This pretty 2 bedroom house sits in the centre of Espiche with a very pleasant south-facing back-yard, catching the sun all day long. Dating back to the earlier part of this century, the property benefits from the very thick 'taipa' walls that are wonderful for retaining heat in the winter and keeping the property cool in the summer.
A large entrance hall with ample storage space leads into the delightful living/dining room with a traditional cobble stone floor. There is a brand new log burner with a built- in oven, perfect for winter-time roast dinners! Down a step is the spacious kitchen which has been modernised but still retains yet another log burner. Off the kitchen is a lovely conservatory, perfect as a second reception room or a quiet reading room. This has sliding patio doors to the large cobbled terrace with BBQ area and a large storage shed (formerly the chicken coop!). This area is a real sun trap and quite private too.
On the ground floor there is also a small office room, plus the family bathroom and a guest toilet. In addition, there is a pantry cupboard and ample storage space under the stairs.
Beautiful stairs lead from the living room to the 2 bedrooms upstairs in the attic. The principle bedroom is spacious and bright with 2 wardrobes and patio doors on to a balcony with lovely views over the village. The second bedroom is perfect for children and also has access to the balcony. Both the bedrooms are to the rear of the property, so there's no road noise.
The property is within easy walking distance of cafés, mini-markets and restaurants and although there is no private parking with the property, it is normally easy enough to find a parking spot in the street. The very popular beach resort town of Praia da Luz is just over 2km down the road where you will find all other amenities plus a lovely long sandy beach.
For the cost of a 2 bedroom apartment, this property offers so much more in terms of character and a true Portuguese-style home. Perfect for either permanent living or as a lock up and leave, low maintenance holiday home.