RESERVED / Portugal, Algarve, Paderne, Esteval dos Mouros, you will find a nice one-story villa with typical lines of the region.
This villa has had a complete reconstruction with a recent renovation.
This villa is situated in a small and picturesque rural village, known as Esteval dos Mouros, located in a quiet area with sweeping and scenic views associated with nature over the picturesque hills and countryside.
It comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge with fireplace, equipped kitchen, pantry, laundry, carport with space for up to 3 cars and barbeque.
The land surrounding this house has an area of 9,950sqm Next to the house, the excavation has been prepared to install a swimming pool, and if you want to build it, it is necessary to present the project to be presented at the Câmara de Loulé.
It has good access and is about 5 minutes from the typical villages of Alte and Paderne, and 20 km from Albufeira and the beaches.
Together with this house, it has a rustic plot of land with an approved project to rectify and confirm its current viability at the Loulé City Council, to build a one-story house with 186sqm.
It has an artesian hole with a 10,000 liter deposit.
Good access, about 20 km from Albufeira and the beaches.
As you can see on a visit, there are some houses nearby and it is a good investment to live permanently or for holidays, away from the hustle and bustle of urban centers...
Very close to Esteval dos Mouros, in a region like the Algarve, where the main tourist attractions are beaches, resorts and coastal cities, no one would expect to find one of the most typical villages in Portugal 'hidden' here.
But yes, it's true.
His name is Alte.
Alte is a village located in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão, in the extreme northwest of the municipality of Loulé, district of Faro.
This is a typical Algarve village with a well-preserved historic centre, filled with whitewashed residential buildings and narrow streets and stairs paved with Portuguese cobblestone.
Birthplace of writer Cândido Guerreiro, Alte jumped into the spotlight in 1938 when he was a finalist in the contest 'The Most Portuguese Village in Portugal'.
However, this distinction did not bring the desired economic return in tourism, being for a long time dependent on agricultural production.
However, in recent years the trend has reversed and Alte has started to receive many visitors, being nicknamed the tourism capital of the interior.
In terms of territorial cohesion, this evolution was very important, as it helps to reduce the existing asymmetries between the coast and the interior of the Algarve.
The other nearby village is Paderne...
Paderne, or as it was previously called, Paderna, is according to seventeenth-century authors, a very old place-name, perhaps of Portuguese origin, meaning rough, rude, hard and intractable.
Estácio da Veiga discovered in the village itself, underground galleries that he attributed to prehistoric peoples, although a local tradition indicated them as Moorish granaries or bulks.
They would be copper mining galleries, later used by the peoples that successively dominated the Algarve coast (Phoenicians, Romans, Goths and Arabs).
At about 2 km is the Castle of Paderne, built in the sec.
XIII, at the height of Almohad (political-religious sect that appeared at the end of the 12th century among Muslims in North Africa), and which defended not only the ancient settlement of Paderne but also controlled an important passage between the barrocal and the coast.
Constructed of rammed earth, it has an entrance defended by an advanced tower or barricane and barbican.
The castle was prematurely taken over by Christians in the reign of King Sancho I, falling back under Muslim rule, remaining there until 1248, when the knights of the Order of Santiago, led by their master Paio Peres Correia, conquers him definitively.