This property has now been sold
In the heart of the National Park, 200m from the breathtaking waterfalls of Fraga Da Pena, Casa Diana is light, spacious and full of character and charm. With 100m of river frontage and located just off a quiet mountain road it offers luxurious off grid living in an ideal loaction.
Asking price: 195.000 euros
Uniquely situated 200m from the breathtaking waterfalls of Fraga da Pena and tucked off a quiet mountain road, the beautiful, light and spacious ‘Casa Diana’ is for sale in ‘Happy Valley’ Benfeita,
Nestled in the heart of the Mata Da Margaraca National Park, within the thriving community of Benfeita, Arganil, Casa Diana is a large schist house, separated into two self contained, spacious apartments which have been lovingly renovated to a high standard. With views over a meandering valley of terraces and chestnut woodland and land bordering 100m of river which runs all year round, the house offers luxurious off grid living in an ideal location.
The property offers very easy access and parking for two vehicles. It’s surrounding patios offer sun or shade throughout the sunny months and the thick stone walls make the houses cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. The circular kitchen garden provides an enclosed flat area and the cobbled courtyard garden offers a secluded haven accessed by the lower apartment. It’s bespoke kitchens, chestnut doors and windows all add to it’s unique charm and character.
Casa Diana benefits from solar and hydro electricity and water is heated by the sun, Morso woodburning stoves and additional gas connection. There is wood powered central heating and the houses’ close proximity to mains electricity makes connection to the grid an easy option should you wish.
This is a real treasure of a place and will make a very special home in a magical setting.
House Construction: Stone
Roof Construction: Wooden beams and stone tiles (Schist)
House-insulation: Thick stone walls
Roof-insulation: Rock wool and silver insulation
Window-construction: Chestnut wood
Heating-house:Wood Central Heating
Heating-water:Solar and wood with additional gas connection
Electricity:Solar and hydro electricity
Food-production:one hectare of terraced land with chestnut woodland and other native trees. Some olive trees. Close to house is a circular kitchen garden for vegetables.
Income possibilities:With two apartments, one could be lived in and one could be let out. Roadside access offers perfect opportunity to have shop/gallery etc.
Owners opinion on sustainable features:Hydro and solar electricity, water from the river. Within the thriving transition community of Benfeita
Other:The property sits at the head of ‘Happy Valley’ a thriving community with adventure playground and natural education centre.