This pretty detached stone cottage is full of character both inside and out. The wooden external shutters and colourful, walled front gardens create instant curb appeal which continues throughout the property. This property has been designed to include a cosy, stylish interior combined with a charming, Mediterranean style walled courtyard and covered terraces to the rear with stunning views over the land and countryside beyond. The property is located in a quiet village within walking distance of a local river beach and is surrounded by fabulous woodland trails, ideal for anyone in search of the peace and the natural beauty of the central Portugal countryside. We expect this exclusively listed property to generate a great deal of interest so early viewings are highly recommended.
The property currently includes:
2 Double bedrooms
Large open plan Lounge with Kitchen/ dining area
Private walled courtyard
Three covered terraces
Land with well, Vineyard, Fruit and Olive trees
Off road parking
Entrance to the main house is from a covered terrace with views over the charming, private walled courtyard to the side of the property. The terrace leads on to the first floor cloakroom with W.C and sink and utility area providing storage and plumbing for a washing machine. The attractive terrace leads back through to the large, open plan lounge (7m x 5m) with kitchen and dining areas. The farmhouse style kitchen is equipped with wooden base units, wooden worktops, sink, gas hob and oven. A wooden free-standing island offers more workspace and adds character. The lounge feels spacious and inviting with vaulted wooden, beamed ceilings, wooden floors and wood burning stove, French doors open out to the upper covered terrace with stunning views over the land and countryside, this just one of the wonderful outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy this truly tranquil location in the company of the local birds and wildlife. A feature iron staircase links the first and ground floor terraces.
A wooden internal staircase leads from the lounge down to 2 double bedrooms, the first bedroom (3m x 5m) includes, beamed ceilings, wooden floors and patio doors with direct access to the lower covered terrace. Bedroom 2 (5m x 4m) includes feature exposed stone walls and wooden floors, patio doors lead out to the covered terrace at the rear and into the private walled courtyard to the side. The ground floor bathroom is just outside the second bedroom and includes a walk-in tiled shower, sink and W.C; access is sheltered from the upper terrace.
This property is connected to mains electric and water, heating is provided by a gas Central Heating system and wood burning stove in the lounge. Fibre internet is available in the village and is straightforward to connect. The furniture is available by separate negotiation.
Outside: The fabulous walled courtyard can be accessed from the upper and ground floor. Double wooden doors lead directly to the quiet lane to the side of the property. The courtyard is very private and full of character with original stone walls, traditional calcada stone flooring, open dining area, covered terrace with outdoor kitchen, BBQ and oven. The mature climbing plants and lemon tree create the perfect Mediterranean style entertaining space. The covered terraces to the rear of the property provide the options for enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the land and surrounding countryside. The flat land extends behind the house and leads round to a very deep well with feature stone walls, the land is fertile and irrigated with numerous mature fruit and olive trees. The current owner has created a wonderful vineyard, perfect for producing your own wines. A small garden shed provides external storage.
This wonderful property is an absolute delight, full of character and charm and located within the most beautiful, tranquil location. This village includes attractive neighbouring houses but this property feels very private. The local beauty spot known locally as 'The Gorge' is within walking distance and offers fresh waters swimming, hiking, rock climbing and cycling. The pretty village of Serpins is 10 minutes from the property and provides all your daily facilities including bakeries, cafes, mini-market, petrol station, pharmacy, post office, cash point and weekly fish market. The popular market towns of Vila Nova de Poiares and Lousa are both close by and provide schools, health centre's, restaurants, banks, vets etc.
Lousa/ Vila Nova de Poiares: 10 minutes
Miranda do Corvo: 20 minutes
Coimbra: 40 minutes
Golf: 40 minutes
Coast: 1 hour
Porto: 1 hour 45 minutes
Lisbon: 2 hours
ENERGY RATING: C