This beautifully presented family home has been built to a very high standard with superb finishes throughout. The Villa sits within a good size plot surrounded by terraces, gardens and woodland. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty just a short walk from the River Alva, this property offers the unique opportunity to enjoy luxury living within the peace and tranquillity of Central Portugal.
The Main house:
3 Bedrooms all en-suite
Study/ 4th bedroom
Modern fitted kitchen
Pantry+ utility+ boiler rooms
Reception / Dining room
Games room/ Library
Open plan kitchen/dining area with lounge
Swimming pool (10m x 5m)
Pool house with separate wet room
Gardens + terraces
Covered seating areas
Garage with covered car port
Workshop/ wood store + kennel
Kitchen garden/ fish pond/ lawned gardens/ land and forests
Off road parking for several vehicles
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase this magnificent Villa which has been designed to provide the maximum in comfort and style in the beautiful Portuguese countryside.
Approached from a quiet country lane, entrance to the property is through double electric gates which open into a wide gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles. The Villa is centrally located within the plot and surrounded by gardens, terraces and flat land. The woodland beyond the fenced boundaries to the side and rear provides privacy and seclusion.
The front door leads into a light and spacious hallway with a games room/ library (18.8m2) to the left. Patio doors open out to the covered terraces and seating areas to the side of the house.
Double doors lead from the hallway into a large, well designed modern kitchen (33m2) with high spec finishes throughout. The fitted wall and floor units offer plenty of storage with integrated appliances, double ovens, 5 ring gas hob and double sink unit overlooking gardens, fish pond and woodland to the rear. The beautiful Sill stone worktops, designer tiles and LED lighting offer the ultimate in kitchen design. Further storage is available in the separate pantry. Next to the kitchen a door leads into a useful Utility room (6.52m2)with plumbing for a washing machine and on into the boiler room (11.40m2) which houses the water and oil tanks to supply the under floor heating system and hot water. This is also supported by Solar panels. There is access from the kitchen to the rear gardens and further patio doors lead to the side terraces and self-contained annex.
The spacious lounge/ diner (52m2) is flooded with natural light from the four sets of patio doors which lead out onto a large terrace (32m2) overlooking the gardens and pool, this comfortable outdoor seating area is just one of several places designed to enjoy peace and tranquillity surrounding the property. The lounge/ dining room is divided by a modern, dual aspect feature wood burner which creates a cosy focal point during the winter months. Further warmth is supplied by the under floor heating system which has been installed throughout the property; each room is fitted with a thermostat to control the temperature.
Glass doors from the dining room lead back into the hallway (4.38m2) where there is also a spacious family bathroom (6.52m2) with shower, WC and sink unit. A beautiful granite staircase with feature glass and chrome stair rails lead up to the first floor, the high ceilings and feature windows enhance the feeling of light and space in the upper hallway.
The enormous Master Suite (29.56m2) has windows and a patio doors leading out onto a sunny balcony (15.79m2) which overlooks the gardens, pool area and River Alva. Doors lead from the bedroom into a fantastic walk-in dressing room (7.9m2) with shelves and storage space to 3 sides. The spacious en-suite (11.09m2) has modern tiles, a double vanity unit, large shower and a bath with views over the garden and river. There is a further separate bathroom area (4.05m2) with a WC, sink and bidet.
The Study/ 4thBedroom (9.41m2) separates the Master suite from a further 2 double bedrooms which are located across the hallway. Bedroom 2 (16.85m2) has built-in wardrobes, laminate floors and a window overlooking the rear gardens and woodland. The en-suite (6m2) is fitted with a shower, WC, bidet and sink unit. Bedroom 3 (17.3m2) overlooks the front and side of the property and has stunning views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. The en-suite (6m2) has a shower, WC, bidet and sink unit. All the bedrooms have thermostatically controlled under floor heating for the winter and ceiling fans for the warm summer months. There are double TV and telephone points in each room.
The annex is located to the side of the property with private access from the front and rear. Patio doors open from the pretty covered terraced courtyard into the fully self-contained annex (35.4m2). The open plan design makes good use of the space allowing for a fully fitted kitchen with wall and floor units, a breakfast bar with granite worktops, double sink overlooking the terrace, electric hob, oven & extractor fan and plumbing for a washing machine. The lounge diner has a cosy wood burner for winter and ceiling fans for the summer. There is a family bathroom(4.15m2) with a shower, sink and WC and 2 double bedrooms ( 11.47m2 & 11.08m2) with patio doors leading out a paved seating area with views over the gardens, pool and woodland beyond. The annex also benefits from the under floor heating system. Subject to the correct licences, this annex could generate a good annual rental income with demand high for quality accommodation from the local Rural Tourism market.
The house and annex are fitted throughout with double glazed windows and electric shutters.
Out buildings/ Outdoor areas
Gravelled driveways lead from the main entrance around to a garage (22.75m2) with electric doors and covered parking area (38.52m2). There is also access to the land and forests to the side and rear of the property through a further set of double gates. Between the main house and the annex is an attractive covered courtyardwith several seating areas to enjoy outdoor entertaining with family & friends. The large covered outdoor kitchen (13.33m2) is fitted with a sink, oven and BBQ. There is access from here into the garage which also has a sink and further storage units. Next to the terrace is a conveniently located separate bathroom (4.95m2) with a shower, WC and sink.
Behind the property there is a further large outbuilding with a wood store and separate garden store. The current owners have extended this space in to a fenced kennel area suitable for several dogs.
The land to the rear of the property serves as a kitchen garden with Poly tunnel, various fruit trees and bushes providing a year round supply of home grown produce. The land extending around the rear and side of the property is mainly lawned with an ornamental fish pond, borders with mature shrubs and plants. There are steps leading down to the paved pool area which provides plenty of space to relax and enjoy the warm summers months. The chlorine swimming pool is approximately 10m x 5m.Thepool house provides storage for garden furniture and has a separate modern wet room with sink & WC. The gardens and land are walled and fenced to provide complete privacy. There is a large area of woodland to the rear of the property which is also included in the price.
Footprint for the Main house/ annex: 411m2
Total area of land: 8507m2
Location, Location, Location......it doesn’t come much better than this with the stunning River Alva a short walk from the property. Here you will find a safe, natural swimming area with several restaurants, bars and cafes on your doorstep. This area is a popular destination for locals, rural tourists and those in search of the perfect tranquil spot to relax during the summer months. The River Alva and surrounding countryside are stunning throughout the year offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with woodland walks, cycling/ mountain biking and canoeing just a few of the activities available in the local area. The popular town of Arganil is 3 kms from the property and provides all your local amenities including supermarkets, banks, schools, health centre etc.
Coimbra: 40 minutes
Porto: 2 hrs
Lisbon: 2.5 hrs
ENERGY Rating: B