Uploaded on Nov 2, 2011
The dream site is in the north of Portugal between the ancient towns of Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima. The property is on the side of a mountain, overlooking the river Lima valley. It has magnificent views both during the day and at night with all the house and street lights twinkling on the other side of the valley. We actually bought the land while on holiday in the area in 2000. We built or six bedroom villa and completed it in 2008, moved in, sorted out the garden, another 5000 square metres, started doing bed and breakfast for customers at our previous locations, for Bird Watchers, Artists, Walkers and the like plus the occasional golfing parties. Now, you have guessed it, we are beyond retirement age, and it is now too much for us. So, anyone out there interested in a very large six bedroom villa with a very good income potential?.
The property, completed in 2008 is of sound construction and still under a five year warranty, consisting of Entrance Hall with spiral staircase to upper floor of two en-suite bedrooms and a lounge. Off of the entrance hall two steps down to sunken lounge with inglenook fireplace. Passage to two bedrooms and one bathroom. Up two steps to dining room with door to study. Continue to fitted kitchen with laundry and toilet off. Further walk in storage. Passage with fitted book shelves with walk in, shelved larder. Further door to master bedroom with two walk in wardrobes. Door to en-suite containing walk in shower, W.C., matching hand basins and a Jacuzzi bath. Passage continues to marble stairs to 6th bedroom. The property has a large double garage with electric up and over door. Outside, a gravel drive approximately 100 metres to electric front gate. There is a large water tank with a pump house, a wooden tool shed. Gas storage is an integral part of the house with outside access. There are Chestnut, walnut, fig, orange, lemon, olive, pear, plum. Peach. Cherry and mulberry trees. The property has natural spring water so no water bills. Current annual property tax (council tax) is 50 euros.The villa, the property of Sheila & Michael Lake, is situated in the village of Sao Mamede in the parish of Lavradas approximately half way between the towns of Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima in the Costa Verde (Green Coast) region of Portugal, north of Oporto and inland from Viana do Castelo. As the regions name suggests, you can expect to find all shades of green in the rolling hills, mountains, forests and fertile valleys. Agriculture makes this the greenest zone in Portugal. The property is approximately 50 minutes from Oporto airport. One hour from Vigo airport and trains run from Viana do Castelo to all of Portugal and connects with the whole of Europe. The ferry port of Santander is about six hours drive away.
The villa is to be sold partly furnished, to include all curtains with fittings, all light fittings, all white goods including washing machine, tumble dryer, dish washer, refrigerator and deep freezer and a Rangemaster model 110 cooker.
Outside, large satellite dish as fitted, TV aerial as fitted, lawn mower and garden furniture and complete BBQ as fitted. A Gazebo is also included. An inventory will be supplied to any serious purchaser. A coastline of unpolluted beaches is 40 minutes drive away, while you can enjoy the countryside with its small farms, estates with splendid manor houses, vineyards, forests of oak and pine and beautiful fertile valleys and rivers. The area is blessed with many fine restaurants from local cuisine to Italian and Chinese.
The main cities in the area are Braga, with its Baroque churches, parks and the extraordinary flight of stairs of Bom Jesus. Guimares, celebrated, with its ancient castle as the birthplace of the nation. Viana do Castelo, with opulent mansions built in Renaissance and Baroque styles and breath-taking views, and of course Porto, the second largest Portuguese city with its 19th century architectural atmosphere and the boast of giving its name to Port Wine. Not forgetting the Magnificent Douro valley with it multitude of vineyards. The National Park of Peneda-Geres, with its wild, dramatic scenery and a rich variety of flora and fauna is in this area.
The local area has a hospital, medical center and several dental practices. There is ample shopping including supermarkets, butchers, banks, bakers, chemists, and post office, hardware and furniture stores. Ponte da Barca has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a leisure center. Additionally, Ponte de Lima has a golf course and an equestrian center. There are churches of various denominations in the area.
The address is:- Sao Mamede, Lavradas, 4980-421 Ponte da Barca, Portugal
For further information the owners can be contacted by telephone on 00351 258488252
Or email email@example.com.