Sympathically renovated house in the mountain village of Liboreiro only 3 kms from the pretty riverside town of Gois and only 20 minutes drive to either Arganil or Lousa. From the large entrance hall with cloak cupboards on the ground floor are two double bedrooms both with ensuite facilities and walk in closets. The staircase leads up to the first floor where there is an office area with a fold down single bed with bedside cabinet, vanity shelf and mirror, next to a cloakroom and utility room with washbasin. W.C and washing machine. There is a large well appointed open living room with 2 leather sofas, TV ( both UK and Portuguese), DVD and CD players with a selection of DVD's and CD's. There is a dining table with seating for 6, coffee table, a woodburning stove and electric radiator. The kitchen is well appointed with cooker, microwave, coffee maker, fridge/freezer and other essential equipment. The small terrace to the rear and large terrace at the front both have patio furniture for outdoor dining, umbrellas and with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside .The pretty walled garden at the rear has an outside kitchen with built in BBQ, sink unit and bread oven with table and chairs for al fresco dining and loungers for sunbathing. The utility room with WC and washbasin is on the first floor. There is a selection of books, games and wi fi connection. The kitchen has all the requirements for self catering, gas/electric cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and fridge/freezer. There is a travel cot and childs feeding chair available should they be required.
This property is well appointed as it was the owners holiday home where friends and family enthused over the clean pure air, magnificent scenery and the lack of noise and light pollution.
You can watch the sun rise while breakfasting on the terrace at the rear of the property and watch the sun set from the front terrace. Both terraces have wonderful views over the landscape.
The garden is secure so that children cannot wander and has a colourful array of plants and trees.
This is a no smoking and no pets accommodation.
Liboreiro is an old mining village and is made up of stone and schist houses, some unoccupied and some still lived in by the old Liboreirons and some occupied by young couples moving back to renovate and appreciate the area.
You can walk (5 minutes) to one end of the village and take the newly built marble steps to the Font where you can fill your water bottles with the crystal clear spring water or walk 5 minutes in the other direction to the church where you can picnic under the huge old oak trees.
The Romans came to this area centuries ago for its rich mineral deposits to extract gold, silver and lead and the caves can still be found in the surrounding hillsides.
Liboreiro offers the peace and quiet of the mountain but only 4 kms down to Gois and you have a supermarket, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, the best of both worlds. It is only a five minute drive for freshly baked rolls for breakfast.
Just wander around the medieval market town of Gois, with narrow cobbled streets and a lovely market square, stroll along the riverside walk and see the fish swimming in the clear waters, take the children to play on the sandy beach and paddle in the shallow waters or swim in the deeper pools. Around the town you can see several important heritage sites including the Museum. Both the natural landscape and the unique cultural features have much to offer the visitor by way of interest and recreation.
Coimbra less than an hours drive away offers all the facilities, activities and culture of this ancient city which was once the capital of Portugal. Close by is the impressive Roman encampment of Conimbriga, with extensive artefacts and buildings, which is still being excavated, with a visitors centre and very good restaurant.
If you wish to wander further afield there is Figuera de Foz only just over an hours drive away and is the finest seaside resort in Central Portugal with 50 kms of beaches. The golf course at Montebelo is again just over an hours drive and you can find details on their website www.golfemontebelo.pt . In the winter there is skiing in the Serra do Estrela mountains at Torre ski resort with a range of blue and red runs and one black run. There is fishing in the local rivers and a permit is cheap and easy to obtain. There is also gokarting, a swimming pool and ten pin bowling at Vila Nova de Poiares less than 30 minutes drive away where you will also find more restaurants and cafe bars.
You can fly into either Porto or Lisbon airports with several airlines and most major car hire companies are there and good motorway roads bring you almost all the way.