Impeccable Estoi countryside villa with mezzanine, garage and pool
Exceptional 2 bedroom villa (119 m2 plus covered terraces plus a full 1st floor mezzanine - offering multiple additional accommodation possibilities) located on a spacious and private plot of land, just a few minutes drive from the centre of Estoi. The immaculately presented south facing property offers open plan living with numerous windows & patio doors flooding the home with natural light. The villa comprises of an entrance hall, a living room and dining area with wood burning stove, a fully fitted and equipped country kitchen with centre isle, 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a spacious shower room. An internal staircase from the entrance hall leads to the 1st floor wooden mezzanine that offers additional and flexible accommodation that is currently comprised of a TV room, an office, a guest bedroom and the master ensuite bedroom with dressing area. Externally the property offers a double garage with separate laundry area, a large and inviting covered terrace that runs the full length of the building - perfect for entertaining, relaxing and dining, a good size swimming pool and a partly landscaped and partly wild, natural garden. Viewings are highly recommended.
The town of Estoi is approximately central between Sao Bras, Faro and Olhao....
A relaxing and slow paced town with a number of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops set amongst some stunning architecture including the impressive Estoi Palace. A double staircase leads up to an impressive facade and the interior is decorated with tiled panels, stained glass and plasterwork. Equally interesting are the gardens, laid out in French style and containing fruit trees, palm trees, fountains and a number of sculptures.
Recently restored, the palace now functions as a “pousada de charme” (charm hotel).
This village still offers a peaceful and unhurried lifestyle by the friendly local population but with an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The traditional white houses, typical of popular architecture, stand alongside more substantial buildings, with their façades decorated with tiles, ornate stonework and cast iron verandas, whose opulence goes back to São Brás de Alportel's prosperity in the years when the cork industry was booming.
The high and low points of the town's changing fortunes are thus written in the stones of its streets and squares, while such details as the baroque mortar decoration of the Passo da Paixão (Stations of the Cross) near the Episcopal Palace and the pretty flower pots in the windows add colour and interest to their story.
The Algarve’s capital has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than most resort towns. Many visitors only pass through this underrated city, which is a pity, as it makes for enjoyable exploring. It has an attractive boat marina, well-maintained public parks and plazas, and a picturesque cidade velha (old town) ringed by medieval walls. The old town's winding, cobbled pedestrian streets, squares and buildings were constructed in a melange of styles and are home to museums, churches, a bone chapel and numerous al fresco cafes, restaurants and bars.
To discover the hidden charm of Olhão visit the top of the main church tower and see the the hundreds of roof terraces - the "açoteias" -, typical of the Algarve, which create a unique urban panorama. On street level it is worth wandering through the fishermen's quarter, which stands between the quay on the Ria Formosa and the main city church. The houses here are small and white, their walls topped with bands of geometric decoration that are in effect the verandas of the roof terraces. The streets that border the Avenida da República, itself a symbol of the urban development that took place at the turn of the century, reflect a city of industrials and ship-owners who grew rich from the fish processing business and trade, displaying their wealth by decorating their homes with verandas, tiles, carved stonework and wrought iron.
Any tour of Olhão should end among the refreshing gardens and open air cafés to be found along the long quayside. It is also worth a visit to the colourful atmosphere of the market, where the stands sell fish straight from the sea, fresh vegetables and sweet fruit from nearby farms.
No visit to Olhao should take place without a trip to the islands of Armona and Culatra via ferry or private water taxi and which can also provide an opportunity to take a trip along the Ria and visit many different quiet and attractive beaches.
COMPASS PROPERTY SALES
We are a fully licenced (AMI 17591) real estate company with a vastly experienced team that have an abundance of local knowledge, focusing on property sales predominantly in and around Tavira and the Eastern Algarve. The company was established to offer all our property buyers and sellers alike, a highly professional, friendly and approachable service ensuring a smooth and problem free sales process. Contact us or visit us now to chat in more detail about how best we can help you find the perfect property in the beautiful Algarve. The main office of Compass Property Sales, with ample parking directly outside, is located on the west side of Tavira just 300 metres from the landmark Sail Roundabout.
Under floor heating
Proximity: Shopping, Restaurants, City
Built year: 2017
Views: Countryside views, Golf views
Fully fenced / walled
Energetic certification: B