This charming detached, 5 bedroom property is surrounded by the most beautiful, walled gardens enhanced by a wide variety of mature trees and flowering shrubs offering shaded seating areas in and around the extensive land. The covered out door kitchen with private walled courtyard provides the perfect entertaining space for enjoying the wonderful gardens. In addition to these spaces there are several stone annexes which could be renovated to increase the current accommodation or to generate an extra rental income/ business potential. The interior of the property would benefit from some modernisation but with a little imagination this house could be transformed into a beautiful family home full of traditional features. Situated within a quiet village with views over the beautiful Central Portuguese countryside, we are certain that this unique property will enchant and inspire anyone in search of a project with the vision to restore this wonderful country house to its full glory.
The property currently consists of:
Cloakroom with WC
Lounge with wood burner
Private mature walled gardens
Extensive land approx. 4000m2
Outdoor Kitchen with courtyard
Off road parking
This attractive property is located in a very peaceful village within walking distance of a local cafe bar where you can get to know your neighbours. The Wisteria framed gated entrance leads into private walled gardens. Stone steps take you up to the first floor balcony with views over the surrounding countryside and into a light and airy entrance hall (9m2) with access to the first double bedroom (10m2). This good sized room has wooden floors and ceiling and a window to the front. Double French doors open into the upper hallway with wooden floors and beamed ceiling adding charm and character. There are a further 4 bedrooms on the first floor, bedroom two (4m2) has a window to the side, bedroom three is the smallest (3m2), this room could be extended by removing an internal wall opening this room into bedroom four (6m2) creating a larger third bedroom. Bedroom four has direct access to a further room currently in use as a study. This area would be ideal for a dressing room or en-suite bathroom. Bedroom five (16m2) is the largest room with a window to the side overlooking the mature gardens. The wooden floors and thick stone walls traditionally found in properties of this age are a good indication of the original quality of the build. The upper hallway extends through to a sunny corridor with access to the study area and family bathroom (6m2) with bath/ shower, sink, bidet and WC. The corridor is flooded with light from 2 large windows either side of a door with direct access to stone steps leading down to the beautiful gardens. There is also an internal staircase with feature railings leading from the upper hallway down to the spacious ground floor lounge with wood burning stove, window to the side and patio doors opening out to the private front walled gardens. The dining room is located next door with windows to the front and side. The farmhouse style kitchen is at the rear of the property and includes a selection of wooden wall and base units, marble worktops, sink, free standing cooker and French dresser for more storage. There is a further corridor running the length of the ground floor which could provide extra space for extending the kitchen, this space currently includes a small cloakroom with sink and WC and a utility space/ storeroom. A large feature window in the corridor provides light and views over the garden; a door leads directly out to a paved seating area, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee.
The house is partially double glazed with a combination of ornate window bars and external shutters. Heating is provided by a wood burning stove in the lounge and electric radiators in the bedrooms. The property has a Fosse system for sanitation and is connected to mains water and electricity; bottled gas provides hot water via a boiler. There is a telephone line to the property which has been disconnected but all internet/ TV services are available in the village.
The charming gardens surrounding the house are full of attractive flowering shrubs and mature trees offering shade over the pretty stone seating area; well established climbing plants frame walkways leading to further seating areas and an original stone font. The gardens and land have an amazing variety of trees including Olives, figs, cherry, orange, grape vines and many more. This excellent property would be perfect for anyone with children or dogs, the land (4000m2) extends to the rear providing plenty of space for the addition of a good sized swimming pool (subject to the correct planning/ licences) or for anyone interested in farming on a small scale.
Outbuildings include an attractive covered outdoor kitchen (54m2) with BBQ and private paved courtyard providing plenty of space to dine outside whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of the gardens. There are a further 2 stone buildings on the land, a storeroom/ workshop (20m2) and a large covered wood shed (15m2) with direct access to the adjoining lane. Double gates next to the workshop offer vehicle access to the land and off road parking. Across the quiet lane from the main house there is a second large stone outbuilding with 3 divisions, the first division (40m2) has been partly restored with the addition of a new roof. The second division (20m2) will require work, the third division (40m2) is an open annex which could provide additional off road parking or could be incorporated into the rest of the stone outbuilding to create a substantial second house (subject to the correct planning/ licences).
We strongly recommend viewing this property to truly appreciate the many opportunities available, once restored this wonderful country house with stone outbuildings and stunning gardens will become a real treasure.
There is a small cafe/ bar with mini-market and church in the quiet village, all within walking distance. The popular market town of Mirando do Corvo is 5 minutes’ drive and offers all your weekly facilities including supermarkets, restaurants, farmers market, schools, health centre, cottage hospital, vets, banks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The new road system links this area to the main motorway network with the famous University City of Coimbra now an easy 20 minute drive away.
Lousa: 15 minutes
Coast: 45 minutes
Golf: 20 minutes
Porto: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lisbon: 2 hours
Energy Rating: E