This amazing property offers a unique opportunity to start an Eco-Tourism business, in a Covid safe location. Portugal currently has very low infection rates, inexpensive housing, cheap cost of living, and rising property prices.
A “Casa do Campo” is a rural tourism licence, which means that you can earn an income whilst living sustainably Off-Grid.
The best thing about Quinta do Arco-Iris is that you cannot see another property from the land, there are amazing south facing views of mountains and forests. Rush hour traffic is the bee man tending his hives, and the occasional flock of sheep.
There is a lake only 11 km away, where there is a range of water sports, a marina, restaurants and bars, plus the Mondego river is a half hour walk away. There you will find secluded driftwood beaches, and the odd fisherman.
The property is 3 hectares, much of it is flat meadows, mostly terraced with local stones. There are Granite outcrops, and forested areas. The trees include Oak, Pine, Eucalyptus, Olive, Hazelnut, Cork Oak, plus Peach Apple, Plum, and Fig.
There is a 12 panel 48 volt 5 KW system solar system, with a brand new back up 7,000KW generator. The water is pumped up from the mine, filtered, treated, and pumped to all possible living accommodations.
Casa Rosa, the main house is currently being extended to include 2 bedrooms, and bathroom and lounge/reception room. This is due to be completed in October 2020, the project will then obtain the licence to trade as a Casa do Campo.
This additional building could be used as separate rental accommodation, or as part of the main house. The original granite part of the building is over 200 years old, there is an oak fitted kitchen, the solar room upstairs has doors and windows to all four sides, allowing great views of the forest. The newly completed balcony is party sized at 6m x 3.6m , underneath is the shower room/utility room, with a separate room housing the 8 Rolls batteries for the solar system.
Hazelnut Lodge is a purpose built 2 bedroomed chalet, designed for use by people with mobility issues. The bathroom has all of the correct adaptations for wheelchair users, the property is ramp accessible, the doors are sliding, and all electrical points are at accessible height, as per building regs. It is very difficult to find holiday accommodation suitable for people with mobility issues. The chalet has been rented out, achieving a good income.
Lavender Barn is a granite and brick building with electric and water connected. There are double glazed sliding doors and windows. Inside is a set of wooden stairs to a mezzanine floor. This building has its own separate road, and could be renovated and rented out.
South Park is where the 4 berth caravan is located. It has a cooker, fridge and heater, plus shower and chemical toilet. This has been used for “Workaways” to sleep in, there is electric and water supplied. This also has its own gated entrance.
The village is a 10 minute walk, the nearest town of Tabua is 7km. The IP3 is a 10 minute drive, and the local train station, Santa Comba Dao, is 5km way.