has a more TRADITIONAL feel to it, with Portuguese floor tiles and features.
The second entrance into the property, leads directly into the second FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, with MARBLE FLOOR, LOG BURNER and has plenty of natural light leading out directly into the garden. There are a further 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS and a very well decorated FAMILY BATHROOM with WALK IN SHOWER, WC & sink unit. There is also a separate UTILITY ROOM which currently has a washing machine and tumble dryer installed. The hallway has access to the FIRST FLOOR currently with loft ladder, which currently is split up into 3 rooms, 1 with LARGE WINDOWS, giving fantastic views and access through a small door to the 10m2 ROOF TERRACE. The terrace gives views as far as LOULE and ALBUFEIRA and you can also see the town of Benafim including the VERY PRETTY CHURCH. Ideal access would be to fit stairs from the outside of the property leading directly up to the roof terrace. This part of the property is incomplete although the walls have been plastered but it is an area that you could put your own stamp on and turn into either further living rooms or an office.
To the outside there is a good sized SOUTH FACING PRETTY LOW MAINTENACE GARDEN with fruit trees, decorative seating areas and plenty of room to install a POOL. There is another BATHROOM which includes a WC, SHOWER and sink unit and further OUTBUILDINGS to include a working BREAD OVEN and WORKSHOP. There is a CAR PORT and further car parking area which is out of the way from the garden. Adjoining the house is a frame ready to be used for turning into a SHADED PERGOLA area and the whole property is surrounded by BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS. This property is your ideal PLACE IN THE SUN with PRIVACY and yet not being isolated from the community.
Located in the town of BENAFIM, which is 3km from ALTE & 15km from MESSINES, the property is a 500m WALK into the town, where there are numerous amenities to include a HEALTH CENTER, BARS, RESTAURANTS, SUPERMARKET, PHARMACY, PETROL STATION, AMBULANCE STATION and HAIRDRESSERS, to name just a few. LOULE town is 20 minutes drive away and you can get to FARO AIRPORT within 35 minutes. The BEACHES of VILAMOURA, ALBUFEIRA and QUARTEIRA are only 25 minutes by car. The perfect mix of tranquility and peace, yet in a great central location for all amenities.
Alte is a delightful village situated north of Albufeira on the N124. It is a typical, Algarve village of whitewashed houses with lattice work, handcrafted chimneys and narrow, cobbled streets nestling in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão. The church is at the centre of the village, and there are numerous little cafes in the surrounding area, to relax at and soak up the tranquility of the village. In February, Alte along with most towns and villages in the Algarve, has a carnival. At the eastern end of Alte, past the school, are the springs (fontes) for which Alte is well known. The area around Fonte Pequena (little spring) is picturesque…a bridge across the stream, the beginning of a series of waterfalls as the water flows down the hillside, a grassy area on the banks ideal for picnicking and ducks making the most of the waters and the sunshine. There is a pretty, paved, garden area in front of the ‘Fonte Pequena Inn’ dedicated to Alte’s famous poet, Cândido Guerreiro..there are tiled plaques on the wall with some of the poet’s works on.
Messines (about 10 minutes from Alte) has got a good selection of shops; a rather attractive Church in the centre originating from the 16th century and is a good place for a stroll.