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Reference 245582

2 bedroom House for sale with Income Potential in Olhao, Algarve

330,000 EUR
283,800 GBP 353,100 USD
Exciting possibilities with this exceptional townhouse for renovation in a great lcoation in the old centre "Baixa" of Olhao, just a few steps from the market and the beautiful Ria Formosa.

The renovation project has been recently approved by the Olhao town hall. Featuring beautiful stone walls, high and typical vaulted ceilings and a rooftop terrace with magnificent views overlooking the old town and the islands.
Being located in the ARU (Area de Reabilita a Urbana) it is eligible for certain fiscal benefits after renovation.
The project involves a house with a 133m2 building area comprising of living space on two floors and a mezzanine plus outside space with an inner courtyard of 11m2 and a rooftop terrace of 60m2.
On the rooftop there is panning to create a plunge pool.

Lay-out of the project:
Ground floor with a living area of 56m2 and inner patio of 11m2.
First floor and mezzanine with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms of 77m2.
Rooftop terrace of 60m2 and a plunge pool of 4.80m2.

Olhao is a traditional and characterful fishing town in the Eastern part of the Algarve. The town has a very pretty waterfront with the islands of Armona and Culatra closeby, a busy fishing harbour and a maze of pleasant cobbled back streets in the fisherman's quarter.
This is a rare opportunity.


Price330,000 EUR
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