3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
Portugal - Góis, Beira Litoral
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3 Bedroom rustic house for restauration, located in the historique centre of Góis.
The house is divided into 3 floors, the basement with 2 storage rooms with exposed stone walls, other 3 rooms, wc on ground floor and kitchen with more 3 rooms on first floor.
Its is walking distance to river beaches, coffees, restaurants, and amenities.
The region of Gois is located at the heart of central Portugal, in the administrative district of Coimbra, which is the closest city, 40km away. The region is divided into five parishes, or 'freguesias', each with its own parish council, or 'junta'. The region's central council, the 'câmara municipal', is located in the town of Góis.
The region has 150 villages, the majority of which can trace their history back many hundreds of years. The area is rich in archeological evidence going back more than 6000 years including several examples of petroglyphs, (pictorial designs carved into rock) left by early hunter-gatherers.
The mineral wealth of the region was probably first exploited in the Bronze Age, and there is a suggestion of gold-mining from this period. Gold also brought the Romans to the area, and there is evidence that the town of Góis goes back at least to Roman times, and possibly farther. The hills also contain tungsten, the mining of which was responsible for the increase in population between the 1900's until the 1950's - the height of production being in WWII, when the demand for tungsten carbide steel was at its highest.
The majority of the region is forested with an approximate area of 248 km2 of forest. The steep river valleys and wooded hillsides form an ideal terrain for a variety of sports and pastimes, including hill-walking, moutain-biking, canoeing and horse-riding. Spectacular vistas open up around every corner, and the area has an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, so also has much to offer the artist, photographer, and animal or bird-watcher. For the less energetic, the River Ceira carves its way through the northern half of the region, providing plenty of swimming areas, from secluded spots to beaches by cafe-bars.
263,72 km² land area; 4,861 inhabitants.