This beautifully renovated stone house is perched on the hillside with stunning views over the Rabaçal valley. It is approached from a cobbled lane and has gates which open onto a wide gravel driveway with plenty of parking.
The front door opens into a spacious lobby. A sliding door opens into a large disabled friendly wet-room with shower, basin and wc. There is full height tiling and a tiled floor.
From the lobby a further door leads into the dining room. This a beautiful light filled room with views out over the patio and garden to the valley beyond. Patio doors lead to the outside entertainment area which has a pergola with Wisteria growing over it providing plenty of shade for those hot summer days. On the patio is a hot tub for perfect relaxation at the end of the day. The dining room has a tiled floor and much of the beautiful original stone and lintels have been preserved. A staircase leads to the first floor. A step takes you into the kitchen. At the end of the dining room double glazed doors lead into the lounge.
The fully fitted family sized kitchen has a good range of base units and cupboards above. There are granite work surfaces with an inset stainless-steel sink unit with mixer tap. There is a gas hob with extractor fan over, an electric oven, space for a microwave and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. There is plenty of room for a table and chairs.
The lounge has a window overlooking the garden and valley and doors which lead out onto the patio.There is a tiled floor, exposed natural stone features. There is a log burner which is set on a raised stone hearth.
Stairs from the dining room lead to a very spacious landing currently used as office space. Doors lead to the bedrooms and family bathroom.
The Master bedroom has a window which overlooks the garden. There is a wood effect tiled floor, built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom which is fully tiled and has a shower, basin and wc and heated towel rail.Bedrooms two and three are very large doubles and both have windows with lovely views, tiled floors and built in wardrobes. Bedroom four is currently used as a hobby room, it would also make a wonderful sun room.It has a lovely large corner window which floods the room with light and gives wonderful views of the area.
The family bathroom has a wc, bidet, basin and bath with a shower over. There is full height tiling and a tiled floor. It benefits from a heated towel rail.
All windows are double glazed. There is gas central heating with radiators in all rooms. There is a store for logs and gas cylinders just outside the front door.There are plenty of power points throughout the house. There is a septic tank, mains water and electricity. There is telephone and internet in the village if required although the current owners manage perfectly well with a mobile phone and router.The attic is insulated.
The gardens are stunning and have been designed to be low maintenance, making use of the natural stone and water-resistant plants. There are three water storage tanks which collect the rainwater from the guttering for irrigation. There are a good range of fruit trees including lime, orange, lemon, almond, olive and fig. There are also gooseberry, thornless blackberry and prickly pears. There are several seating areas all with breath-taking views across the valley.
There is a workshop with electricity. There are several water taps in the garden.
There are shops and a café in the village which is about five minutes away by car. Ansião is about 15 minutes and has schools, a health centre, banks, shops and supermarkets. Lisbon and Porto are each about 1.5 hours away.