CWD220: Quinta da Mae

Arganil, Coimbra



Farmhouse with 77.14m2 & 3 bedrooms, outbuildings, organic land with 2.7ha

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Feel the wild grace of this place!

In the mountains and a valleys of Central Portugal, 10 minutes walk from the village of Benfeita is this traditional stone farm house with 77.14m2, restored yet retaining and celebrating the simple rustic beauty and natural local materials.

The main building has

Spacious open plan ‘Golden Room’ that includes kitchen and mezzanine

3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

1 bedroom with independent access, veranda and en suite bathroom

2 store rooms

1 shower room

Outside wooden building 42m2, stands as an outside kitchen

Studio/ accommodation

Wood store

Inside bathroom, bidet and basin with outside bath, shower

3 ruins

Land with 2.7ha

Constant spring water, (plumbed to all taps domestic and agricultural with a switch over to solar pumped river water for in summer)

Riverside with waterfall

Terraces of 160 olive trees

Fertile organic agricultural land

Fruit and nut trees

Large stable

2 hen houses

(If you want them – all are extremely healthy and loving company)

2 female sheep to cut the grass, give fleece, manure etc

2 cats (great mousers)

3 hens for eggs and manure

Top quality off grid solar electricity system

Top quality solar hot water system and back boiler off the kitchen range for winter

5 wood burners

Good WiFi reception with MEO

Abundant firewood

No utility bills!

Access: There are parking spaces by the road, a 3 minute walk down a track or 2 minutes down steep stone steps. As it is, a quad bike and small tractor can access the house. The track could be made more accessible if desired.

This beautiful property comprises 3 quintas, (farms/smallholdings), perfect for a family/ community/ extended family/ eco B and B/ tied cottage/ retreat centre.

It really is a paradise with the spacious elegance of the house, the naturally healthy traditional materials it’s built with, carved into the mountainside with the necessary store rooms for living close to the land

The joy and practicality of the outdoor kitchen, large woodstore and glass fronted studio/accommodation connecting you to the land and the pleasure it brings with opportunity for growing all you need as well as the already established olive and fruit and nut trees

The ever flowing spring water, visible in it’s beautiful traditional hand built mina (water mine), plumbed conveniently to all places needed

The natural beauty and pleasure of the river, perfect for the cool and shade it offers in the hot summer

The river garden with fruit and nut trees, which runs alongside it, perfect for cultivating and spring, summer, autumn camping

Pure mountain air!

10 minutes walk to the local village, Benfeita, which has a post office, grocery shop, open air bar in the spacious village square and in summer the lovely river beach is very popular.

The local community is excellent.

The native Portuguese villagers are wonderfully warm hearted and generous and welcome newcomers who are drawn here from around the world for the opportunity to live sustainably, close to nature, forming a friendly, inspiring community of artists, musicians, makers, bakers, builders, growers, healers. So there are always interesting uplifting projects and events amidst the peace that invites the love of one’s hearth, land and life.

Monthly alternative market

A recently formed very popular alternative learning centre

Coja, 10 minutes by car, the closest town has a monthly market, library, cafes, river beach and cultural events

Arganil, 25 minutes drive has a very good weekly market and cultural events

Coimbra 1 1/2 hours

Porto 2 hours

Lisboa 3 hours

All beautiful and culturally rich

I’m sad to leave this special place, but must follow my heart to be near my dear family, so, over to the next ones who have the good fortune, strength and sweetness of body and soul to meet, honour and receive the many blessings of this place.


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