This substantial detached villa is beautifully presented throughout; the pretty front garden and traditional stone paved driveway enhance the kerb appeal. The property is spacious and elegantly decorated offering a calm and contemporary style with an emphasis on comfort and practicality. The house includes four double bedrooms, two on the ground floor and a further two large en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, making this an ideal property for anyone with limited mobility, elderly relatives or young children. The spacious lounge flows through to a large kitchen with access to a private Mediterranean style courtyard with paved external areas extending round to a productive kitchen garden. The property is located in Casal de Ermio within a small residential area with wonderful views over the Serra de Lousã Mountains and within walking distance of the popular river beach making this the ideal property for exploring and enjoying the beautiful Central Portugal countryside.
The property includes:
4 Double bedrooms
(The ground floor bedrooms are currently in use as a study and dining room)
2 En-suite bathrooms
The property is located on a quiet road with views over the local nurseries and surrounding countryside. Gates to the front lead into a traditional, calçada paved driveway with access to the garage to the side of the property and the attractive walled garden to the front which can be enjoyed from the privacy of the covered terrace. The garage has plumbing for a washing machine and also contains a large chest freezer. It also contains an INOX hot water tank for the integrated heating systems and solar panels. The front door leads into the entrance hall and through to the spacious lounge area with patio doors to the front. A stylish Italian design pellet burner not only creates a wonderful focal point to the room but also supports the central heating system throughout the house. Sliding doors conceal the entrance to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first bedroom to the front is currently in use as a study, bedroom two is currently in use as a dining room; both rooms have fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom includes a shower, bidet, W.C and modern vanity unit.
Double doors open from the lounge into a large kitchen/ diner with wooden base and wall units, granite worktops, double sink, eye-level oven, gas hob and extractor. A free standing island offers further worktop and storage space. The dishwasher and fridge/freezer are included in the sale. Patio doors lead out to a private, covered terrace. Returning to the lounge area, wooden stairs lead up to a further two large double bedrooms, the front bedroom is light and airy with patio doors leading out to a private balcony with views over the surrounding countryside. In addition to the en-suite which includes a shower, bidet, W.C and vanity unit there is also a separate dressing room. Bedroom four has windows to the rear, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite with a bath, shower, bidet, W.C and vanity unit. The tiling throughout the house is neutral and modern, adding a sense of elegance to this wonderful property.
The house has Solar panels providing hot water and a dual fuel central heating system which uses either oil or the pellet burner in the lounge area. All windows and patio doors are double glazed with external shutters. All external walls and the roof space are all double insulated. Bottled gas is used for cooking and to support the provision of hot water during the winter months. The property has TV, telephone and internet connected in all living spaces. Sanitation is provided by a septic tank system. Furniture is available by separate negotiation.
The land surrounding the property is walled and private, the rear covered terrace provides a comfortable seating area adorned with mature climbing plants; the combination of bright colours, a lemon tree and beautiful scented Jasmine create a real sense of the Mediterranean. There is an automatic irrigation system to the front and rear gardens. The rear terrace is spacious enough for a large outdoor dining table and includes a small outdoor kitchen with a sink and BBQ, next to which is a small boiler house containing the the diesel boiler and a 1000 litre oil tank with room for additional storage currently used for storing bags of pellets. Mature climbing plants surround a pergola which leads through to a productive, kitchen garden; the current owner is growing a wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables. This area also includes a private, tiled seating/sunbating position.
The property is in a peaceful and private location within easy access to the market town of Lousã where you can find all local facilities including schools, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, banks, vets, health centre, rugby club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, etc. The Serra de Lousã Mountains provide a range of activities including hiking, mountain biking, off road 4 x 4 trails and cycling. The famous schist villages are well worth a visit along with the many local restaurants offering traditional Portuguese dishes. During the warm summer months you can stroll down to the local river beach where you can cool off in the safe, fresh water swimming area or relax with friends and family at the popular café/ bar. There are several more river beaches close by, all offering their own unique facilities. The famous University of Coimbra is an easy 20 minute drive away.
Lousã: 5 minutes
Coimbra: 20 minutes
Golf: 20 minutes
Coast: 1 hour
Porto: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lisbon: 2 hours
Energy Rating: C