Torre do Castelo
NEW PRICE: €450 for the rental of the self-contained lower ground floor
Self-contained 150m2 lower ground floor, with own kitchen, bathroom, huge bedroom, 3 external doors (2 patio) and huge living room. Furnished. It has MEO Sat TV and fibre-optic internet, washing machine, oven and dishwasher, all included. Gas hot water, wood-burner and electric storage heaters for heat.
COMPLETE HOUSE DESCRIPTION
Large modern four to six bedroom detached house situated between Ansião and Penela.
Torre Do Castelo is a large, interesting house with turret feature and has four/six bedrooms including a separate one bedroom apartment which could be rented out and has a total area of 433m2. It has plenty of land designated as urban for a large pool.
It is situated in the small village of Venda das Figueiras which has a small café and is walking distance from Avelar which has shops, banks, schools and a hospital. Venda das Figueiras is also midway between the towns of Penela and Ansião which have weekly markets and everything needed for day to day living.
The house which is of double skinned construction was built 14 years ago and has recently been updated and upgraded by the current owners who have spent around 50,000 euros on the improvements which include:
- New three chamber septic tank
- Gas boiler to heat the hot water
- Large insulated hot water storage tank
- Electrical upgrade to 10.35 KVA 45 Amp
- 4 large electric storage heaters
- 2 x 12kw inset log burners
- New borehole pump
- Irrigation sprinkler system for both front and back garden fed by the borehole
- Insect screens on all windows and patio doors
- Fibre optic internet connection
- New granite kitchen on ground floor
- Grupeme call centre connected burglar alarm
The house comprises of:
- L shaped lounge 6.7m x 4.1m max
- Dining room/ bedroom 6 4.14m x 3.31m
- Study/bedroom 5 4m x 2.88m
- Black Granite Kitchen 4m x 3.41m
- Marbled Bathroom 3m x1.65m
- Bedroom 1 4.1m x 3.6m
- Bedroom 2 4.25m 4m
- Bedroom 3 4.12m x 3.30m
- Marbled Family Bathroom 3m x 1.65m
- Corridor with window and door onto turret roof patio.
Lower Ground Floor (House is 2 storeys at front, 3 at back) or Separate apartment
- Large lounge 9.75m x 5m
- Bedroom (4) 5.11m x 4m
- Marbled Granite Kitchen 4.8m x 2.96m
- Marbled Bathroom 2.36m x 3.1m
- Has its own patio doors (2) and kitchen external door
- Stairs lead down from ground floor. Can be blocked off if required.
The house is approached via a stone pathway leading to the front door which opens into a good size hallway with tiled floor. From the hallway there are doors to the lounge, study (bedroom 5), kitchen, dining room and bathroom. Marble staircases lead to the upstairs and also down to the separate one-bedroom apartment.
The property had double glazed windows with shutters and insect screens on all windows.
It has mains high potency electricity, water and telephone connected and a fibre optic internet connection. Drainage is via a new 3 chamber septic tank.
There are glazed hardwood doors into the large L shaped lounge, it has a tiled floor, stone fireplace with 12 kw inset log burner and there are two sets of patio door leading onto a veranda overlooking the front garden.
There are two decorative polished stone pillars which add character to the room but could be removed if necessary. There is a glazed door leading into the kitchen which also has a tiled floor and is fitted with a good range of base units and wall cupboards and granite worktops. There is an electric oven and gas hob with extractor fan over. The kitchen has double doors leading out onto a balcony overlooking the rear garden. The dining room has a polished hardwood floor and a cupboard and could be a sixth bedroom. It has a window looking out over the rear garden. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, a stone vanity unit with inset basin, wc and bidet. It has full height tiling with an inset mirror above the vanity basin and a tiled floor. The study has a polished hardwood floor and benefits from a rounded feature wall with window and views over the front garden.
Stone stairs lead past a large feature window on the half landing to the first floor where there is a door leading out onto the turret with VIEWS over the surrounding area. The landing and all three bedrooms on this floor benefit from polished hardwood floors and two of the bedrooms have built in wardrobes. Bedroom one has double doors leading onto a balcony which overlooks the front garden. There is a good size family bathroom which has a bath with shower over, a stone vanity unit with inset basin, wc and bidet. It has full height tiling with an inset mirror above the vanity basin and a tiled floor.
The separate apartment is situated on the lower ground floor and can be accessed from the rear garden or from stairs leading down from the hallway of the main house. The whole apartment has tiled floors. The kitchen has a good range of units and cupboards with granite worktops and a sink unit with double bowl and drainer.There is a gas hob and electric oven. In the kitchen there is also a STORE cupboard which houses the hot water boiler and water storage tank. There is a door to the back garden and double glazed doors leading into the large lounge/dining room. The lounge/dining room has a feature fireplace with 12kw inset log burner and double doors leading to the back garden.
There is a large bedroom which also has double doors leading to the back garden. The bedroom benefits from a fitted wardrobe. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and an enclosed screen around the bath. It has a wooden vanity unit with inset basin, wc, bidet and large cupboard. It benefits from full height tiling with inset mirror.
Outside, access to the property is good and via a tarmac road. The property is set well back from the very quiet village road. There are double gates at the front of the property which lead onto the paved driveway which runs down the side of the house to the large paved AREA at the back with access to the very large garage/ store room. There is a further garage/store room and an outside kitchen with BBQ.
The whole of this area is registered as urban and therefore installing a swimming pool is simple.
There is a gate leading to a flat grassed area of around 570m2.
There is a borehole which provides sprinkler irrigation for the garden and could be used to fill a swimming pool. There are a number of fruit trees in the garden including lemon, plum, orange, peach, pomegranate and apple. The rear of the property is fenced. There are pleasant views of the surrounding countryside and the mountains. A croquet lawn to the side of the barn provides entertainment for those long summer days.
The house is very convenient for shopping being situated off a very quiet road that gives access to Avelar and Pontao and thence to the IC3 and IC8 and A13 motorway.
The property is conveniently situated just 10 minutes drive from the A13 motorway which provides fast links to Lisbon and Porto airports. The historical university city of Coimbra is about 35 minutes away as is Tomar. In 2013, the Guardian elected Unesco Heritage city of Tomar with The Convento de Cristo as the most spectacular place to visit in Portugal"... Founded by the Knights Templar, it's a beautiful, mysterious and magical place, wonderful to discover and enjoy.