QUINTA DA FORNALHA – ID: 6166092
Property Gallery and Description
Situated in one of the most authentic and unspoilt areas of the Algarve, Quinta da Fornalha is a detached, three bedroom country house set within 0.6 acres (2500m2) of land on the edge of a small village adjacent to open countryside. This home is quiet, private and has great views. The accommodation, which is all on one level, is light, spacious and well appointed. It comprises:
• Entrance hall
• Living room with wood burning stove
• Dining room
• Kitchen with original bread oven
• Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobe
• Two further double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobe
• Family bathroom
All the rooms have traditional timber beams with sloping ceilings and the floors are tiled with local clay tiles, all of which give charm and character to the house. On the south side of the house there is a large covered terrace which can be accessed from the kitchen; ideal for al-fresco dining on warm Algarve summer evenings. The terrace offers superb views of the surrounding countryside and has retained its original features: the traditional built-in seat and the beautiful timber beams. There is also a smaller xisto paved patio accessible from the dining room. The house also benefits from a wood burning stove in the living room, full insulation, all the doors and windows are in double glazed aluminium and a solar panel which provides the hot water (with an electric booster for winter).
Outside there are two good sized storage spaces and space for parking. The land has many mature trees, such as carob, olive, orange and lemon, and all around Quinta da Fornalha there are trails making it easy to go walking or mountain biking along the valley or over the hills. Bird-watchers are also well catered for with many different types of birds to be seen.
Quinta da Fornalha is only a 15 minute drive from the town of Tavira, one of the most unspoilt and traditional towns on the Algarve coast. Tavira has many bars, cafes and restaurants, banks, shops, supermarkets, utility providers, sports facilities, schools (kindergarten, primary and secondary) and a health centre (doctors). The airport at Faro is approximately an hour's drive from the house. The house is also well situated for enjoying the various sights and activities that this part of Portugal offers, such as beaches, water sports, boating, fishing, golf, walking, horse riding, cycling and bird watching and for visiting all the nearby historical, cultural and tourist attractions.
The total floor area of the house is 200 m2 with the covered terrace being an extra 50 m2. The whole property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion and there is no upward chain.
Quinta da Fornalha is a well presented country house, ideal for nature lovers and walkers searching for peace and privacy in a rural setting but within easy reach of all the Algarve attractions. It would make a wonderful permanent home or holiday home.
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