Equestrian farm in holidays area
in the countryside, Covilhã.
Located in the middle of the countryside, 4 Km from the city of Covilhã, in the foothills of the grandiose Serra da Estrela where the highest point of continental Portugal (2000 m) and winter sports in the snow are almost mandatory to practice. This 11.5 Acres (28.5 Acres) property, with good access roads (2.5 Km) of paved road, and is planned the construction of a roundabout which will reduce this distance for about 500 meters, is at the centre of a champaign area, on a gentle Hill facing South, where you can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets with 360 degrees unobstructed views, the Quinta is fenced all round, having double gates at each end, connected by an inner dirt road with plenty of space to park cars , trucks and trailers. It has two registered buildings, a rustic traditional ground floor stone house, divided into two sections, one with 100 m2 interiorly renovated recently, another with 80 m2 in need of restoration and also a masonry 2 floors house where the Equestrian Facilities are, built in 2005, with 5 stalls, 5 Boxes, bathing area, tackle area, hay storing for the animals and a full bathroom in the second floor of approximately 150 m2 in open area currently used for storage of Hay reserves to the less fertile times. This area can easily be converted into 5 Ensuite Bedrooms for guests, which may bring a motivating income in being rented. (Projects subject to approval by the competent authorities).
The property access is via a 2.5 Km unpaved road in good conditions off the tarmac road, with magnificent views of the surrounding area and the Mountains.
With mobile network coverage, mains electrics, internet network, just outside only missing to connect, all it needs to be connected with the outside world are provided if essential, because the site mainly invites the full bond with nature and to enjoy the free wonders that offers, at the moment the power is guaranteed through a solar panel and batteries.
This wonderful property has about 9 Ha in rest land currently used for grazing for the animals that roam freely through the Quinta as it’s totally fenced all round so allows it, has another internal fencing in the housing area to ensure gardens without intruders.
Equestrian activities are an excellency preference in this region and this farm meets it’s conditions with great advantage for those who want to, or prefer country life with the advantage of being able to create a local business of tourist accommodation and so being able to create local wealth and personal fulfilment.
With 9 natural springs throughout the property, and 90,000 m2 area of cultivation/grazing, there are three lakes, one with 20 m x 40 m that with underground irrigation feeds easily around 50,000 m of the cultivation area (12.3 Acres) and two smaller ones, a well in the upper part of the property that with no effort feeds the Equestrian facilities.
There is lots of fresh water for consumption throughout the farm all year round.
There is a stone traditional ground floor country house that is divided into two distinct areas, one of about 100 m2 recently renovated with new roof and a mezzanine floor where you can have more peace of mind. The adjacent stone house with about 80 m2 that needs full restoration despite the external walls are in reasonable conditions.
With ideal conditions to join friends and family in rural nature and create unforgettable moments of joy and fun along with all Al- fresco meals you can keep up. There are plenty of shady places where you can read a good book or make an outdoor meal without even having to get out of the property as the pine forest with approximately of 5000 m2 in one of the ends, or the external rustic kitchen.
There is also the two floors House, with 5 bays, 5 boxes, bathing area, tackle/harness area, food storage for the animals and a complete bathroom, which also has a fabulous porch where you can do a wide variety of events, from meetings to outdoors meals.
Life without pressure or stress of big cities, far from the confusion but close to everything, living quietly in the fullness of what this opportunity can offer in full harmony with the best that nature offers, with the possibility of being able to share all these things with anyone who wants a quiet place amongst nature.
Having the chance to also acquire a business included, with two decades of existence, it offers to Equestrian enthusiasts in the region, horseback riding, breeding, riding lessons, and training of these magnificent animals, “The horse” on the of 40 m x 20 m manege.
The upper floor of this building is currently used as storage and hay storage for the less fertile seasons of the year, being completely in open space of its 150 m2, allowing without great effort the creation of 5 independent Ensuite Bedrooms to host guests wishing to enjoy a season in this rural environment close to nature. (Projects subject to approval by the competent authorities). This property is located in a region of many and wonderful natural surprises throughout the year and there are always things to explore and discover.
Just 4 Km from the town but in the countryside, you can effortlessly find local delicacies and establishments with famous specialities of this region of Portugal, as well as having the company of one of the largest character and intelligence Portuguese dog breed, purely the “Serra da Estrela”, with grazing genes, this animal is known by its protector spirit and the strength to face the wolves who often used to taunt the flocks of sheeps in the midst of the Mountain.
The property is Freehold, with mains electrics just outside, septic pits and private drainage, telecommunications just awaiting connection, about 4 Km from the city of Covilhã, where you can find all the amenities of a modern city like Supermarkets, Markets, Hospitals, Banks, Shopping Centres, etc.
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Interested buyers, further enquiries and appointments to view via the agents. Contact details below.
- Close to Town
- Countryside Views
- Fully Fenced
- Mountain Views
- Outdoor BBQ/Kitchen
- Own Lake
- Own Water
- Potential Holiday Letting Business