Imagine walking through a beautiful living room, sliding open the patio doors and stepping into a sun-soaked garden fringed with fruit trees.
Are you there? Now, envisage a table on the patio groaning with plates of fresh fish, vegetables you picked from the garden and refreshingly ripe fruit you bought at the local market this morning. You can hear the hot tub bubbling away in the background, and almost taste the salty sea breeze on your lips.
Now, imagine you live here. REALLY imagine. Because it’s not just a distant dream – this property exists, and it’s on the market for just €265.000.
In fact, this fabulous property has recently been reduced from €286.500, making it (and the dreamy lifestyle it brings) even more accessible. You could be sipping Vinho Verde in your hot tub sooner than you think!
Property of the month – August
This tastefully renovated Portuguese cottage has been crowned our Property of the Month at Ideal Homes Portugal.
The villa itself is utterly charming, showcasing an elegant blend of traditional Portuguese architecture and contemporary chic. But of course, that’s only half the story. What about the location?
Welcome to Ferreiras, a peaceful area on the outskirts of Albufeira with a distinctly local vibe. It’s the kind of place that welcomes locals and expats alike, where fresh fish is delivered to your door and kindly neighbours leave fruit and vegetables on your doorstep. It feels worlds away from anywhere, when in fact the bustling town of Albufeira is just five minutes down the road.
With so much to offer, this property won’t hang about! Get in touch if you’d like to speak with one of our friendly agents to begin your journey to a life in the sunshine, or keep reading for more information.
The current owners have taken great care to preserve the property’s character, instilling a modern twist on a traditional Portuguese villa. The décor is sleek and modern throughout, the patio doors fill the living space with natural light and the furnishings are simple yet stylish. On the exterior it retains the look of a traditional villa, with whitewashed walls that shimmer under the sunshine and terracotta tiled roofs characteristic of the Western Mediterranean.
The property comprises two large bedrooms, one bathroom and open plan living areas which provide ample space for entertaining friends and family. The entire house has recently been renovated, plastered, rewired and damp proofed. In other words, it’s 100% ready for brand new owners!
The house is well insulated, staying cool in summer and warm in winter. The fireplace and double glazing will keep you toasty during the winter months (and perhaps the hot tub, if you’re brave enough!).
The property’s impressive outdoor space is easy to maintain. The extensive decking provides an attractive platform for the villa’s al fresco dining area and open-air living space, and there is a small shed for extra storage. The garden is abundant, with fruit trees and a vegetable patch, and it’s fully fenced – parents and pet owners rejoice!
With no overlooking neighbours and walks for miles in the countryside, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the middle of nowhere – when in fact you’re within walking distance of a wide range of amenities (including markets, shopping centres, schools and a hospital) and just a five minute drive from Albufeira!
In addition to its proximity to local amenities, the charming residential town of Ferreiras offers easy access to the toll road and the popular open-air Algarve Shopping Complex. You’re also just a 5 minute drive from the main train station and a 10 minute drive from a sandy beach and a golf course.
Its central location is appealing, but what makes Ferreiras particularly special is its welcoming community of Portuguese locals and expats from all over the world. The town is English-speaking without being ‘touristy’, so you’ll assimilate easily and feel at home straightaway. Bars and restaurants stay open all year round.
All this for just €265.000!
Demand for viewing is likely to be high, so if you’re interested, give us a call and discuss your options with our friendly team today.
Modern fitted kitchen
Open plan living space
Double glazed windows
Fibre optic internet
Walk to amenities
Near golf course