AB425: Casa da Fabrica

Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo



Current Status:SOLD

Restored 4 bedroom farmhouse with 3,000m2 land, infinity pool, and fabulous views

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Standing in a quiet, exceptionally sunny location on the upper slopes of the delightful River Ancora valley, this property enjoys magnificent, unspoiled views, all the way to the ocean, 8km away.

Discovered abandoned and in ruins, this very substantial stone-built farmhouse, dating from around the early 19th century, has recently been impeccably restored in order to maintain its original character in keeping with its unique environment, whilst providing all the amenities of a modern home – oil-fired central heating and solar-powered hot water.

Spaciously divided throughout, the ground floor comprises a large kitchen/ breakfast room, fitted to a high standard, delightful beamed lounge / dining room (55m2) with granite fireplace, sizeable hall, toilet / washroom and separate utility room. The upper floor has four bedrooms (one en-suite and one with private patio), all rooms with ample built-in storage. There is also a good-sized family bathroom.The total covered area is some 300m2.

Outside the grounds extend to around 1.5 acres (±3,000m2) on a series of four broad, grassy terraces, and include a long, wide stone-paved driveway and patio which runs the full length of the house. There is also a pretty walled courtyard, log-store, BBQ area with covered verandah, well-house, carport for two vehicles and a glorious 10m x 5m infinity pool.

Espantar is a peaceful hamlet within the parish of São Lourenco de Montaria, which lies on the southern slopes of the Serra d’Arga, a small range rising to around 900m. It is an unspoiled rural idyll, though still retaining essential amenities; shops, cafés and two inexpensive restaurants. There are great spots nearby for river swimming and a host of delightful walks can begin at your door.

The nearest coastal town is Vila Praia d’Ancora, 15 mins by car, whist the main market town, Viana do Castelo, is 20 mins away, as is Caminha, on the mouth of the River Minho, dividing Portugal from Galicia in Spain. Inland, also 20 mins away, is historic Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal. These offer all necessary facilities, supermarkets, restaurants, healthcare etc. A string of golden beaches bordering the Atlantic, are close at hand. Porto and its international airport are less than an hour’s drive away by motorway.

With its location and character, Casa da Fabrica is ideally placed to offer a perfect home, either on a permanent basis or as a holiday retreat / rental opportunity.

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