Fantastic 4 Level House (AL), Forest Location
The house sits in a rather magical, secluded and tranquil location yet only10 minutes from the town of Tábua, 50 minutes from Coimbra and less than 2 hours from Porto airport. Currently operating as an Alojamento Local (AL), the house consists of a mixture of traditional and new and currently has 5 bedrooms in use. The main living area has a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, utility room, bedroom with additional mezzanine level and terrace. In addition there is a separate 2 bedroom duplex apartment and a studio. The property also benefits from an additional outbuilding for craftwork and wonderful flat garden areas, incredibly private, with traditional and rich Portuguese forest areas. The house currently serves as a retreat surrounded by an area of flat lawned spaces, trees and hammocks.
The access is via a short track from a tarmac road where you will pass an additional stone ruin on an urban plot that could be developed for further, independent accommodation. There is also a double carport and workshop.
The property is off grid with an abundance of water from various mines and a well and has a superbly installed high end solar system.
The main house is entered via a modern recently fitted kitchen, from here you will find the entrance to the original house. Entering the hallway, to the left is a large modern bathroom and to the right you will find the large utility room (original kitchen) and access to the double bedroom, with additional mezzanine level with multiple uses. In this cottage section of the house you will also find the original bathroom, one of three. The hallway opens into a generous lounge with a large wood burning stove and doors opening to a gorgeous south facing terrace overlooking the gardens and forest areas. A separate entrance at the front of the house provides access by a lovely internal stone staircase to the apartments. Here you will find a great 2 bedroom duplex apartment with fully fitted kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower. The apartment also benefits from its own south facing terraces, again looking over the gardens. A further staircase takes you to the large 2nd bedroom where you will find yet another, gorgeous independent terrace overlooking the treetops and garden. the apartment currently sleeps 5 people. At the lower level of the house is a further studio space. The house is currently utilised as separate accommodation units (AL) and a retreat, but could also be used as a large family house if desired.
Outside the main house you will find a nice shaded pergola for the hot summer days. The beautiful terrain is incredibly tranquil and with an abundance of different trees, including a large palm tree which provides a tropical feel. In addition to the beautiful woodland there are an abundance of fruit trees, including apple, orange, cherry, fig and plum. There are also vines producing a delightful homemade grape juice and plentiful olive trees to produce your own olive oil. There are large lawned spaces for relaxing and various flat secluded hidden terraces amongst the forest that would lend itself to cabins, caravans or yurts for example, providing additional accommodation or yoga/meditation areas. It should be noted there is a separate access from the road to the land that could be utilised away from the house.
Once relaxing in this delightful setting it is hard to imagine you are only less than a 10 minutes drive to Tábua. In the area you will find many activities for mind, body & soul.
All in all, this gorgeous, secluded property can provide multiple lifestyle or income opportunities and really should be viewed to fully understand the magical setting.