Located on the edge of the quaint traditional village of Barão with the countryside on your doorstep, this property is perfect for anyone looking to earn an income from their property or for someone needing an extra house for relatives. The houses are only metres apart, yet quite private from one another, with independent entrances. Behind the houses there's a charming, beautifully landscaped garden, with little seating areas and mature trees offering shade. The barn is split into 2 large rooms with a wood beamed roof and even has a little bar area, perfect for big parties!
Both the houses have been beautifully renovated, retaining lots of character. The main house comprises an entrance hall leading to an open-plan kitchen and living/ dining room with under-floor heating. Large patio doors open on to a delightful covered terrace leading to the garden. There's a utility/ laundry room with small extra kitchen adjacent to this terrace, plus a twin set of brick-built BBQ's. There are 2 bedrooms in the house, one with an en-suite shower room, plus a family bathroom with a lovely walk-in shower. The bathrooms also have under-floor heating.
The second house is separated from the first by a gated entrance driveway. It has a similar layout to the main house. The living room/ kitchen has 2 Velux windows (with blinds), flooding the room with lots of natural light and there's a powerful surround sound system in this room also. The living area has a large black granite dining table/ breakfast bar and patio doors to the terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a pantry/ laundry room. There is a log-burner in the lounge for winter evenings. The front bedroom has its own en-suite shower room and there's a family bathroom opposite the 2nd bedroom. The house features the traditional Santa Catarina tiles throughout, adding to its charm.
Behind the house there's a room with an old traditional cooking fireplace, perfect as a little BBQ house. The garden features a little brick summer house with a unique floor design and there are many fruit trees, including almond, fig, loquat, damson, lemon and clementines. There's ample dining space in the garden beside the barn and pretty seating areas within the cobbled patios. Open countryside lies beyond the back wall of the property and this land falls within the 'Rede Natura' zone which is highly protected land which cannot be built on, guaranteeing that those beautiful views will remain.
As the property falls within the village boundary, the construction of a swimming pool is definitively possible and the barn to the rear of the second house can be transformed into a third house or made into a huge extension to the second house if desired. Both the houses and barn can all be extended further, providing a gap of 5 metres is left adjacent to 2 of the boundaries. Only one storey is permitted, but the possibilities are endless for this property. Many properties are not permitted to be altered in any way, so this is a huge bonus.
The village is small and sleepy and has a couple of popular and cheap local cafes. The neighbouring village of Barão de São João just down the road has a good selection of bars and restaurants, as does the nearby village of Budens, which has a large supermarket. The beaches at the lively resorts of Burgau and Salema are within a 5km radius, and the golf courses at Espiche and Santo Antonio are only 3kms away.
If you are looking for an authentic Portuguese property, with potential to make an income from the extra house and possibly even the barn, then this is definitely a property to come and view.