JLEM89: Vale do Ferro

Oliveira do Hospital, Coimbra



Current Status:SOLD

Refurbished rustic granite house with 3 floors, Courtyard, terraced land with trees and a walled garden with outbuildings to restore.

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Charming rustic granite house, in tranquil rural hamlet, with a Romanesque water mine, a chapel, bar and art gallery, set within olive groves and forest above the River Mondego, between the villages of Seixas and Povoa de Sao Cosme, in the Freguesia of Ervedal da Beira which is 10 minutes away. Main market towns of Oliveira do Hospital, Tábua and Nelas (with rail links to Coimbra) are all within 30 minutes drive. The ski resort at Torre on the Serra Estrela, is less than an hour away. A beautiful wine growing area with many river beaches and lakes nearby. Great mountain biking and hiking countryside right on the doorstep and local opportunities for kayaking, canyoning and climbing for the more intrepid!

This traditional house has been sensitively refurbished, and is on three floors,with the main living rooms on 1st floor, accessed from a very large, sunny paved courtyard (240 sq.m) within ancient granite walls, having flowerbeds, various outbuildings, a barbecue dining area and an original bread oven. Granite steps lead up to a walled area at a higher level (120 sq.m) with a sun terrace and grape vines, a gated walled garden with some ruined outbuildings and a second bread oven. This would be perfect for a rabbit and sheep-proof vegetable patch. Below, the courtyard leads through a wooden gate by the house to a large fenced lawned garden (700+ sq m) at the back on several levels, with oak, pine and cork oak, flowering and fruit trees, space for a pool, a wooden guest chalet, and superb open views west along the Mondego Valley.
The main living accommodation comprises:

Ground floor: two adegas opening onto the road, one currently set up as music studio with woodburner, the other as storeroom/workshop with plumbing for washing machine.

First floor: Conservatory garden room with woodburner, sink, cupboards, and dining space. Door to main open-plan living room with small split level kitchen, dining area and lounge with large woodburner. Glazed doors to long balcony with room for table and chairs. Doorway to double bedroom and bathroom at the rear, with shower cubicle and electric water heater.

Second floor/attic: accessed by stairs in living room, this runs the entire length and width of the house; the back half has a large dormer window opening onto the garden, with two single beds for occasional use, and storage chests. Front half currently used for storage. Heated by lounge woodburner stove pipe.

Guest accommodation in garden: large wooden chalet with two independent double bedrooms and bathroom with small bath and shower, gas water heater.

New double glazed windows throughout the main house. Electricity, telephone and internet, water pumped from tank filled from borehole and rainwater collection. Septic tank in basement, separate tank in garden for guest chalet.

Property also includes a small paddock (500 sq.m) on the opposite side of the road, with carports. There are seven olive trees in total.

Property Location

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