4 months ago

5 beds Villa Foz do Arelho, Leiria

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€ 895,000


This stunning property is nestled on the hill of the lagoon in Foz do Arelho on the Silver Coast. The property has been, planned, designed and built to take full advantage of the surrounding views and environment. A luxuriously built home with thought and care being given to making this property extremely energy efficient. The property consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, beautifully designed main living area, all on a 1200sqm lot that has been designed for ease of maintenance. There is also a in-ground swimming pool and large terraces and patio areas. In detail... Access to the property is via an electric sliding gate. The driveway, that is finished with the lovely Calçada tiles, evident throughout Portugal, sweeps up to a large parking section where the area immediately adjacent to the home has been covered to create a spacious car port and allows an always dry area to unload directly into the main area of the home. You enter the property through a unique and custom designed front door with inset glass panels, into the main hallway which gives access to the first level of the home. Level 1 – Upper Floor From the hallway you can go straight through to the living room or left to the kitchen or access the stairs leading to the next level. The upper floor has been very cleverly designed to provide an open plan living area, but with the well thought out placement of a dividing wall the living area is separated from the kitchen, providing distinct areas, while still allowing an open aspect and providing views to the lagoon from the huge picture windows. The kitchen is flooded with natural light from the patio doors leading to the outside sitting area directly off the kitchen and also from the picture windows in the living room, making this a light and extremely pleasant area to prepare food and entertain without feeling isolated from your guests. The patio directly off the kitchen has been partly covered and is paved in non slip tiles. There is a lovely outdoor seating area here again with views over the lagoon and with a large area, providing a beautiful spot for entertaining. The first thing you notice in the kitchen is the fabulous and large centre island. The island has an inset sink with mixer tap over and a glass induction hob with an attractive stainless steel extractor fan over. There is also an integral dishwasher. On the side of the island closest to the patio doors is a very useful and convenient breakfast bar. There are a range of wall and base units that have been finished in high gloss with a white and mocha colour scheme. There is an eye level integral oven and microwave as well as a fridge freezer. The floors are finished in top quality, hard wearing wood. To the left of the kitchen is a comfortable seating area. This has again been very well thought out by the current owners who use this as a seating area Allowance has been made for future owners who may wish to extend the kitchen, to do so into this area without interrupting the flow and design of the home. As you move through to the lounge and dining area you cannot help but be immediately drawn to the huge picture windows and the views beyond to the lagoon. You will also be impressed with the size of the living space here. Again when entertaining the space is designed to allow you to cook and entertain without feeling isolated from your guests. In the lounge/dining area an ultra efficient wood burning stove has been installed and this provides heat to the whole room. From the inner hallway as you enter the property are a set of stairs that lead down to the mid level of the villa. Middle Level... On this level is a good sized utility room that also provides an additional kitchen area with a range of units and an inset sink with mixer tap over. There is an obscured glass panel door to an outside terrace. The hook up for the washing machine and tumble dryer is also found in this room. Off the utility room is an additional room that houses the hot water system for the villa. This is run by solar panels and a Roca air source heat pump. This is a very efficient method of providing hot water to the villa as hot water is pumped to all bathrooms with each having a separate switch, ensuring there is hot water at the right pressure in all bathrooms even if there are more than one shower running at a time. The main unit for the Central Vacuum system is also found in this area. The final room on this level is used by the current owners as a second lounge. It has a full opaque glass wall at one end and patio doors at the other. This is a great room to escape to if you need some peace and quiet and would also make an additional bedroom were it needed. It should be noted that this room was originally designed as a garage, however as the home has a lot of storage rooms throughout the current owners decided to make better use of this room for their needs. However by taking out the glass wall and putting in a garage door it could again be utilized as a garage Also on this level is a beautifully appointed bathroom with a sink set onto a vanity unit with mixer tap over, a toilet and a good size shower unit. The bathroom is fully tiled. Stairs finished in chrome and granite lead down to the ground floor of the villa. Ground Floor... On the inner hallway of the ground floor is a large set of built in cupboards, an ideal place for additional storage, linen and bedding. The floors in the hallway on this level are finished in stone tile. The first bedroom has wooden floors patio doors that open to the outside terrace and pool, wood floors and built in wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom has a sink set onto a vanity unit with a mixer tap over, toilet and shower cubicle. The bathroom is fully tiled. The master bedroom has wooden floors and two sets of patio doors to outside terraces and the swimming pool. There is a large walk in closet with plenty of space for hanging clothes and a good number of built in drawers. The master ensuite has two sinks set onto a vanity unit, bidet, toilet and full bath with shower off taps. The bathroom is fully tiled. Bedroom three has wooden floors, patio doors to the outside terrace and pool area. The ensuite bathroom has a toilet, sink set on a vanity unit and a large walk in shower unit. Bedroom four has wooden floors, patio doors that lead to the outside terraces. The ensuite bathroom has a sink set onto a vanity unit, toilet and bidet and a full walk in shower. There is an additional area on this floor that has been utilized by the present owners as a gym, however again this is a room that could lend itself to other uses such as an office, a hobby room, or a quiet reading room. The floor in this area has been finished in a soft matting. It should be noted that all fittings in the bathrooms and bedrooms are luxurious and a great deal of thought and consideration has been given to colour schemes throughout. All the bedrooms have large patio doors leading to the pool and terrace area. Outside... The property has clearly been designed and positioned to take full advantage of the fabulous views over the Obidos Lagoon from every point. The garden has been created to make it attractive while at the same time requiring a minimum of maintenance. There is a full automatic watering system and the water for the outside garden runs off a reduced tariff water metre. The 10 x 4 swimming pool has been positioned so that it benefits from full sun all day. The surrounding area to the pool has been finished with non slip tiles to create a large patio area giving plenty of space for sun loungers and chairs. There is an air source heat pump that heats the pool during the winter months. An opaque glass wall has been installed to the lagoon side of the pool, reducing breezes that may come from the sea and the lagoon. The swimming pool is tiled, has LED lights and a roll away thermal cover. A few steps down from the terrace is a store room where you will find the pump and equipment for the pool and th


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