Beautifully finished and appointed semi detached rural property, all the charms of a rustic property, but with superb upgrades and additions.
Very handy for modern roads that can take you easily to many areas of interest in this beautiful country. Excellent accommodation family home or for a couple....easily managed gardens.
Renovated and extended house that would make a perfect permanent residence or holiday home for a family.
The original stone house was extended and renovated a few years ago to an architect's specification giving the property its unique character. Each aspect of the renovation has been geared towards achieving a very energy efficient and practical home. The whole of the property has underfloor heating which can be powered by solar panels on the roof or the wood fire in the lounge, the windows and doors are double glazed and there are external shutters. The gates from the lane lead through the high walls to the enclosed front courtyard with its sunny aspect and established planting. This area would make a nice place for a breakfast table as it has doors leading to the kitchen, the dining area and the largest of the downstairs bedrooms. T
The ground floor of this home flows seamlessly from one room to the next and offers glimpses of the wonderful views at the rear of the property. Stepping into the hallway from the courtyard and to the left past the staircase that leads to the upper floor we find the main living area with the wood burning fireplace used for the heating of the whole house. This part of the house is set within the old stone walls which gives the room a cosy feel. Accessed off this room is the extremely spacious ground floor bedroom which easily houses a super king-sized bed with plenty of room for storage the likes of which are rarely found in the village houses of the area.
Also, off the living room we find a further bedroom with storage. This leads through to yet another room which currently houses the freezer. The downstairs bathroom with bathtub and the utility room which also houses the boiler and heating system are also in this part of the property.
To the right of the entrance lobby, we find the fitted kitchen with integrated appliances including oven, gas hob, dishwasher, and large fridge. This leads to the space currently used for dining. This area of the house could easily be made into a spacious family room to include both dining and seating areas and it has doors leading to both the front courtyard and the rear covered terrace.
The rear garden is beautifully maintained and fenced with a lovely lawned area. The eye is drawn to the view of the valley beyond, and the properties boundary seems to melt into the distance. As well as the covered terrace with brick-built barbecue there is a paved area which if not used for dining would make a fantastic place for a hot tub or above ground pool. There is a solar heated shower here which is also connected to mains water. The land at the rear of the house has various fruit trees including orange, lemon, pear, peach and nespera and a wonderful chestnut tree. Here there is a space used for growing vegetables in the past, a workshop, and a wood store. A gate from the garden leads to the covered carport which is big enough to store a motor home.
Leaving the garden and making our way back through to the hall we find the staircase to the upper floor. The stairs open out into a very spacious lounge area which could easily be utilised for temporary sleeping space or even converted to a fourth bedroom. This room has double doors and access to the covered balcony. On this floor is also a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and access to the covered balcony that has far reaching views to Pedrogao and the hills beyond. This entire first floor could be used for a variety of purposes, including potentially as holiday accommodation producing a useful income.
If you are looking for a property that you can lock up and leave or a permanent residence that is turnkey you may have found your dream home! Just unpack your toothbrush!