The villa's entrance double gates which are hand made wrought iron are radio controlled. There's is an outer courtyard for parking and garage access with a separate wrought iron gated inner courtyard with additional parking. The courtyards are hand laid with calcada paving stone.
The garages are accessed through radio controlled double doors.The property encompasses a championship sized tennis court with viewing area, a 12 mtr x 6 mtr swimming pool with extensive seating area paved with Santa Catarina tiles. There is a "Barraca" containing pool and pump equipment, workshop and a computerised Hunter irrigation control system. The entire property is fenced, with a mature ever green irrigated hedge ensuring its absolute privacy. There is c.7000 sq meters of irrigated lawn with extensive use of rock amour terracing around the tennis court and garden. There is a separate enclosed area that could be used for horses or perhaps a helipad. The property is alarmed and enjoys extensive physical security.
All external windows and patio doors are protected by fly screens.
The villa enjoys its own bore hole which supplies fresh water to the house, garden and pool.
Casa Amendoeira is presented in excellent condition throughout and contains a large entrance hall with a hand made spiral staircase leading to the two upstairs en suite bedrooms and large south facing private patio.
There is a Living and adjoining Dining room, Breakfast room and separate TV room each with vaulted ceilings. Covering the entire front of the property is very large stunning south facing Conservatory with its 33 glass panels overlooking the garden and pool. This area also enjoys an open wood burning fireplace with brick surround. There are 4 Fogo Montana wood burning fireplaces with glass doors in the villa. Each Living room and bedroom room enjoys split units that supply air conditioning/heating. In addition there is a separate heating system with thermostatically controlled radiators in every room. This heating system has three zones, living, bedroom and hot water and its operation is computer controlled. There is a separate Solar hart solar heating system for hot water with its own 300 litre storage tank.
The villa has 4 large double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes 3 of which are en suite. There is a separate bathroom and an additional WC. The two upstairs bedrooms enjoy extensive terraces with wonderful views to the Sea. There is a fully fitted Rational German Kitchen complete with granite tops and island unit. There is a large Utility room with sink, two washing machines and dryer and an outside secluded washing/drying area for clothes.
There is extensive storage throughout the villa.
Polished stone floors are laid throughout the villa and Guest Cottage.
The surrounding area is a golfers paradise with no less that 34 golf courses dotted along the Algarve's golden coastline all within 30 mins drive of the villa. Other sports are well catered for such as sailing, cruising, tennis, water sports, horse riding etc. There are extensive areas for walking and cycling and the Ria Formosa a 2000 acre nature reserve is a short drive away.
There is an array of restaurants in the immediate vicinity from the classic Portuguese cuisine to a number of internationally acclaimed Michelin star restaurants. Portuguese wines are world famous and are reasonably priced. Shopping, Hospitals and a number of International schools are close by. The local supermarket is a 3 min drive away. A new large shopping centre with IKEA as the anchor tenant is 7 mins drive away.
The area is well served with a road network that can take you for lunch or dinner over the Spanish border which is a 35 min drive from the villa.
The international airport of Faro is 15 mins from the villa with direct flights to all major European centres.
Overlooking the pool the Guest Cottage contains a double bed, Living and dining area, separate Kitchen and separate bathroom with shower.
Hall & Landing
Bedroom No 1 plus en suite
Bedroom No 2 plus en suite
Bedroom No 3 plus en suite
Bedroom No 4
Water softener & Hot water cylinder area
Ria Formosa National Park
Golden Visa Program
The Golden Visa program in Portugal has proved to be the most popular scheme in Europe with investors attracted to its flexibility and benefits. The program was launched in 2012 and has been activity promoted internationally by the Portuguese government. An investment of €500,000 in real estate in Portugal will gain a residency for a family including dependent children. The visa can be renewed every two years providing the applicant spends two weeks in the country every two years. One of the most attractive options is that of permanent residency after 5 years and citizenship after 6 years without the need to reside in Portugal. This includes travel to all the 26 countries in the EU Schengen "open border" travel area.