Exclusive lake side location
A+ Energy rating
Rural yet easy access to towns & cities
A hectare of land
5/6 double bedrooms
Good range of outbuildings
Stunning double sided schist island fireplace
A stunning 5/6 bedroomed country house with exclusive lake access, situated in the heart of Central Portugal.
This unique house set in a hectare of land and located on the edge of a quiet, rural village, offers the combined benefits of privacy and seclusion whilst retaining easy access to main roads. The pretty market town of Santa Comba Dao with its restaurants, cafes, shops and train station is only 10 minutes away and the cities of Viseu & Coimbra, the old capital of Portgual, are in easy reach.
Built in 2014 to a very high standard, the house provides a spacious 470sq m of accommodation that is suitable for a family or a business opportunity. It is beautifully decorated and has plentiful built in storage throughout.
Formal entry to the house via an enclosed porch leads to a double height galleried hall giving access to all areas of the ground floor.
Double doors lead to the generously sized lounge and dining room, separated by an impressive schist fireplace which incorporates a double sided wood burning stove with top boiler. Picture windows in both the lounge and dining areas give views towards the lake and distant mountains.
The spacious, modern kitchen with quartz worktops and gloss cupboards has integrated appliances. A large central island provides plenty of preparation space and drawer storage along with a 90cm built in oven and 7 zone induction hob. There is also a full height glass fronted wall of cupboards housing a fridge, separate freezer - both full height - and a range of Neff appliances; warming drawers, steam combi, microwave combi and conventional oven.
Both the kitchen and lounge provide access to a wraparound, covered veranda and the large wooden deck, ideal for al-fresco dining and relaxing.
The remainder of the ground floor comprises a large utility/mud room with its own external door, guest bedroom, family/guest bathroom and study. This area of the house has the potential to be used as a self-contained annex.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is outstanding with its 8 metre run of built in glass fronted wardrobes, screened dressing table, built in wood burner and skylight. The bedroom opens onto a full width, private balcony. The fully equipped master en-suite features a walk in 3 way shower and luxurious one metre wide bath.
There are three further guest bedrooms, all doubles. One is en-suite and the other two share a family bathroom. These two bedrooms each have their own balcony. All the upstairs rooms are linked by the galleried landing that also provides a library area.
The house has multi zone underfloor heating. This and the hot water are supplied by the combination of a powerful wood burning boiler, 12sq m of solar panels and the back boiler in the lounge to give maximum flexibility and efficiency throughout the year. The house also benefits from a monitored security alarm, Energy efficient Climalit™ double glazing, integrated music system, fly screens and thermal electric shutters. The property has mains water and electricity but also has a private bore hole.
Outside there is a double garage, large workshop with power and a boiler room. The attached 200 year old barn has been restored and converted for use as a gym. It would also make a great games room.
Recreational facilities nearby include golf, fishing, horse riding, water sports and miles of forest tracks. The beautiful Silver Coast with its sandy beaches is only an hour away.