SLW450: Plant Lovers Paradise – SOLD

Portalegre, Portalegre



Current Status:SOLD

2 houses, one with 2 two apartments sleeping 12. Land with 2.7ha

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

This is a prime property, sleeping at least 12 people and including 2 detached houses, one of which has two separate apartments. Each property has its own private access from within the stunning shared land.

This property could be used in a number of different ways, the main house has a huge, wonderful open plan room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the private pool and gardens this could be a wonderful yoga/treatment/workshop space as it’s an amazing light filled space, the smaller cottage isn’t overlooked by the main house and could be used for rental income, the owner has recently enclosed the garden space of this cottage making it secure for pets or small children.

As each of the 2 properties has its own cardeneta (property deeds) another use of the property would be as a friends or family or group purchase with each house owned outright by different people legally, the land then is shared between the properties

The property has recently been sympathetically altered, modernized and refurbished by the owner to the highest quality and standards with new roofs, new electrical work, new modern insulation, re plumbing, re plastered and painted in neutral tones to now provide well presented accommodation.

The main house has a spacious ground floor with 2 bedrooms 1 en-suite with an amazing sun room adjoining which is perfect as a study, yoga practice or art room. This property has one family bathroom as well as a separate toilet with wash basin the open plan living room and dining room with built in seating and kitchen is huge and just needs your kitchen cabinets of choice to finish. The vast, light living area has patio doors and windows with a spectacular swimming pool view leading to terraces and landscaped gardens which has gravity fed drip irrigation from the properties private water supply. The upper storey of this property hasn’t been modernized leaving an entire floor for the new buyer to renovate to their desire if they require more rooms or the space could be used as it is as storage, a man cave, olive oil or wine attic.

There are then two separate apartments on the lower ground floor each independent with their own access, again with just the kitchens of your choice to finish. Both apartments have lovely outdoor areas including seating areas perfect for alfresco dining.

The detached cottage has its own property deeds meaning that the entire property could be purchased by a family, group of friends or organization and each house owned separately within the shared grounds. The cottage has two bedrooms sharing a large family bathroom.

There is a large garage and ample space for parking, separate septic tanks and electricity connected, private water supply with municipal water connections nearby if needed.

The property has land plot of manageable size with 2.7ha, a large, deep swimming pool which again has been recently modernized with new pool pumps and equipment. The very well designed natural forest gardens includes many unusual trees including a large local landmark tree. All the land has been cleared in accordance with the new forest fire laws.

The houses have their own water supply from a borehole however there is also a water mine, well and another unused borehole making the properties perfect for permaculture and self sufficiency.

The property is a plant lovers dream and the gardens are a particular feature of the property with various native Oak trees including Cork Oak; Holm or evergreen Oak; Pyrenean and or Portuguese Oak; Downy Oak.

Various Conifer trees including Maritime Pine; Cupressus sempervirens horizontals also called the wild cupressus or wild cypress; Pillar Cypress; Pines pinea or Stone Pine and many others all mature trees including a magnificent tree which is a local landmark.

Chestnut trees, strawberry tree locally named the medronho tree, tilia x europa trees, black walnut and coppiced hazel nut trees, a large bay laural tree, quince and sloe trees, mature wild cherry trees, olive grove of at least 60 trees which are 20 years old, providing at least 80 litres of organic olive oil each year, fig, mulberry, bitter orange trees for marmalade and orange and lemon trees for eating, cherry trees, fig, loquat, quince, persimmon, pomegranate.

Mature Paulownia
Podocarpus latifolius from the montane forests of the Aberdare mountains in Kenya, one large mature tree and several smaller ones.
Maturing Sequoiadendron giganteum and a younger one (Giant Redwood tree).
Medium sized Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood trees).
Holly bushes/trees with berries in winter.
Magnolia grandiflora trees.
Mature Camelias with different flowers and colours
Lagerstoemia (Crepe Myrtle) trees of varying ages.
North American Red Maples.
Gingko biloba.
Weeping willow.
Celtis (Chinese Nettle tree).
Melia (Persian Lilac tree).
Liquidamber styraciflua.
Prunus serrulata.
Quercus rubra.
Cupressus Arizonica and C. sempervirens Stricta.
3/. Vines – Both very old and mature, red and white and rose varieties for wine and for the table providing at least 500 litres of organic wine each year.

The property is 5 minutes drive from Portalegre with its hospital, health centers, dentists, pharmacies, independent shops, supermarkets, banks, bus and train station and IP2 main road to the South and North of Portugal.

Enjoying a private and slightly elevated position which is approached down a drive through a vineyard and surrounded by formal gardens and managed woodland with open fields beyond.

Property Location

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