Castelo Paraiso is a grand estate which has been totally renovated whilst protecting its heritage and traditional features. With total privacy for the owners it is still just a short drive to all major towns and the International airport of Faro. Glorious sandy beaches and many top golf courses are within easy reach. Main house with 3 Reception rooms, 2 Dining rooms, Piano Bar, 2 Terrace, Kitc…
Castelo Paraiso is a grand estate which has been totally renovated whilst protecting its heritage and traditional features. With total privacy for the owners it is still just a short drive to all major towns and the International airport of Faro. Glorious sandy beaches and many top golf courses are within easy reach. Main house with 3 Reception rooms, 2 Dining rooms, Piano Bar, 2 Terrace, Kitchen, master suite, 2 Guest suites. Six cottages Totalling 12 bedrooms, 9 baths, 3 lounges and 3 Central heating system Private Chapel Walled-in, private swimming pool area within and Outdoor bars Garaging for four cars Extraordinary lush gardens some laid do park lawn, some formal walled-in orchards and an artificial lake with tropical bar Tennis court, helicopter landing possibility.Horse stable. Greenhouse Technical building for tractors, engines, etc. Workshop, solar energy
Total land area: 34.400m2 Castelo Paraiso is accessed through an iron gate (remote controlled and automatically operated) cobbled by tall cypresses and large antique pots. The drive way takes you through the 3.000 m2 front garden to the Main house.
Main House: Main Entrance Hall with vaulted ceiling and arched stone doorways leading to inner hallway with cupboards into TV/Winter Room with open fireplace. The Drawing Room has a a Romanesque window, created by using an ancient Roman Column and a large open fireplace. Informal Dining Room with high ceiling and fireplace with FogoMontanha (wood burning stove).From the informal dining room access to the traditional Rustic kitchen with all appliances including a professional Walk-in Fridge. From informal dining room up a few steps through old character doors to a most impressive Formal Dining Room which easily seats 30 people.Spectacular timber ceiling construction. A big traditional open fireplace underlines the grandeur of this beautiful room. A spectacular guest cloakroom with wash-basin and walls in natural stone. Steps lead down to the Library with built-in cupboard with access to the main drawing room. From TV room doors lead to a hallway with a side access to the house and further on to a double guest suite with traditionally tiled bathroom. From the main hall stairs with traditional tiles lead to a upper floor with vaulted ceiling entering straight ahead a Double Bedroom (with en suite bathroom). A Private office with traditional wooden ceiling. A small hallway leads into the Master Suite with double aspect with a walk-in wardrobe to the master bathroom with traditional Portuguese tiles. Large shower cubicle, bathtub, WC, bidet and twin washbasin.
Inner Gardens There is the most beautiful inner court-yard with tall cypresses, numerous flower pots, old tiles and cobble stones. A raised area with old benches and antique azulejos. The area around the house is totally walled-in and the walls having a number of niches with classical Roman sculptures and fragment features. The generous Barbecue Area is shaded by a tall palm tree and provides seating for several people.
At the end of the courtyard a Private Chapel with bell tower has been built recently.
Walking along the main house a spectacular formal Roman Garden is reached. Trimmed and cut hedges and in the middle an antique water feature. In a niche a lion fountain an a number of antique Roman features – some more than 2.000 years old. From inner court yard through a stone arch and gates to a sensational Swimming Pool and Entertainment Area. Completely walled-in there is a 10 x 5 m swimming pool, terracing and a covered area with an in and outdoor bar.Servicing this area is a fully fitted bathroom.
Outer Gardens From guest cottage 3 and barbecue area a 16th century gate leads do the extensive grounds used as Orchard with about 300 fruit trees of different varieties. A paved walkway flanked by lights leads to the far end of the estate – here you find an Artificial Lake (1.000 m2) with a Tropical Island Bar (reached by a small bridge). Seating areas and terraces and a toilet facility. The walkway leads further around the estate past a Greenhouse and the original cistern, which holds enough fresh water for the estate. Further past a hard surface Tennis Court and the impressive Garage Complex with space for four cars. The garage complex has laundry facilities. Two satellite dishes and a workshop. Helicopter landing possibility. Equipped with automatic irrigation systems. Horse Stables. Hundreds of high cypress trees mark the boundary of this estate which is fully fenced and additionally protected with security lighting and camera monitoring system. There have been recently 95 Solar Panels installed. Energy Rating: C #ref:SPSPT-SP-702