FOR SALE: Detached house in the middle of the beautiful mountainous area of the Algarve in south-west Portugal, near Monchique.
The house has 74m2 floor space and the total grounds measure 10.000 m2. It is surrounded by old cork-oaks and lies in the middle of the Serra de Monchique in the valley of the Perna da Negra, a brooklet bordered by evergreens.
On the first floor a living room with terrace (entrance), kitchen cum living room with a terrace behind it, a bedroom, a bathroom with bath, toilet and shower.
On the ground floor there are 2 bedrooms, which can also be used for office or storage. There is a bathroom with toilet and shower.
The house was built in 1910 and has been renovated from 2009 to 2013. The house has a seismic construction. Apart from the bathrooms – which were built later – the walls are all 50 cm thick. The roof has been insulated.
The living room has a fireplace with an air ventilation system to heat the living room and bedroom. The kitchen and bathroom have floor heating and the bedrooms on the ground floor are being prepared for central heating.
It is possible to extend the building. A street light is close to the house.
The house can be reached by car via the N266. The road to Monchique winds itself through a mountainous and woody area. The house lies about 40 km from both the south coast and the west coast (beaches) of the Algarve and 10 km north of the small Moorish village of Monchique.
It lies about 400 mtrs above sea-level.
Behind the house there is a 20m2 shed and on the premises there is another 7m2 shed.
Down in the valley there is a 1000m2 terrace besides the ever flowing brooklet, which takes its rise nearby. This area is suitable for a kitchen garden and/or for tents (with B&B).
There are facilities and a cooking corner. There are also some smaller terraces.
On the lower terrace there is a building permission for a second home, which was granted in 2010 on the present foundation of 35m2. It is also possible to extend the building. These permissions are no longer issued because the whole area from the valley to the sea is an area of natural beauty.
Water is pumped from the brooklet or from the water mine – a shaft in the rocks of about 8 metres deep, 2 metres high and ½ meter wide.
The grounds are surrounded by cork-oaks, pine trees, mimosa, fruit trees and medronho shrubs. The medronho berries can be distilled into the popular Medronho liquor (good yields).
Because there are few neighbours in the valley there is little sound pollution from traffic or dogs. The valley is very quiet with the ever rippling brooklet, many singing birds, tawny owls and crickets and more of the natural world.
The house was until recently a profitable B&B (see: www.casamonchique.com)
The house will be empty on delivery.
Asking price: 143.000 euros (104.000 pounds). Inquiries: DGA48@hotmail.com or tel. nr. 00351965759889.