18th century property located in front of the Palace of the Viscondessa de Espinhal in the the district of Coimbra. This spacious property, with its many period features, is located in the town of Espinhal and was once owned by one of the Countesses staff.
The house was renovated approximately 30 years ago with most of the work being carried out on the roof and first floor. The original support beams and rafters are still in-situ and form the ground floor ceilings.
The main entrance is opposite the palace and takes you into hallway with terracotta floor tiles and traditional Portuguese wall tiles. At the end of the hall is a quarter landing leading upstairs to the first floor. The hall also has an arched doorway leading to the east elevation rooms with its oak and chestnut ceilings. This area also has a small bathroom and access to an old kitchen and on into the rear courtyard. The ground floor room on the west elevation can be accessed from the courtyard and also through the double doors on the Rua Firmino De Almeida. This is a large area with a shower room and WC. Again, there is a wonderful ceiling of oak rafters and a huge horizontal Chestnut support beam.
The private courtyard at the rear has metal entrance gates and a staircase leading to a small terrace just outside the old kitchen. Once inside the kitchen you pass through to the dining room with its open fire. From here, a doorway leads to the 1st floor corridor on the east side of the house. The large bathroom is on the your left and opposite is the staircase that takes you to the entrance hall. Just past the bathroom is the first of the bedrooms with its Georgian sliding sash window and high planked 18th century ceiling. Turning to your right you will find a second spacious bedroom facing the palace. Once again this room has sliding sash windows as do all the first floor rooms on the north and east elevations. Across from the bedroom is a storage room and stairs to the attic. By the side of the attic stairs is the third bedroom overlooking the courtyard and has fitted robes. At the end of the corridor is an arched doorway taking you into large lounge with its tiled floor and half tiled walls. This room has lots of natural light supplied by the large period window. There is a further room off the lounge that was used as a study but could become a bedroom or sitting room depending on personal choice.
The house has mains water, electricity, mains sewage and has approximately 250m2 of usable floor-space.
Character 18th century property
Located in historic zone
Original oak and chestnut beams
Georgian sash windows
Close to historic palace
Walking-distance to amenities
Excellent access to motorway network
Lots of space
Potential for separate apartment