Three-bedroom Quinta with stunning views.
This old stone Quinta has been tastefully renovated to provide a great three-bedroom home. It is situated at the end of a small village in the hills above Espinhal and has stunning views across the valley and the mountains beyond. There is a small annexe and garage situated across the narrow lane that leads to the property. The plot is 819 square metres and is on two levels with vines forming the boundary.
A narrow lane leads to the property. A gate opens into a walled courtyard and from here one can access the main house, the Bakehouse, the Half Barn and ultimately the garden.
The main house is on one level. The front door opens into a long hallway which runs through the centre of the property with a bathroom, three bedrooms (each 2.5m x 3.5m), the kitchen and dining room. The lounge is at the end.
Double doors open into the lounge (6m x 3.5m), which runs across the width of the house and has dual aspect, double glazed picture windows looking south and west at the stunning views. It benefits from parquet flooring, a log burner and shutters.
The kitchen has fitted units with a composite stone sink, a small dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven. A gas water heater provides hot water for the house. An arched doorway links the kitchen to the dining room. The dining room has a unit with marble top and a cupboard above, an extendable table and a freestanding cabinet. A door leads to the balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside, with steps down to a vine-covered patio and the garden level.
The bathroom has a bathtub with shower mixer tap and shower screen, WC and a vanity unit with mirror above. There is a tiled floor and half height wall tiles.
The house has new wooden ceiling, floors and doors in the traditional style throughout, new electrical cables have been laid under the floorboards. Bedroom windows benefit of insect screens. Except for the lounge, which has the log burner, all rooms have electric heaters fitted to the walls.
Access to the Bakehouse (18 sqm) is from the courtyard. The building is triangular in shape and still retains the old bread oven in a corner. It has a range of kitchen units with marble worktops and houses a freezer. There is a tiled floor and a housekeeping cupboard.
Steps from the Courtyard lead down to the Half Barn (31sqm) which is a wonderful cool entertainment area and would easily house large tables and chairs for family gatherings. From here a doorway leads to the shower room, two cellars with concrete floor, the vines patio with pergola and ultimately the garden.
The shower room contains a shower cubicle, basin, WC and electric wall heater. It has its own gas water heater. The floor is tiled and the walls partly. At the end of the main building is a small garden room annexe. Outside are several tiled areas, one of them is big enough to accommodate an above ground 3.5m diameter swimming pool (dismantled during winter).
The garden is laid to grass, has a sprinkler system installed and contains a variety of fruit trees, including orange, lemon and olive.
The Annex, garage and parking space are across the lane. The Annex, consisting of the main room (6.30x4.10m) and a second room (6.40x2.70m), has been partly renovated, has a new roof, partly exposed stone walls, concrete first floor. There is potential here to create additional guest accommodation.
The property is about 15 minutes from the A13 motorway with fast links to Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Tomar. The market town of Penela is just 15 minutes away.