Description

 

Casa da Colina lies 2km from the centre of Ourique within walking distance of the town. It was newly built in 2006, to the specification of the owners.

The house nestles towards the top of Monte Do Frade hill, in the middle of four beautiful, mature oak trees, reported to be over 100 years old. The views in all directions are superb, with the hill on the north side providing excellent protection from the prevailing winds.

 

The house has a lovely patio on each of its four sides, giving a super choice of seating areas according to the weather conditions. On the south side there is an electronic canopy giving protection from the sun, and a set of stone steps leads up to the clothes line. The north side has a sail/canopy, which is removable and very useful in the hot summer months. The west side overlooks the swimming pool, which is approx. 10 metres by 5 metres and includes a circular shallow child’s pool, steps and lighting. The main pool slowly increases to a depth of approx. 2 metres. This direction faces the most amazing distance views and fabulous sunsets. Four double doors with fly screens open onto this patio from the lounge and two of the bedrooms. The east side lies to the front of the house, which has an attractive wooden door with extra security locks and inset stained

glass panels. In the centre of two circles lie an orange and a lemon tree.

Throughout the house all doors and windows have double glazing, locks and fly screens. The back door from the utility area also has a metal security grill for added safety.

 

The lounge is set in an open-plan style in the middle of the house, with dining area, kitchen and utility to the side. The kitchen area includes an electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher and microwave. The cupboards are bespoke, carefully made in local wood with granite work surfaces. The utility is accessed through an arched doorway, housing a washing machine, small freezer and full sized fridge, with overhead cupboards for food.

 

The large master bedroom leads to a dressing area and large en-suite, situated at one side of the lounge, and two further double guest bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms lies to the other side of the lounge. The third bedroom’s en-suite also opens into the hall way for anyone sleeping upstairs to use. (Jack and Jill style). All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.

 

Casa da Colina has a large wood burner in the centre of the lounge which is extremely efficient and heats the whole house. There are also five sections of underfloor heating across the house.

 

The central lounge area is overlooked by a mezzanine, leading to an attractive study area/ bedroom 4/sitting area at one end and a smaller painting/ storage area at the other. Both areas have a beautiful double glazed round window overlooking the countryside.

 

There is a barn to the east of the house which has parking for several cars. It also offers ample storage with a lockable room to one end which has the potential to be converted to an outside kitchen with BBQ area. There is enough wood stored from the land to last several years. The barn has pull down white doors which lock from the inside and a lockable door to the front for access. A magnificent Bougainvillia covers part of the front of the barn.

 

Towards the back of the barn are various fruit trees, pear, olive, peach, plum,  apricot, vines and others. Down a few steps lie four raised vegetable beds, with a shady pergola covered in Wisteria, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Jasmine and climbing roses. It is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the various scents. The majority of the 6.3 hectares of land has been encouraged to be a nature reserve. The fencing surrounding it was completely renewed in 2007. There are many ground nesting birds, and over 160 species have been seen on or from the land. The lack of grazing has allowed many wild flowers and orchids to thrive. There are many Holm Oak and Cork Oak trees of all ages, and in most years the owners have been almost self sufficient in firewood.

 

The cabin ( approx. 6 metres square) was built in 2012 and is situated on the south/west side of the land beside a small lake. It is currently used for bird watching but could have many uses, especially for horses. There are wonderful views of Ourique. Near to the cabin is a wooden bridge across the overflow for the lake.

 

The current owners have not used the full building allowance gained originally, and therefore, subject to planning approval, further development may be possible.

 

 

Address

  • City: Ourique
  • State/county: ourique
  • Country: Portugal, Portuguese Republic

Detail

Updated on May 28, 2021 at 5:02 pm

  • Property ID: BM7042
  • Property Size: 208
  • Land Area: 63500
  • Property Type: House with annexe., Land, Mezzanine
  • Property Status: Sold

Inquire about this property