HILL349: Alpedrinha Country House

Fundão, Castelo Branco



Current Status:SOLD

2 Bedroom House, 1 bedroom cottage, barn, pool and 5.4 ha with plenty of water, veg garden and trees

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

The Main house:
Recently professionally, fully renovated, 180m2 2 bed granite house, retaining many original features in a modern/rustic mix style. Double glazed throughout, new insulated roof, thermo-dynamic solar hot water system. Mains electric and water. Pre-installation for air-conditioning units. New bio septic tank installed. Quality travertine floor tiles throughout.

In the heart of the house, a bespoke kitchen professionally built by a local craftsman in chestnut, all topped with local yellow granite and an island unit topped in contrasting black granite. A new ESSE wood burning range cooker has been installed. Off the kitchen is a cloakroom with toilet and beautiful petrified wood sink. Also, stairs leading to the first floor with front door and a reception area/library/office area.
From the kitchen through the original granite doorway is the large dining area and lounge. Featured in the centre of the room is a stylish modern, efficient woodturning stove. The lounge area has a vaulted ceiling with fully opening glazed, patio doors with electric shutters, giving lots of natural light and extensive views over the quinta and the mountains. The double set of patio doors on the west elevation lead to a covered balcony.

On the first floor is the very large principal double bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Patio doors leading to the east-side terrace area. Impressive granite steps and doorway lead to the good sized, ensuite bathroom with large shower, toilet and beautiful large petrified wood sink.

There is a second large double bedroom, also with vaulted ceiling that has an ensuite shower, toilet, bidet and marble sink.
Energy rating B.

The Pool:
A new 15×4 meters swimming pool with an almost constant depth of 1.35m, so designed for swimming and with views to the mountains!

The Cottage:
A delightful, renovated I bed cottage. Double glazed, new roof, terracotta floor tiles throughout. Electric water heater and 2 air-con units providing heat in winter and cooling in summer.
Open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with south aspect patio doors leading to terrace area to enjoy views over beautiful countryside and the stream, whilst to the west views to the Guardunha Mountain. The good sized double bedroom, with ensuite shower, toilet and sink, has a patio door leading to a granite stone patio area shaded by a lovely pine tree.

The Barn:
Enormous, 1,300m2, modern agricultural metal barn in good condition with electrics and water. Previously used for sheep farming with milking parlour and dairy. Now part is presently used for the horses for shelter and indoor riding school. Plenty of storage space! Lots of versatility! Workshop with plenty of power points. Toilet, shower and utility sink. Laundry room with plumbing for washing machine etc.
Plenty of space for parking/storing vehicles inside and out and the barn has vehicular access doors on three sides.

The Land:
5.4ha of beautiful, interesting land which gently falls to a stream boundary to the West. It consists of flat grazing land, wide terraces, wild areas, orange grove with a plentiful supply of oranges, lots of olive trees producing delicious olive oil, enough for an annual family requirement, cork oak trees, holm oaks and mimosa woodland that supplies the firewood. The fertile garden area supplies fresh vegetables and salads and adjoins a well providing plenty of water all year round. In addition, there is a water mine and the stream flows constantly throughout the year.

Good access to the property from a tarmac road. The houses are set roughly in the centre of the land down the private track, giving plenty of privacy.

More land is available to purchase. There are two parcels, one with a ruin, well and stream boundary, 2.3ha land (HILL50); And another plot at the other side of the road with 1.8ha of land (HILL20). The three properties toguether makes 9.5ha of land.

Endless quiet tracks to ride on horse, bike and walk, beautiful countryside and wildlife. River beaches close-by. The Marateca barrage (lake/reservoir) is just 15mins away for swimming and water sports. No problem finding a spot on this river beach!

The property is situated about 2km from Alpedrinha with local shops, bank and railway station. Fundão and Castelo Branco are about 20 mins and 30 mins drive, respectively, with a large range of shops, supermarkets, banks, DIY, etc.
The Ski station on the serra da Estrela is about 1h away.
Lisbon airport is about 2h30 away, Porto is about 2h45.

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