REF: JP127

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4 500 000 €

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Truly a one-of-a-kind Estate!

Introducing an extraordinary property nestled in the southern region of Portugal, between the enchanting medieval town of Silves and the charming village of Estômbar. Located in a serene and exclusive setting along the picturesque Arade River, this idyllic spot has been transformed by nature into a veritable paradise. Surrounded by lush hills, the property benefits from the refreshing flow of the river and natural springs, while the shade of diverse trees, ranging from fruit-bearing to exotic palm trees, adds to its allure. Despite its peaceful ambiance, the property remains conveniently close to key amenities, with Faro Airport a mere 40 minutes away, and the vibrant Algarve shops, bars, restaurants, golf courses, and beaches all within a 5 to 20-minute drive.
The property is accessible by car, boat, or even helicopter, providing multiple options for arrival.

As you approach the property, you will traverse an unpaved dirt road that leads to the entrance, where an imposing wall crafted from handmade baked bricks from São Brás de Alportel, oxidized slate, and rectangular limestone blocks creates a strong boundary. The exterior walls showcase ochre stone cladding, while a distinctive triangular-shaped Moleanos stone crowns the top of the wall. To enter the property, a grand automatic iron gate, flanked by two towers, awaits. The left tower serves as a gas storage area, strategically distanced from the villa yet easily accessible, while the right tower can be utilized as a storage space or even for a security guard.
As you explore the grounds, you'll discover various captivating features. On the left side of the entrance, a Zen Terrace beckons, marked by painted footprints that invite you to immerse yourself in waves of positive energy and inner peace. Adjacent to it, a water curtain adorns a wall constructed from hexagonal blue granite stones. The terrace is adorned with two striking black marble benches, shaped like massive heads, providing a delightful spot to enjoy the surrounding views. Perched on the mountainside, a delightful surprise awaits amidst the bushes—a Land Rover tucked away in the jungle-like setting.
On the right side of the entrance, a staircase leads down to a marble-tiled terrace housing the engine room. Within this area, you'll find the pump for the water curtain and the low-noise emergency diesel generator. Further down the slope, a white marble replica of David and a path that winds through a rocky slope, featuring Cycads Revolutas flourishing in their natural habitat, lead you to a magnificent lake nourished by abundant underground springs. Before reaching the next gate, you'll find a carport to your left hand side and you'll encounter an abstract sculpture of a fetus in a womb, symbolizing the main source of drinking water, a representation of life itself. From here, over 4 million liters of fresh water flow through canals to the saltwater river on a daily basis.
Moving to the exterior of the villa, a second grand gate grants access. The entrance is adorned with unique cast iron and copper lamps and adorned with big wooden letters in a gold color, spelling out the name of the property. Inside, notable features include a Rivera clock from Santiago de Compostela, a statue of Lady Justice, and an 18th-century antique bronze church bell honoring Saint Juliana, the patron saint invoked against infectious diseases. Beyond this entrance, your attention will likely be captivated by the lake and its beach, a distinctive feature of the property, embellished with Washingtonia Robusta palm trees, limestone rocks, and art installations. The beach area boasts white sand, fed by pristine spring water, and a tranquil ambiance.
Adjacent to the beach area, you'll find a fully equipped bathroom adorned with Sphinx sinks and toilets, Cluedo taps, mahogany cabinets, and recessed lighting. Additionally, an outdoor shower with hot and cold water, featuring walls made of natural stone, provides a refreshing experience. The engine room, responsible for hot water boilers fed by six solar panels and controlling the general heating of the villa through a Carrier heating system, can be found just behind this bathroom.
On the southern side of the villa, a lounge area paved with terracotta and blue granite is covered by an aluminum pergola equipped with fans. Majestic columns, crafted from Hunan yellow marble statues representing the four seasons of the year, provide support. Towards the west side of the villa lies the infinity-edged pool and built-in Jacuzzi, bordered by Ipé hardwood decking and embraced by a ship-style railing. These aquatic features derive their water supply from the natural springs on the premises, ensuring a chemical-free and filtered experience. The pool itself is made of exquisite marble stones, while a home automation system controls the pumps, allowing for remote filling or emptying of the pool and Jacuzzi.
Moving to the northern side of the villa, you'll discover a covered outside area accentuated by stunning fossil pillars adorned with Azul Bahia granite at the base. This space offers a tranquil spot to immerse oneself in nature. Along the wall, medieval-style cannons point towards the river, symbolizing the villa's protection. Decorative artificial grass nearby provides an inviting play area. The remaining flooring throughout this area is made of stone, leading to another covered space suitable for parking up to three cars.
To the east of the villa, a sturdy bridge constructed from Padu wood leads you to the Buddha Garden, an oasis surrounded by Oriental art and paved with Moleanos stone and Azul Bahia granite. In the middle of the koi pond, a remarkable fish sculpture carved from jade stone stands as a centerpiece. Adjacent to the sculpture, a pebble massage pool awaits, allowing you to enjoy a therapeutic foot massage while strolling over the smooth pebbles. The highlight of this area is the Winter Garden, an enchanting space characterized by its iron and copper structure and finished with Azul Bahia granite flooring. As night falls, the hillside behind the Winter Garden comes alive with a captivating display of multicolored lights.
Now, let's move our attention to the villa itself:
Surrounded by a hedge of small lavender plants and encompassed by water, the villa evokes the feeling of a castle protected by a moat. Upon entering through the imposing front door, you'll step into the entrance hall, adorned with wooden-framed high-quality unbreakable stained-glass windows depicting the beauty of the property’s flora and fauna. The yellow travertine floor tiles exude elegance, guiding your gaze towards the living room, kitchen, and dining area, which are bathed in natural daylight streaming through large windows and terrace doors. The living room features a fireplace, while the open-concept kitchen, designed by the Danish brand Uno Form, offers a seamless culinary experience. The living room and kitchen areas provide captivating views of the ground level terraces and the inviting swimming pool area.
The kitchen can be accessed directly from the outside or through a pantry connected to the hallway. Continuing on the ground level, you'll find a spacious bedroom with hardwood flooring, fully equipped with multimedia wiring, allowing for versatile usage as a cinema room, game lounge, or office. Adjacent to the bedroom, a bathroom with a separate toilet room awaits, conveniently serving both the bedroom and the Spa area.
Speaking of the Spa area, it encompasses a sauna and is designed to accommodate a Jacuzzi and gym facilities, making it ideal for relaxation or fitness activities. Additionally, this space can be utilized as a massage room.
The Spa area features gleaming grey Matrix stone flooring with a textured finish, while mahogany wood accents can be found on the doors and closets, mirroring the overall aesthetic of the villa. From the Spa area, you can directly access the Buddha Garden through a specially designed Japanese gate.
A laundry room is conveniently available on the ground level and can be accessed from both the interior and exterior of the villa. Additionally, a safe room is discreetly placed beneath the stairway, housing all the control panels for the house, including the video surveillance and alarm systems, ensuring security and peace of mind.
To reach the upper level of the villa, you can ascend the stairway made of exquisite mahogany hardwood flooring, illuminated by motion sensor lights. Natural light streams in through a window adorned with an image of a traditional Algarvean chimney.
On the upper level, two spacious ensuite bedrooms occupy the entire floor, accompanied by a large terrace that wraps around them. An exterior stairway provides independent access to this level without interfering with the lower level. With the convenience of keyless entry, both bedrooms can be accessed using a numeric code and locked with the push of a button.
The expansive master bedroom boasts large windows and a cozy fireplace, creating an inviting atmosphere. The ensuite bathroom features a Persian red countertop with a double sink, a hairdryer, and a magnifying mirror. In addition to the toilet, the bathroom offers a steam bath for two people, a generous bathtub, and a walk-in closet.
The second room on the upper level also offers spaciousness and breathtaking views of the property. Its ensuite bathroom boasts a high-quality laponia green granite slab, providing privacy to the toilet area. The countertop, made from the same granite, includes a double sink, a hairdryer, and a magnifying mirror.
Climate control within the villa is facilitated by an underfloor heating system and a comprehensive air conditioning system throughout the entire property. The home automation system allows for temperature adjustment from anywhere in the house and also controls all the interior and exterior lights of the property. Television channels are provided via satellite through the Internet, ensuring entertainment options.
In addition to the main entrance, there is another entrance gate to the property situated closer to the river. This alternative land entrance offers its own charm and beauty. On the right-hand side of this entrance, one of the property's three birdwatching towers stands tall, strategically positioned to allow observation of various bird species attracted to the river and adjacent marshland, such as storks, snipes, spoonbills, flamingos, and more.
On the left-hand side of this entrance, an imposing Egyptian bench sits gracefully amidst the palm trees and near the flowing water stream. Well-lit footpaths wind through the lush vegetation and art installations, revealing a meticulously cultivated flora that has transformed the property into a hidden paradise. Among the many varieties of flora are hundreds of Phoenix Canariensis, Syagrus, and Washingtonia palm trees. Chorisia and Erythrina trees, exotic fruit trees, the papyrus plant, and various decorative plants can be found throughout the property. Thanks to the abundant groundwater, an irrigation system is not necessary.
For those who prefer to arrive by boat, the property offers boat access when the tide is high, allowing for entry from Silves or Portimão. A private quay can be set up as a personal dock, providing a convenient and picturesque way to reach the property. Reinforced dikes protect the premises from tides, and the moat surrounding the villa serves as both an additional water management measure and a decorative feature, complete with cannons.
Moreover, the property boasts its own helicopter landing site offering a convenient and efficient way to access the property. From the aerial perspective, the expansive dimensions of the property become apparent. While no further construction is permitted on the premises, there is ample space to accommodate additional projects such as a football pitch, squash, tennis or cricket courts, and even a golf course.

Maintenance of the property is essential, and a dedicated maintenance person is recommended. This individual would be responsible for the general upkeep and repair of the grounds and equipment, performing a variety of duties such as water management and dike control, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and tending to the plants, among other tasks.

This is a truly remarkable estate, offering a tranquil and exclusive retreat surrounded by natural beauty and luxurious amenities. Whether arriving by car, boat, or helicopter, the property's multiple entrances provide convenient access to this hidden paradise in the southern region of Portugal.
Property Features
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwashing machine
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Under floor heating
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Safe
  • Underfloor
  • Pool
  • Proximity: Airport, Mountain, Beach, Golf course, Restaurants, City, Shopping, Hospital, Schools
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Garage
  • Furnished
  • Built year: 1989
  • Laundry
  • Drive way
  • Conservatory
  • Storage / utility room
  • Views: Countryside views, Beach view, Garden view, Lake view, River view, Pool view
  • Frontline property
  • Video entry system
  • Security alarm
  • Double glazing
  • Automatic irrigation
  • Water Cistern
  • Borehole
  • Walking distance to beach
  • Quiet Location
  • Gym
  • Central location
  • Parking space
  • Irrigation System
  • Domotics
  • Uninterrupted views
  • Energetic certification: B-
  • Solar orientation: West
  • Balcony
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