This attractive country house is located in a small village close to the market town of Miranda do Corvo in Central Portugal. The House is built over 2 floors and is surrounded by a fabulous garden containing a wide variety of mature fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, herbs and vegetables. The house has a hallway, kitchen, lounge, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom and 2 verandas on the first floor and a further bedroom, bathroom, utility room and large storage space on the ground floor. The property also benefits from a good sized swimming pool and has a large covered car port and various outbuildings, previously used to house livestock. All windows are fitted with shutters and some have fly screens. Solar panels backed up by a gas boiler provide hot water and the property has central heating powered by a log burner.
The front of the property has a high stone wall which makes it very private; the property is entered through large double gates leading into a sunny courtyard where the pool is located, stone steps lead up to a delightful "L” shaped balcony (12m x 2m) where you will find a door to the first floor accommodation. The door leads into a bright hallway (2.6m x 1.5m) which in turn gives access to all of the rooms on this floor. The good sized kitchen (4m x 2.5m) overlooks the garden and has built in base and wall units with work surfaces, a double sink, cooker with extractor hood and plumbing for a dishwasher. Double, part glazed, wooden doors lead from the kitchen to the double aspect lounge. This room, (5.25m x 3.7m) benefits from a wood burning stove that also runs the central heating in the property. There are 2 windows that look out over the front balcony and a window and door to the rear balcony. This good size balcony is draped with colourful Bougainvillea and offers spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The hallway also leads to the 2 bedrooms and family bathroom on this floor. The first double bedroom (2.9m x 5m) has original wooden ceiling panels and a window overlooking the garden. The second bedroom (3.85m x 3.2m) also has a wooden ceiling and a window opening onto the rear garden. The fully tiled family bathroom (3.1m x 1.6m) is fitted with a bath (with shower over) sink and w.c. there is also a window opening onto the front garden.
Steps lead down from the entrance balcony to the rear garden and further down to the ground floor. There is a covered porch which gives access to the rooms on the ground floor. A door from the porch leads into a room (3.9m x 2.3m) currently used as a third bedroom. Next door to this room a door opens into a utility room (2.2m x 1.8m) and then on into a shower room (1.9m x 1.9m) with shower cubicle, pedestal sink and w.c. A further door leads into a spacious Adega (4.5 x 5.5m) previously used for the production of wine, this area is now used for storage and housing the solar panel cylinder and pump. A door leads to a covered terrace area (8m x 2.5m) with feature arched windows, this area is currently used a garden room but, alongside the Adega, could be converted into additional accommodation space. On this level there is also access to an area (6m x 2m) previously used as a pigeon loft.
To the other end of the covered terrace is the walled courtyard and curved 8m x 3.5m pool. Steps from the courtyard lead up to a large BBQ and alfresco dining area (6m x 5m) covered with a bountiful grape vine which keeps the area nice and cool in the hot summer months.
The gardens surround the house on all sides, with lawned areas leading to oaks, willow, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, vines etc. The garden has a large number of productive fruit trees such as: oranges, apple, cherry, pear, damson, kiwi, lemon, nectarine, peach, apricot and plums as well as raspberries, redcurrant, blackcurrant, rhubarb and blackberries. There is a thriving herb garden with coriander, mint, parsley, sage and oregano as well as a productive vegetable garden. Through a gateway there is also a separate wooded copse containing a variety of mature trees which help maintain the privacy of the property. Irrigation water for the garden is provided by a borehole and electric pump housed in a small outbuilding.
Steps lead up the side of the house, past netted vegetable beds, to the rear of the property. There is a large car port (10m x 6m) accessed through double gates, which is covered with Bougainvillea providing year round shade. There are a number of outbuildings in this area that have previously been used for housing livestock such as pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits and pigeons.
The property is located in a small village near Miranda do Corvo. There is a cafe and restaurant within walking distance and the nearest shops are in the village of Semide, which is 5 minutes by car. The busy market town of Miranda do Corvo is 6.5 kms away. Here you will also find all local amenities including schools, supermarkets, banks, health centre, vets, restaurants etc. A major new road now offers easy access to the University City of Coimbra with links to the main A1 motorway to Porto & Lisbon.
Coimbra: 25 mins
Porto: 1.5 hrs
Lisbon: 2 hrs
Golf: 25 mins
Beaches: 45 mins
Price: 165,000 euros