BIR84: Fig Tree Farm

Penacova, Coimbra



2 houses, 0.8 hectares land, fruit trees, olives, grapevines.

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Beautifully situated small-holding in central Portugal with views over the Rio Mondego valley and mountains beyond. Around 2 acres (0.8 ha) of sloping and terraced land with abundant fruit trees, olive trees, grape vines and others.

The main accommodation comprises two houses joined together as one large property with the possibility to divide into four apartments. A third house is currently used as a garage/storage but retains the right to be reconstructed as a house.

The properties benefit from mains electricity and water, and has private drainage on-site. There is also a well and a water mine on the land, capable of providing irrigation water all year round in a typical year. With proper management, the land could be self-sufficient in firewood. There is a fixed line telephone service providing unlimited ADSL internet.

Summary of main accommodation: Note that renovation and remodelling works are ongoing and therefore these details are subject to change without notice. Ceiling lights and electric sockets are available throughout almost the entire property.

House 1:

Downstairs: The hallway has the large double-glazed main entrance door from the roadside via a path overlooking the land. The hallway further opens on to a kitchen/dining room, a larder/storeroom, a utility/storeroom, stairs up to House 2 and the veranda, and through to the hallway of House 2. The kitchen has a double sink, window onto the garden, cupboards. The dining room has a gas hot-water heater, window onto the garden, stairs up to the living room and a cold water point and drainage for a sink or similar. The larder/storeroom is partly under ground level and maintains a stable temperature throughout the year, ideal for storing preserved fruits, general groceries etc. The utility/storeroom comprises two small rooms, the outer with plumbing points for a washing machine, sink etc., and the inner room with limited headroom better suited for long-term storage.

Upstairs: The large living room has a built-in feature fireplace and two windows over the land, and a door opening out onto a veranda. The living room further opens onto a bedroom, a bathroom and a connecting door through to House 2. There is also a door opening onto the stairs down to the kitchen/dining room. The bedroom is a good size, easily accommodating a double bed, and more if required. There is a door with built-in windows opening out onto a rear access pathway to the house. The bathroom has a bath with wall-mounted shower attachment, washbasin, toiled and bidet. The connecting door opens into a room that could be shared between the two houses and is currently being remodelled as a small kitchen/dining room. This room currently has stairs from the ground floor, but these could be blocked off to make more room if desired. There is also a further door opening into the upstairs apartment of House 2.

House 2:

Downstairs: The hallway connects through from the hallway of House 1. At the rear there is a main door opening out onto the land and the wood store with traditional wood oven. The hallway opens onto a storeroom, stairs up to the shared kitchen/dining room described above, and a self-contained apartment on the ground floor. The self-contained apartment comprises a semi-open plan kitchen/dining area with views over the land, with an arch through to an inner living room with open fireplace. Also opening off the kitchen/dining area are a bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet, and a double bedroom. The storeroom is a reasonable size with views over the land, but with limited headroom. Outside the back door are steps down to a good sized wood store with further storage available, traditionally used for potatoes etc. There is also a traditional-style wood oven used for baking bread, roasting meat etc.

Upstairs: The upstairs is accessed from stairs from the hallway of House 1, from the shared kitchen/dining room on the first-floor between House 1 and House 2, or from the veranda. The upstairs comprises a semi-self contained apartment complete with living/dining room, bathroom and two double bedrooms, with the connecting kitchen/dining room available as required. The main door into the apartment, accessed via stairs from the hallway of House 1 or via the veranda, opens into the living/dining room. This further opens onto the bathroom and the two bedrooms. The living room has a wood burner (salamandra) that will heat the entire apartment, whilst also providing a surface for heating and cooking food. The bathroom is newly-built with a shower, washbasin and toilet. The two bedrooms can both take a double-bed. All rooms have been remodelled with wood panelling, new plaster, and double-glazed windows having views over the land and mountains beyond.

House 3 (garage/storage): Situated at the roadside, the garage has large double doors to provide a covered parking place for a car, with plenty of additional space for storage. Being licensed as habitation means that the building can be reconstructed as a house if required.

Outside: The land comprises around 2 acres (0.8 ha) of sloping and terraced land. Close to the house are flat garden areas with a shed and constructions adaptable for chickens etc. There are three mains water taps for irrigation via hoses or drip systems etc. There are a series of terraces comprising larger areas for planting potatoes, sweetcorn etc. and sloping areas mainly with heather, eucalyptus, pines and strawberry trees, but these could be planted with nut trees (walnut, chestnut) for example. Spread around the land are numerous fruit trees and olive trees, as well as grape vines and other wild/natural trees and plants, edible or otherwise.

Locality: The property is accessed via a new tarmac road leading from the local village, around 2km away. The local town, Penacova, with all essential facilities, is around 8km by road. The main city of Coimbra is around 35km by road. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty, and there are many opportunities for sight-seeing and other tourist and leisure activities. The seaside is around 80km away, with beautiful sandy beaches.

NOTES: This information is provided in good faith but the prospective purchaser must confirm and obtain the appropriate legal advice prior to purchase. All structures, equipment and facilities are provided as-is and come with no warranty or guarantee, explicit or implied. Remodelling works are continuing and therefore some features described may currently be incomplete and in any case are subject to change without notice. Much more information is available, including details of many local facilities and amenities (including web links).

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