Built in 2003, this immaculately presented villa is conveniently located between Lousã and Miranda do Corvo and offers spacious family accommodation comprising of 2 reception rooms, a large kitchen/ diner, pantry, 2 family bathrooms, 3 double bedrooms, one en-suite, plus ground floor study / 4th bedroom. The villa sits in a 655m2 plot which is partly paved in traditional Calçada stonework. The driveway offers plenty of off road parking which leads to a large double garage to the rear, plunge pool, covered BBQ area, covered terraces, vegetable garden and grassed area to the side of the property. Surrounded by the peaceful countryside of central Portugal the villa is close to the neighbouring property but feels private within its walled and fenced garden.
Ground Floor: A pathway leads from a pretty front garden into a spacious hallway (5.2m x 2.8m) with access through double doors to the left into a large lounge diner (5.5m x 8m) with tiled flooring, wood burning fire set within a feature fireplace. This beautiful room is flooded with natural light from the triple aspect windows and double patio doors which lead to covered terraces both front and back. Further double doors lead into a large fitted kitchen(6.2m x 4.9m) with wooden floor and wall units, double sink, granite worktops and plumbing for a washing machine and dish washer, there is space for a second dining table and a corner wood burner keeps you cosy during the winter months. Two doors lead from the kitchen out to garden areas at the rear and side. Doors lead from the kitchen back out to the hallway with access to a useful pantry (1.7m x 1.9m) with shelving for extra storage. The large family bathroom(2.8m x 2.5m) on the ground floor has a corner shower, WC, bidet and sink unit with storage. There is a further large room with wooden floors and a window to the front overlooking the countryside which is currently been used as a study (4m x 4m) but could be utilised as a 4th bedroom. The ground floor of this property has been designed to offer wheelchair friendly accommodation throughout.
First floor: A wooden staircase leads up to the spacious first floor hallway with wooden flooring throughout and access to 2 double bedrooms to the rear with views over the neighbouring land and olive trees. The first bedroom (3.3m x 5.5m) has been decorated in blue & yellow, the traditional colours of Portugal which gives this room a bright and cheery appearance, there is a built in wardrobe and a walk-in wardrobe/ storage area which also provides access to the loft space above. Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 2.9m) has built in wardrobes. There is a second good sized family bathroom (3m x 2m) with a bath, overhead shower, WC, bidet and large sink unit with extra storage. The master bedroom (3.8m x 3.8m) is located at the front of the property with built in wardrobes and patio doors opening out to a balcony where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee whilst admiring the views over the countryside and Lousa Mountains beyond. The en-suite (1.8m x 2.8m) offers a good sized shower with WC, bidet and a stylish glass sink unit. The hallway leads round to a small linen cupboard and the second large reception room (4.2m x 6.8m) with windows to the side and patio doors to the front and rear leading out onto balconies with lovely views. This room has a vaulted wooden ceiling, tiled floor, wood burner and TV points making it a great family entertainment room or 5th Bedroom.
The house benefits from double glazing, fly screens and shutters throughout. The oil fired central heating system provides additional heating and solar panels heat the water throughout the year, with a gas boiler boosting the hot water system during the winter months. The Energy Rating is registered as a D, however, this certificate was completed prior to the addition of the central heating system and solar panels which will improve the rating.
Outside: The land surrounding the property has been designed for low maintenance; double gates lead into a spacious off road parking area continuing round to a double garage (5.5m x 11m) with electric doors. Within the garage you will find a wood storage area, space for gardening equipment, the pool pump and oil tank for the central heating. A door to the rear opens out to steps which lead to a pretty vegetable garden with fruit trees and irrigation system. A large terraced area paved in traditional Calçada stone work divides the main property from the garage. A covered outdoor kitchen area includes a bread / pizza oven and separate BBQ. The compact plunge pool (5m x 3m) offers the perfect space to cool off during the warm summer months. There are plenty of covered terraces and a flat grassed area to the side of the property to enjoy al-fresco dining.
This property is located close to the bus route to Miranda do Corvo and Coimbra there is also a school bus for Miranda do Corvo that picks up and returns children to the village. There is a café/ bar within walking distance and the nearest shops and health centre are in Semide which is 3kms away. Your main facilities including schools, banks, supermarkets, restaurants can be found in Lousã (8 kms) or Miranda do Corvo (11 kms). The popular University City of Coimbra is 20 minutes away and the surrounding area offers plenty of opportunity for those who enjoy the great outdoors with fresh water river beaches, canoeing, hill walking and cycling all with easy access.
COIMBRA: 20 MINS
GOLF: 20 MINS
COAST: 45 MINS
PORTO: 1.45 MINS
LISBON: 2 HRS
ENERGY RATING: D (see description ref improved rating)