Traditional Stone Cottage with Land near Serpins
This pretty detached stone cottage is situated in a tranquil location, close to the River beach at Serpins near Lousã in Central Portugal. The extensive flat land to the rear of the house is bordered by a stream and has 2 wells, 2 stone outbuildings, mature olive trees and an orchard.
This traditional stone cottage has an attractive walled courtyard to the rear featuring a mature Wisteria, slate floors and a large covered outdoor kitchen area (60m2) with bread/pizza oven and BBQ, perfect for entertaining! This area could easily be converted to provide additional living accommodation.
The house is currently an open plan design with a large lounge/dining area (60m2) with wood burner, kitchenette with sink, granite worktops and gas hob and separate bathroom on the ground floor. The thick stone walls keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer months. A wooden internal staircase leads to the first floor bedroom (60m2) with wooden floors and vaulted beamed ceiling. A door leads directly from the bedroom out on to a covered wooden balcony with stunning views over the land to the rear. External stone steps lead from the balcony down into the private walled courtyard. The property has no mains electric however the current owner has obtained a quote of approx. 2000€ to connect the house to the main supply. Electricity is currently supplied by a generator.
A further covered terrace (45m2) to the side of the property features two farm carts which are included in the sale. The 10000 m2 of flat land extends to the rear of the house and includes several mature Olive trees, various fruit trees, and two deep wells for year round irrigation. The stream bordering the land flows in to the river at Serpins.
The current footprint of the house is approximately 60m2 however the plot extends to 1900m2 of urban land which means it may be possible to extend the property further (subject to the relevant planning permission). Within the land there are 2 separate stone buildings, one houses a generator the other is a large wood store (48m2). This property would make a fantastic holiday home or for anyone looking to increase its potential the current owner has had plans prepared for an exciting rural tourism project to include 6 separate rental units and a swimming pool.
The house is located in a peaceful and picturesque region of central Portugal, close to the popular village of Serpins. The area is popular with tourists who are attracted to the natural river beach which provides a safe, family friendly, fresh water swimming pool with café, BBQ areas and shaded play areas. Serpins provides a good selection of local facilities including a supermarket, post office, petrol station, indoor sports hall, pharmacy, butchers, cafes and bakeries. The larger towns of Lousa and Vila Nova de Poiares are close by and offer all other amenities including schools, health centres, banks, restaurants, vets etc. Access to this area is due to be improved by the addition of a new road link from Lousa to Gois.
Coimbra: 45 mins
Golf: 45 mins
Coast: 1 hr 15 mins
Porto: 1 hr 30 mins
Lisbon: 2 hrs
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