A rare opportunity to buy a house overlooking praia da amoreia.
The beach of Praia da Amoreira is located within the Vicentine Coast Natural Park and is at the mouth of the Aljezur River.
A gem considered to be “off the beaten track”, the beach has a wide expanse of golden fine sand which is backed by deep and widespread sand dunes. At the southern end of the beach is the mouth of the river Aljezur. There are many rock pools to explore and, when the tide is out, a shallow lagoon is left on the beach. The beach is also popular with surfers.
Inland from the lagoon, you can encounter wildlife, such as otters, and birds, such as the kingfisher, nightingale and the grey heron, as well as the bee-eater between March and September. To the south, the green slope of a large, fossilized dune shelters a variety of unique plant species; to the north, the sands are slowly replaced by extensive dunes and by dark, very jagged cliffs. Along the top of the cliff offers beautiful views over the ocean. Not only that, but the area also coincides with a ‘Biodiversity Station’ promoted by an NGO dedicated to the preservation of butterflies’ natural habitats.
Depending on the season, here you’ll be able to see several species of butterflies: The Spanish Marbled White, Mazarine Blue, Green-striped White and two species of Zygaena. The best month to see butterflies is probably April, when a variety of rare plants (like the Camphor Thyme) are in bloom.
Further on there is a sparsely wooded area populated by pines that serve as a crucial line of protection against the winds and salty spray coming from the ocean. Here you’ll find a healthy population of a plant (Teucrium vicentinum) that only exists along these rough shores. Several species of wild orchids can be seen between February and April.
Perched on the clifftop, overlooking the beach, this modern villa was designed by renowned architect João Fonseca. His inspiration was a cruise ship, allowing you to dream of sailing out across the ocean, just metres away.
The villa offers stunning accommodation over four floors, with the interior flowing seamlessly to the terraces outside. Relax in or around the solar-heated infinity pool and the hot tub. Or soak up the captivating view from the outdoor sail-shaded dining area, with its double gas griddle, connected to the kitchen by a dumb waiter.
Internally the villa benefits from an open plan living room area, with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen both of which benefit from an expanse of glass windows to ensure the views are always captured. There are 5 double bedroom suites in the main house, all with access to a terrace and all benefit from fitted wardrobes, bathrooms with shower and bath.
A guest house courtyard apartment with 2 further bedrooms with en suites, a fitted kitchen, a sauna and a gym further enhance this property as a true home, with space for family and friends and entertaining.
The property is LSF construction and benefits from the most thermally and acoustically efficient build standard and is encased with polyurethane ensuring the villa is cool in summer and warm in winter. Solar panels provide all the hot water, underfloor and pool heating.
Type: Detached house
Outdoor swimming pool
Build size: 260 m²
Plot size: 850 m²
Energy Rating: A+
Construction year: 2011