THP25: Prado

Penamacor, Castelo Branco



Schist stone house in need of renovation in plot with fruit trees and water well

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Traditional stone cottage on fertile half-acre plot.

56m2 schist stone house in need of renovation on 2,600m2 agricultural land, just 1.5km from the village centre of Pedrógão de São Pedro (Penamacor). The land is on a south-facing terraced slope with dry stone walls giving the place added character and charm. Road access is good with electricity lines nearby and the property is tucked away from the main track so it has a very private, secluded feel.

Views of the Serra da Estrela Mountain range, usually snow-capped in winter, can be enjoyed from various vantage points. The plot is surrounded mainly by olive groves, cultivated land and grazing pasture with a native cork oak woodland area beyond that. There is one large water well (approx. 6m deep), a traditional stone bread oven that can be renovated, and two large piles of schist stone (2-3m high) which can be used for renovating the house, repairing terrace walls or other building/landscaping purposes.

The house itself consists of two independent but adjoining sections (30m2 and 26m2) with separate entrances, though it is listed as one single building on the deeds with a legal footprint of 56m2. The walls of the larger section are fully intact and level, with an iron door that can be locked and a small window, but the roof needs repairing/replacing. The walls and roof of the smaller section have partially collapsed and sadly lost their structural integrity, but this has not affected the other half of the building. There is more than enough schist stone on the property to complete the whole building.

The land has olive trees (30+), grapevines (45+), fruit trees including fig (4 varieties), peach (early and late varieties), apricot, plum, apple, pear, orange (early and late), nectarine, pomegranate, almond, prickly pear and quince, as well as mature cork and other oak trees. There are established drought-resistant perennials growing, such as asparagus, globe artichokes, saffron and various herbs.

The village is within walking distance (10min) and has grocery shops, a builder’s merchant (offering free delivery of materials), mechanics (specialising in both vehicle repair and agricultural machinery), cafés/bars, post office, doctor’s surgery, natural spring water sources, free Wi-fi, monthly market and daily transport links to Castelo Branco, as well as to Penamacor and nearby villages.

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