Description - Descrição - Beschrijving
Rare opportunity to own detached 2-bedroom house of approx 100sqm over 2 floors set in tranquil rural village location with no through traffic, as properties of this nature are seldom available for sale.
The house has been fully modernised and renovated, with upgraded electric supply, new gas boiler, full double glazing and insulation throughout. The property is well presented and would suit as permanent living accommodation or as a “lock up and leave” holiday home.
There is a borehole providing ample water throughout the year as well as the option of mains connected water supply. Drainage is via septic tank (fosse).
Entrance via two levels
Stairs from the garden leading onto a balcony and a double-glazed door with privacy glass into a spacious hallway off which are the kitchen and dining area, two large double bedrooms and a shower room & toilet.
The kitchen benefits from fully fitted units with granite worktops and built-in dishwasher, electric Zanussi fan-oven and induction hob, Zanussi extractor fan. Ample space for a large fridge freezer. Fire place for the colder evenings.
Archway leading to the dining area and built in spacious larder. Access to the loft is via a hatch in the larder.
Bedroom 1: Good size double bedroom (3.90m x 3.30m), dual aspect windows and shutters, fitted with retractable fly-screen.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom (3.90m x 2.70m), window overlooking the rear of the property. Laminate flooring.
Shower room (2.20m x 2.20m): Modern walk-in style shower, electric towel rail, Wc and washbasin with cupboard under. Window fitted with mosquito screen. Space & plumbing for washing machine.
Spiral staircase leading to a large living room (approx. 35Sqm), this space was the old barn and has been sympathetically refurbished, retaining many original features. The room is very cosy with attractive tiled wood-effect flooring and wood-panelled ceiling. A new, efficient wood pellet burner provides heat during the colder months. French doors lead into the garden.
Small open storage space under external stairs. Gravelled path leading to front gates.
Gravelled path leading to a large sun terrace with wooden pergola; 2 power points, space for barbeque, large table and chairs.
Garden: Steps leading down to the garden, there is a raised area suitable for a pool, double gates giving access to the property from the rear. Steps to the carport. The beds are walled with rustic stone, there is an area which would lend itself for growing vegetables, the other bed is currently planted up with various shrubs and roses.
The garden has several fruit trees (Cherry, Pear, Apple, Fig, Pomegranate, Plum and sapling Lemon & Orange).
Under the house is a lockable storage area with electricity, this currently houses the gas bottle for the boiler, as well as access to the water pump for the borehole. The space would lend itself to house an extra freezer or be turned into a utility room or bike storage. External tap and hose-tidy.
To the rear of the house is an area which allows access to the borehole, and storage space under the bathroom , currently used for wood.
Outbuilding of approx. 98Sqm over 2 floors currently used as storage but could be turned into a self-contained (holiday) accommodation.
The property also comes with 1700sqm of meadow & woodland located approx. 1.5 km away from the house and is accessible by car or on foot.
Things to do and see:
The beautiful Côa Valley is only 1km away; listed as a World Heritage site since 1998, the Côa Valley Grand Route consists of 222 km of marked trails and is considered as the most important site with open air rock art. It can be travelled in both directions on foot, horseback or mountain bike. The Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve and Sabugal castle are just some of the highlights on this route.
Rapoula do Côa river beach, the Thermal Spa resort Crô to name but a few are all within easy reach from the property.
The 5 medieval towns of Sabugal, Vila do Touro, Vilar Maior, Sortelha and Alfaiates have much to explore, with Templar connections, ancient architecture and history. Sabugal is only 8 minutes by car, and offers a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants. The historic town of Guarda is 25km.
Serra de Estrella, 1 hour. Offers skiing in winter.
Porto 2.5 hours, Lisbon 3.5 hours.
30 mins from the Spanish border.