Charming rustic schist property, brimming with character and beautifully restored using ecological and natural materials. Ready to move in and sold fully-furnished.
The property is on the edge of a quiet village in peaceful surroundings, yet conveniently located close to the picturesque towns of Sertã and Cernache do Bonjardim, in the district of Castelo Branco.
The property comprises a schist stone cottage set on a fertile plot of land with 1790 m2. Both house and plot constitute a single urban title – this makes it particularly valuable since planning permission for extensions or further building could be easily obtained, subject to a suitable building plan.
Restored in 2007, the house was then re-roofed, rewired and re-plumbed.
A tarmacked country road passes outside the front gate but there is also a lane behind the house for better access for trucks or delivery of heavy goods.
The entrance to the property is through a rose arch and a long garden path leading to the house which is built on a slight slope.
The first flight of steps leads to the ground floor where the three medium-sized storerooms or cellars are located. The second flight of steps leads to the ground-floor entrance.
Arranged over the ground floor is a large kitchen diner, a double bedroom and a bathroom with electric underfloor heating. Above the bathroom and the double bedroom is a charming mezzanine, with wooden floorboards, which could be used as a second bedroom or a sitting-room area.
The wood-paneled open ceiling kitchen diner, with exposed beams, also has a wood burner that heats the entire living area, the mezzanine, and the bedroom.
On the first floor there is a lovely wooden balcony with beautiful views of the surrounding area.
The property has a spring that flows all year round and doesn’t dry up in the summer, with a pump for irrigation of the garden area, as well as mains water to supply water to the house.
There is a septic tank for waste from the bathroom and kitchen.
There is the installation for a gas boiler in the kitchen but no gas boiler at present. This would supply hot water to the house in the winter but in the summer or on sunny days a system of coiled black pipes on the roof heats the water very efficiently.
The property is ready to move in and sold fully-furnished.
Conveniently located within easy reach of the IC8 road and close to the towns of Sertã (10 minutes) and Cernache do Bonjardim (8 minutes) for all local amenities.
To Lisbon – 2 hours
To Porto – 2 ½ hours
To Abrantes, Pombal, Coimbra and Tomar – 40 minutes
Local river beaches – Sertã, Mosteiro, Fragas de São Simão, Trízio, Ana de Avis, Castanheira de Pera and many, many more!
A stunning rustic property not to be missed. Viewing highly recommended!
Supermarket: 10 minutes by Car
University: 44 minutes by Car
Park: 10 minutes by Car
Cinema: 10 minutes by Car
Airport: 120 minutes by Car
Bus station: 10 minutes by Car
Police station: 10 minutes by Car
Town center: 10 minutes by Car