Dating from 1601 is this impressive character Quinta with many period features on a large plot. There are spacious rooms, high ceilings and exposed 1 metre thick stone walls, huge original oak beams, all bathed in lots of natural light.
Quinta Das Pedras Velhas comprises two floors of about 150 sq metres each of internal living area making a total of 300 sq metres with a full height attic with windows giving another 150 sq metres or 450 sq metres in all. Outbuildings and the courtyard with its re-pointed stone walls add about another 60 sq metres, making a total of 510 sq metres in built area.
The surrounding land extends to about an acre of flat of gently sloping land (4,153 sq metres) with distant views and a mature garden with trees and flowering bushes. Most unusually almost the entire plot is urban land meaning that it can be developed or several parcels of land sold to developers.
Although fully renovated and refurbished the property has retained as many period features as possible such as the metre thick walls, massive oak timbers supporting the floors and the A frame timber attic roof which has modern tiles and flashing hidden under the old style roof tiles on top. Mosaic (calçadas) Portuguese stone floor retained in the drawing room. Beyond that this house has everything you need for modern comfort and style including:
New double glazed windows
Diesel central heating with thermostat control.
3 Phase 13.4KVA electrical power with lots of power sockets in all rooms.
Aga Style modern electric double oven with grill and gas hob "Falcon 90” (on wheels so is mobile) and extractor hood.
4 bath or wet rooms with toilets.
Grupeme connected burglar and smoke alarm.
Wifi Broadband connected via PT with full MEO satellite service (over 400 channels, many in English). Excellent satellite reception allows for 1.8 metre dish for full SKY reception from new ASTRA satellite.
Well with electric pump in the garden. Water collection system from rainwater.
Plenty of urban land suitable for the installation of a swimming pool with plans already approved.
Top grade septic tank but also the option of easy mains sewage connection as the mains pipe runs under the road at the side of the house.
Suitable for equestrian use, the previous owners kept donkeys. Outbuildings suitable for stable conversion. Horse trails nearby. The adjacent field has an electric fence and is used for horses, this could be rented. Whole acre is fenced for dogs.
Flow of the house from room to room can be seen from the photographs and floor plans (available on request) and can be summarised as:
Entrance Hall at foot of grand staircase leads to the Drawing room. Great views of the garden and countryside with wonderful light from three glazed doors and so easy access to the front and side garden from three windows/doors.
Entrance Hall also leads to the Dining room, fit for entertaining with beautiful stone walls, alcove and massive beams in the ceiling.
Sitting room with excellent views of garden.
Farmhouse styled kitchen with granite tops, separate larder or pantry room with many shelves.
Downstairs Study or extra entrance hall with views of front and back gardens. Wood Burner.
Downstairs toilet, wet room and utility room.
Ascending the grand staircase there is a central corridor giving access to all the rooms starting with the huge Master Bedroom (5.3 by 5.3 metre plus) with wonderful light and views from windows and a large en-suite bath, toilet, bidet and shower room.
No fewer than 4 other bedrooms (or one upstairs study or library room), one with large en-suite bathroom. The bedroom currently used as a study or library has access to a sun-lounge which acts as a suntrap in winter and has excellent views over most of the plot and the surrounding countryside. 2 Further bathrooms in the house (one shower room) with toilets, one en-suite.
Landing and full width stairs give access to the Attic which covers the full 150 sq metre footprint of the house with two large gable windows (would have been doors originally accessed by external stone stairs). Could easily be converted to additional Master bedroom with en-suite or Games room or even both.
The grounds are all fenced and walled with 3 separate entrances and plenty of parking areas. Fenced in vegetable plot and several buildings for garden implements and the ride-on lawnmower. Walled garden to side of house. Many fruit trees including Apple, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Cherry, Walnut, Olive, Pomegranate and Pear. Great views across countryside. Another patio and lawn garden opposite the South gable. Septic tank but there is also easy access to mains sewage.
Outbuildings and Courtyard.
4 Steel double gates. There are two adjoining outbuildings with 1 metre thick stone walls and new roofs and a courtyard also with thick stone walls 1.5 storeys high which could be cost effectively converted into a separate 1 or 2 bed bungalow as there is an electrical and nearby mains sewage connection.
1.5 hours from Lisbon with nearby motorway connection (A13), 25 mins from Silver Coast main town of Leiria and 30 mins from Coimbra, the third City of Portugal (the capital of Portugal in Medieval times), with its world class teaching hospitals and their top university. Only a 10 minute walk (2 min drive) from the centre of the District town of Alvaiazere with its District office, health centre, large police and fire stations and all necessary shops, services and supermarkets. The World Heritage City of Tomar is only 15 mins away. Very close to the river beaches and river Zezere for fishing and water-sports