This beautifully constructed, compact (55.8m2) house was built on the site of the original property in a classic local style using every eco method available in 2013 and is a credit to the builder and especially to the current owner who authorised the construction. One particularly attractive aspect is the use of schist (granite) cladding on the property, making it stand out from other properties in the area.
The property sits just off a quiet lane, at the top of the valley overlooking the most desirable location of Casalinho and Alverangel situated on the Castello de Bode Lake, one of the most picturesque areas in Portugal. Included in the sale is an area of land totalling approximately 2500m2, and roughly 50% has building permission!
Prospective owners, could simply move into the existing property whilst developing their dream home on the lower slopes with a view of the Lake, then utilising the existing property as an annex for family, visitors or operate as an Alijamento Local, OR of course if they choose, settle into a comfortable living in the existing home.
Access to the property is easy and it should be noted that there is a Praia Fluvial, river beach, and a fully operational Marina just a few moments down the road; the situation of the property is therefore ideal for boating enthusiasts, whether motorised or sailing.
Although the size of the property means that it is exempt from the requirement for an Energy Certificate we are confident that its rating would be in the highest, most efficient band, with insulation in every wall, floor and roof section, plus double glazed windows and doors throughout.
Entrance to the property is via the verandah, present on two aspects of the property and affording great views across the valley and to the lake; entering the compact full fitted kitchen and then into the main, central room where the modern log burner is to be found, which because of its size and location is able to warm the entire property during the short cool winter periods.
Radiating off the central room is the main bedroom with fitted wardrobes, the tastefully equipped shower room and a second good sized room which could be used as a second bedroom or separate dining room or office. Above the Shower room is an enclosed loft area, ideal for storage. All rooms have cathedral style high ceilings, tastefully finished in polished timber, giving a light airy aspect but maintaining thermal efficiency.
The original property was constructed in around 1977 and then completely rebuilt eco-style in 2013.
Outside the house itself is a dry terrain style garden plus terraced land area comprising of some 2500m2, half of which is classified as urban and therefore it should be possible to build a new, sizeable modern home, either in the traditional Portuguese style or perhaps something more modern subject to local regulations, but in both cases it should offer an attractive view of the lake. The land currently has a selection of productive olive, fig, and citrus trees.
This property offers an all too rare chance to build the house of your dreams in a beautiful setting, and in a quality neighbourhood with local cafés and bars nearby and a top quality lakeside restaurant just over a kilometre away.
The historic city of Tomar is around twenty minutes away by car, with its UNESCO World Heritage Convento de Cristo and there is access to motorways close-by making the main centres of Lisbon and Porto, Coimbra and others within easy reach. There is a railway station in Tomar and nearer at Santa Cita, with regular connections to Entroncamento and then onwards to Lisbon and Porto and all areas in between.