Best of both worlds! Externally a very smart, traditional and large Portuguese villa, inside modern, light and airy with quality finish and plenty of space.
This T4 single storey property is attractively laid out its positioning takes advantage of the great view through valley and across to the historic city of Tomar and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Convento Do Cristo, home to the Knights Templars in Portugal.
Approached through a double gate, you notice that the garden area is designed for ease of maintenance, and the house sits comfortably back from the quiet village road. Entering through the front door you are immediately struck by the high ceilings and light airy nature of the modern interior. Turning to the left at the end of the entrance hall you enter an open plan lounge and dining area with two sets of double patio doors with that view! This is a family room with a log burner and central heating radiators for the winter months and air conditioning for the longer summer months; connected to this room is the fully equipped and beautifully laid out modern kitchen, complete with double American-style combined fridge and freezer. The kitchen has a central seating/work island and a double patio door opening directly onto the front garden. Unusually for properties of this style the kitchen also has an adjacent and large auxiliary room big enough for storage foodstuffs and the positioning of additional freezer and use as a laundry.
Returning to the hallway, we encounter a long bright central corridor running through the centre pf the property; the first room on the left has been used as both an office and as a yoga room, but could easily revert back to being a bedroom. it has direct access to the rear patio. Next to this room is the family bathroom and opposite, ie at the front of the house are a further three double bedrooms, with central heating radiators and air conditioned units. The master bedroom at the end of the corridor has an en suite bathroom complete with luxury fittings and corner bath. Again no expense has been spared on this or any other of the bedrooms. The master bedroom has double patio doors opening onto the front of the property. All of the bedrooms benefit from quality built in wardrobes.
And then, the bonus feature at the rear of the property....the previous double garage, has been converted by the present owners into a very large studio room which could easily become a large new master bedroom, or a guest suite, or a family gymnasium, or a treatment room for physiotherapy, alternative healing, indeed many different potential uses. It has two double glazed patio doors, opening directly on to the rear patio. The views from this room are just like from the lounge, directly across the valley to Tomar and the Convento.
Underneath the property is a very large basement area housing the wood pellet burner and the controls for the roof mounted solar panel system.
The immediate garden area around the house has been levelled and gravel filled for ease of maintenance and to the rear of the property is an area which would easily accommodate a large swimming pool, conveniently close to the natural water supply, from a bore hole, and to the outside covered entertainment area complete with built in BBQ and wash basin on the rear patio, which is West facing and captures the most wonderful sunsets over Tomar. In all about 3010m2 of property including terraced productive olive trees and fruit trees.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Pero Calvo, just 10 minutes from historic Tomar; the nearest village with cafes, bars, a restaurant, atm, doctors surgery and pharmacy is in Sao Pedro just 2 minutes away; an excellent motorway with direct links to Lisbon and Porto is 5 minutes away and it is just over an hour to Lisbon International airport.