Outstanding panoramic views
In rural setting but five minute walk to town centre
This spacious (268m²) modern (2002) three-storey villa is situated in Central Portugal on the outskirts of the town of Lousa, which is 20 minutes from the university city of Coimbra, and midway between the airports of Porto (2 hrs) and Lisbon (2 1/2 hrs). Although in a rural area it is within 5 minutes walking distance to the town centre which contains all the usual amenities of a small town with an excellent modern medical centre (with English speaking doctors & receptionists) , two private medical centres, dentists, pharmacies, veterinary surgeries, all major banks, primary & secondary schools, restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cinema, cafes, bars, shops and Continente, Intermarche and Lidl supermarkets. Lousa is within 20 mins drive to Coimbra and 1 hour to the coastal resort of Figueira do Foz and one and a half hours from a ski resort in the Serra da Estrela mountains. A variety of activities are available in the area including canoeing along the Mondago river from Penacova to Coimbra, horse riding, motor quad biking, tree top adventure etc. A new Metro rail system will connect Lousa with Coimbra and is expected to be completed in 2018.
The villa is situated in a small hamlet of mainly Portuguese owned properties, although there are several properties owned by British, American and Dutch expats some of whom reside here permanently. The villa benefits from outstanding panoramic views from every direction from sun terraces front and rear across open farmland towards the mountains and the town of Lousa and beyond. The villa has a living area of 268m² and comprises 3 double bedrooms (one en suite), 3 further bathrooms all bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and double glazed French windows leading to balconies to take advantage of the stunning views, a large sitting room, a large well-fitted kitchen and dining area. The villa has oil-fired central heating installed 2008 plus a modern wood burning stove in the sitting room. A central vacuum system, mains water and electricity and benefits from satellite TV, telephone and internet services. All doors and windows feature roller security blinds. There is a large ground floor room containing the existing bathroom that could possibly be converted to a separate studio apartment , adjacent is a utility room and a large store/wine cellar and access to the garage with remote electric opening door. It also features a Canadian five-seater jacuzzi/hot-tub in a building adjacent to the patio, there is also a small vegetable garden which contains orange, lemon, apple and apricot trees. The property is rated Energy B. Annual rates payable €362.75. The property is freehold, free of debts or mortgages and is offered for sale at €165,000. We will consider a swap for a property of similar value in the UK or Philippines.