This spacious and well designed villa is situated in a small village between the market towns of Lousã and Villa Nova de Poiares in Central Portugal. The villa has been built using only the best quality materials throughout and benefits from oil powered central heating, air conditioning, fly screens and integral shutters. The garden is a good size but designed to be easily maintained and the large pool uses a salt filtration system for cleaning. The property also has a newly renovated 1 bedroom annex, ideal as a guest cottage or as a holiday rental. The villa is sold with all of the white goods and most of the furniture included. The property briefly comprises:
2 Reception rooms
Fully fitted kitchen
3 Double bedrooms
Annex with lounge, kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom
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Ground Floor: All of the rooms on this floor benefit from central heating radiators and ceramic tiled floors; the 2 reception rooms both have air conditioning, and TV and telephone/internet connections. The property is located on a quiet lane and is entered through gates which lead to the front garden and parking area with wooden framed carport. A solid wooden door leads from the carport to a bright entrance hallway (2m x 9m) which has an entry-phone system for the front gates. A door from the hallway opens into a cloakroom with W.C and hand basin. Double doors lead from the hallway into the first reception room. This large bright room (6m x 9m) has double glazed patio doors with views over the front garden and side elevation. This room has air conditioning and a new log burning stove with dual, remote controlled fans to supplement the central heating. The fully fitted kitchen (5m x 3.5m) is also accessed from the hallway and features base and eye level units, granite work-surface, sink, new range style oven and hob, extractor fan and integrated dishwasher and fridge. Patio doors open from the kitchen onto the lower terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility space (2,2m x 1.7m) with further eye level storage, granite work-surface, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a freezer and tumble dryer. From the kitchen, double doors open into the second reception room. This dual aspect room (5m x 7m) which also benefits from air conditioning has windows overlooking the front garden and 3 sets of double patio doors which lead onto the ground floor terrace. The terrace (9m x 4m) is the ideal place for alfresco dining and has steps leading down to the rear garden and pool.
First Floor: All rooms on this floor benefit from central heating radiators and laminate flooring; all of the bedrooms have TV and telephone/internet connections. From the entrance hallway, a wooden staircase climbs to the first floor hallway (7m x 2m) with a window at one end and patio door to the upper terrace at the other. On this floor there are 2 double bedrooms (3.5m X 3.2m) which both have fitted wardrobes and patio doors to a veranda overlooking the rear garden and pool. The family bathroom (2.3m x 1.9m) has a modern suite consisting of W.C., Basin and a bath with shower over. The master suite (6m x 3m) is a generously proportioned room with an abundance of natural light from the 3 sets of patio doors which open onto a private balcony overlooking the front garden. This bedroom also benefits from large fitted wardrobes and the modern en-suite (2m x 2m) has W.C., wash basin and shower unit. The upper terrace (8m x 5m) is accessed from a patio door in the hallway and in turn leads around to the rear balcony and has fantastic views out over the fields and countryside around the villa.
Annex: The self contained annex is ideal for guests who require their own living space. The annex is situated in a single storey building to the rear of the property and has access to the pool, BBQ and rear garden. A double glazed door opens into the light, high ceilinged lounge/diner (7m x 4.7m) which has a good sized lounge area and a brand new kitchenette featuring eye and base level storage units, integral fridge freezer, electric oven and gas hob. A chimney has been built for this room (presently not used) and it would be a simple task to install a wood burning stove. A doorway adjacent to the kitchen leads to a hallway (2m x 2m) with doors then opening into the bathroom (2.5m x 1.7m) with W.C., wash basin and shower and the bedroom (4.8m x 4.6m) which benefits from fitted wardrobes and a large window overlooking the pool. To the side of the annex is a single garage with up and over doors.
Garden and Pool:The gardens to the front and rear of the property have been designed to be easily maintained by the use of paving, gravel, raised beds, pots and the planting of low maintenance shrubs and fruit trees. Close to the garage is a brick built BBQ unit which can be used by the main house or guests staying in the annex. The swimming pool (11m x 6m) uses a saltwater cleaning process thereby minimising the use of harsh chemicals. The pool is a uniform depth and has a central stairway for easier access. To the side of the villa is a newly constructed, wooden framed carport which also shades the door to the property ensuring that you can park up and unload a vehicle in all weathers.
This villa has been well designed and constructed and the finishing touches such as the kitchen units and appliances, ceramic tiles and the wood burning stove are of the highest quality. All of the rooms are light and spacious and there is plenty of storage space throughout. This house would make an ideal family home or equally a fantastic "lock up and leave” holiday home.
Surrounding Area:The market town of Lousã is a 10 minute drive from the villa and offers great amenities, including four popular supermarkets, schools, cafes, shops, a good selection of restaurants, hotel, modern health centre, theatre, library, banks, vets etc. and twice weekly markets. There is an indoor and outdoor pool complex and great sports facilities. The town is bordered by the stunning Serra da Lousã mountain range which is a wonderful area for outdoor adventures, including walking and cycling activities with some spectacular views along the way. Set amongst the hills are the beautiful Schist villages, Castelo da Lousã and a variety of natural, river beaches with bars and playing fields for summer activities.
The local town of Vila Nova de Poiares is also a short drive from the property and again offers all amenities required including 3 supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, banks, schools, post office and many more. The local area offers plenty for visitors who enjoy the great outdoors including walking, cycling, canoeing and swimming it the numerous fresh water river beaches.
For those in search of the history of Central Portugal, you can head to the larger University City of Coimbra which is 30 minutes away and also offers easy access to the main road and rail networks with links throughout the country. The stunning beaches of Figueria da Foz are an easy 1 hour drive away
Lisbon: 2 hrs
Porto: 1.5 hrs
Coast: 50 mins
ENERGY CERT: D