||Property in Central Portugal
Property Type: Riverside quinta with guest cottage, stables and land
Nearest Town: Arganil, Pampilhosa da Serra
House area: 492m2 + 37,50m2
Bedrooms: 3 + 1
Rooms: 5 + 2
Services: Water, electricity, telephone, ADSL
Description of property:
An impressive restored quinta situated next to the river Ceira, with a large area of level land, stable block and guest cottage.
The main house and guest cottage are accessed by a wide xisto-paved driveway that sweeps down to and around the side of the property, and up to the porch and steps leading to the main entrance. On the ground floor of the house is a spacious living-room/kitchen with a tiled floor, fitted oak cupboards, granite worktops and a breakfast bar. A large wood-burning stove provides ample heat, and there is also the option of using diesel-powered central heating. The deep stone walls of the property are fully insulated, and the windows are double-glazed. Off the kitchen there is a large pantry with a tiled floor and exposed stone, and also a WC/laundry room housing the washing-machine and tumble drier. A door from the kitchen opens into the spacious workshop/garage. Stairs from the kitchen lead up to the living-room on the 1st floor, which has a wood-burning fireplace and a large ceiling-fan, and a door that opens to a veranda with a wrought-iron balustrade, that looks out over the valley and the river. A door leads from the living-room into the master bedroom, that has double-depth fitted wardrobes, and access to the veranda. The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, corner jacuzzi bath, double wash-basin, heated towel-rail and radiator, and a window looking out over the river. There are 2 further double bedrooms, and a wet-room with shower. Stairs lead up to a large attic space, that has electricity and TV points as well as pre-installation for radiators, with the option to be converted for further living accommodation. Outside the house there is a barbeque and terrace with views down the valley, and a few metres from the house is a delightful flagged sitting area with hand-made table and benches, lit by electric lamps and surrounded by fruit trees of different varieties. The land, that borders the river, is almost completely level, and has had no chemicals used on it by the present owners. There is also a stable block comprising 2 large stables and a donkey stable, feed store and chicken coop, and adjoining fenced yard, plus a fenced paddock.
The xisto guest cottage is a charmingly converted store-house, with exposed xisto interior walls. The kitchen/living-room has an open fireplace and 2 casement windows with shutters, and a terracotta tiled floor. The kitchen area has fitted cupboards and a marble work-top and all appliances. Access to the bedroom and bathroom on the lower floor is by external stairs. The double bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, a terracotta tiled floor and exposed xisto walls, and the en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower. Outside there is a flagged patio and terraced garden area, enjoying views down the valley and up to the crags behind, and easy access down to a deep natural swimming pool in the river, just a few metres away.
The entire property is supplied with 3-phase electricity (the maximum available) and the houses enjoy a fresh spring-water supply. Irrigation for the land is from the river via a sprinkler system. Quinta da Mata would be ideal for anyone looking for a property to keep horses, develop a small-holding, or wanting to establish a rural tourism project or B&B in a peaceful riverside location in central Portugal. The nearby village of Fajão has a café-bar and store, and the amenities of Arganil and Pampilhosa da Serra are 21km and 25km distance respectively.
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