Located in the scenic Algarvian countryside, within 5 mns drive from Loule and 20 mns drive from the prestigious golf resorts and pristine beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, this unique and lovely home has won the best architecture prize awarded in 2013 by the Loule municipality. The property is set on a quiet and private 9.500 sqm plot, illustrative of a picturesque Mediterranean atmosphere with emblematic native trees such as carob, almond, olive and cypress trees. The house is surrounded by various outdoor living spaces, where one can enjoy the lazy hot days of summer in garden chairs or in sun loungers, relaxing under the sun near the swimming-pool or under the protection of magnificent old carob trees, with serene views to a zen threshing floor and to a pond with nenuphars, complemented by a peaceful symphony of singing cicadas and frogs. The property comprises a historic farmhouse dated from 1820 that was fully renovated into a guest-house with 3 bedrooms, a kitchenette and a dining / sitting area. The renovation was carried out meticulously to ensure the preservation of the character and charm not only of its traditional fa?ades and roof terrace but also of its interiors through the use of traditional materials such as the Santa Catarina terracotta tiles - while still offering all the comfort of our modern times with a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms. An architectural contrast was created by adding a contiguous modern structure to enlarge the renovated farmhouse. This modern structure, in an L-shape, is an independent home with an open-plan kitchen and dining area, complemented by a sitting area with surrounding views to the swimming pool and to the gorgeous gravel garden with carob trees and ponds. The second segment of the L-shape includes three bedrooms with large windows, all facing the swimming pool, the lawn and the ever-present Mediterranean gardens. The unique and special character of this property is undoubtedly worth a viewing.
Energy certificate class C.