Detached 4 bedroom country house with flat land in a small hamlet near Vila Nova de Poiares in Central Portugal.
This beautiful 4 bedroom home was built in the 1930s and is set in 5000 meters squared of well maintained, flat land on a quiet country lane bordered by a stream and set in a quiet hamlet just a few kilometres from the main town of Vila Nova de Poiares.
This house is the picture of tranquility. It has been completely restored and beautifully decorated, whilst keeping many original features, including high ceilings and wooden shutters on all windows and french doors.
Entrance to the property is through double gates onto a large drive with covered parking area for three cars. The drive and house are surrounded by well maintained gardens with mature shrubs and plants, an olive grove, orchard and a walled, lawned area with original bread oven.
Steps lead up from the drive to the covered veranda and front door, then into the hallway that runs the whole length of the house.
As you enter the property, just off the hallway are the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen has solid wood units and marble worktops throughout, as well as a double sink and fireplace, giving it a very traditional country feel. The dining room opposite has double aspect windows and tiled wood effect flooring.
Further along the hallway is the living room and family bathroom. The living room has double aspect windows, tiled wood effect flooring and a large fireplace with marble mantle, brick finish and inverted chimney. The bathroom has full bath and shower, sink, WC and bidet.
There are four bedrooms. Two of them have french doors leading onto a balcony overlooking the beautiful front gardens with stunning views to the west. Another bedroom has views to the east and overlooks the lawned, walled garden and the other is double aspect and overlooks the olive grove and orchard.
The ground floor is open plan with three entrances, two to the front and the other to the rear, and contains the original wine press, vats and wine racks. This ground floor could be used to extend the current living space making this a possible 6/7 bedroom home with additional bathrooms. The lower floor could easily be linked to the upper floor with an internal staircase, or kept as a self contained apartment, ideal to rent out for additional income or as separate accommodation for visiting family and friends.
The grounds of this property include 5000 meters squared of flat land with mature plants shrubs and trees and there is ample space for a swimming pool. There is a large covered well, ideal for irrigation and as a water source for a swimming pool.
The university city of Coimbra is only 20 minutes drive away and it is just over 5 minutes drive into the main town of Vila Nova de Poiares. Locally there are several cafes, restaurants and shops within walking distance and it is just a short stroll to the bus stop that connects to Coimbra.
There are many local country lanes and woodland, ideal for walking and cycling, as well as local river beaches that have kayaking and watersports in the summer months. The Serra de Estrela mountains (with skiing in the winter) are 1 hours drive away, as are golf courses.
Local river beaches - 10 minutes drive
Oporto Airport - 1.5 hours drive
Lisbon Airport - 2 hours drive
The coast - 45 minutes drive