Casa dos Pombos – PD0460
Property in central Portugal
Casa dos Pombos
This property is a fine example of a beautifully restored quinta. Nestled snugly into the shelter of the hillside it has been refurbished to a high standard, everything you might put on a wish list – the things you would hope to find in a schist cottage are there, including central heating from a pellet burner – all is brought up to date and made comfortable whilst losing nothing of the building’s atmosphere.
With a footprint of 77.44m2 the habitable area runs to 144.88m2 over 2 floors. There are 2 double bedrooms, airy and cool in the heat of the summer, but close the shutters on a stormy winter’s night and all will be cosy and calm. The lounge is one of those rooms it’s easy to live in, just the right size; windows in all the right places, lots of natural light; a through breeze for when the weather is hot and a log fire for when it isn’t. The kitchen is another lovely space, well designed with stylish fittings and quality white goods – room to cook, room to eat, and with a large walk-in pantry/utility room leading off. The bathrooms are both en-suite, that to the upper floor bedroom has a tub, that to the lower floor bedroom, a shower. For practicalities there’s a separate WC.
Décor is quiet and understated; walls are white or carefully pointed stone, the floors mainly slate; wooden doors and windows (the latter double glazed and fully insect screened) are stained chestnut brown as a gentle contrast – so too are the beams, in most rooms left exposed. Fittings are discreet and unfussy – much care and thought has gone into this renovation. Please note – the property is to be sold fully furnished, the vendor merely wishing to retain a number of personal items.
At 534m2 the garden gives plenty of scope – there is a good sized flat area to the side of the house; shaded, an ideal spot for potted plants and morning coffee. Much of the rest is terraced, currently uncultivated but well managed; also there are fruit trees and vines. A final touch is the simple wooden balcony, big enough for a dining table and benches, secluded enough for sunbeds – surrounded by nature your view across the valley is stunning.
Location is a tiny rural hamlet, just a little way off the beaten track; the market towns of Gois and Arganil are 10 and 16 minutes respectively, there you’ll find everything you need, shops, cafes, restaurants and all the other necessities of life, both are lively places. A closer drive, or a pleasant walk along (virtually) traffic free wooded lanes, is a little village with a café and a small river beach.
If you seek peace and quiet without isolation, you may have just found it.
Services: water, electricity, fossa (septic tank).
The house is centrally heated by Pellet burner (located in the kitchen) and open fire.
Water is heated electrically – 300litre cylinder situated in the Utility Room.
Telephone and Internet are available. Bottled gas and pellets and wood may be purchased locally.
For more information e-mail Nuno.
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