This majestic 8 bedroom manor house for sale in Alvaiázere, Estremadura, Portugal is an outstanding example of a “Casa Portuguesa” concept designed by the renowned Portuguese architect, designer, architectural theorist and writer, Raul Lino. Built in 1948, this magnificent residence sited on a plot of 5 hectares of fertile land boasts 750m2 of living space, with a further 240m2, 266m2 and 176m2 in its annexes.
The mansion features hardwood doors imported from Mozambique, hand painted ceramic wall and floor tiles, parquet flooring with 3 different hardwoods, stone window and door surrounds, central heating, original fireplace, hand painted "Viúva Lamego" ceramic tiled murals and mature gardens. Access to the property is through the imposing wrought-iron double gates that open onto the drive to the front of the property.
The ground floor comprises stairs to 1st floor, central corridor, office, hall, wine cellar, bathroom, two bedrooms, laundry and rear stairs to land/gardens. The first floor is the main living area which contains the entrance hall, open-plan lounge and dining room, original kitchen, study, south-facing sun room that overlooks the gardens, two bathrooms, four bedrooms, utility room, corridor and internal staircase that leads to ground and second floors. The second floor, once the servants quarters, has a bathroom, sewing room, central corridor, two bedrooms and storage rooms that could be converted into extra bedrooms or living areas.
In addition to the main residence, there is a part-restored farmhouse, animal shelters, stables and 2 barns located approximately 100 metres away. The gently sloping land has many fruit trees, as well as olive and walnut trees close to the farmhouse and gardens, with water sourced from a water mine and two wells for irrigation.
The property has easy access to the A13 motorway, which is only 5 minutes away and links the main motorway network. The medieval town of Penela is 15 minutes north and the Knights Templar city of Tomar is 20 minutes south. Coimbra, which was once the capital city of Portugal is 35 minutes north, while the large coastal resort of Figueira da Foz is further down the River Mondego.
This majestic property would make an ideal family home, exclusive hotel or retreat. Perfectly situated and with endless possibilities, it is an incredible opportunity not to be missed!