Luxury 6 bed villa with separate 3 bed apartment for sale in Santiago de Besteiros Tondela Portugal
Esales Property ID: es5553404
Solar Casal D'Asco,
Santiago de Besteiros,
With its glorious natural scenery, warm climate, welcoming culture and low cost of living, Portugal is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment into this magnificent part of the world.
The Main House, accommodation consists to the ground floor of, entrance hall with steps down to sitting room, a further sitting room with fireplace leads off, a large dining room is found on the left hand side with large fitted kitchen beyond, steps lead down to TV room with fireplace.
Right of the entrance hall is a large formal sitting room with fireplace a door leads through to the Sacristy and beyond the family chapel. Stone steps lead from the entrance hall to the upper floor, a comfortably appointed bedroom suite with sitting room is on the right hand side opposite lies the master suite consisting of study, sitting room beautifully decorated in Chinese style including an antique Emperor's bed, beyond lies the master bedroom and bathroom. Back in the upper hall is a family shower room/wc, a further bedroom suite with pretty sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, and large sunny bathroom including shower and bath.
From the landing doors lead through to the Garden sitting room, with fireplace and double doors into the rear garden. Steps off this room lead to another bedroom suite. From the Garden sitting room doors lead through to a fine formal sitting room with fine antique furnishings, grand piano and fireplace, beyond this room lies a large formal dining room/ballroom.
The second floor is accessed by a wide oak staircase, there are two large suites on this floor.
The Annex, the ground floor has large open plan sitting room with fireplace and fitted kitchen, doors lead off to 3 double bedrooms all ensuite and to the rear a utility room/wc. Above the apartment is the Games Room, well furnished with big feature fireplace, small fitted kitchenette, shower room. Full size snooker table, ping pong, table football.
The indoor swimming pool, is located in a separate building beyond the annex has 'his and hers' shower rooms.
The Gate House is partly restored with new roof but requires finishing.
Formal gardens with ponds and fountains surround the house. A covered private outside dining area links the House to the Games Room.
Restored bread oven.
The land is a mix of pasture (planted with over 1500 new olive trees) and woodland. To the rear of the house the land is terraced with many orange and olive trees. A large stable block is to be found at the far end of the property.
A further barn with planning permission to convert to to a 4 bedroom house and small vineyard.
Very good water supply
ABOUT THE AREA
The District of Viseu is located in the Central Inland of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Viseu.
Best known for its velvety red wines and luscious gastronomic delights, Viseu will entice you with its vibrant folklore festivals, pastoral scenery and plentiful collection of cultural gems.
Roughly half way between Porto and Coimbra, the rural district of Viseu nestles in the heart of the winemaking Dao-Lafões sub-region, a landscape formed by lush pine forests, crystalline rivers and some of the most reputable vineyards in the country.
Across the western border of the district lays the Serra do Caramulo, a 1,075 metre-high (3,500 feet) range known for its fresh mountain water, sleepy schist villages and golden-coloured honey. On clear, sunny days one may climb Caramulinho, the highest peak on the range, to enjoy dramatic views of the distant Serra da Estrela (Mountains of the stars).
You will find the district's prime attractions in its capital - the city of Viseu. Head to the historical Adro da Se square and enter the richly embellished cathedral that stands in its centre. Go to the nearby Renaissance art museum and let your eyes wander from painting to painting and book a wine tour of the Solar do Dao to reward your taste buds with slow-paced sips of this region's full-bodied wine. Also explore the Cava do Viriato, a pentagonal shaped park believed to have once been the military camp of the Lusitanian leader Viriato - a legendary warrior who protected Viseu from Roman invaders long ago.
Try the district's renowned smoked ham and exquisite sparkling wine in the northern city of Lamego and be sure to visit some of its most significant religious landmarks such as the 12th Century Santa Maria de Almacave Church and the Sao Pedro de Balsemao Chapel - the second oldest temple in the Iberian Peninsula.
The hilltop town of Sernancelhe is home to a wonderful medley of lovely manor houses and palaces and is widely known for its esteemed pilgrimage site, the 17th Century Nossa Senhora da Lapa Sanctuary. Three times a year, religious mass's and processions are held to honour this local saint - an age-old tradition that continues to attract large crowds of faithful pilgrims from all over the country. To discover typical homes constructed from schist stone, visit Aldeia da Pena and Aldeia da Povoa Dao, picturesque villages that exemplify the medieval influence that still remains in many parts of the district today.
* Beds: 9
* Bathrooms 7
* 800 m2 living space
* 20000m2 of land
* Private Pool
* Private Parking
* Includes Stables, 2 fuel stores, garden kitchen, under pool storage
* Private Garden
* Massive potential in the rental market with guaranteed returns
* Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
* Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
* Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Portugal
* Many excellent sports facilities, fishing, walking and cycling areas nearby
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