||Property in Central Portugal
Property Type: Restored xisto house
Nearest Town: Arganil
Location: Relvas da Teixeira
House area: 117.2m2
Services: Water, electricity, fossa
Description of property:
A beautifully restored xisto cottage located in the picturesque village of Relvas da Teixeira in Central Portugal.
The cottage is situated on the side of the hill with wonderful views over the mountains. The main entrance to the house is on the first floor. Here there is a smart fitted kitchen with a tiled floor, double sink, and beech-wood cupboards and work surfaces. The TEKA stove has electric oven and hob and the water is heated by a boiler. The roof of the property is insulated, the ceiling is made from chestnut with exposed beams and the walls are of exposed and varnished xisto. To one side of the kitchen there is a bathroom with walk-in shower and on the other side there is a bedroom with a terracotta tiled floor with a door to a veranda with superb views. All the windows of the house are double glazed with wooden shutters. A flight of wooden stairs leads from the kitchen to the spacious 2nd bedroom on the floor above that could also be used as an office or living-space. Another flight of stairs leads down from the kitchen to the living-room on the ground floor which has a terracotta tiled floor and exposed beams in the ceiling, a wood-burning stove (still needing to be fitted) and a door to the outside. The kitchenette next to the living room has a tiled floor, double sink, hob and water heater. A door opens from the kitchenette to the path outside, and to the side of the house there is a terrace with chestnut guard rails and a xisto floor. The property is situated close to the xisto village of Fajão, where there are 2 general stores, a café and traditional restaurant. Just 2 minutes from the natural swimming beaches and fishing spots of the river Ceira and 20 minutes from the Barragem de Santa Lúzia, this cottage would make an excellent holiday retreat in the mountains.
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