We are offering a detached traditional two bedroom country cottage on Santa Maria Island in Arrebentão (Santa Bárbara parish) situated on a 4304m2 plot with far-ranging sea views.
The house was completely reformed in 2015 (from semi-ruined state) with new wiring and plumbing, new roof with protective membrane, new water mains pipe from the main road, and a reinforced concrete floor above the basement area.
The open-plan living area features a bespoke fitted hardwood kitchen with electric oven and gas hob and fridge. The modern bathroom is equipped with sink, WC and open shower area. Adjacent to the bathroom is a separate nook for a washing machine.
The main bedroom has space for a double bed and two wardrobes, with views towards Pico Alto. The second guest bedroom has a double bed and sea views over the rear garden.
Beneath the main house is a traditional ‘cave’, which includes a drier and freezer. This is currently used as a storage and utility room, but could be used as separate living accommodation if required. To the rear of the kitchen is an external housing for the gas water heater and propane tank storage.
The house sits on a large terraced plot and would be ideal for growing vegetables or for a smallholding. The property boundaries have been legally updated on the title deeds to reflect the full area of the land belonging to the house. The garden features a seating area overlooking the ocean and a leveled area ideal for sunbathing. A former pigsty is available for reform and could be converted to a storage shed. The plot features a number of trees. The extent of the land ensures that the sea views are protected from development.
The property is accessed via a short track from the main road, which gives quick access to the main local village of Santa Bárbara with its local shop and bar, and the famous seaside resort village of São Lourenço with its bars, restaurants, yellow sand beach and seawater swimming pool. A number of hiking trails are found close by, including the long-distance GR01 trail. The main city of Vila do Porto with supermarkets, banks etc. is 20 minutes away by car.
The property is sold furnished and with appliances included. It currently has an internet TV connection with wireless broadband, but has been ‘future-proofed’ with embedded conduit and junction box for satellite and/or conventional TV connections.
Not many houses are available on Santa Maria Island. This one is just the one you might want to buy if you are looking for a comfortable place with lots of privacy on the sunny side of the island.