- Updated On:
- October 26, 2020
- 7 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 445.00 m2
This extraordinary property boasts not one, but two separate houses, situated in Central Portugal near Tábua. With a total of seven bedrooms between the two properties and five bathrooms, with options to add additional bedrooms if needed. This property would be ideal for two families or as a business. The guest house is a registered guest house with an AL license – guest accommodation – short-term accommodation for tourists.
Set in 46275 m² of land with forests, native trees and a stunning mature garden around both houses. It has oak and cork trees that are stripped and harvested for their bark every seven or eight years. It comes with its own man-made lake and borehole that is pumped to a 3000 litre tank and distributed to the houses with a 500 litre pressure pump.
There is a separate well set up for irrigation throughout the property.
4 bedrooms, 3 en-suite
2 stories, balconies
2 living rooms
Large wrap-around balcony
Laundry room with pantry
1 large main kitchen
2 car garage
7 x 3.5m swimming pool
A+ energy rating
The heating is by solar collectors, wood burner and gas, with underfloor heating in the living room and dining areas and radiators throughout.
Open plan kitchen
Living room/dining room with open fireplace
Large attic converted into two bedrooms with a living room
A+ energy rating
Hot water is solar-powered, central heating is from a wood burner.
The house is situated down a quiet country lane, with astonishing views of mountains and forests. You enter the property down a gravel road and the property is at the end of the track with no passing traffic. The main house is down to the left and the guest house stands on its own on the right. There are beautiful mature gardens around both houses with views of the mountains, forests and countryside. This truly is a little bit of paradise in a tranquil setting yet only minutes away from the main town with all necessary amenities.
The cobbled paved drive leads you down to the main house. On the left, as you drive down, are solar panels and housing for the batteries and equipment, along with a workshop. There is ample parking along with a double garage. You enter the house into a large open entrance with terracotta tiles throughout. Two steps lead up to the two very spacious double bedrooms both ensuite with walk-in wardrobes. The lounge is very spacious and bright from the many double windows and glass doors leading out to the wrap-around balcony with views over the lake and countryside. The wood burner also heats the radiators. The downstairs WC is located next to the stairs. Double French doors lead to the dining room with double glass doors leading to an outside patio area, overlooking the countryside and swimming pool area. There are steps leading down to the exquisite mature garden with further seating areas throughout. The very spacious family kitchen is off the dining room with ample storage, a dining table with benches and chairs, a laundry room with large pantry and the entrance to the double garage. This area is definitely not short on space. The kitchen also has a door leading outside to the front of the house making another entrance.
Wooden stairs lead you upstairs to a beautiful landing/living room area. To the right is a bedroom currently used as an office with doors leading out to a small Juliette balcony overlooking the lake and countryside. To the left is a very large bedroom with ensuite. The dining and living rooms have underfloor heating, along with a wood burner in the living room. The bedrooms and bathrooms have radiators.
The house benefits from winter sun due to its south facing position. The windows and outer doors are made of hardwood and all windows are double glazed.
Steps from the large balcony and outdoor area lead down to the mature garden and pool area where there is further storage on the ground level and a games room by the swimming pool. These extra storage rooms could easily be converted in further bedrooms if needed. The garden is tiered to make some very interesting areas, along with a mature vegetable patch with asparagus and other local vegetables. There are many fruit trees, including kiwi, apple, pear, citrus and many more local varieties throughout the property.
The Guest House:
The entrance opens into a small office area, leading into an open living room/dining room with a large stone open fireplace. An open plan kitchen leads off this main living area and the double bedroom and main WC are to the end of the house. Wooden stairs lead up to the attic that has been tastefully converted, with wood finishes throughout, into two bedrooms and a further living room space.
The guest house is also south-facing, making use of all the sun and the exquisite country views. There is ample parking at the guest house and it has its own private garden.
The outbuildings consist of a water tower and the powerhouse that houses the solar equipment. The farm is run off renewable energy photovoltaic system 98% (solar) and has National grid backup. The property has a fixed landline, 5G and fibre internet.
The property is located in Central Portugal, minutes away from Tábua (10 minutes’ drive), consisting of cafes, supermarkets, banks, health care facility, frail care nursing homes, a large sports complex with swimming pools, tennis courts and gym, parks, local markets and a school. There are river beaches and beautiful views wherever you are in this area, with a lot of outdoor sports and activities for the adventurous.
The beautiful city of Coimbra, Portugal’s third-biggest city, is around an hour away. Coimbra is regarded as the university city of Portugal, but for over 100 years it was the medieval capital of the country. This interplay of ancient history and progressive student ideals come together in Coimbra to form a fascinating tourist destination. The city has the River Mondega winding its way through the city which adds to its charm. 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.
Luso is just under an hour away which is famous for the natural spring water bottled from the mountains. There is a spring in the middle of the quaint town where many locals and tourists go fill up their water bottles for free. The popular Thermal Spa is located here and perfect for a special day out. Palace Hotel do Bussaco is also located in Luso. This fairytale castle in the middle of an enchanted forest, since 1917, it has been considered as one of the most beautiful, romantic and historic hotels in the world, well worth a trip to see.
Porto is around 1½ hours away and Lisbon is around 2½ hours’ drive. The coastal town of Figueira da Foz is around 50 minutes away. The famous seaside town of Nazaré, with the largest wave ever recorded, is just over an hour away.
This really is a beautiful spot in Central Portugal.