A 4 bedroom detached villa, garages, pool and gardens occupying 1250 square metres of land.
The house has a versatile design and can be used as a detached 4 bedroom family home or as two luxury apartments, one on the lower floor and one on the upper floor. The property has the potential for rental income by letting one of the floors, or as separate accommodation for a family-member as a 'Granny-flat'. The only passageway between the upper and lower floor is provided by the main entrance hall and its stairway. Access to each floor is via a single door leading to its respective lounge.
There are 4 bedrooms with 2 on the lower floor and 2 on the upper floor. Each bedroom has en-suite comprising of WC, bidet, shower, heated towel rail and washbasin. The lower and upper floor Master bedroom en-suite has a bath in addition to the shower and the lower floor master bedroom en-suite has a variable jet power shower. Each bedroom is the same size and each provides 14 square metres of floor space. Each bedroom has built-in, 3 section wardrobes and is designed to be a double or twin room in each case. The 2 bedrooms on each floor are joined via a small hallway which has a 2 section wardrobe suitable for storing towels, linen, bedding etc. The small hallway on either floor connects the respective lounge area to the bedrooms. In each accommodation the 'L' shaped lounge floor area is 31.40 square metres.
On the lower floor lounge there is a single door leading into the lounge from the main entrance hallway. There is a double width window looking towards the driveway and 2/3 glazed double patio doors leading to the pool area. A pair of non-glazed double doors leads to the lower floor kitchen. A single door in the dining area leads to the small hallway. There is a 12 KW wood burner fireplace with fuel efficient insert providing comfort heating in addition to the main oil fired central heating system which drives 2 radiators in the lower lounge.
The upper floor is identical in layout except that the double width window is replaced with 2/3 glazed patio doors leading to the covered part of the veranda. The second set of double doors lead to the south facing sun deck part of the veranda. A pair of non-glazed double doors leads to the upper floor kitchen. A single door in the dining area leads to the small hallway. There is a wood burner fireplace with fuel efficient insert providing comfort heating in addition to the main oil fired central heating system which drives 2 radiators in the upper lounge.
Each accommodation has its own fitted kitchen. Both kitchens are loosely divided into 2 areas, one for food preparation and cooking and one for washing/ drying etc. There is no strict division and thus the whole kitchen remains flexible depending on the activity in hand. Each kitchen is equipped and sold with an electric hob with extractor over and electric oven. Each kitchen is plumbed /wired for a microwave oven, a fridge or fridge freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a dryer. In each kitchen there is a twin sink for cooking and a separate utility sink for hand washing of clothes. The lower kitchen is fitted with a gas water heater to provide instant hot water for the whole house. The heating oil fired boiler also provides hot water although the two systems cannot be run in tandem. Thus the hot water system is flexible depending on the time of year and the usage of the house. The gas supply for the water heater is by way of 2 large propane gas cylinders with automatic changeover. These are housed in a separate small enclosure on the far side of the garage. The lower kitchen has a rear entrance single doorway for easy access to the rear garden. The whole house is heated via an oil fired boiler housed in the garage. A 1000 litre oil storage tank is situated at the rear of the house. Each room has a radiator or radiators with the exception of the main entrance hall. Additional heating is provided in each lounge via an efficient wood burning insert built into a Portuguese limestone fireplace/ surround. The approx. maximum rating of these wood burners in each case is 12 KW.
The garage workshop area is fitted for the dry and secure storage of wood and can hold approx. 3 cubic metres of logs. The double garage is equipped with 2 independent electric, remote controlled up and over doors. The doors have safe operation with automatic retraction. They can be manually operated in the event of a power failure. The garage is big enough to house 2 large passenger vehicles with each doorway providing a 3 metre opening with a garage depth of 5.60 metres. The doors clearance height is 2.3 metres. To the house side of the garage there is a toilet with washbasin. There is a workshop with benches and wood storage. A single side pedestrian door opens into the workshop and boiler area with a door-less opening leading from the workshop into the parking area.
In the garden to the rear of the garage there is a dedicated paved area fitted with clothes washing lines. In the garden to the rear of the house is a 1000 litre oil storage tank that can be refilled via the workshop entrance. Most of the rear garden is laid to block paving or gravel and as such has minimum maintenance. The rear garden also has a partially separated 'cool' area which benefits from natural shade and cooling breezes in hot summertime. A 3 cu metre water storage tank is situated at the end of the rear garden for storage of disused pool water to be used for garden plants. The south-east side facing section of the reads garden is laid to block pavers and has low maintenance. The driveway entrance is 3 metres wide and has 2 electrically operated gates with vehicle remote controls and a push button in the house. The driveway is 3 metres wide at its narrowest and widens as it nears the house. The drive has a 6.2 metre wide turning bay and is constructed using the traditional Calçada a Portuguesa, which uses small, very hard stone blocks laid in a semi random pattern. Except for the front patio the same construction is used to provide a 1 metre wide walkway around the house. The front garden is designed for minimum maintenance with most of the ground area covered with a plastic membrane with bark laid on top. Various flowing shrubs and trees are now well established.
The pool and patio area occupies 190 square metres adjacent to the south west facing side of the house. This area is accessed by double patio doors leading from the lounge, a double set of doors leading from the kitchen, a wide stairway leading from the front garden and a single open passage way connecting to the exterior path. The area is completely enclosed for privacy via 1.2 metre walls and 1 metre fencing. A permanent traditional Portuguese concrete and stone barbeque is situated near to the kitchen doors. The patio area can be shaded via large retractable blinds. A small pump room for the pool filtration is integrated into the area below the pool and patio. The entire patio floor area is tiled for ease of maintenance.
Details - A 4 bedroom detached house, garages, pool and gardens occupying 1250 square metres of land. The house has the following areas:-
Ground Floor Areas (square metres) Habitable Area 134.50 Corberta Area 51.70 Garage and Workshop 61.60.
First Floor Areas (square metres ) Habitable Area 134.50 Veranda 42.00.
Swimming Pool Areas (square metres) Pool 48.00 ( 10.4 x 4.615 metres) Pool Tiled Surround 142.00 Grounds Areas ( square metres) Natural Terrain 487.40 Driveway and Paths 325.00.