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A five-bedroom, two-bathroom detached stone cottage situated in over 4000 square metres of land in a quiet lane just about 15 minutes from Ansião and close to a popular village which has all everyday amenities.
A metal gate opens into a covered passageway which leads to the back door and to the gardens. On the left of the passageway is an old animal shed. Stone steps lead from the passageway to the large garden which has a shed with a threshing circle and a lot of fruit trees, including olive, orange, fig and pomegranate. There is a cisterna which collects the rainwater from the roof. At the back of the house is an above ground Intex swimming pool which measures approximately 8m x 3m. The pool is set on a tiled terrace surrounded by natural stone which forms a low wall. Double gates provide vehicular access from the road onto the land. An area of the garden is fenced off for animals. The whole garden is enclosed by a wall.
The back door opens into the kitchen (3.37 m x 4.43 m). The kitchen has a range of base units with marble worktops and a stainless-steel sink unit. There is a fireplace with a log burner. There is a traditional wooden window with wooden internal shutters. There is a small fitted table. On the opposite side of the kitchen is a run of laminate worktops with space beneath and cupboards above. There is a tiled floor and a traditional wooden ceiling with exposed beams. Steps lead down to a door leading to the front lobby. From the kitchen, there is also a passage that leads to a storage room/pantry (1.93 m x 2.21 m).
From the passage, a door opens into a second kitchen (2.76 m x 6.65 m) with a tiled floor and beamed roof with exposed roof tiles. There is a long run of base units with laminate worktops and two inset bowls and mixer tap. There is a range cooker with five gas burners and an electric oven. There is also a corner unit with a built-in refrigerator and a stainless-steel vegetable sink. There is a gas hot water heater (not checked). The windows with stone sills and polyethene covers, which can be opened, overlook the front courtyard which is laid with calçadas. From the kitchen, a glazed door opens into this courtyard. The courtyard has a gate that opens onto the lane. From the kitchen, steps lead to a storage area.
The storage area (2.80m x 2.22m) has a tiled floor and concrete roof. A glazed door opens onto steps that lead down to the sitting room and a wooden door leads to the shower room. The shower room benefits from a shower cubicle with shower mixer, a pedestal basin with mirror over and a close coupled WC. There is a tiled floor and full height wall tiles.
The sitting room (4.88m x 4.9m) has a tiled floor and a concrete ceiling. There is a large double glazed window with metal shutters and a wide stone sill that overlooks the lane and double glazed doors with metal shutters that lead out onto the calçadas courtyard. There are natural stone walls to half height and a stone fireplace with inset log burner.
The lobby (3.18m x 3.55m) has a tiled floor and traditional wooden ceilings. There is a wooden double principle door that leads to the lane. On the left, there are two small bedrooms both with traditional double wooden doors, wooden floors and ceilings, and traditional wooden windows with internal wooden shutters. Bedroom 1 is 2.31m x 2.12m and Bedroom 2 is 2.33m x 2.26m.
A wooden staircase leads from the lobby to a sitting room (6.22m x 3.38m) on the first floor. The sitting room has a wooden floor and wooden windows that require reglazing. There is a wooden door to a storeroom (3.39m x 3.4m) and traditional double wooden doors to two small bedrooms (2.41m x 2.21m and 2.4m x 2.49m) both of which have wooden floors and ceilings and windows with internal shutters. From the sitting room, there is also an opening to a small lobby with a gas water heater (not checked) with doors leading to a bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom (3.65m x 3.32m) has a wooden block floor, traditional wooden windows and internal shutters and a wall-mounted electric heater. The bathroom has a tiled floor and half height tiled walls, there is a WC, bidet, pedestal basin and small bath with bath/shower mixer tap.
The cottage benefits from mains water and electricity, a septic tank and bottled gas. There is telephone close by.
The property is in a great location in Central Portugal and has good links to Lisbon and Porto. The A1 motorway is 15 minutes away, the A13 20 minutes away and the mainline railway station of Pombal, with fast trains to both Lisbon and Porto, is just 15 minutes away.