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This traditional villa has seen some tasteful refurbishment in recent years and has some very modern additions, such as solar panels for hot water. To be sold fully furnished and it is well equipped for any animal lovers as there are 8 outdoor sheltered kennels, suitable for large dogs, facilities for dog washing and feeding as well as 3 separate paddocks. The property is just a 10 minute drive from the residential town of Sao Bras de Alportel, where you'll find all the essential amenities, cafés and traditional Portuguese restaurants. A 15 minute drive will take you to the recently completed Mar Shopping complex, complete with designer outlets, food court and cinema, or drive down to the coast to the nearby beaches of Faro Island and Quarteira. The log burner in the main living room adds a homely feel, perfect for keeping the chill off during the winter months! Outside there is also an adjoining plot of 920m2 of rural land, with mature fruit trees including Olive, Carob and Figs. There is ample space in the private gardens to install an above-ground pool with minimal cost, or licensing from the local municipal office can be granted to install a permanent pool. São Brás de Alportel was an ancient settlement in Roman times and later inhabited by the Moors, hence the Moorish influences across the buildings in the main town. Much of its wealth originated from cork production, being the biggest cork producing center in the country in the beginning of the 20th century, it was made into a municipality due to the little towns huge economic importance. Over the years cork production moved onto other areas in the country, leaving behind a reliant touristic base that encourages arts and crafts passed on from generation to generation.
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