Property for sale rural Algarve

A selection of properties for sale in and around 

São Marcos da Serra

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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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Quinta near Ourique - South Alentejo

Lovely house in the countryside of the South Alentejo with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with large open plan kitchen and dining/living room. The lounge has a large wood burner for keeping the house warm and cosy in the winter. Beautifully set in 2.8 hectares of land with its own private lake (barragem) and stream running through the back of the property.  There are many cork oak trees which may provide an extra income and also lots of other trees. Furthermore there is a stable block with 2 stables and a tack room and a yard in front, with a large flat area, ideal for schooling horses. Also a wooden chalet with a its own kitchen block and bathroom.

The high ceilings in the kitchen and living area are made from wood. The floors are tiled.  Bedroom 1 and 2 share a bathroom. Bedroom 3 has an ensuite bathroom. There is a long covered terrace in front of the house. The house is set in the middle of the plot, so you have no neighbours in sight.

There is connection to the mains electricity, water from a private borehole, very good internet access and mobile reception. The property can be easily reached from the IC1 with just a short dirt track to reach the house. The plot is fully fenced.

The property is in a beautiful rural location, very tranquil but at the same time only 5 minutes away from the town of Ourique which has everything you need, a very large well stocked supermarket, banks, many cafes and restaurants, a public swimming pool, health centre, dentist, crèches, and a very good Primary and Secondary school.

Only 40 minutes from the Algarve and 1.5 hours to the Capital of Lisbon, both of which are also easily accessible by train. The local train station is only a 15 minute drive away and the service is second to none.

Priced for a quick sale: €225.000  

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Cottage near the hamlet of Azilheira - São Marcos da Serra

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.

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 market. 

Price: €49.000

Beautifully restored quinta in the countryside near Santana da Serra

Beautifully restored Portuguese quinta, set in a 3 000 m² plot with an abundance of olive and fruit trees and a well-maintained mature garden. There is a 8 x 4 m swimming pool with stone-coloured mosaics, reflecting the natural unspoilt Alentejo countryside. The traditional quinta was built to withstand the heat as well as the cold, providing a comfortable environment in tranquil surroundings. The house has many home comforts whilst retaining its traditional charm and style.

It is located 1 km along a dirt road, from the authentic village of Santana da Serra which is situated in the south-central Alentejo, just north of the Algarve. It is very well positioned, with easy access from the IC1, the secondary route between Lisbon and Albufeira.

The house has 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 of which is an ensuite), a large kitchen/dining area with woodburner, a separate living room with open fireplace, covered terrace with BBQ area and a large pool terrace.  The garden is mature and well maintained. There is mains electricity, water from a borehole  and good mobile phone reception.

Price:  €255.000 now reduced to €210.000

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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 - under offer