property type:   Farm
Town:   Pedrógão Pequeno
County:   Sertã
District:   Castelo Branco
Typology:   T2
Status:   Used
Type of business:   Sale
Gross area:   163 m2
Land area:   8150 m2
Energy certificate:   D
PRICE:   160.000   euros
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 Comfortable fully renovated stone house in a private location on a large, terraced plot of land bordered by a stream with lots of water, within walking distance to village centre and the River Zezere.

The house is accessed by a maintained private gravel road from the main tarmac road, also leading down into the valley of the River Zezere in the schist village of Pedrogao Pequeno. At the arrival of the property the track is lined by the natural granite rock face, young citrus trees and passes the cork field. The track  has steps down to the courtyard area and front entrance of the house, shaded by native oak and medronho trees. On the same level to the other side of the house the terrace continues and this is where the large garage with metal doors is located, currently used for storage purposes but could also serve as workshop.

The large upper and lower covered verandas and front of the property can be reached by stone steps. From both verandas there are wide reaching views across the terraced plot and the Zezere valley. From all areas of the property the murmuring of the stream can be heard, the stream runs all year and can be utilized to irrigate the land and as a relaxing, dipping pool for cooling off!

On the ground floor of the property the double glass sliding doors from the veranda leads into a large, fitted bespoke built, fully equipped kitchen with a large window looking out across the property. The kitchen includes (fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher), antique marble sink and ample storage and has a slate floor. Next to the kitchen, there is bathroom with toilet, pedestal sink and window. Turning the corner, there is a large, open living room with a large double glass sliding door to the veranda and to the courtyard. The living room has a rustic look due to the very thick, exposed pointed stone walls and the terracotta tiled floor. In the far corner, there is a log burner with back boiler which supplies the hot water for the radiators of the central heating, distributed throughout all the rooms of the house and the hot water for domestic use.

There are attractive and unusual artisan iron winding stairs from the living room leading to the first floor of the house. To the left, we have a double bedroom with a double sliding glass door to the veranda, which runs the length of the first floor. Coming out of this bedroom, we pass the landing of the iron stairs, and the next door to the right is the family bathroom with shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Opposite the door of the bedroom there is also access to the veranda.  At the end of the corridor we have the second double bedroom, also with double sliding glass doors to the veranda.

The large, veranda has a white painted cement balustrade all around and recently installed, attractive wooden beam and tiled roof. It offers ample space for table and chairs to enjoy the wonderful views, wildlife and relaxing in the sun.

The property is connected to mains electricity and water. It has a central heating system powered by a wood burner and a solar panel that heats all hot water for the property, both systems have electric back up. Meaning hot water is largely free from April to November.

The well maintained, large plot of land is set both above and below the house. It is set over a number of large terraces and boasts a large number of endemic trees including numerous corks, oaks, fruit trees (inc. apple, pear, mulberry, elderberry, fig, citrus, grape vines), medronho and olive trees (producing around 75 litres of olive oil per year), borders a murmuring all-year stream, shaded by large leaf trees.

Just a 1km walk or drive down the road from this property we arrive at the crystal clean waters of the River Zezere, this area is also known as The Enchanted Valley. Here you can slip your boat into the water, fish, swim and hire kayaks. There are also BBQ and picnic areas.

The picturesque schist village centre of Pedrógão Pequeno is only 1km up the road from this property, so within walking distance. There is health centre, coffee shop, mini market, B&B, restaurant, cycle/kayak hire and weekly market. The property is located on the popular N2 route and the Grande Rota de Zezere trail network, where you can follow hundreds of kilometers of hiking and biking trail and also the beautiful dam of Cabril.

The property has excellent access with the IC8 only 2km away from the property allowing easy access to the beaches of the Atlantic around 1 hour away and to Lisbon/Porto airports, both only 2 hours away.

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