This attractive stone built cottage is situated on the edge of a small village close to Vila Nova de Poiares in Central Portugal. The cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard and retains many original features such as exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings. The house is built on one level and is arranged around a small central courtyard with further terraces, an above ground pool and a small garden to the rear and side. There is also over 3800m2 of flat land, 3500m2 of forest, 2 wells, double garage, wood store and stabling for 2 horses. This property would be ideal for anyone requiring a small farm or a manageable equestrian property.
The property currently comprises:
3 double bedrooms
The house can be accessed via the lounge, the utility room or the dining room. From the quiet lane at the front of the cottage a door opens into the lounge. This large, light filled room benefits from a cast iron wood burning stove (which powers the central heating), a vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and partly exposed stone walls. A door from the lounge leads into the first of three double bedrooms. This room has 2 windows overlooking the side terrace, beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls and bespoke fitted wardrobes. A further door in the lounge leads to a hallway that runs around and gives access to, the central courtyard. The hallway also gives access to the remaining rooms in the cottage. Turning right from the lounge the hallway leads to a large, bright, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. This room also benefits from a wooden vaulted ceiling and is flooded with light from a large Velux window. The modern en-suite bathroom has a modern suite comprising of a corner shower, W.C and sink unit. Further along the hallway is the third bedroom, this pretty room has wooden flooring, part wood panelled walls and a window to the side elevation. Next door to this bedroom is the family bathroom with a bright modern suite comprising of bath with shower over, W.C., Bidet and wash basin. The inner courtyard is accessed from the hallway; it is fully paved and partly covered with double gates leading to a lane at the side of the property.
Further along the hallway is the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen features modern base and eye level units offering plenty of storage, 2 integrated ovens, large gas hob, extractor fan and sink with mixer tap. There is a separate utility room to the rear of the kitchen with further storage and plumbing for a washing machine, a door from the utility opens onto the garden and swimming pool area. The dining area is a large bright room with windows opening to the inner courtyard and a further wood burning stove. A door from the dining room opens onto the rear terrace; this space is partly covered to give shade during the heat of the day and has a BBQ for alfresco dining. A door from the terrace opens into a large storage room; this room could be adapted to a further bedroom or office space if required. The rear terrace leads to a small, low maintenance garden with a well. There is a good sized wood shed/storage building to the rear of the garden. Stairs lead from the terrace up to a further storage space. A gate leads to a further terrace to the side of the house where the above ground pool is located, a further gate opens into a driveway with a large, double garage.
The land extends away from the property and is mainly flat with various fruit trees and another well for irrigation. There is also a stone/block built stable for 2 horses and various paddocks totalling 3850m2. There is a further plot of woodland towards the rear of the land which provides firewood for the log burning stoves.
This property is ready to move into and would be ideal for anyone looking for a small farm in order to be self sufficient or as an equestrian property. The popular town of Vila Nova de Poiares is an easy 10 minute drive away, here you will find all the everyday amenities including supermarkets, schools, banks, restaurants, health centre, sports centre, vets etc. The local area offers plenty of opportunity for rural tourism with river beaches, mountains and woodland popular with walkers and cyclists. The rivers are perfect for canoeing and swimming and extend up to the historic University City of Coimbra which is 30 minutes away. The main road networks including the IP3 and A13 make this property very accessible.
Beaches: 1 hr
Golf: 40 minutes
Porto: 1.5 hrs
Lisbon: 2 hrs