This is a beautiful home on the edge of an attractive village on the Silver Coast in Portugal. This is a spacious contemporary home on a lot measuring 10,800m2. It has stunning views over the countryside and down the valley. There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room, large kitchen/dining room. Outside encompasses a swimming pool, patio areas, a lovely cabana for sitting outside, relaxing and enjoying the fabulous views.
The property is accessed by way of a wide driveway that leads to the side of the house.
The attractive entrance hall is wide and light. There is a door to the left that opens into a useful storage area. Further along is a full height glass wall that opens into the owners artist studio. Please note that this room was originally the garage and the new owners could convert this back to a garage if they wished.
The artists studio has full height patio doors to the front and this combined with the glass wall to the hall makes for a lovely light filled area to create wonderful works of art or it could be utilized as a conservatory, second living room, or as said previously it could be converted back to use as a garage.
A further door at the far end of the entrance hall opens into the main hallway leading to the living space. To the right of this hallway is a bathroom area which has a W.C., and a sink set into a vanity unit with mirror over. To the right of the bathroom a further door opens in the utility area where there is a hook up for the washing machine and dryer.
The open plan kitchen and living area has expansive views over the gardens and adjoining countryside right down the valley. The dining area will accommodate a large family sized table and chairs. The kitchen has a range of wall and base units with work surfaces incorporating a gas hob, a 1 ½ sink with draining board and a mixer tap over. There is a dishwasher and built in electric oven and microwave/oven. The kitchen also provides space for an American Style fridge/freezer. The floors are tiled and there are central heating radiators.
The spacious living room is again filled with light from the large patio doors to the front and the landscape window to the side. It has tiled floors, central heating radiators and a pellet burning fireplace.
Stairs lead to the upper level of the home where there is a long inner hall with windows to the back of the house and doors off to the bedrooms and the bathrooms.
The first of the bedrooms has sliding patio doors that open onto the long and wide balcony that runs the full length of the house. There are tiled floors, built in wardrobes and a central heating radiator.
The family bathroom has a W.C., bidet, sink set into a floating vanity unit and a full bath with shower off the taps and a glass shower screen. The bathroom is fully tiled, there is an obscured glass window to the front and there is a heated towel rail.
The second bedroom is spacious, has built in wardrobes in the dressing area and a landscape window to the back. Patio doors lead to the balcony. The floors are tiled and there is a central heating radiator.
The master suite is spacious and well thought out. There are double built in wardrobes that then lead into the ensuite bathroom. The bathroom has a W.C., bidet, sink set into a vanity unit and a large walk in shower. The bathroom is beautifully tiled, has a window to the front and a heated towel rail.
The master bedroom has patio doors to the front that open onto the balcony, a very long landscape window to the side that looks over the “meadow” and the countryside beyond. In addition to the double wardrobes previously mentioned, there are large built in wardrobes in the bedroom itself. The floors are tiled and there is a central heating radiator.
The house sits on a lot that measures 10,800 meters. Much of this is left to nature and the owners have a local farmer that comes in twice a year to mow the undergrowth where the trees are at a cost of approximately 200€.
Immediately off the house is a long, wide balcony with plenty of space to sit and enjoy your breathtaking views over the countryside and down the valley, towards the sea.
The swimming pool has a patio area to the side making this whole outside space a wonderful area to dine, entertain or just relax. A little further along is another patio area and off here there is a beautiful cabana that provides a shaded area to sit and relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Off this space is a brick built BBQ which in turn leads to a meadow like part of the garden which is off to the right.
The garden has been cleverly designed to provide very comfortable seating and entertaining spaces, all of which take advantage of the views beyond.
This exceptional villa is located in a scenic and friendly village less than ten minutes from the beaches at Sao Martinho do Porto and Nazare. It is on the edge of the village so privacy is assured. The property is surrounded by beautiful views over the adjoining countryside.
The town of Alcobaca is a fifteen minute drive away. Alcobaca is a lovely town that is big enough to provide you with everything you need but still small enough to be personal. There are supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, banks, health centres, dentists, a hospital, a beautiful park and all other amenities you would expect from a mid sized town. Alcobaca is word famous for it’s fabulous monastery which is a must see. It is surrounded by streets filled with wonderful old buildings in a variety of architectural designs. There are many cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy the local delicacies. Opposite the monastery is a wide pedestrian area where you can sit and enjoy a wonderful smooth coffee or a glass of chilled vinho while relaxing and watching as the world meanders around you.
There is a twice weekly fruit and vegetable market in Alcobaca where you can buy wonderful and fresh local produce as well as fresh baked bread, cheeses, pulses, beans, nuts, dried fruit, beautiful and colourful fresh flowers, baskets and many other local artisan products.
Sao Martinho is a ten minute drive and is one of the most popular towns and beaches on the Silver Coast. The town itself surrounds the shell shaped bay which in itself provides a safe area for families to enjoy days on the beach with safe swimming. The beach stretches all the way around to the nearby village of Salir do Porto. In Sao Martinho do Porto there are numerous restaurants and cafes that cater to many different palates. In addition there is a pharmacy, supermarkets, several mini-markets, butchers, bakeries, lovely pastry shops, gift and souvenir shops as well as clothing chops and shops with wonderful products for the home and garden. A promenade and cycle track stretches around the whole bay with the cycle track connecting to the Estrada Atlantica where you can cycle for miles. There are also fabulous walks that surround this entire area.
The town of Caldas da Rainha is a 20 minute drive. Caldas has a population of approximately 52,000. Caldas is a lovely town that is large enough to provide all you need while still maintaining a welcoming and vibrant community feel. In Caldas there are an unending array of cafes and restaurants, catering to every taste, including vegan, gluten free and other dietary preferences. Caldas has hotels, shopping centres, cultural centres, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, doctors, dentists, two hospitals, schools for every level. There is also a fabulous centre park where there is usually some form of entertainment taking place. There are often art displays here; once a month there is a fabulous outdoor antiques and flea market that stretches throughout the entire park and makes for a great day out. There is a duck pond in the park where you can rent boats and there is also a children’s play area.
There is a daily fruit and vegetable market in Caldas where you can buy wonderful and fresh local produce as well as fresh baked bread, cheeses, pulses, beans, nuts, dried fruit, beautiful and colourful fresh flowers, baskets and many other local artisan products. There are several cafes directly off the market to enjoy a relaxing coffee while picking up your produce. A Monday market covers a huge area and at this market you can expect to be able to find pretty much anything for the home or garden.
Lisbon and Lisbon Airport are approximately one hour away.