This cute cottage located just 10 minutes by car from the town of Penela and with fantastic road links to Coimbra just 35minutes away is also within walking distance of the much sought-after village of Espinhal. The village just a 10-minute stroll away has a supermarket, pharmacy, shops, bakery and bank as well as cafes and a restaurant and a weekly market which is tranformed into the Mercado Glocal on the last Sunday of every month.
The cottage, which is need of renovation, already has electricity and mains water and comes with 300m2 of Urban land and 900m2 of Rustic land. This property has the potential to be tranformed into an impressive family home as others in the area have been.
Currently entering the house from the terrace you find yourself in the lounge which has a window that offers nice views of the garden to the front of the house and land beyond. Off the lounge are the three bedrooms, all with views looking out to the gardens. Two of the bedrooms are singles and the third a more spacious double.
The other door from the lounge leads to a corridor with further access to the terrace and then on to a sizeable hallway/room which currently houses stairs leading to the attic space. This area as well as the rest of the house could easily be reconfigured into a more usable space with a little consideration. The bathroom is located in this area of the property and has a WC, bidet, basin and shower and is fully tiled.
Back through the corridor and towards the rear of the cottage we find the rustic kitchen with door leading outside to the rear of the property. This room still contains the old bread oven and original fireplace giving an insight into how the room was used when the cottage was built.
Outside at the rear of the property is a sizable detached annex currently containing two storage rooms and a small terrace. To the side of the building attached to the gable end is a stone ruin that was possibly once used to house livestock. This could be rebuilt and would be an ideal place for an outside kitchen or workshop.
The gardens and land which surround the house offer much scope to create different garden 'rooms'. Imagine curved pathways leading from a patio or lawned area for entertaining to a lovely traditional kitchen garden at the foot of the land. Maybe create a focal point such as a bench or statue and a flowering arbour to frame the view compelling visitors to meander and explore.
With a little thought and consideration this lovely cottage could easily be reconfigured into a stunning home set off the quiet lane that leads to the village.