About the Property
1980’s traditional Portuguese family country home, ready to move in but with great opportunity to further development. Set in a stunning mountain location with amazing views overlooking a small picturesque village.
The wraparound balcony is accessed by a marble staircase leading to the main front door. The main house has a large through reception & dining room with wood burning stove, three good sized bedrooms, family bathroom and kitchen. Floors are wooden parquet and the house is very light and airy. Downstairs is a huge garage and traditional basement living space with a very large open fireplace and pantry.
There is a large attic, large terrace at the back and a roof terrace with beautiful views up the valley. The substantial terraced garden has fruit and olive trees and, of course, vines.
There is a barn adjacent ready for conversion and an adega with bread oven and wine vat. The house has mains water but its own water source too. Electricity and telephone are already connected.
The location offers the best of both worlds; a small peaceful village, Ribeira Velha, in a stunning valley surrounded by places of natural beauty such as natural river pools, historical Roman settlements and bordered by numerous natural hiking tracks with great scenery spots provided by the mountain top and forest land in Central Portugal.
This property is an excellent opportunity for somebody who is looking for a peaceful but accessible location in this wonderful, undiscovered part of Portugal. It is the practical option of comfortable house to live in on a holiday or year round basis; but still with the development potential to make it your own.
About the Area
The property is situated in a rural location on the edge of the village “Ribeira Velha”, though is not isolated.
The bigger town of Maçãs Dona Maria which has a range of amenities including market, banks, cafes, restaurants, medical centre, post office, pharmacy and shops is less than 10 min drive away, the bigger Municipality of Alvaiázere which in addition to the above also offers further local services and sport facilities such as a Police station, Hospital, Registry office, Tax office, Court room, Indoor and Outdoor swimming pools, full size football pitch, athletics running track is also less than 10 minutes drive.
The historic town of Tomar, which is home to the UNESCO listed Convento do Cristo, founded by the Templar’s crusaders is only 30 to 35 minutes drive from the property.
All major European high street shopping is also available in the city of Coimbra the 3rd biggest city in Portugal which is only 45 to 50 minutes drive on the A13 motorway.
There are also very good access roads to the IC8 dual carriageway, which leads to the coastal towns of Figueira da Foz and can be reached by car in approximately 1hour.
The closest airport to the property is situated at Lisbon, which is approximately one and three quarter hours’ by car.
- Price: €99,000
- Ref. no.: 537/16
- Location: Alvaiázere, Leiria
- Detail: Detached
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Construction area: 120
- Plot area: 670
- Status: For sale