3 bedroom house for sale
Portugal - Estreito Câmara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos
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- bathrooms: 2
- Total area: 281.0
- Built in 2002
- Floor: 2
- Near city
- Near Sea
- Near countryside
Located in the parish of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, ?Madeira Wine Land?.
When talking about Madeira wine, you have to inevitably recall Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. The connection of this civil parish to the production of wine is so close that the place changes color twice a year, when the vast extensions of vineyards have their leaves green or purple.
According to some, the name Estreito (narrow) de Câmara de Lobos is owed to the geographic characteristic: a canyon on a narrow valley. However, there are also those who believe that the name comes from a given place or location that, as a whole, had been formerly called Estreito. In time, the term would end up by including the surrounding areas, until it would later designate the whole parish.
The parish was probably established in 1509, when settlement started.
The historic heritage of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos is basically constituted by the church of Nossa Senhora da Graça and by its chapels.
Besides the religious buildings, the parish is a compulsory passing point for very important tourism destinations such as Boca dos Namorados, Boca da Corrida and Quinta do Jardim da Serra. These places belonged to Estreito until 1996; afterwards they became part of the newly founded Jardim da Serra.
The parish has other points of interest, such as Levada do Norte. This is a starting point for a hike through this water-course, that conveys water from the north of the island to the municipalities of Ribeira Brava and Câmara de Lobos.
In terms of gastronomy, the espetada (meat on a spit) is known as having originated in this parish. Apparently, in the 1950s, the owner of a small bar ? which later was turned into a restaurant, "As Vides" ? broke a century-old tradition by introducing the espetada as a gastronomic specialty in the bar.
In no time, the other restaurant owners in the island followed him. Today espetada is one of the most typical dishes in Madeira.
The parish of Estreito stands out from the others in the island for its great commercial development. The most characteristic activity is agriculture, where vine growing assumes an important role.
Every year, in the summer, "Festa das Vindimas? (harvesting festival) takes place, which is considered to be the most important cultural and promotional exhibition of this parish.
This festival was first organised in September 1963, by what was then called Delegação de Turismo da Madeira ? today?s Direcção Regional de Turismo (Regional Directorate of Tourism).
Musical entertainment constitutes an important part of the festival, with the presence of groups, bands and folk groups. In addition, there are also allegoric parades, wine pressing gatherings and an exhibition of the parish?s activities.
Religious festivities also assume a great importance in this civil parish, such as the one in Nossa Senhora da Graça parish church, held on August 15.
Climate is very pleasant throughout the year, with average temperatures above 15ºC (59ºF), in the summer. However, higher up, the remaining seasons are not as mild.
This parish has an estimated population of ten thousand, distributed in an area of 8,14 km2 (2011 acres).
The pearl of the Atlantic has one of the most perfect climates in the world. It is never too hot, averaging maximums of 24ºC during the summer months and minimums of 17ºC during the winter. This benevolent climate enhances every leisure pastime, be it golf, mountain walking, touring, hiking and making it an excellent retirement or second home destination. With quality of life, no crime, low living costs, natural beauty, the hospitality and kindness of the people, the Carnival Festival and spectacular fireworks show all make Madeira THE mecca island of the Atlantic, attracting many foreigners. A variety of languages are spoken such as English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Finish etc.
STEPS ON PURCHASING PROPERTY IN MADEIRA
-Select the property.
-Select an independent qualified lawyer.
-Obtaining a fiscal number through a professional fiscal representation company.
-Down payment of a part of the agreed price in order to take the property off the market. This amount is normally non-refundable and made on the basis that a 'Promissory Contract' will be drawn up within the next 30 days.
-The lawyer will then collect all the house documents to check that everything is in order. If applying for a Portuguese mortgage it is advisable to obtain an offer from the bank before the Promissory Contract is made.
-The Promissory Contract is drawn up by the buyer's lawyer and signed by the seller and the buyer. If using a bank to finance the purchase, it is recommended that the contract be made for 90 days until the deed of purchase.
-Payment of the Property Transfer Tax paid by the lawyer on behalf of the buyer a few days before the final deed. Value varies according to the property price, its use (e.g. a permanent or second home),
-The Final Deed made in the presence of a competent entity to legalise the deed the seller, the buyer (both can be represented lawyer, with a power of attorney) and a bank representative (in case of financing with a mortgage).
-Registration of the deed at the National Land Registry Records (Conservatória do Registo Predial).
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