Years of painstaking labour and fine attention to detail have been invested in the restoration of this fine 19th Century country home, which sits within extensive grounds of fruit orchards and woodland on the edge of the picturesque village of Pico de Regalados.
The result is a faithful representation of the property’s original style and an exquisite blend of contemporary architecture and traditional features that would make it more than worthy to grace the pages of a stylish homes magazine. Reclaimed windows occupy alcoves within thick walls, adjoined in the bedrooms by the charming stone seats so typical of the era in which the house was first built. Pitched wood ceilings and original stone fireplaces catch the eye and yet at the same time are seamlessly interwoven with features and fittings of the most up-to-date design.
In addition to this quality and elegant design, it is perhaps the delightful feeling of spaciousness that flows throughout the building that creates such a sense of grandeur within this beautiful home. Each room is generously proportioned; all bedrooms are adjoined by their own smart bathroom and in the master suite a wall made entirely of sliding shutters can be opened up so that the wooded garden seems to be incorporated into the room itself.
Outside and to the front of the house is the swimming pool, which sits amidst a lawn and wood decked terrace and looks out across the property’s well stocked orchard garden towards a pleasing rural scene of gently rolling hills. In the other direction, a quintessential church tower of ornate white and grey rises above rooftops and foliage to signal the proximity of the village, the centre of which is just 800m from the house and offers a bank, chemist, supermarket and a range of typical restaurants. The larger town of Vila Verde is a ten minute drive to the south, whilst the lovely dune-backed sands of Esposende and its neighbouring coastal villages are just under an hour away by car.
Upper floor: Entrance hall. Sitting room with door to terrace. Double bedroom (continental double) with Juliet balcony, door to terrace, TV and en suite shower room. Double bedroom with TV and en suite shower room. Landing. Master double bedroom suite (continental double) with sitting area, TV and en suite shower room. Central heating throughout the house. Wi-Fi.
Lower floor: Kitchen/dining room (microwave, dishwasher) with doors to covered barbecue terrace. Cloakroom. Living room (TV, DVD, CD) with door to garden.
Outside: Spacious grounds of lawns, terraces and extensive orchard of fruit trees. Washing machine. Covered dining terrace with in-built barbecue. Table tennis. Badminton net. Poolside shower. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with side Roman steps.