AWG75: Quinta Vale do Bracal

Arganil, Coimbra

Price:

€125,000

Renovated 1 bedroom schist cottage. Land of 1ha, 4 water mines and schist patio

Property Description

Off-grid mountain cottage with solar, wind, water, stream, 1ha

Situated in a quiet valley in the foothills of the Serra Acor mountains, this double-glazed one-bedroom schist home has been completely renovated with local materials, keeping its traditional feel intact whilst adding modern conveniences. It is being sold fully furnished and has a generous 4Kw solar/wind energy system installed with fuseboard and lighting and sockets throughout.

Upstairs is a large double bedroom with pine floorboards opening onto a veranda overlooking the various terraces and trees of the property, whilst downstairs is a kitchen diner and lounge. It has a modern fitted kitchen, a wood-burning stove with oven and a dining table. White goods including fridge-freezer and washing machine are included in the sale along with the furniture. An interior door opens onto a tiled WC with shower, flushing toilet and basin. The house is plumbed into a spring water mine and has an electric hot water boiler feeding the shower and taps. Sewage goes to a sinkaway on the land.

Outside is a schist patio with a pretty seating area and a feature chestnut railing for the steps. The adoining garden terrace is large and a metal shed houses the solar batteries and equipment. The land is mostly farmable terraces with natural areas interspersed. It has over a dozen olive trees and a number of other fruit trees. A small mountain stream which usually runs for half the year forms the boundary to one side. There are about 6 water-springs on the land, producing an estimated 6 million litres of delicious spring water per year. There is room for four or five well-spaced yurts or cabins on the land in addition to the house. The garden could also be used to extend the house if required.

The on-site electricity, water and sewage means that this house costs nothing to run, except for thirty euros council tax per year, making it a very cost-effective investment for someone looking to live self-sufficiently.

Access is along a stone/dirt track and when it is wet requires a 4×4, bike or scooter to get right up to the house, although there is some hardstanding on the lower part of the land which can be accessed by a 2-wheel drive in most weathers.

All the documentation is in order for the house. It has a habitation licence and no outstanding council tax.

This is the perfect off-grid property to start an eco-project, retire to or use as a holiday home, retreat or creative space.

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