FBU295: Quinta da Alegria

Tábua, Coimbra



Current Status:SOLD Subject to Contract

Quinta with main house, 5 en suite guest bedroom, swimming pool.

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

The Quinta sits at the edge of the village and consists of the main house with 3 double bedrooms and outbuildings already converted to 5 large, en-suite guest bedrooms.

The conversions from farmhouse / building to home and guest accommodation were completed in 2008. All mains services were updated at that time to install central heating, bring water and electrical wiring to current standards throughout the Quinta. The character of the original Quinta has been maintained in the preservation of the original stone walls throughout the guest rooms and the ground floor of the house, & retaining the original ceilings in the house.

Guest rooms also had all the roofs removed, treated and replaced to include insulation and updated structural integrity as well as incorporating new central heating system. This has retained the character of the Quinta and is an added attraction away from the current trend of concrete constructions.

The Quinta sits in an area of approximately 2500m2 which contains the main house, guest rooms, swimming pool ( 14m by 5m), large covered barn area, used as the outside guest lounge area, stone paved courtyard area with courtyard kitchen, where there is large dining space adjacent, utility room (with washer & chest freezer) , 2 wood stores and with a fully enclosed cottage garden containing lemon, plum, olive and cherry trees. The fully functional, original, bread oven is located in the courtyard kitchen.

From a separate entrance to the property the olive drive contains 6 mature olive trees, with 7 others on the site, producing approximately 26 ltrs. of excellent olive oil in 2015. Olive production varies with the weather and thoroughness of harvesting, so yields vary each year.

The house is on 2 floors.

The first floor has an additional entrance from a flight of outside stairs and consists of 3 double bedrooms, two shower rooms. Off the master bedroom is a dressing room which is currently used as a small library / wardrobe room.

On the ground floor of the house, which has exposed, traditional stonework, is a large open plan lounge / dining room, which was originally the adega of the house. It contains a large wood burning fire which feeds the central heating system for all the buildings. A wooden open plan staircase leads to the first floor. Alongside this is the family sized kitchen, fully fitted including a traditional Portuguese wood burning oven ( fogao a lenha), electric oven , gas hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

The kitchen door leads onto a patio area giving access into the main courtyard and the guest bedrooms.

At the rear of the house is a very private tiled patio with an additional shower room, where originally we planned to have a jacuzzi. Backing onto this is the 5th en-suite guest bedroom currently used as an holistic therapy work space and a storeroom / toolshed alongside.

The remaining converted buildings within the grounds are currently established as 4 double guest bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. These have individual entrances and have direct access to the pool area, one with its own balcony.

The 14m x 5m pool has a large, private, stone paved patio area adjacent and the area around that is set to grass, with underground water sprinkler system installed. A roller operated summer solar cover and a full winter cover are in situ for the pool.

The water utilities are supplied by the Carapinha Junta, the electricity by EDP and bottled gas is used for the 3 water heaters. There are 2 fossas, one of which is solely for the house and the other, larger, for the poolside guest rooms. Internet broadband is currently supplied by MEO, with excellent broadband signal, still waiting for fibre optic to arrive. TV is via a large satellite dish supplied with a freesat box.

The Quinta is currently run as a B&B or self catering rooms and is occasionally let as a villa complex.

There is the opportunity to further expand / convert the storeroom/ toolshed into a kitchen/ diner which would make the adjacent guest room which has a private patio area, into a self contained unit for perhaps a site caretaker accommodation or individual rental. The secondary site access is ideal to keep this area private from the rest of the complex if desired.

The Quinta is an ideal property for investment as a full time villa holidays letting, expanding on the existing owners letting policy. AirBNB and Trip Advisor have been very successful sites for all lettings, both of which provide positive guest feedback. Alternatively, it would also lend itself as a family or friends investment for larger holiday gatherings.

The property is offered (subject to price agreement) with existing guest accommodation fully furnished, with full linen and towel complement, fully fitted & kitted out courtyard kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, glassware, plastic ware for the pool area etc. The Barn contains 1 additional fridge and a wine cooler in the bar area with a variety of boxed games, cane furniture, dining tables and chairs. Sunloungers and umbrellas on the pool patio.

Carapinha is a small rural village which boasts an excellent restaurant and bar, within easy reach of both Tábua (15km) and Arganil (9 km). Approximately 50k from the university town of Coimbra. The IC6 runs close to the village giving very easy access to Coimbra, and airports at Porto and Lisbon.

Property Location

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