The farmhouse, which measures 485 square meters of construction, is set on a plot of land measuring 14,344 square meters. The property is situated in a quiet location and is ideal for someone looking to run a rural tourism establishment or to enjoy a large family home.
The property is connected to both mains water and electricity and is also fitted with central heating. The property is fully double glazed and has been restored to a high standard, retaining original features though marrying them with contemporary modern design. The farmhouse has two wells and has pre-installation for solar panels for a hot water heating system.
The property is situated in a rural location on the edge of a village, though is not isolated. The property is set on a plot measuring 14,344 square meters all of which is walled or fenced. The property has a large variety of mature fruit trees including eight mature cherry trees, 30 mature olive trees which yielded 80 liters of virgin olive oil last year and 60 cork oaks. The property is connected to both mains water and electricity and has a large well.
The main entrance to the house leads into a spacious entrance hallway, which has a tiled floor. Off this hallway there is an archway leading through to a large, open plan living, dining and kitchen area. This room measures 110 square meters and has a tiled floor. There is a large, traditional style fireplace within the room, which has large, wooden supports and there is a cast iron log burning stove.
The room has a peaked roof with down lighters. The fully fitted kitchen area has a range of built in base and eye level wooden units with granite work surfaces and the kitchen features an island with work surface, double drainer and storage cupboards underneath. There is an integral oven, hob and microwave. There is a set of patio doors in the kitchen, which lead out to the property's garden.
There is a fully tiled bathroom to the ground floor, which is accessed off the entrance hallway. There is a WC, which is fully tiled with contemporary style sanitary ware. There is also a shower room which is completely tiled. The shower room is accessed off the hallway and has a shower, toilet, bidet and wall mounted vanity basin. The bathroom is also accessible from the exterior via a glazed door, enabling use from the location of the future swimming pool easily.
There is a second living room to the ground floor, accessed off the hallway. This living room has a marble entry way with steps down into the main body of the room. The rest of the living room has a tiled floor and there is a staircase leading to the first floor. The room is light and airy and has two glazed exterior access doors which lead out to the front of the property. There is a fully tiled bathroom accessed off this living room. The bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet and wall mounted vanity basin. This bathroom also has an exterior access door, which leads out to the front of the property. There is a double aspect bedroom, accessed off the living room. The bedroom has a tiled floor and also an exterior, glazed access door leading to the front of the house.
The staircase leads to the master suite of the property, which is triple aspect. The master suite has a large, luxurious bathroom which is fully tiled. There are twin vanity basins with storage cupboards beneath, a toilet, bidet and bath with shower above as well as a large independent shower. The master suite also has built in wooden wardrobes and one of the walls is exposed stone. The master suite has a fully glazed exterior door which leads out onto a spacious veranda with good views over the property's garden.
To either side of the house there is a ground floor building, measuring a total of 212 square meters. There are nine rooms in total on the ground floor.
The rooms on the right hand side of the house when looking at it from the garden still require windows, flooring and electrics finishing, though once completed would possibly be suitable for two additional guest apartments, or workshops or garages.
To the left hand side, the rooms have been converted into a ground level apartment which comprises of a kitchen area (4.5 x 3m), lounge (6 x 5m), with double glazed patio doors, dressing room (2.8 x 2.75m), bedroom (6 x 6m) with double glazed patio doors, bathroom (2.8 x 2.75m) with double glazed window, which has a shower with glass screen, vanity unit , toilet and bidet. From this apartment you have access to the garden area and to the driveway.
In addition to this there is a completely finished first floor studio, which is accessed via an external stone staircase on the far end of the building. There are great views into the surrounding countryside from the studio, which has its own private bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and had wash basin,
This very spacious property would make a perfect large rural retreat or bed and breakfast establishment, as well as a comfortable, generous family home, permanent or holiday.
In the garden and within easy reach of the kitchen, there is a rustic bbq area, shaded by 100 year old cork oaks. From this area there is a path shaded by various trees which leads to two flat grass paddocks which could be used for horses or grazing of livestock.
The property is situated near the village of Castelo in central Portugal and is approximately 10 minutes´ drive from Cernache do Bonjardim, which has a variety of cafes, restaurants, shops, mini-markets, schools, health center, doctors, sports center and post office.
The property is 12 km from the center of the town of Sertã. Sertã is an attractive historic town built on either side of a stunning river setting. It has many restaurants and bars as well as 3 major supermarkets, banks, schools, library, theater, cultural center, municipal swimming pool and river beach. There are also 2 weekly markets, held every Friday, one selling fruit, vegetables and livestock and the other selling clothes, tools, plants, shoes etc.
Central Portugal is famous for its beautiful river beaches of which there are a dozen located within 30 minutes' drive from this property, including the renowned water sports center at Trízio, where the European wake board championship is held.
There are good access roads to the property and the IC8 dual carriageway, which leads to the coastal towns of Figueira da Foz, is a short 10 minute drive away.
Both the university city of Coimbra and the historic town of Tomar, which is home to the UNESCO listed Convento do Cristo, are only a 45 minutes´ drive from the property.
There are a good number of river beaches in the vicinity, and the shores of the Castelo do Bode lake are 10 minutes' drive from the property.
The property is situated at approximately equal distance from Lisbon and Porto airport, both of which are around 2,5 hours' drive away. Both airports are serviced by several low cost airlines which operate regular flights into and out of the United Kingdom and other European countries.