Great opportunity to purchase a unique 3 bedroom cottage (extra study/4th small bedroom) on the boundaries of the castle neighbourhood of the historic town of Penela. This cottage has an additional basement storage room on the back of the property with road access. In the past the property ground floor was used as a shop, hence the 3 doors to the front and 2 title deeds, the property lay-out favours those with rental investment in mind, being a perfect location to explore all the upper central Portugal region which is rich in places of historical interest and renowned for it's extreme natural beauty. However it would also suit those looking for a permanent or holiday home with a ground floor en-suite bedroom and big enough upstairs for the rest of the family when they visit, benefiting from being very close to the picturesque day to day activity in this beautiful town.
The cottage has been restored to a high level of finishing, all external walls have been dry lined on the inside so there's no damp infiltration, the property is connected to mains water, mains electric, municipal sewage, Fiberoptic Internet is available for connection, recessed lighting in reception room. The main entrance to the cottage has 2 half glazed doors and is suitable to be the reception/lounge (15m2), the wooden staircase is on the right at the end of this room providing access to upstairs and past the first door in the end you find to the left a door entrance to the (15m2) en-suite bedroom with direct access to the street via a half glazed door, to the right past the door from the entrance room there is a large (8m2) closet and in front another door accessing a room which could be either a utility room or dining room. From this room which faces southeast to the back of the property, there's a shower room with toilet, bidet and sink.
Upstairs you have a landing hallway which gives access to the fully tiled kitchen on the right, which has a good range of built in base and eye level units and is being sold with the dishwasher, cooker, oven, smoke extractor, and microwave. To the left on the upstairs hallway there's a single aspect bedroom with a Juliet balcony facing southwest, further on the hallway to the left there's another single aspect bedroom, at the end there's the toilet and sink room and to the right past the kitchen there's a small bedroom or study. From the kitchen there's a aluminium stable door which provides access to the terrace balcony which as a pergola protecting the kitchen from direct sun light in the morning. In the basement with only street access and no direct access from the property there's a storage room and the gas bottle cupboard.
*The cottage is situated almost in the centre of the castle town of Penela, this town got its first charter granted by D. Afonso Henrique's (1st King of Portugal) in July of 1137, making it one of the oldest municipalities in Portugal.
*Penela has all the amenities from a modern European town, check this link http://www.cm-penela.pt/tourism/roteiro.html is not a big town but it has many amenities, including a range of shops, a weekly market, banks, post office, café-bars, restaurants, a cinema, internet café, schools (nursery, primary & secondary), modern medical centre, dentists, library, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, sports centre, football ground, karate & kendo clubs, motocross & 4×4 clubs, parasailing, gym, massage & beauty spa, horse riding, and river beaches for swimming and fishing.
*The property has excellent motorway links via the A13 motorway, just 5 minutes away. *Around this area there are typical villages, mills, panoramic views, roman ruins, monuments, etc.
*The historic town of Tomar, which is home to the UNESCO listed Convento do Cristo, founded by the Templars is only 40 to 45 minutes drive from the property.
*Figueira da Foz the beautiful coastal beach is easily accessed in approximately 45 to 50 minutes by car via the IC8.
*All major European high street shopping is available in city of Coimbra the 3rd biggest city in Portugal which is only 25 to 30 minutes drive on the A13 motorway.
*Porto and Lisbon airports are at similar distance from the property, Porto is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes drive and Lisbon approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes by car.