AUST840: Waterfront Villa

Monção, Viana do Castelo



6 bed waterfront villa overlooking the River Minho

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Waterfront Villa / Quinta on Border with Spain with stunning views of River Minho, Galician countryside and mountains; the road bridge to Spain is literally 3 minutes drive away.

510m2 living space: 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms,

10,500 sqm (over a hectare / 2.6 acres) of walled / fenced / gated grounds (plus another 3,200 sqm adjacent available) with large quality build swimming pool and direct access to / frontage with River Minho (fishing, boating, etc.)

Plenty of scope and areas to add log cabins if required for rentals / tourism business, 9,000 sqm (0.9 hectare) of the land is “Urbano” title so additional properties could be built.

The villa / quinta is quality build (1986) of granite block and brick over 3 floors with: Insulated roof with glazed roof tiles; Double glazed windows with wooden shutters; Air conditioning, oil fired central heating; satellite; security system; video entry system (with electronic vehicle and pedestrian entry gates); phone; broadband;

Spanish and Portuguese mobile / Internet coverage;

Mains water and electricity;

Double and single gates to river;

Long cobblestone driveway from front gates, around the villa and all the way down to the river gates.

Main (middle) floor: Large family lounge out to river view balcony, breakfast room, study, master bedroom with en suite, 2 further bedrooms, large family bathroom (bedroom area can be closed off to rest of house so children can sleep while parents entertain).

Lower floor: Large dining room (currently a 10 seater table) with 4 display alcoves, bar, large TV room, large main kitchen (doors out to large outdoor dining area with views over river), large utility room, laundry room, small bathroom (shower, WC and basin), adega (cellar), storage cupboard area.Upper floor: 3 Bedrooms, bathroom, guest / children’s lounge, office, storage areas.

Features include: Large fenced / gated family garden; Triple Garage with adjacent large dog pound; Entrance gatehouse; Large vineyard (eating grapes, kiwis, a lot of Alvarinho white wine grapes); Upper Grounds (ideal for log cabins as look down over vines to river area); Upper fruit garden with greenhouse; Granite pergola amongst grapevine area; Summer house adjacent large pond / irrigation tank (fed by a natural spring which then runs through the lower grounds); Lower fruit and vegetable gardens; Three sets of steps down the bank from the upper to lower levels; Fruit trees also on bank; Sprinkler and drip emitter water systems for bank; Drip emitter systems elsewhere; Pool house (with filter, motor, etc); Irrigation house (next to irrigation tank); Licensed river water pump (hardly used); Established grounds with too many flowering, fruit and nut trees to mention.

The rates / council tax for this property is only 350 euros per year!

Monção Camara (local council) are going to build the new campground not too far away (not too close either) which could really make this property ideal for tourism lets; the lower floor of the quinta lending itself to separation from the other two floors to serve as a guest dining area, etc.

Situated on the northern border of Portugal with Spain, you have the benefit of the best of both countries! Current owners benefit by lawfully having Spanish registered cars (a typical mid range BMW costs 14,000 Euros less in Spain then it does in Portugal) and private Spanish health care (Spanish health care is exceptional). One of their children schools in Spain, the other in Portugal!

5 Minutes drive away over the river crossing road bridge to Salvaterra, Spain (which has a very large recreation park with long riverfront jogging / walking / cycling track and outdoor gym); 3 minutes drive from Monção town centre (sidewalk cafes, many restaurants, 4 large supermarkets, shops, banks, main post office, government buildings, Burger King and other fast food restaurants, etc.); 5 Minutes drive from large health centre; 2 minutes drive from public swimming pool and picnic site; 15 minutes drive to Valença (there will be a high speed rail station there in the not too distant future linking it with Porto, Lisbon, Madrid, etc.); 20 Minutes to Vigo International Airport; 25 Minutes to Vigo centre; 60 Minutes to Porto / Porto Airport.

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