Description - Descrição - Beschrijving
Amazing opportunity to acquire an equestrian property, which is functioning as a Horseback riding business. A gorgeous natural farm with 125.000m2 (12,5 hectares), designed for horse caring, with ample pastures, plenty of natural water sources and beautiful traditional stone houses. Perfectly located in a peaceful and quiet area that’s a mere 4km away from the city of Covilhã.
Location & Access
Quinta Boidobra, Covilhã, Serra da Estrela, Portugal.
Located in the beautiful country side of Portugal, near the access that leads to high-way A23. A round-about is planned to be built just at the farm’s entrance in the near future that will provide an even faster access to the farm. The whole farm is fenced and there is a main entrance gate and a secondary entrance gate at the back of the houses. The farm has a private dirt road that leads from the gate the the house and there is plenty of parking space for cars, trucks and trailers.
The large white building was built in 2005, and has 2 high floors and is currently designed and used for horse stables. The first floor is estimated around 200 square meters. It has five boxes of 2,90 x 2,90 m each. It also includes an area for temporary stabling 5 horses, shower area and tack corner. There is also a functioning WC. The second floor is a 140 m2 (9,60 m x 14,60 m ) open space, and is currently used for storing the hay reserves for the year, but has great potential and opportunity to make rooms. This building is very well isolated and keeps amazingly cool in the hot summers.
The small houses are beautiful rustic, big-stoned, traditional houses.
One has restored interiors, and a cozy atmosphere with a lot of wood work and showing the traditional granite stones, with about 100 m2 of living space.
Kitchen/Living: 6,85 m x 5,90 m
Large room: 5,40 m x 5,55 m
Bathroom: 2,15 m x 1,65 m
Mezzanine: 5,80 x 6,75 x 1,98 height. The mezzanine has access to a large terrace with amazing views.
The other house has 30 m2 meters and is recently renovated (2022). One bedroom (5,60 m x 4,75 m) and a bathroom (2,55 m x 1,5 m). Very well insulated (in the winter the temperature did not get under 24 degrees Celsius inside).
Water and Electricity
Electricity is currently solar based, provided by a photo-voltaic panel and batteries. Municipal electric network is available just outside the farm if needed.
The farm has 9 springs, a big pond with 40x20m and a smaller pond. There is plenty of fresh drinkable water all year round. The underground irrigation system from the big pond covers 50.000 square meters of farmable land (around 12.3 acres).
Potable water runs all year round from a tube that comes out in front of the house.
There is also a well on the higher ground of the farm and plumbing down to the houses with good water pressure. The houses have proper sewage system connected to a septic tank.
Enjoy and relax in nature…
Enjoy the local wines and delicacies of rustic Portuguese gourmet in the privacy of your cozy picturesque farm, This beautiful farm extends for 125.000 square meters (about 30 acres). There is an outer fence all around the farm where the horses can roam free, and an inner fence for the living area. This farm consists of 90.000 square meters of farming land / pasture (about 22 acres) and 5000 square meters of pine tree forest (about 1.23 acres).
Zoning and Regulatory conditions
Permit for residence and construction.
Surrounding Area 1km to Rio Zezere: a 200km long river, that rises in Serra da Estrela and flows into Tagus river.
4km to Covilha: a gorgeous mountain side city with 50.000 total population, hospital, university, and all the commodities expected of a city.
25km to Serra da Estrela: the highest mountain range in Portugal, at 2000m altitude, with snow during the winter and great summer hike paths.
Several historic villages and forts in the surrounding area, as well as several great hike routes and horseback riding routes, with great views all year round.