A well established Equestrian Centre with excellent facilities, and a traditional country 3 bedroom Villa plus a 2 bedroom cottage on a total of 16 ha (39 acres), Alentejo, Southern Portugal
This unique property has been carefully designed and developed to the very highest of standards by the current owners who used their lifetime of equine professional experience to create their dream complete equestrian centre.
After 13 years of running the centre, the owners now wish to retire.
The property is available to be purchased in two parts. A buyer can purchase just the 1st part or both parts together. The 2nd part is not available for sale until the 1st part is sold.
1stpart - The Equestrian Centre with a 2 bedroom Cottage
13.450 ha of land ( approx. 33.25 acres) with fenced paddocks of wooden post and electric fencing, with metal farm gates and automatic water troughs to each field, except for the 4ha field containing a beautiful lake with moorhens in occupation.
There is American style Barn stabling, with an insulated roof and air gap under the ridge for ventilation , constructed in 2008, containing :
11 stables ( 3.5m x 3.5m )with outside aspect and shuttered openings outwards
4 stallion boxes, 2 of which have outward openings
Feed room with washing machines
Wash down area
3 toilets & shower
Large office / tack shop
Kitchen / dining room and covered dining terrace
Warehouse - approx 25m x 12m , built 2009, as hay barn with separation at one end to house a horsebox.
Covered Riding school : 40m x 20m with mirrors at one end, and at B with open sides above the brick wall for ventilation and to see out whilst riding. Covered viewing plinth at A end. Rubber and sand surface in good condition.
Outdoor sand arena : 50m x 70m and elevated judge’s box
18m diameter Round Pen
2 stallion paddocks + 3 small paddocks + 11 large paddocks + the Lake field
2 bedroom ( one double+ 1 single) mobile home under a fixed roof canopy ( to provide additional shade ) with sitting / dining / kitchen areas, shower room and separate loo, gas fireplace
2 x 2/3 bedroom ( (2 x double + 1 bunk room) static homes, one of the single bedrooms has been converted to wardrobe/storage ) with sitting / dining / kitchen areas and shower room.
65 M2 + 15 M2 covered terrace
Plot size : 6,000 M2 ( approx 1.5 acres )
Bedroom 1: 15.40M2 with en suite shower room (4.15M2)
Bedroom 2: 14.35M2 with en suite shower room (4.15M2)
Sitting room with open plan galley kitchen (27 M2 ) and patio doors to terrace.
Covered dining terrace
The cottage has a double wrought iron entrance gate and enjoys an elevated position offering panoramic views of the property and countryside, and also a great degree of privacy.
It was originally built as a wooden house in 2007,and in 2012 it was totally refurbished to include an outer brick built wall with thermal insulation, UPVC double glazing with aluminium shutters.
Mature garden laid to trees and shrubs.
The cottage has a separate article number.
It has been rented to tenants but will be sold with vacant possession
Additional facilities include :
2 x shipping containers and an aluminium shed, used for general storage, and a tool shed.
There are various pieces of farm machinery some included in the sale price and others, which are available by separate negotiation.
Due to the owner’s retirement, liveries have been reduced to 15 horsescurrently. Normal operating capacity was around 22, up to maximum of 30.
There is 4G wireless internet and 3 phase electricity and private bore hole water supply.
The lake could also be used for irrigation but the borehole supply is sufficient for all requirements.
Excellent road access and a 1 hour drive to Faro airport . Town shopping 10mins drive.
Cottage and Yard Price: 550,000 Euros
Existing Businesses available if wanted
There are two businesses in association with the property.
The first is an established livery business with 15 horses.
The second is horse feed suppliers of two well renowned brands both with sole importing rights for Portugal. This business continues to grow.
Both or either businesses are available as part of the negotiations.
Combined business price : 50,000 Euros + stock valuation at cost
2nd part - The Monte house
295 M2 covered area
Plot : 2 ha ( approx 4.94 acres)
3 Double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms
Dining hall 7m x 5m
Sitting room 7m x 6m
Open plan kitchen 5m x 5m , and utility room
Swimming pool ( 11m x 6m )
Garage and Carport for 2 cars
Built in 2011, this large country ‘Monte’ looks completely traditional from the outside as it nestles into the natural rolling countryside with spectacular 270º views to the horizon and being able to view virtually the entire property and paddocks and offering the most breathtaking sunsets !
The exterior belies its internal dimensions. The house was designed by the owners and has been built for comfort with no expense spared. The extra thick walls were made with special honeycomb bricks and extra thick thermal insulation. There is no thermal bridging on any of the pillars or windowsills. The house is constructed on block and beam with an air gap underneath so there is no risk of rising damp. Underfloor heating runs throughout the house which is heated by a bank of 8 solar panels located on the garage roof in conjunction with a commercial sized wood burner located in a room in the garage building.
Any excess heating can be diverted to heat the swimming pool.
All this ensures the house is comfortable throughout the year.
On entering the house from a covered entrance porch with seating, into the hallway which has been designed so that you cannot see into the house. To the side of the hallway is the office and WC. From the hallway it opens up into an open plan dining room with a beautiful feature high wood beam ceilings throughout and a wonderful view through expansive 4m wide and 3m high sliding aluminium double glazed patio doors with shutters.
Master Bedroom - with double patio doors to terrace and large en suite walk in bathroom and walk in wardrobe.
Beautifully spacious open plan fully equipped kitchen with a very large island unit equipped with a 4 ring straight line gas hob and a ½ sink with pop up extractor fan and pop up electric socket. Bosch built-in fan oven, Seimens combination microwave/steam oven, Bosch warming drawer and built in dishwasher and lots of cupboard space, all topped with unpolished granite worktops
Utility room with washing machine, and storage cupboards including a wine cupboard and a sink.
All other windows apart from the lounge,are UPVC double glazed tilt and turn, with shutters.
From the very large double lounge patio doors it leads out onto the very spacious covered terraces, and dining terrace with BBQ, which also have a feature wooden ceiling, one facing south and one facing west which is partially glazed with sliding windows, and also a terrace off the master bedroom , which are all interlinked on the one level.
Down a few steps to the mosaic tiled, and lit, swimming pool with corner steps. The pool has a saltwater cleaning system and the effect of a an infinity pool overlooking the panoramic countryviews to the horizon. Just below the pool a blade waterfall flows into a lovely fish pond, full of water lilies.
Under the pool is a large storage area, garden shed, pump room and a cisterna that collects rainwater from the roof that automatically tops up the pool.
The house is surrounded by lovely mature gardens with many trees shrubs and flowerbeds with places to sit and enjoy the views. There is also a petanque pitch.
There is a separate area with several raised vegetable beds.
The garage building, has a separate room containing the wood stove for the underfloor heating and log storage.
The house has it’s own borehole water supply, separate to the Yard.
Energy certificate B.
PRICE : 690.000 Euros
TOTAL PRICE of both parts ie. The entire property : 1.240,000 Euros