This large, detached property is located in a pretty village, close to the town of Ansiao. The village is very popular and has both Portuguese and International residents. A short distance from the house there is a local café and a general store, great for meeting new friends! The property is approx. 30 years old and built in the style of a traditional Portuguese home with a part tiled upper floor and balcony. The house was originally used as a local store and, as such, has very generously proportioned rooms, presenting the new owner with the potential to transform the property into a spacious family home. The land behind the property is flat with a variety of mature trees and shrubs and leads to 3 large barns / outbuildings to the rear. The property consists of:
Family bathroom + 1 WC
Barns / Outbuildings
To the front of the property there is a large, off road parking area. The land extends around the side of the house with a door accessing the dining room (3.3m x 5.6m) and a basic kitchen (3.3m x 5.1m) with a large feature fireplace and access to a small. Both the kitchen and dining room have windows overlooking the pretty garden and with the removal of the partition wall, these 2 rooms could easily be combined to make a large kitchen/diner. A door leads from the kitchen into an enormous former storeroom/cafe (6.5m x 8.5m) split into 2 divisions presenting huge potential for a family lounge or for new business premises. This room has doors leading to the front and side of the property and access to a large garage (6.7m x 11m) with doors leading to the rear garden, small terrace and a further large storage room (5m x 4.5m). There is a small separate WC (1.3m x 1.4m) on the ground floor.
The first floor can be accessed from an external staircase which leads onto a balcony extending around the house or from an internal staircase in the dining room. There are 4 good sized bedrooms, bright and sunny lounge (3.9m x 6.3m) and a large family bathroom (2.3m x 3.1m) which could be divided to create 2 separate bathrooms. All the first floor rooms have original parquet flooring.
Bed 1: (3.5m x 3.5m) Window to side
Bed 2: (3.6m x 3.5m) Window to side
Bed 3 (3.6m x 3.4m) Window to the side with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
Outside areas: The land extents to the rear of the property in a long flat strip. There are a variety of mature trees and shrubs, a threshing circle and a well for irrigation. The garden is private and fenced. To the rear of the land, away from the main property there are 2 very large barns (9m x 8m) (7m x 18m) and an animal shelter with a half hay loft (9m x 18m) may appeal to someone interested in keeping livestock or horses, alternatively, these buildings could be converted into two or three habitable properties with private access.
The unconventional design of this property offers a potential buyer plenty of opportunity, with possibilities for conversion into a commercial or non-commercial space. The house is ready to move into and offers a good standard of accommodation for anyone interested in a project. Once refurbished, this property would make a large, comfortable family home.
The property is located in a small friendly village with a local café and small shop, within a short walk there is a pretty tiled church and a nursery. The market town of Ansiao is 5 mins away and offers all amenities including schools, banks, supermarkets, health centre, play parks, restaurants and cafes etc. The large town of Pombal is only 20 mins drive and has links to the main A1 and a railway station. There is good access to the main highways and motorways leading to the University City of Coimbra which has excellent facilities including hospitals, main line railway and bus stations, shopping centres and a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars.
Pombal: 20 mins
Coimbra: 40 mins
Beaches: 30 mins
Porto airport: 1.45 mins
Lisbon airport: 1.45 mins
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