House and self-contained cottage with infinity swimming pool.
Just inland from the local fishing town of Vila Praia de Ancora, a series of cobbled lanes wind their way to the house, which has far-reaching views across a picturesque rural landscape and towards the coast. It is close to the fantastic beaches (<2 km - less than 5 mins drive). The property is located in a very private walled 3-acre garden and vineyard (producing vinho verde, the regional wine).
The main house is a traditional modernised farmhouse, with the accommodation on the first floor - the ground floor provides a laundry room, storage rooms and the traditional wine cellar. There is a well equipped dining kitchen (dishwasher, oven, gas hob, fridge freezer and microwave) with views to the garden and swimming pool with patio doors and juliet balcony. Kitchen also has a wood burner. The spacious lounge has outstanding views to the garden. There are three bedrooms - one ensuite. The main bathroom has a freestanding shower and bath. The house has double glazed windows and doors. The detached cottage is situated across the courtyard from the main house and has a kitchen, bedroom and shower room.
There is broadband internet and cable TV. Hot water is powered by an eco-friendly air-source system and there is gas central heating.
GARDEN: There is a spacious cobbled courtyard with a covered barn area. The property has 3 acres of mature gardens and vines. There are numerous fruit trees including oranges, lemons, chestnuts, walnuts, pear and apples. There is an infinity swimming pool (10m by 4.5m) with air-source pool heater and a patio area under the vines. In the garden there is an outbuilding that could be converted.
The Ancora river is less than 5 minutes walk, with a 'secret swimming spot' for the locals in the summer providing crystal clear waters which is great for swimming.
Local area and getting there: The nearest beaches are less than five minute drive away in Vila Praia de Ancora, where a wide range of shops, restaurants, and a new daily fresh fish market can also be found. It is a lovely area with amazing beaches, not yet spoilt by tourism and typically Portuguese.
The property has excellent potential for holiday letting, with weekly rentals of up to 3000 euros per week.
Eligible for Portugal's Golden Visa (ARI) residency programme.