House T4, located in the county of S. Brás de…
são brás de alportel, Portugal
Situated in the hills above Faro, Monte do Cerrito is a unique property located a few minutes drive from the town of São Bras. Its imposing entrance with tall panelled doors opens into a vestibule with a traditional polished calçada floor. The vestibule, in turn, leads to an elegant, pillared salon with a large stone fireplace. Three French doors open onto an enchanting courtyard with a classic logia. The ground floor includes a good-sized library/television room (or 4th bedroom). A large open kitchen with cream-coloured, fitted integrated units and tiled worktops includes a breakfast area. The generous main bedroom, on the ground floor, has direct access to the pool, and a large walk in wardrobe and five-piece, ensuite bathroom. On the first floor are two additional ensuite double bedrooms with a dressing area and each with is own private, south-facing terrace, affording far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. An exterior staircase leads directly to the pool area. The Italianate themed gardens and courtyard can only be described as enchanting with beautiful mature planting, box hedging, topiary and fruit trees. High dry-stone walls afford complete privacy. There are lots of seating and entertaining areas. Tall trees provide an oasis of cool, dappled light. There is a parking area for several cars, two good-sized garages, one with a work area and one being used as an art studio.