Hilltop Mansion With Sea And Mountain Views And Large Pool

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms


Rental basis: Entire house or apartment
Number of bedrooms: 5; Number of other rooms with beds: 0
Number of bathrooms: 4

After a beautiful country drive, which takes you past orange and lemon groves and quaint little farmhouses with original water mills, you reach the double gated entrance leading to the brow of the hill and this country oasis called Monte das Figueiras, a Portuguese estate style property near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho and 20 minutes drive from the beaches of Fuzeta and the Ria Formosa islands
This is a recently built fazenda style property and immediately invites you in by way of authentic and antique imported Bali double doors leading to the double height entrance hall. This is the heart of the property, with a large round family table with chairs and antique teakwood benches, seated in the 8 meters high hallway leading to the open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser and hand painted tiles and an open fire place
Large wooden French doors open up to a pergola covered terrace with wrought iron and glass tables and chairs. The large stairway in the hall takes you up to a mezzanine with library, underneath the wood feature ceiling with indirect lighting and from there via the landing to the cozy living room with seating around an open fire. Two large balconies offer views over the rolling hills and the double French doors take you out on to a partly covered wide terrace with BBQ and outside pantry. From here you have an almost 360 degrees view, to the sea in the South and the mountains in the North
A few steps down from here and you are at the pool area, which, because of the sloping land, is also only a few steps from the ground floor level. The pool is unique it is neither salt nor chlorine. The pool uses an ultraviolet installation against bacteria etc and a natural biological process keeps the ph neutral for the water
The ground floor level features 5 bedrooms in total, all with direct access to outdoor terraces and seating areas: master double bedroom with en suite bathroom in the ‘fazenda’, featuring a bath with a view, separate double shower, toilet and bidet all tiled with antique hand painted tiles. Two bedrooms in the annex farm style house (‘quinta’) each with 2 single beds and sharing a Moroccan style mosaic shower room with double marble washbasins. There is also a large atelier/games room with open fire place and wooden French doors to the terraces. The corridor follows through to a small kitchenette which serves the atelier doubling up as a large games room with seating area and office space with internet access
Attached to the house you’ll find the ‘Capela’, the 4th separate double bedroom and en suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, double marble washbasins, toilet and bidet. This bedroom also gives access through wooden French doors to a lovely tranquil seating area outside. The double front doors are originally from a monastery. The 5th bedroom is a large room with its own entrance on the east side of the house, bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. This room has one single and one double bed and may also be used as changing room near the pool
The property has either air conditioning or underfloor heating and cooling for your comfort. There is underfloor cooling/heating in all areas except in 2 bedrooms and the atelier in the Quinta. There is central airconditioning in these areas
The green granite swimming pool has been designed so water flows over the different levels into a 3 meter deep centre area. It then overflows into a shallow play pool and circulates back into the main pool, heating the water by the sunshine as it flows underneath the terraces. It is a beautiful area, with gorgeous views and perfect for peaceful relaxation
The entire estate which is completely fenced and secured, breathes a sense of tranquility, the only sounds coming from the birds and the crickets. The large private property of almost a hectare is offering lovely landscapes and original Portuguese ‘calçada’roads. It’s no surprise that the owner is an artist (www. ******************) as the surrounding gardens and hilly landscape with distant sea views are like picture postcards itself. Spring and summer bring a sea of wild flowers just waiting to be brought to canvas
Local Area
Golfers have excellent facilites nearby. There is a 9 hole practice golf course 5 minutes up the road at Colina Verde as well as more fantastic golf courses nearby such as Monte Rei and Benamor golf. The village of Moncarapacho is very picturesque - what you imagine a sleepy county village in southern Portugal to be like. Yet, within it's sleepy setting you will find some very good local restaurants, plenty of cafés where the locals enjoy their daily expressos, called "Bica" here. There are local supermarkets, banks and post office
The village is just a 20 minute drive to the city of Faro, with large shopping centres


  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace


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