Ivy Cottage is a magnificent 4 bedroom period property built in 1958 in the architectural style of the Ribatejo region of Portugal and oozing old-style charm. Situated in peaceful rural surroundings, on the edge of the quaint village of Montalegre and with no permanent residents nearby, the property is also conveniently located only ten minutes from the historic village of Sardoal and 20 minutes from the town of Abrantes.
This ground-floor level cottage, in need of restoration work, has a spacious loft suitable for a conversion, five spacious rooms with high ceilings, a kitchen with a traditional fireplace, a bathroom, two pantries, two balconies, a garage and patio and some beautiful period features like the blue-painted, traditional wooden doors and ceilings, traditional windows, parquet flooring and a beautiful balcony.
The property is surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation and forest including many ancient fig, olive, oak, fruit and chestnut trees who have witnessed the passage of time and the many changes in the Portuguese countryside over the past few decades and for many generations.
The house has a footprint of 182 m2 and is set on a sunny plot with an area of 3,700 m2. The soil is fertile, ideal for farming and practically flat.
The house is already connected to the grid, hence has mains water and electricity.
Adjacent to the dwelling, there are ruins of what appears to have been another house and several outbuildings likely to have been linked to past farming activities including barns for livestock. These ruins have approximately 100 m2 footprint and have some interesting features typical of late 19th C regional architecture.
This property is conveniently located only an hour and a half from Lisbon, along the A1, A23 and N2; ten minutes from the village of Sardoal; 20 minutes from the historical town of Abrantes; ten minutes from Castelo de Bode dam and river beaches such as Penedo Furado and Lapa.
A beautiful and rare period property at a very attractive price!
Viewing highly recommended.