Large 3 Bedroom Apartment with Garden
A large 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat, located in a quiet area five minutes from the centre of Caldas da Rainha. The apartment is in need of updating. The rooms throughout are large. On the main level is a lounge with fireplace and patio doors, a kitchen with pantry and utility area, family bathroom, three bedrooms (master with ensuite). On the lower level is a large open garage area that could be utilized as additional living space or hobby/workshop area and still leave room for off street parking. There is a good sized garden area to the back..
Access to the flat is by way of a short flight of steps that lead to the front door.
The front door opens into an entrance hall that has tiled floors and leads to the main living area of the home and branches off to the bedrooms and bathroom.
The living room is accessed by way of a multi-glazed door. This is a good sized room that features a fireplace, patio doors that open onto the front balcony and tiled floors.
The kitchen features a range of base and wall units with work surfaces that incorporate an electric job and a double stainless steel sink with mixer tap over. There is a built in oven with extractor fan over. There is space for an upright fridge freezer. The kitchen is full tiled. Off the kitchen is a pantry room that provides lots of additional storage. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a family sized table and chairs.
To the back of the kitchen is a door that opens into the utility area where there is a hook up for the washer and dryer. There are steps from here that lead down into the garden.
The family bathroom has a full bath with shower off the taps, a sink set into a vanity unit with a mirror over, bidet and a W.C. The bathroom is fully tiled.
The first of the bedrooms has wood floors, a double sliding window that looks to the front of the property and a bank of built in wardrobes.
The second bedroom is equally spacious, also has wood floors and a double sliding window looking to the side. There are built in wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom has a W.C., pedestal sink and a corner shower unit.
The third bedroom is used as a utility area by the present owner and features wood floors and a double window to the back.
There is a driveway to the side that leads to the back garden area. In addition a set of 3 steps leads from the utility area off the kitchen to the back garden.
At present this area is totally block paved. It is a good size and could make a lovely garden with a little landscaping and TLC.
The flat is located a five minute drive from the main town of Caldas da Rainha. 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.
The closest beach is Foz do Arelho, which is ten minute drive away. The village of Foz do Arelho has several mini markets, cafes, restaurants, bank, hotels, as well as one of the most scenic and beautiful beaches in the area. The beach area is lined with a selection of cafes and restaurants. One one side there is the ruggedness of the Atlantic Ocean and on the other the safety of the Obidos Lagoon, making this a safe beach for families to enjoy. There are many outdoor activities carried out here including wind surfing, kayaking, sailing and other water-sport activities. There is also a sailing school where you can take lessons and rent equipment. A purpose built cycle track stretches from Foz do Arelho connecting to the Estrada Atlantica where you can cycle for miles. There are also fabulous walks that surround this entire area.
A fifteen minute drive and you are in São Martinho do Porto. 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 São 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.
Lisbon and Lisbon Airport are approximately one hour away. A regular bus service runs from Caldas da Rainha to Lisbon.