Large 4 bedroom country house with 10.400m2 land
Modern built - Private - views - Large lawns and established, fenced garden.

Albufeira Cerro do Ouro - €675.000
Contact Owner( AlistairMacGregor) direct on
tel 968 555 194 or 289 591 662

Fenced Garden ( dogproof) approx 2500m2
375 m2 covered area
Quiet hill top.
Country Views
Other land 8.000m2, with views South and West to Monchique.
Mains and borehole water
  • 3 Bedrooms + Office
  • 3 bath(ensuites) + WC
  • Double Garage
  • Garden approx 2000m2
  • Land total 10.400m2
  • Large BBq area + bar
  • Mains water
  • Large Pool
  • Fully fenced
  • Security Gates
  • Base Alarm
  • Floodlight Garden
  • Watering system
  • Reserve Water Tank
  • Parking 5/6 cars
  • Pond+waterfall
  • Free Frogs !
  • Covered BBQ area + bar
  • Pool Bar
  • Borehole
  • Double garage
  • Solar hot water
  • Granite kitchen
  • Central island
  • American fridge
  • Induction hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Modern Style
  • Air con pre-fitted.
  • Satellite dish 1.5m
  • Inside Breakfast area +
    Outside Breakfast terrace

  • Underfloor heating
  • Fogo Montanha stove
  • Laundry
  • Central Vacuum

Situated on a hilltop with magnificent country and sunset views, 6 km North of Albufeira, in a quiet, private, country setting, this South-West facing, spacious, two storey country house, has three large bedrooms, (all ensuite) , office or 4th bedroom , double garage, large pool, and huge manicured gardens and lawns. An easy 8 minute drive to beaches and town, good access to motorway, 8 mins to Algarve Shopping, 25 mins from the airport, local shops and restaurants closeby.

This is a house that suits anyone who wants privacy and quiet country views , has dogs, would like to keep horses or similar, or market garden the lower land. With another room/apartment above the garage, it would suit a B&B, as the rooms are spacious, as are the living areas.

The ground floor has one bedroom, with full ensuite walk in shower, one large office or double bedroom, and large open plan living/dining room and kitchen with central island and sunny breakfast area. Laundry room, double garage.

The upper floor, with golden solid wooden plank floors throughout, has a huge master bedroom with walk in wardrobe, private terrace, and skylight bathroom, plus a large queen bedded guest bedroom with full ensuite with walk in shower.

Outside there is a large, figure of 8, shaped pool (14mx 6m approx), with several terraces and beautifully manicured lawn and garden area of approx 2000m2. Shaded barbeque area with bar, pond with waterfall (and frogs!), and open parking for 5/6 cars. The fenced garden is approx 2000 sq. mtrs with a winding drive from the electric gates ensuring total privacy.

Land and House features
There are a further approx 8400m2 of land attatched to the house, with almonds, carobs and olive trees, which would suit as a plant nursery or for horses and grazing.. There is a 120m borehole with copious(4000ltrs/hr), sweet water, and also a mains council water connection. The garden area has a full automatic watering system, and is floodlight for summer evenings. The garden and house area ( approx 2500m2), is fully fenced and with an electric gate and video entryphone. There is pre fitting for air conditioning in all rooms, although we never fitted the units as the house is naturally comfortable in summer and winter. Underfloor electric heating in lounge, office and all bathrooms. The lounge has a log burning stove, fan vented to the office and the main bedroom for winter heat. The upper floor has full hardwood planking floors, ( not floating), throughout. The master bedroom is very spacious, approx 6 x 6 m2, and all other rooms are generously proportioned.There is a central vacuum system installed in all main areas. The garage flat roof area, approx 6m x 8m , which has access from the upper landing, is currently un-used, and would suit a large games room or similar. The re-inforcing plans of the garage included support for a second floor. There is a back to base alarm system fitted. The main house fencing is 'dog proof' and built onto the old stone walls, which surround the house.

Location and setting
The house is set in countryside, and has a very private situation. It is not overlooked and has a quiet location among the almond and olive trees. There are several walking tracks surrounding the house, through the agricultural areas in the valley below.
The 100m drive is lined with young palm trees, and oleander, and meanders up to the house from the quiet local paved road, which is about 300m from the main Albufeira/Paderne road, approx 4kms north from Ferreiras. There is a small shop 1km down the road, 3 good restaurants within 2 kms, one with best wine cellar in the Algarve, and more in Paderne, which is a further 4 kms north. Access to Tunes and Albufeira station is 5 mins driving ( approx 4 kms for both), the main Lisbon road, and A22 are 6 mins south. It has a large three chamber septic tank, as there are currently no main sewage lines in the area. It takes 25 mins to drive to Faro airport, 8 mins to Albufeira or Guia, and Algarve shopping, 12- 15 mins to Gale beach.

Some sunsets from the pool terrace and BBq area, NOT re touched!..Spectacular!

More fotos of pool and inside

This property would suit various purposes, quiet retirement for a couple or family with horses or ponies or pets, plant or tree nursery, vine or orchard planting, B&B, and many others. There are many almond trees (beautiful when flowering in January), on the land, and a few carob and olive trees.

Construction details and other info.

The house was finished in August 2006, and has 4 cm underfloor thermal/moisture barriers on the ground floor, has full ag-line drainage around the foundations, and is dry and warm throughout the year, so much so that the present owners did not need to install air conditioning,(although it is prefitted and ready to go, and the layout of the house catches the cool breezes, (from the west predominantly), and naturally airs the house throughought the day and night. The solar panels supply the hot water for 8-9 months of the year, making this a very energy efficient house. There is no signs of the traditional 'salt' patches, as, unusually, the foundations were all well protected, and also drained away from the house. Construction is all double walled and insulated. Windows are all double glazed, with security glass on all the outer panes. Many windows are both open and 'swing in' for additional security.The showers are all walk-in, and full glass surrounds or doors. All sinks in the bathrooms are fitted into local stone tops, and the master bathroom has a heated double mirror to prevent condensation 'fog'. Doors and frames throughout are all full light oak finish. The upper floor has full brazilian hardwood finishes through the two upper bedrooms. The garage was designed and steel calculated, so that it can easily support an upper structure in the future. There would be room for two ensuite bedrooms on it, with access from the stairs. Building permission would be granted as the built area can usually be increased by 10%, especially on an upper storey.

Documents available for inspection. Some On request only.....
Escritura Registry Occupation/Habitation license LocationMaps Building plans Land plans

Living /Dining room
(Ground floor) 7 x 5.5m . Log fire, underfloor heating. Alarm sensor. 4m windows on both sides. Light and airy. Front covered terrace area. Cane garden/reading room at rear.
Master Bedroom
(1st Floor) 6m x 6 m , private terrace, walk in wardrobe, hardwood plank floors. Full bathroom ensuite, 3.5x 4.5m with bath, walk in shower with thermostatic shower control, double sink with heated mirror, WC, skylight,underfloor heating, heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom upper
(1st Floor) 4 x 4m, hardwood plank floors, built in double wardrobes. Ensuite double walk in shower, heated towel rail, underfloor heating.
WC, single sink and mirror.
Kitchen / dining area
5x5m approx
Fully fitted kitchen with central island, breakfast bar, and sink. Induction Hob, double sink, black granite tops, fitted oven and microwave. Double door american fridge with water/ice dispenser.
Laundry 3x4m
Built in sink and washer, dryer, spare fridge
5.5x4.5m Large single automatic door. Flat roof currently unused. Built to take an upper floor, ie built with reinforcing for 2nd storey.Central Vacuum unit. Direct access to house.
Guest bedroom ground
(ground floor). 4x4.5m, built in wardrobe. Ensuite with walk in shower, single sink, heated towel rail, underfloor heating.
Entry Driveway
Electric entry gates with video phone.
Winding 100m entry drive with trees and hedges.

'Figure of eight' shaped pool, approx 14m long and variable 4-5m wide. Twin floods underwater, roman stone steps. Shallow end 1m deep end 2.2m. Filter . Separate pumphouse under garden. 1.5 terrace surround. Garden areas beside pool. 3 phase board. ready for heating system to be fitted.

Water Tank & Pumphouse
8000 ltre tank with submersible pump system.
120m Borehole supplies approx 2000ltrs/hr fresh water. 3 phase power board.

Fossa / Septic Tank in side garden, large capacity, soakaway type.

Garden & BBQ
Extensive lawns and flower beds. Flood light ( 240v) and some smaller (12v) lights. Pond with waterfall ( timed). Covered BBq area with bar. Watering system automatic from borehole.


(Ground floor) 6x4m, underfloor heating, double wardrobes. Drains and water pre fitted for extra ensuite bathroom.

Alarm sensor ( back to base) and main board. Telephones.

Inclusions/ exclusions.Main house
The sales price includes all curtains and curtain poles and/or blinds and shutters, ligh fittings and bulbs.
The kitchen includes, all fitted units and fridge freezer as is. Excludes bench top appliances kettle,toaster, expresso etc.
The bedrooms include all beds, bedsides, ceiling fans. may not include some personal artworks.
The laundry includes the fitted washer and dryer and fridge.
The lounge includes sofas, side tables and coffee table.
Terrace furniture and loungers stools etc are included.
Frogs and fish in the pond are included!

Excludes some artworks, paintings or fotographs.
Rugs and larger carpets are not included.
Tools in the garage, and garden machinery, eg lawnmower, strimmer etc, are not included.
Two tree ferns and some potted plants.