This attractive property is located in a small village, at the end of a quiet lane. The house is currently split into 3 self-contained apartments, ideal for a bed & breakfast or holiday rental business, however, with the addition of an internal staircase, it would make a good sized family home. The house comes with a number of outbuildings, including a water mill, 2 large barns, 3 separate storage area and a large covered terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The house has 3 separate entrances, courtyards, private gardens, covered car port and an above ground swimming pool. The land that extends behind the house is fertile and offers plenty of opportunity for self-sufficiency. The sound of running water can be heard from the Levada, a mini-canal that flows around the boundary of the property all year round.
1 self-contained studio (3.8m x 3.8m) with en-suite (1.3m x 2.3m)
1 double bedroom (3.3m x 3.6m)
1 kitchen / diner (3.6m x 3.6m)
1 bathroom (1.6m x 3m)
1 lounge (3.6m x 4.3m)
Private terrace (2.5m x 3.5m)
Hallway with study area (1.5m x 2.5m)
1 double bedroom (5.6m x 3.7m)
1 lounge (4.3m x 4.6m)
1 kitchen (3m x 4m)
1 bathroom (3m x 3m)
2 private, covered terraces
Ground floor: This area is currently divided into 2 separate apartments, each has a private entrance. The studio apartment has a kitchenette with dining area, room for a double bed, wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The rooms can be kept private or opened up to create one large 2 bedroomed family apartment.
The second self-contained apartment has a large ‘L’ shaped kitchen, dining area extending into a good sized lounge with a feature wood burner and doors leading onto a private covered patio. There is a large family bathroom with plumbing for a washing machine. A further door leads into a large double bedroom.
Both apartments have individual gas and water supplies, private entrances and outside areas for dining and entertaining.
First floor:Stairs lead from a pretty courtyard up to a private terrace with views over the surrounding countryside. The main entrance leads into a hallway and study area. There is a good sized family bathroom with a bath and separate walk in shower. The lounge has a wood burner and air conditioning unit, vaulted wooden ceilings and windows to the side and rear with access on to terrace. The kitchen/ diner is a good size with wooden floor and wall units and a granite worktops. Patio doors lead out to a further large covered terrace overlooking the gardens and land to the rear of the property. A door leads from the kitchen into a large double bedroom with a wooden vaulted ceiling and large wardrobes all along one wall…..plenty of room for storage. The first floor also benefits from an under floor heating system supported by solar panels which generate all the electric required by the property. The property is located in a beautiful, peaceful area and offers stunning views from every aspect of the surrounding trees and mature shrubs, a real haven for nature lovers!
This property also benefits from 1400m2 of land and a number of outbuildings including:
Outbuildings: Large covered terrace (3.5m x 6.3m) opposite the main house which would make a superb outdoor kitchen and area for entertaining. Next to this is a large storage room (3.5m x 4.5m) with access to 2 small plots of land which extend behind this area. There are separate outbuildings to the side of the property which include a further storage area (2.5m x 4m) and an original water mill (3m x 2.5m). The water from the mill is channelled into a small Levada which flows all year round and runs along the boundary of the property. A water turbine could be installed in the mill to produce electricity. To the rear of the mill is a very pretty garden area with mature shrubs and trees providing plenty of shade as you relax to the sound of running water.
The lane to the property is private and leads to further outbuildings included in the sale, however this lane is also used by neighbours to access their land, some of which could be purchased by separate negotiation. The outbuildings include a large courtyard (4m x 5m) with a covered barn (7m x 8m) which could be opened up and converted into a garage. There is a further storage area (5m x 2m) and a second barn (5.5m x 8m) with 100m2 of land to the rear which could be extended into for further accommodation.
Land: To the rear of the property there is a large, private gravelled courtyard area with a gated entrance. The land extending around the back of the property is flat and has a covered car port and an above ground swimming pool. Further areas of land extend into fertile areas planted with various fruit and vegetables……….a real taste of the good life!
This substantial property offers plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in generating an income from holiday accommodation or could easily be converted into a good sized family home. The extensive outbuildings offer more scope to expand the rental accommodation.
The property is located in a small, friendly village with cafes and restaurants available 2.5 kms away in the nearby village of Rio Vide. The busy market towns of Lousa & Miranda do Corvo are both 7kms away and both provide plenty of amenities including regular local markets, supermarkets, banks, health centres, schools etc. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty with its many river beaches, the Serra da Lousa Mountains offering wonderful walks and cycle trails and the famous schist villages known as Aldeais do Xisto.
Coimbra: 20 mins
Beaches: 40 mins
Porto : 1.5 hrs
Lisbon: 2 hrs
ENERGY RATING: C