Property for sale rural Algarve

A selection of properties for sale in and around São Marcos da Serra

If you are looking for your own place in this beautiful part of Portugal, browse through the listing below. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment for a viewing, pleae use the contact form.

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9 Hectares of land with ruin in Santana da Serra, near Fitos

ruin for sale Santana da Serra
land with ruin in Santana da Serra

Just across the border to the lower Alentejo, near Fitos - Santana da Serra - there is a 9 hectare property with 100 m2 ruin for sale.

Although the property is close to the IC1, it offers lots of privacy and tranquility. From here you have beautiful views over the green hills around. You can even see Monchique in the distance. Next to the ruin, there is an authentic traditional bread oven. There is a natural well in the bottom of the valley of the plot. There is electricity nearby and very good mobile phone signal.

Price: €103.000

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Old traditional farm house set in 11 hectares land in Benafatima, São Marcos da Serra

quinta for sale in Benafatima, Sao Marcos da Serra

In the rolling hills of the countryside of Benafatima, São Marcos da Serra, this traditional quinta with 11 hectares of land is for sale.

This property benefits from easy access to the M542, mains electricity, large plots of fertile land with olive trees and a vineyard. There is a large baragem (dam), as well as a well for water supply and not to forget: beautiful panoramic views. There is a huge round watertank near the house, that could make a nice pool. There are a few small pieces of land on the other side of the road, that may be bought as well in a seperate sale.

The house consists of 4 bedrooms, kitchen, smoking room, living room, dining room, bathroom, various storage rooms, various stables. The house is in need of total renovation.

Price; €170.000

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Traditional Portuguese farmhouse with 4.58 hectares land and 2 ruins 

A few kilometres from the village of São Marcos da Serra, you may buy this traditional farmhouse set in 4.58 hectares of land. Furthermore there are 2 registered ruins of125 and 112 m2, both for habitation, to be rebuilt. There is a dam (baragem) and a well which supplies the house with water. The property is connected to mains electricity. The house consists of 2 bedrooms, a living/dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom and utility room. The house may be expanded to 260 m2, 

From here you have wonderful panoramic views over the countryside. The plot is located near a railway. However, there are only very few electric trains passing here per day and the plot is on a higher level.

Price: €260.000

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Lovely plot with ruin and 8 hectares of land in the peaceful countryside 

A few kilometres from the village of São Marcos da Serra, there is this lovely plot of 8 hectares with a ruin to be rebuilt for sale. It is located in the area of Vale Grou de Cima. The ruin has a urban area of 320 m2. The horta measures 1600 m2. There is a well and a natural spring on the property. Electricity is nearby. This location offers optimal privacy and tranquility in a beautiful rural area. The ruin is located in an elevated position from where you have beautiful views. 

Price: €69.000

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Ruin with 3.84 hectares of mainly flat land at walking distance from the village of São Marcos da Serra

Just outside the village there is a lovely piece of land of 3.84 hectares for sale. The land is mainly flat. The ruin is set on the most elevated location of the property, offering wonderful views on the serra and the village. There is a well for water supply and there is mains electricity. The ruin of 183 m2 is in an urban area of 320 m2. 

Price: €95.000

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ruin with land, S. Marcos da Serra
land with ruin, Sao Marcos da Serra

Property of 27 hectares with small house, between Fitos and Pereiras

land for sale Santa Clara
land and house for sale Pereiras

This plot can be found between Pereiras and Fitos, in a peaceful and remote rural location. The total area is 27 hectares. The largest part of the plot is terraced. In a project there were lots of cork oak trees planted in 2004, which will bring extra income in the future. There is a well in the vegetable garden and a baragem (dam) for water supply. 

The small house is located in at medium height. From the surrounding hills you have beautiful views on the serra, all the way up to Monchique. There are no direct neighbours, so you have maximum privacy. It is approximately 4 km to Perieras and not far from the Santa Clara lak. The plot can be seen at Google maps: 37.456858, -8.403066

Price: €169.000

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Converted farmhouse near Saboia, Odemira

Near the small village of Saboia in the lower Alentejo, there is a renovated farmhouse for sale with beautiful panoramic views over the countryside. Look at the video to see the view.
The plot is 538 m2 and the house measures 105 m2. Access is easy with just a short dirt track leading up to the house.

The location is peaceful, rural and very private. The house is at walking distance from the village of Saboia and in a few minutes you reach the village of Santa Clara a Velha by car.  Saboia has a train station. The large Santa Clara lake is closeby, as is the west coast with its beautiful beaches. You reach the southcoast within 45 minutes.The property benefits from mains electricity, a telephone landline, very good internet connection suitable to watch TV over IP and great reach with mobile phones. There is a borehole for water supply.
In the garden there are several fruit trees and many plants, shrubs and flowers. There is a large covered terrace from where you may enjoy the lovely views. There is an above-ground swimming pool.
The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with toilet, washing basin, bath with overhead shower. There is double glazing, roof insulation and the walls are made of taipa (rammed earth) which ensures a good climate inside the house. There are 2 wood burners to keep the house warm in winter.

Price €140.000

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17 hectares of land with ruin in Fitos, Santana da Serra

Just north of the border with the Algarve, there are 2 very large plots of land with a ruin to be rebuilt, for sale. The location is very quiet and rural, but not far from the tiny hamlet of Fitos (Santana da Serra) and with easy acces. There are 2 small lakes on the plot with ruin and there is electricity very close to the ruin. You may enjoy beautiful country views all around.

The plot with the ruin is 6,95 hectare and the second plot, on the other side of the road, measures 9.575 hectares and has many cork oaks trees and medronho bushes.

Price: €150.000

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Lovely refurbished farm house near S.B. de Messines

Beautifully refurbished farm house in quiet rural area near S.B. de Messines. The house has 233 m2 and the plot size is 8400 m2. Most of the garden is fenced and there is a very nice private pond, which has water all year round. The property has easy access, water from a private well and mains electricity.

The main house counts 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen with dining room, lounge with beautiful fire place, large covered terrace and outside BBQ area. There is a small plunge pool  to cool down. Furthermore there is a large garage/work shop and a seperate guest house with a further bedroom, shower room and living with open kitchen and a closed terrace with country views.

Price: €295.000

Small village house in São Marcos da Serra

In the centre of the village there is a small authentic townhouse for sale. It consists of a living room, 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a shower room.
This property would be very suitable as a vacation house. It measures 55 m2. On the back side there is a door from the kitchen to a quiet pedestrain alley with beautiful views on the serra.

Price: €30.000

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Cottage near the hamlet of Azilheira 

Situated just over the border from the parish of São Marcos da Serra, in São Barnabé, there is a cottage with land and ruins for sale.  The house needs work done, but the roof is in good condition and there is a concrete ceiling.  The left part of the house has been used as a large smoking room with breadoven. The larger, right part of the house consists of an entrance hall with 4 rooms. There is no bathroom.

The total plot is 2.55 hectares.There is electricity and telephone connection. The water well was destroyed and needs rebuilding. There is a large piece of fertile flat land at the bottom of the plot. The cottage is situated next to a little used tarmac road. On the other side of the road there is more land  with 2 ruins for rebuilding. 

Although the A2 motorway can be seen in the far, you can hardly hear it. The hamlet of Azilheira has a local café and hosts a monthly farmers market. 

Price: €49.000

Newly renovated and fully furnished cottage just 5 minutes from São Marcos da Serra

Lovely newly renovated cottage in the countryside just 5 minutes outside of the pretty village of São Marcos da Serra. This house is for the largest part built in taipa (rammed earth) and renovated into an airy and comfortable home. The house is very well insulated and has double glazing.  All materials used, as well as the technical and electrical work performed, are of a very high quality.  The house is protected by a covered terrace on the south and the west side. In the summer this keeps the house really cool. No need for air conditioning. In the winter the fireplace offers enough heat to keep the house comfortably warm.

The living surface is approximately 110 m2 and the total plot is 7960 m2. There is a large vegetable garden just on the other side of the quiet road. There is also the water well which provides the house with water. There is a connection to the mains electricity. Telephone line is nearby.

The house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 utility room, spacious living/dining room, fitted kitchen with electric oven, electric hob, large fridge, dishwasher and all kitchen utensils. On the other side of the house there is a large storage room, that might be turned into an extra bedroom. There are terraces on 3 sides of the house, 2 of them covered. 

Gated entrance. Access is easy and completely on tarmac roads. Here you can enjoy peace and quiet and breathtaking panoramic views on the countryside. 

Extra: all furniture, including TV and fridge, is included in the price!

Asking price:  €195.000

Unique watermill

In the quiet country side of the central Algarve you can find this plot with several buildings, including an authentic water mill which was in use until a few years ago. 

The buildings cover a total of 244 m2 and the total plot is 1840 m2.

The antique equipment used to make flour, is included in the sale. This is the only watermill in the whole council of Silves. It is situated next to the river Odelouca, which runs through São Marcos da Serra. There is electricity and water (private well) available. Besides the buildings, there is a garden with many olive trees, some peach trees and grapes.

There is a possibility to start a rural tourism (Turismo Rural) project here. A plan already exists for such a project, including renovation of the mill and a small restaurant.  This is an excellent investment opportunity !

The plot is set in the quiet countryside of Boião, 8 km from the village of São Marcos da Serra in the central Algarve. There is very good access from the IC1 national road connecting Lissabon and Albufeira.

Price : €54.000