WONDERFUL CHARACTER COTTAGE NEAR TO SAO BENTO, ALENTEJO

SAO BENTO, ALENTEJO

85,000

FREEHOLD

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0920108

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Lower Alentejo

Epc Tbc

ENERGY

RATING

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123

m2

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6.8/16.8

Ha/Acres

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3

BEDROOMS

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UNDER OFFER

This really attractive character Cottage was built in the traditional manner with thick walls and buttresses that have helped so much to retain its structural strength, it has already seen the start of a careful restoration project to preserve the complete character of this charming little gem.  The roof has been thoroughly overhauled and is well protected against the weather although birds keep lifting the cement tiles to remove the bugs and they do not relay the tiles!

This Cottage offers a very sturdy home that is quite surprisingly spacious.  Having the space, land and tranquillity, it may even prove a suitable option for a Yoga Retreat or the like subject to obtaining the appropriate licences.

The accommodation briefly comprises Living Room with original Fireplace, Three further Rooms, Bathroom – renovation started (walls and ceiling sound), Kitchen/Diner – renovation started (walls and ceiling sound) old floor tiling, traditional reed ceilings in good order, old stone feed boxes which are built-in in the living room could be turned into feature fixed seating and there are all sorts of wonderful recesses and alcoves both inside and outside the property.

Outside the Cottage is a small building that has access to the cisterna and other equipment.  There is a large stone built structure that originally was a ‘Smokery’ and further away on the property is a large brick building that was formerly for housing pigs. The property can be approached via two separate gated entrances that leads directly to the Cottage.

The land is rolling countryside with Holm Oak, Olive and Pine trees offering shade, there is a Lake and wonderful views across the countryside. To the front of the cottage is a selection of wonderfully large cacti and the land in earlier years has been terraced for easy cultivation.

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ACCOMMODATION

LIVING ROOM 7.61m x 3.42m (25’ x 11’2”)

A wonderful room with huge oval fireplace and matching log store, arched shelving inset into the wall, large stone shelf, built-in stone Cattle feed boxes and beautiful oval doors to all rooms. There are two windows to the front, tiled flooring and the sloping roof is beamed and cane lined.

ROOM ONE 4.47m x 3.97m (14’8” x 13’0”)

Large room with two windows inserted into an archway to the rear with stone seats either side, a pair of scooped recesses, beamed and cane lined roof and tiled flooring.

ROOM TWO 3.67m x 2.88m (12’0” x 9’5”)

One wall has floor to ceiling ‘pigeon hole’ shelving, a window to the rear, tiled flooring and sloping beamed ceiling.

ROOM THREE 2.90m x 2.68m (9’6” x 8’9”)

Quaint corner entry arched doorway, a second door out to the front of the cottage, tiled flooring and sloping beamed and cane lined ceiling.

KITCHEN/DINER 4.18m x 3.88m (13’8” x 12’9”)

Traditional huge old wood oven, stone sink, stone worktops and shelving, window to side and door out to front. Tiled flooring and sloping painted beamed ceiling.

BATHROOM

Large room with WC, wash basin in vanity unit, corner sunken bath and corner shower cubicle.

OUTSIDE

SMALL DETACHED BUILDING

With tool store, generator store, BOREHOLE and the STONE SMOKERY.

THE LAND

Is lovely as it is as a backdrop to the pretty cottage, however it has plenty of trees for shade and would be ideal for livestock, especially with the former Brick Built Pig Pens and of course the Lake, equally it would be ideal for growing your own fruit and veg and living an idyllic country life.

GENERAL INFORMATION

ELECTRICITY

There is mains electricity to the entrance gate of this property and therefore at most a new owner should only be charged for a connection fee after first having their own electrician supply the cabling from the house to the gate. Currently there is a generator that supplies the electricity to the cottage, which is sufficient for purpose.

LOCAL INFORMATION

The property is freehold with own borehole and drainage is private. The village of Sao Bento is just a 10 minute drive, with, supermarket, cafes and bars, The major town of Serpa has all modern conveniences including Supermarkets, Markets, Health Centres, Restaurants, Bars and many other Leisure Facilities, and is just a 30 minute drive. Spain is also 30 minutes away and there is a lovely lakeside beach at Mina de Sao Domingos just 40 minutes distant.

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Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise that all rooms and any land are measured by you or your appointed solicitor or surveyor prior to purchase. All measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only. It should not be assumed that the property meets all the appropriate legal requirements.

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PROPERTY ID NUMBER

0920108

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