Move-In-Ready Villa near Penela with Pool and Spectacular Views. This magnificent home is privately positioned within the quaint village of Besteiro just five minutes outside the medieval town of Penela, where you will find everyday amenities and many tourist attractions, including the Castle of Penela. A twenty-five-minute drive north takes you to the riverfront city of Coimbra, the largest city of the central district of Coimbra and the fourth largest urban center of Portugal, where there are too many amenities and tourist attractions to list. A forty-five-minute drive west takes you to Portugal's Silver Coast where you will find some of the world's most beautiful beaches. The nearby A-13 motorway offers an easy 1.5-hour drive to both Porto and Lisbon.
This sizeable 397 square meter home was built in 2008 by the current owners and is situated on a 4,230 square meter plot of land.
Entry to the home is through electric driveway gates onto a large brick paver driveway, parking area and walkway leading to the main entrance front door. The main entrance leads into a large open living and dining room with sliding glass doors leading out to the spacious covered upper-level veranda. In the center of this substantial space is a grand four-sided wood burning stove. The dining area is open to the kitchen, which includes granite countertops, countertop to ceiling tile backsplash, abundant cabinetry, double sink, four ring gas stove, double ovens, built in microwave, dishwasher and large side by side refrigerator/freezer with water/ice dispenser. The home's upper level also includes a guest bathroom and an additional room currently being used as a home office. A bright granite stairway leads down to the home's lower level and includes three large bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and built-in wardrobe. Two of the three bedrooms have a built-in dressing table and a sliding glass door leading out to the spacious covered lower-level veranda. This level also includes a large laundry room, which is equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, extra freezer, extra refrigerator, and ample storage. This room also houses the home's solar system control equipment and hot water tank. Tile flooring with underfloor radiant heating is throughout the home, and all windows and sliding glass doors are double glazed with screens and exterior roll down shutters. There is a separate two car enclosed garage with two electric garage doors.
The vast outdoor area includes a large space for parking several cars, a covered tiled front porch, back upper and lower covered tiled verandas, a solar heated swimming pool with an extensive tiled deck, a greenhouse, and an enclosed pool equipment room. The beautiful back garden is within the borders of a traditional Portuguese stone wall and includes a large enclosed storage shed, additional brick paver parking area and walkways, and boasts 22 olive trees, 2 cooking apple trees, 2 eating apple trees, 3 orange trees, 2 lemon trees, 2 cherry trees, 1 lime tree, 1 clementine tree, 1 pomegranate tree, 1 plum tree, 2 walnut trees, 3 pine trees, 2 cypress trees, 1 fir tree, and many other mature plantings/flowers. There are two underground water tanks supplied by runoff water from the home's roof to be used for garden irrigation.
The back of the home faces directly west and offers unobstructed breathtaking views of the Rabacal Valley and mountain ranges beyond. This home's expansive outdoor space offers an extraordinary opportunity to entertain and enjoy Portugal's majestic sunsets.
This magnificent home only needs you to inhabit and enjoy.