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This spacious four bedroom detached farmhouse with a separate two bedroom guest cottage (to rent via booking.com), which has been carefully reconstructed located close to the lake of Castelo do Bode in central Portugal. The farmhouse is set over three levels and is connected to both mains water and electricity.
The property has been reconstructed over the past years to a high standard and care has been taken to retain the character features of the original farmhouse, while ensuring the comfortable facilities of modern day living are
integrated. The property is fully double glazed with traditional style exterior shutters. The roof to the farmhouse is one of the main features. The roof has been carefully crafted in wood and the beams are exposed within the open plan living space as well as to the first floor master bedroom suite.
The main entrance to the house is located at the front and there is a traditional stone terrace with views over the valley. The terrace is sympathetically tiled with herringbone ceramic tiles and leads to the front, double opening door.
This leads into a large, open plan living, dining and kitchen space which has an open beamed wooden roof, with traditional overlaid planking. This room is double aspect and has a tiled floor. There is a large, stone fireplace with
traditional ceramic tiled hearth, which is matched at the opposite end of the room with a stone chimney for the kitchen.
The kitchen is of bespoke design and has been hand crafted in wood, with painted surfaces to emulate the character of traditional units. There is a good range of built in base and eye level cupboards (some with glazed doors)
as well as drawers and a large, central island complete with wine rack. The work surfaces are Limestone to complement the kitchen’s colour range. The kitchen is equipped with a large, integral fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and large free-standing range oven. The splash backs have been tiled in stone.
There is a set of double opening patio doors which lead out to the rear of the house to the patio, barbecue area and into the walled garden. This open plan room has four independent lighting systems designed to maximise the ambiance within the room, two of these systems also benefit from dimmer switches. There are several floor plugs within the room, to allow for changes to the layout. One of these floor plugs also has telephone and satellite television points, though there are also conventional telephone, television and internet points on the walls as well as pre installation for a sound system.
Off this room there is a half staircase, which has treads in wood with atmospheric lighting, leading to the family bathroom and the master suite. The family bathroom is partially tiled. There is a pedestal basin, toilet and ‘wet
room’ style shower. Next to the master suite there is another bedroom or a private study. This room has an exposed wooden roof and there are also telephone, television and internet points.
This bedroom or study leads through to a dressing area and to the en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom is partially tiled and has a double walk in shower, toilet and wall mounted sink. The dressing area leads around
to the bedroom, which is triple aspect. The master bedroom is spacious and has a set of part-glazed patio doors which lead out to a private terrace which has original terracotta tiles to the floor and good views over the valley and garden. The terrace also has an exterior staircase which leads down to a private palm garden. On the lower floor there are two further en-suite bedrooms, which are accessed via a staircase off the main living space. This staircase has wooden treads and has atmospheric lighting. The first bedroom has an under
stairs storage cupboard as well as an en-suite shower room. The shower room is spacious and has a ‘wet room’ style shower, toilet, and contemporary style glass vanity sink. The third bedroom is also spacious and has traditional style coving to the ceiling. Off the bedroom there is a dressing room, which is large enough to be used as a study or a den. Off this dressing room there is a partially tiled bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with shower fitment, pedestal sink and toilet.
The house has central heating and air conditioning. There is exterior lighting to the front and the rear as well as ambient lighting to the garden. The houses have an alarm system and cameras.
Adjacent to the house there is a spacious exterior dining area, which has a wooden beamed roof and exposed stone wall. This dining area has exterior plug sockets as well as lighting.
Guest Cottage: The cottage is of split level layout. The cottage also double glazed with traditional style exterior shutters. The cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen. There is a decorative log burning stove situated within
the living room area, which provides ample heating during the winter months. The kitchen has a range of hand-built wooden base and eye level units – some of which have bevelled glass doors. The work surfaces are granite and there is an integrated gas hob and electric oven as well as an extractor fan. The cottage also has it’s own water heating system.
Off the living room there is a partially tiled shower room, with ‘wet room’ style shower, toilet and pedestal sink. A half wooden staircase leads to the cottage’s two bedrooms, both of which are double. Both bedrooms have Velux roof
windows, though one of the bedrooms also has a conventional window, which has views over the garden. This bedroom also has a storage cupboard.
The cottage has it’s own gravelled parking area as well private, independent entrance allowing it to be offered as a rental unit for holidays or long term occupation. (Listed on Booking.com, Home away & Tripadvisor) Given the excellent location of the property close to the popular destination of
Castelo do Bode lake, generates a healthy yearly income.
Laundry Annex: Behind the farmhouse there is a detached stone laundry annex, which is set over one floor. This building is also double glazed and houses the property’s central heating and water heating systems as well as laundry
equipment. The ceiling of this room is wood panelled with down lighters and the flooring is wood laminate. Garage: The garage is large enough to accommodate up to two vehicles and has an up and over vehicle with automatic electronic entrance door with remote control. In front of the garage there is a parking area, which is gravelled, off which there is an exterior staircase leading to an entry gate to the garden and leading to the cottage.
There is a second entrance to the property, which is adjacent to the main farmhouse. This entrance has electronic vehicle entrance gates and leads into a large, gravelled parking area. The gardens are totally walled with a variety of
mature olive, almond and cork oak trees as well as grape vines. There are a number of younger fruit trees including orange, lemon, tangerine, pomegranate, peach, plum and cherry. The garden is flat with automatic watering system, with lawned areas, feature paths and there are several patio areas. The garden is large enough to install a swimming pool with plenty of room for patio and sun bathing areas if required and planning consent to construct a 10 metre by four metre pool has already been approved. A quote for the construction is available on request.
Between the main house and the cottage there is a palm garden with patio area and this has good views over the valley and countryside. The property is set on a quiet road, which only leads to one further house, which is used as a holiday home. The area is very peaceful and the village of Martinchel is around two minutes’ drive. The village has several cafes, a restaurant, bakers, mini-market and eco-museum as well as the local parish council offices. In addition to these amenities the property is serviced by several local mobile bakeries, a mobile grocery shop and fishmonger.
The historic village of Constância is approximately five minutes’ drive from the property. The larger towns of Abrantes and Tomar are 10 and 15 minutes driving time respectively and both have a good selection of supermarkets, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, a castle, hospital, university, River and health centres as well as sports centres and tennis clubs.
The property is also only two to five minutes drive from Castelo do Bode lake, which is 60 kilometres in length, where you can swim, fish, scuba dive, sail, canoe etc. This large lake has plenty to offer everyone whether you wish to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a peaceful bay or the water sport activities on offer at the many marinas. The property is easy to locate and is around one hour from Lisbon airport with the A23 a convenient five minute drive, allowing easy access to Lisbon and other large cities.
- Price: €425,000
- Ref. no.: 515/18
- Location: Abrantes
- Detail: Farmhouse
- Bedrooms: 6 or more
- Construction area: 250
- Plot area: 1500
- Status: For sale