Quinta das Castanhas


Key features:

*        3 Hectres of land

*        Stables 

*        Swimming pool 

*        Games room/bar/art studio


    This imposing 4/5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with magnificent views, stands in some 2.8Ha of land, 5km from the picturesque village of Côja and within walking distance of the local village.

    The access  to the house which is via a cobbled driveway which leads to the entrance doors. Into the house a wide hallway with the main staircase being a feature directly in front. Immediately to the right of the entrance doors is a double aspect study. Next to the study is a winter room/snug with double doors onto the garden and feature double sided log burner with granite surround. Also off the hallway is a w.c (access from utility as well as hallway), a walk in coat cupboard and under-stairs storage. 

  Half glazed double doors to eitherside of the central stairway lead to a spacious living room, Double patio doors in front and at each end of the room give access to the covered veranda. A large granite fireplace with inset double sided log burner is a feature of this room. The dining area leads via a full width archway to an expansive kitchen fully equipped with handmade oak units, large pantry cupboards and central island  giving ample storage and work-space. Work surfaces are in black granite, with a black 1+1/2 sink and drainer, the whole being finished by double range cooker and hood, American style double fridge, dishwasher and microwave all in black. 

    Off the kitchen is a utility room  similarly fitted with matching oak units and broom cupboard, black sink, black granite work-tops and plumbed for washing machine & dryer. Access leads to the downstairs WC, garage and out to the garden. 

   On the upper floor the central stairway leads to a feature octagonal landing area, open full height to a glazed atrium with wide shelved area at ceiling height. The landing is open to a small sitting area  with glazed double doors which lead onto the external upper veranda. The main bedroom  and second bedroom  both have double access views and glazed double doors onto the external veranda. Both have en-suite facilities, the main en-suite featuring a Jacuzzi corner bath with large separate walk in shower. Off the landing are two further bedrooms, a fifth single bedroom  a family bathroom  and a large walk in store room. Access is also given to the roof space via high level doors to either side. The three secondary bedrooms are equipped with full length large fitted cupboards giving storage and hanging space with the master bedroom having a fully fitted large walk in wardrobe. 

    Steps lead down from each side of the tiled veranda to the pool area and on this level there is a fully equipped bar a  games room  and a room currently used as an art studio.  All of these rooms have glazed double doors which lead onto the pool surround, also on this level there is a shower, separate w.c, changing room, storage room for garden furniture and two further under-stairs stores.  

    The pool measuring 13 m x 6 m incorporating pool lighting granite access stairs The pool is run on a fully automated salt water system with PH control.  To the front and attached to the house off the main cobbled area is an large garage  with three roller shutter doors. To the front of this is a covered car port. The grounds (2.8 Ha) which are well planted, are laid to pasture, orchard, formal garden and wildlife areas and incorporate many mature trees (oak, chestnut, pine, eucalyptus) as well fruit and specimen trees. The stables are sited 100 m from the house and include two stables a tack room and a straw store. The stables are wired for electric and are fed by borehole water. 

   Heating is via a combined oil/wood boiler sited in the garage, feeding under-floor heating in the main house and radiators in the bar/games area. Solar water heating is provided from panels situated near the rear entrance. Satellite TV is installed and wired for the major rooms. The house is wired for radio/music throughout. The views which are just one of the outstanding features of this house give open aspect to the Sierra Açor to the South, Penacova hills to the west, Caramulo hills to the North Estrela to the East.