If quiet country living, privacy, clean air and room to move are some of the things you are looking for then here is a unique opportunity to purchase this meticulously maintained property.
Its current owners have developed it from scratch, starting out some 20 years ago with a ruined stone building on a hill side overgrown with blackberry and other scrubs and weeds. Over the years they have built and landscaped it into nothing less than what can be called a paradise.
Properties like this one do not come around often so don’t miss this chance.
The 5960 m2 of land are divided over 5 terraces which are supported by traditional stone walls.
On the highest level the gated entrance gives way to the property over the cobble stone driveway. Here you find a 36 m2 workshop with adjacent a double carport also measuring 36 m2. There is a large concrete tank containing 30.000 litres of water. The water is pumped up from the water mine on a lower level of the property. Furthermore on this terrace a number of fruit- and olive trees, a vegetable garden and an open barn (66 m2) used for parking the garden machines and for the storage of fire wood.
Broad steps lead down to the next level. Here we find the house surrounded by natural stone pavements, a large outdoor area, gardens and the swimming pool. This sheltered level has many nice spots where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic view. To the rear of the house, there is a machine room housing the boiler unit for the central heating system, a large dog kennel and more space for the storage of fire wood.
The house has a footprint of 185 m2. The indoor area measures approximately 110 m2 and adjacent there is a large covered summer lounge- and dining room (approx. 40 m2). There is a connection between the in- and outside through large sliding doors leading to either the kitchen or dining room or to the living room. The sliding doors move into the wall crevices so are hidden and to not impede movements from the inside to the outside and vice versa.
The cosy living room of 36 m2 has a wood burner (connected to the central heating system), large windows and sliding doors leading to the summer lounge. The large kitchen/dining room is well equipped with an ample stone covered work bench and cupboards, built in fridge, gas cooker, oven, range hood and dish washing machine. There is also an open fire place for extra atmosphere and cosy warmth. A door leads to the well sized laundry, with connections for washing- and drying machines, and the back door entrance. Between kitchen and living room is a central hall that leads to the other parts of the house. This hall has 5 built-in ward robes giving ample storage place.
The master bedroom has 2 built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom (shower, toilet and wash basin). There is a second bedroom and bathroom (shower, toilet and wash basin).
The house is equipped with central heating and a solar hot water system.
The house is very well insulated to ensure cool environment in the warm summer and comfortable warmth during the fresher winter months. The house has an energy rating of A+, which is quite rare in houses in rural Portugal.
Throughout the house the windows are double glazed with burgundy red aluminium frames and insulated window blinds.
All around the house we have paving in traditional Portuguese “calçada”.
The kidney shaped swimming pool is shaded by a large Canary Island palm tree and a great place to relax and cool down during the long summer days and chilling in the pleasant evenings, with views to the garden and to the far distance hills. The swimming pool measures 24 m2 with a depth ranging from 1.20 to 1.70 metres.
On the same level as the house, at a distance that ensures privacy, is the old stone building which has been turned into a comfortable guesthouse (15 m2). It has its own gated driveway entrance, a covered terrace, kitchen, shower, toilet and stairs that lead to a half open bedroom.
There is a second fully equipped and self -contained guesthouse on one of the lower terraces. This 15 m2 guesthouse was newly built 8 years ago. Over the years both these places have offered comfortable accommodation to many guests and visitors.
The property is fully fenced and well suited to keep animals. The 2 lower terraces have water connections. Among the many trees you will find orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, cherry (different species), plum, walnut, chestnut, apple and olive. Not to mention cedars, stone oak, yucca, cactus, other native trees and abundant low-maintenance flowers.
The property is located between Cabaços, which has a weekly market, cafes, restaurants, bank, pharmacy, post office, mini-markets and one small supermarket, and the larger town of Ferreira do Zezere. There is a large weekly market in the council town of Ferrira do Zezere, several supermarkets, post office, medical center, clinic, several schools, indoor swimming pool, library, hotels and guest houses, and all other amenities.
The property is five minutes’ drive away from the picturesque village of Dornes which has a lakeside beach. The lake is formed by the Castelo do Bode dam, which is Portugal’s second largest reservoir. Castelo do Bode lake is popular for all kinds of water sport activities including water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, swimming, sailing, scuba diving and fishing.
The nearest airport to the property is situated at Lisbon, which is approximately one hour and a half hours away by car. Lisbon airport is serviced by a variety of international airlines including some low cost ones, who provide regular flights into and out of the United Kingdom and other European countries. The international airport of Porto is two and a half hours away. The historic town of Tomar is less half an hour away and has a train station.
- Price: €349,000
- Ref. no.: 511/19
- Location: Ferreira do Zêzere
- Detail: Detached
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Construction area: 244
- Plot area: 5960
- Status: For sale