5 bedroom finca for sale
Portugal - Vale de Prazeres, Beira Baixa
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- Well presented main house.
- Fabulous pool/entertainment area with BBQ and bread oven, surrounded by landscaped gardens.
- Nature immersion, total privacy with peace and quiet yet close to local village and town with all amenities.
- Woodland lodge/barn conversion.
- Huge variety of fruit and nut trees.
- Vineyard with a selection of grape varieties.
- Olive grove.
- Private woodland.
A good quality track leads on to the property set back from the road in tranquility.
The property is over two stories with downstairs comprising of 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge with wood burning stove and bread oven, kitchen with open fireplace, enclosed wrap around veranda and an utility/office room that could potentially be a single bedroom.
Upstairs is a bright open plan area with an independent entrance. master bedroom with ensuite, lounge area with vast double glazed windows offering fabulous views across to the mountain.
Windows are double glazed with insect protection nets.
POOLSIDE entertainment room:
This building has wrap around double glazed windows that are fully removable to allow the Summer breeze in on hot days. A woodfired bread oven and fitted BBQ give endless options for cooking and entertaining guests.
WOODLAND lodge/barn conversion:
This building is used as a guest house by the current owners. The conversion has used large wooden beams that create a huge attic space for storage.
There is one large ensuite Master bedroom and another small single room. A fully fitted kitchen/diner area, extra shower room and lounge area with a wood burning stove.
LAND and gardens:
Above the house is a very well maintained vineyard with support wires and full irrigation system. A mixture of local winemaking grape varieties provide enough fruit to produce 300-500 litres of wine each year and wine making equipment is included in the sale. There is a polytunnel with shade netting in this area, perfect for plant raising during Winter/Spring.
The fenced and gated landscaped gardens are well cared for with large mature trees giving wonderful shade during the Summer. The pool area is within the fenced garden area along with a wood store and propagation area.
There is an impressive array of olive, fruit and nut trees including many mature and very productive trees. The olive trees produce plenty of high quality extra virgin olive oil from Cordovil and Galega olives.
Fruit trees/food forest include peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, sharon fruit, figs, apples, greengages, pears, quince, apricots, mulberries, pomegranates, loquats, oranges, lemons etc giving fresh fruit from the trees 12 months of the year and plenty to dry, jam and freeze.
Soft fruit including raspberries, thornless blackberries, blueberries and strawberries.
Nut trees include almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts.
Perennial herb beds.
Raised beds for vegetable production.
Full irrigation through landscaped gardens, vineyard and orchards supplied by a huge artesian Spring fed well that is very productive. An enormous bay tree stands guard beside the brick lined well!
Three separate chicken, duck and goose runs with poultry houses, 2 ponds and a lake. All poultry areas are well fenced to protect from predators.
Over 1 hectare of woodland provides all the firewood for the quinta as well as habitat for an incredible and diverse array of wildlife.
Well defined boundaries with a seasonal stream as boundary on one side.
There is a parking, garage and storage area near the renovated barn.
Potable water for all accomodation from a borehole with large capacity.
Gas bottles provide hot water and cooking. The whole property is connected to mains electricity.
The quinta is within walking distance of the village Vale de Prazeres which translates to the Valley of Delights/pleasures! The village benefits from a restaurant, many cafes, bakeries, stores, chemist, cash point and post office.
The market town of Fundao is 10 minutes drive away with a huge market on Mondays, many supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants.
The area is incredibly beautiful with many mature cork oaks, mountain walks, diverse wildlife and is a wild flower paradise through late Winter and Spring.
An incredibly abundance of wild mushrooms are harvested in the immediate area through Autumn, Winter and Spring including chanterelles, porcini, black trompettes, Amanita caesarea, Amanita ponderosa, morels, hedgehog mushrooms, charcoal burners, terfezia truffles, saffron milk caps etc etc. These are available to buy at local markets or forage for yourself if you have the experience and knowledge.
The Serra Gardunha mountains give protection from the Northerly winds creating a natural microclimate allowing the potential to grow subtropical fruits including avocados that are being successfully grown locally.
Another house and land are for sale separately that adjoin this property. The granite building is under renovation with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open plan lounge/kitchen/diner and a large veranda to the front. The house is ready for tiles, plastering and then kitchen and bathroom fittings.
Electricity is connected and a borehole for potable water.
Independent access down a well made track.
The fittings are in place for air conditioning units, dual solar/electric hot water system, electric shutters and a chimney ready for woodburning stove.
Land area is 4000 m2 with an abundance of olives, vines and fruit trees including a citrus grove, apples, loquats, pears etc.
An old vineyard with cork oaks and an olive grove of 4600 m2 can also be included if these two properties are purchased together.