Occupying three hectares of gentle, green hills in the countryside of the Algarve between Loulé and São Brás, the villa forms part of an estate that traces its origins back to the Middle Ages.
Although sizeable by todays standards, the property once stretched for miles.
The main entrance hall has vaulted ceilings and arched stone doorways which lead you to an inner hallway. From here you can access the TV/winter room with open fireplace and doors leading to the inner courtyard and Roman garden.
The drawing room has a king post roof and an apse at one end with built-in seating. A Romanesque window has been created using an ancient Roman Column. Although very stately, the room has not lost its traditional warmth with old varnished flagstones on the floor and a large open fire place.
The informal dining room has a fireplace with wood burning stove. From here you can enter into the formal dining room with its spectacular timber ceiling. With views through arched windows to the front garden and one of the inner court yards this room is grand and spectacular and a big traditional open fireplace underlines the grandeur of this beautiful room.
There is also a rustic kitchen, library, office and guest cloakroom. From the living room doors lead to a hallway with side access to the double guest suite with its traditionally tiled bathroom. The master suite has traditional wooden ceilings and beautiful views across the front lawn to the countryside and mountains. There is also a double bedroom with Portuguese tiles.
Within the grounds you will also find five guest cottages, a private chapel, Roman garden, BBQ area, swimming pool and entertainment area.
This certainly is not your average run-of-the-mill property, however the charm, history and loving renovation which has gone into the villa gives it a charm all of its own.