This substantial detached property is full of character and charm throughout. The villa was designed and constructed in 1991 to a very high standard, the arched windows and external wooden shutters create a truly Spanish 'Hacienda' feel to the property. The house is surrounded by gardens to the front and sides; a paved driveway leads round to a large area of off road and covered parking, garages, self-contained annex, animal pens and chicken sheds. A further plot of land leads down to an orchard full of mature trees and shrubs. Located off a quiet road, in a pretty village close to the popular market town of Vila Nova de Poiares, this fantastic family home is situated in a tranquil area of central Portugal surrounded by woodland walks. The house is very private but not isolated:
1 family bathroom
Open plan lounge with
3 x divisions including a second garage/ workshop, wine cellar, and second reception room.
Covered parking / wood store with extra storeroom
Animal/ chicken sheds with fenced outdoor pens
Paved off road parking for several vehicles
Walled private gardens to the front and side with raised beds
Borehole and water storage tank
Land with various mature shrubs, olive trees, fruit trees and bamboo. (4930 m2)
The Main house has 2 entrances to the front leading from a covered parking area into a spacious tiled hallway with access throughout the ground floor accommodation, an attractive wooden staircase curves round and up to a mezzanine floor with storage, a cloakroom and bedroom with an enclosed balcony.
The main entrance hall leads through a passageway into the open plan lounge with patio doors extending out to a front terrace with views over the front garden, a window to the side offers views over the land and orchard to the rear of the property. Heating is provided by a wood burning fire. Steps lead down from the lounge into a fantastic spacious kitchen diner flooded with natural light from a further set of patio doors extending to a private balcony. Partly tiled with traditional style 'Portuguese Azulejo' this charming room has a real feeling of warmth and character. The kitchen/ diner is divided by a useful breakfast bar with worktop, wooden base and wall units provide plenty of storage. Appliances include an electric oven with hob and extractor, double sink with tiled splash backs. A door from the kitchen leads out to steps with access to the paved rear parking, wood store, annex and land to the rear. The family bathroom is located in the hallway and includes a bath with shower, bidet, WC and sink. Next door there is a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and an electric water tank providing hot water throughout the house. There are 3 good sized bedrooms on the ground floor; all have parquet flooring, arched patio doors with attractive wooden shutters extending out to private balconies and terraces. A further cloakroom located between the bedrooms includes a WC, bidet and vanity unit.
The first floor accommodation is accessed from the main entrance hall via a curved wooden staircase which extends up to a mezzanine floor, private cloakroom and double bedroom with a conservatory style extension.
Below the main house there is access to a garage, storeroom, wine cellar and second reception room. With the addition of an internal staircase, these rooms could be incorporated to extend the current accommodation.
The self-contained annex is situated behind the main house and includes an office, bedroom, bathroom with shower, bidet, W.C and vanity unit. There are 2 kitchens, the main kitchen /diner includes traditional style Portuguese tiles, wooden wall and base units, granite worktops, double sink, electric oven, hob and extractor, electric water heater and plumbing for a dishwasher. This room has an open BBQ with chimney which could provide heating during the colder winter months. Next door you have a further basic kitchen with an Aga style cooker. Doors lead out to a private terrace with BBQ to the rear of the annex.
Outdoor areas: The paved driveway leads past the gardens, down to a large parking area with space for several vehicles. A further covered parking area is currently used as a wood store. Steps lead up to a fully fenced terrace with views over the land behind the house. The main garage is located next to the annex. Steps lead down into a pretty, private garden area with double gates to access the land. The animal sheds/ chicken coops have a nice, enclosed area to the front. This property is ideal for anyone interested in farming on a small scale. A further 2900m2 of land extends into a very pretty orchard area with a variety of fruit trees, Olives, Pines and Bamboo. A bore-hole and water storage tank provides plenty of water for the gardens and land.
The charm of this property is difficult to convey, the rooms throughout the main house are full of character and warmth, creating a wonderful family home. The walled gardens and carefully tended lawns around the front of the property provide a sense of peace and privacy. A quiet country lane to the side leads into extensive woodland paths ideal for walking and cycling. There is a small cafe within walking distance and a number of river beaches close by provide fresh water swimming, bars, cafes and picnic areas. The popular market town of Vila Nova de Poiares is an easy 5 minute drive and provides all your daily and weekly facilities including schools, health centres, supermarkets, restaurants etc. The historic University City of Coimbra is 30 minutes away by car.
Porto: 2 hours
Lisbon: 2.5 hours
Coast: 1 hour 15 minutes
Golf: 30 minutes
Energy Rating: E