Detached 2 Bedroom River Cottage for Renovation
A detached, semi-restored stone cottage set in a peaceful location just 150 metres from the River Zêzere where it is possible to moor a small boat. A stream, which flows down to the river, is at the end of the garden and this is the boundary of the property. The garden, which has very fertile soil, is approximately 800 square metres.
The cottage has thick stone walls and benefits from a new roof with metal joists and rafters and a concrete block and beam floor at the upper level. An opening for a staircase is already provided. The interior walls of the cottage are in exposed stone and the exterior walls have been newly rendered leaving exposed stone on the corners.
Steps lead to the front door which opens into a room measuring approximately 8m x 8m with a fireplace in one corner. There are windows on all walls with wonderful views over the garden and surrounding countryside. It would make sense to keep this as an open plan kitchen/living room to maximise the views. With permission, it could be possible to construct a veranda in wood providing a great outdoor space and entertainment area on the first level and shade or a car port on the lower level.
The lower level is divided and two bedrooms with bathrooms could be installed there. Each division currently has a door way and these could become patio doors leading to a terrace.
Mains electricity and water are at the front of the property ready for connection and there is also a small stone clad building where it may be possible to install a central heating boiler. A stone wall borders the front of the property. In the front garden is a beautiful Camellia and a Bougainvillea is growing against the wall of the cottage.
There is a café/restaurant just a few minutes walk away. The fishing village of Dornes is about 2 kilometres while Ferreira do Zêzere is about 15 minutes away by car and Tomar and Sertã are both about a 20 minute drive. The A13 motorway is about 10 minutes away and this provides fast links to Lisbon and Porto.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a property close to the river offering a perfect outdoor lifestyle or holiday home.