Classic Portuguese country home set within its own extensive grounds. This property is located within a quiet hamlet, consisting of a few beautiful and well maintained homes, each set within their own grounds.
The 5000 m2 plot is bordered by a large stream, olive grove, ecological reserve forest and quiet country lane.
The land consists of a large flat area with excellent sun exposure, good vehicle access and an abundant water supply, suitable for cultivation, wild flower meadow and garden. There are many olive and fruit trees (plum, damson, persimmon, etc.), as well as a variety of mature deciduous trees, including large oaks, that provide a shady woodland overlooking the property.
The main entrance to the property is via double metal gates, opening onto a large drive with a covered parking area for three vehicles. Just off the drive is a pretty garden with mature rose bushes, hydrangeas and other flowers and shrubs. A few steps lead to the front door and balcony overlooking the grounds and surrounding woodlands.
Through the front door is the hallway, off which is the large kitchen and dining room. The traditional solid wood kitchen has marble worktops and a fireplace. The elegant double aspect dining room has tiled floors and ample room for dining for eight.
Further down the hallway is a bright and spacious family bathroom and four bedrooms, two of which have french doors leading to an adjoining balcony with views west. There is also a double aspect living room with a large fireplace.
This is a newly restored and well preserved example of classic 1930s Portuguese architecture of grand proportions, including 11 foot high ceilings and tall, double wooden doors to all rooms. Additional original features include hardwood windows, internal wooden shutters, marble door and windows sills, wood panelling and solid wood floors.
On the ground floor of the main house is a vast open plan space with separate entrances to the front and rear. Within this space sit the original wine vats and press, as well as wine racks. It could be easily converted into extra living room, bedrooms and bathrooms, or even a completely self contained apartment for visitors or holiday lets.
To the rear of the house is an area bordered by beautiful old stone walls and an adjoining bread oven, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. There is ample space for a large pool next to this area.
With direct access from the property there are tracks into the surrounding woodland and hills, perfect for walking, cycling and riding. A few minutes away by car are cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and other amenities (vets, pharmacy, newsagent, etc).
Within ten minutes by car are the good sized towns of Lousa and Vila Nova de Poiares, with a wider range of amenities and services (indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gyms, sports grounds, tennis courts, gokarting, bowling, etc.). Twenty five minutes away by car is the historical university city of Coimbra, the third largest in Portugal. The beautiful and unspoilt Silver Coast is just an hour away.