A selection of properties for sale in and around 

São Marcos da Serra

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.

Asking Price:  €255.000

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Ruin with 4.6 hectares of land near São Marcos da Serra

This beautiful plot is very well situated in the quiet rural countryside, some 4 km from the village of S. Marcos da Serra.  There is a registered ruin on the hill that may be rebuilt.  From there you have beautiful unspoilt views on the hills. There is mains electricity, telephone, a well for water supplyand very good access on tarmac road.  There is also a small dam (barragem). Across the small road there is a very large "horta" with woodland and beautiful sheltered, shady hideout near the stream that runs besides the property.

Price: €60.000

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Small traditional house to be renovated, with several outbuildings and land

This small, old Portuguese house is built with rammed earth (taipa) and needs to be renovated or rebuilt.  It is situated in a peaceful and pretty location with beautiful views on the surrounding serra, about 4 km from the village of São Marcos da Serra. The house measures 66 m2 and consists of a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. The total area is 2.85 hectares. Next to the house there is a large workshop with 2 rooms.   A bit downhill there is another building designated to agricultural use.

There is connection to mains electricity and telephone.  There are 2 wells on the property for water supply.

Asking Price: €58.000

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Spacious villa with separate apartment in very beautiful location close to the village of São Marcos da Serra

This 5-bedroom Portuguese country house is set on a hill top in a private 1,2 hectare plot and is very well built according to Swiss standards. It has been issued with Energy Certificate B!  The villa dates from 1998 and features double walls with insulation,  insulated ceilings and floors and double glazed aluminum windows with shutters. 

This property has easy access from the IC1 national road (1,2 km).  The location is very private and peaceful and offers spectacular views on the lovely hills of the serra. To Faro airport it is a 45 minute drive and you can reach the nearest coastline (Albufeira) in just 30 minutes.   The nearest restaurants can easily be reached by foot. 

The house has a total living surface of 196 m2 divided in 2 separate parts: 

1. The main living area  with spacious living/dining room, kitchen with appliances, bathroom with bath tub and shower, guest toilet and 3 bedrooms. There is a lovely large covered terrace at the back side, surrounded by a mature, beautiful garden. From here you have a spectacular view on the hills. On the other side of the house there is an above-ground plunge pool with outside shower and seating area. In front of the house is a workshop and carport with wood storage.

2. The indoor apartment has a separate entrance and consists of a living/dining room with kitchenette, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The apartment has its own covered terrace.

There is a central gas heating system through the whole house and a wood burner in the living/dining room. There are 3 air conditioning units in the living area. Water comes from a private borehole. There is a solar system for hot water supply. The house is connected to mains electricity and has a telephone landline.  There is ample storage space throughout the whole house. 

This property may be bought including all furniture.

Price:  €290.000   SOLD

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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:  was €210.000 - now reduced to €195.000

Renovated cottage in peaceful, rural location near São Marcos da Serra

Casa Amora (Blackberry Cottage) was renovated a few years ago. It is located near a very quiet, tarmac road in the countryside, just 6 km from São Marcos da Serra. The house features quality wooden windows with double glazing and fitted mosquito-netting. Most of the walls are built in "taipa" (rammed earth). The high ceilings are made from traditional eucalyptus and pine.

The living/kitchen area has a large wood-burner and a fitted kitchen unit . The bedrooms have solid oak floors. The large master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The second, smaller bedroom has an en-suite with a bathtub and a mezzanine.

Outside there is a plunge pool with shallow end for children. The covered terrace is perfect for outside dining and there is a large brick built BBQ. There are grape vines, olive, fig and pomegranate trees on the plot of 3500 square meters. There is sufficient parking space near the house for several cars. There is a registered ruined building behind the house, which can be rebuild. The water tank (cisterne) is located on the highest point of the plot, thus creating enough water pressure to use water without the need of a pump. There is traditional "nora" (well), complete with water wheel in front of the house. The plot is connected to the mains electricity.

Asking price: €180.000

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: € 79.000   Now reduced to €60.000

For further information please call 282361600 or mail info@saomarcosdaserra.com   


Renovated windmill

In the quiet countryside of the Serro da Caçadeira (S. Marcos da Serra), you can buy a beautifully renovated windmill. The mill is 110 years old and worked till 1972. 

The total plot is 1080 m2. The mill is positioned on top of a hill at a height of 335 m.

The windmill has a living room/kitchen and a wet room (with shower and toilet) on the lower level and a bedroom with entrance to a balcony on the upper level.  The plot has panoramic views.  The old miller's house has just been renovated to accommodate 2 cottages. Furthermore there are 2 former pigsties located on the property, which could be renovated.  The total plot consists of 2 separate urban plots. The original mechanisms of the windmill are still in tact. There is permission to build 250 m2 on each of the urban numbers. 

Please note that you would need a 4 wheel drive car to reach the mill.

For further information please call 282361600 or mail info@saomarcosdaserra.com

Price: € 165.000