Villa for Sale in Monchique | Ref: PPM533-V

Villa for Sale in Monchique

ref: PPM533-V
€ 1 150 000
  • 5 Bedroom(s)
  • 6 Bathroom(s)
  • Area 290 m2

Property description

Stunning 5 bedroom villa in Foia - Monchique

Nestled in the hillside at approximately 777m altitude, just below the Algarves highest peak of Foia, Casa dos Arcos is the epitome of the regions rural retreats, offering serene surroundings and absolutely breath-taking views of the valleys all the way to the coast. Shielded from the prevalent west winds by a hillside outcrop, the covered and open terraces surrounding this property offer a multitude of little retreats as well as spacious dining and lounging areas. From the chairs in the upper orchard filled with a multitude of fruit trees, past the lawned BBQ area down to the lower decks and pool terrace, it is easy to find somewhere to rest and relax with a good book or a glass of wine. The main living area as well as the bedrooms all offer direct access to the covered walkway along the south of the villa, so waking up and taking in the stunning views with some fresh mountain air is as easy as pulling back the curtain.

Built in the regions abundant granite rock, this property has a unique feature of remaining cool throughout the summer months without the need for air conditioning and the underfloor heating and log burning stove ensure that the winter is also a comfortable time of year for residents. The six designated bedrooms in the main house are not all set up for sleeping at present, but they all have wardrobes and a cloak- or bathroom, five of which en suite, with the fittings required to convert them in to shower rooms if needed. The living and dining areas are adjacent to the main terrace and can be served through a service hatch from the kitchen. The kitchen itself is a traditional grandmothers kitchen (Cozinha da Avó) with a large gas hob with 5 burners and an additional electric hob with two rings and a multitude of additional equipment. Two doors lead off into a pantry and a laundry room with access to a courtyard, where the washing can be dried.

Located this close to one of the regions most famous aquifers, the house has a number of natural water fountains providing a steady stream of Monchique water to supply the house, garden, pool and, as the water is potable, also drinking water. Past the gated entrance, the driveway and walls are all made out of granite blocks and cobbles which glisten in the sunlight as you descend towards the main entrance. As the plot is quite sizeable and cleared of all large vegetation up to the boundary, there is also a separate visitor parking on the upper level which leads via a stair to a side gate just adjacent to the carport. Hidden behind a wrought iron gate on the opposite side of the courtyard, is a small natural cave that descends about 15m into the hillside, offering ideal dark, humid space with a constant temperature to store a wine collection. Leading off the driveway along the north side of the house is the path to the front door and a small adjacent seating area shielded from all sides and equipped with a water fountain splashing fresh water serenely into a granite basin. Just to the side of the house is another small kitchen to serve this space with drinks and snacks without having to resort to using the main kitchen.

The quality of life offered by Casa dos Arcos cannot be understated and the size, equipment and configuration of the house lends itself to conversions for a local lodging or even a BnB, all of which a solid investment into the growing market of the Algarves fascinating interior.

Distances (approx.):

Monchique: 3.5 kms
Beach: 25 kms
Shopping: 3.5 kms
Airport: 70 kms - REF: PPM533-V;

Property features

    • Pool
    • Terrace
    • Built year: 1987
    • Garden
    • Security alarm
    • Energetic certification: Villa for Sale in Monchique | Ref: PPM533-V

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