PTK48: Quinta Fornelos

Cinfães, Viseu



Stone building & another ruin. Terraced organic land with 1.4ha & 2 watermines

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

A cabin, which is lovely, but not habitable, made of stone with a traditional schist roof. It consists of one room on top and one room below for storage. There is no electricity or water connected to the cabin and it has no bathroom. The floors, roof, windows and door are in good shape and it’s a
perfect for storing tools or camping out in for a weekend while working on the land, but not for long-term living, not in its current state.

Not attached to the land, but sold with it is another building that is actually on the main road, about 300 meters from the property. It is a road front, stone building that has no roof and hasn’t been used for anything in years and years. But it’s a nice location right on the big road, so it has potential. We have been talking recently with the local Câmera about the possibility of trading this property in exchange for widening the way to the farm.

Terraced land with 1.4ha, which has been certified organic through Sativa. The certification would be easy to maintain without any conversion time should the next person
be interested. Some of the terraces are wide and has served as pasture for cows and sheep in the past, others are more narrow and there we have planted hazelnut trees. The quinta has two water mines that provide year round fresh water. There are neighbours that have historical rights to use the water (as is quite common) on certain days, during certain periods of the year, but water is abundant on the quinta and not a concern for a household or an agriculture project.

The lower part of the farm is more wooded but all of it has been professionally cleared of brambles and underbrush recently (Feb. 2019.)

You can access the land and cabin from the main road, but the road leading there is quite narrow. We usually park our car at the entrance and walk but a small tractor or other smaller vehicle could pass. It’s quite a pretty little lane, but its narrowness is a limitation. The nearest neighbours are about 300 meters from the cabin, the area is relatively quiet but in the summer they throw a few nice festas in the town square with dancing and live music, it’s really quite a quaint but not too isolated little area!

The quinta is located in Fornelos, Cinfães, Viseu district (but closer to Douro than Viseu) About 400 meters from the land are two small cafes and a little shop. It’s about 1.5 hours from Porto, 10 min from the small town of Nespereira which has a small grocery store, gas station, drogeria and a couple of cafes and restaurants and 20 min from Cinfães on the Douro, which has everything you need. It is also about 15 min from Praia Fluvial Espiunca on the river Paiva which was rated the second cleanest river in Europe! It’s really a lovely, but not busy, bathing area!


This property is also available for long-term rent. Please check to find more details.

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