3 Bedroom Traditional Schist Village House
This semi-detached village house constructed traditionally in schist consists of 3 bedrooms, bathroom, additional ground floor toilet, kitchen diner, large lounge, large balcony, ground floor covered terrace with outdoor kitchen, parking and a lovely landscaped garden. The house is the last of an area of houses in the popular village of Barril de Alva and therefore benefits from fabulous views of the mountains from the garden and a large 1st floor balcony where you can enjoy sun filled days and evening sunsets. The house is a few minutes walk to the centre of the village with its delightful bandstand and nearby to the local shop/café. There is direct access by foot to the beautiful River Alva where you will find a nice river beach and restaurant only a 5 minute walk away. Only 10 minutes from the popular village of Côja, 50 minutes from Coimbra and only 2 hours to Porto airport.
The house itself is accessed by a short driveway to the side of the house and is entered by the groundfloor patio area directly into the kitchen diner. Here you will find gorgeous original slate floors with a nice size fully fitted kitchen with plentiful dining space, you will immediately be drawn to the original features and thickness of the walls. A door to the rear of the kitchen leads into the staircase to the left. Additionally in this level there is a toilet and a room curently set up as a 3rd double bedroom, but that lend itself to other uses.
Up the staircase, on the first floor there the large open living space with wide sliding doors providing lots of light and access to a family sized balcony where you can sit, relax and take in the wonderful south facing views over the gardens to the mountains. There is also access to the balcony by external stairs to the side of the house. Also on the first floor there are two further good size double bedrooms and and a bathroom.
The outside space provides a lovely covered terrace at the rear of the house, this is south facing and provides respite from the hot summer sun. Here you will find an outdoor kitchen area with BBQ and also a shed for storage. Access to a lower level takes you to a small but gorgeous landscaped garden where you will find a gravelled area with beatiful trees and planting, this area is almost tropical with yukkas, flowering bushes and a fig tree. There are additional seating areas in the garden, a pergola and a further covered seating area.
Overall, this is a quaint village house with a peaceful outlook in a popular location, rarely available and offers a relaxing lifestyle with the river and ameneties nearby