This very large elegant period 4-bedroom property totally renovated. Located in the centre of Castro Verde just 40 minutes from the Algarve and 1 hour from Faro airport. Retaining many old features incorporated modern facilities providing luxury, a great location with a feeling of spaciousness and very good rental potential.
Located within the quiet picturesque cobbles streets of Castro Verde with public gardens to the front of this property. All new plumbing drainage electrics and modern fixtures and fittings it retains the original sweeping chestnut staircase feature sky-light set high within the main staircase and other period features. Restored period internal double doors throughout and fitted with superior quality new double-glazed windows and external doors with shutters. The villa has large open rooms with high ceilings exactly what you would expect of a large period town house. The lower level offers a large open lounge with sweeping staircase a light and bright study large cloakroom dining room sun room adjacent to the spacious modern kitchen.
Totally new kitchen with fitted integrated appliances: Oven oven-microwave large fridge and freezer dishwasher electric hob and extractor. The original three bowl marble sink was refurbished and reinstalled. All are as new.
4 Large Double Bedrooms
The property has four double bedrooms two of which share family bathroom, two bedrooms have large en-suite facilities. The open and spacious master bedroom has sliding double doors leading to a feature en-suite with a central free-standing bath. Three of the bedrooms have balconies.
The property has an original staff staircase at the back of the property from the upper level leading directly to the kitchen.
Wine Cellars/Basement rooms
Four large rooms (Caves in Portuguese) or basement rooms below the property with electric and water providing the potential for further development projects. This basement area also has access from its own small courtyard directly onto a side street and could be used completely independently from the villa.
There are several balconies on the upper level directly from the bedrooms. On the lower level access from the rear sun room provides entry to the largest open elevated terrace this currently has a covered kitchen area. Due to its very large terrace there are possibilities such as a terrace garden, pergola structures, outside dining area or even a Jacuzzi. Side access via a lower courtyard with off road parking to the rear.
Heating Water and Flooring
Central heating is run by an oil fuelled boiler: this system manages both the underfloor heating on the lower level and radiators on the upper level.
The hot tap water is heated naturally by large solar panels located on the roof and backed up by mains electric.
Due to its central location the property has mains power supply and mains drainage.
The flooring consists of large square cream ceramic floor tiles on the lower level and oak finished laminated floor on the upper level both provides a modern clean cool look and feel throughout.
The property is partly furnished in the lounge study dining room and sunroom.
Just a two-minute walk takes you into the town’s central streets with shops supermarkets bars and restaurants. Castro Verde is located within the centre of the lower Alentejo region and hosts festivals and markets throughout the year. One hour from the west or south coast forty minutes from the Algarve. One hour from Faro airport and one and half hours from Lisbon airport.
The town has a health centre with A and E (accident and emergency) plus a 24hr pharmacy. A large open-air market is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month. The town has boutiques hardware and household shops. There is a post office several banks with cash points children’s play park public library night club public swimming pools and tennis courts along with a spa offering various therapies and treatments. The town has a coach station several petrol stations a cinema-theatre several churches a cultural centre tourist office and a museum. With all these amenities Castro Verde still maintains all the Portuguese culture architecture and traditions of a beautiful historical town.
Agriculture and mining have been the mainstay of this region. The plains became a vast area for grain production and cattle-sheep grazing. Mining dates back hundreds of years with an abundant source of minerals including gold silver copper tin lead and iron. The richness and abundance of these combined ‘base economies’ grew to such an extent that Castro Verde became a regional centre of commerce and thus a crossroad of cultures within the Mediterranean area.
There are several excellent vineyards within a 20-minute drive. Heritage sites like Evora and historical towns such a Mertola Marvao and Serpa are all within easy reach by car. With stunning landscape and nature there are many outdoor pursuits and a very popular area for birdwatching artists and photographers.
North • 90 minutes north is Lisboa the capital city of Portugal
East • 60 minutes east is the beautiful Spanish border
South • 40 minutes south lies the popular Algarve Region
West • 40 minutes west lies the unspoilt Atlantic coast line