New and exclusive to PPProperty, we would like to present this wonderful villa for sale near the pretty village of Algaca, close to the popular market town of Vila Nova de Poiares. The property was completed to a very high standard in 2011 in the style of a bungalow with the main accommodation including 2 double bedrooms on the first floor and the bonus of a fully self-contained one bedroom annex below. To the rear you will find a fantastic outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, perfect for entertaining. The low maintenance gardens lead down to an above ground swimming pool and a great plot of land with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. The properties slightly elevated position makes the most of the fabulous views over the hills and countryside of central Portugal.
The property currently consists of:
2 Double bedrooms (1 en-suite)
Study/ dressing room
Self-contained annex with kitchenette
Large outdoor kitchen/ BBQ area
Utility space/ Storage
Above ground swimming pool
Low maintenance gardens
Off road parking
Land with mature trees and shrubs
This property is located off a quiet road with parking to the front and side. A paved path leads through the attractive front garden on to a covered terrace and porch. The main entrance opens into a nice size hallway (1.8m x 3m) with French doors leading into the light and airy lounge (7m x 3.7m) with a wood burning fire for cosy winter evenings. Patio doors open on to the front terrace. The kitchen (3m x 4m) is at the rear of the property with a further door leading out to the terrace. The kitchen is well equipped with cream wooden base and wall units, black granite worktops, integrated gas hob and electric oven, extractor fan and double sink. This room is spacious enough for a family size dining table.
The first bedroom (3.8m x 4m) is located off the hallway; this large double bedroom has fitted wardrobes, TV/ telephone points and patio doors opening on to the front terrace. Doors lead through to a further spacious hallway (1.8m x 3m) also used as a library. The family bathroom (1.8m x 3.6m) has a storage heater, bath, shower, bidet, sink and WC. The Master bedroom (5m x 4.3m) at the rear has patio doors leading out to a terrace with views across the stunning countryside beyond. This room has a dressing area (2.5m x 2.3m) which is currently used as a study and an en-suite bathroom (2m x 2.3m) with a shower, sink and WC.
Heating is provided by a ventilation system from the main wood burning fire in the lounge which warms through to the bedrooms. Solar panels provide plenty of hot water making this a very eco-friendly property achieving a B Energy Rating. For additional hot water there is a gas boiler. The property has a double septic tank system for sanitation. Fibre internet is connected to the property.
The terrace to the rear has room for a table and chairs providing a great space for al-fresco dining with super views over the garden, land and countryside beyond. Steps lead down to a paved patio area, raised beds storage areas, space for a washing machine and a covered TV cupboard.
The large covered outdoor kitchen (5m x 3.5m) extends the entertaining space with a BBQ and room for a large dining table….perfect for parties throughout the year!
The basement garage was converted in 2012 to create a modern self-contained annex (6m x 6.3m) containing a fully fitted kitchenette with breakfast bar, sink and space for a large cooker. The spacious lounge area has windows to one wall providing plenty of natural light and a useful storage space (1m x 4m) to the side. Doors lead in to a double bedroom (3.3m x 3.2m) with wardrobe and a family bathroom (2.2m x 2.5m) with shower, sink, bidet and WC.
The outdoor spaces have been designed for low maintenance with gravelled areas to the front and side of the house, mature trees and shrubs offer shade and a garden shed provides further storage. A paved off road parking area to the side gently slopes down to terraced areas to the rear with raised beds and plenty of room for sun bathing. The above ground swimming pool is located on the lower terrace next to a gazebo and private paved area. Gates lead down in to a lovely piece of land full of Olives and fruit trees including orange, apple, fig, plum, pear, peach, cherry, pomegranate, damson and almond. There is plenty of space to grow vegetables with water supplied from a well behind the house.
This property is immaculate and ready to move in to. The location is perfect for enjoying the delights of rural Portugal. There is a café within walking distance where you can get to know your neighbours. The town of Vila Nova de Poiares provides all your everyday facilities including schools, banks, restaurants, supermarkets, health centre, vets etc. The surrounding area is popular for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, canoeing and fishing. Local restaurants provide good value traditional cuisine and the beautiful river beaches offer safe, fresh water swimming and play areas. The popular towns of Lousã and Miranda do Corvo are close by and the historic University City of Coimbra is an easy 20 minute drive.
Coimbra: 20 kms
Coast: 1 hour
Porto: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lisbon: 2 hours
ENERGY RATING: B