A nicely restored traditional Portuguese farmhouse with garage & workshop for sale in a very quiet spot in the countryside at reasonable driving distance from historical Roman settlements and places of natural beauty such as natural river pools, this property is also bordered by numerous natural hiking tracks with great scenery spots provided by the mountain top and forest land in Central Portugal.
The house, which has been fully restored with quality workmanship and materials, is set over 2 floors including the loft conversion and is connected to mains water, electricity and telephone landline. Hot water is provided via 2 gas boilers (1 act as a backup), cooking is also from Gas.
The house is fully double glazed, has tiled flooring downstairs and modern wooden laminate flooring upstairs, the heating is provided by 2 wood fired stoves. The property measures 107 square meters footprint of construction and has a courtyard and orchard garden measuring approximately 397m2.
The main entrance to the house leads directly into a spacious open plan Kitchen/dining room. To the right there's a hallway which provides access to a fully tiled family size bathroom, with heated towel rail and walk in shower cubicle and also to 2 double bedrooms. Also to the left from the kitchen there's access to a cosy lounge with a fire place which in turn provides access via a door to the upstairs living quarter's staircase and a large size pantry.
The open plan kitchen and dining room is double aspect, has a good range of built in base units and also features a glass panel which provides natural light to one of the bedrooms.
Upstairs living quarters are spacious with natural light provided by 2 velux style roof windows with blinds and a standard size window with great views at the end in what is currently the guest dressing room, before reaching the dressing room, you'll find a good size double bedroom and an open plan sitting room and office. The upstairs living quarters have been tastefully decorated with plenty dark wood in keeping with original style.
The garage, workshop and utility area is massive and can be accessed either from the cobbled street or via a pleasant terrace walkway surrounded by lovely plants and fruit trees.
There's another spacious area just off the upstairs access staircase which measures approximately 25m2 currently just being used for storage, this space could be easily converted to an additional conservatory area or perhaps to build another and garage for:
'Anyone looking for a low-cost project to combined living in and rental income...in our opinion this is a major advantage from this property versus similar properties in the market, straightforwardly converting the upstairs living quarters into a one bedroom flat with independent access and with its own garage'
There's a beautifully maintained courtyard overlooking the garden, which would be perfect for anyone wanting to install a swimming pool (quotes can be provided on request).
The current owners are keen gardeners and their well kept garden and 150m2 Orchard has no less than 21 fruit trees, amongst them just to name a few, there are Olives, Oranges, Apples, Figs, Pears, Pomegranate, Lemons, Plums, Cherries, kiwis, avocados, passion fruits etc.
The cottage is approximately 4 to 5 minutes by car from the town Alvaiázere which offers a range of services and amenities such as, restaurants, cafés, market, banks, medical centre, post office, pharmacy, Police station, Registry office, Tax office, Court room, Indoor and Outdoor swimming pools, full size football pitch, athletics running track and more.
The historic town of Tomar, which is home to the UNESCO listed Convento do Cristo, founded by the Templars is only 30 to 35 minutes drive from the property.
Figueira da Foz the beautiful coastal beach is easily accessed in approximately 40 to 45 minutes by car via the IC8.
All major European high street shopping is available in city of Coimbra the 3rd biggest city in Portugal which is only 45 to 50 minutes drive on the A13 motorway.
The closest airport to the property is situated at Lisbon, which is approximately two hours' by car and serviced by several low cost airlines, which operate regular flights into and out of the United Kingdom.