- Updated On:
- July 18, 2021
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 104.00 m2
Do you want to live on the Silver Coast in Portugal but don’t have a massive budget? This could be the property you are looking for. This home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a very easily maintained outside space that provides stunning views over the adjoining countryside. Located in a village where there are cafes, pharmacy, bank, ATM, restaurants, schools, mini-market. Only 20 minutes to the nearest beach.
In detail …..
The property is accessed by way of a drive that leads to a double gate which opens into the courtyard area with the house to the left and the garage and outside dining area straight ahead.
The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall where there is plenty of space for shoes, boots and coats. A set of double doors open into the open plan living and dining room area, a single door to the left opens into the kitchen.
The living room is open plan and can be utilized as a complete living room or a combined living/dining room. The floors are tiled and there are windows to the front. The room is heated by a free standing wood stove. A circular staircase leads to the first level.
The kitchen can be accessed by a doorway from the hallway or by a doorway from the living room. In the kitchen there are a range of base and wall units with work surfaces incorporating a double stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap over. There is a gas hob with extractor fan and an electric oven. There is space for an upright fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The kitchen is tiled and a window to the front provides light.
The downstairs bathroom has a pedestal sink, w.c., and a corner shower unit. The bathroom is fully tiled.
A circular staircase leads to the first level landing which is spacious and could easily accommodate a computer desk and office area. There is a built in wardrobe.
The two bedrooms are both spacious and would accommodate king size beds. The floors are tiled and there are windows to the front.
The full upstairs bathroom has a pedestal sink, w.c., bidet and a full bath with a shower off the taps. The bathroom is part tiled and has a window to the rear.
The outside space is easy to maintain. The flooring is block paved. There is a covered arch that leads into the area directly in front of the house and also a cupboard which houses the gas bottles and provides some storage.
To the side is a spacious area that offers extensive views over the countryside and is completely private. It is an ideal location for entertaining and relaxing. There is a covered kitchen that comprises of space in the shade for a table and chairs, a BBQ and a single stainless steel sink with drainer.
At the far end of the main courtyard is a large stone and brick built garage that would make an ideal workshop or hobby area.
The property is located in the village of A dos Francos which is a good sized village located 15 minutes from Rio Maior, 17 minutes from the main town of Caldas da Rainha and 55 minutes from the Lisbon Airport.
A dos Francos has several cafes, pharmacy, bank, ATM, mini-markets, Association building where local community events and markets are held. The permanent population is approximately 1700. It is a few minutes from the main A115 and A8.
Rio Maior is a large town which is located 15 minutes away and has a population of approximately 21,000. Rio Maior has major supermarkets, a plethora of cafes and restaurants, shops, banks, pharmacy, doctors, dentists. There is a beautiful centre park with a lovely cafe where you can sit, relax and enjoy some people watching while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or a chilled glass of the local vinho. A weekly market provides fresh local produce, cheeses, breads, fruits, vegetables, lovely flowers and plants for the garden along with other household items.
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Rio Maior are the Salinas. These the Portugal’s only inland salt flats and the only that are fully operational in Europe. There are some lovely rustic built shops here where you can purchase salt in various forms and other local handcrafts and artisan products. There are cafes and restaurants here that will provide you with delicious local food.
The large town of Caldas da Rainha is located 17 minutes away. Caldas has a population of approximately 52,000. Caldas is a lovely town that is large enough to provide all you need while still maintaining a welcoming and vibrant community feel. In Caldas there are an unending array of cafes and restaurants, catering to every taste, including vegan, gluten free and other dietary preferences. Caldas has hotels, shopping centres, cultural centres, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, doctors, dentists, two hospitals, schools for every level. There is also a fabulous centre park where there is usually some form of entertainment taking place. There are often art displays here, once a month there is a fabulous outdoor antiques and flea market that stretches throughout the entire park and makes for a great day out. There is a duck pond in the park where you can rent boats and there is also a children’s play area.
There is a daily fruit and vegetable market in Caldas where you can buy wonderful and fresh local produce as well as fresh baked bread, cheeses, pulses, beans, nuts, dried fruit, beautiful and colourful fresh flowers, baskets and many other local artisan products. There are several cafes directly off the market to enjoy a relaxing coffee while picking up your produce. A Monday market covers a huge area and at this market you can expect to be able to find pretty much anything for the home or garden.
Transportation links are close by. Lisbon Airport is a 55 minute drive from the property.