5 Bed House for sale

Caldas da Rainha, Leiria, Portugal

£803,267

 [€895,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5

Full Description

This stunning property is nestled on 'the hill of the lagoon' in Foz do Arelho on the Silver Coast. The property has been planned, designed and built to take full advantage of the surrounding views and environment. A luxuriously built home with thought and care being given to making this property extremely energy efficient. The property consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, beautifully designed main living area, all on a 1200m2 lot that has been designed for ease of maintenance. There is also a in-ground swimming pool and large terraces and patio areas.
In detail …
Access to the property is via an electric sliding gate. The driveway, that is finished with the lovely Calcada tiles, evident throughout Portugal, sweeps up to a large parking section where the area immediately adjacent to the home has been covered to create a spacious car port and allows an always dry area to unload directly into the main area of the home.
You enter the property through a unique and custom designed front door with inset glass panels, into the main hallway which gives access to the first level of the home.
Level 1 – Upper Floor
From the hallway you can go straight through to the living room or left to the kitchen or access the stairs leading to the next level.

The upper floor has been very cleverly designed to provide an open plan living area, but with the well thought out placement of a dividing wall the living area is separated from the kitchen, providing distinct areas, while still allowing an open aspect and providing views to the lagoon from the huge picture windows.

The kitchen is flooded with natural light from the patio doors leading to the outside sitting area directly off the kitchen and also from the picture windows in the living room, making this a light and extremely pleasant area to prepare food and entertain without feeling isolated from your guests.

The patio directly off the kitchen has been partly covered and is paved in non slip tiles. There is a lovely outdoor seating area here again with views over the lagoon and with a large area, providing a beautiful spot for entertaining.

The first thing you notice in the kitchen is the fabulous and large centre island. The island has an inset sink with mixer tap over and a glass induction hob with an attractive stainless steel extractor fan over. There is also an integral dishwasher. On the side of the island closest to the patio doors is a very useful and convenient breakfast bar. There are a range of wall and base units that have been finished in high gloss with a white and mocha colour scheme. There is an eye level integral oven and microwave as well as a fridge freezer. The floors are finished in top quality, hard wearing wood.

To the left of the kitchen is a comfortable seating area. This has again been very well thought out by the current owners who use this as a seating area Allowance has been made for future owners who may wish to extend the kitchen, to do so into this area without interrupting the flow and design of the home.

As you move through to the lounge and dining area you cannot help but be immediately drawn to the huge picture windows and the views beyond to the lagoon. You will also be impressed with the size of the living space here. Again when entertaining the space is designed to allow you to cook and entertain without feeling isolated from your guests. In the lounge/dining area an ultra efficient wood burning stove has been installed and this provides heat to the whole room.

From the inner hallway as you enter the property are a set of stairs that lead down to the mid level of the villa.
Middle Level …
On this level is a good sized utility room that also provides an additional kitchen area with a range of units and an inset sink with mixer tap over. There is an obscured glass panel door to an outside terrace. The hook up for the washing machine and tumble dryer is also found in this room.

Off the utility room is an additional room that houses the hot water system for the villa. This is run by solar panels and a Roca air source heat pump. This is a very efficient method of providing hot water to the villa as hot water is pumped to all bathrooms with each having a separate switch, ensuring there is hot water at the right pressure in all bathrooms even if there are more than one shower running at a time.

The main unit for the Central Vacuum system is also found in this area.

The final room on this level is used by the current owners as a second lounge. It has a full opaque glass wall at one end and patio doors at the other. This is a great room to 'escape' to if you need some peace and quiet and would also make an additional bedroom were it needed. It should be noted that this room was originally designed as a garage, however as the home has a lot of storage rooms throughout the current owners decided to make better use of this room for their needs. However by taking out the glass wall and putting in a garage door it could again be utilized as a garage

Also on this level is a beautifully appointed bathroom with a sink set onto a vanity unit with mixer tap over, a toilet and a good size shower unit. The bathroom is fully tiled.

Stairs finished in chrome and granite lead down to the ground floor of the villa.
Ground Floor …
On the inner hallway of the ground floor is a large set of built in cupboards, an ideal place for additional storage, linen and bedding. The floors in the hallway on this level are finished in stone tile.

The first bedroom has wooden floors, patio doors that open to the outside terrace and pool, and built in wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom has a sink set onto a vanity unit with a mixer tap over, toilet and shower cubicle. The bathroom is fully tiled.

The master bedroom has wooden floors and two sets of patio doors to outside terraces and the swimming pool. There is a large walk in closet with plenty of space for hanging clothes and a good number of built in drawers. The master ensuite has two sinks set onto a vanity unit, bidet, toilet and full bath with shower off taps. The bathroom is fully tiled.

Bedroom three has wooden floors, patio doors to the outside terrace and pool area. The ensuite bathroom has a toilet, sink set on a vanity unit and a large walk in shower unit.

Bedroom four has wooden floors, patio doors that lead to the outside terraces. The ensuite bathroom has a sink set onto a vanity unit, toilet and bidet and a full walk in shower.

There is an additional area on this floor that has been utilized by the present owners as a gym, however again this is a room that could lend itself to other uses such as an office, a hobby room, or a quiet reading room. The floor in this area has been finished in a soft matting.

It should be noted that all fittings in the bathrooms and bedrooms are luxurious and a great deal of thought and consideration has been given to colour schemes throughout. All the bedrooms have large patio doors leading to the pool and terrace area.
Outside …
The property has clearly been designed and positioned to take full advantage of the fabulous views over the Obidos Lagoon from every point.

The garden has been created to make it attractive while at the same time requiring a minimum of maintenance. There is a full automatic watering system and the water for the outside garden runs off a reduced tariff water metre.

The 10 x 4 swimming pool has been positioned so that it benefits from full sun all day. The surrounding area to the pool has been finished with non slip tiles to create a large patio area giving plenty of space for sun loungers and chairs. There is an air source heat pump that heats the pool during the winter months. An opaque glass wall has been installed to the lagoon side of the pool, reducing breezes that may come from the sea and the lagoon. The swimming pool is tiled, has LED lights and a roll away thermal cover. A few steps down from the terrace is a store room where you will find the pump and equipment for the pool and the garden watering system.

There is a lovely gazebo on the terraced area offering shade from the sun.

Off the terrace is a large built in storage room that is perfect for storing patio furniture when you are absent from the property or over the winter months.

Immediately from the pool terrace is a small hedge providing privacy and then beyond that is a landscaped garden that has been finished with stone, rocks and shrubs and trees.

At the side of the villa there is a gravelled garden that has wooden steps leading to a decked area where there is a covered gazebo providing shade from the sun. Following this around to the rear you will find a children's play area and a further garden planted with various fruit trees.

This then leads around again to the front of the home completing the exceedingly well thought out flow of the house and gardens.

There is a large covered carport to the front of the home (this would lead directly to the garage should you decide to convert the room on the mid level back to being a garage). Off to the side of this area is a large storage room perfect for storing canoes and other equipment.
General Information/Energy Efficiency …………
This stunning home is set on a large lot with beautiful views over the Obidos Lagoon. The property is built in a modern style and can be utilized as a family home or as an investment property. The present owners have successfully let this property to provide a good level of income during the course of the holiday season.

The home is completely energy efficient with no expense being spared to make this property luxurious without any compromise on the efficiency of the energy systems.

The villa is fully fitted with underfloor heating on every level. Lighting that comprises subtle LED and low wattage has been installed making the cost of lighting the villa very efficient.

The double glazing throughout the property is of the highest grade and adds to the homes efficiency, reflected in it being rated with an energy efficiency rating of A+.

An air source heat pump and solar panels provide an abundance of hot water for the entire villa.
Location …
This villa is located in one of the most requested areas on the Silver Coast. The property is on the hill of the lagoon ideally placed between the stunning town and beaches of Foz do Arelho and the typically Portuguese and popular town of Nadadouro.

Between the two there are numerous restaurants, cafes and take aways. Also close by are a post office, chemist, several mini markets, butchers, schools, banks, multi banco machines, newsagents and much more.

Obidos Lagoon, which is a short walk away is very well know locally for it's bird life, including flamingoes and it's shellfish. Water sports are prevalent on the lagoon – there is an excellent sailing school where you can rent equipment by the day or week and where you can also take lessons in sailing, paddle boarding, surfing and all manner of water related activities.

Less than 10 minutes away is the town of Caldas da Rainha which provides an excellent shopping centre, a daily fruit and vegetable market and a weekly general market. There are hotels, entertainment venues and a beautiful central park that hosts many events and has a lovely and secure children??s play area.

The towns/villages and beaches of Obidos, Sao Martinho, Nazare and Alcobaca are also close by all offering multiple activities and places of interest to visit.

Less than half an hour away are the surf beaches at Peniche and Baleal. There are several Championship Golf Courses close by all designed with beautiful views over the ocean.

Transportation links are close by and Lisbon and Lisbon International airport is less than an hour away by car and if preferred there is an excellent bus service from Caldas da Rainha into Lisbon and the airport.
Summary …
The photos cannot adequately describe either the beautiful location of this villa or the quality and design of the building and fittings throughout. It is a property that really does need to be seen to appreciate it's true beauty.

It is a stunning family home, and as the present owners have confirmed can provide a very good level of income from rentals during the holiday season if used for investment purposes.

 
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