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Watermill for restoration in idyllic location with river front, near Santa Catarina, East Algarve

Plot in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

ref. TV1904
  • NA
  • 194m2
  • 14.487m2

A rare opportunity to purchase a historic watermill with 1.4 ha. land and 350 m of riverfront in beautiful, peaceful countryside, near Santa Catarina and Tavira. Once restored, this property will be an idyllic home or holiday property.

Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Tavira, Faro
Algarve (East)
Construction Year
Living Area
194 m²
Usable area
194 m²
Plot Area
14.487 m²
Country Road, Manual Entrance Gate
Parking outdoors
well, Cistern, Borehole, Mains electric
Panoramic View, River/Estuary Views, Countryside View
• Eligible for Golden Visa
• Construction area: 194 m²
• Plot: 14.487 m²
• Construction year: 1906
• Approved habitation project
• Idyllic countryside setting
• River frontage (approx. 350 m) and natural pool
• Distance to the nearest beach 21.5 km

This historic watermill in a stunning countryside setting is the perfect opportunity to create an idyllic rural haven for living, renting out or as a Rural Tourism business.

The current owners have enlarged the land, fenced around 70% of the property, built an attractive retaining wall at the front of the property and are creating a feature-walled entrance with electric gates for vehicles and for pedestrians. Electricity will be provided by solar panels and/or from the mains network, which is nearby and can be easily connected.

Water is plentiful, both from a well and a recently installed 62m-deep borehole, which will produce up to 20,000 litres/day. The river has water year-round and a number of natural bathing pools.

The property is located on the edge of a tiny hamlet and accessed via a 3.2 km country road. An extraordinary opportunity for a rural idyll as home, holiday property or business.


• Borehole, well and cisterna
• Mains electricity nearby for connection
• Rustic land with maritime pine trees, carob trees, olive trees, strawberry trees and a loquat tree
• Riverside frontage and access, with natural bathing pools
• Partially fenced and walled


• Distance to sea: 16 km
• Nearest beach: Praia da Fuseta Ria (21.5 km); Ferry to Ilha de Tavira (21.5 km); Ferries (from Olhão) to Ilha da Culatra, Ilha do Farol and Ilha Deserta (23.5 km)
• Nearest golf: Benamor (27 km)
• Faro airport: 34 km
• Nearest town: Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo (7.5 km); São Brás de Alportel (15 km)
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