Situated amongst 150+ mature cork oak trees sits a private and tranquil partially furnished off-grid home ready to move into.
Hidden 2km from the main road, the peace and solitude is the first detail to greet you as you enter this land. Coming along the driveway, with 120+ year old oak trees towering around you, the breathtaking house will emerge. Originally a chapel from the 1800s, this 45m2 granite stone building has been carefully rebuilt over the past 3 years with hand crafted wooden features.
Entering the house a 15m2 mezzanine with wooden balustrade will catch your eye. The custom designed kitchen with a 4 burner cooktop, oven, cast iron 12kw wood burner, underground storage and granite features are just some of the many charming aspects of this house. The open plan style allows comfortable sleeping space for two double beds. It also comes partially furnished with a refrigerator and a sizeable chest freezer included. Running water and 220v – 240v electricity are already set up – this house is all ready for you to move straight in!
Standing in the doorway facing South you may witness both the rise and set of the sun, as well as view the garden, the greenhouse, the outdoor cooking space, the animal shelter and any approaching guests, all to the permeating sounds of birdsong. You are also sheltered here by a 9m x 4.5m veranda supplying protection all year round. Attached to the west side of the house is a separate bathroom equally as appealing with the use of reclaimed wood and windows. It is complete with a compost toilet, gas boiler shower, low wattage washing machine and an easily accessible tap for (lab tested) drinking water.
Sitting upon 4ha of mixed flat / gentle slopping land consisting of mixed grasses and wild flowers providing plenty of grazing for animals, with good quality soil that has been farmed organically for the past 4 years creating a thriving environment, ready for cultivation.
To the north side of the house you will come across the 2.5m x 2m solar/tool shed. This houses a 2 year old solar system which has been heavily looked after 48v solar system with 3kw Outback Charger / Inverter, Midnite charge controller, 6 x 280w solar panels, 8 x 550ah rolls batteries.
Below the shed is also a back-up 6 kw generator capable of charging the solar system if needed.
On the East side of the house you will find the wood shed with firewood all ready for the cold months in addition to the years of wood ready to be cut.
Past the outdoor cooking / social gathering space (which is a great place to relax and cook with family or friends) you will come to the 25m x 25m fenced off garden area with raised and dug beds all ready for the new owner.
Situated close to the garden is the 4m x 2.5m greenhouse, built almost exclusively from recycled materials, the space and warmth in here will help to nurture your young plants.
Nearby is the 6m x 3m animal shelter, the burnt wood cladding offers not only pleasing aesthetics, but is also fire & rot resistant. The shelter includes a spacious built-in chicken coop, an integrated automated watering system and solar powered electric fencing with the ability to create multiple paddocks for horses, sheep or pigs etc.
The bore hole which supplies the farm with plenty of water can be pumped using solar power into water storage tanks then used in the house & garden with a gravity-fed system. The house features a well maintained guttering for rain water collection and 4 x 1200L water storage tanks.
There is also a large, 3 year old pond for extra water supply if needed.
Parked near to the pond is a large, 9m, fully-equipped caravan that can comfortably sleep 1-4 people. Perfect for visiting friends and relatives or simply for additional storage.
Other features of the land are the young fruit trees including plum, apple, pear, lemon, orange and feijoa; the beehives that are ready to be used; and the cork oak trees that provide plenty of shade during the summer months and an abundance of acorns every year plus are ready to be harvested for cork. For the technically minded – 4G internet reception is available.
You can relax in the outdoor wood-fired bath with a panoramic view of the sun setting behind the mountains to the ambient sounds of owls, frogs and crickets.
Located 10 mins outside the quiet and friendly village of Proença-a-Velha, this small holding has everything you need to get started doing whatever you like, whether it be growing food, farming animals or just relaxing in the quiet rural lifestyle that this place offers. There is plenty of room for expansion. All the hard work has been done, now you can enjoy it.