FOR SALE: LUXURY & MODERN COUNTRY HOME / VILLA IN MINHO, PORTUGAL
Fall in love with this unique paradise and its two pools! Surrounded by the beautiful Rio Ave valley, a deep green scenery, in the heart of nature and under blue skies, you can find the perfect balance between modern and traditional, within its architecture and structure.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Sande Vila Nova, near the town of Guimarães, district of Braga, in Portugal. 5km (3.1 miles) from the A11 Highway, being perfectly placed between Guimarães (10km/6.2miles) and Braga (15km/9.3miles).
Four complete en-suites (with walk-in-closets), three of them with direct connection to the garden, private balconies and mezzanine; a large and bright office space with access to the garden; six bathrooms (one half bathroom, one by the indoor swimming pool and one in each en-suite); closed garage with space for three cars, plus 15 parking spaces (or more) in the stone paved driveways of the property; two swimming pools (a heated pool indoors, and a second outdoor swimming pool); several gardens; different cultivation areas (at present providing blueberries, and several fruit trees); automated sprinklers for all gardens and cultivated land; a waterhole 100 meters deep; two water wells with electric pumps connected to the automated sprinkler system; two water tanks, one of them in a beautiful artificial waterfall; a huge outbuild house with two floors, kitchen, bathroom, cellar and where construction has started for three en-suites on the first floor; walk-in-fridge; greenhouse; and a large allotment area; annexes for storage; two automatic gates; excellent sun exposure (south and west facing) throughout the year; all of this in quiet and private neighbouring surroundings.
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Located in Vila Nova de Sande, town of Guimarães, district de Braga, in the core of green Minho, this villa / property is situated in a tranquil area, with excellent potential for living, holidays, second family home or as an event space, green tourism, any type of hotel/restaurant businesses. With a total of 15.117 m2, the villa has a blueberry production field across over 7.000 m2.
The property has the perfect sun exposure, since it’s placed in a slight incline. It completely faces south/west, where beautiful views and privacy can be enjoyed.
Easy access: located near the village of Caldas das Taipas, off the main road, the property is at a distance of only 10km (6.2 miles) from Guimarães and 15km (9.3 miles) from Braga.
The main house was purpose built to contemporary architecture, its design is focused on brightness and light, with large spaces and top of the range materials and finishes. It includes four en-suite bedrooms, every single one with its own walk-in-closet. Three of them are in an independent bedroom area, with direct access to the garden. Another one is located on the first floor, with a private balcony and mezzanine that could work as a function room or office.
In the main property you can also find a wide and bright office space, next to the front entrance of the house, and an indoor heated pool that connects to the huge living/dining space, lounge, and the garden. It has a lot of storage space, a large pantry and a laundry room next to the island kitchen.
It also includes an indoor garage for three cars, with In the main property you can also find a wide and bright office space, next to the front entrance of the house, and an indoor heated pool that connects to the huge living/dining space, lounge, and the garden. It has a lot of storage space, a large pantry and a laundry room next to the island kitchen. It also includes an indoor garage for three cars, with additional storage.
In the central area of the villa, accessed by a second automatic gate, you can find a beautiful stone driveway, in a stunning romantic style, framed by street lamps along its way, which allows for the entrance and parking of many vehicles separately from the entrance of the main house.
At the end of the internal driveway you will find the annex house, built in regular granite stone, with a cellar, a wine press; a large kitchen and wood burning stove. This place is perfect for parties and events. The cellar and kitchen space can be adapted to be a great dining room/restaurant. On the first floor construction has been started for three en-suite bedrooms. In front of the stone house you’ll find the outdoor pool surrounded by outside seating, nearing the romantic driveway.
The blueberry farm, of about 7.000 m2, is currently in a good state of conservation and production. It allows for harvesting of five to seven tons of this delicious juicy fruit. This whole area is served by automatic sprinkler systems, a waterhole, two wells with pumps, a fridge chamber and a greenhouse, which are perfect for agricultural purposes.
This property has incredible potential to keep the fruit farm running with great results; to develop rural tourism and wide event areas, to develop holiday trends like glamping or luxury senior living. The possibilities are endless.
The main house could benefit from some improvements in the climatization and dehumidifying systems, as well as in the pool heating, water system and new appliances.
Because of its incredible sun exposure, the property is the perfect candidate for installation of photovoltaic and solar panels to generate electricity and heating.
There is also the possibility, if you’re interested, in an agreement of a project for tourist and architectural development, created for the property by the current owners, as well as a bespoke registered brand: Green Sande Village.