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Potential for Several Different Business Models on Large Country Estate, near Tavira

Country House in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

ref. TV867
1.650.000€ 1.470.000€
  • E
  • 6
  • 9
  • 411m2
  • 112.571m2
  • Alojamento Local

Unique opportunity to create a well-being centre or artist retreat and performance centre on a 6-bedroom country estate. The property has a main house, 3 separate cottages, a yoga studio, atelier and swimming pool, all set in a huge plot in a fantastic location with panoramic sea views, near Tavira.

Country House
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Tavira, Faro
Algarve (East)
Construction Year
Living Area
411 m²
Usable area
646 m²
Plot Area
112.571 m²
Country Road
Parking outdoors
Lounge/Dining, Sta Catarina Tiles, Patio Doors, Terrace, Sea View, Countryside views
Balcony/Terrace, Garden Terrace, Roof Terrace, Coast views, Countryside views
Fully Fitted, Gas Hob/Oven, Extractor, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Garden View
Storage, Laundry, Office/Study, Dance/Yoga Studio, Workshop, 3 Annexes
Bedroom 1
Main House, 2 Bedrooms, First Floor, Sea View, Countryside View
Bedroom 2
Cottage 1, En-Suite, Garden View
Bedroom 3
Cottage 2, Sea View, Countryside View
Bedroom 4
Cottage 3, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View
2 Guest Toilets, 1 Family Bathroom, Ground Floor
Fireplace, Salamandra, AC
Cable/Satellite TV, Internet/Phone, Alarm System
Borehole, Mains electric, Septic tanks, Gas Bottle
Single Glazing, Aluminium, Fly Screens
7x4m, Tiled, Shower, Lighting
Private, Landscaped, Natural, Auto irrigation, Trees, Fruit Trees, Outdoor lighting, BBQ
Pond, Play Area, Open Air Theatre, Bowling
Sea View, Panoramic View, Countryside View
• Plot of 11.4 ha (114,000m²)
• Living area of 167m² (main house)
• Construction year 1991
• 2 Studios/Ateliers with 134m² and 115m²
• 3 separate, private guest cottages
• Rental Licence for the main building
• Renovations are required
• 16 km to the beach

This exceptional property has extraordinary potential as a rural hideaway for discerning guests, well-being clients, arts practitioners or a large family home. It offers a peaceful space to live and work in, to create and practice in, to rest and get away from it all, and as a base for explorations of the region.

Set in a huge plot of land with mature trees and amazing views to the coast, it is just a 15-minute drive away from the picturesque town of Tavira and only 20 minutes from the coast and its wide, sandy beaches. The large studio and atelier, the open-air theatre and the three separate cottages offer the opportunity to host, for example, workshops and cultural events.

The main house and three cottages have all been designed by the artist who owns the property. Each building has its individual style, but they all have large window fronts to fill them with light and air.

The main house has an octagonal layout, with a large living area on the ground floor and an equally spacious en-suite bedroom on the first floor. A small, but well-organised kitchen is located just off the living room. Two hallways on opposite sides of the living room lead to the studio and atelier respectively. The studio with its wooden floor and high ceiling would be the ideal space for dance or yoga classes, performances and rehearsals.

The three cottages are spread around the garden and are very private. They each have their own kitchen and BBQ. The swimming pool has wood decking on two sides as well as a tiled terrace offering both shade and sun. This area is surrounded by mature trees and tropical plants, so it is very private but also has views onto the unspoilt countryside.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a property with a total living space of more than 400m² in an area of increasing touristic interest where building is tightly regulated.


• 7x4m pool with decking and tiled terrace
• Mature garden with several ponds, games areas and open-air theatre
• 2 boreholes and holding tanks (cisterns)
• Fully fitted kitchens in main house and cottages
• BBQ areas for guests
• Wood-burning fireplaces in the main house and in one of the cottages
• Laundry room, guest bathrooms and washrooms including one disabled WC
• Phone line/internet/satellite T.V.
• Ample parking
• Alarm system in the cottages
• Air-conditioning in two of the cottages


• Set in the peaceful countryside 3 km from the village of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo and 10 km from the historic town of Tavira.
• All amenities catered for in Tavira: medical centres, supermarkets, a daily food and fish market, banks, post office, pharmacies, newsagents, petrol stations, schools, churches, restaurants, bars and cafes. There are also supermarkets, a bank, a post office, a petrol station, a primary school and several cafés, bars and restaurants in Santa Catarina. The agricultural co-operative sells the renowned local olive oil.
• A 20-minute drive to the coast and its beaches.
• A 35-minute drive to Faro international airport.
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