||Property in Central Portugal
Property Type: Restored xisto quinta
Nearest Town: Coimbra
Location: S. Frutuoso/Gazel
House area: 74m2
Description of property:
A restored riverside quinta just 5km outside the city of Coimbra in central Portugal. Now reduced for a quick sale.
The property is just off the N17, extremely convenient for the amenities of the city, but well-hidden from the road in a rural location by the river Ceira, with its own river beach.
The property is built on xisto-walled terraces on the side of the valley, newly-paved with slate. On the topmost terrace there is a store-room with wonderful views over the valley, that could be converted into further living accommodation. Steps lead down to the main terrace, where there is a paved outdoor kitchen area with barbeque and bread oven. To one side of this area there are double gates that could give vehicular access. The main house, to the other side of the terrace, opens into a newly-renovated kitchen with tiled walls and floor, fitted cupboards, worktop and fireplace. The kitchen opens into the living-room with a wood floor and ceiling, wall alcoves, and windows overlooking the valley. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to a landing, off which there is a fully tiled bathroom with a wood ceiling and natural light from the external window, a storage cupboard, and a bedroom with a wood floor and ceiling. Below the main living accommodation there is a storeroom built into the natural rock, with a slate floor and a wood ceiling, being made into another bedroom. A path leads down to the picturesque river beach, where there is a levada that was used to power the old mill, waterfalls and a swimming area. There is also an area for cultivation, irrigated by water from the river. The property would make an excellent permanent home for anyone wanting to enjoy the quiet and privacy of the countryside, yet within minutes of all that Coimbra has to offer, or a holiday home that is quick and easy to access from both Lisbon and Porto airports.
N.B. Anyone wanting a finished property, ready to move in, can specify exact details to the owner who has already project managed several rustic properties in the region.
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