substantial three bedroom restored village house with
garage, workshop and private garden for sale in Podentes near
Penela in central Portugal. The property, which is set over two
floors, has been restored and provides spacious living
accommodation over two floors though there is scope to convert
further parts of the building to create more bedrooms if
The property is connected to both mains electricity and water
and has a telephone line installed. The property is situated in
the heart of the village of Podentes in central Portugal and is
set back from a cobbled road. The house is accessed via a set of
stone steps which lead to a covered porch. The living
accommodation is currently situated on the first floor and there
are a variety of original and character features throughout.
The house has three good sized double bedrooms, all of which
have wooden floors. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
There is a large open plan living room with exposed stone walls,
a wooden, peak ceiling and wooden floors. The living room, which
is double aspect, has a log burning stove in situ. Off the
living room there is a study area, which is accessed via a half
set of stairs. The study area has exposed stone walls, a wooden
floor and a wooden wall. There is a half set of wooden stairs
which lead up to a spacious kitchen diner. The kitchen diner
also has a peaked wooden ceiling, wooden floor and exposed stone
walls and a log burning stove installed.
The kitchen has a variety of hand made wooden base level units
with a large island unit. The kitchen comes with a gas hob,
integral oven and large American fridge freezer. The dining area
of the kitchen is spacious and large enough to accommodate a
good-sized table and chairs.
Off the kitchen there is an exterior access door which leads out
to a large, balcony at the rear of the house. This balcony has
good views over the garden and to the forests beyond. The
balcony has steps leading down to the garden.
There is also a fully tiled family bathroom, which has a bath,
toilet and pedestal sink. The two en-suite bathrooms are also
fully tiled and have modern style shower cubicles, toilets and
There is a large garage work shop to the ground floor, which is
currently accessed via a large vehicle access door to the front
of the property. Off the workshop there are a further two rooms
which could be converted into additional en-suite bedrooms if
The property also has a conservatory which overlooks the forests
at the rear of the house. The property has a private garden to
the rear which measures 801 square metres. There are a variety
of mature trees in situ including olive and orange.
property is in good decorative order and is ready to move into
though has the potential to make a great bed and breakfast
establishment due to it's size and location being only five
minutes drive from the town of Penela.
property is situated in the village of Podentes, which has three
bakery vehicles visit the village daily (except Sunday). A
friendly (and cheap) cafe/bar and a little shop for basics.
The larger town of
Penela, a quaint market town with market, banks, post office,
cafes, bars, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, cinema (all
films are in English with subtitles-cost approx 4€), is around
five minutes drive.
Penela has an indoor 50 metre pool and a children's pool.
Condeixa, lovely town with fantastic outdoor pools, Intermarche
and Lidl supermarkets, restaurants etc, is around 10 minutes
drive. Condeixa has larger outdoor pools and a cafe. Up in the hills
above Penela you will find the natural lake at Loucinha which is
free to use. There are BBQ and picnic facilities there and a
restaurant which is open in the summer months. At Lousa we have
another natural lake in the hills with a restaurant recognised
as one of the best in the region.
The historic city of Coimbra is only 25 minutes drive from the
The coast is approx 45 minutes easy and picturesque driving.
Figueira da Foz is 45 minutes and is the largest resort in the
Central region. The beach is quarter of a mile from road to shore and has
various cafes and bars halfway between the two. The resort is
really lively in the summer months as the Portuguese holiday
here. Nazare is about 1hr drive. You will also find loads of
unspoilt villages along the coast. We also have an inland beach
at Figueiro dos Vinhos.
There is a nine hole pitch and putt at Quinta da Lagrimas (Coimbra) about 20
minutes away and there is an
18 hole golf course at Curia just north of Coimbra, which is
approximately 45 minutes by car.
The property is situated almost midway between the international
airports of Lisbon and Porto, around 200 kilometres to each.
Both airports are serviced by a variety of low cost airlines
which operate regular flights to and from the United Kingdom.