PBH495: Chocolate House

Gondomar, Porto



5 Bed recently renovated house with swimming pool

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

A beautiful property that has been completely renovated to provide the quietness of country living coupled with modern comforts and features. Located in a small village in the foothills that lead to the Douro Valley. Surrounded by three rivers that are within walking distance – Ferreira, Sousa and the Douro – and with hiking, biking and motorcycle trails right outside the front door, a perfect combination of quiet village life with the convenience of Porto just 20 minutes away.

Extremely comfortable in any season (cool in the summer, toasty warm in the winter), the 240m2 house has been recently renovated with durable high quality materials and has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, living/dining room, recreational room, 2 offices and an abundance of storage space with the following features:

• Energy rating of A+
• Central heating (ecological and automatic pellet boiler)
• Solar panels for electricity (in addition to main)
• Main water and sanitation
• Riga velha wood windows (double pane), doors and beams
• Telephone, internet
• Detached 3 car garage
• Large granite and xisto terrace

The property is completely self enclosed, surrounded by a fence and Leyland Cypress trees, with a pool and contains one large outbuilding (approximately 100m2, connected to main electricity and water hook ups) with the following features:

• Salt water pool
• Fully functioning outdoor kitchen with wood burning oven
• Outdoor bathroom and pool house
• Atelier
• Pump room
• Large patio

A portion of the land is currently cultivated with a large vegetable garden that can be expanded up to approximately 1,000m2. The land is leveled and irrigated by a well on the property that is hooked up to an automated sprinkler system. There is an abundance of fruit trees and flora: Chestnut, Peach, Nectarine, Orange, Cherry, Plum, Fig, Apple, Lemon, Tangerine, Persimmon, Quince, Pomegranate, Passion Fruit and Blueberries. There are also sobreiro, oak, magnolia trees in addition to bamboo.

Amenities within walking distance include a bakery (bakes bread using a wood burning oven), various mercearias (small shops selling vegetables, drinks, snacks, canned goods, hardware, etc.), various restaurants/bars and hourly public transportation/buses to Porto.

The property is located on the main village road with highways A43 and A41 a quick 2 minutes drive away. The nearest hospital, Hospital-Escola da Universidade Fernando Pessoa, is a 5 minutes drive, both Estádio Dragão and Campanhã Rail Station are 10 minutes away, the center of Porto is 20 minutes, both CLIP (Colégio Luso-Internacional do Porto) and the Lycée Francais are 25 minutes away, Sá Carneiro Airport (Porto) is 30 minutes away.

This is a great opportunity, a multi-use property, capable of being an amazing family home, a vacation property or a comfortable sustainable small holding capable of producing an abundance of food.

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