RRT48: Casa de Montanha

Seia, Guarda



Renovated mountain shelter sleeps 6 with 15m2. Land with 1,460m2

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Mountain shelter in Serra da Estrela with 15m2 and a mezzanine which almost doubles the area, rebuilt last year from a old stone ruin, using only traditional materials, pinewood and stone. The roof is in metal and thermally insulated to last a lifetime, but it simulates wood and roof tiles. The ground floor serves as living room, kitchen and bathroom, there is a wood burning stove with cooking top, pine furniture with a sofa bed, and bathroom with a small bathtub and a toilet, the bathtub has hot water intake heated by a “Bailarina”, a traditional wood powered water heater. Upstairs on the mezzanine there is a double bed and a sofa bed.

There is no electricity, but there are power lines nearby, or possibility to put generator or solar panels, currently there are solar powered lights and this makes it comfortable enough. Phone reception is ok but not able to receive fast internet speeds and it fails sometimes, tested MEO so far, so unsure if there is good reception with other operators.

Land with 1,460m2 on a little slope, a small part of it has two large steps, the trees are oak and chestnut trees. The land was affected by last years huge fire but house was not damaged, being all made of stone outside with metal roof made it safe, the trees are recovering well and all is green again.

The water is supplied from a spring not far away from the land and is stored in a 1000 litre container inside a shelter to ensure fresh water all year round, there is also an outside open concrete tank, that can be converted into a pool but is leaking and needs repair.

Outside there are two small buildings, one for firewood and tools, and another for the water deposit.

The weather is typical mountain, hot during the day and in the summer, and colder at night, there is possibility of snow on the house, but not often, at the top of the mountain it snows every year. There is lots of sun all day long as it rises on the mountain and sets on the valley in the front of the house.

Near there are two neighbours who do not sleep in the place and just take care of the land, up the road is the national park, the views are of mountain and reach very far, the house sits at 800 meters of altitude.

There is no possibility of taking a car to the house, it must be parked bellow and walk a path of 300 meters.

At 5km is Seia, a traditional city with all modern services and commerce available.

All the pictures were shot last year, right after the fire.

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