- Country House
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property size: 327.37 sqm
- Land size: 5710 sqm
Heated Swimming Pool
Integrated sound system
Golden Visa Opportunity
This stunning renovated water mill is situated in the sought after area of Vila Nova de Poiares. It is in a quiet tranquil area with a river running alongside the property, surrounded with views of the hills, river, forest and countryside. It is at the end of a country road so has no passing traffic. Yet only minutes away from the main town with all the necessary amenities. This property would make the perfect family home or guest house to rent if you are looking for an investment as there is nothing like this in the area.
House 327.37 m2
2 Stories, balconies
Swimming Pool (heated)
Integrated sound system
Outside eating area with glass annex
In Detail …
The house is situated down a quite country lane, with views of neighbouring fields and the hills of Serra da Lousã, with no passing traffic. You enter the property through electric gates, along a stone driveway with ample parking for a few cars, along with a 2 car garage. The garden has an orchard area with a variety of fruit trees, Cherry, Peaches, Pomegranate, Strawberry tree, Persimmon, Loquat, Orange, Tangerine, Apricot, Grapes, Beans, Quince, lime, plums, Chestnut and Olive trees. A veggie patch and storage sheds for animals. The house is walled with additional land adjacent to it where you could have guest accommodation or use it for agriculture.
The gates open up to the feature of the original well and original stone throughout the property. The river is a prominent feature all along the side of the property. The swimming pool is on a raised deck with a water fountain, giving the perfect pressure for that all needed shoulder massage. The pool is heated so can be used all year round, along with an outdoor shower. There is a large paved area for outdoor activities and seating area, which there are a few options scattered throughout the property, with a large wrap around balcony and places to sit along the river and enjoy watching the otters play and wildlife that come to the river from the other side. There are often deer spotted, along with pheasant and wild boar.
You enter the front door, which is the original solid wood door with glass hatch into the kitchen area. Throughout the property you will see they have maintained the original features from the house that was built in 1863 with renovation being completed around 2012. The back door of the kitchen leads out to the outdoor eating area and glass annex for entertainment. From the kitchen you have the living room to the right, with stairs leading down to the basement, which has the original mechanism for the water mill, and now has a jacuzzi and sauna for that luxurious SPA retreat. Throughout the house there is integrated speakers for sound and can be zoned off in different areas. The pellet burner in the living room also warms the heated floors throughout the lower floor, with the thick stone walls acting as insulation to hold the heat in winter and keeping it nice and cool in summer.
Back through the kitchen leads to the two downstairs bedrooms and bathroom, all with beautiful stone and wood detail throughout. Wooden stairs lead up the top floor, which has an additional two bedrooms and bathroom. The large wrap around balcony has views of the hills of Serra da Lousã and countryside. The sounds of the river, frogs and birds are prevalent and definitely give that feeling of peace and tranquillity.
The outside Annex, has been beautifully finished with stone and wood detail, copper taps and the original stone sink are a unique feature, with a pizza oven and built in BBQ. The glass doors all open up with the river at one end and leading to the main house on the other side, giving the perfect outdoor entertainment area, also with an integrated sound system.
The property is located in central Portugal, minutes away from Vila Nova de Poiares (5 min drive or 15 min walk), consisting of cafes, supermarkets, banks, health care facility, frail care nursing homes, a large sports complex with swimming pools, tennis courts and gym, parks, local markets and a school. It boasts an outdoor go-cart racing track, ten pin bowling alley with pool tables, arcade machines and the Piscinas da Fraga – natural outdoor swimming pools.
“Vila Nova de Poiares, a municipality with a future” is not just a tourist slogan, it represents the true essence of a municipality that is committed to growth and harmonious development, but has not lost the small details that enchant its visitors and residents. Located right in the centre of the district, Vila Nova de Poiares is truly a border between the coast and the interior of the country, in a perfect balance between the development of the coast and the quality of life of the interior. Throughout the four parishes in the municipality, we can find natural breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, along with excellent cuisine, Poiares is famous for the traditional meal Chanfana (goat) and has many well sought after restaurants in its region. The area is also ideal for economic development , with one of the largest industrial parks in the region. English is widely spoken in this region with the influx of foreigners.
There are many river beaches close by along with a lot of outdoor sports and activities for the adventurous. Along with river rafting and paddle boarding on the Mondego river starting at the picturesque Penecova River Beach which is only 10 minutes away.
The enchanting town of Lousã is 10 minutes away in the other direction, towards Coimbra. Serra da Lousã is one of the greatest treasures in Central Portugal, the perfect destination for getting in touch with nature. It is famous for its many Schist Villages, scattered through the most romantic mountains in Portugal. Along with having a very good infrastructure, with supermarkets, medical centres, and all the necessary amenities.
The beautiful city of Coimbra, Portugal`s third biggest city is only 25 minutes away. Coimbra is regarded as the university city of Portugal, but for over 100 years it was the medieval capital of the country. This interplay of ancient history and progressive student ideals come together in Coimbra to form a fascinating tourist destination. The city has the River Mondega winding its way through the city which adds to its charm. Built on the grounds of a former palace, the university is famed for its baroque library, the Biblioteca Joanina, and its 18th-century bell tower. In the city's old town lies the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha.
Porto is around 1 ½ hours away and Lisbon is around a 2 ½ hours’ drive. The coastal Town of Figueira da Foz seaside is around 50 minutes. The famous seaside town of Nazaré with the largest wave ever recorded is just over an hour away.
This really is a little piece of paradise in Central Portugal and a must see!