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€ 645,000

Farm for sale - Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal

594 m²



Which is? It is a farm whose history dates back to Moorish and Roman times. This used to be the meeting place for milling and pressing due to the presence of the weir on the Alvôco river. The remains of these activities are still visible in a number of ways: a 1779 water mill, remnants of a much older, probably Moorish mill with granite sinks for olive oil, mill stones, and so on. The house served as an olive press until about 1960. Since 2005, it has been an attractive AL where people who love nature and authenticity like to stay. The farmhouse consists of a house, a guest house and several outbuildings. The house has a living area of about 246 m², consisting of 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious living / dining room, a kitchen with stainless steel worktops, a large pantry, a dining room and a bathroom. The street-level floor has a spacious bedroom, two office spaces, one with a balcony overlooking the river and a bathroom. Near the house are several outbuildings, a water mill where the corn was ground, with a bread oven under a porch and the ruin of a water mill. The Guest House has 348m2 of total area and consists of two floors with a total of 5 apartments of different sizes. Each apartment sleeps 4 and consists of a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room with a sofa bed and open kitchen. The ground floor is a large space. Underneath is a workshop with bathroom and shower. Outside there is a large patio with several seating areas and an outdoor kitchen with barbecue. The pool house has a sauna with shower and toilet. Around the pool there is a sunbathing lawn. Facilities The property has electricity. There is a 96 m deep hole, but there is also mains water. In addition, two levadas cross the ground. The farm has satellite TV and internet. Both buildings are centrally heated and equipped with solar collectors and hot water boilers. As a back up there is a Combi diesel boiler for heating. The house (energy category A) has double windows, roof and wall insulation and a large wood burning stove (with stove) ensuring low heating costs. AL (energy category AB) has insulated roof and thick insulating walls. Exterior space The property includes a land of over 3,000 m² (but is actually larger) and borders the Alvôco river and the weir several waterways cross the site (levadas). One part is rockery with paved paths. Another part is agricultural land. According to the record, about 1,000 m² of land (including buildings) belongs to the AL, but it is actually larger. This part of the land is used as a space for guests. It is also where the swimming pool (13x7 m) with a spacious terrace and a separate terrace near the outdoor kitchen. Pool water is purified with salt hydrolysis. Specificities This LA is unique in its kind. The Alvôco River is known as one of the cleanest rivers in the region. The water is crystal clear, where trout, otters and many more varieties of fish swim and the kingfisher can be seen. At the back of the garden has a private beach. A little further on is a beautiful river beach that is mostly used by locals and where there is a beautiful bridge from the Middle Ages. Several trails cross the area and Serra da Estrela is a 30-minute drive away. The sale includes the AL filling so that the operation can be continued without interruption. Location This property is located just outside the village of Alvôco das Várzeas and is easily accessible via a paved road. The village can also be reached on foot from the farm via a trail (about 700 m). This village has a café and in summer a bar with a restaurant on the river beach. In Oliveira do Hospital, about 12 km away, you will find all the essential services such as shops, supermarkets, post office, banks, health services, hospital, schools, library, restaurants and weekly market. Coimbra is about 70 km away.



594 m²
Energy Rating
Published on
21 August 2019

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