This stunning Rural Tourism property offers stylish and comfortable accommodation with direct access to the river Dueça which flows gently alongside the Hotel. The current owner has created an incredibly peaceful retreat with traditional stone cottages providing elegant self-contained luxury for the perfect relaxing escape. The main building includes a further 3 en-suite rooms along with a well designed reception area with an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. Hotel guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and traditional Portuguese dinner in the riverside dining room, all produce is cooked on-site with many of the ingredients provided by the eco-friendly orchards and farmland which also provide a haven for local wildlife. The property also includes a Museum dedicated to the production of Olive Oil, offering a fascinating insight into this traditional local product. This fabulous and successful business would make an excellent investment for anyone in search of a comfortable home within an established Rural Hotel in the beautiful and tranquil countryside of central Portugal.
The key features of this property are:
Ground floor includes:
Spacious lounge with open fire and feature water wheel
Large dining area with river views
Museum of Olive Oil
First floor includes:
3 En-suite bedrooms
Guest Cottages created from original stone flour mills:
'Casinha do Rio' includes one bedroom with en-suite, Central Heating and Air Conditioning
'Moinho dos Sentidos' designed to accommodate a family the cottage includes a lounge area with wood burning fire, central heating, Air conditioning and a separate Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Both cottages have private outdoor seating areas with direct access to the river.
Swimming Pool - 5m x 10m ( mixture of salt and chlorine)
Comfortable poolside area for sunbathing
Off road covered parking
Outdoor kitchen with dining room
Covered parking area for farm machinery
Wood store / Solar panels
Farmland with orchards, eco-friendly kitchen/ vegetable gardens, covered walkways, paths extending through the land to greenhouses, chicken shed and river side walks
This property has been sympathetically renovated from the original stone flour mills and Olive Press which existed on the site, many of the features are evident both internally and externally with glass floors included in the guest cottage and main hotel reception area offering exciting glimpses into the old workings and foundations of this traditional building. These features extend to the beautiful outdoor areas which include many private, seating areas where the sight and sound of the River Dueça can be enjoyed at your leisure. The landscape around the hotel retains a natural, unspoiled theme with mature Olives and other indigenous trees offering shade under their majestic beauty. Channels from the river extend below small rustic bridges and throughout the gardens, these have been kept to highlight the original workings of the flour mills.
The Hotel and Stone Cottages are beautifully presented throughout retaining many original features. The property is connected to mains electric and water with the additional bonus of external irrigation from the river which is used for the surrounding land. Central Heating and hot water are fuelled by wood and supported by Solar panels. Sanitation is provided by a 4 tank Fosse system. Telephone, TV and Internet are all connected. The large swimming pool offers the perfect opportunity to relax and cool off during the warm summer months. The land around the property offers a covered outdoor kitchen/ dining area to relax with fellow guests and enjoy the hospitality offered by this unique property. Walks extend around the grounds of the Hotel leading through to the various kitchen gardens, vegetable patches, greenhouses and herb gardens. Mature climbing plants adorn covered pergolas, the orchards offer a variety of fruit trees including plum, peach, pear, cherry, kiwi, fig, chestnuts and Olives. Look out for Otters and Kingfishers whilst enjoying riverside walks.
The Hotel currently offers on-site facilities including Breakfast and Dinner. The local market town of Miranda do Corvo is 5kms away and includes supermarkets, schools, health centre, hospital, restaurants, cafes, banks etc. The famous University City of Coimbra is close by and attracts a large number of tourists to the Central Portugal region. The countryside surrounding the hotel offers beautiful walks, cycle trails and fresh water swimming at the various river beaches. For the more adventurous visitor you have rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and off-roading to enjoy. The road network extending throughout the area makes this property very accessible to visitors whilst retaining the peaceful countryside location.
This established business has an existing Licence for Tourism, the accommodation is regularly fully booked with many repeat visitors returning to enjoy this stunning property. We are certain that anyone interested in investing in this Rural Tourism Hotel will fall in love with the location offering a life of total peace and tranquillity.
Miranda do Corvo: 5 kms
Coimbra: 30 minutes
Coast: 50 minutes
Golf: 30 minutes
Porto: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lisbon: 2 hours
Energy Rating: B