This stunning south facing property is situated on a quiet country lane close to the popular market town of Vila Nova de Poiares with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside of Central Portugal.
The property has been restored but retains plenty of charm and character. The current owners have adapted the house to create 2 independant living areas with private terraces and courtyards. To the rear of the property there is a wonderful swimming pool and covered BBQ area offering plenty of outdoor space for entertaining and al-fresco dining. The land total of 5794 square meters extends to the back of the property and currently provides shelter and a paddock for 2 horses. There is an additional area of land included in the total size adjacent to the property.
The ground floor and first floor accommodation has separate access but together consists of the following,
5 Bedrooms 1 ensuite
2 Family Bathrooms
2 Living rooms
Outside BBQ area
Paddocks with stable
The Ground Floor
The Ground floor entrance is through large double gates into a gravelled courtyard with a garage and plenty of off road parking. Entrance to the property is through a covered porch which leads to the front door. The hallway leads to 2 Double Bedrooms on the left, The first retains original feature stone walls, built in wardrobes, beautiful pine ceilings and flooring, The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower and also features exposed stone walls. Along the hallway is the family bathroom containing shower and bath. To the right you enter a large, well designed open plan kitchen and lounge the kitchen comprises of fitted pine floor and wall units and a breakfast bar with granite worktops and integrated appliances etc. This area is south facing and flooded with lots of natural light provided by Bi-fold double doors which open out to a private courtyard area. The oil heating on this floor can be adjusted separately to the first floor, or if the wood burner is lit the whole house benefits from this.
The First Floor.
Steps up to the first floor lead into the porch area and main entrance. The front door opens into the hallway, which lead to 3 double bedrooms. All the rooms have beautiful Pine ceilings and flooring. There is a good sized family bathroom with bath/shower. A further door leads into the kitchen which has fitted pine wall and floor units and plenty of workspace on the granite worktops with integrated appliances.
A balcony leading from the kitchen offers spectacular views over the mountains and countryside. Double doors lead into the spacious lounge/dining area with feature wood burning stove with a back boiler which can be fuelled by oil or wood. Two sets of Bifold doors lead out onto the south facing balcony, an external staircase leads down to the courtyard, swimming pool and BBQ areas.
This property could be adapted to create a large family home or retained as two independent units to provide possible holiday rental accommodation and a potential source of income, subject to obtaining the correct licences. The house is connected to mains electric and water and also has good internet access.
The outside space benefits total privacy with a swimming pool and large BBQ area with outside bathroom and pump/boiler room housing all the workings for solar panels, well pump, swimming pool pump and oil tank for the central heating.
Land to the rear of the house is currently used as a paddock with stable for horses.
The additional area of land adjacent to this has a good variety of fruit trees including apple, pear, lemon kiwi and pomegranate.
The low maintenance gardens to the front of the property have a number of well established shrubs and plants, providing a very tranquil, shaded seating area, next to a covered well.
Located on the edge of a quiet village this property provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Portuguese countryside and will appeal to anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. Woodland tracks provide fabulous walking, cycling and trekking and the local river beaches offer the perfect place to cool off during the warm summer months. The popular market town of Vila Nova de Poiares is a ten minute drive and provides all your amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, schools, health center, banks and a central bus station with regular services to Coimbra and local towns and villages
PORTO 1.5 HOURS
COIMBRA 25 MIN DRIVE
RIVER BEACH 10 MIN DRIVE
COAST 45 MINS
GOLF 30 MINS