HKP45: Quinta Carvalheira

Penamacor, Castelo Branco



Restored barn on fertile quinta with fruit trees

Property Advertised by: Licensed Estate Agent

Property Description

Off-grid gem for sale in Aranhas, Penamacor

Restored barn measuring 61m2 on fertile quinta of 3,840m2.

Everything you need to live a peaceful life off-grid, but within metres of mains water and electricity connections and just a short stroll to the local village.

The granite building is divided into two main sections which can be further compartmentalised to suit your needs. The roof has been renovated with new timber and insulation cloth. A kitchen sink and wood-burning stove have been installed. There is spacious wooden deck for outside living.

The bathroom includes a shower, basin and composting toilets.

Potable water is available year-round from the stone-lined well. There is a large brick-built water cistern in front of the house which can also be used as a swimming pool, and an elevated storage tank which gravity-feeds water to the bathroom and kitchen. A gas heater serves the shower and kitchen sink.

Electricity is provided by two 260Wp solar panels connected to two 12V/220 Ah gel batteries, included in sale.

The land is flat and consists of three levels.

  1. Upper terrace where the house and water tank are situated, with a small herb garden, olive trees and a flourishing grapevine to shade the deck in summer and provide delicious fruit at your fingertips.
  2. 2. Lower terrace with well, vegetable garden, apple tree, pear tree, more olives as well as young hazelnut, almond and cherry trees
  3. 3. Flat land divided into a grassed field and an olive grove. The field was previously used as a commercial vegetable garden but has lain fallow for many years and has excellent soil. Suitable for grazing or cultivation. One of its boundaries is lined by grape vines.
  4. Accessible up a short dirt track by any car. Quiet and private with no direct neighbours.
  5. Situated just outside the friendly and pretty village of Aranhas with bars and shops.
  6. Included in sale:
  7. Solar panels, batteries, inverter and controller
  8. Petrol-powered water pump
  9. Wood-burning stove
  10. Gas water heater

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