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A Slice of Rural Village Life in Very Central Portugal

37,000 € - 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom - 350 m² built/3,350 m² - borehole, wells, cisterns - about 5km from Poiares and 30km from Coimbra.

This place requires a lot of work, a major reno, but there is enough space there for another bathroom, more bedrooms; it also looks kind of livable while renos are going on. Kind of. It looks like it has some half decent land and is also in a small village, so you get both flavours. I'm not recommending this one so much as liking that it gives a good glimpse into an old-school, traditional Portuguese rural village home. My imagination easily conjures up the elderly couple who held on in this place, letting maintenance slide as they got older, quietly bitter that the kids and grandkids don't visit so much anymore. Would it kill them to come out and clean the cisterns? Then they passed away or, perhaps, moved to long-term care, and now the place stands empty.

Advertised by Imobiliária Santa Cruz. Found, as always, on idealista:

"Village house w / 2 bedrooms, living room, several divisions, ground floor cellar, storage house, oven. Fireplace kitchen, patio, poultry, corral and garage, it has an attached land of about 3000m2, with a borehole, 2 wells and water tanks, a very calm and quiet place about 5km from Poiares and 30km from Coimbra...

  • 2 floors

  • 350 m² built, 349 m² floor area

  • T2

  • 1 bathroom

  • Land plot of 3,350 m²

  • Terrace

  • Balcony

  • Fireplace

  • Parking space included in the price

  • Second hand/needs renovating

  • Storeroom

  • Orientation North, South, East, West

  • Built in 1950

  • Individual heating

  • Energy efficiency rating: E (229 kWh/m² year)

  • Garden"

Click on the right-hand side of the images below for a slideshow. Sometimes the arrow doesn't show up very well.

Location, location, location

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Looks like there is a pretty big business park in the area, which is handy.

Also, Rio Alva is in the vicinity, which is always nice when you are this far away from the coast.

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