You know from the surrounding countryside and views as you approach this house that you are going to be looking at a property with enormous appeal and potential.
The property lends itself to a variety of opportunities. A large family home, a home that will accommodate two families as the house is currently divided into two apartments or an investment/income opportunity with the house, the land and the access to the lake offering a unique opportunity and ideally suited to provide a tourism business in this area.
It is worth noting that planning permission had been granted to allow two bungalows to be built on the land. This permission has now expired but can be re-applied for – this would provide additional accommodation for guests or would provide another income stream.
In detail ………
Ground floor ………..
Entering through the front door on the ground floor there is an open plan living space incorporating the kitchen, dining and living rooms with access also through an additional door to the rear of the property.
There is a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a range of base and wall units with work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap over, a dishwasher and an electric hob and oven with extractor over. The floors are fully tiled throughout this whole area.
Through an arch and from the inner hallway are two bedrooms, one of which has doors providing direct access to outside and one having a vanity with an inset sink and tap over.
The bathroom on this level has a w.c., pedestal sink with mirror over and a walk in shower. The bathroom is fully tiled and has an obscured window.
The machine/utility room has a washing machine and houses the Eco-economic heat pump which is what runs the central heating system throughout the house. From here is a door to the rear of the house.
There are central heating radiators in all rooms throughout this floor.
First floor ………..
The first level can be accessed either from the outside or by an internal staircase.
There is an open plan living area on this floor that is L-shaped with the living room area having a wood burning fireplace with a stone surround fitted with a recuperator to ensure maximum heat in this area. There are double doors that open onto an exterior balcony with steps down to the rear terrace.
The kitchen has a range of base units with the work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap over, a gas hob and electric oven. There is an attractive dining area with glazed windows looking over the garden and views.
The bathroom has s a w.c., Jacuzzi style corner bath, sink set into a vanity unit with mirror over and storage cupboards. The bathroom is fully tiled and has a window to the rear.
There are central heating radiators in all rooms throughout this floor and 3 radiators are in the lounge.
Second floor ………..
This space has a room that is mainly used for wardrobes and has a door that leads to a room that is presently utilized as an additional bedroom. There are beautiful exposed stone walls and a large window that looks to the views of the river and the surrounding countryside.
To the front of the house is a graveled and concreted area for parking cars or a motor home. Immediately to the side of this is a large garage.
Immediately off the back of the house is a covered patio area where there is a BBQ and outside dining area which is perfect for entertainment while looking over the land and the views to the lake.
Much of the land is to the rear of the house and it is made up of three flat, large terraces. These terraces are safely supported by cement retaining walls and some of the original stone retaining walls. There are around 500 orange trees on the lower level which are irrigated by an automatic irrigation system which is fed by an electric pump powered by solar panels and a pump which pumps water from the river. This pump is installed in a secured building on the edge of the river.
There are also a considerable amount of cork oak and mature olive trees in addition to several fruit trees which include, plums, persimmon, fig, cherries, lindens and sweet chestnuts.
There had been a project approved by the Camara for the construction of two bungalows on this land. This permission has now expired but can be re-applied for. These would provide additional accommodation for guests or could obviously provide an additional source of income.
The property is situated looking over and bordering on the Castelo do Bode Lake and provides stunning scenery in every direction.
Approximately 50 feet up the road from the house is a cafe/restaurant that also has accommodation and service station. There is a local bus stop a short walk away and the bus will take you to Ferreira do Zezere, then to Tomar and directly to Lisbon. The town of Dornes is, by car, three minutes away or a 15-20 minute walk.
Dornes sits beautifully on a high point on a peninsula, on the world re known Castelo do Bode Lake. It is a stunning landscape with fabulous vistas in every direction. There are many water sports available on the lake including boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, body boarding etc. Holiday home rentals and guest houses can be found in Dornes and in various locations around the lake. In Dornes itself there are two cafes and two restaurants.
Ferreira do Zezere is the nearest town of size and it is 15 minutes away. In Ferreira there are cafes, restaurants, mini markets, shops, banks, school, dentists, doctors, builder’s merchants and all other amenities you would expect from a town of this size. There is a bus station where you can catch an express bus to Lisbon.
Tomar is approximately 25 minutes away. Tomar is a historic town and it is filled with stunning architecture and is the seat of the Order of the Knights Templar. It has many quaint streets lined with cafes, and interesting shops, there is a scenic river that runs through the town and is a wonderful area to sit and wile away some time relaxing and indulging in an afternoon of people watching, while sipping on some of the lovely local wines.
The nearest airport is Lisbon and is approximately one and a half hours away.