“CASA DAS SOBREIRAS” – can be easily described using just one word … “UNIQUE”. Located close to Almancil and all the local facilities yet sits on an elevated plot surrounded by the calmness of pine trees and orange groves. The first thing you will notice about “Casa das Sobreiras” is the attention to detail that has gone into the REFURBISHMENT – Top End Quality.
The IMPRESSIVE Villa sits on the highest part of a LARGE plot (7827m2) with a calçada driveway approach to the main house. The current garden works are mid project which when finished will include a large 2-tiered natural pond. The landscaping will be Mediterranean and a full professional plan is available for inspection. There is a licensed borehole which makes for economical irrigation and running of the property.
On approach to the VILLA there is a full working entertaining kitchen / studio to the left with smoking oven, pizza oven, internal BBQ and professional catering facilities. There are also 2 large covered garages able to contain 5 or 6 cars complete with automatic shutter doors.
On entering the Villa, you will immediately be greeted with a historical impression. The owner has rescued and restored historic Roman style arches, dated as far back as the 14th century, made of Portuguese stone and these surrounds are on all the doorways. The current owner has made other excellent additions, such as installing wide glass entrances into the living room area which moves directly out to the pool area. It provides a BRIGHT & SPACIOUS feel throughout the property.
There is a guest loo with modern fittings just by the front door. QUALITY fittings with a lot of thought has gone into this wonderful home.
To the left just off the hall there is a very IMPRESSIVE kitchen. All of the appliances are AEG Professional standard - double ovens, steam oven, industrial oven, microwave, wine cooler, etc…. There is an extra-large electric hob with automatic built in extractor which lifts from the granite island. The island also has an overlap which means it can also be used as a breakfast counter and offers built in plate warmers. Other features include the highest tech, programmable built in twin oven and steam oven, microwave and coffee making machine, extra-large catering oven, along with an instant boiling water tap, fresh filtered water tap, ice machine and double fridge freezer with wine cooler. Just off the kitchen there is a large UTILITY room with industrial washing machine, tumble dryer, linen press and plenty of storage space. There is direct access back out into the main hall or direct into the side garden. The kitchen leads directly to the open plan living / dining / snug area. There is a perfect flow to this VILLA.
All 3 main living sections have direct access to the covered poolside terrace. So much LIGHT comes inside but yet due to the age of the property it stays cool on the hot Summer Algarvean days. There are slight room dividers for each section with another stone surround breaking the formal living space from the dining room. The same floor stone runs throughout the ground floor. In the LIVING ROOM, there is an extremely impressive OPEN fire place. There is also a side piano area and at the other end of the room and a TV snug area which has its own glass fronted Fogo Montana stove, in addition to large glass doors opening out towards the front garden area. Watch the beautiful sunsets from the comfort of your dining or living room. This VILLA is ideal for relaxed living for all the family.
As you head directly out to the TERRACE and outside entertaining area, there is a large 7 meter by 14 meter solar & electric heated pool perfect for your morning swim or relaxing in the afternoon. A very private area, free from view of any neighbours. At one end there is a covered entertaining area complete with pool bar / kitchen / BBQ and hammocks. So much space for everyone to enjoy. The finish again is to a high standard. You can dine in the entertainment area or under the covered terrace which is slightly elevated from the pool and enjoy memorable sunsets. The living, dining areas along with dining terrace and pool area face South West, giving evening sun and warmth all year round.
There are 5 Bedrooms / 4 bathrooms and 1 WC in CASA DAS SOBREIRAS :
There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor: Bedroom 1 – a very spacious and bright double room with countryside views across to the mountain with en-suite. Bedroom 2 – another large and bright double room with en-suite. Then you arrive at Bedroom 3: The Master Bedroom – approaching through a long wardrobe dressing area. Immediately your eye is drawn to such a bright & spacious space with stunning views across the countryside and towards a distant sea view. There is a large bathroom with free standing bath & separate double shower with patio doors leading to a large private sun terrace. Access to this sun terrace is also available through the Master Bedroom. The terrace has been tastefully finished in traditional style Portuguese tiles. Another example of a quality finish.
On the ground floor, there is 4th bedroom with 4 poster bed and a view of the garden and pond, offering a very modern and luxurious en-suite. There is a 5th bedroom which is currently laid out as an office / study.
There is great potential to incorporate the lower ground area of the villa into the main house. This is currently used as storage space but there is a natural access point in the hall area which would mean this could be further developed into games area / cinema / gym / wine cellar or additional living space, as it would have its own internal access point.
It is rare to find such a spacious property with ample grounds so close to the Luxury resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, yet not being based inside the resort, giving great privacy. Casa das Sobreiras used to have equestrian facilities within the grounds, including stables and paddock as well as another small property in the corner of the land. The current owner has since removed these to make space for the exotic landscaping that is underway.
The current owner has installed EXTRA High Speed Broadband, enabling working from home.
THIS PROPERTY IS NOT BEING SOLD FURNISHED, but could be negotiable.
The property also offers exceptional ROI in the Luxury Villa rental market, should this be of interest.
2 Beretta Solar Panels - heating water for the property and swimming pool
Under floor Heating Throughout ground floor, master bedroom and 1st floor bedroom en-suite bathrooms.
Hot / Cold Air Con System in rooms
Deducted internet feeds and Fixed IP lines
We highly RECOMMEND viewing this unique property in order for you to get a feel for the quality and peaceful feel of the surroundings. Only by viewing the property will you truly be able to appreciate what makes this residence special.
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