JLA110: Off-grid Organic Quinta

Idanha-a-Nova, Castelo Branco



Off-grid organic land with 3 wells, solar system, wooden houses ready to move in

Property Advertised by: Mediator / Translator (on behalf of owner)

Property Description

Off-grid organic land with 2 ready to live in wooden units and a granite house for renovation.

The property is mixed urban and rustic. It runs currently as completely off grid but has mains services at the entrance of the property. There is a granite house of two adjoining buildings with plenty of height for a sleeping or storage mezzanine and potential for a comfortable and legalised home.

Structurally the building is in great condition and benefits from a new roof only a couple of years ago. The stonework is perfect. Cement floors throughout and quality stone mean there is only very light renovation needed such as tiling, installing a kitchen or adding any interior walls.
There is plenty of space to create a well sized family home or a smaller unit with extra storage.

Two further completed accommodation units, both hand built in wood and with ample insulation, are ready to use.

One has two bedroom with open plan living room with wood burner and kitchen with oven and low power eco fridge freezer. Bathroom and compost toilet. Double glazed and all doors and windows have fly screens.

Separated by a patio there’s a second large 1 room unit which can be a third bedroom, art studio or workshop. Both benefit from excellent insulation and energy efficiency with LED lights.

These are completely hooked up to the solar and there are plug sockets and lighting throughout the units.

The solar is 2.5kW made up by 10 x 250W panels with a pure sine wave 5kW inverter, charge controller and battery charger. 2 giant forklift batteries of 258Ah each in 2V cells. The system is 48V. Also included is a generator for heavier use such as power tools or to recharge batteries in cloudier periods.

The borehole is licensed and has a depth of 90m. There is a 3kW pump set up and water piped to the wooden buildings. The grey water is piped out and reused to irrigate trees.
Outdoors is made up of 2 well appointed entrance ways in to the quinta and the access is great. Dirt track in a great condition for a few meters before asphalt. There are 3 ways off the main road to access the property.

The land has been organically treated by the previous and current owners. There is as seasonal stream that runs roughly November to June bordering a good portion of the property with a delightful chill out area and some amazing rocky boulders. There is an outdoor shower and further composting toilet.

A well proportioned and large polytunnel compliments the vegetable beds and the land has been landscaped with ornamental trees and shrubs. There is a diverse range of old and young fruit trees including apple, pear, lemon, orange, cherry, fig, persimmon, quince, grapefruit and lime as well as some nut trees. Roughly 300 vines producing a minimum of 150l a year. Approximately 30 mature olive trees in great condition. Animal areas are set up and the current owners keep Vietnamese pot bellied pigs and these can included in the sale.

This is a great property for someone wishing to live a more self sufficient life in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Great location in area of outstanding natural beauty. Located in Monsanto in the Idanha-a-Nova council of Castelo Branco.

Viewings for this property are highly recommended. Relocation forces sale.

Price €110,000, possibly negotiable.

Property Location

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