This substantial family home offers comfortable and spacious accommodation with 3 double bedrooms, large lounge and lovely kitchen/ diner. The house is set within a walled garden with off road parking and electric gates. The house feels very private but is not isolated, the wonderful woodland walks and views over the surrounding countryside would make this an ideal choice for anyone who enjoys rural living. The property is located on the edge of a small, friendly village where you can meet up with your neighbours for coffee. Within 20 minutes drive you have the popular Central Portugal towns of Arganil and Vila Nova de Poiares.
The property currently consists of:
Lounge with wood burning fire
Kitchen/ Dining room
3 Double bedrooms (2 en-suites)
Outdoor kitchen with BBQ
Outdoor bathroom with shower
Large enclosed garden (3500m2)
Covered parking area with wood store
Paved off road parking
This property is beautifully presented throughout and ready to move straight into. The accommodation is designed to include good sized rooms with double glazed patio doors and windows providing plenty of natural light.
Entrance to the property is through double electric gates which open into a large, private garden with plenty of off road parking, a paved road to the right leads up to a covered car port and wood store. The house can be accessed from the side and front. The front door leads straight into the spacious lounge (7.4m x 4.15m) with tiled floors, wood burning fire and patio doors to the front and rear. The large kitchen/ diner is equipped with a modern pale grey fitted kitchen with plenty of wall and base units and granite worktops. The kitchen (1.89m x 3.83m) includes a double sink, integrated fridge freezer, microwave, split level electric oven, gas hob and extractor. A breakfast bar divides the kitchen from the dining room. The dining room (3.56m x 5.33m) has four sets of patio doors leading out to the front and side of the property. There is a separate utility room (2.42m x 1.38m) off the kitchen with plumbing for a washing machine and patio doors to the rear terrace. There is a mezzanine floor above the kitchen but there is currently no direct access to this level.
From the lounge, wooden steps lead up to the family bathroom with shower, sink & W.C. The hallway leads on to the first double bedroom (3.22m x 3.83m) with wooden floors and window to the rear. The attractive second bedroom (5.22m x 2.40m) includes wooden floors, windows to the side and rear and built in wardrobes. The en-suite includes a corner shower, vanity unit with sink and W.C. The Master bedroom (6.2m x 4m) includes built in wardrobes, patio doors to the front of the house and window to the side. The large en-suite bathroom (2.46m x 3.10m) includes a corner Jacuzzi bath, corner shower, and bidet, vanity unit with sink and storage and W.C.
The property is fitted throughout with double glazed windows and patio doors with external shutters. The house is fitted with two options for central heating; the first one works from the wood burning fire in the lounge which is fitted with a back boiler, the second option is an oil fired system which can be used in place of the wood burning fire. Hot water is provided by bottled gas and sanitation is provided by a double Fosse tank system. The property is connected to the internet.
The property is for sale unfurnished, however, the owner is willing to sell all the furniture separate negotiation.
The landscape to the exterior of the property requires attention; there are a number of mature plants and shrubs already in place which could be incorporated to create a beautiful walled garden.
Paved roads lead from the main electric gates up through the garden to a covered parking area with wood store. There is a large open sun terrace which extends round the side and rear of the property; this includes an outdoor kitchen with sink and BBQ and a separate exterior bathroom with shower, sink and WC. There is a further large wood store to the rear of the house, steps lead up to a second terrace with walled garden, shed and further off road parking.
When the property was originally designed and built in 2004 the project included an external pool, the structure remains but the pool would require re-building with an application for the correct licence.
The property is located on the edge of the small village of Sao Martinho da Cortica, which offers good selection of facilities including cafes, pharmacy, mini-market, pre-school, restaurants and bank. The popular towns of Arganil and Vila Nova de Poiares are both approximately 20 minutes from this property. Both towns include schools, supermarkets, restaurants, health centres, sports facilities etc.
The central Portugal region still offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature with woodland walks, hiking and cycling increasing in popularity. The various river beaches in the area offer safe, fresh water swimming facilities, with canoeing and fishing also available. The wonderful local food and drink can be sampled at the numerous regional restaurants, all offering local cuisine at reasonable prices. The historic University City of Coimbra is only 45 minutes by car.
Arganil: 20 minutes
Lousã: 40 minutes
Coast: 1 hour
Golf: 45 minutes
Porto: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lisbon: 2 hours 30 minutes
Energy Certificate: F