- Farm House
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property size: 110 sqm
- Land size: 6,250 sqm
- Year built: 1950
Traditional style with modern features
Good agricultural land
Easy access to property
Good transport links
Nearby health facilities
Scope for development
Good outdoor social areas
Abundant with wildlife
Orchard and Olive grove
Low running costs
Monte dos Alamos Information
garden and horticulture |local walking spots | superb natural beaches within one hour drive | nature and cycling routes are close by |
local super market | local butchers | bakery delivers| Odemira and Ourique which are equidistant and have a large choice of shops and super markets | super markets and shops within a 15 minutes drive | local cafes and restaurants | daily postal delivery
local doctors surgery | local pharmacy | local dentist
Services in the local villages and towns:
bank | post office | internet café | cash machine | post office | petrol station | garage |hardware store | local community association | library | weekly refuse collection
Just a 10 minute drive from the main-line station to Lisbon or the Algarve. Cars can be safely parked free of charge. Enjoy a day visit to Lisbon for under €30 return, or have a weekend visit and leave the car at the station.
Nearest Airports: Faro, Lisbon
international airport within 90 minutes drive. Or take it easy by train.
Rustic Farmhouse set within approx. 2 acres of arable land, which provides a good basis for a more sustainable lifestyle. The ere is easy access to the property and it is fenced and walled around the entire perimeter. The house is serviced by its own bore-hole water supply, a solar electricity system and also a very efficient domestic solar system for hot water. The property has a satellite broadband service, which is more than adequate for anyone wanting to work from home.
The local area has become a hot spot for 'permaculture' with some internationally recognised
horticultural communities within a short distance. The land has been planted with an abundance of fruit and shade trees over the last few years. The olive trees produce at least 25 litres of organic oil each year, pressed at the co-operative in the next village.
The soil is rich and fertile and has supplied the majority of vegetables and salad throughout the year for the owners. There is a raised bed area which is used all year for growing but especially during the hot and sunny months. There are two outside areas with good shaded areas for outdoor entertainment and socialising, one having an above ground pool.
The house had a completely new replacement roof structure 4 years ago, which gave the opportunity to develop the open roof space area, with access by stairs within the house. This loft living area has high quality pine floors and ceiling. Currently it is used as an open lounge and office area, with a pellet burner. This fire is rarely used because the thermal qualities of the insulation keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. There are 3 velux windows providing light and ventilation. The usage of this area could easily be converted into extra bedroom and bathroom space. The floor area is over 100 sq. metres.
The door to the rear entrance to the property is through a covered terrace area which has space for sitting and dining. This provides a superb outlook over the garden and to the distant hills. There are two installed window blinds which means this area can be used as a sheltered area all year. and meals can be enjoyed by family and friends in an outside venue.
The older part of the property, built pre 1950, is accessed by from the outside by two doors at either end of
a long central hallway, which gives access to all rooms. The house has been kept in a traditional rustic style to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. The floor is
constructed with traditional terracotta tiling.
There are two large double bedrooms with scope for a third en-suite room that could be developed in the large utility area, which the present owners use for preparation and storage of home-grown produce. This third room, as well as it having a fire place, has an unused traditional bread oven. This room could be imaginatively developed in a number of ways. It has great views over the garden.
The property has a large open plan dining kitchen with bespoke (2019) kitchen storage and work area. The scheme is a neutral grey which will go well with any kitchen design. This area has a wood fired burner which provides a cosy farmhouse feel to the space.
There is one other room on the ground floor, which is used as a day-time snug. Again with a wood burning stove.This room could become an office area, or is large enough to provide a put-me up space for visitors. This room provides access through to the large roof space stairs and has a good storage area off.
The garage is used as a tool storage / workroom area, with workbenches. Outside is a large wooden constructed barn, large enough for two cars, or a tractor and all equipment used to maintain the extensive gardens. There are two brick built store houses which also serve as storage for work / storage space.
The present owners are keen bird-watchers and have sighted well over 100 species from this terrace; including the golden oriole which visits any of the fruiting fig trees, four species of eagles, migrating vultures as well as flamingoes passing overhead to the salt-pans on the west coast. Only once did we have a great bustard fly over, though they can be found all year at the local LPN area at Castro Verde.
The garden is managed to provide a habitat for wildlife and also has a well built hen coop and bee-hives which also provide supplies for our needs. The garden produces more than is needed, but as we have learned from our Portuguese neighbours. You grow enough for yourself and enough to give away to anyone who has need.