Pool with extensive sun bathing area
The pool area offers has ample shade provided by two large sails
Low Price – Tranquil 3 Bedroom Villa set in 20 acres of land with 2 lakes near Ourique
A modern villa with large pool set in its own valley of about 20 acres ( 8.1 hectares). Designed as a family home the villa also has potential as an investment with a high rental return. The villa was built in 2006 to a high standard all main rooms are air-conditioned. The land sweeps down from a eucalyptus plantation down to two lakes. A perfectly tranquil location just one mile from the local village of Garvao.
INSIDE THE VILLA
The large lounge ( 11.4m x 7m) is ideal for entertaining. The high ceiling (4.9m) adds to the feeling of spaciousness. In the winter the modern wood-burning fire provides cosy heat. The fire also has rear vents which are used to spred the heat to the guest suite and the main hall. Two air conditioning units provide summer comfort. Sockets provide connection to telephone and a satellite TV. Three sets of double patio doors lead to the massive partially shaded veranda.
The dining room (4.3m x 4.1m) has a patio door to the veranda and open access across a granite counter to the kitchen. Ideal to keep in touch with dining guests while preparing food.
The modern kitchen (4.5m x 4.1m) has been thoughtfully designed for maximum efficiency. The worktops are in a dark deep red-tan polished granite. Units include built-in fan oven with self-cleaning pyrolytic system built-in combination microwave oven dishwasher and a large 80 cm wide ceramic hob.
A generous 2.5m x 4.1m houses a washing machine and tumble dryer below a granite worktop with stainless steel sink. Large cupboards provide storage for cleaning equipment etc.
Master Bedroom Suite
The huge master bedroom suite (5.6m x 7.8m) includes a generously proportioned bathroom (3.1m x 4 2m). The bedroom has a 3.4m run of wardrobes. A patio door gives access onto the veranda. The bathroom has his and her sinks large bath large walk-in shower with a marble floor and a toilet and bidet.
Guest Bedroom Suite
Separate to the rest of the house with access from the main hall is the main bedroom suite. The bedroom is 4.1m x 3.6m with a long 3.4m run of fitted wardrobes. The bathroom with toilet bidet sink unit and concealed bath with shower is 3.4m x 2.5m.
Third Bedroom and Bathroom
A third bedroom (3.3m x 4.9m) again has fitted wardrobes (2.5m). It is adjacent to the third bathroom. This bathroom is not en-suite and is easily accessed from the rest of the house. The bathroom has a vanity sink unit toilet bidet concealed bath with shower and a separate walk-in shower with a a marble floor.
The main hall 2.5m x 4.1m has double glazed doors leading to the lounge. A 1.8m fiited cupboard provides storage for coats shoes etc.
A spiral staircase from the lounge gives access to considerable storage or office space.
OUTSIDE THE VILLA
The pool shape is roughly two connected circular areas. The total length is about 12 meters and the largest width is 6 meters. Integral steps in the smaller circle lead to water with a depth of about 80 cm. The depth of the larger circle is 1.8 meters. Between the two is a gradual transition. The filtered water is serviced by a salt system which offers major health benefits over the conventional chlorinated system. The pool surround is natural dressed stone.
The pool is surrounded by a large paved area giving ample space for loungers etc. Mature plants soften the area and provide privacy screening. Shade at pool side is provided by two adjacent triangular sales.
The extensive veranda (5.9m x 10.9m) offers space for entertaining seating and alfresco dining. The roof divides into three parts the centre has a solid roof offering permanent shade.
The outer parts have a wood beams loggia style cover. These have sails above for extra shade but these are easily removed if extra sun is required. The views from the veranda are stunning.
Essential for outdoor living is the BBQ The covered BBQ is 2.7 m x 2.7 m with bar and worktop areas. The BBQ has its own small seating area.
The villa is surrounded by a garden that offers colour throughout the year. The garden boasts a variety of flowers shrubs and trees. Fruiting trees include orange plum lemon nectarine fig.
The garden is designed to be low maintenance all areas of the garden are watered automatically in 8 sections. Just outside of the main garden is a productive vegetable plot. The benign climate offers a long growing season.
The property is situated in 8.1 hectares (about 20acres) of land. The land is in the form of a valley with the house in an elevated position. Looking down the valley from the veranda are two narrow lakes.
Above the house there is a designated environmental area which is mainly populated with eucalyptus trees and a smaller number of cork trees. These trees bring in a small income every ten years or so. Their main benefit is to shelter the property form the north creating a micro-climate around the valley. Other oak trees are becoming established in other areas to the land.
Two lakes at slightly different levels attract a variety of birds throughout the year. Each lake is replenished with rain water running off the valley over the winter. The upper lake fills first and over-spills to the second lake via a concealed channel.
The villa is in Beja province in the Alentejo. The nearest village is Garvão and a larger town Ourique is 12 km distant. This area of the Alentejo is noted for its slow pace of life and it is in marked contrast to the brasher tourist ridden neighbouring Algarve.
Many british dutch and german people have settled in the locality giving many opportunities for socialising if one wishes it. The Alentejo authorities have learned from the mistakes of the Algarve and further rural development has become very difficult the administration wish to keep the traditional look and feel of the countryside.
The local village of Garvão offers a range of basic shops such as a mini-market bakers pharmacy hardware store together with a post office- council office. There are a range of bars and simple country style restaurants. Just outside the village is Funcheiro railway station which offers easy links North to Lisbon or south to the Algarve.
Close by is Ourique here a greater range of shops are available. It has three banks and two small supermarkets pharmacies opticians a library cinema an so on. Most day to day requirements can be satisfied here. Small village schools are being closed an most of the surrounding children attend school in Ourique.
All room dimensions are room maximums and approximate see the floor plan and photographs for details.
All rooms have electric underfloor heating except for the utility room and inner halls.
All rooms have air-conditioning with cooling and heating modes except for the bathrooms halls and utility room.
The house is supplied with 3 phase mains electricity via an underground cable. There are no power restrictions and all areas of the house have an abundance of electricity outlets.
The water is from a private borehole and is used both domestically and for irrigation. The water in the house is filtered and softened.
The house is connected via land-line and enjoys telephone and a 12Mb-s broadband service. A good strength mobile signal is available.
Motionsensor cameras on the front and back of the house are connected to a management- storage system that permits mobile text alarms and remote viewing. All windows have shutters that can be closed for extra security