- Updated On:
- November 12, 2020
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 307.00 m2
This large detached house needs some completion, situated on the edge of a village close to Figueiró dos Vinhos, a beautiful scenic town in central Portugal which has all amenities. This large five bedroom house is set in breathtaking surroundings with a stream at the bottom of the property. This house has some exquisite finishes, stone walls, solid wood staircases and rooftop terraces to take in the views. The area is extremely quiet and the road serves the residents of the village, so there is no through traffic.
Detached house in Central Portugal, near Figueiró dos Vinhos
Total plot 3365 m²
Total constructed area 307 m²
Breathtaking country views with stream at bottom of property
2 rooftops terraces
Windows mostly double glazed
Attic insulated and suitable for conversion
Well and borehole
Stunning plot with olive trees and fruit trees
Café and mini-market five minutes away
In detail …
The property is accessed via the first-floor landing. From the hallway are four double bedrooms. There is an entrance through to the glass sunroom on the side of the house which is mostly double glazed with seating areas and access to a large rooftop balcony, with breathtaking views over the countryside. At the end of this hallway, there is a large family sized bathroom and the open lounge with a wood burner on the left. From the lounge, there is access to the other balcony, with further views over the stunning countryside. A staircase leads to the attic which is divided into three areas and insulated which can easily be developed in a further master suite with small lounge area.
A beautifully finished stone wall and wooden stairs lead down to the ground floor, which has a bathroom with shower enclosure, two large rooms with exposed stone walls and a large open kitchen with a wood fired stove, there is a lot of room to add more kitchen counters and an island unit, if desired.
Outside there is a patio with lots of potential to create an alfresco kitchen and outdoor dining.
The property has had substantial structural work in the basement and on the outside, the soil has been removed, drainage has been installed and the stonework has been sealed and plastered over.
The large plot of 3365 m² surrounds the property, consisting mostly of beautiful flat land around the house, perfect for that vegetable patch or growing a vivid and colourful garden of flowers. It is completely enclosed, partly walled. There is a variety of well-established fruit trees, along with a gentle stream running across the bottom of the property with trees and overgrowth, leading to your own magical escape. There is a greenhouse underneath one of the rooftop terraces, great for potting new plants and protecting them through winter.
The property is connected to mains electricity and mains water, and there is a well and borehole if you wanted to connect to this, along with water pipes running from the stream for the garden. There is a main telephone line and internet, currently ADSL, but fibre will be in the area in the coming months. There is a septic tank in place and soak away, there are no sewage cartons other than the septic tank needing to be emptied approximately once every three years. There is a quiet access road to the property which only services local residents, so there is no through traffic past the house.
The property is located in Central Portugal, close to the quaint town of Figueiró dos Vinhos (five minute drive or 15 minute walk), consisting of supermarkets, schools, doctor’s surgery, cafés, library, and gym. There is a weekly market selling fruit, vegetables, hardware, trees and chickens.
There are many river beaches close by along with a lot of outdoor sports and activities for the adventurous.
Pedrógão Grande is a large city around 20 minutes drive away with many restaurants, supermarkets and amenities. It is considered the largest forest patch in Europe, where pines, eucalypts, acacias and olive trees dominate the scenery. The county is divided into two parts: the interior, predominantly schistose, and the valley and land close to the River Zêzere. The beauty of the natural landscape is an attractive factor, bringing the municipality many visitors throughout the year looking for the fresh country escape. The river beaches, walking trails, bike trials, imposing landscape, customs and traditions, are certainly the potential for developing tourism.
Castanheira de Pêra with its famous Praia das Rocas is around a 10 minute drive away and a great attraction for families during summer.
Porto is around a two-hour drive, and Lisbon around 1 hour and 40 minutes. Coimbra, Portugal’s third-biggest city, is around 40 minutes away and is home to a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Built on the grounds of a former palace, the university is famed for its baroque library, the Biblioteca Joanina, and its 18th-century bell tower. In the city’s old town lies the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha.
The seaside is around 50 minutes away.