4 Bed House for sale

Lousã, Coimbra, Portugal



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2


  • Access To River
  • Detached
  • Garage
  • Walk to Cafe

Full Description

Are you looking for your dream home in Central Portugal? We are delighted to present this attractive four bedroom riverside cottage located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to a stunning river beach known locally as The Gorge near Serpins. This property offers the unique opportunity to live at one with nature; imagine sitting on your terrace with the sound of the river flowing gently in the background! This property has been renovated to a very high standard but retains much of the original character creating a warm and welcoming family home.

*The land at this property has been estimated to be 1800m2. The owners are in the process of having this confirmed by a Topographical survey and the results will be notarised and added to the property documentation.

The property currently consists of:

4 Bedrooms (2 currently in use as studies)

Lounge/ diner


Entrance Hall / Boot-room

2 Bathrooms

Covered terrace

Private courtyard



Gardens and off road parking

River views

Access to the property is via an unpaved track which leads on to the river beach. The track is rarely used and there is little passing traffic.

There are three separate entrances to the property; the primary entrance is down an attractive, paved driveway with off road parking. The current owners have designed the outdoor areas to include a combination of natural rock formations with retaining stone walls surrounding pretty grassed terraces with mature Olives and Citrus trees, enhancing the external appeal of this property. A gated entrance leads into a covered terrace, featuring the original stone walls and bread oven, a clear indication of the age and character of this wonderful house. The covered terrace leads directly into the main house; the open plan design offers a real wow factor!

On entering the property you will find a farmhouse style kitchen (3.7m x 7m) with vaulted wooden ceilings, slate style floor tiles and double patio doors leading out to a fabulous covered terrace with space for a BBQ and dining table. The terrace overlooks agricultural land to the rear of the property which leads down to the river. As you relax on the terrace listening to the river flowing in the distance, the only neighbours you are likely to hear will be the visiting birds and wildlife. A mature, climbing Wisteria, orange and lemon trees enhance the beauty of the terrace which also has extensive views over the surrounding countryside.

The kitchen has been designed with a combination of rustic wooden base and wall units with granite worktops, a double sink, gas hob, electric oven and breakfast bar. An arched wall divides the kitchen from the stunning open plan lounge (9m x 6m). Vaulted wooden ceilings and wooden floors create a warm and comfortable living room with spaces created for a dining table, TV area and seating in front of the central wood burning fire. Large, double glazed windows with internal wooden shutters flood the room with natural light and offer views towards the river and countryside to the rear of the property. A mezzanine floor above the bedroom at the back of the lounge offers an extra space for accommodation or useful storage. The first floor bedroom (3.7m x 2.3m) is currently in use as a study but also has space for a single bed. Next door there is a small bathroom with a sink and WC.

Stairs lead down to the ground floor which includes a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The main bedroom (3.7m x 6m) has original, thick stone walls which retain the heat during the colder winter months and keep the room cool during the warmer summer months. Arched patio doors lead out to a pretty private, cobbled courtyard; a mature, climbing Jasmine frames the doorway and a further selection of flowering plants, herbs, shrubs and fruit trees add to the natural beauty of the area.

The family bathroom (3.2m x 1.9m) is located between the bedrooms and includes a mosaic tiled, walk-in shower, vanity unit with storage and a WC. The second ground floor bedroom (3.8m x 3.3m) has an attractive arched window with views over the private courtyard. The spacious hallway (1.5m x 6m) includes useful fitted wardrobes; a door from the hall leads out to the covered barn, currently used as a workshop.

Returning upstairs to the lounge an arched stone doorway opens into the front entrance hall (3m x 3.5m). This room provides storage for boots and coats, and a great space for drying off after a winter walk! From this room you can enter the main house, with the front door leading out to an attractive, tiled terrace and steps up to the track above the house. Stairs from the entrance hall lead down to the fourth bedroom (3.4m x 3.5m), currently in use as a second study. A further door leads through to an internal garage (4m x 5m) with access to the large covered barn (5m x 8m) to the rear of the property. This space offers a wonderful opportunity to create an art studio or workshop; alternatively, with the correct planning permission this space could be adapted to increase the current accommodation.

The property is fitted throughout with quality double glazed windows and patio doors. Heating is provided by a central wood burning fireplace. Bottled gas provides hot water and gas for the hob. The property has mains water and is fitted with a Fosse system for sanitation. Fibre internet and 4G are both connected.

A track to the side of the property provides access to the garage and barn/workshop and further off-road parking. There is a property next door but the house is unoccupied and currently only in use as a holiday home.

We are certain that this house will generate a great deal of interest. Riverside properties of this style and quality, situated in such a uniquely, beautiful area will always be in high demand. Don't miss the opportunity own this piece of paradise in the beautiful Central Portuguese countryside.

Within walking distance of the house you will find the natural river beach known locally as The Gorge where you can swim in crystal clear water, picnic by the riverside, canoe or for the more adventurous, an opportunity to rock climb or explore the local area hiking and mountain biking along the many woodland tracks. The area is a haven for birdlife; regular visitors include Herons, Cormorants, Kingfishers and many more.

The large village of Serpins is approximately10 minutes away by car and provides all your daily requirements with its cafes, bars, post office, mini-market, petrol station, weekly fish market and indoor sports hall. There are a number of river beaches in the area offering safe, fresh water swimming pools during the warm summer months. The local restaurants provide an opportunity to sample traditional Portuguese cuisine at reasonable prices. The area is very popular with rural tourism, attracting visitors in search of the natural peace and beauty of the area. A regular bus service connects the area to the main local market towns of Lousa, Vila Nova de Poiares and the famous University City of Coimbra which is an easy 45 minute drive. This vibrant City offers plenty for visitors, with its many historic sites, cobbled streets and thriving cafe culture.

Porto: 1.5 hours

Lisbon: 2. 5 hours

Coast: 1 hour 15 minutes


PRICE: 199,500€

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Not furnished
House 292 sq. m
Land Size m2: 292
Floor: 0 / 2
Year built: 1950



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Not furnished
House 292 sq. m
Land Size m2: 292
Floor: 0 / 2
Year built: 1950
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