restored two bedroom stone cottage with walled garden for sale near
Ferreira do Zęzere, central Portugal. The cottage, which is set over
two floors, is situated within the popular village of Avecasta and
has retained many traditional and original features.
The cottage is
connected to both mains water and electricity and the garden is
completely walled. The windows are wooden framed with traditional
style interior shutters and the exterior doors are wooden with
original style door furniture.
The cottage is set
back from a quiet access road amid mature fruit and olive trees. The
main entrance to the cottage leads directly into an open plan
living/dining room and kitchen. This room is tastefully decorated
and has a traditional herringbone terracotta tiled floor throughout.
The room is quadruple aspect and therefore light.
The kitchen area has
a selection of wooden base units with granite work surfaces. There
is a stainless steel under sink. There is space for a free standing
oven and fridge freezer. Within the living room area there is a
large, traditional corner fireplace. Off the dining room there is an
exterior access door which leads to a large covered terrace at the
rear of the cottage. The covered terrace has a traditional style
wooden beamed roof, matching herringbone terracotta floor tiles and
low walls to the garden.
Off the living room
there is a bathroom which has a walk in shower cubicle, toilet,
bidet and vanity basin with granite top and towel rails beneath. The
bathroom has the same herringbone terracotta tiles to the floor as
the rest of the ground floor accommodation.
There is also a
double bedroom to the ground floor, which is accessed off the
covered terrace. The bedroom has a peaked wooden beamed ceiling and
matching terracotta flooring. Adjacent to the bedroom there is a an
additional room, also with a peaked wooden beamed ceiling. This room
has been plumbed ready to be either a service bathroom or a laundry
The first floor
accommodation is accessed via a wooden staircase off the living
room. The staircase opens out into the property's second bedroom.
The bedroom is double aspect with a set of patio doors opening out
onto a wooden Juliet style balcony at the side of the cottage. The
bedroom has a wooden floor and wooden beamed ceiling.
The cottage is set
on a plot measuring 2,140 square metres, all of which is flat and
walled. To the front of the property there is a traditional style
stone wall in 'schist' stone, matching the facades of the cottage.
There are both a vehicle access and personnel gates to the front and
plenty of parking for vehicles on a gravelled driveway area at the
side of the cottage.
gardens are mature and well stocked with a variety of fruit, olive
and Cyprus trees. Mature shrubs including bougainvillea have been
trained along with sides of the cottages. At the rear of the cottage
there is a large, traditional stone drying circle, ideal for
The cottage is
situated in the popular village of Avecasta and although there are
neighbouring properties around the garden is private and the access
road only utilised by local traffic. Avecasta has several cafe bars
and a small mini-market. There is a larger supermarket only two
minutes drive away.
The closest town to
the property is Tomar, which is approximately 15 minutes by car.
Tomar is a bustling market town which boasts a variety of
supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, historic monuments, parks,
sports centres, hospital, bus and train station and weekly Friday
market. Tomar is also home to the UNESCO listed Convento do Cristo,
built in the 12th century by the Knights' Templar.
The smaller town of
Ferreira do Zęzere is around 20 minutes drive from the property.
Ferreira do Zęzere has several supermarkets, restaurants, school,
sports centre and bus station.
The closest airport
to the property is located at Lisbon, which is around one and a half
hours' by car. Lisbon airport is serviced by a variety of low cost
airlines, which operate regular flights into and out of the United
Kingdom and other European countries.