2 bedroom restored off grid Mill house by a stream, close to Figueiro dos Vinhos
This 2 bedroom restored stone house used to be a mill to make flour in it's days, today it is a stunning house, with a lovely courtyard just by the stream with plenty of the old features left. It has no neighbors and feels very peaceful, but yet only around 5 minutes drive to the main town of Figueiro dos Vinhos.
You enter the property driving down on a good track, it will be necessary to have a 4X4 car, but not to worry, as including in the price will be a Suzuki Vitara with special dirt track tires. MOT has expired, but sellers will do MOT before a sale. There is good parking and you will need to go over the wooden bridge over the stream to the front door, once through will lead you to a very spacious and bright living room with a wood burner.
From the living room 2 steps up, you have the kitchen with an open fire place, electric oven and gas cooker and from this level is the bathroom. The 2 bedrooms are few steps down and facing the stream.
Straight through the kitchen is a door that leads to the old part where the water used to flow, the sellers has diverted the water and secured the stones in the walls so no water is flowing through the house at the moment, here is the exit to the courtyard and another room, which at the moment is having all the necessary equipment for the off grid solar panel system, fridge and washing machine. This room could also be turned into a third bedroom.
The courtyard is a few steps down, it is all paved with nice stones and contains a good size area, there is also another bridge and a gate, if you like to use it as parking space. At the far end is a covered barbecue area next to a waterfall and a big tank to collect water. Here is also another room, currently used as storage and the pump house for the water to reach the house from the stream, but could also be turned into another bedroom.
Behind the house is the main part of the land, some part is flat, but it is on a hill side and at the moment it has mainly cork trees and olive trees. The land close to the house has fruit trees, such as chestnut, orange, lime, lemon and strawberries. There is also a good size flat land just outside the entrance door, plenty of space to grow your own.
There is plenty of stunning walks along the river and just a few minutes walk away is amazing views and waterfalls with rock pools for swimming in hot sunny days.
The house has 8 solar panels and 12 batteries, this is enough for using lights, fridge, oven, washing machine and TV. The house is pre-installed for mains electricity if you wish to connect. The water from the stream is used for bathroom, kitchen and washing machine. The hot water is from a gas boiler.
The house has double glazed windows, new septic tank, new roof in block and beams. All the appliances and furniture is included in the sale, as well as the Jeep. It has MEO internet and phone. The main house is at the moment 114m2, but sits on a plot of Urban land of 420m2.
In Figueiro dos Vinhos you will find most things for your daily life, such as doctor's, school's, library, museum, theatre, supermarkets and weekly fruit and vegetable market and plenty of stunning river beaches.
Lisbon and Porto is around a 2 hour drive away and closest train station is in Pombal, Coimbra, Portugal's third biggest city is a 30 minute drive and the seaside 45 minutes away.