Beautiful 5 Bedroom Villa in Portugal
Beautiful 5 Bedroom Villa in Portugal
Euroresales Property ID- 9825365
Charming villa located 500 meters from the beach (Praia das Maҫãs) in the Colares region, close to the historic center of Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and not far from the vibrant and cultural capital of Portugal, Lisbon.
This beautiful villa includes a two-level house with five bedrooms on a large lot of 1775 square meters that has a two-car garage, large swimming pool with a full bathroom nearby, and flower and vegetable garden.
Built in 1982 and completely remodeled last year, on the ground floor the house has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with an ocean view, full bathroom and two bedrooms with windows facing the garden and the pool.
The dining room and kitchen open up to an inviting terrace and the barbecue grill area. There is a large entry hall with an elegant staircase leading to the upper level hallway.
Here on one side there is a suite with a balcony facing the pool area and on the opposite side there are two bedrooms with large balconies with ocean view and bathroom.
The bedrooms have built-in closets and there is a large storage area in the upper level. Central heating is installed in the house and there is a wood burning fireplace in the dining room.
The property has video intercom system, automatic gates and electric blinds. Also included in this charming property are solar panels for electricity production, heat pump for water heating and automatic irrigation for the entire garden with water from a borehole.
Prime location in walking distance to four beaches (Praia das Maҫãs, Praia Pequena, Praia Grande and Azenhas do Mar) and main services, along with excellent roads and convenient public transportation to Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon.
About the Area:
The village of Praia das Maҫãs (Apple Beach) where the property is located has a large sandy beach at the mouth of the river which gives it its name: as the story goes, during the autumn, the river would carry with it apples from the farms it ran through, thus giving the beach its name. Around the sandy beach area, a number of commercial venues have been established, from restaurants, cafés and bars to local crafts shops, post office, pharmacy, bakery, grocery stores, and fish market. In addition to the beach, one of the area’s attractions is the centenary tram ride from Apple Beach to Sintra's Museum of Modern Art.
Apple Beach began to spring up at the end of the 19th century, however, man has roamed these parts since pre-historic times and left behind various traces and materials from the Chalcolithic Age. On the left bank of the mouth of the River Maçãs, on a mound known as Alto da Vigia, there used to be a temple dedicated to the sun and the moon. From the end of the beach in Apple Beach one can have a pleasant walk to two other beaches: Praia Pequena (Small Beach) and Praia Grande (Big Beach). As the name suggests, Praia Grande is the largest beach along the Sintra coastline and its magnificent steep cliffs, make this beach a delightful spot at any time of year. It is a chosen destination for many surfers and bodyboarders from around the world and it hosts some of the most important national and international championships in these sports. Dinosaur footprints dating back 170 million years can be found in one of the cliffs of Praia Grande.
This property is also in walking distance to the picturesque village of “Azenhas do Mar” that boasts a stunning location where houses are perched on the side of a cliff all the way down to the sea. Because of the amazing views that it offers, it remains a popular tourist destination in both winter and summer.
The advertised villa is in the civil parish (freguesia) of Colares that includes besides Praia das Maҫãs and Azenhas do Mar many other interesting villages and sites like the westernmost point on the European mainland “Cabo da Roca. This lies within the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais and is one of the points of interest on the walking trails that can be followed along the coast. Colares as a wine region is also centuries old. It is the westernmost demarcated region of continental Europe and the smallest still-wine producing region in Portugal. The Colares cooperative winery is the place where you can taste and purchase the genuine Colares wines.
If you enjoy to live by the sea in a quiet and beautiful area and still close to the main attractions in Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon, this villa in Apple Beach is the ideal home.
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