This substantial family home is located close to the centre of Vila Nova de Poiares with views over the stunning countryside of central Portugal. The house is detached with a private, walled garden and parking for several vehicles.
Note: The current Energy certificate for this property was completed before the owner increased the energy rating with the addition of insulation, a state of the art pellet burner which feeds the central heating system throughout the property, new fan assisted log burner and solar panels to support the water heater. The property also has double glazed windows and patio doors and external shutters. It is probable that if a new energy evaluation was carried out that this property would receive an A rating.
The property currently consists of:
5 Bedrooms (one en-suite)
Annexes/ store rooms
Entrance to the property is through double, electric gates which open in to a driveway leading up to the garage and around to the rear of the house. The gardens extend to each side of the drive and contain a variety of mature shrubs, Olives and fruit trees. Steps lead up from the drive to a covered terrace with views over the surrounding countryside. The main entrance to the property is at the rear.
The main door opens directly into the large Kitchen/ Diner which is flooded with light from the glass doors which extend along one wall and open fully out on to the covered terrace. The fully fitted kitchen (2.8m x 3.4m) has been modernised by the current owner with smart, stylish wall and floor units, double sink, durable Silestone worktops, large electric oven, 5 ring gas hob and extractor. The Dining area (5m x 3m) features traditional Portuguese tiles and is spacious enough to fit a very large table & chairs.
Doors lead from the dining room into a large Lounge (7.7m x 4m) with a wood burning fire, feature stone fire surround and two sets of patio doors leading out to a good sized balcony with wonderful panoramic views over the countryside. The current owner assures us that this is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the stunning Portuguese sunsets!
From the kitchen you enter a spacious hallway (2m x 6.8m) with doors leading to the Utility room (1.6m x1.3m) with plumbing for a washing machine and the dual purpose gas boiler which switches from gas to solar heating for the hot water. Next door you have the first family bathroom (3.5m x 1.6m) with a bath/shower, bidet, WC and sink unit. The Master bedroom (4m x 4m) is located on the ground floor and has patio doors which open out to a private balcony with views over the garden and countryside beyond. This room has fitted wardrobes, tiled floors and en-suite bathroom (2m x 2m) with a large shower, WC and modern sink unit with shelving. Bedroom 2 (3.4m x 4m) is currently being used as a study but has fitted wardrobes to one wall.
Stairs lead up to the first floor:
At the top of the stairs there is a spacious landing (6.3m x 3.5m) with doors leading to 3 bedrooms and a second family bathroom with shower, bidet, WC and sink unit with storage. Bedroom 3 (2.8m x 3.4m) has a window to the rear, bedroom 4 (4m x 3.8m) has fitted wardrobes and window to the rear. Bedroom 5 (3.8m x 3m) has a fitted wardrobe and window to the front with stunning views.
The large double garage (13m x 7m) below the property has electricity and a separate bathroom (2.26m x 2m) with shower, sink and WC, there is also a pump for the well which feeds the irrigation system in the garden. With the addition of an internal staircase, this space could be incorporated to increase the current accommodation.
The rear of the property is walled to provide privacy and there is a large, flat area which would be ideal for the addition of a pool (subject to the correct planning permissions). There is an open covered terrace (7m x 5.5m) which could be adapted to create a wonderful outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. A separate Boiler room houses the large pellet burner and additional storage. There are 2 kennels, 2 separate animal/ chicken sheds and a lovely, traditional style room (6.9m x 4.55m) with slate floors, bar and open canopied fireplace.
The land around the property is divided by walled sections and planted with a variety mature shrubs and trees including 5 Olive trees, apple, orange, mandarin, lemon, peach, pear, cherry, plum, grapefruit, Dispiros (Sharon fruit) and Nesperar.
This property is ideally located and within walking distance of supermarkets and cafes in the popular town of Vila Nova de Poiares which also offers all the usual facilities including schools, health centre, restaurants, banks, sports centre's, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, karting track and bowling alley. The property is close to a number of river beaches and surrounding area offers plenty of outdoor activities including canoeing, walking and cycling making it a popular destination for rural tourism. The pretty town of Lousã is15 minutes away and the famous University City of Coimbra is an easy 30 minute drive.
Porto: 1.5 hours
Lisbon: 2 hours
Coast: 1 hour
Golf: 30 minutes
Energy Rating: D