This is a spacious (176m2) 4-bedroomed, 2-bathroomed house, located in a quiet village but only 15 minutes’ drive from the shops, restaurants and services in Arganil, Vila Nova de Poiares and Gois and 30 minutes from Coimbra, the university city and old capital of Portugal. The bus stop providing services to both Coimbra and Arganil and to the local schools is only a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Built 10 years ago, the house has been newly repainted inside and out. The floors are fully tiled, helping to keep the house cool in the summer and making for easy cleaning. The windows are durable and low maintenance double-glazed aluminium and are fitted with louvered shutters for security and shade.
The kitchen is open plan to the dining room and is furnished with oak-fronted cupboards with granite work surfaces, an induction hob, built-in oven and space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. A large, American –style fridge freezer shown in the photos is also included in the sale.
The spacious dining room comfortably accommodates a table for up to 8 – 10 people and has a wood burner for cosy dinners. There are also two decent-sized bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs.
The spacious double aspect lounge, one of the highlights of the property, has been located upstairs to maximise the view over the surrounding countryside and towards the Estrela mountains. It is equipped with a second wood burning stove. French doors and large sliding aluminium windows give access to the upstairs sun terrace, which runs across the rear and side of the lounge, with stairs leading down to the garden.
There are a further two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. It is worth mentioning that these could be easily converted into a spacious master suite with en-suite bathroom.
Outside, the gardens are landscaped and stocked and there is an above ground swimming pool in which to cool off on those hot summer days. There are both open and covered terraces for comfortable outdoor living, a garage and a second outbuilding with power and the oil fired boiler for the central heating. In addition there are stores near the house for gas bottles, firewood and the oil tank.
The 725m2 garden is fully enclosed, making it excellent for children and pets and there are separate garden areas (395m2 total) planted with fruit trees, olives and vines and with space for a vegetable garden.
There is secure parking at the property with a further 2 – 3 gravelled parking spaces at the front.
Recreational facilities nearby include golf, fishing, horse riding, river beaches, water sports and miles of forest tracks. There is a cafe a few minutes walk away and there are numerous restaurants in the nearby towns and villages. The beautiful Silver Coast with its sandy beaches is only an hour away.