3 Bedroom Villa in Sintra

Casa dos Três Caminhos is set amongst small fields, forests, vineyards and discreetly landscaped homes at the edge of Ulgueira, a tiny old village of stone houses, at the border of the Cascais Sintra Natural Park, 15 minutes from Cascais and the Estoril Coast, and 20 minutes to the fairytale town of Sintra. Designed by Portuguese architect Raul Vieira (Grand Villa Real Hotel & Spa, Cascais), the house blends its highly finished classical Portuguese style with modern proportions and special attention to large spaces, openness and Light.The walled property consists of 2,100 square metres. The house has 412 sq m of constructed space. It is designated as a T3, with three full bedrooms, three baths plus guest lavatory. The house, stone-built, features under-floor heating, double-glazed windows, solar hot water, own irrigation well & pump, full lawn sprinkler system, central security system, remote operated car gate and garage doors plus state-of-art environmental, energy and telecommunications standards.• An Entrance Hall, leading through glass doors, with a view of the gardens, directly into the salon,• A large sunny Salon (41 sq meters) with high ceilings, large marble fireplace and paned glass doors leading onto:• A large Covered Terrace (18 sq meters) for dining and leisure overlooking the lawns, surrounding trees and western sunsets.• A bright Dining Room (21 sq meters) with floor to ceiling windows, leading through an arch to the:• Fully equipped English-style, wood-furnished country Kitchen (16 sq meters) with all appliances, a center cooking/eating island, marble countertops and ancient stone sink, among decorative highlights. A large Pantry/Larder (17 sq meters) lies directly downstairs from the kitchen.• A Laundry Room (5.5 sq meters) leading onto a side-enclosed multi-purpose Terrace (15 sq meters) with an iron gate to the lawn and gardens.Bedroom One: The master bedroom (25 sq metres,) reached by a wooden staircase, occupies its own 'tower' suite, with a generous veranda and French windows overlooking the lawns, forest, Atlantic horizon and Western sunset. A large, finished alcove lies off the bedroom and can be used as a walk-around wardrobe area, or as a sleeping area for very young children. Wood burning stove in addition to under-floor central heating.Bedroom Two: Large suite (22 sq meters) with Eastern light, large built-in wardrobes and full luxury bathroom.Bedroom Three: The lower bedroom is in fact a small living Studio Suite (33 sq m) with a sitting/lounge area, full bath and equipped kitchenette. It also has a private entrance from the outside terraceOffice/Studio/Bedroom: Originally intended as a fourth bedroom, this corner office with bright Southern and Western exposure measures 22 sq. meters. French doors open onto a covered private terrace overlooking the lawn and trees. Wood burning stove in addition to central heating.Lower Level: (119 sq metres) presently consists of a large garage that can accommodate three cars, plus a large storage area and a 20 sq m workshop/studio. This raw space can be easily re-configured for any purpose, including additional living area.The Gardens: The lawns, garden beds, orchards, herb garden and vegetable farm are fertile and mature, with a variety of trees and flowering shrubs affording much privacy in addition to their beauty. The vegetable farm area, enclosed by wooden gates and a stone walls was originally a raspberry farm and also has a running kennel fence, currently occupied by egg- laying chickens but ample for many domestic animals.There is a long sunny, cobble-stoned terrace along the Southern wall of the house, adjoining the fruit tree orchard, both areas perfect for afternoon sun taking.



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