Stunning property in a beautiful and secluded country location with an area of 31,170 m2 bordering the Arecez River, comprising a two-story house now in ruins, built at the turn of the last century and with a footprint of 110 m2, a large vineyard, an olive grove and two beautiful wells with the old original waterwheels. A dream property for country living in a region of native Mediterranean forest and vegetation, close to all amenities in Sardoal and/or Abrantes.
An ancient Roman bridge, which has now all but gone, and a Roman cobblestone road can both be found only 300 meters away from the property, bearing witness to the interest that this region has always arisen since ancient times. The river was a source of gold and its water-powered mills and waterwheels while the bountiful land produced olive oil, wine, beans, pulses and vegetables. The Mediterranean forest yielded honey, cork and hunting game hence providing sustenance much coveted by our ancestors.
Water was supplied to the farm by two beautiful wells with waterwheels, still intact but maybe needing some attention, and by a weir which brought water to the house and fields through a water canal. This weir, less than 200 meters from the house now in ruins, is in excellent condition and is one of the many jewels from the past that can still found along the Arecez river. This enchanting brook, burbling along the edge of the property, is also edged by an almost intact corridor of ancient trees holding memories of a time when humans and nature lived here in perfect harmony.
Near the house, there are two tanks, one with water from the stream and the other with drinking water from a water spring a few meters away. This sophisticated technology put to use in order to harness all water sources available on site are an inheritance from a past which, although remote, mirrors well the value it had to the Moors who occupied this territory for more than four hundred years.
Although the house was abandoned many years ago the owners have made some recent investments on the property by planting a new olive grove and new vineyards. There are also some walnut trees and other fruit trees.
The more than one hundred meters of riverfront, the close proximity to the weir, its secluded and untouched location with so many interesting landmarks of the past, as well as the many river beaches in its vicinity are this property’s main attractions. Furthermore, the many existing nature trails along the river in an environment with high biodiversity also add to the interest of this property.
Access to the property is good and by dirt roads in good condition.
DISTANCES TO ALL AMENITIES AND MAIN ROUTES:
5 minutes from the village of Mouriscas ( 1o minutes to the center)
7 minutes to the N3
12 minutes to Alferrarede / Abrantes train station
20 minutes from schools
15 minutes to the Mouriscas junction of the A23;
1 ½ hour from Lisbon on the A23 and A1;
Close to many beautiful river beaches: Penedo Furado, Lapa, Aquapólis, Alvega, Ortiga, Alamal, and of course, the Castelo de Bode lake.
20 minutes from the historical town of Abrantes
15 minutes from the village of Sardoal,
1 hour from the Silver Coast and the beaches of Peniche, Nazaré and Foz do Arelho
½ hour from Tomar
An ideal property for self-sufficiency and off-grid living yet only a short drive from all local amenities, in an area of native forest, with no eucalyptus or pine. Close to civilization yet secluded in beautiful and untouched natural surroundings, this is a unique property not to be missed.
Viewing highly recommended.