Superb detached house set on one level with an indoor pool area. The pool opens onto an outside BBQ and lawn area via large sliding windows. The indoor pool area consists of a Turkish bath, toilet, storeroom and shower facilities.
The house is constructed in two parts (with the pool area described above in the centre) and both parts are connected by an indoor marble bridge. The floors are French oak throughout. The front part of the house comprises a large, open-plan, fully-equipped kitchen and spacious dining area opening out onto the outside BBQ built alongside the pool. There is a cosy “winter” living room complete with an attractive bar area (including sink facility and storage) and an open fire.
Adjacent to the living room there is a toilet and hallway with a spiral stairway leading up to the roof. Along the corridor is the laundry room and there are two ample-sized bedrooms further along the corridor, which is lined with fitted cupboards for storage.
The bathroom is in white marble with a jet powered bath and shower. Both bedrooms have access to the back garden. The far end of the house comprises a spacious office, large, master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and French windows opening onto a decking area with small secluded garden. The bathroom, decorated in green Venezuelan marble has a sunken bath and wet room. There are ample garden areas around the property with stunning views over the city, a formidable driveway and an open garage area to fit three cars.
There is a diesel central heating system in place, a private bore hole and garden sprinkler system. The house is not overlooked from any angle and is a quiet and peaceful retreat five minutes from the bustling city centre. The house is part of an enclosed condominium with an outdoor pool , tennis courts and recreation area, which has a monthly charge of 50 euros.
Guimarães is associated with the foundation and identity of the Portuguese nationality. In 1128, major political and military events that would lead to the independence and the birth of a new nation took place in Guimarães. As well as having all the amenities one would expect of a small city, Guimarães was Capital of Culture in 2012 and is host to an annual jazz festival as well as hosting many art and cultural events. Its historic town center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town in Europe. The city is one hour from Oporto and the airport.