DETACHED 4 BED PROPERTY- NEAR PENACOVA
This unique detached property has been tastefully refurbished by its current owners to create a versatile space that is both beautiful and functional. This family home benefits from fabulous, far-reaching views of forest and mountains, and the interior has a neutral decor throughout with excellent quality finish and fittings.
The design of the interior is built around comfort with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency. An efficient, log burning central heating system provides hot water and keeps the property toasty during the winter months, and a solar energy system provides hot water throughout the seasons. With the added benefit of excellent insulation and low energy fixtures, the property boasts a rare A+ energy certificate rating.
Situated right at the edge of a small village, the land borders woodland and the only traffic to pass by is the occasional tractor! So the location feels very private. There is a good size parking area to the front of the property, and space to park inside the lockable front gates that open onto a walled courtyard area where you have access to the main house, a gym, and large workshop. The barn with its bread/ pizza oven and outbuildings are also accessible from this enclosed courtyard.
Tiled steps lead from the courtyard up to the first floor, where you have a partly covered terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining / entertaining and a useful outdoor kitchen and utility area with oven, hob, fridge, double sink and washing machine. Doors lead from the terrace area into the double aspect kitchen, which offers remarkable views through its large picture windows.
KITCHEN: the attractive bespoke kitchen was designed and built by George Robinson Kitchens in Cornwall, UK. The shaker style kitchen combines a painted finish with solid Walnut Wood. Here you have plenty of storage in the larder cabinet, with plenty of drawers, cupboards and a large kitchen island for further storage and workspace. The majority of the appliances are integrated.
Black granite worktops complete this stunning kitchen and natural light floods the room throughout the year.
A hallway leads from the kitchen, providing access to three double bedrooms, (2 ensuite) and a spacious family bathroom.
FAMILY BATHROOM: large bath, corner shower and bespoke wooden sink unit.
BEDROOM 1: double room with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a window with pretty views over the garden and countryside.
BEDROOM 2: This is the largest of the bedrooms. A dual aspect room with high ceilings and exposed wooden beams. A step leads down to an ensuite bathroom with a large corner shower.
BEDROOM 3: Windows offer views over the land and countryside to the rear of the property. A door leads into an ensuite bathroom with corner shower and bespoke wooden sink unit.
All main rooms have connections for TV/Telephone and internet.
GROUND FLOOR: The ground floor lounge and bedroom area can be accessed directly from a front door leading from the courtyard, down the attractive internal wooden staircase in the kitchen or through the patio doors at the rear or the property:
LOUNGE: A spacious lounge with attractive log burner which fires the central heating system and generates hot water. This space is cool in the summer but provides a warm and comfortable space for the colder months. Patio doors lead directly out into a garden area with outdoor seating under an arbour, perfect for dining and entertaining. Doors lead from the lounge into a further bedroom:
BEDROOM 4: This is a generous double room with small windows to the front of the property. This room has a separate storage area for the central heating and solar hot water equipment.
A further door leads through a small porch area and double doors that open onto the front courtyard where you can access an area that is currently used as a gym and games room.
GYM / GAMES ROOM: Windows overlook the land and views to the rear of the property, there is potential to create additional bedrooms or a self-contained annex in this area on the ground floor.
WORKSHOP: Next door to the gym area is a generous sized workshop area – another area which has potential for renovation.
At the left of the property, there is a large open barn with tiled roof, housing a large bread/pizza oven and log storage area. This leads into another barn, which currently has various four divisions and is home to various animals including lambs, chickens and pigs. The barn has stable doors leading directly out onto the land.
The two outbuildings offer potential to extend the accommodation or create an independent unit if the new owners did not wish to keep it for animals.
GARDEN & POOL: This area has been landscaped and gravelled to provide plenty of space to enjoy the long hot summers and enjoy the stunning panoramic mountain views. A gate leads to the front of the property and a pretty lane, which leads into the woods.
LAND: The land has a gentle slope making it easy to manage. There are numerous fruit and nut trees including peach, plum, apple, lemon, Clementine, pomegranate and lots more! Over 30 olive trees border the land and provide in excess of 60 litres of olive oil each year. All of the land is fenced.
This property is very well presented and the current owners are willing to offer some of the furnishings for sale by separate negotiation on request.
Lagares is a small and friendly village with a strong sense of community. There are two shops with adjoining cafés, a gym, a nursery, excellent children’s play area and public BBQ within walking distance of the property. The small village of Sao Pedro de Alva is 4 km away. Here you have schools, banks, hairdressers, mini supermarkets, bakery, butchers etc.
The main supermarkets are located in the towns of Penacova and Mortagua, approx 12 kms from the property. Several stunning river beaches in the area – the nearest lake and the Aguieira dam – just 1 km from the village. Coimbra City is a 35 minute drive away, nearest beach is a 40 min drive (Figueira da Foz)
Porto Airport: 1.5 hrs / Lisbon Airport: 2 hrs
ENERGY CERT: A+