Description - Descrição - Beschrijving
Farm of 7,9 hectares bordering the Marateca Dam, a unique location in Central Portugal. The property is located in Louriçal do Campo on the North side of the Marateca Dam (Barragem Santa Àgueda) bordering the dam for 200 meters long and another 300 meters with the outflow of the water.
It includes a granite stone villa built in the 19th century consisting of 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a few annexes. The land is flat and has a cherry tree plantation and several other fruit trees. Three-phase mains electricity connected and the water supply to the house is from an own well. Irrigation is done from a dam that is inside the land and there is also authorization to use the Marateca dam for irrigation.
The Main House and annexes
The living house and its annexes are registered on an urban article for habitation with a footprint of 528 m2 and a gross constructed area of 700 m2. The living house consists of ground floor and first floor. On the ground floor you find an entrance hall, two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen with big fireplace, and living room with fireplace. From the kitchen and living room there is access to the outside. There is also a storage room and wine cellar which are located on the South-West side of the building.
The first floor is reachable by an external staircase and counts three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms is equipped with air conditioning. Furthermore, there is an L-shaped bathroom, corridor, kitchen, and living room. There is also access to the wooden covered terrace that is facing South-East.
The roof and flooring are made of concrete. On the first floor the kitchen, corridor and bathroom are tiled, and the rest is decorated with wooden floorboards. On the ground floor, everything is tiled, except for the kitchen which has traditional stone flooring.
The annexes next to the house are spacious. There is one annex with a concrete roof of 3,60 x 11,35 x 2,60H m and a warehouse also with concrete roof of 6,70 x 14,40 x 6,45 H m which also has a wooden terrace in front.
There is a cherry tree plantation of 500 trees which takes up 2,8 hectares of the total of 8 Hectares. The cherries can be sold to generate a yearly yield. The size of the land and morphology gives a lot of possibilities for agriculture, plantations and/or grazing animals. There are several fruit trees as well such as fig, orange, loquat, apricot, and some big olive trees.
There is a large dam for irrigation located close to the house, and a mine with spring.
There is an additional storage close to the house of 7,70 x 7,45 m.
The property borders directly with the Marateca Dam, also known as Barragem de Santa Agueda and is situated on the Ocreza river. The Marateca Dam is an irrigation and industrial water dam which supplies the water for, among others, the city of Castelo Branco.
It has a height of 25 m above the foundation (24 m above the natural terrain) and a crest length of 1054 m (and thickness of 7.6 m). The volume of the dam is 435,000 m³. It has a maximum discharge capacity of 15.25 (bottom discharge) + 60 (flood discharger) m³/s. The dam’s reservoir has a floodable surface at the NPA (Full Storage Level) of 6.34 km² and has a total capacity of 37.2 Mio. m³ (useful capacity of 32.7 Mio. m³). The water levels in the reservoir are: NPA of 385 meters, NMC(Maximum Flood Level) of 385.5 meters and NME (Minimum Exploration Level) of 375.5meters.
Watersports can be executed on the water, as long as it is with electric engines.
The area around the dam is rich of flora and fauna. On the property itself there is a nest of storks just next to the house. Next to storks there are also ducks, mainly mallard and beaded duck, coots, grebes, cormorants and herons. During spring, the black kite and booted eagle are frequent. The osprey and the golden kite can appear during the winter.
A gem of a property which is highly suitable for a quiet farm life in Central Portugal.
Located 6 kms from Louriçal do Campo with historic landmarks like Colégio de São Fiel and chapels. Swimming pool, bakery, and café´s. 24 kms from Fundão, 30 kms from Castelo Branco, 2h20 mins from Lisbon Airport.
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