A secluded and spacious 4 bedroom villa set in a plot of 5,890 sq m of flat, arable land in a rural and peaceful location. The property offers complete privacy yet is only a 5 minute drive from the market town of Penela and all amenities.
Set in magnificent views of forested mountains, the property sits in a wide open valley of farmland with olive trees, oak and orchards, all interlinked by many country walks.
The property is entered through remotely operated gates and the villa approached along a 36m cobbled driveway. The internal footprint is 100 sq m x 3 floors. Attached garage and utility room is 24.15 sq m and the cobbled courtyard 185 sq m. All doors and windows are hardwood and double-glazed with internal hardwood shutters on all windows and French doors.
The ground and 1st floors have 2.5m high ceilings and full oil-fired central heating. Ground floor has a glass-fronted log fire with fan assisted hot air ducting. Ground and 2nd floors have white, stone tiles; the 1st floor is wood laminated. Front hall has 3 double windows, solid front door and half glazed back door. Passage gives access to courtyard, stairs, cloakroom, sitting room, study and kitchen.
Ground floor: The sitting room is 42 sq m with wood burning fire, 2 sets of rear facing double French doors to courtyard and 3 sets of forward facing windows.
Downstairs cloakroom with traditional tiling.
Study. 12 sq m, double French doors to courtyard plus double windows.
Fully fitted kitchen, 21 sq m with marble work surfaces, double stainless steel sink, extractor fan, cooker, refrigerator and dishwasher, 2 front, 1 side and 1 rear set of windows. Half glazed door to courtyard. Internal door to adjoining garage.
Utility room and wine tanks. Fitted units with granite worktop and stainless steel sink, washing machine and freezer. Oil-fired boiler, hot water storage tank. Stainless steel wine tanks for 1,300 litres. 2 aluminium windows, up and over aluminium door plus door to courtyard.
185 sq m cobbled rear courtyard, walled on 2 sides with views to mountains. 2 sets of stone steps giving access to an above ground Intex 5.74 x 1.3m, 26,000 litre swimming pool included in the price.
Wooden staircase to 1st floor and front passage.
2 front facing and 1 rear facing double window, plus stairs to 4th bedroom.
Master bedroom, 35 sq m with en-suite bathroom and shower. 3 front facing double windows, 2 sets of half glazed double French doors to Romeo & Juliet (R & J) balconies overlooking courtyard. Fitted wardrobes, wall lights and ceiling fan.
En-suite bath and shower room is fully tiled.
2nd bedroom 12 sq m, fitted wardrobes, wall lights, ceiling fan, double rear window and half glazed double French doors with R & J balcony, en-suite shower room.
3rd bedroom 17.5 sq m. Fitted wardrobes, wall lights, ceiling fan, en-suite shower room. 2 double front windows, 1 double set half glazed French doors with R & J balcony.
Open plan 98 sq. m attic room. Currently used as 4th bedroom, gymnasium, wine storage and box room. Easily partitioned into 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Piping installed. Has 4 Velux windows plus hot air vent from wood stove.
5,890 sq. m of flat arable land is fenced with 3 access gates.
2,000 sq. m of vineyard producing up to 1,000-1,200 litres of excellent red wine per year, subject to weather and management, some eating grapes. Possible development into small commercial enterprise.
Included in asking price - Homotom tractor, rotavator, grass cutter and link box, 2 wheel rotavator, wine vats and storage tanks for current crops. Electric and hand wine press, pumps and corking machine.
Large outside shed for equipment and wood storage. Own borehole and filtration plant. Oil and gas storage.
300 sq. m of hard standing below courtyard with 4 raised flowerbeds. Level surface for above ground swimming pool. Plenty of room for vegetable plot.
Remains of stone ruin for possible reconstruction into guest cottage or staff quarters.
The villa is surrounded on 3 sides by easily maintained wild flowers meadows, fruit trees, oak and olive trees. To the rear a formal garden and vineyard all of which is fenced.
The house would suit those who love good wine, peace and privacy in a beautiful and tranquil setting.
Neighbourhood and Amenities:
1. Supermarket - 5 minutes drive
2. Cinema and library - 10 minutes drive
3. Beach - 50 minutes drive
4. Village bar - 20 minutes country walk
5. Penela centre bars and restaurants - 10 minutes drive
6. Medical centre - 8 minutes drive
7. River beach - 20 minutes drive
8. Shopping mall and large supermarket - 25 minutes drive
9. Coimbra city centre - 30 minutes drive
10. Intercity rail station - 30 minutes drive
11. Lisbon and Porto airports - 90 minutes drive
12. University Hospital - 40 minutes drive
13. Bus stop - 8 minutes walk
14. Country walks - immediate