NGH90: Quinta Auto-Sustentável

Penamacor, Castelo Branco



2.5ha land with one house to finish and another with 2 bedrooms, fruit trees and water well

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

2.5ha of fertile land with a stone house project to finish.

The house (54m2) has a new roof and new concrete extension of 40m2 with the same roof covering (giving a total of 94m2 living space), 4 rooms and steel shutters to add security to the windows.
The plan was to make it into 5 bedrooms in the summer months for renting to small groups of cyclists, walkers, and artists.
The main house is a project which needs to be finished.

30m2 new constructed small house with 2 rooms and an en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and shower off the bedroom. Fully insulated and double glazed (warm in winter, cool in summer) with steel shutters.

Both of these buildings have connection to the septic tank (for flushing toilets), electricity and running water.
There is a certificate of exemption for the stone house meaning that it is legal to live on the land. The borehole is legal and so is the new extension to the stone house and the new roof. All other buildings are legal as they are of agricultural necessity.

Additional buildings include

Outdoor kitchen (6m2) with units, sink (with running water), woodburning stove/oven and gas hob for summer use, refrigerator and electricity connected;

Store shed (9m2) with electricity connected;

Outdoor bathroom with automatic washing machine, flushing toilet and electricity connected;

Tractor Shed (6m2) with 2 wheel tractor (14hp Diesel) with plough, rotavator attachments and sit on trailer plus Allen Scythe bush cutter;

Shaded area for eating under 16m2;

Water tower with 1,000l header tank giving approximately 0.5bar pressure in the water system. Also houses the 12volt solar batteries and associated equipment, 4,000kW pure sine wave inverter and 20kW of battery storage.
The water is supplied to the tower using a compressed air pump from a 100m deep borehole;

Traditional stone lined well, which has never run dry, although level drops during the summer.


There are also 58 olive trees, 12 quince, 10 fig, 20 mature vines, 10 cork oak trees, 1 kumquat, and 30 mature pine. There’s also a large number of small trees which will come into useful size in the future like apple, cherry and plum trees which have “grown out” due to failing to prune over many years before I arrived.

It is fully fenced with lockable gates onto the property.

The land lies in a natural valley and consists of meadow, woodland and cultivated areas.


Located 500m from quiet village with bus service, shop, cafes, and a free drinking water fountain.

It is about 9km (11min) from Penamacor, which has local schools (and new international school) library, museum, banks, 3 supermarkets, hairdressers, lots of cafes and restaurants, opticians, and many other shops, dentists, pharmacy, doctors medical centre, and government and local government offices. There are market days with local produce in the villages.

From the front door of the little house you have views over the Serra da Estrela with snow in the winter, and winter sports.

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