Opportunities like this occur rarely...here is a complete schist fronted quintal, which could house and support two families, or be converted into a large, spacious single dwelling with additional (urban) schist building containing a large family style kitchen, and 100 year old adega and oven. Above this is a games/pool room c/w toilet and shower room leading directly onto the 12.5m in ground swimming pool and adjacent private entertaining/sunbathing area. In addition there is a very modern and 150m2 building with electric doors which could be used for a variety of purposes including workshop, art studio, holistic therapy rooms, or even as now for storing and repairing vehicles. At the top of the land is a secure block built building for housing tractors and other implements.
The main residence consists of two, near identical houses each consisting of two floors;on the ground floor in each case, is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, a bathroom and two good sized bedrooms; on the lower ground floor, again in each case, can be found two good sized bedrooms, plus a seating area and a separate cloakroom with wash basin and toilet. Both houses have open fireplaces in the main room,but are also served by an oil fuelled central heating system, quite rare in rural Portugal.
To the side of this main building, is a large, stone, outdoor seating area which in the hot summer months is shaded with grape vines and other fruit trees and which overlooks part of the near 4000m2 of arable land. The third urban building, now classed as urban, was the original schist animal and donkey cart building but now contains the original adega, complete with lagar, 100 year old bread oven and bbq as well as a large, typically Portuguese family kitchen area for entertaining; to the rear of this room is another bathroom and the storage room for the swimming pool filtration and pump equipment. Above this room and approached from outside, is a games/pool room, with shower room and toilet and this leads straight onto the private area surrounding the 12.5m, in-ground swimming pool.
The land consists of three main areas surrounding the buildings, all with fruit trees, olives, vines but planety of space to grow a variety of crops enabling the household to become self sufficient in vegetables and fruit; it should be noted also, that the property contains a borehole for water, and at the top of the land a 25,000litres storage tank as well as a complete irrigation system for all growing areas.
The property is situated on the edge of a small hamlet, not overlooked and behind three front gates remains very private with beautiful views across the valley especially from the top of the land. There is a complete CCTV security system covering the property.
The nearest town is Vila de Rei, 8.4kms away, which is a thriving community with health centre, council offices, supermarket, lawyers, bars and restaurants, schools and places of work; the main highway in the region, the N2 which reaches Spain in the North and Faro on the Algarve, is in Vila de Rei; Lisbon International Airport is just over 90 mins away by fast modern motorway,and Porto International Airport just over 2 hours away. And the very geographic centre of Portugal is 9.5km away.
The surrounding area is one of great natural beauty, many old villages, plenty of ancient heritage but also lots of cultural activities during the year.