Detached 3 bedroom Stone House near Vila Nova de Poiares in Central Portugal.
This character stone Built property is situated just outside the market town of Vila Nova de Poiares, with wonderful views of the serra de Lousa and serra da Estrela in the distance, the village has a cafe and small shop within walking distance.
The property has thick stone walls and is in good condition with lots of character, just in need of some redecoration, the house has an open plan kitchen and lounge, an above ground swimming pool, adegas and gardens. It has an irrigation system in place and the added bonus of a borehole for the pool and irrigation system.
There are 2 entrances to this property; the one at the front has steps up through the gardens and then onto the courtyard, or from the rear with driveway gates onto the courtyard.
From the rear entrance through large courtyard gates onto the flat courtyard, with outbuildings to the right hand side complete with breadoven, these offer storage or room for a workshop, the courtyard overlooks the gardens below with lovely views of the mountains in the far distance.
From the courtyard is the front entrance door to the house, into a lobby area, a staircase to the left takes you up to the 1st floor, or straight ahead into the open plan lounge and kitchen, with exposed stone walls throughout the lounge and open beamed ceilings this room has lots of character, it has a wood burner and exposed pillar adding more character.
Patio doors from the lounge take you out to the courtyard and gardens, this room has a tiled floor in terracotta and entrance to the kitchen.
The kitchen has a very country kitchen feel. It's almost a hansel and gretel type kitchen with traditional tile ceiling and serving hatch, the kitchen has a built in oven and gas hob above complete with extractor hood, a space for a dishwasher and units built with brick complete with wooden doors.
A convenient bathroom on the ground floor is ideal as a guest bathroom with wc, sink basin and shower cubicle.
A wooden staircase leads up to the landing, this area is currently used as an office space making all use of the space here. Through wooden doors lead into the bedroom space.
There are 3 bedrooms here and a family bathroom, the first of the bedrooms is the double room with traditionally decorated ceiling and wooden internal shutters on double aspect windows.
The second bedroom, a single room with loft hatch has traditional windows with internal shutters and a sliding bedroom door, this room has plenty of space and overlooks the front of the house.
Now to the third bedroom this is again a good size room big enough for a double bedroom, it has a window with internal wooden shutters and sliding bedroom door.
Towards the back of the property is the quirky bathroom with sunken bath complete with a bath screen in xisto stone. Sink basin with vanity unit, wc and bidet.
The outside of the property is very spacious, it has been staged in sections on 3 levels, on the top level is the terrace, and in another section is the above ground pool, the third section with hedging behind creating privacy another section has been laid to lawn with an irrigation system.
Steps in the middle lead down to the front of the property and the road below, a cafe within walking distance is ideal to go and sit have a coffee and relax.
The back of the property has an area that would benefit from perhaps adding a bbq area; it also has the borehole and pump system.
The area near the house has many off road paths and trails ideal for walking and cycling, it is just a 5 minute drive into the market town of Vila Nova de Poiares which has all everyday amenities including Gymnasium, ko karting track, bowling alley, restaurants, 3 supermarkets, schools bus station and much more.
Poiares 5 minutes
Coimbra 20 minutes
Lisbon 2 Hours