They say small is beautiful! This certainly applies to this property which comprises of 2 self-contained houses; a rustic one bedroom cottage and a separate cosy annex. Both properties have been renovated using local materials resulting in a rustic charm throughout. Located in a quiet hamlet near the popular medieval town of Penela you are guaranteed total peace and tranquillity, ideal for anyone in search of a retreat in the beautiful central Portugal countryside.
Renovated in 2017 this property currently comprises of:
Roof terrace & private garden
Open plan kitchen/ lounge
Mezzanine floor with room for a double bed
The main cottage has been sympathetically renovated retaining the charm characteristic of a rustic stone house. Slate floors, white washed walls and wooden ceilings create an attractive cosy home with a corner wood burning stove for heating. The simple kitchen/ diner includes base units, sink, gas hob and plumbing for a washing machine. Hot water is provided by a gas boiler. A door to the rear of the kitchen leads in to a stylish bathroom with a slate designed shower space, modern glass sink and WC. The lounge area leads to the double bedroom with access to the private, walled garden to the rear. A quiet lane runs between the cottage and annex and round to a wooden staircase with access to a pretty roof terrace with stunning views over the beautiful Portuguese countryside.
The self-contained annex is directly opposite the main house. This quirky, cosy cottage is full of rustic charm. Renovated with the same attention to detail, this property offers an open-plan kitchen with a stove for heating, steps lead up from the lounge area to a mezzanine floor with room for a double bed. The stylish bathroom includes a slate corner shower, modern sink and WC with hot water provided by a gas boiler. This property could provide holiday rental accommodation subject to the correct licensing.
A pretty paved terrace directly in front of the annex is the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining. A flat, grassed area extends to the rear, providing space for a garden or the installation of a pool. Parking is on the quiet lane which leads in to tracks ideal for walking and cycling. The surrounding countryside is full of wild flowers, pretty olive groves and woodland providing a haven for wildlife. These cottages are perfectly situated within the peaceful countryside making them the ideal location for a yoga/ artists retreat or rural getaway!
The small hamlet includes around 6 other houses; most of the neighbouring properties are used as holiday homes. A country lane leads down to the main road with access to Penela which is approximately 10 minutes by car. Penela provides all your daily facilities including schools, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, health centre, vets etc. This popular medieval town hosts a variety of local events including Medieval Fairs, Christmas market and regional festivals. The local area offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning central Portugal countryside, river beaches provide safe, fresh water swimming and the extensive woodlands are popular with hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers. The Roman ruins of Conimbriga and historic University City of Coimbra are close by; both attract all round tourism in the area.
Porto- 1 hour 30 minutes
Lisbon- 2 hours
Beaches- 1 hour
Golf- 30 minutes
Energy Certificate: In progress