Price reduced: Beautifully restored
This stunning property has been tastefully restored,
maximising the charm and style associated with traditional Portuguese stone
cottages. Located on a quiet, country lane midway between the popular towns of
Miranda do Corvo and Penela, the views from the property are outstanding.
The property currently consists of the main house which has
been converted into 2 separate apartments, a separate stone annex with 2
individual apartments, a further stone annex which could be renovated to
provide further accommodation, a covered outdoor kitchen, infinity pool and
terraced land with a variety of mature shrubs and trees, including clementine,
orange, lemon, olive, chestnut, walnut, peach and willow.
The current owner has restored this property to a very high
standard, sourcing traditional materials throughout creating a comfortable home
full of charm & character.
As you approach the property there is an area of off road
parking next to the first stone annex which requires renovation. This two
storey building offers lots of potential for anyone looking to extend the
current accommodation. This structure has new concrete floors and the first
floor is currently used as a garage (7m x 6m). There are two divisions on the
ground (6.3m x 3.2m) (5m x 3.2m)
Entrance to the main section of the property is through
wooden doors which open into the first of two good sized courtyards with
further off road parking.
Stone steps lead from the courtyard up to an attractive
covered terrace with an entrance to the first floor which has a large room (5m
x 5.2m); with fittings for a kitchenette, there is a separate tiled bathroom (3m
x 1.6m) with shower and WC. This area could be adapted to provide a fully
self-contained rental unit; both floors have been fitted with plumbing for
The ground floor room (5.5m x 4.5m) is accessed through
double patio doors and includes a good sized room with fittings for a kitchen
as above and a separate bathroom (3.5m x 1.6m) with walk-in shower and feature
stone sink. The combination of exposed stone walls, rustic beamed ceilings and
terracotta tiles has been used to create a cosy feeling throughout.
A private terrace runs along the front of this unit with
stunning views over the beautiful countryside.
Main house: First floor
The main house can be accessed from several areas. The first
floor has been converted to provide a fully self-contained unit with a double
bedroom, bathroom, dining room and large, open plan kitchen and lounge which
opens out to a covered terrace with stunning panoramic views. The terrace
extends around the top floor with access from the dining room through double
patio doors. The lounge (5.4m x 3.9m) is flooded with natural light from triple
patio doors, original wooden beams, oak floors and exposed stone walls work so
well with the cosy wood burner which also supports the central heating system.
Kitchen: (4.5m x 3m) Exposed stone walls and feature wooden
beams provide a division between the lounge and kitchen area. The handmade
wooden wall and floor units with granite worktops and separate breakfast bar
offer plenty of work and storage space. All appliances are good quality and
included in the sale. There are two windows to the side of the property with
far reaching views.
Dining room: (2.6m x 3.5m) this attractive room has a vaulted
ceiling with feature beams and patio doors which open onto the covered terrace
with views extending across the countryside towards Penela.
A small hallway leads to:
Double bedroom: (3m x 3.2m) this good sized double room also
benefits from a vaulted ceiling with beautiful beams, fitted wardrobe and
built-in cupboards. The two double glazed windows with internal shutters provide
plenty of natural light to the room.
Bathroom: (1.4m x 5m) the first floor bathroom has a shower,
WC and wooden sink unit, two skylights offer plenty of light and a door
provides access to the courtyard.
Two sets of external steps lead from the first floor into
the courtyard and down into the ground floor which has a large space with
provision for a kitchen/dining area (4.6m x 3.8m) With the addition of an
internal staircase, this space could be incorporated to provide a good sized family
home with a further double bedroom with en-suite:
Bedroom: (4.8m x 4.5m) Steps lead into a beautifully
appointed double room with stunning views from the triple patio doors which
lead out to the infinity pool area. There is also a large window to the side of
the room which overlooks the second internal courtyard.
En-suite: (2.3m x 3.3m) this attractive bathroom is tiled
throughout providing space for a wet room, feature sink unit, W.C, steps lead
into the raised bath situated below a large picture window.
The courtyard and pool area can be accessed from the ground
floor which also provides access to a useful utility room (3m x 3.4m) with
plumbing for a washing machine. This room also houses the boiler for the
central heating system. In addition to the sophisticated heating system, the
house is also fitted with solar panels and good quality wood effect double
glazed windows and patio doors throughout.
Large feature wooden doors open in to a second good sized
courtyard with further off road parking and pretty out door kitchen (2.2m x 9m)
under a covered terrace. The kitchen is the perfect place for al fresco dining
and summer entertaining with a bbq, pizza oven and sink unit. The courtyard
extends to the rear of the property and inifinity pool (4m x 2m) with a walled
and paved area for private bathing. Wisteria and Bourgenvilla provide
spectacular colour around the pool and courtyard throughout
the summer months. A stone clad wall provides a division between the main
terrace and further areas of terraced land to the rear of the property. Below
the pool there is a useful outdoor WC and garden store room. Irrigation to the
land is provided by a system of spring fed water channels known as Levada's, in
addition there is also a well. There are several mature fruit, nut and olive
trees planted around the land. The views from the pool and terraces are incredible,
the property is west facing to make the most of the stunning sunsets.
This property offers plenty of opportunity for anyone
interested in a project whilst still offering comfortable, family
accommodation. The area around the property is peaceful and beautiful, there
are neighbours close by but the property feels very private. The pretty and
popular towns of Penela and Miranda do Corvo are both approximately ten mins
from the property. Both towns offer all local amenities including schools,
supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, banks, markets, vets etc. This area also
provides plenty of outdoor activities including canoeing, walking, cycling and
bathing in the many river beaches. The historic University City of Coimbra is
an easy 30 min drive.
Lisbon: 2 hrs
Porto: 1.5 hrs
Coast: 45 mins
energy cert: A+
House 180 sq. M
Land Size m2: 1100
Floor: 0 / 2
Year built: 2013