SBT120: Elvas Rustic House

Elvas, Portalegre



Current Status:SOLD Subject to Contract

Charming 3 bedroom house with enchanted garden

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Charming 3 bedroom rustic house with classroom for 8 students, in Elvas.

ELVAS is amongst the finest examples of intensive usage of the STAR FORT in the military architecture, and has been a World Heritage Site since 30 June 2012.


Charming 3 bedroom house of 160m2 with a rustic character situated just inside the eastern gate of the inner perimeter wall of the World Heritage Garrison Town of Elvas located on the frontier with Spain.

The house was fully renovated 6 years ago including new electrical wiring, fixtures and lighting. Also new is the plumbing, sewer, floors, double glazed windows and doors, ceilings and roof crowned with a solar heater.

There are 3 new fully equipped bathrooms one of which is ensuite in the master bedroom with a walk in closet.

The kitchen is also fully equipped with silestone work surfaces, ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge and a built in pantry.

There is a 30m2 living room complete with built in fan assisted wood burning fireplace. The adjoining dining room is very spacious with a view to the WW1 Memorial Square and the old city wall.

To gain entrance to the house one must first enter the garden by way of a solid steel door set into a 4 meter high wall which encloses the garden giving total privacy.

Dampening the intensity of the Summer sun, the walls are carpeted with different coloured miniature climbing roses and buganvílias. 2 orange trees and a lemon tree not only provide an abundance of fresh fruit but also offer adequate shade and shroud the garden with greenery.
The garden, although small, is easily manageable and is fully established. From it there are steps providing access to 2 terraces one of which is covered and displays a myriad of flowering plants and shrubs offering an abundance of colours all year around.

At night the garden has been described as enchanted or magical because the solar lighting gives it the mystical ambiance of stepping into a fairy tale.

In selling the property I am also selling a business because I have been making a comfortable living teaching English from the house for the past 6 years, having converted one of the bedrooms into a classroom and moving my previous teaching business into it.

We are selling because I am retiring and moving to the Azores.

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