This outstanding manor house or ”Quinta” dates back to 1601 and is full or charm and period features, set on a stunning large plot of land halfway between Lisbon and Porto. Possibly built for a family descending from the Dukedom of Cadaval; only a viewing can do this property full justice.
The charming house consists of huge spacious rooms, high ceilings and doors, exposed 1 metre thick stone walls and original oak beams, all bathed in lots of natural light. Quinta Das Pedras Velhas is built on a grand scale and comprises of a ground floor of 295 sq metres build, first floor of 195 sq meters and an attic of 145 sq metres with excellent height and a structural floor with two windows and staircase access. Total construction area is 635 sq metres. The first floor has 5 generous bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
The picturesque grounds are all fenced and walled with 3 separate entrances and plenty of parking areas. Amongst the luscious garden one can find a vegetable plot, several buildings for garden implements and the ride-on lawnmower, a walled garden to side of house, and a fabulous selection of fruit trees including apple, orange, lemon, lime, cherry, walnut, olive, pomegranate and pear. The outdoor space offers exceptional views across countryside.
This property offers great commercial possibility and could be used as a small hotel, restaurant, B&B guest house or country business retreat. The current owner has already been approached by a number of businesses who are looking to rent the premises. These contacts could be passed on to any new buyers and the expected rental revenue will be a minimum of €1,000 per month.
There is also great potential to extend and develop. With two gable windows already, the attic floor could be developed into an entire third floor with some Velux or dorma windows. A slight slope in the side garden allows for an impressive infinity pool to be constructed to your taste and design, or perhaps an eco-pool. Planning permission has already been granted to have a 10 x 5 meter concrete pool installed and the vendor is happy to offer the full construction of the swimming pool within the properties asking price.
Outside of the property there are two adjoining outbuildings with 1 metre thick stone walls and new roofs. There is also a courtyard, again with thick stone walls and 1.5 storeys high, which could be cost effectively converted into a separate 1 or 2 bed bungalow.
Immediately up the hill from the property, the neighbours are also keen to sell an additional 18,000 sq. metres of rural land (oak wood) and for an additional costs, this could be negotiated.
•1.5 hours from Lisbon with nearby motorway connection (A13)
•25 mins from Silver Coast main town of Leiria and 30 mins from Coimbra
•10 minute walk (2 min drive) from the centre of the District town of Alvaiazere with its District office, health centre, large police and fire stations and all necessary shops, services and supermarkets.
•The World Heritage City of Tomar is only 15 mins away
•Very close to the river beaches and inland lake of Zezere for fishing and water-sports.
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